Nvidia 'remains unquestionably' the leader in graphics, says Evercore ISI
After Nvidia yesterday unveiled its new Quadro GPU family, Evercore ISI analyst C.J. Muse says the company remains, "unquestionably," the worldwide leader in graphics. The Quadro GPU family should drive accelerated growth in Nvidia's Pro-Viz business, Muse tells investors in a research note. He believes the company continues to build the defacto standard for artificial intelligence with its CUDA platform creating a "sustainable advantage." He looks for Nvidia to exit 2018 at an earnings per share run-rate of $9-plus, above today's consensus estimate of $8.24. Muse sees "clear support" for his $11 earnings run-rate by 2020, which he says makes his $275 price target "likely conservative." The analyst reiterates an Outperform rating on shares of Nvidia. The stock in midday trading is up $4.81 to $260.93.