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IBM CFO change seems to be 'business as usual,' says Bernstein

After IBM disclosed that CFO Martin Schroeter would be assuming a new role and that Jim Kavanaugh would take over as CFO, Bernstein analyst Toni Sacconaghi, Jr. acknowledged the timing "appears somewhat abrupt," but he sees the move as "business as usual" and not a worrisome development. There is precedent for an IBM CFO changing roles and the timing of the moves is consistent with historical executive rotations at IBM, Sacconaghi, Jr. tells investors. He maintains a Market Perform rating and $150 price target on IBM shares.

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NetApp price target raised to $60 from $52 at Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Andrew Nowinski raised his price target for NetApp to $60 saying the company reported "very strong" Q2 results, with all metrics exceeding the mid-point of guidance and consensus. The quarter shows that NetApp continues to take share from HP (HPQ), Dell/EMC and IBM (IBM), Nowinski tells investors in a post-earnings research note. He expects the share gains to continue and reiterates an Overweight rating on NetApp shares.
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IBM upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital
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IBM upgraded to Outperform at RBC Capital on mainframe cycle and valuation
As reported earlier, RBC Capital analyst Amit Daryanani upgraded IBM to Outperform from Sector Perform and raised his price target to $180 from $160. Daryanani points to the benefits of the mainframe cycle upgrade, a favorable FX backdrop for the first time in 3 years, recovery in hybrid IT spending leading to 1%-3% revenue growth, and attractive 11-times PE valuation. The analyst adds that gross margins could stabilize in 2018 after an expected 130bps decline in 2017.
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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. General Mills (GIS) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at Piper Jaffray with analyst Michael Lavery saying he expects the company to use some of its tax reform benefit to increase "needed" brand investments. He sees the company posting 9%-10% average earnings growth over the next six quarters. 2. Ulta Beauty (ULTA) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo with analyst Ike Boruchow saying he sees "compelling setup" for the shares in 2018 given the company's "material" tax benefit and potential for fundamental stabilization. 3. IBM (IBM) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital with analyst Amit Daryanani citing the benefits of the mainframe cycle upgrade, a favorable FX backdrop for the first time in 3 years, recovery in hybrid IT spending leading to 1%-3% revenue growth, and attractive 11-times PE valuation. 4. Oracle (ORCL) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Keith Weiss arguing that its current low valuation with cloud expectations diminished following its last three earnings reports presents "a tactical opportunity for old fashioned earnings growth to drive the shares higher." 5. United Technologies (UTX) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital analyst Deane Dray saying 2018 will mark the final year of margin pressure at the company's Pratt and Otis units which led to the recent underperformance. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.

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