(CRM) Target Raised at Macquarie Following Survey and Ahead of Results

November 15, 2013 12:39 PM EST
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Macquarie analyst Brad Zelnick reiterated an Outperform rating and raised his price target on (NYSE: CRM) from $50 to $60 following their Q4 partner survey, which supports our constructive view of CRM shares heading into results.

"Net 43% of respondents indicated their SFDC related businesses performed above plan during the period (% above plan minus % below)," Zelnick notes. "This compares with 45% last quarter and 47% a year ago. Adjusted Street billings growth at +25% y/y organic constant currency (+33% reported) compares with last quarter’s +27% (duration adjusted organic CC) and appears achievable based on our inputs. Beyond our survey, feedback from significant partners suggests a noticeable uptick in deal activity from 1H14. We believe F3Q results and Dreamforce can be positive catalysts for CRM shares and we are raising our target price to $60."

CRM reports Q3 results on November 18, after the close.

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Shares of closed at $56.99 yesterday.

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