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Microsoft

$91.86

-1.02 (-1.10%)

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Microsoft can return to mid-teens EPS, FCF growth, says Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo analyst Phil Winslow believes Microsoft can return to mid-teens EPS and free cash flow growth as the headwinds from a declining PC market in recent years and the transition to the cloud continue abate relative to the increase in recurring subscription revenue from Azure and Office 365 and as the company continues to prudently control costs. The analyst reiterates an Outperform rating on the shares.

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MSFT Microsoft
$91.86

-1.02 (-1.10%)

03/27/18
BOFA
03/27/18
NO CHANGE
Target $210
BOFA
Buy
BofA/Merrill cuts Facebook target to $210 on increased regulatory risk
Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst Justin Post cut his price target for shares of Facebook (FB) to $210 from $230 citing increased regulatory risk. The analyst, however, reiterates a Buy rating on the shares with his target representing substantial upside from current levels. Facebook closed yesterday up 67c to $160.06. The Federal Trade Commission investigation is significant as it raises risk of civil penalties on data privacy violations, Post tells investors in a research note. And if history serves, the investigation could take multiple years to resolve, the analyst adds. He points out that the FTC/Department of Justice investigation into Microsoft (MSFT) took over a decade. In the meantime, Post sees user and usage erosion, with "negative news flow likely to continue into Q2," as the biggest near-term and long-term risk for Facebook.
04/02/18
JEFF
04/02/18
NO CHANGE
Target $62
JEFF
Underperform
Microsoft restructuring keeps reporting units unchanged, says Jefferies
Microsoft announced a reorganization of its engineering teams that clearly demonstrates the company's commitment to artificial intelligence, Jefferies analyst John DiFucci tells investors in a research note. The analyst points out that none of the company's financial reporting units will change under the restructuring. Microsoft will continue to release all its current key performance indicators - "for now," DiFucci writes. The analyst adds that while the changes and concurrent departure of Terry Myerson "could on the surface" appear to be deemphasizing the Windows business, he currently estimates that about a third of the company's profit still pertains to Windows. DiFucci keeps an Underperform rating on Microsoft with a $62 price target.
04/04/18
MSCO
04/04/18
NO CHANGE
MSCO
Morgan Stanley says CIO survey good for Microsoft, Amazon, negative for Juniper
Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty detailed the results of the firm's April survey of 100 U.S. and European Chief information officers, noting that it showed the most bullish growth expectation in 10 years. CIOs surveyed see rising 2018 IT budget growth expectations, increasing their cumulative growth view to 5.4% in the most recent survey from a 4.9% growth outlook in January, Huberty noted. Cloud and Security are top priorities, and the strong public cloud adoption trends favor Amazon (AMZN) and Microsoft (MSFT), according to the analyst. Meanwhile, Huberty noted that Cisco (CSCO) saw a slight tick down in purchase intentions, Juniper Networks (JNPR) continues to sees negative spend, and F5 Networks (FFIV) saw weakening purchase intentions.
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KEYB
04/05/18
NO CHANGE
KEYB
Sector Weight
Automation the next 'cloud wars' battle, says KeyBanc
KeyBanc analyst Brent Bracelin says the AWS Summit SF exposed an even greater focus by Amazon (AMZN) Web Services on cloud automation. The analyst believes the "cloud wars" in 2018 appear to be moving from a battle of "features" seen in the last two years toward a new battle of "automation." Bracelin sees Automation as having three major benefits for AWS: it can drive material cost savings, it saves developers time, and it serves as a competitive differentiator versus Microsoft Azure (MSFT) and Google Cloud (GOOG; GOOGL). Bracelin reiterates a Sector Weight rating on Amazon's shares.

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DCT Industrial

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SM Energy

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