Optical component makers lower after Oclaro misses expectations

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Several companies that make optical network components for telecom products are sinking after one of the names in the space, Oclaro (OCLR), announced on Friday night that its first quarter revenue would be lower than expected. Oclaro, which said its revenue would be below both its guidance and analysts' consensus estimates, cited "challenging market conditions" and a slower than expected ramp of its new products as two reasons for its revenue shortfall. In a note to investors earlier today, Needham analyst Alex Henderson wrote that Oclaro's problems probably aren't affecting other companies in its sector. Among other companies in the sector, Henderson expects Finisar (FNSR) to report results in-line with analysts' expectations, and believes that Fabrinet's (FN) results are likely to be consistent with its previous guidance. Needham's favorite names in the sector are Neophotonics (NPTN) and Oplink (OPLK), and it also recommends Ciena (CIEN) and Emcore (EMKR). The firm maintained a Hold rating on Oclaro, which dropped 18c, or 6.84%, to $2.45 in early trading. Meanwhile, optical component maker JDS Uniphase (JDSU) slid 3.17% to $11, Finisar lost 2.14% to $13.23, and Fabrinet retreated 3.45% to $11.20,

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