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MSFT

Microsoft

$60.26

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EU likely to approve Microsoft-LinkedIn merger with conditions, WSJ says

EU antitrust authorities will likely approve Microsoft's (MSFT) $26B takeover of LinkedIn (LNKD) by Tuesday with conditions attached, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing people familiar with the matter. The European Commission must decide by December 6 whether to approve the acquisition or open an in-depth investigation into the deal, the report says. The commission is unlikely to open such investigation, the report says. The takeover would be conditional on the implementation of concessions Microsoft offered to the EU last month, though there may be some minor alterations to those commitments, the report says. Reference Link

MSFT

Microsoft

$60.26

-0.83 (-1.36%)

LNKD

Acquired by MSFT

$195.36

0.12 (0.06%)

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MSFT Microsoft
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11/17/16
GSCO
11/17/16
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Target $68
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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.
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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.
11/18/16
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11/18/16
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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.
12/01/16
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12/01/16
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OPCO
Outperform
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.
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06/15/16
UBSW
06/15/16
DOWNGRADE
Target $196
UBSW
Neutral
LinkedIn downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS
UBS analyst Eric Sheridan downgraded LinkedIn (LNKD) to Neutral saying it is unlikely that another bidder to Microsoft (MSFT) will emerge. The analyst, however, "cannot completely rule out this possibility." He raised his price target for LinkedIn shares to $196 from $175.
06/15/16
RBCM
06/15/16
DOWNGRADE
RBCM
Sector Perform
LinkedIn downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital
LinkedIn (LNKD) is being acquired by Microsoft (MSFT) for $196 per share in cash.
06/15/16
NOMU
06/15/16
DOWNGRADE
NOMU
Neutral
LinkedIn downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Nomura
LinkedIn (LNKD) is being acquired by Microsoft (MSFT) for $196 per share in cash.
09/23/16
BOFA
09/23/16
NO CHANGE
Target $55
BOFA
Buy
BofA thinks Verizon deal stays on track despite Yahoo data breach
Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst Justin Post said that Yahoo's (YHOO) disclosure of the massive data breach impacting over 500M of its users is clearly a negative for the company that could result in email account closures, but he does not anticipate a major impact on Yahoo's business related to this breach, citing as evidence the fact that he is not aware of any significant business impairment or financial liability related to security breaches at LinkedIn (LNKD) in 2012 and at eBay (EBAY) in 2014. Post adds that the Target (TGT) data breach, which did include credit card info, is not directly comparable to Yahoo's breach. For Verizon (VZ) to back out of its acquisition agreement, Post thinks the company would need to assume Yahoo acted in bad faith during negotiations and that the Yahoo asset is impaired or comes with significant liability, neither of which he sees as being the case. The analyst keeps a Buy rating on Yahoo and bumped his target on the shares to $55 from $53, citing an increased price target on Alibaba (BABA) that a peer at the firm recently set.

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ISRG

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GD

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Coherus Biosciences

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FIBK

First Interstate

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National Research, also tag NRCIB

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Chemours

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Honeywell

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Allergan

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HON

Honeywell

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UnitedHealth

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DLR

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