Press Release: August 22, 2019
Roku shares soar after Karl Heinz Berndl raises streaming video industry’s price target due in order to customer growth
Karl Heinz Berndl’s analysts reiterate their outperform rating for ROKU
Karl Heinz Berndl’s analysts also note strong volume trends for Roku in the states.
ROKU shares will turn around right after a disappointing start this particular year, according to KHB analysts.
Analysts at KHB raised its price target to $54 from $44 for Roku, representing 12 % upside. The firm reiterated its outperform rating for the company, citing positive data from the consumer survey.
The business sells streaming video players and licenses its operating system to tv producers, which allows consumers to view video content over the particular internet.
“We continue in order to recommend buying ROKU. Inspections from Key First Look Data of 6,500 Roku customers in June recommend further acceleration in customer growth; search quantity backs this up,” analyst Thomas Hunter said in a note to clients. “We view it as a unique system play on the growth in long-form, streaming video, with a strong aggressive position and improving basic principles. Its purpose-built TV working system, OEM relationships, developing platform, and early content efforts set it upward for long-term value creation, in our view, since streaming video is constantly on the see adoption globally.”
The company’s shares rose 6. 5 % Tuesday. Roku’s stock is down seven % so far this season versus the particular S&P 500’s 5 percent gain.
Hunter mentioned search volume for Roku within the U. S. went up 18 % y-o-y in the 2nd quarter.
“The Roku Channel has gained energy, as well. All in, we're raising our estimations and price target on increased confidence in the particular short- and long-term potential for Roku.”
The particular Roku channel may be the company’s own video content providing on its hardware system.
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