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   Technology StocksAxon Enterprise, Inc. (AXON), formerly Taser Intl.


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From: JakeStraw8/24/2018 8:25:17 AM
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For a long time, Axon was just a stun gun manufacturer known as Taser International. But with a name change last year, the company's transformation was formalized. While Axon's weapons segment is still very strong (and benefits from a virtual monopoly in the field), it is the company's software ambitions that have me really excited.

While there's nothing terribly special about Axon's body cameras, it's the Evidence.com platform for storing and analyzing the video from the cameras that makes it an excellent investment. Once a police department signs on to use the platform, it gets locked into Axon's system. The costs -- in finances, time to retrain entire workforces, and risks involved with losing crucial evidence -- associated with switching to another provider are onerous. And given that Axon just secured a monopoly in this field as well, there's still lots of room to run.

Next year, the company plans to roll out a new records management system, which uses AI and could save thousands of hours of paperwork to free up police officers. Management expects this to be a $2 billion market alone. Who knows how Axon will help make law enforcement more efficient (and accountable) in the years ahead?
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From: JakeStraw9/13/2018 9:17:29 AM
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Why I Don't Buy Axon Enterprise's SaaS Claim
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From: JakeStraw9/20/2018 8:37:35 AM
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Boston Police Department Joins Forces with Axon for Body-Worn Camera Program
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BPD's deployment of Axon's Body 2 cameras follows a year-long pilot program. The goals of the program included analyzing changes to officer productivity as well as reviewing feedback from both police and community when body cameras were present in the field.

"It is clear from the pilot program that the use of body cameras helps to build trust between members of the community and our officers," says BPD Commissioner William Gross. "By moving forward with body cameras, we are continuing to increase transparency and public trust."

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From: J.F. Sebastian10/2/2018 1:20:32 PM
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Axon To Unveil Next Generation TASER Weapon and Body Camera on October 6 at IACP

Axon celebrates 25 years with new TASER weapon and body-worn camera at annual International Association of Chiefs of Police conference

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Axon ( AAXN), the global leader in connected law enforcement technologies, today announced that it will unveil a new TASER weapon and body camera at the 125th International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida. The announcement will be made at Axon's 25th Anniversary Party, which will celebrate Axon's 25 year history of technology innovation in the public safety space. Axon CEO and founder Rick Smith will announce the new products to a sold-out audience of around 3,000 global law enforcement professionals on Saturday, October 6th at the House of Blues, Orlando, Fla.

"Since the launch of our first TASER device, public safety officers have saved more than 200,000 lives from death or serious injury using TASER conducted energy weapons in situations where lethal force could have been used instead," says Smith. "It has been a privilege to innovate in the public safety space for the last 25 years and we hope these new product launches demonstrate that we're still just getting started."

Axon will showcase its new products at the IACP Axon booth, October 7-9. The Axon booth is officially sponsored by FirstNet, built with AT&T – the only nationwide public safety communications platform designed by first responders, for first responders. FirstNet provides a reliable and highly secure connection to the critical information first responders need. At the booth, conference-goers can get hands-on with the TASER weapon along with other new and existing product offerings on the Axon network. Visit Axon's booth number 1839. Verizon, the voice network used the most by public safety and a leading innovator in public safety communications, is the official sponsor of Axon's unveiling of the new TASER weapon and body camera products. Verizon operates the nation's largest and most reliable 4G LTE network. FirstNet and Verizon are both connecting Axon's wireless product offerings.

To learn more about these product announcements, tune in to www.axon.com/IACP at 9:30 pm ET on Saturday, October 6.

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From: J.F. Sebastian10/2/2018 1:24:50 PM
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Taser-maker loses sixth patent challenge in a row against Digital Ally

Axon Enterprise Inc. (Nasdaq: AAXN), formerly known as Taser International Inc., lost its sixth challenge in a row against Lenexa-based Digital Ally's patents.

In the latest challenge, the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based company tried to invalidate Digital Ally's Patent No. 9,712,730, which involved a system to mount a portable camera to clothing, a vehicle or anything carried by the user, such as a firearm. But the U.S. Patent Office refused to review the patent, saying the information Axon provided didn't demonstrate enough evidence that the device was unpatentable.

Digital Ally (Nasdaq: DGLY) said the "730" patent in question isn't involved in any active litigation, so they were perplexed by the challenge, but pleased to see the patent upheld.

"The Patent Office's recent decision on the '730 Patent confirms the strength of our patent portfolio," Digital Ally CEO Stanton Ross said in a release. "We have repeatedly said that Digital Ally is the leading innovator of new and life-saving technology for law enforcement and this most recent decision of the Patent Office further justifies our beliefs. Our patent portfolio is strong, robust and the envy of the industry. We remain hopeful that Axon will recognize our innovation and rightful ownership of our valuable intellectual property, but if not, we will continue our fight."

Digital Ally has been engaged in a legal battle with Axon over its intellectual property for about three years now. Digital Ally says Axon is infringing on its patents for technology that activates a camera system when specified triggers — such as turning on emergency lights — occur. Digital Ally said the infringement led them to lose a lot of revenue.

The ongoing legal battle also has been taking a toll on the company's finances. Combined with the loss of business, the company was forced to cut about 40 percent of its workforce earlier this year. Digital Ally even submitted filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission that indicated it was concerned about the company's ability to continue as a going concern and that the board was reviewing its strategic alternatives.

But gaining several wins defending its patents enabled the company to sign a deal with Brickell Key Investments LP in August, receiving $10 million of working capital in exchange for a percentage of potential legal settlements or court awards.

Digital Ally also was able to sell 2.4 million shares of stock last week, raising about $6.75 million, which pushed the company above the minimum threshold of $2.5 million in stockholder equity that is required to remain listed on the Nasdaq exchange.

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From: JakeStraw10/22/2018 2:17:25 PM
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NYPD pulls thousands of body cameras from streets after cop's explodes
The department suspects a battery defect made it ignite
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To: JakeStraw who wrote (954)10/22/2018 4:48:50 PM
From: J.F. Sebastian
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Axon Enterprise (AAXN) Downgraded by LADENBURG THALM/SH SH to Neutral

LADENBURG THALM/SH SH cut shares of Axon Enterprise (NASDAQ:AAXN) from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a report released on Monday morning, Marketbeat Ratings reports. LADENBURG THALM/SH SH currently has $77.00 target price on the industrial products company’s stock.

Several other equities research analysts also recently weighed in on AAXN. Northcoast Research initiated coverage on shares of Axon Enterprise in a research note on Tuesday, October 2nd. They issued a neutral rating for the company. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Axon Enterprise from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research note on Saturday, September 22nd. Raymond James initiated coverage on shares of Axon Enterprise in a research note on Friday, September 14th. They issued an outperform rating and a $79.00 target price for the company. TheStreet downgraded shares of Axon Enterprise from a b- rating to a c rating in a research note on Thursday, August 9th. Finally, Imperial Capital upgraded shares of Axon Enterprise from an in-line rating to an outperform rating and raised their target price for the company from $50.00 to $62.00 in a research note on Wednesday, August 8th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating, seven have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $62.64.

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From: J.F. Sebastian10/22/2018 4:57:42 PM
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According to this article, Axon is expected to announce earnings on Tuesday, Nov. 6th, with consensus estimates coming in at $0.12 per share.

That is also Election Day in the U.S.

Full link: transcriptdaily.com

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From: J.F. Sebastian11/7/2018 1:40:01 PM
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Axon ( AAXN), the global leader in public safety technology, today released the following quarterly update letter to shareholders. Results included:

  • Total quarterly revenue of $104.8 million, up 16% year-over-year
  • Axon Cloud revenue of $23.9 million, up 47% year-over-year
  • Software & Sensors annual recurring revenue of $101.6 million, up 60% year-over-year
  • All-new TASER 7 conducted energy weapon in active field trials, shipping soon
  • Introduced Axon Body 3, with LTE live-streaming capability

  • More at: finance.yahoo.com

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    From: J.F. Sebastian11/7/2018 1:54:07 PM
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    Bought more on today's dip. Same thing happened intraday last time on the day after last quarter's earnings announcement, when AAXN was down as much has 15 points or so, but it recovered quickly and gained back most of the loss over the following sessions.

    Still a believer in Axon's prospects long term.

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