Breaking News Instant updates and real-time market news.

CBS

CBS

$54.74

0.17 (0.31%)

, VIA

Viacom

$42.82

0.3 (0.71%)

13:28
10/02/16
10/02
13:28
10/02/16
13:28

With or without Viacom merger, CBS remains attractive, Barron's says

After last week's news that National Amusements is urging CBS (CBS) and Viacom (VIA) to explore a potential merger, Barron's argues that CBS shares are "attractive" with or without the deal. The company has "much less risk" of being cut from cable bundles than Viacom does, much greater ability to invest in new content, and greater leverage in retransmission negotiations. A stand-alone Viacom, meanwhile, would be left "trying to turn around MTV and Nickelodeon in the age of YouTube and Netflix," Barron's warns. Reference Link

CBS

CBS

$54.74

0.17 (0.31%)

VIA

Viacom

$42.82

0.3 (0.71%)

VIAB

Viacom

$38.10

0.33 (0.87%)

CBS CBS
$54.74

0.17 (0.31%)

09/20/16
WELS
09/20/16
NO CHANGE
WELS
Viacom dividend likely to be eliminated, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo says that the market is expecting Viacom (VIA,VIAB) to cut its dividend by 50%. However, Wells Fargo says that the company will eliminate its entire dividend within tow months from now. The firm says that a 50% cut would enable Viacom to barely make its debt payments for the next year but still leave it "with limited financial visibility running at break-even with no cushion." The firm thinks that the company needs at least some cash cushion. It does not expect the company to merge with CBS (CBS) and keeps an Underperform rating on Viacom.
09/22/16
TLSY
09/22/16
DOWNGRADE
TLSY
Market Perform
CBS downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Telsey Advisory
09/22/16
TLSY
09/22/16
DOWNGRADE
TLSY
Market Perform
CBS downgraded on likely Viacom merger at Telsey Advisory
As noted earlier, Telsey downgraded CBS (CBS) to Market Perform from Outperform. Analyst Tom Eagan says that CBS will probably merge with Viacom (VIA, VIAB). The analyst believes that it will take "years" for Viacom to be turned around, and he says that Viacom's fiscal 2017 EBITDA will come in 18% below its fiscal 2015 level. The analyst expects the company's credit rating to be downgraded by S&P. CBS target to $57 from $67.
09/22/16
09/22/16
DOWNGRADE

On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. CBS (CBS) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Telsey Advisory with analyst Tom Eagan saying that CBS will probably merge with Viacom (VIA, VIAB). 2. Jabil Circuit (JBL) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Needham with analyst Sean Hannan saying that 2017 will unlikely be a "robust year." 3. Pearson (PSO) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Exane BNP Paribas. 4. Syntel (SYNT) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Barrington with analyst Vincent Colicchio saying he's "increasingly concerned that the challenging environment will continue to negatively impact the company's business." 5. FMC Technologies (FTI) downgraded to Neutral from Accumulate at Seaport Global wit analyst Mark Brown saying upstream customers have "little appetite" for deepwater development spending. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
VIA Viacom
$42.82

0.3 (0.71%)

09/19/16
09/19/16
DOWNGRADE

On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. PayPal (PYPL) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Canaccord with analyst Michael Graham saying he expects TPV growth to remain solid driven by Venmo and One Touch, but said these factors are well understood and reflected in estimates. 2. Viacom (VIA, VIAB) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel with analyst Benjamin Mogil saying the stock's valuation is no longer attractive in the wake of the news that the company had decided to table its plans to sell a minority stake in Paramount. 3. Caterpillar (CAT) downgraded to Mixed from Positive at OTR Global with the firm saying third quarter global new heavy equipment orders are down 8%-11% year-over-year on weakness in North American. 4. Western Union (WU) downgraded to Negative from Neutral at Susquehanna with analyst James Friedman saying he is concerned about downside risks given the company's high multiple, increased regulatory scrutiny, and the lack of improvement in its Middle East business. 5. Campbell Soup (CPB) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Argus. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
09/20/16
BMUR
09/20/16
NO CHANGE
Target $65
BMUR
Buy
Brean Capital says merger between Viacom and CBS is quite possible
Brean Capital analyst Alan Gould believes a merger between Viacom (VIA) and CBS (CBS) is quite possible. In such a scenario, the analyst sees Viacom buying CBS, which would allow for a greater premium to CBS shareholders, but he added there is also the possibility of CBS doing the buying. Gould believes a merger would be the best way to maximize returns for both shareholders. He also believes such a merger could already be discounted in the shares. Gould rates CBS a Buy with a $65 price target.
VIAB Viacom
$38.10

0.33 (0.87%)

09/21/16
WDLK
09/21/16
NO CHANGE
Target $65
WDLK
Viacom price target lowered to $65 from $82 at Wunderlich
09/22/16
FBCO
09/22/16
NO CHANGE
Target $42
FBCO
Outperform
Viacom price target lowered to $42 from $53 at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analsyt Omar Sheikh lowered Viacom estimates driven by lower forecasts for Paramount and reduced its price target to $42 from $53. The analyst believes management changes make the long-term earnings recovery from a potential restructuring of Cable Networks and a return of Paramount profitability more likely and maintains his Outperform rating.

TODAY'S FREE FLY STORIES

BAC

Bank of America

$23.88

0.61 (2.62%)

16:54
06/28/17
06/28
16:54
06/28/17
16:54
Hot Stocks
Bank of America to boost quarterly dividend 60%, authorizes $12B share buyback »

Bank of America announced…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

CNSL

Consolidated Communications

$21.27

0.53 (2.56%)

, FRP

FairPoint

$15.50

0.5 (3.33%)

16:54
06/28/17
06/28
16:54
06/28/17
16:54
Hot Stocks
Consolidated Communications-FairPoint merger secures regulatory approvals »

Consolidated…

CNSL

Consolidated Communications

$21.27

0.53 (2.56%)

FRP

FairPoint

$15.50

0.5 (3.33%)

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

FB

Facebook

$153.24

2.66 (1.77%)

16:54
06/28/17
06/28
16:54
06/28/17
16:54
Periodicals
Facebook creating ad targeting for families, Axios reports »

Facebook is creating new…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 28

    Jun

  • 28

    Jun

  • 19

    Jul

NTRS

Northern Trust

$96.66

1.24 (1.30%)

16:52
06/28/17
06/28
16:52
06/28/17
16:52
Hot Stocks
Northern Trust to increase dividend to 42c per share, buy back $750M in stock »

Northern Trust…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 19

    Jul

SBOT

Stellar Biotechnologies

$1.23

-0.05 (-3.91%)

16:51
06/28/17
06/28
16:51
06/28/17
16:51
Hot Stocks
Breaking Hot Stocks news story on Stellar Biotechnologies »

Frank R. Oakes reports…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

CMA

Comerica

$71.94

0.14 (0.19%)

16:51
06/28/17
06/28
16:51
06/28/17
16:51
Hot Stocks
Comerica plans to increase dividend 15%, buy back up to $605M of common stock »

Comerica announced that…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

JPM

JPMorgan

$89.82

1.77 (2.01%)

16:50
06/28/17
06/28
16:50
06/28/17
16:50
Hot Stocks
JPMorgan to up quarterly dividend to 56c/share, authorizes $19.4B share buyback »

JPMorgan Chase & Co.…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 14

    Jul

  • 12

    Oct

  • 13

    Apr

  • 14

    Jul

  • 12

    Oct

BBVA

Banco Bilbao

$8.54

0.16 (1.91%)

16:50
06/28/17
06/28
16:50
06/28/17
16:50
Hot Stocks
BBVA Compass receives no objection to its 2017 capital plan »

BBVA Compass Bancshares,…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 28

    Jun

ZION

Zions Bancorp

$42.97

0.43 (1.01%)

16:49
06/28/17
06/28
16:49
06/28/17
16:49
Hot Stocks
Zions to boost common dividend to 24c per share by 2Q18 »

The Board of Governors of…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

PNC

PNC Financial

$123.40

2.28 (1.88%)

16:48
06/28/17
06/28
16:48
06/28/17
16:48
Hot Stocks
PNC says proposed capital plans include 36% dividend hike, $2.7B in buybacks »

The PNC Financial…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 14

    Jul

MBUU

Malibu Boats

$25.75

0.28 (1.10%)

16:47
06/28/17
06/28
16:47
06/28/17
16:47
Hot Stocks
Malibu Boats to acquire Cobalt Boats for $130M »

Malibu Boats announced…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

CIT

CIT Group

$48.61

0.27 (0.56%)

16:47
06/28/17
06/28
16:47
06/28/17
16:47
Hot Stocks
CIT Group receives no objection to its 2017 capital plan »

CIT Group announced that…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

DFS

Discover

$61.88

0.81 (1.33%)

16:47
06/28/17
06/28
16:47
06/28/17
16:47
Hot Stocks
Discover to boost quarterly dividend to 35c per share, authorizes $2.23B buyback »

Discover Financial…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 26

    Jul

AMZN

Amazon.com

$990.33

13.55 (1.39%)

, WMT

Wal-Mart

$76.51

0.5 (0.66%)

16:46
06/28/17
06/28
16:46
06/28/17
16:46
Periodicals
Amazon holds first ever 'meet and greet' for sellers, Bloomberg says »

Amazon (AMZN) is holding…

AMZN

Amazon.com

$990.33

13.55 (1.39%)

WMT

Wal-Mart

$76.51

0.5 (0.66%)

EBAY

eBay

$35.31

0.4 (1.15%)

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 28

    Jun

STI

SunTrust

$56.09

0.88 (1.59%)

16:46
06/28/17
06/28
16:46
06/28/17
16:46
Hot Stocks
SunTrust boosts quarterly dividend 54%, authorizes $1.32B share buyback »

SunTrust Bank announced…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 21

    Jul

KEY

KeyCorp

$18.38

0.18 (0.99%)

16:44
06/28/17
06/28
16:44
06/28/17
16:44
Hot Stocks
KeyCorp to boost quarterly dividend to 10.5c per share, to repurchase $800M »

KeyCorp announced its…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

BK

BNY Mellon

$50.60

0.92 (1.85%)

16:43
06/28/17
06/28
16:43
06/28/17
16:43
Hot Stocks
BNY Mellon to raise dividend 24%, repurchase up to $3.1B of common stock »

BNY Mellon announced that…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 20

    Jul

CFG

Citizens Financial

$35.34

0.5 (1.44%)

16:42
06/28/17
06/28
16:42
06/28/17
16:42
Hot Stocks
Citizens Financial plans 18c per share quarterly dividends, $850M share buyback »

Citizens Financial…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 21

    Jul

FITB

Fifth Third

$25.49

0.4 (1.59%)

, VNTV

Vantiv

$63.47

1.09 (1.75%)

16:41
06/28/17
06/28
16:41
06/28/17
16:41
Hot Stocks
Fifth Third to raise dividend to 16c, repurchase $1.161B of common stock »

Fifth Third Bancorp…

FITB

Fifth Third

$25.49

0.4 (1.59%)

VNTV

Vantiv

$63.47

1.09 (1.75%)

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 21

    Jul

BBT

BB&T

$44.78

0.96 (2.19%)

16:41
06/28/17
06/28
16:41
06/28/17
16:41
Hot Stocks
BB&T says proposed capital plans include 10% dividend hike, $1.88B in buybacks »

BB&T announced the…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 20

    Jul

  • 19

    Oct

MBUU

Malibu Boats

$25.75

0.28 (1.10%)

16:40
06/28/17
06/28
16:40
06/28/17
16:40
Hot Stocks
Breaking Hot Stocks news story on Malibu Boats »

Malibu Boats trading…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

AXP

American Express

$83.97

0.89 (1.07%)

16:40
06/28/17
06/28
16:40
06/28/17
16:40
Hot Stocks
American Express to increase dividend by 9%, buy back $4.4B in stock »

American Express Company…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 19

    Jul

C

Citi

$65.18

0.95 (1.48%)

16:39
06/28/17
06/28
16:39
06/28/17
16:39
Hot Stocks
Citi plans 32c per share quarterly dividend, $15.6B share buyback »

The Federal Reserve Board…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 28

    Jun

  • 14

    Jul

  • 20

    Jul

  • 25

    Jul

COF

Capital One

$82.98

1.6 (1.97%)

, ALLY

Ally Financial

$21.19

0.2 (0.95%)

16:39
06/28/17
06/28
16:39
06/28/17
16:39
Hot Stocks
Fed completes CCAR review, says Capital One required to resubmit »

The Federal Reserve Board…

COF

Capital One

$82.98

1.6 (1.97%)

ALLY

Ally Financial

$21.19

0.2 (0.95%)

AXP

American Express

$83.97

0.89 (1.07%)

BAC

Bank of America

$23.88

0.61 (2.62%)

BK

BNY Mellon

$50.60

0.92 (1.85%)

BBT

BB&T

$44.78

0.96 (2.19%)

C

Citi

$65.18

0.95 (1.48%)

CFG

Citizens Financial

$35.34

0.5 (1.44%)

CMA

Comerica

$71.94

0.14 (0.19%)

DB

Deutsche Bank

$17.91

0.4 (2.28%)

DFS

Discover

$61.88

0.81 (1.33%)

FITB

Fifth Third

$25.49

0.4 (1.59%)

GS

Goldman Sachs

$223.22

2.94 (1.33%)

HSBC

HSBC

$44.65

0.54 (1.22%)

HBAN

Huntington Bancshares

$13.14

0.23 (1.78%)

JPM

JPMorgan

$89.82

1.77 (2.01%)

KEY

KeyCorp

$18.38

0.18 (0.99%)

MS

Morgan Stanley

$44.32

0.1 (0.23%)

NTRS

Northern Trust

$96.66

1.24 (1.30%)

PNC

PNC Financial

$123.40

2.28 (1.88%)

RF

Regions Financial

$14.09

0.09 (0.64%)

SAN

Banco Santander

$6.85

0.19 (2.85%)

STT

State Street

$89.66

1.76 (2.00%)

STI

SunTrust

$56.09

0.88 (1.59%)

USB

U.S. Bancorp

$51.98

0.84 (1.64%)

WFC

Wells Fargo

$54.33

1.17 (2.20%)

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 28

    Jun

  • 14

    Jul

  • 14

    Jul

  • 14

    Jul

  • 14

    Jul

  • 18

    Jul

  • 19

    Jul

  • 19

    Jul

  • 19

    Jul

  • 20

    Jul

  • 20

    Jul

  • 20

    Jul

  • 20

    Jul

  • 21

    Jul

  • 21

    Jul

  • 21

    Jul

  • 21

    Jul

  • 21

    Jul

  • 25

    Jul

  • 26

    Jul

  • 26

    Jul

  • 27

    Jul

  • 12

    Oct

  • 12

    Oct

  • 17

    Oct

  • 18

    Oct

  • 19

    Oct

  • 15

    Jan

  • 17

    Jan

  • 13

    Apr

  • 14

    Jul

  • 12

    Oct

RF

Regions Financial

$14.09

0.09 (0.64%)

16:38
06/28/17
06/28
16:38
06/28/17
16:38
Hot Stocks
Regions capital plan of $1.47B buyback, 9c per share dividend gets non-objection »

The Federal Reserve…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 21

    Jul

Get Full Fly Access

Breaking market intelligence sent straight to you
Our team of experts analyze every news story and filter out the noise to deliver real-time market moving news.
Up-to-date information on important industry events
Get real-time updates on events that are moving the market—from conferences and calls to syndicate announcements.
News focused on the companies in your portfolio
Create up to 12 portfolios with 150 stocks each, and see how active they are in market news.