The bull case for Microsoft Corporation depends on the belief that its cloud platform Azure stays in the “early days of playing out,” according to Wedbush.
Daniel Ives kept up an Outperform rating on Microsoft with an unchanged $155 price target. The stock is listed as a top pick on Wedbush’s best thoughts list.
Wedbush’s first-hand checks point to a “clear acceleration” in Microsoft inking “larger and more strategic” enterprise cloud bargains, Ives said in a Wednesday note.
Redmond appears to be on track to win most of new cloud deployments, and this momentum can be sustained for at any rate the next 12 to 18 months, the examiner said.
Adversary cloud platform Amazon.com, Inc.’s Amazon Web Services is as yet the leader in the overall cloud segment, yet Microsoft is appearing of shutting the gap, Ives said. Azure demonstrated 73% year-over-year development in the latest quarter, he said.
After some time, Microsoft is situated to turn into a “cloud behemoth” helped by an “army of partners” and a strong sales force, the examiner said.
Microsoft has a few different impetuses to help development, including the Office 365 transition among both customer and enterprises, Ives said. The organization is seeing traction with more up to date integrated item activities at LinkedIn and different platforms, he said.
At last, Microsoft’s stock has indicated it can “hold up like the Rock of Gibraltar” in the midst of the Sino-American trade dispute and overall volatility in technology stocks, as per Wedbush.
Microsoft shares were down 0.46% at $131.49 at the close Wednesday.