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WDAY

Workday

$81.70

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, WMT

Wal-Mart

$68.53

0.3 (0.44%)

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07:23

Macquarie cautions against sizing Workday's Wal-Mart contract

Macquarie analyst Sarah Hindlian calls Workday's (WDAY) contract with Wal-Mart (WMT) a "significant win" but cautions against sizing the deal in the $30M-$60M upside billings range for Q4 and FY18. She believes Workday prices part-time employees at between 12.5%-25% the cost of full-time employees, and notes that the New York Times reported that at least half of Wal-Mart's hourly-wage employees work part time. In addition, the ramp and implementation times are lengthy, and invoicing of a deal this size is unlikely to be annual, Hindlian wrote yesterday in a research note. The analyst keeps an Underperform rating on Workday with a $56 price target. She continues to believe pricing in the Human Capital Management market is under pressure and that competition is rising. Workday closed yesterday up $7.35 to $81.70 after disclosing the Wal-Mart contract win.

WDAY

Workday

$81.70

7.35 (9.89%)

WMT

Wal-Mart

$68.53

0.3 (0.44%)

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WDAY Workday
$81.70

7.35 (9.89%)

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WEDB
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NO CHANGE
WEDB
Wedbush more positive on 2017 software spending trends
Wedbush analyst Steve Koenig says his firm's 2017 IT Spending Survey should soothe fears that macro uncertainty caused by the U.S. presidential election will negatively impact IT budgets. The analyst thinks recent disappointments from Workday (WDAY), Oracle (ORCL), Red Hat (RHT), and other software vendors were more company-specific than the management teams were willing to admit. As a result of the survey, Koenig has a more positive view of 2017 software spending trends, and thinks beneficiaries will include well-positioned cybersecurity vendors and cloud vendors. He notes that Proofpoint (PFPT) is a Wedbush Best Idea and his top software pick for 2017 along with salesforce.com (CRM).
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INITIATION
WELS
Market Perform
Workday initiated with a Market Perform at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst Philip Winslow started Workday with a Market Perform rating and $75-$80 price target range.
01/11/17
WBLR
01/11/17
NO CHANGE
WBLR
Outperform
Blair uncovers Workday deal with one of world's largest employers
William Blair analyst Justin Furby says he learned from Workday (WDAY) partners that the company recently signed a human resources deal with one of the world's largest employers. The contract, with a retailer employing over 2M people globally, represents the largest company Workday has ever signed "by far," Furby tells investors in a research note. The client is more than five times larger on a headcount basis than any of Workday's existing HR customers, the analyst adds. The company competed against incumbent SAP (SAP), and the retailer will pursue a phased deployment over the next three to four years, Furbry says. He believes a deal of this size could represent $30M or more of annual subscription revenue. Furby also learned of a 70,000-plus employee real estate firm and a 50,000-plus employee pharmaceutical firm that recently closed with Workday, as well as "several large enterprise opportunities" in pipeline that could close in the coming weeks. Workday shares remain one of the analyst's favorite ideas this year and over the longer term, and he recommends using current levels as a long-term buying opportunity. Furby has an Outperform rating on Workday, which is up 72c to $75.07 in pre-market trading.
01/11/17
DRXL
01/11/17
NO CHANGE
Target $104
DRXL
Buy
Workday deal with Wal-Mart puts concerns to rest, says Drexel Hamilton
Drexel Hamilton analyst Brian White believes Workday's (WDAY) contract win with Wal-Mart (WMT) puts to rest concerns over the company's ability to obtain large deals. After weakness with large deals drove a soft Q4 outlook and share selloff in early December, today's news "debunks any concerns around big deals," White tells investors in an intraday research note. He believes the Wal-Mart news has "important psychological implications" for the stock and the company's brand. The analyst has a Buy rating on Workday with a $104 price target.
WMT Wal-Mart
$68.53

0.3 (0.44%)

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KEYB
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KEYB
Wal-Mart could be hurt by border adjustment legislation, says KeyBanc
KeyBanc believes that Wal-Mart could be hurt by border adjustment legislation being considered by House Republicans. According to the firm, "the border adjustment taxes an item that is imported from a foreign country and rebates it when it is exported outside of the country." Wal-Mart could be significantly hurt by such legislation because it has "more limited ability to pass along higher costs," KeyBanc stated. The firm keeps a $90 price target and an Overweight rating on Wal-Mart.
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OPCO
01/05/17
NO CHANGE
OPCO
Traditional chains fighting back as Amazon remains leader, says Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Brian Nagel says that during the Holiday season his firm ordered one item from eight Hardlines/Broadlines retailers and performed an informal test to see how the shopping experience compared to Amazon (AMZN). While the analyst notes that the e-commerce giant remains the leader online, he says traditional chains are fighting back with sharper pricing and improvements to fulfillment and return capabilities. Among traditional chains, Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY), Costco (COST), and Wal-Mart (WMT) performed best on pricing, while Best Buy (BBY) scored as the best in fulfillment, Nagel says.
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CLVD
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CLVD
Wal-Mart Holiday sales slightly below channel expectations, says Cleveland
Cleveland Research said Wal-Mart Holiday sales appear slightly below channel expectations and lowered its comp estimate to the low end of guidance to up 1% from 1-1.5% prior, versus consensus of 1.4%.

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