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What: Shares of chip maker PMC-Sierra
So what: While revenue topped estimates and the company's adjusted $0.09 EPS actually beat analyst expectations by a penny, its third-quarter guidance had investors running for the hills. CEO Greg Lange predicted revenue for the coming quarter of $130 million to $138 million, below this quarter's $137.8 million and well under the Street's view of $148.9 million.
Now what: Coming into earnings season, several tech companies had signaled weaker-than-expected earnings, so PMC-Sierra's revised guidance shouldn't come as a huge surprise. Management cited a "challenging macro environment" as a source of headwinds in its release. I'd keep an eye on Cisco's
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