Evercore ISI raised the target on salesforce.com(CRM:NYE) to $300 from $290

STA Research
by: STA Research

Evercore ISI analyst Kirk Materne raised the target on salesforce.com to $300 from $290, and  the Outperform rating on the stock.

Stocktargetadvisor has a average target of $280 and a consensus Buy rating on the stock.

STA Research’s analysis  of the stock is Bullish with a score of 7.7 out of 10, where 0 is very bearish and 10 very bullish.

 

What to like

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High market capitalization
This is one of the largest entities in its sector and is among the top quartile. Such companies tend to be more stable.
Superior risk adjusted returns
This stock has performed well, on a risk adjusted basis, compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.
Low volatility
The stock’s annual returns have been stable and consistent compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. Although stability is good, also keep in mind it can limit returns.
Underpriced compared to book value
The stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price to book value basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.
Superior return on equity
The company management has delivered better return on equity in the most recent 4 quarters then its peers, placing it in the top quartile.
Superior capital utilization
The company management has delivered better return on invested capital in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.
Low debt
The company is less leveraged than its peers , and is among the top quartile, which makes it more flexible. However, do check the news and look at its sector.
Sometimes this is low because the company is not growing and has no growth potential.
Positive cash flow
The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.
Positive free cash flow
The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.
Superior Earnings Growth
This stock has shown top quartile earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

 

What to not like:

Below median dividend returns
The company’s average income yield over the past 5 years has been low compared to its peers. However, it is not a problem if you are not looking for income.
Overpriced on cashflow basis
The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.
Overpriced on free cash flow basis
The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to free cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

 

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