May 19, 2017

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) plans to extend the cloud-computing arms in Africa

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) plans to extend the cloud-computing arms race among technology giants into Africa by opening two big data centers there next year. The data centers, which will serve customers of the software giant’s Azure cloud-computing business, will be the first of their size built in Africa by one of the three major cloud-infrastructure providers—Microsoft, Amazon.com Inc., and Alphabet Inc.’s Google.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Thursday closed at $67.71. Stock institutional ownership is 76.60% while insider ownership includes 2.20%. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 1.92%.
Analyst’s Analysis on Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)
Number of analysts are eying on this stock and after detailed observation, they have given the stock mean target price of $73.68 while their mean recommendation is 2.00 (1=Buy, 5=sell). The consensus recommendation by Thomson Reuters analysts is Outperform and their mean rating for the stock is 1.95 on scale of 1-5.

BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) Chief Executive Andrew Mackenzie met Wednesday with representatives from Elliott Management Corp., the activist investor pushing for the resources company to shed at least some of its oil-and-gas assets and boost shareholder returns.

BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP)‘s shares on Thursday traded in the range of 35.27 – 36.10 and ended up on $35.90. BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) distance from 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) is 1.58%. BHP’s sales growth for past 5 years was -15.50% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -17.90%.

What Analysts Say About BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP)
Stock has got outperform rating from 4 analyst of Thomson Reuters whereas 3 analyst given hold rating to the stock. Analyst’s mean target price for the firm is $40.16 while analysts mean recommendation is 1.80.

On last trading day, The Medicines Company (NASDAQ:MDCO) traded 1.97 Million shares and was closed at $43.39 per share. Company stock is -22.45% away from its one year high and is moving 40.88% ahead of its one year low. Stock monthly performance is recorded as -17.96% while its performance in last one week is -8.07%. MDCO quarterly performance is -17.82% while firm’s price to sale ratio is 21.98 and price to book ratio is 5.30.
Analyst’s Analysis on The Medicines Company (NASDAQ:MDCO)
Number of analysts are eying on this stock, and after detailed observation, they have given the stock mean target price of $60.67 while their mean recommendation is 1.80 (1=Buy, 5=sell). The consensus recommendation by Thomson Reuters Analysts is Outperform for MDCO and their mean rating for the stock is 1.78 on scale of 1-5.

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) shares moved to $100.22 after starting the day at $99.14 on Thursday. The weekly volatility of CAT is 1.64% and monthly volatility is 1.65%. Firm weekly performance is -0.76% while year to date (YTD) performance is 9.87%. Company net profit margin stands at -0.40% whereas its Gross Margin is 27.40%. This year company’s Earnings per Share (EPS) growth is -102.70% and next year’s estimated EPS growth is 27.38%.
What Analysts Say About Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT)
Stock has got outperform rating from 5 analysts of Thomson Reuters whereas 13 analysts given hold rating to the stock. Analyst’s mean target price for CAT is $104.65 while analysts mean recommendation is 2.60.

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