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  • Writer's pictureAmit Kukreja

Palantir at $18? How Bank of America’s Latest Report Foresees Steady Gains

This article was edited by Andrew Salamon, head of content at Daily Palantir. You can follow him on twitter/x here

AI Enabler at the Forefront

The business realm is no stranger to groundbreaking revelations, and Bank of America's recent report on Palantir, a data analytics software company, stands out. The detailed assessment by Mariana Perez, a dedicated analyst from the bank, offers intriguing insights into why this tech giant remains promising despite recent market turbulence.

Mariana Perez, no stranger to bold predictions, had previously shown trust in Palantir when its stock was trading at a mere $6. Her recent report, following the company's Q2 earnings, maintains a promising $18 price target. Given her track record, her ongoing faith is worth noting.

A few months ago, Perez upgraded her forecast for Palantir from $13 to $18. Now, with additional insights into their Q2 performance, she reiterates this prediction, showcasing consistent confidence in Palantir's future trajectory.

While many might have believed that Bank of America's report was the reason behind the stock's recent 5% surge, it was, in fact, the U.S. job opening report (JOLTS) that played a pivotal role. With the actual job openings being lesser than predicted, it brought a wave of relief to the market, resulting in an overall positive sentiment.

Delving Deeper into the Q2 Highlights

Among the myriad of potential growth catalysts for Palantir, their recently launched AIP takes center stage. Serving the rising demand for dependable and secure data infrastructures, AIP promises growth from both new and existing customers.

Despite experiencing a 13% year-on-year revenue growth, which might seem moderate for a high-growth tech entity, Perez refrained from downgrading the stock. This suggests the presence of underlying factors that can propel the company forward.

The analysis accentuates Palantir's unique positioning as a facilitator for AI implementation that is both secure and compliant, serving both commercial and governmental bodies. This capability is yet to be fully realized and appreciated by the market.

Palantir's association with the U.S. Department of Defense, especially through non-competitive awards, showcases their unmatched technical prowess. As the company secures contracts through sole source deals, it highlights their dominance in this niche.

Promising Catalysts on the Horizon

The company has its eyes set on two immediate catalysts. Firstly, the upcoming £360 million contract with the UK's National Health Service. Secondly, a potential inclusion in the S&P 500 Index, which could draw more institutional investors and stabilize the stock's movements.

While Palantir's U.S. commercial endeavors have been thriving, their European ventures face challenges due to macroeconomic factors and a preference for in-house development models. However, the company remains hopeful, especially with AIP leading the charge.

Looking Ahead

As the debate around Palantir's growth potential continues, the insights provided by Bank of America's comprehensive report make it clear: Palantir is a tech giant to watch out for. With multiple growth avenues and a promising trajectory, only time will reveal the full extent of their success.

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