Analyst Sets Striking New Price Target for Palantir Following Oracle Collaboration


In the aftermath of a significant investment surge in the technology sector driven by the artificial intelligence (AI) boom, Palantir Technologies Inc. (NYSE:PLTR) has experienced remarkable stock performance, with a 35% increase year-to-date, far exceeding the S&P 500’s 9% growth.

This surge has largely been attributed to the company’s announcement of its fourth-quarter earnings, which came as a surprise to those who believed the AI market’s potential had already been factored into the stock prices.

Bruce Kamich, an analyst at TheStreet Pro, had predicted Palantir’s bullish trajectory even before the earnings report that CEO Alex Karp revealed, which showcased higher-than-anticipated revenues, setting a price target of $22.

Following the announcement on March 4 of a new partnership with Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) to advance AI solutions, Palantir’s stock outperformed Kamich’s expectations, prompting him to revise his price target upwards in a move that is expected to draw significant attention.

Palantir’s ascent in the stock market is bolstered by a debt-free balance sheet, improved free cash flow, and increasing profits, with revenues benefiting from a boost in AI initiatives. This interest in AI was sparked by the launch of OpenAI’s ChatGPT in December 2022, which became a pivotal moment in the application and adoption of AI across various sectors.

The debut of ChatGPT led to a surge in interest from both enterprises and governments in AI solutions, including generative AI technologies, aimed at enhancing business operations and extracting valuable insights from previously untapped data. This widespread interest in AI is likened to the early days of the Internet, impacting a diverse range of industries from finance to healthcare, manufacturing, retail, and even national defense.

Palantir (NYSE:PLTR), renowned for its data management and analytical capabilities, is leading the charge in this AI revolution, offering its Artificial Intelligence Platform (AIP) to help develop and implement AI solutions. CEO Alex Karp has highlighted the unprecedented demand for AIP, with discussions underway to deploy it in over three hundred organizations seeking secure and effective use of the latest AI models.

This strategic direction has led to significant sales growth for Palantir, with a noteworthy 20% year-over-year increase for three consecutive quarters, resulting in double-digit growth in earnings per share. The fourth quarter reported revenues of $736 million and earnings per share of 9 cents, marking a 21% and 16% increase from the previous year, respectively.

With analysts projecting earnings per share to reach 33 cents and 39 cents for 2024 and 2025, indicating a 34% and 17% increase respectively, the partnership with Oracle (NYSE:ORCL) is set to broaden the application of Palantir’s AIP, further driving sales and profit growth.

Drawing on Kamich’s technical analysis expertise, the recent collaboration with Oracle, a stalwart in cloud services and data management, indicates a promising outlook for Palantir, with a newly adjusted price target reflecting the company’s expanding role in the AI landscape.

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