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Microsoft

$57.60

0.2 (0.35%)

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Microsoft announces lower prices for Azure virtual machines

Microsoft's Azure said in a blog post that, effective October 1st, it is lowering prices on many of its most popular virtual machines. Prices of our Dv2 series VMs will be reduced by up to 15%. The company is also lowering prices of the A1 and A2 Basic VMs by up to 50%. Prices of the F series will be reduced up to 11%. In November 2016, the company will introduce new A series virtual machines, with prices up to 36% lower than the A series Standard VM prices available today. Reference Link

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MSFT Microsoft
$57.60

0.2 (0.35%)

09/06/16
RHCO
09/06/16
NO CHANGE
Target $18
RHCO
Neutral
SunTrust sees 'limited' list of Twitter suitors, says activist action unlikely
SunTrust analyst Robert Peck reiterated his belief that Twitter (TWTR) is unlikely to sell itself in 2016 in a new note to investors, but noted that investors have asked him who would be interested if Twitter were open to a sale. While giving his opinion on potential acquirers - which he sees possibly including Google (GOOG), Facebook (FB), Apple (AAPL), Amazon (AMZN), Microsoft (MSFT), AT&T (T), Verizon (VZ), Disney (DIS), Fox (FOXA), and Alibaba (BABA) - Peck said the company's high price and "unique" asset limit the potential buyers and gave his view that a PE buyer is highly unlikely given the company's lack of free cash flow. Additionally, Peck thinks activist action at Twitter seems "extremely unlikely" despite "unsubstantiated investor conjecture" and media reports. The analyst keeps Neutral rating and $18 price target on Twitter shares.
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09/13/16
NO CHANGE

Microsoft cloud revenue could triple in four years, says Pacific Crest
Pacific Crest analyst Brent Bracelin says that Microsoft's cloud revenue "has the potential to triple in four years to $40B plus." The analyst thinks that the company could use artificial technology to create new "smart applications." He says the shares could exceed their all-time high of $58.72 and keeps a $65 price target and Overweight rating on the stock.
09/23/16
RHCO
09/23/16
NO CHANGE
RHCO
Buy
SunTrust says Twitter would help Salesforce deal with Microsoft
SunTrust analyst John Rizzuto believes a potential acquisition of Twitter (TWTR) could give Salesforce (CRM) a "strong external social platform" that can enhance its ecosystem while addressing the longer-term threat from Microsoft (MSFT). With less than $2B of cash on hand, Salesforce would need to raise much of the required capital as equity with a smaller debt component, Rizzuto tells investors in a research note. The analyst remains positive on Salesforce shares with a Buy rating. CNBC's David Faber reported earlier today that Twitter is getting closer to a sale and he named Salesforce as one of the potential suitors. Salesforce is down 5% to $70.69 while Twitter is up 19% to $22.12 in afternoon trading.
09/26/16
CANT
09/26/16
NO CHANGE
Target $42
CANT
Buy
Yelp takeout chances increased with share conversion, says Cantor
Yelp's (YELP) conversion of Class B super-voting shares into regular Class A shares late last week increases the company's takeout potential, Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Youssef Squali tells investors in a research note. Yelp, especially following recent improvements in the underlying growth fundamentals of the business, has become "an easier, and more likely" acquisition target, the analyst contends. The analyst views Facebook (FB), Priceline (PCLN), TripAdvisor (TRIP) and Microsoft (MSFT) as potential acquirers of Yelp. Squali estimates Yelp could be worth $53 per share in a takeout. He keeps a Buy rating on the stock with a $42 price target. The stock is up 2% to $40.35 in early trading.

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General Motors

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National Oilwell

$38.90

-0.24 (-0.61%)

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National Oilwell put volume heavy and directionally bearish »

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DPW

DPW Holdings

$2.41

-0.325 (-11.90%)

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DPW Holdings falls almost 12% after announcing conversion of notes »

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SilverBow Resources

$31.88

-0.9386 (-2.86%)

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Tencent

$56.92

1.565 (2.83%)

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AXP

American Express

$101.32

0.35 (0.35%)

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BX

Blackstone

$35.81

0.42 (1.19%)

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County Bancorp

$30.16

0.38 (1.28%)

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Manitowoc

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0.73 (1.85%)

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Roche

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NSRGY

Nestle

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Hess Corp.

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-0.38 (-0.70%)

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CECE

CECO Environmental

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INFO

IHS Markit

$47.85

0.39 (0.82%)

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GSK

GlaxoSmithKline

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GlaxoSmithKline

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SPY

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust

$278.99

1.07 (0.39%)

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S&P 500

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Petrobras

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