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Salesforce

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Jefferies sees Twitter deal cutting Salesforce share value

Jefferies analyst John DiFucci estimates that a Twitter (TWTR) acquisition would reduce Salesforce (CRM) share value by $11.26 while increased debt would reduce the value by $9.50 to $20, depending on the price paid. The rationale for pursuing Twitter is unclear, DiFucci tells investors in a research note. Assuming no value for Twitter, dilution would reduce the value of Salesforce shares by $11.26 while increased debt would be at least another $9.50 reduction, the analyst contends. Including the value of Twitter, the analyst sees the value of Salesforce in the $60.29 to $70.70 per share range. DiFucci keeps a Hold rating on Salesforce.

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$68.42

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Buy
Citi says Salesforce buying Twitter 'nearly impossible' above $28/share
Citi analyst Walter Pritchard believes a Salesforce (CRM) acquisition of Twitter (TWTR) is possible financially but that such a deal would put "significant constraints" on the company for the next three-plus years. The analyst sees "very little reason" for Salesforce to own Twitter and feels the acquisition "would pose a difficult decision" for CEO Marc Benioff and the board. Salesforce closed yesterday down 6%, or $4.21, to $68.42. Recode reported last night that the company is likely the only bidder left for Twitter after Disney (DIS) and Alphabet (GOOG) opted not to pursue a deal while Apple (AAPL) is unlikely. Twitter in pre-market trading is down 14% to $21.50. In order for Salesforce to avoid a shareholder vote, it would have to borrow $7.5B to fund the transaction if Twitter were valued at $20B, or $27.50-$28 per share, Pritchard tells investors in a research note. This is a level that likely constrains the company with little additional borrowing capacity for other deals, the analyst contends. He thinks the deal is "nearly impossible to do" for Salesforce should the bidding for Twitter go above $20B or $28 per share. Pritchard has a Buy rating on Salesforce with an $89 price target.
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10/05/16
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Overweight
JPMorgan backs Overweight rating on Salesforce as Twitter speculation gears up
JPMorgan analyst Mark Murphy noted that speculation that Salesforce (CRM) could buy Twitter (TWTR) has ratcheted up into a higher gear, fueled by the latest report from the WSJ, and acknowledges the risk of a setback if the company goes forward with such a transformational M&A deal. However, he still views Salesforce as a "rare cloud asset" that can be a long-term share gainer and keeps an Overweight rating and $95 price target on the shares.
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10/05/16
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STFL
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Stifel still sees Salesforce acquisition of Twitter as 'highly unlikely'
Stifel analyst Tom Roderick notes that Salesforce (CRM) kicked off its annual Dreamforce User Conference yesterday amid reports that the company may be a potential suitor for Twitter (TWTR). The analyst still believes that a Salesforce acquisition of Twitter is "highly unlikely," both from a logistical standpoint and from a business model fit perspective. Regarding fundamentals, Roderick continues to view Salesforce as a leading driver of the enterprise shift to the Cloud, and sees no reason why that shouldn't continue to play out in the second half of 2017, in spite of recent concerns about the mid-year slowdown. He reiterates a Buy rating and $93 price target on Salesforce's shares.
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Outperform
BMO says Salesforce's positive messages overshadowed by Twitter speculation
BMO Capital analyst Keith Bachman said the positive themes laid out by Salesforce (CRM) management at the company's Dreamforce event, such as guidance to reach $10B in FY18 revenues without inorganic sources of revenue, would traditionally help the stock. However, news reports, including the most recent from the Wall Street Journal, indicating that the company may buy Twitter (TWTR), will outweigh the "positive messages" of the event. If Salesforce were to buy Twitter, the stock would move meaningfully lower, Bachman predicted, but he also wonders if strategic buyers would then potentially consider buying Salesforce. The firm keeps its Outperform rating on Salesforce shares.

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