As AI stocks keep gaining interest day after day, Palantir Technologies, Inc (NYSE: PLTR) is looking to reinvent itself as an AI-focused company with the release of its new AI platform. The new direction came after PLTR achieved its second quarter of GAAP profitability. Although PLTR stock is trading near its 52-week high, the stock could reach new highs soon considering the growing AI craze and institutions increasing their stake in the company.
PLTR Stock News
After Nvidia Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) announced its Q1 2023 earnings smashing its EPS and revenue estimates, talks about AI stocks took over the stock market, especially since PLTR announced earlier that it is releasing its own Large Language Models (LLM). PLTR’s Artificial Intelligence Platform (AIP) will enable its customers to operate its Foundry and Gotham platforms. That means that the LLM market has gained another big player in its huge portfolio of companies like Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) and Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT).
New AI Platform
PLTR already said that it is seeing huge demand for its new platform – AIP – from new customers and that it is trying to deploy AIP to existing customers as fast as possible. Furthermore, PLTR deployed a pre-release version of AIP at a major insurance company which has given positive feedback to PLTR. This rising demand proves that the AI market is not saturated yet and there is still room for growth in the future as AI implementations increase.
With this in mind, PLTR announced its first AIPCon on June 1 where the company will provide a detailed look at the newest release of Palantir AIP and AI in Foundry. This conference will also focus on the rapid adoption of Palantir AIP and will feature customers from different sectors like Cisco, Panasonic, and HCA Healthcare. In this way, PLTR could cement itself as a leader in the AI and LLM markets which are seeing huge adoption in the meantime.
The AI sector is growing quickly and that is exactly what PLTR is planning to do since it is planning to gain a lot of ground on the market as quickly as possible. In its Q1 2023 earnings call, PLTR’s CEO Alex Karp discussed the company’s strategy when it comes to AI saying “Our strategy on AI is just to take the whole market. We have no pricing strategy. We’re going to create a lot of value. We’re going to get hundreds of customers and we will price it as we go. One of the things we’ve seen over and over again is, when you’re ahead of the market, you need to take territory”. Of course that will be extremely hard with players like Google and Microsoft in the picture, but it shows PLTR’s commitment to the market and that it is not just riding the wave of AI and LLM.
Furthermore, PLTR achieved GAAP profitability for the second consecutive quarter in Q1 after achieving GAAP profitability for the first time in Q4 2022. PLTR also raised its 2023 revenue guidance from between $2.18 – $2.23 billion to between $2.185 – $2.235 billion and expects to achieve GAAP profitability in every quarter of 2023.
After the new guidance, PLTR stock has been seeing a lot of institutions interested in it. Most notably, Cathie Wood’s fund – Ark Invest – has been adding shares of PLTR for three weeks in a row since its latest earnings adding up to more than $4 million in PLTR shares. Since these buys occurred near PLTR’s 52-week high, the stock has the potential to reach new highs thanks to the growing interest in the AI sector.
PLTR Stock Financials
In its Q1 2023 report, PLTR’s assets increased 6% QoQ from $3.4 billion to $3.6 billion, and its cash and cash equivalents decreased 39% QoQ from $2.6 billion to $1.6 billion. PLTR’s total liabilities increased by 7% QoQ from $818 million to $880 million.
Revenue also increased 17% YoY from $446 million to $525 million. Operating costs increased almost 5% from $391 million to $413 million, which contributed to the operating income increase of 110% YoY from $39 million in operating loss to $4 million in operating income, which amounted to a net income of $19 million – a 118% increase YoY.
@Mr_Derivatives believes PLTR stock could reach $20 thanks to the growing AI craze.
@theresa_perrin is confident PLTR stock is extremely undervalued at current levels.
PLTR stock’s trend is bullish with the stock trading in an upward channel. Looking at the indicators, the stock is trading above the 200, 50, and 21 MAs which are bullish indications. Meanwhile, RSI is approaching overbought at 64, while the MACD is approaching a bullish crossover.
As for the fundamentals, PLTR stock’s main catalyst is the growing bullish sentiment surrounding AI stocks especially following NVDA’s Q1 earnings. With the company set to host its first AIPCon to showcase its new AI platform and institutions increasing their stake in the company, PLTR could be poised to reach new 52-week highs in the coming months.
PLTR Stock Forecast
With its new AI platform – AIP – PLTR is entering one of the fastest growing markets at the moment with players like Google and Microsoft. PLTR also just came from its second consecutive GAAP profitable quarter, and its stock has gained more than 110% YTD. All of this combined drove institutions to buy more shares in PLTR which is a testament that PLTR is in the right direction. With the AI market’s continuous growth, PLTR is looking like an exciting prospect for the future.
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