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Shares of Fusion-io (NYSE: FIO) are being sold Tuesday morning despite some bullish comments from Piper Jaffray's Andrew Nowinski earlier. The comments follow news on Monday afternoon Seagate (NYSE: STX) will make a $40 million investment in Virident.

Nowinski believes Seagate's investment "validates" the market and will make it harder for a company to buy Virident , making Fusion-io what he calls the "only viable alternative" in that market.

The Piper Jaffray analyst maintains an Overweight rating and $33 price target on shares of Fusion-io.

Fusion-io stock is down nearly 4.5 percent to $19.60 at last check.

Latest Ratings for FIO

DateFirmActionFromTo
Jul 2014Monness Crespi HardtTerminatesNeutral
Jun 2014Piper JaffrayDowngradesOverweightNeutral
Jun 2014Credit SuisseDowngradesOutperformNeutral

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