Q4 Critical for Rackspace (RAX), Nomura Maintains Neutral

August 8, 2012 11:43 AM EDT Send to a Friend
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Today Nomura Securities maintained a Neutral rating on Rackspace (NYSE: RAX) but increased their price target to $54.00 (from $47.00).

Analyst Mike McCormack commented on the stock, say "we believe 4Q12 will be the deciding point for the investment community’s view on the company’s OpenStack strategy and ability to execute on it."

"One of the key benefits of the OpenStack platform is the expected higher operating leverage. However, at 2Q earnings, management stepped away from providing a timeline for the conversion of customers from the existing cloud platform to the OpenStack platform. As such, the company will be running two parallel systems for some time," he said.

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Shares of Rackspace closed at $49.30 yesterday.


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