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IBM

$169.16

0.68 (0.40%)

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IBM says SaaS margins continue to expand, but not at scale

Says has driven two consecutive quarters of consulting growth. Says SaaS margins continue to expand, but still not at scale. Says U.S. pension plan has been frozen for some time.

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IBM IBM
$169.16

0.68 (0.40%)

01/12/18
BMOC
01/12/18
NO CHANGE
Target $175
BMOC
Market Perform
IBM price target raised to $175 from $170 at BMO Capital
BMO Capital analyst Keith Bachman raised his price target on IBM to $175, reiterating that the mainframe cycle and FX trends are beginning to improve. The analyst keeps his Market Perform rating based on valuations, but suggests that the December quarter estimates could prove to be conservative. Longer term, Bachman contends that the Systems segment could generate "durable growth" and the Cognitive business can grow operating profits this year.
01/17/18
LEHM
01/17/18
UPGRADE
Target $192
LEHM
Overweight
IBM upgraded to Overweight from Underweight at Barclays
Barclays analyst Mark Moskowitz double upgraded IBM (IBM) to Overweight from Underweight and raised his price target for the shares to $192 from $133. The technology giant closed yesterday up 69c to $163.85. The company could be entering a period of top-line stability and maybe even modest growth over the next 12-18 months, Moskowitz tells investors in a research note. The analyst thinks IBM could emerge over time as the next important cloud vendor after Amazon (AMZN) and Microsoft's (MSFT) Azure. Moskowitz sees room for another cloud player and thinks the "narrative can favorably shift for shares of IBM."
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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. IBM (IBM) upgraded to Overweight from Underweight at Barclays with analyst Mark Moskowitz saying the company could be entering a period of top-line stability and maybe even modest growth over the next 12-18 months. 2. Ulta Beauty (ULTA) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Simeon Gutman saying Ulta shares are trading at a compelling multiple given the company's long runway for earnings per share growth combined with benefits from lower tax rates. 3. Groupon (GRPN) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman Sachs with analyst Christopher Merwin saying stabilizing gross profit growth, coupled with cost savings, should drive upside to Street EBITDA expectations in 2018. 4. L3 Technologies (LLL) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill with analyst Ronald Epstein saying it will benefit from "upward momentum" in the U.S. defense budget. 5. Dick's Sporting (DKS) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Buckingham with the firm citing tax reform benefits and recent strength across retail. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
01/18/18
WEDB
01/18/18
NO CHANGE
Target $185
WEDB
Neutral
IBM price target raised to $185 from $155 at Wedbush
Wedbush analyst Moshe Katri raised his price target for IBM to $185 from $155 on valuation. The analyst reiterates a Neutral rating on the shares.

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MSFT

Microsoft

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AMZN

Amazon.com

$1,500.00

14.66 (0.99%)

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BHGE

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GE

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Bright Scholar

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Johnson & Johnson

$132.02

2.11 (1.62%)

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Medtronic

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KKR

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CG

Carlyle Group

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AET

Aetna

$175.55

0.49 (0.28%)

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CVS Health

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MYND

MYnd Analytics

$2.60

0.0301 (1.17%)

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