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Microsoft

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Microsoft calls for U.S. government regulation of facial recognition technology

Microsoft said in a blog post that there needs to be a U.S. government initiative to regulate the proper use of facial recognition technology, informed first by a bipartisan and expert commission. "While we appreciate that some people today are calling for tech companies to make these decisions - and we recognize a clear need for our own exercise of responsibility, as discussed further below - we believe this is an inadequate substitute for decision making by the public and its representatives in a democratic republic," the company said. "We live in a nation of laws, and the government needs to play an important role in regulating facial recognition technology. As a general principle, it seems more sensible to ask an elected government to regulate companies than to ask unelected companies to regulate such a government." "We believe Congress should create a bipartisan expert commission to assess the best way to regulate the use of facial recognition technology in the United States. This should build on recent work by academics and in the public and private sectors to assess these issues and to develop clearer ethical principles for this technology. The purpose of such a commission should include advice to Congress on what types of new laws and regulations are needed, as well as stronger practices to ensure proper congressional oversight of this technology across the executive branch." Reference Link

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MSFT Microsoft
$104.73

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Microsoft upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Atlantic Equities
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Overweight
Microsoft upgraded to Overweight on long-term growth at Atlantic Equities
Atlantic Equities analyst James Cordwell assumed coverage on Microsoft with an Overweight rating, from a Neutral rating, and a $125 price target. Cordwell said Microsoft has successfully managed the cloud transition, while expanding its addressable market, and should now be a primary beneficiary of enterprises undertake digital transformations. The analyst expects Azure, the cloud platform, to drive 40% of Microsoft's incremental 2018-2021 gross profit , with Office 365 adding 35%, and the legacy server business remaining robust due to hybrid cloud deployments.
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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. BorgWarner (BWA) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman Sachs with analyst David Tamberrino saying he believes the company will outperform supplier peers late in the North American auto cycle. 2. Norfolk Southern (NSC) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi with analyst Christian Wetherbee stating that he sees solid upside to consensus estimates and the potential for multiple appreciation based on "sustainably better" free cash flow. 3. Quest Diagnostics (DGX) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays with analyst Jack Meehan citing the company's "very favorable" risk-reward profile and current levels. 4. Ciena (CIEN) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Meta Marshall saying recent meetings with management give her confidence that revenue momentum can persist at least for the next year. 5. Microsoft (MSFT) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Atlantic Equities with analyst James Cordwell stating the company has successfully managed the cloud transition, while expanding its addressable market, and should now be a primary beneficiary of enterprises undertaking digital transformations. 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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Target $289
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Buy
Adobe shares can hit $320 over next 18 months, says UBS
UBS analyst Jennifer Swanson Lowe sees potential for Adobe (ADBE) to achieve $10 of earnings per share in fiscal 2020, above the current consensus of $9.33, and for the stock to reach $320 over the next 18 months, or 30% upside from current levels. The stock has lagged the broader peer group since the company's Q2 results as investors worry about reduced potential for further beats as the Cloud shift matures, Lowe tells investors in a research note. She keeps a Buy rating on Adobe with a $289 price target. Microsoft (MSFT) and Salesforce (CRM) remain the analyst's top picks due to the combination of "secular growth and valuation support," but she likes Adobe as well for similar reasons.

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QTS

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