Analyst Alerts: Danaher, Groupon, BMC Software, Morgan Stanley May 15th

Groupon Inc (NASDAQ:GRPN): Benchmark Co. believes Groupon’s operating metrics showed no sign of competitive pressure in Q1 following the company’s better than expected results and guidance. The firm lowered its price target for shares to $20 from $28 but keeps a Buy rating on the stock. Following the strong Q1 report, Barclays raised Groupon estimates and said its low valuation and negative investor sentiment position the shares to move higher. The firm rates Groupon an Overweight with a $27 price target.

Danaher Corp. (NYSE:DHR): Citigroup added Danaher to its Top Picks Live list citing the company’s high quality and attractive relative valuation. The firm keeps a Buy rating on the name with a $64 price target.

BMC Software Inc. (NASDAQ:BMC): JPMorgan does not expect BMC Software to be acquired despite an investment from activist Elliott Associates. The firm does not view BMC as a compelling acquisition on a strategic or financial basis and keeps a Neutral rating on the stock with a $34 price target.

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS): Morgan Stanley removed from U.S. Focus List at Credit Suisse

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