Will These Analyst Actions Help Adobe (ADBE) Stock Today?

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Adobe (ADBE) stock has had its numbers raised at several analyst firms Wednesday following its earnings report a day earlier. UBS analysts raised their 12-month price target to $85 from $80, noting big upside to subs and annualized recurring revenue. A "buy" rating has been reiterated. Fiscal 2014 revenue estimates were also increased to $4.15 billion from $4.1 billion with earnings of $1.25 a share from $1.20 a share. 

JMP Securities also upped its price target to $82 from $78, citing strong earnings momentum. An "outperform" rating was reiterated and fiscal 2014 earnings estimates were increased to $1.23 a share from $1.17 a share. 

In its second quarter ended May, the company earned 37 cents a share and generated $1.07 billion in sales. Analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters forecast 30 cents a share and $1.03 billion. 

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Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates ADOBE SYSTEMS INC as a Hold with a ratings score of C. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate ADOBE SYSTEMS INC (ADBE) a HOLD. The primary factors that have impacted our rating are mixed -- some indicating strength, some showing weaknesses, with little evidence to justify the expectation of either a positive or negative performance for this stock relative to most other stocks. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow."

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