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AMZN

Amazon.com

$750.57

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Oracle

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-0.36 (-0.89%)

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Amazon continues to attack large, emerging opportunities, says Oppenheimer

Commenting on the first day of Amazon's (AMZN) Amazon Web Services re:Invent conference, Oppenheimer analyst Jason Helfstein notes that AWS targeted Oracle's (ORCL) database services and highlighted more artificial intelligence functionality in line with Google's (GOOG; GOOGL)/Microsoft (MSFT). The analyst says Amazon also touched on its partnership with VMware (VMW), which should help enterprise migration. Helfstein believes AWS continues to attack large/emerging opportunities while continuing to simplify/automate the development process. He reiterates an Outperform rating on Amazon's shares.

AMZN

Amazon.com

$750.57

-11.95 (-1.57%)

ORCL

Oracle

$40.19

-0.36 (-0.89%)

GOOG

Alphabet

$758.04

-12.8 (-1.66%)

GOOGL

Alphabet Class A

$775.88

-13.56 (-1.72%)

MSFT

Microsoft

$60.26

-0.83 (-1.36%)

VMW

VMware

$81.14

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AMZN Amazon.com
$750.57

-11.95 (-1.57%)

11/28/16
OPCO
11/28/16
NO CHANGE
OPCO
Initial eCommerce data points show stable trends, says Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Jason Helfstein says initial eCommerce data points show stable trends ahead of Cyber-Monday, after Adobe (ADBE) and ComScore (SCOR) released online retail sales data for Thanksgiving and Black Friday. The analyst notes that Adobe recorded $5.3B in online spending during the two-day period, over 18% year over year, same as last year, but points out that the company does not measure Amazon (AMZN) sales, as data reflects sales from "Adobe Marketing Cloud" clients. On the other hand, Helfstein says comScore data showed "significant" acceleration, with spending over 18% year over year to $3.3B during the two-day period.
11/28/16
SBSH
11/28/16
NO CHANGE
Target $960
SBSH
Buy
Citi trims Amazon price target on lower AWS estimates
To reflect the reduced storage prices announced last week by Amazon Web Services, Citi analyst Mark May cut his AWS revenue and consolidated segment operating income for 2017 by 3% and 9%, respectively. The analyst, however, does not view the price reductions as an indication of competitive pressures or a threat to long-term margin outlook for AWS. May lowered his price target for Amazon.com shares to $960 from $965 and keeps a Buy rating on name. His new price target reflects 23% upside from current levels.
11/28/16
CLVD
11/28/16
NO CHANGE
CLVD
Amazon expanding lab distribution capabilities, says Cleveland Research
Cleveland Research said Amazon.com (AMZN) has been expanding its capabilities towards larger customers and can now offer purchase orders adn volume based specific pricing, causing larger customers to reevaluate Amazon as a possible distributor for both Lab and non-Lab purchases. The firm believes Stanford University has recently decided not to renew its Thermo Labs (TMO) primary lab distribution contract and the scool will start using both Amazon and Thermo for its lab product needs.
11/29/16
LBOW
11/29/16
NO CHANGE
LBOW
Fitbit 'dominated' best seller lists on Black Friday, says Longbow
Longbow analyst Joe Wittine says that Fitbit (FIT) "dominated" best-seller lists on Black Friday, propelled by steep discounts at Amazon (AMZN) and Target (TGT). However, the analyst adds that Internet searches for Fitbit on Black Friday dropped 11% versus Black Friday 2015. He keeps a Neutral rating on the stock.
ORCL Oracle
$40.19

-0.36 (-0.89%)

09/16/16
RHCO
09/16/16
NO CHANGE
RHCO
Oracle reported 'strong cloud results,' says SunTrust
SunTrust analyst John Rizzuto says that Oracle reported "strong cloud results." The analyst thinks that the company's cloud business is gaining "market and mind share." He predicts that the company's combined cloud and on-premises software revenue will rise 5% in fiscal 2017, up from a 2% decline in fiscal 2016. He keeps a $48 price target and Buy rating on the stock.
09/23/16
STFL
09/23/16
NO CHANGE
STFL
Oracle removed from Select List at Stifel
After attending Oracle's Analyst Day, Stifel analyst Brad Reback says that the company's infrastructure as a service portfolio "is still quite nascent." The analyst thinks that the company will have to significantly raise its overall capex in order to catch up with the leaders in the space. The analyst trimmed his price target on the stock to $45 from $48 and removed the stock from his Select List. However, he keeps a Buy rating on the shares.
09/16/16
BERN
09/16/16
NO CHANGE
BERN
Oracle miss due to 'transitory issues,' says Bernstein
After Oracle reported weaker than expected Q1 results, Bernstein analyst Mark Moerdler blames the miss on "transitory" factors, including foreign exchange headwinds and increased borrowing costs, as well as weakness in businesses on which the company is "less concerned with." The analyst says that the company's cloud business exceeded expectations, and he notes that its overall software revenue increased last quarter. He keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.
09/16/16
ADAM
09/16/16
NO CHANGE
Target $45
ADAM
Buy
Oracle shares cheap, cloud results positive, says Canaccord
Canaccord analyst Richard Davis said Oracle reported solid organic growth for its cloud business, including software licenses and cloud SaaS and PaaS. The analyst believes continued cloud success will weigh on margins and the decline in Hardware revenues will weigh on the overall businesses. However, Davis said Oracle shares remain sufficiently inexpensive to maintain as a Buy with a $45 price target.
GOOG Alphabet
$758.04

-12.8 (-1.66%)

11/11/16
LOOP
11/11/16
NO CHANGE
LOOP
Loop Capital sees U.S.-centric internet names outperforming in near-term
Following the election of Donald Trump as President and the Republican sweep in D.C., large cap internet names, those with more international revenues, and China-based companies have been underperforming, noted Loop Capital analyst Blake Harper. Larger caps, such as Alphabet (GOOG), Amazon (AMZN) and Facebook (FB), could continue to see more pressure given the potential for more restrictive trade and antitrust policies, while internet companies the large majority of their revenues from the U.S. and a narrower market focus - such as Angie's List (ANGI), Care.com (CRCM), GrubHub (GRUB), Quotient (QUOT), Bankrate (RATE), LendingTree (TREE), TrueCar (TRUE) and Yelp (YELP) - should outperform in the near-term, contends Harper.
11/17/16
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NO CHANGE
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Piper sees Trump-related Internet selloff as 'rare opportunity'
Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster says he would be "buying the fear" priced into Internet mega-caps. Concerns of President-Elect Trump's impact on tech companies are being largely extrapolated from sound bites that are unlikely to manifest during Trump's presidency, Munster tells investors in a research note. The selloff in "best-in-class" large cap internet stocks Apple (AAPL), Amazon.com (AMZN), Alphabet (GOOG), Facebook (FB) and Netflix (NFLX) presents a "rare opportunity," Munster writes. He believes Trump's threats towards Amazon are without merit and that net neutrality is unlikely to be reversed. He finds the valuations for each of the mega-caps "very attractive."
11/18/16
OPCO
11/18/16
NO CHANGE
OPCO
Public cloud infrastructure market will be $62B by 2020, says Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Timothy Horan says "the race is on" for public cloud providers to get as much of their customers' data on their respective cloud platforms as possible. The analyst believes Amazon (AMZN) Web Services, Microsoft (MSFT), and Alphabet's Google (GOOG; GOOGL) have ambitions to become the dominant OS of the cloud, and to do so these companies will aim to have integrated solutions from the infrastructure layer to services through first-party offerings and/or the development of a strong partner channel. He views AWS as the primary wholesale cloud platform and Microsoft as the enterprise platform. However, given the relative immaturity of the market and the massive $1T opportunity, all three have been successful focusing on multiple segments, Horan adds, noting that he expects the public cloud infrastructure market to be $62B by 2020.
11/23/16
OPCO
11/23/16
NO CHANGE
OPCO
Facebook, Amazon.com most attractive on post-election pullback, says Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Jason Helfstein notes that there has been a rotation into industrial and financial stocks post-election, at the expense of multinational technology stocks. However, he sees some potential positive catalysts for "FANG" names, namely Facebook (FB), Amazon.com (AMZN), Netflix (NFLX) and Google (GOOG; GOOGL), with the first two looking the most attractive at current levels. The analyst points out that Facebook's potential positive catalysts include faster than expected ad monetization driven by "Video First" strategy, Instagram engagement and Dynamic Product Ads. As for Amazon, he expects stable consumer spending to support a strong holiday shopping season.
GOOGL Alphabet Class A
$775.88

-13.56 (-1.72%)

11/10/16
STFL
11/10/16
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STFL
Buy
Stifel calls Priceline a dominant franchise, upgrades to Buy
Stifel analyst Scott Devitt last night upgraded Priceline (PCLN) to Buy from Hold and upped his price target for the shares to $1,900 from $1,650. The company, given its recent growth execution and ability to "navigate competitive and macro headwinds," fits alongside other dominant internet franchises such as Amazon (AMZN), Google (GOOG, GOOGL), Facebook (FB) and Alibaba BABA), Devitt tells investors in a research note.
MSFT Microsoft
$60.26

-0.83 (-1.36%)

11/17/16
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On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Microsoft (MSFT) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman with analyst Heather Bellini saying Azure is the number two market share vendor in the cloud space, and has grown 100% or more year-over-year eight of the last 10 quarters. 2. Time Warner (TWX) upgraded to Buy from Sell at MoffettNathanson. 3. First Solar (FSLR) upgraded at JMP Securities with analyst Joseph Osha citing valuation. 4. KBR (KBR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA Merrill Lynch with analyst Anna Kaminskaya saying she expects structurally higher defense spending to drive a re-rating in KBR and sees less risk of cost overruns in the E&C business given lower reliance on fixed priced contracts and diversification into smaller sized service projects. 5. Liberty Interactive (QVCA) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA Merrill Lynch with analyst Heather Balsky saying she has increased confidence in a return to positive US sales growth and expects multiple expansion as sales improve. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
11/17/16
GSCO
11/17/16
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GSCO
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Microsoft upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman
Goldman Sachs analyst Heather Bellini upgraded Microsoft to Buy from Neutral and raised her price target for the shares to $68 from $60. The software giant closed yesterday up 78c to $59.65. Azure is the number two market share vendor in the cloud space, and has grown 100% or more year-over-year eight of the last 10 quarters, Bellini tells investors in a research note on the public cloud space. She believes Azure can continue to grow revenue and improve margins over time given Microsoft's large customer base and "strong" C-level relationships. The analyst sees upside potential to out-year earnings forecasts for the company.
11/15/16
OPCO
11/15/16
NO CHANGE
Target $55
OPCO
Outperform
Oppenheimer remains bullish on Tableau after survey
After surveying 40 customers at Tableau's (DATA) recent user conference, Oppenheimer analyst Ittai Kidron came away encouraged as the results suggest a committed customer base that has a clear positive spending bias with the company over the next 12 months. Further, the analyst notes that user comments were positive on Tableau's current product portfolio, and there was excitement over the new capabilities coming in 2017. While there is some push-back on price and Microsoft is (MSFT) a growing competitive threat, Kidron does not sense the concerns put Tableau at risk of material displacement. He reiterates an Outperform rating and $55 price target on the shares.
VMW VMware
$81.14

-0.47 (-0.58%)

11/01/16
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On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Chevron (CVX) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Evan Calio saying he believes Chevron is differentiated and has the largest free cash flow inflection in 2017-2019 from project start-ups, primarily Wheatstone and Gorgon, driving production growth to 16%, has the best short-cycle opportunity globally, particularly in the Permian,and has higher oil leverage into a cyclical price recovery. 2. Baker Hughes (BHI) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at Atlantic Equities. 3. Johnson Controls (JCI) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman with analyst Joe Ritchie saying he believes Johnson's fundamentals are improving, cost savings should support EBIT growth, and valuation is inexpensive. 4. Brocade upgraded to Outperform on potential takeover at RBC Capital with analyst Mitch Steves saying he believes Brocade makes sense as a strategic asset to the right operator and would be mid-single-digit accretive to the acquirer. 5. VMware (VMW) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Summit Redstone. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
11/03/16
11/03/16
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Outperform
VMware upgraded on cloud improvement, valuation at Raymond James
As previously reported, Raymond James upgraded VMware to Outperform from Market Perform and established a $90 price target on shares due to cloud improvement, attractive valuation. Analyst Michael Turits said the recent partnership with AWS has reduced public cloud risk near-term and expects fundamentals to improve from a core virtualization pickup, growth in private cloud management, and reduced uncertainty relative to the Dell/EMC merger.
11/03/16
RAJA
11/03/16
UPGRADE
RAJA
Outperform
VMware upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James
11/01/16
SMTR
11/01/16
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SMTR
Buy
VMware upgraded to Buy from Hold at Summit Redstone

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