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CRM

Salesforce

$109.02

1.33 (1.24%)

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Microsoft

$90.81

0.98 (1.09%)

04:51
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Salesforce upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies

Jefferies analyst John DiFucci upgraded Salesforce (CRM) to Buy and raised his price target for the shares to $132 from $97. Recent field checks indicate continued strong enterprise traction as well improved commercial segment momentum, likely due to moderating Microsoft (MSFT) competition, DiFucci tells investors in a research note. The analyst sees "meaningful" billings upside in Q4 and "many engines of growth" to Salesforce achieving its long-term targets. He views the valuation as reasonable at current share levels.

CRM

Salesforce

$109.02

1.33 (1.24%)

MSFT

Microsoft

$90.81

0.98 (1.09%)

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CRM Salesforce
$109.02

1.33 (1.24%)

01/31/18
CLVD
01/31/18
INITIATION
CLVD
Buy
Salesforce initiated with a Buy at Cleveland Research
01/31/18
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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. Lumentum (LITE) was initiated with a Buy at UBS while Oclaro (OCLR) was initiated with a Sell. 2. ImmunoGen (IMGN) initiated with a Buy at H.C. Wainwright. 3. Salesforce (CRM) and Workday (WDAY) were initiated with a Buy at Cleveland Research. 4. Cooper Tire (CTB) was initiated with a Buy at Longbow, while Goodyear Tire (GT) was initiated with a Neutral. 5. Acacia Communications (ACIA) initiated with a Buy at UBS. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
02/02/18
DADA
02/02/18
INITIATION
Target $28
DADA
Neutral
PROS initiated with a Neutral at DA Davidson
DA Davidson analyst Rishi Jaluria initiated PROS with a Neutral rating and a price target of $28, saying the company is amid a cloud transition since mid-2015. Jaluria likes PROS' leadership in pricing optimization for airlines, with about 60% of airlines as its customers, as well as the company's momentum in cloud transition with 95% of new deals as cloud deals in the past few quarters. The analyst is concerned about the company's cash burn however, as PROS faces "Configure Price Quote" business competition from salesforce.com (CRM) and SAP (SAP).
02/06/18
UBSW
02/06/18
NO CHANGE
Target $135
UBSW
Buy
Salesforce share price undervalues growth and free cash flow, says UBS
UBS analyst Jennifer Lowe noted Salesforce bears point to the company's investments as a headwind to long-term profits, but she believes the company can drive margins above Street expectations while maintaining its greater than 20% growth. The analyst feels the stock price undervalues the company's growth and free cash flow margin expansion potential. Lowe reiterated her Buy rating and $135 price target on Salesforce shares.
MSFT Microsoft
$90.81

0.98 (1.09%)

02/01/18
BERN
02/01/18
NO CHANGE
Target $118
BERN
Outperform
Microsoft price target raised to $118 from $109 at Bernstein
Bernstein analyst Mark Moerdler raised his price target for Microsoft to $118 from $109 after the company reported Q2 results, beating significantly on revenue, earnings and cash flow. The analyst reiterates an Outperform rating on the shares.
02/02/18
MAXM
02/02/18
UPGRADE
Target $88
MAXM
Hold
Tableau upgraded to Hold from Sell at Maxim
As reported earlier, Maxim analyst Nehal Chokshi upgraded Tableau (DATA) to Hold from Sell and raised his price target to $88 from $40. The analyst cites normalized bookings accelerating to 26% growth in Q4 and sees normalized sales productivity stabilizing at about a 33% level. Chokshi also contends that Tableau appears to be navigating the competition with Microsoft (MSFT) and its "significantly lower cost of Power BI".
02/06/18
ARGS
02/06/18
NO CHANGE
Target $107
ARGS
Buy
Microsoft price target raised to $107 from $95 at Argus
Argus analyst Joseph Bonner raised his price target on Microsoft to $107 and kept his Buy rating, saying the company remains "well positioned" to grow commercial revenue amid digital transformation in the U.S. and internationally. Bonner also sees the company's Azure cloud services, Dynamics 365, and Office 365 as key growth drivers, with the company's Consumer segment remaining "steady". The analyst believes the stock can move higher on commercial and public cloud business growth.
02/14/18
TIGR
02/14/18
NO CHANGE
TIGR
Buy
Microsoft Business Performance continues to accelerate, says Tigress Financial
Tigress Financial analyst Ivan Feinseth keeps his Buy rating on Microsoft, stating that the company's business growth continues to accelerate, driven by Azure, Office 365 and accelerating growth from LinkedIn. The analyst also notes an increase in enterprise demand for secure productivity and collaboration tools supporting the company's product adoption and customer wins, while its Intelligent Cloud and Intelligent Edge platforms drive its architectural advantage.

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