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Fly News Breaks for October 16, 2019
Oct 16, 2019 | 09:24 EDT
Morgan Stanley analyst Keith Weiss, Stan Zlotsky and others in the firm's Software team noted that software stocks have pulled back 23% on average from their 52-week highs, which they attribute to a combination of high growth software multiples being at historical peaks, a volatile macro environment and sector rotations away from momentum names. Though they think the pullback raises the question of whether it is time to start buying software again, the analysts note that high growth multiples are still well above historical averages and the firm's Q3 CIO survey is suggesting a steep deceleration in software spending growth into 2020. Given those facts, as well as difficult second half comps for numerous companies in the space, they see unfavorable risk/rewards for "a lot of the high fliers," the analysts said. The team has lowered their price targets for Liveramp (RAMP) to $58 from $64, for Workiva (WK) to $42 from $46, for PagerDuty (PD) to $34 from $43, for MongoDB (MDB) to $150 from $160, for Yext (YEXT) to $15 from $16 and for VMware (VMW) to $170 from $188.
News For VMW;PD;RAMP;WK;MDB;YEXT From the Last 2 Days
Nov 11, 2019 | 10:20 EST
Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Workiva (WK) initiated with a Neutral at Goldman Sachs. 2. Burlington Stores (BURL) and Ross Stores (ROST) were initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital. 3. BellRing Brands (BRBR) initiated with an Overweight at JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley, and Barclays, an Outperform at Wells Fargo, Credit Suisse, and BMO Capital, a Buy at Goldman Sachs and Stifel, a Hold at SunTrust, and a Neutral at BofA/Merrill. 4. Anterix (ATEX) initiated with an Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley. 5. Gladstone (GOOD) initiated with a Buy at National Securities. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.