Splunk (SPLK) Receives a Buy from Morgan Stanley

In a report released today, Keith Weiss from Morgan Stanley maintained a Buy rating on Splunk (SPLK), with a price target of $158.00. The company’s shares closed last Monday at $127.16.

According to TipRanks.com, Weiss is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 13.1% and a 58.7% success rate. Weiss covers the Technology sector, focusing on stocks such as Slack Technologies, Citrix Systems, and NortonLifeLock.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Strong Buy analyst consensus rating for Splunk with a $176.45 average price target, implying a 44.2% upside from current levels. In a report issued on March 11, Jefferies also maintained a Buy rating on the stock with a $165.00 price target.

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Based on Splunk’s latest earnings release for the quarter ending January 31, the company reported a quarterly revenue of $791 million and GAAP net loss of $22.73 million. In comparison, last year the company earned revenue of $622 million and had a net profit of $2.13 million.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 69 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is negative on the stock. This means that over the past quarter there has been an increase of insiders selling their shares of SPLK in relation to earlier this year.

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Splunk, Inc. engages in the development and marketing of software solutions. Its products include Splunk cloud, Splunk light, and Splunk enterprise. It also offers solutions for information technology operations, security, internet-of-things, application analytics, business analytics, and industries. The company was founded by Erik M. Swan, Michael J. Baum and Robin K. Das in October 2003 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

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