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8/11/15Tuesday Roundup: Hibernia, Superloop, MRV, CENX (Telecom Ramblings)

I'm on the road today, so if anything interesting happens that I'm not talking about, that's why. In the meantime, here's some additional news from the start of the week that's worth a look. Hibernia Networks took another big step toward ending the dozen-year drought in new transatlantic cables. Hibernia Express has come ashore in Cork, [...]

6/9/15Ericsson Puts CENX to Work (Telecom Ramblings)

CENX won a high profile international customer for its Cortx offering this morning.  The Swedish giant Ericsson is integrating CENX's Cortx Service Orchestrator software into the company's managed services delivery platform in order to provide end-to-end visibility and monitoring. After starting out in the Ethernet Exchange business, CENX discovered that the real value lay not in who runs such [...]

11/20/14GEN14 Vendor Bytes: CENX, Wedge, Fujitsu, Transition Networks, Ciena (Telecom Ramblings)

Lots of news from the vendors this week, especially around Ethernet, SDN, and NFV given GEN14. Here's a quick look a few items I learned about at and around the event: More good news for CENX going into the holiday season. Their Cortx service orchestration has won another high profile, though also unnamed, customer contract. A Tier [...]

10/17/14Friday Bytes: Wolfe, CENX, Lumos, CenturyLink (Telecom Ramblings)

Zayo's IPO is today, and next week earnings season will kick off in earnest.  In the meantime, here's a Friday roundup of other news we didn't get to earlier this week: The Ethernet networking upstart Wolfe has expanded its footprint into Texas.  They've established two new points of presence, one in Austin at Data Foundry's Texas 1 [...]

9/17/14Wednesday Bytes: Zayo, tw telecom, Viawest, Highwinds, CENX (Telecom Ramblings)

Here's a quick look at some interesting news items from this week: Zayo has officially launched Transzact, the platform it has been working hard on since last winter. The portal will offer customers and the channel pricing and ordering 'anytime, anywhere', which given the extent of Zayo's infrastructure these days covers a lot of territory. With [...]

2/21/14Friday Bytes: CENX, Global Capacity, CyrusOne, Alpheus, UPN (Telecom Ramblings)

TGIF, here's a quick roundup of other news from this week that I didn't get to: CENX has landed a big customer for its Ethernet service orchestration software. They'll be providing a real-time performance and fault monitoring for an unnamed tier 1 mobile service provider. Today's backhaul networks are getting more complicated and difficult to manage. [...]

9/17/12CENX Gains Another Big Backer (Telecom Ramblings)

Carrier Ethernet Exchange specialist [company id='cenx'] has found itself yet another big name backer. Today they revealed that the Swedish-based vendor [company id="ERIC"] participated in their latest round of financing. Earlier this summer it was Verizon's investment arm along with Mesirow Financial that joined with the original trio of DCM< highland, and Wasatch. The Ethernet Exchange [...]

6/25/12Verizon, Mesirow Inject New Funding Into CENX (Telecom Ramblings)

[company id='cenx'] are announcing a new round of funding this morning, adding $9.5M to the company's coffers. They plan to use the new capital to fuel the next phase of growth powered by the ongoing industry transition from TDM to Ethernet. The new investment was led by Verizon Investments and Mesirow Financial Private Equity, with [...]

5/9/12Colo Bytes 5/9: Savvis, CENX, DBR360, PhoenixNAP, zColo, Equinix (Telecom Ramblings)

Time for a quick look at some recent news items from the colocation and interconnection markets - there's been lots of it. [company id="svvs"] won a renewal and expansion of its contract with FXall. The independent foreign exchange platform hosts its matching engine in Savvis' NJ2 data center in Weehawken. They'll be expanding their footprint to [...]

10/24/11Century Aluminum Company Earnings Estimate $CENX (Robert Weinstein Trading Blog)

Earnings Overview for Century Aluminum Company (CENX) By Robert Weinstein Century Aluminum Company (CENX) is scheduled to release last fiscal quarter's results after the closing bell on October 25, 2011. CENX trades an average of 1.8 million shares per day. Century Aluminum Company, through its subsidiaries, produces primary aluminum in the United States, Iceland, and internationally. The [...]

8/9/11CENX Dives Deeper Into Wireless Backhaul, Signs LightSquared (Telecom Ramblings)

The evolution of the Ethernet Exchange business continues, as we are seeing each of the early participants taking the idea in their own unique directions.  Today it was CENX's turn, as they unveiled the expansion of their wireless backhaul offering, as well as a major customer in LightSquared for whom they will be helping the [...]

7/25/11Century Aluminum Sees Q2 EPS of $0.25-0.27 vs. $0.40 Est (Phil’s Stock World)

Courtesy of Benzinga Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ: CENX) estimates it will report second quarter net income of $23 to $25 million ($0.23 to $0.25 per basic and diluted share), which result will include the impact of the unabsorbed costs and restart expenditures at [...]

6/30/11CENX To Move Into 60 Hudson (Telecom Ramblings)

Carrier Ethernet Exchange protagonist [company id="cenx"] and Zayo's zColo division have signed an agreement under which CENX will deploy its platform at the critical 60 Hudson Street datacenter in New York City.  It's one of the most-connected buildings in the world, and will give CENX easy access to hundreds of operators of all stripes. zColo of [...]

6/12/11Top Trade Ideas for the Week of June 13, 2011: Bonus Idea (Wall Street Sector Selector)

Here is your Bonus Idea with links to the full Top 10: Century Aluminum, Ticker:$CENX Century Aluminum printed a bullish engulfing candle Friday two days after stalling a 30% fall. It has a Relative Strength Index (RSI) that is rising and a Moving...

3/21/11Ethernet Exchange Bytes: Verizon US Signal, Charter, Sidera (Telecom Ramblings)

The news from the flourishing Ethernet segment continues to flow, with three interesting items coming out of CompTel today. [company id="cenx"] won a big customer endorsement from none other than [company id='vz'].  Verizon was an early win for CENX, with the telecommunication giant testing out the new spread.  Well, apparently they liked it, because they are [...]

3/18/11Ethernet Roundup 3-18: IPNETZONE, XO, AboveNet, Neutral Tandem, Telx, CENX (Telecom Ramblings)

Lots of Ethernet-related news in the past few days: IPNETZONE went with [company id="xoho"] for nationwide Ethernet access for the MPLS Exchange Platform it launched last September.  XO has put enough money into the EoC market to have become one of its larger players, with services in forty or more markets via over 400 LSOs, and [...]

2/22/11Major Falls at NASDAQ Basic Materials Sector: (URRE, WRES, CENX, EXXI, ATPG) (Penny Stock DD)

Uranium Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ:URRE) went down by 1.97% and closed at $2.99 whereas overall traded volume stood at 2.61 million shares for the day as compare to its average volume stood at 4.55 million shares. The share price is highly sensitive as its beta value stands at 3.40 times till its last trading session. Warren Resources, [...]

2/16/11Aluminum Stocks Shine On Earnings Reports (CENX, NOR, AA, ACH, KALU) (

Two solid earnings results are helping put the spotlight on aluminum stocks today, giving the Aluminum Stocks Index a 3.6% jolt to the upside. Shares of Century Aluminum (CENX) are surging 7% aw the company posted a fourth-quarter profit after reporting a loss in the year-earlier period. California-based Century Aluminum said revenue rose to $316.9 million [...]

2/14/11NASDAQ Basic Materials Sector Hot Gainers: (IVAN, DPTR, CENX, BEXP, CPSL) (Penny Stock DD)

Ivanhoe Energy Inc. (USA) (NASDAQ:IVAN) moved up by 6.07% and closed at $3.32 whereas overall traded volume stood at 2.61 million shares for the day. The share price is highly reactive to market index as its beta value stands at 2.23 times till its last trading session. The current market price is 13.30% more than [...]

2/11/11Colo Bytes 2-11: i/o, QTS, Digital Realty, InterXion, Level 3, CENX, PAETEC (Telecom Ramblings)

Quite a bit of news lately in the colo segment that didn't have to do with telcos buying cloud capabilities: Yesterday, i/o Data Centers opened another facility in Phoenix, but this time it's not  a giant colocation center but rather a 221K square foot factory.  They're gearing up to build data center modules for their i/o [...]

2/7/11CENX Unveils Inter-Exchange Plans (Telecom Ramblings)

Today [company id='cenx'] made what I find to be an interesting addition to its Carrier Ethernet exchange model.  They introduced inter-exchange links, thus allowing a customer connected to one exchange point to connect directly to a customer connected at a geographically distinct exchange point.  That connectivity is not the interesting part, but rather it is [...]

2/6/11CENX Makes Mid-Winter CEO Switch (Telecom Ramblings)

Ethernet exchange pioneer [company id="cenx"] has appointed Herb Hribar as its new CEO.  Hribar has been around the block in the telecom executive world, with executive stints at Ameritech Wireless, Ameritech Europe, Sprint, Verio, Eircom, Cablecom, and Kabel Deutschland amongst others.  Other industry watchers have noted that much of this work took place at companies [...]

1/18/11CENX, CoreSite Partner Up For Ethernet Exchanges (Telecom Ramblings)

Ethernet exchange protagonist [company id="cenx"] has found itself a datacenter partner in newly public [company id="cor"].  This is more than a simple transaction for space and power, the two are collaborating on many levels.  CoreSite had considered building its own exchange capability, but chose this route instead in order to maintain focus on what it [...]

11/2/10Ethernet Exchange Roundup: CENX, Colt, Neutral Tandem, and AboveNet (Telecom Ramblings)

It's not often we get so much news on one subject in one morning, even for Ethernet Exchanges which have been hot for a year. [company id="cenx'] announced that it has reached 15 million Ethernet Service Locations served through its exchanges around the world.  That's just four months after it reached 10M, and suggests continued growth [...]

10/27/10Century Aluminum Slaughtered (CENX) (Benzinga)

Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ: CENX) is getting dropped on its proverbial head today, down more than 5% after reporting a loss of 18 cents per share in the third quarter yesterday. The company blamed the losses on higher power costs, and mark-to-market losses on forward contracts. CEO Logan Kruger was particularly bearish on the aluminum market going forward. "Global aluminum inventories remain high and economic activity in, and the state of finances of, developed regions remain a...

10/27/10Benzinga's Top Pre-Market NASDAQ Losers (GTXI, BWLD, CENX, PNRA) (Benzinga)

GTx Inc (NASDAQ: GTXI) dipped 9.09% to $2.90 in the pre-market session. GTXI has priced its public offering of 14,285,715 shares of its common stock at $2.80 per share. Buffalo Wild Wings Inc (NASDAQ: BWLD) lost 6.45% to $45.40 in the pre-market session. BWLD posted upbeat Q3 earnings. Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ: CENX) slipped 5.50% to $12.88 in the pre-market trading. CENX swung to Q3 loss. Panera Bread Company (NASDAQ: PNRA) fell 4.79% to $89.83 in the pre-market session. PNRA...

10/27/103Q Results For CENX Temporarily Pull Back (Benzinga)

Dahlman Rose has published a research report on Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ: CENX) after the company reported 3Q earnings results that were lower than expected and consequently Dahlman has lowered estimates. In the report, Dahlman Rose writes "Century Aluminum reported 3Q10 adjusted EPS of $0.03. This was below our estimate of $0.10 and the consensus estimate of $0.07. The company's revenues were higher than we expected, as the company's US production and premium over the LME cash...

10/26/10Century Aluminum Posts Heavy Loss Due to Hedging (CENX) (Benzinga)

Century Aluminum Co. (NASDAQ: CENX) reports Q3 earnings loss of $0.18 versus consensus of $0.08. Century Aluminum Co. reports revenues of $279.2 million versus consensus of $269.47 million. The company took a $12.2 million charge to earnings related to LME price protection options. Shipments of primary aluminum for the quarter totaled 147,216 tonnes compared with 146,245 tonnes in the year-ago quarter. Logan W. Kruger, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "Broad economic...

10/12/10Top 4 Stocks In The Aluminum Industry With The Highest Cash (AA, ACH, CENX, KALU) (Benzinga)

Below are the top aluminum stocks on the NYSE and the NASDAQ in terms of cash. Alcoa Inc (NYSE: AA) had $1.35 billion in total cash and $9.80 billion in total debt for the latest quarter. Aluminum Corporation of China Limited (NYSE: ACH) had $1.69 billion in total cash for the latest quarter. ACH's total debt stood at $10.18 billion in the same period. Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ: CENX) had $256.26 million in total cash for the latest quarter. Meanwhile, CENX's total debt for the...

10/11/10CENX Adds Four More Ethernet Exchanges (Telecom Ramblings)

Ethernet Exchange pioneer CENX today announced a significant expansion to its presence across three continents.  New exchanges have been opened in New Jersey, Miami, Hong Kong, and London.  The presence over in Newark complements the exchange over in New York, while Miami provides a gateway to South America.  The London exchange likely comes via the [...]

10/4/10CENX (Samurai Trader)

There weren't any breakouts to speak of, but we did have another one stock flash crash today. CENX was targeted. this drop and rise took just a couple of minutes, and the Nasdaq has rushed in to cancel all transactions below 11.61 (the horizontal line), meaning if your stop loss was at 11.62, you are SOL. Why 11.61? Because no trader in his right mind would have had a stop loss order below that. I guess I should quit complaining and get with the program, after all, if I could just get off my...

9/24/10So, Harvest Moon Right After Equinox Did the Trick! (EX-SKF)

and the Harvest Moon was accompanied by two majestic planets - Jupiter and Uranus. (For more on those astrological portents, read my other blog from Wednesday.) Congrats to longs, and congrats to anyone holding CENX without trailing stop. Those crooks aka market makers took away my shares when they so artificially slammed the stock yesterday at the open and take out my CENX at the lowest of the day. Hats off to Takeit on Yahoo board who predicted the gap and run for Friday. My own tell was...

9/23/10Top 4 Stocks In The Aluminum Industry With The Highest Cash (AA, ACH, CENX, KALU) (Benzinga)

Below are the top aluminum stocks on the NYSE and the NASDAQ in terms of cash. Alcoa Inc (NYSE: AA) had $1.35 billion in total cash and $9.80 billion in total debt for the latest quarter. Aluminum Corporation Of China Limited (NYSE: ACH) had $1.35 billion in total cash for the latest quarter. ACH's total debt stood at $9.37 billion in the same period. Century Aluminum Co (NASDAQ: CENX) had $256.26 million in total cash for the latest quarter. Meanwhile, CENX's total debt for the same...

9/20/10CENX for Aluminum Shortage Play? (EX-SKF)

(Well RIMM was a dud...) I bought a small position on CENX today, after seeing it was breaking out on a larger volume from a nice consolidation pattern that also has a MACD positive divergence. Then I just read this news at Kitco .com: "( Kitco News) -Harbor Intelligence looks for three-months aluminum to hit $2,400 per metric ton on the London Metal Exchange in the weeks ahead. Harbor cites expectations that Chinese output will fall, given two years of “negative economics for...

9/3/10CENX Looks to the Far East with China Telecom (Telecom Ramblings)

China Telecom Americas, which is the operating unit of [company id="cha"] in this part of the world, has hooked into CENX's Carrier Ethernet Exchange.  All year, CENX has been aggressively growing its partner base in order to achieve the scale necessary for a true liftoff.  Initially, China Telecom Americas will connect with CENX in Los [...]

7/27/10In Other News: CENX, NTT, Integra, i/o Datacenters (Telecom Ramblings)

When the larger competitive carriers report earnings, other news tends to get drowned out around here.  That can't be helped, but we can at least catch up.  Here are a few interesting items that have come up in the past few days: CENX added another puzzle piece to its Carrier Ethernet Exchange business in the form [...]

7/18/10Industry Spotlight: CENX’s Nan Chen (Telecom Ramblings)

Ethernet based products have seen rapidly accelerating growth across the sector over the past several years, which has in the past three quarters led to the public unveiling of a new business entity:  the Ethernet Exchange.  The first such exchange to go live was CENX, and the company has since reported rapid growth in the [...]

7/12/10CENX Adds a CEO (Telecom Ramblings)

CENX took another step forward today with the hiring of its first CEO, Sandy Brown.  Mr. Brown served previously in various executive roles at AT&T, including being behind the successful development and deployment of AT&T’s Carrier Ethernet services - which is obviously quite relevant experience when taking the helm at a Carrier Ethernet Exchange.  It [...]

6/7/10Intellifiber Joins CENX (Telecom Ramblings)

The Ethernet exchange movement continues to gain converts.  Today Intellifiber announced that it has joined CENX with an initial connection in New York.  Intellifiber has about just over 1000 on-net buildings, but the company brings some 100K buildings to the table which it can address with Ethernet-over-copper (EoC) technology.  Most of those are in the [...]

5/24/10CENX Surpasses 10M Mark (Telecom Ramblings)

Ethernet exchange operator CENX is continuing to see rapid growth in participation by carriers and service providers.  The latest milestone to be reached is 10 million Ethernet service locations, each of which is a unique physical address with a longitude and a latitude and all that. If it seems like just a short time ago [...]

4/13/10XO Joins CENX (Telecom Ramblings)

Following quickly on yesterday's European expansion, CENX has drawn another network operator into its carrier Ethernet Exchange.  Today [company id="xoho"] announced it has now connected to the community, bringing its extensive Ethernet footprint to the table.  XO has quite a bit of metro fiber and more than three thousand on-net buildings, but it also has [...]

4/12/10CENX, Interxion Bring Ethernet Exchange to Europe (Telecom Ramblings)

Interxion and CENX today announced they will be working together to develop a Pan-European Carrier Neutral Ethernet Exchange.  The initial node will open in London in June, followed soon thereafter by nodes in Paris and Amsterdam, with more to follow through the year.  CENX, of course, was the first to open the doors to such [...]

3/15/10Covad, CENX Make Ethernet Progress (Telecom Ramblings)

In further news coinciding with the beginning of CompTel, CENX and Covad offered updates on their Ethernet offerings. CENX announced that its Carrier Ethernet exchange has surpassed 5 accessible million locations, and they expect that number to double by the end of the second quarter.  That's an interesting metric that I'm sure we will be hearing [...]

1/25/10Level 3 Hooks Up At CENX (Telecom Ramblings)

[company id="lvlt"] announced this morning that it has connected to CENX, the Carrier Ethernet exchange started by Nan Chen of the Metro Ethernet Forum and opened for business in November.  The connection will allow Level 3 to service more customers more quickly than before, assuming of course that the exchange gains critical mass amongst network [...]

12/29/09Stock Alerts: United States Steel (NYSE:X), Alcoa (NYSE:AA), Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ:CEN... (Jutia Group)

My alert on a major overbought scenario on United States Steel (NYSE:X), Alcoa (NYSE:AA), Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ:CENX), Titanium Metals Corp. (NYSE:TIE) was issued yesterday. At that time, U.S Steel was trading at $57.48.  The title of the article which is shown below in its entirety was called "Metal Stocks Poised For [...]

12/29/09Stocks in Focus: United States Steel (NYSE:X), Alcoa (NYSE:AA), Titanium Metals (NYSE:TIE), Centu... (Jutia Group)

It has been a move for the history books.  Stocks like United States Steel (NYSE:X), Alcoa Inc (NYSE:AA), Titanium Metals Corp (NYSE:TIE) and Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ:CENX) soaring into the end of 2009 like a rocket ship headed for the stars.  Just in the last month or two, these metal stocks have [...]

11/4/09CENX Joins Ethernet Exchange Party (Telecom Ramblings)

Yesterday, the head of the Metro Ethernet Forum, Nan Chen, unveiled the Carrier Ethernet Neutral Exchange (CENX).  The startup, which has been under development for 5 years, aims to do the same thing as what Equinix is trying to do, i.e. serve as a neutral point of contact between the Ethernet services of multiple carriers.  [...]

9/2/09(CENX) Century Aluminum Sells Alumina, Bauxite Stake (Stock Blog Hub)

Century Aluminum Co. (CENX) recently sold its 50% joint venture interest in Gramercy Alumina LLC and St. Ann Bauxite Ltd. to Noranda Aluminum Holding Corp. In 2004, Century and Noranda formed a 50-50 partnership while acquiring Gramercy and St. Ann from Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corp. Noranda will now assume total control of these assets. Gramercy [...]

4/3/09A More Normal Market (Stock Assault 2.0 Blog)

I think we are seeing more normal market action even in the face of some bad unemployment numbers. Even though the market is hitting strong resistance, it is wanting desperately to break through and run. Those of you that took my little "elbow in the side" and took some CENX have most likely seen returns in excess of 50 percent. With a book value close to 20 dollars a share and rumors floating everywhere, we will see a large run up to earnings, unless the rumors pops open to truth before...

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