Notable Upgrades: Microsoft (MSFT), Tesla Motors (TSLA), Visa Inc. (V), MasterCard (MA), Tableau Software (DATA)

Analysts at RBC Capital Markets assumed Microsoft (MSFT) with an ‘Outperform’ from ‘Sector Perform’ rating and raised their price target to $54.00 in a research report issued to clients on Tuesday. M’soft’s shares closed at $46.20 yesterday. The firm’s target price suggests a potential upside of 16.88% from the company’s previous close.

MSFT shares are currently priced at 17.40x this year’s forecasted earnings compared to the industry’s 15.31x earnings multiple. Ticker has a forward P/E of 14.45 and t-12 price-to-sales ratio of 4.39. EPS for the same period is $42.67.

In the past 52 weeks, shares of Redmond, Washington-based company have traded between a low of $32.15 and a high of $47.02 and are now at $46.44. Shares are up 41.54% year-over-year and 24.10% year-to-date.

The chart below shows where the equity has traded over the last year, with the 50-day and 200-day moving averages included.

Investment analysts at ISI initiated coverage on shares of Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA) in a note issued to investors on Tuesday. The firm set a ‘Buy’ rating and $320.00 price target on the stock. ISI’s price target would suggest a potential upside of 26.05% from the stock’s previous close.

Tesla Motors shares are currently trading at 77.16x next year’s forecasted earnings.Ticker has a PEG and price/book ratio of 5.31 and 33.21, respectively. Price/Sales for the same period is 12.99 while EPS is ($1.11). Currently there are 3 analysts that rate TSLA a ‘Strong Buy’, 6 rate it a ‘Buy’ and 6 rate it a ‘Hold’. No analysts rate it a sell. TSLA has a median Wall Street price target of $287.50 with a high target of $400.00.

In the past 52 weeks, shares of Palo Alto, California-based company have traded between a low of $116.10 and a high of $291.42 and are now at $257.15. Shares are up 54.78% year-over-year and 71.40% year-to-date.

The chart below shows where the equity has traded over the last year, with the 50-day and 200-day moving averages included.

Piper Jaffray is out with a report this morning initiating coverage of Visa Inc (V) with an ‘Overweight’ rating and $265 price target, implying 23.63% expected return. Shares of retail electronic payments network closed at $214.64 a share in Monday’s trading session.

V recently lost $0.29 to $214.35. Ticker is currently priced at 25.41x this year’s forecasted earnings compared to the industry’s 13.68x earnings multiple. Visa has a PEG and forward P/E ratio of 1.40 and 20.66, respectively. Price/Sales for the same period is 10.83 while EPS is $8.45. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate V a ‘Strong Buy’, 17 rate it a ‘Buy’ and 5 rate it a ‘Hold’. No analysts rate it a sell. Visa has a median Wall Street price target of $250.00 with a high target of $281.00.

In the past 52 weeks, shares of San Francisco, California-based company have traded between a low of $180.11 and a high of $235.50. Shares are up 13.24% year-over-year ; down 3.69% year-to-date.

Visa was also initiated with an ‘Outperform’ rating and $262 price target at Bernstein.

The chart below shows where the equity has traded over the last year, with the 50-day and 200-day moving averages included.

Analysts at Piper Jaffray initiated coverage on Mastercard Inc (MA) with an ‘Overweight’ rating and $91 price target in a research report issued to clients on Tuesday. Piper’s price target would suggest a potential upside of 20.94% from the stock’s previous close.

MasterCard Incorporated shares are currently priced at 28.18x this year’s forecasted earnings compared to the industry’s 13.68x earnings multiple. Ticker has a PEG and forward P/E ratio of 1.53 and 20.94, respectively. Price/Sales for the same period is 9.79 while EPS is $2.67. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate MA a ‘Strong Buy’, 14 rate it a ‘Buy’ and 7 rate it a ‘Hold’. No analysts rate it a sell. MA has a median Wall Street price target of $90.00 with a high target of $100.00.

In the past 52 weeks, shares of Purchase, New York-based company have traded between a low of $64.74 and a high of $84.75 and are now at 75.22. Shares are up 12.15% year-over-year ; down 9.93% year-to-date.

MasterCard was also initiated with a ‘Outperform’ rating and $99 price target at Bernstein.

The chart below shows where the equity has traded over the last year, with the 50-day and 200-day moving averages included.

Tableau Software Inc (DATA) was upgraded by Credit Suisse (CS) to an ‘Outperform’ from ‘Neutral’ rating and a $100 from $87.50 price target in a research note issued on Tuesday. Credit Suisse PT suggests 37.13% expected return from the stock’s current price.

Tableau Software shares are currently priced at 1,429.80x this year’s forecasted earnings compared to the industry’s 15.31x earnings multiple. Ticker has a PEG and forward P/E ratio of (47.40) and 423.53, respectively. Price/sales for the same period is 15.93 while EPS is $0.05. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate DATA a ‘Strong Buy’, 8 rate it a ‘Buy’ and 8 rate it a ‘Hold’. No analysts rate it a sell. DATA has a median Wall Street price target of $80.00 with a high target of $122.00.

In the past 52 weeks, shares of the Seattle, Washington-based company have traded between a low of $52.02 and a high of $102.37 and are now at 72.92. Shares are up 1.32% year-over-year and 5.77% year-to-date.

The chart below shows where the equity has traded over the last year, with the 50-day and 200-day moving averages included.

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