Akamai upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie Macquarie upgraded Akamai to Outperform based on revised 2H consensus margin forecasts and meetings with CDN competitors. The upgrade is not a call on the Q2 report but a longer-term call that media delivery revenue growth could grow in the mid-teens for the next few years driven by increased volumes from HD sporting and other content. Price target raised to $70 from $59.
Akamai Q4 results tracking ahead of consensus, says Pacific Crest Pacific Crest believes that Akamai is poised to report stronger than expected Q4 results. The firm keeps a $65 price target and Outperform rating on the shares.
Akamai hits highs of day amid takeover speculation The move higher in shares of Akamai (AKAM) is being attributed to takeover speculation. The suitor rumored to be interested is Alibaba (BABA). Shares of Akamai are at highs of the day, up 3% to $62.00.