Earnings show Akamai will ultimately emerge as a cloud-focused software company.
Amgen is downgraded to 'perform,' and 3M is downgraded to 'hold.'
Open Text is upgraded to 'buy,' while JDSU is downgraded to 'neutral.'
VMware and Akamai are downgraded, while Regions Financial is initiated with 'market perform.'
Travelers is upgraded to 'conviction buy' at Goldman, while Akamai is downgraded to 'sell' at Citigroup.
Investors are happy with the acquisition, which eliminates a key rival and helps Akamai gain control of important technology.
The list includes names poised for capital appreciation over the next year.
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