After surging in the wake of Oracle/Taleo, some cloud software names have sold off: CSOD +1.2%....

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After surging in the wake of Oracle/Taleo, some cloud software names have sold off: CSOD +1.2%. CTCT -1%. N -0.2%. Others are faring better: SABA +5.7%. CRM +3%. KNXA +2.4%. Bernstein thinks Oracle's modest premium, perhaps due to a limited number of potential buyers, "puts a cap" on future deal valuations. However, as Nomura notes, the run-up already seen in Taleo due to M&A hopes helps explain the small premium.