Slowly, but surely, cloud computing is changing the way that technology is applied. The analysts at Deutsche Bank in a new research piece, have taken a deep-dive into the model and note that evolving software technologies have and continue to create new economic value. They are also of the opinion that subscription and consumption-based models will grow as a share of information technology spending, and they are cannibalizing traditional software at an accelerating pace. The analysts focused their work on companies that lean heavily to the domestic market, as our economy looks to lead the world forward. Here are the top cloud computing stock to buy at Deutsche Bank.
Adobe Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: ADBE) has been named by Gartner as a leader in their new report “Magic Quadrant for Web Management.” Adobe was positioned highest in ability to execute and completeness of vision in the report. The evaluation criteria for a vendor’s ability to execute included product/service, overall viability, sales execution/pricing, market responsiveness and track record, marketing execution, customer experience and operations. Deutsche Bank has a $52 price target for the stock. The Thomson/First Call estimate is at $51.
Demandware Inc. (NYSE: DWRE) posted strong second-quarter earnings yesterday. Subscription revenue in the second quarter was $20.8 million, a 37% increase over $15.2 million in the second quarter of 2012. The Deutsche Bank target for the stock is $42 and should go up after the beat. The consensus price target is lower at $39.
Guidewire Software Inc. (NYSE: GWRE) provides system software to the property and casualty insurance industry, primarily in the United States, Canada and Australia. It provides Internet-based software platforms for core insurance operations, including underwriting and policy administration, claim management and billing. Deutsche Bank sees the stock climbing to $50, while consensus target is $47. The Deutsche Bank price target is the highest on Wall Street.
LifeLock Inc. (NYSE: LOCK) is a top small cap name to buy that may hold big gains for investors. The company is a leader in identity-theft protection systems and crushed its recent earnings estimates. Deutsche Bank has an $18 target, and the consensus target is $15.50. A move to the Deutsche Bank target would be a gain of 50% for investors.
Salesforce.com Inc. (NYSE: CRM) continues to be the momentum investors’ dream stock. One of the original customer relationship management (CRM) software leaders, its earnings have continued to grow at a breakneck pace. Deutsche Bank has a $57 price target, and the consensus is posted higher at $65.
Synchronoss Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SNCR) was added to the Credit Suisse U.S. focus list on Monday. The company trounced earnings expectations and even topped its own sales estimates for the quarter. Cloud services grew 30% from a year ago and now comprise nearly a third of total revenue. Deutsche Bank has a $40 price target, and the consensus number is at $38.
Tangoe Inc. (NASDAQ: TNGO) is another small cap name with potential for huge upside. The company provides communications life cycle management software and services primarily to commercial enterprises and governmental agencies. The company offers an on-demand communications management platform (CMP), a suite of software designed to manage and optimize the complex processes and expenses associated with the life cycle of an enterprise’s fixed and mobile communications assets and services. The Deutsche Bank price target for the stock is at $28, while the consensus level is at $27. Trading to the target would represent a 60% gain for investors.
In the 1980s, the software industry started to disrupt the way companies conducted business and how consumers interacted with personal computers. Thirty years later, the software industry itself is undergoing an incredibly disruptive change, one driven by a new breed of vendors that leverage the latest cloud technologies. Adding cloud computing stocks to a portfolio is adding a slice of tomorrow and beyond for technology.