Oppenheimer Raises Price Target on Pure Storage, Inc. (PSTG) Following 3Q Report

December 1, 2016 10:02 AM EST
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Oppenheimer reiterated an Outperform rating on Pure Storage, Inc. (NYSE: PSTG), and raised the price target to $17.00 (from $15.00), following the company's 3Q earnings report. Pure reported results of $197.0M/loss of $0.10/sh easily topping the Street's $192.2M/loss of $0.15/sh target. Management's 4Q-FY17 guidance compares favorably with consensus ($219-227M vs. $221.0M) and suggests continued leverage gains (OM range of (9%)-(5%) vs. (9.7%).

Analyst Ittai Kidron commented, "Pure delivered another strong quarter ahead of expectations and avoiding the headwinds hitting legacy storage vendors. Customer additions were solid, expansion with larger customer continued, international growth was healthy, and product demand/interest for both its core //m series and new FlashBlade product was good. Management's strong execution is not only driving strong sales, but it is also delivering encouraging operating margin improvement. Positively, Pure also reiterated its goal for reaching sustained positive free cash flow in 2H-CY17. We're positive on Pure's positioning and continue to believe it's yet to fully benefit from new product expansion opportunities, especially FlashBlade which is on-track for general availability this quarter (and a key FY18 driver). Maintain Outperform raising PT to $17 from $15."

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Shares of Pure Storage closed at $13.95 yesterday.



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