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William Blair Comments On Oracle-MICROS Deal


Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) on Monday announced that it will acquire MICROS Systems (NASDAQ: MCRS) for $68 per share.

In response to the announcement, William Blair analyst Bhavan Suri issued comments regarding the deal. Suri says there are no concerns as to whether or not the $68 per share price represents "enough of a premium" for MICROS.

As a basis for this assertion, Suri cited MICROS' 2014 fiscal growth and pointed out that the hardware refresh for Windows XP is a nonrecurring event.

In conjunction with these comments, Suri has reiterated the Market Perform rating for MICROS. Additionally, MICROS has received downgrades to the equivalent of a Neutral from a number of firms including Wedbush, Northcoast Research and RBC Capital.

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Oct 2019DowngradesBuyHold
Sep 2019MaintainsMarket Perform
Sep 2019MaintainsEqual-Weight

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