On Feb 24, 2015 Jefferies raises the target price from $38 per share to $48 per share.
Now that RAX income and revenue is getting stronger, Jefferies says target is $46.
I just say, Jefferies is behind by a year. RAX will announce new technology and partnership this year. Already one partnership is announced and more to be announced.
"Major Brokerage house, Jefferies maintains its ratings on Rackspace Hosting, Inc. (NYSE:RAX). In the latest research report, Jefferies raises the target price from $38 per share to $48 per share on the counter. According to the latest information available, the shares are now rated Hold by the analysts at the agency.
Company has received coverage from many Wall Street Analysts. In the latest statement by the brokerage house, Credit Suisse maintains its outlook on Rackspace Hosting, Inc. (NYSE:RAX). The current rating of the shares is Outperform, according to the research report released by the firm. The brokerage firm raises the price target from $45 per share to $57"
1- Cash positive
2- Trading at 3 times rev
3- Positive and increasing cash flow
4- Growth stock in a hot sector
5- Innovating new technology
6- To announce partnership with AMZN and others this year
7- Adding revenue every quarter
8- Potential target for acquisition
"They said that they are not seeking a buyer"
That is the most silly statement I read.
Have you ever heard a company announces that it is seeking a buyer publically unless the company is about to go BK?
RAX is a company with young sharp management that is inventing and growing while it is conservative financially. It is not a company to put a tons of debt in the books to get revenue and growth.
1- RAX is cash positive. CTL has $20.5 B debt and only $150m cash.
2- RAX is growing and revenue goes up quarter after quarter
3- RAX reports net (GAAP) instead of NON-GAAP. So, GAAP income is real.
4- RAX market cap is less than 3 time its revenue.
5- Finally, RAX will not stay at current prices and it will go much higher in future.
We know better after CC. Now, people are reacting to every news. There are over 50 companies in this sector and of course each one may have some news that affect others. If each news pushes the stock by $1 then RAX PPS will be negative. Come on guys, this is a high growth sector and there are enough business for all.
However, the big guys will acquire the small one in near future. IBM, MSFT, AMZN, HPQ, ORCL and even GOOG are looking for growth and RAX is a good target.
In other news from the summit, Ansible, a startup backing a hot configuration management tool that makes it easy for businesses to get the underlying cloud infrastructure ready to host software, launched the Simple OpenStack Initiative, backed by Cisco, CSC, HP, and Rackspace. Difficulty of rolling out and managing multiple OpenStack components is another stumbling block for would-be customers so if this effort can make progress here, more power to it.