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LPSN

LivePerson

$11.60

0.25 (2.20%)

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$146.34

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08:14

LivePerson price target raised to $15 from $10 at Roth Capital

Roth Capital analyst Richard Baldry noted that LivePerson (LPSN) has announced partnering efforts around corporate messaging with both Apple (AAPL) and IBM (IBM) in the past week, which he points to as evidence that the enterprise messaging sector appears to be gaining momentum and mainstream acceptance. Baldry, who believes momentum in LivePerson's messaging segment is likely to accelerate in 2H17, raised his price target on the stock to $15 from $10 and keeps a Buy rating on the shares.

LPSN

LivePerson

$11.60

0.25 (2.20%)

AAPL

Apple

$146.34

4.07 (2.86%)

IBM

IBM

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LPSN LivePerson
$11.60

0.25 (2.20%)

07/07/16
BNCH
07/07/16
UPGRADE
Target $9
BNCH
Buy
LivePerson upgraded to Buy from Hold at Benchmark
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ROTH
10/19/16
NO CHANGE
Target $10
ROTH
Buy
LivePerson new market opportunity emerging, says Roth Capital
Roth Capital analyst Richard Baldry notes that LivePerson (LPSN) has announced support for a new Google (GOOGL; GOOG) AdWords technology extension that enables consumers to message companies directly from "pay-per-click" ads, which he views as a positive incremental growth opportunity. Given this is a dominant form of mass-market digital advertising, the analyst believes this should open up new growth opportunities in 2017 as recognition of its availability grows. Baldry reiterates a Buy rating and $10 price target on LivePerson's shares.
05/11/17
CHLM
05/11/17
UPGRADE
CHLM
Buy
LivePerson upgraded to Buy from Hold at Craig-Hallum
AAPL Apple
$146.34

4.07 (2.86%)

06/15/17
UBSW
06/15/17
NO CHANGE
Target $35
UBSW
Buy
Jabil Circuit price target raised to $35 from $30 at UBS
UBS analyst Steven Milunovich raised his price target on Jabil Circuit (JBL) to $35 from $30 following solid Q3 results and its positive 2018 outlook. The analyst said the company still has a 24% revenue dependence on Apple (AAPL). Based on its guidance for 2018, it must have reasonable confidence in the iPhone 8 cycle, said Milunovich, who reiterated his Buy rating on Jabil shares.
06/15/17
SBSH
06/15/17
NO CHANGE
Target $163
SBSH
Buy
Citi on Apple buying athenahealth? 'Never say never'
After CNBC reported that Apple (AAPL) is working on making the iPhone into a centralized management of patient health data, Citi analyst Garen Sarafian says athenahealth (ATHN) is a "well-suited candidate" to help. In a research note titled "Apple For athenahealth? Never Say Never," the analyst argues that athenahealth would accelerate Apple's efforts for interoperability. He believes Apple "would be one of few homes" that CEO Jonathan Bush would consider. Sarafian has a Buy rating on athenahealth with a $163 price target. The digital provider of medical records is down 42c to $142.34 in midday trading.
06/16/17
MSCO
06/16/17
NO CHANGE
Target $177
MSCO
Overweight
Recent Apple pullback largely due to overall tech weakness, says Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty believes the recent pullback in Apple shares, which are down 7% in the last week, is largely a result of overall weakness in the tech sector and not a change in investor sentiment towards the stock. She notes that Apple shares have risen an average of 18% in the 3 months prior to iPhone announcements over the last ten years, which she believes suggests the recent weakness creates an attractive opportunity to buy the stock. Huberyty keeps an Overweight rating and $177 price target on Apple.
06/19/17
MAXM
06/19/17
NO CHANGE
Target $180
MAXM
Buy
Apple price target raised to $180 after international survey at Maxim
Maxim analyst Nehal Chokshi raised his price target on Apple to $180 from $171 after the firm's May survey pointed to significant pent-up demand from new and existing iPhone users in China. Choksi raised his FY18 revenue and earnings estimates for Apple after increasing his iPhone unit forecast by 19% and his average selling price view by 4%. He keeps a Buy rating on Apple shares.
IBM IBM
$154.84

-0.54 (-0.35%)

06/08/17
STFL
06/08/17
NO CHANGE
STFL
IBM defended after CNBC report at Stifel
After CNBC reported that Facebook's (FB) WhatsApp had decided to stop using IBM's (IBM) cloud service and build its own solution, Stifel analyst David Grossman says that WhatsApp accounted for a tiny portion of IBM's cloud/outsourcing revenue. The analyst reiterated that bookings disclosed by IBM so far this quarter increase his confidence that its Infrastructure Services business "can stabilize in 2H17, all else being equal." He notes that the business accounts for about 30% of the company's revenue. Devitt keeps a $182 price target and Buy rating on the stock.
05/23/17
MAXM
05/23/17
NO CHANGE
Target $41
MAXM
Buy
Nutanix pact with IBM potentially more powerful than Dell deal, says Maxim
Maxim analyst Nehal Chokshi said he views Nutanix' (NTNX) announcement of a multi-year initiative that will combine IBM's (IBM) P-series servers and Nutanix' Enterprise Cloud Platform as a "very significant mid-term positive." He believes the partnership gives IBM a powerful infrastructure software answer to VMware (VMW) and Microsoft (MSFT) and sees the relationship with the potential to be even more powerful than the Dell relationship that powered Nutanix' improving FY16 sales productivity and cash flow. Chokshi keeps a Buy rating on Nutanix but trimmed his price target to $41 from $42 to account for Dell siphoning Nutanix leads to VMware, as previously discussed.
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On The Fly: Top five analyst initiations
Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Bernstein initiated Nvidia (NVDA) with an Outperform and a $165 price target. 2. Cantor Fitzgerald initiated Thermo Fisher (TMO) with an Overweight rating and $194 price target. 3. Pacific Crest initiated IBM (IBM) with a Sector Weight rating. 4. Conduent (CNDT) initiated with a Market Perform rating and $18 price target at Cowen. 5. JMP Securities started coverage of Spring Bank Pharmaceuticals (SBPH) with a $20 price target and an Outperform rating. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
05/18/17
PACS
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PACS
Sector Weight
IBM initiated with a Sector Weight at Pacific Crest

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Facebook

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Northern Trust

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Stellar Biotechnologies

$1.23

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JPMorgan

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Banco Bilbao

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Zions Bancorp

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Amazon.com

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SunTrust

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CFG

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