Unity Software gets $100 price target from Garda

Unity Software coverage on Wall Street started with a bullish call, $100 price target

D.A. Davidson analyst Franco Granda kicked off Wall Street coverage of Unity Software Inc. U, +1.64% will a bullish rating, and a price target that was nearly double the initial public offering price. The videogame software company went public on Sept. 18, with the stock closing that day at $68.35, or 31.4% above its IPO price of $52; the stock closed Thursday at $83.20.

Garda initiated Unity with a buy rating and $100 stock price target, saying he believes “this growth story has legs,” as he expects a “meaningful revenue ramp” in the years ahead. ” We like Unity for four reasons: exposure to the entire gaming market; significant growth opportunities in applications beyond gaming; a hybrid revenue model with plenty of upside; and potential beneficiary of the Epic Games vs. Apple feud (call option),” Granda wrote in a note to clients.

He’s the only analyst covering the stock that is followed by FactSet. Unity’s stock fell 1.9% in premarket trading, after rising 21.7% over the past four days, while the S&P 500 SPX, +0.29% has lost 2.2% over the same time.

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