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DELL

Dell Technologies

$48.59

-0.88 (-1.78%)

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VMware

$153.18

-4.81 (-3.04%)

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Pivotal/VMware deal positive for Dell Technologies, says Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo analyst Aaron Rakers notes that VMWare (VMW) disclosed that it is in discussions with Pivotal Software (PVTL) to buy the remainder of the company for $15/share, and a transaction will result in Dell (DELL) increasing its share in VMWare by approximately $2B dollars or 3% increase in ownership. The analyst thinks that the deal is positive for Dell in that it helps streamline the organizations ownership structure potentially leading to a decrease in the company's conglomerate discount. Rakers has an Outperform rating and a $68 price target on Dell's shares.

DELL

Dell Technologies

$48.59

-0.88 (-1.78%)

VMW

VMware

$153.18

-4.81 (-3.04%)

PVTL

Pivotal Software

$8.31

-0.115 (-1.37%)

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DELL Dell Technologies
$48.59

-0.88 (-1.78%)

08/08/19
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INITIATION

Fly Intel: Top analyst initiations
Catch up on today's top analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Apple (AAPL), Samsung (SSNLF), HP Enterprise (HPE), HP Inc. (HPQ), and Dell Technologies (DELL) initiated with an Equal Weight at Barclays. 2. Avalara (AVLR) initiated with an Outperform at William Blair. 3. BlueLinx (BXC) initiated with a Buy at B. Riley FBR. 4. Corning (GLW) initiated with an Overweight at Barclays while Seagate (STX) was initiated with an Underweight, and Western Digital (WDC) was initiated with an Equal Weight. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
08/09/19
RBCM
08/09/19
NO CHANGE
Target $44
RBCM
Outperform
AMD announcement with Cray didn't get attention it deserved, says RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Mitch Steves said the focus during AMD's (AMD) launch event was clearly on Google Cloud (GOOGL) and enterprise wins with HPE (HPE) and Dell (DELL), but he contends that the company's announcement with Cray (CRAY) "did not get the attention it deserved." Looking at the build of materials for the Cray products, the combined content for AMD is likely around 25% and he "wouldn't be surprised to see 15-20%" of the $1B in bookings go to AMD, said Steves, who raised his "Street high" price target on AMD shares to $44 from $43 and keeps an Outperform rating on the stock.
08/15/19
JEFF
08/15/19
NO CHANGE
Target $213
JEFF
Buy
VMware office price for Pivotal represents attractive multiple, says Jefferies
VMware (VMW) indicated last night in a regulatory filing negotiations to purchase the remaining shares of Pivotal Software (PVTL) at $15 per share in cash, which, while a significant 81% premium to Pivotal's $8.30 closing price, represents an "attractive" recurring revenue multiple for a growing asset, Jefferies analyst John DiFucci tells investors in a research note. He estimates the remaining approximate 35% public float not currently owned by VMware and Dell Technologies (DELL) would cost about $1.4B. The analyst keeps a Buy rating on VMware with a $213 price target.
08/15/19
WEDB
08/15/19
NO CHANGE
Target $15
WEDB
Neutral
Pivotal Software acquisition not 'clear plug and play fit,' says Wedbush
Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives notes that VMware (VMW) filed a 13D reporting it is currently in negotiations with Pivotal Software (PVTL) to acquire the company. While the underlying cloud assets and complex developer tool ecosystem will add to the VMware product footprint and potentially expand opportunities within its installed base around cross-selling, acquiring this asset is "not a clear plug and play fit" in his opinion. Ives believes shareholders of VMware will have mixed feelings about this news given Pivotal's roots back to Dell/EMC and the history/current ownership structure of Michael Dell between the three companies. The analyst has a Neutral rating and $15 price target on Pivotal's shares.
VMW VMware
$153.18

-4.81 (-3.04%)

07/17/19
NOMU
07/17/19
NO CHANGE
Target $130
NOMU
Reduce
VMware estimates likely to move lower from here, says Nomura Instinet
Nomura Instinet analyst Christopher Eberle believes consensus estimates for VMware are "likely going lower from here." The analyst says that as the end of the refresh cycle nears for VMware's core hypervisors business, combined with slower adoption of emerging technology revenues than most investors have expected, he sees headwinds for the stock in the coming quarters. Eberle keeps a Reduce rating on VMware with a $130 price target.
08/15/19
RBCM
08/15/19
NO CHANGE
Target $15
RBCM
Outperform
Pivotal Software price target lowered to $15 from $18 at RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Matt Hedberg lowered his price target on Pivotal Software (PVTL) to $15 but kept his Outperform rating after the company confirmed it is in talks with VMWare (VMW) about being fully acquired at $15 per share. The analyst notes that the disclosure of details from all participants is still "limited", but sees this as a "favorable outcome" for Pivotal and would not expect another bidder given the companies' current relationship.
PVTL Pivotal Software
$8.31

-0.115 (-1.37%)

07/01/19
MSCO
07/01/19
NO CHANGE
Target $145
MSCO
Overweight
Morgan Stanley still confident in Microsoft's Server & Tools division growth
Morgan Stanley analyst Keith Weiss noted that a key debate about Microsoft (MSFT), which has been stoked by recent weakness in other on-premise infrastructure software vendors such as Cloudera (CLDR), Pivotal Software (PVTL) and VMware (VMW), remains the durability of growth in the company's On-premise Server Products and Tools. However, he maintains confidence in the durability of low-single digital growth in the Server Products & Tools division, citing share gains across the solution portfolio. However, Weiss does note that Microsoft faces face unusually tough comparison in the division in Q4 and Q1 of FY20, leaving him to forecast year-over-year declines in these two quarters. He maintains an Overweight rating and $145 price target on Microsoft shares.

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