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Microsoft

$105.91

-0.39 (-0.37%)

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Technical Take: Microsoft rallies, analyst action

In early trading the shares were last up over 2.9% to $108.99. At that price next resistance is at $110.50. Support is at $107.90. As previously reported, Macquarie upgraded the stock to Outperform and raised its price target from $106 up to $121.

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MSFT Microsoft
$105.91

-0.39 (-0.37%)

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Global brand ranking validates Microsoft rebranding efforts, says Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Brad Zelnick notes that, among top global brands, Microsoft (MSFT) ranked fourth in global brand ranking with a brand value of $92.7B, superseded only by Amazon (AMZN), Google (GOOG; GOOGL) and Apple (AAPL). The analyst believes this validates Microsoft's rebranding efforts in the Satya era, distinguished by a more open and flexible approach to customers, rivals as well as application developers. Zelnick reiterates an Outperform rating on Microsoft shares.
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BARD
10/08/18
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BARD
Outperform
Microsoft Project xCloud mostly positive for game publishers, says Baird
After Microsoft (MSFT) announced details of its game-streaming initiative, Project xCloud, Baird analyst Colin Sebastian said he does not expect beta user trials until 2019, with a full launch likely 1-2 years later. The analyst, who sees the news as mostly positive for game publishers Activision Blizzard (ATVI), Electronic Arts (EA) and Take-Two (TTWO), believes that streaming represents an opportunity to convert a portion of the remaining casual gamer market by providing console-quality full streaming games with the cross-platform social features of current consoles. Baird has Outperform ratings on all three game publishers mentioned.
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MACQ
10/12/18
UPGRADE
Target $121
MACQ
Outperform
Microsoft upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie
Macquarie analyst Sarah Hindlian upgraded Microsoft to Outperform from Neutral and raised its price target to $121 saying she is taking advantage of the pullback in shares. Hindlian views Microsoft as a relatively defensive name with long-term earnings power and expects a strong start to FY19 following constructive field work.
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10/12/18
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Target $121
MACQ
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Macquarie upgrades Microsoft to Outperform after pullback to 'correct' mistake
As previously reported, Macquarie analyst Sarah Hindlian upgraded Microsoft to Outperform from Neutral, taking advantage of the market pullback to "correct" her rating on "a name [she has sorely missed." The company has been differentiating Azure in several critical ways that she did not fully appreciate, such as being both enterprise-friendly and aggressive in layering in unique and incremental services such as Artificial Intelligence, Azure Stack, Azure Sphere, and a broad focus on edge computing, Hindlian tells investors. Additionally, Microsoft continues to drive the business into higher-growth arenas, like public cloud and what she expects to be an emerging successful gaming services platform. While many are worrying that the company's robust earnings trend will not persist as comps get tougher, Hindlian sees ample revenue drivers and raised her price target on Microsoft shares to $121 from $106.

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