The stock was down 4.45% to $38.21 in noon trading on Wednesday.
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Susquehanna Financial analyst Mehdi Hosseini wrote in a note out Wednesday morning that "recent industry checks suggest DRAM and NAND pricing in 1H19 are tracking below prior expectations."
Micron's profit margins also may not expand at a solid clip any time soon, according to Hosseini. "Even with a more moderate ASP [average selling price] decline in 2H19, margins are not expected to dramatically rebound due to excess inventory accumulated in 1H19," he wrote. Many chipmakers have seen their sales growth hurt in the past six months or so, as oversupply has led to lower prices.
The poor margins will trickle down to Micron's bottom line, Hoasseini said. He revised his full year 2019 earnings per share estimates downward from $6.59 to $6.40 and reduced his 2020 EPS estimate to $4.45 from $4.47.
Cleveland Research also revised down its estimates for Micron, citing memory chip pricing weakness in the first half of 2019. Cleveland Research lowered its full year 2019 revenue estimate to $24 billion from $25.5 billion.
Micron shares are up 16% year-to-date.
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