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Elliott affiliates urge Samsung Electronics to restructure, pay special dividend

The board of directors of Samsung Electronics was sent a letter by Samsung Electronics shareholders Blake Capital and Potter Capital, both of which are Elliott affiliates. The letter, which was made public by the senders, sets out certain restructuring, capital return, investor access and governance improvement proposals for Samsung Electronics. The Elliott affiliates say the key elements would comprise a demerger into a listed holding company, Samsung Holdco, and a listed operating company, Samsung Opco; a tender offer by Samsung Holdco to acquire further Samsung Opco shares; and a share for share merger, on fair terms, of Samsung Holdco with Samsung C&T. The also call for increased capital management efficiency via a special cash dividend of KRW30 trillion or KRW245,000 per ordinary share and the ongoing return of 75% of Samsung Opco's free cashflow to shareholders, along with a NASDAQ listing, in addition to KRX, for Samsung Opco and corporate governance improvements.

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04/13/16
ROTH
04/13/16
NO CHANGE
Target $2.6
ROTH
Buy
Digital Turbine estimates, price target reduced at Roth Capital
Roth Capital analyst Brian Alger reduced his estimates for Digital Turbine (APPS) and lowered his price target on the shares to $2.60 from $3, after the company quantified the miss that it had previewed last month. The shortfall was attributed to the slashed digital ad budget of a large advertising customer, Verizon (VZ) choosing to reduce the number of slots per device for much of the March quarter, and to Verizon Samsung S7's (SSNLF) that have yet to have Ignite software included, the analyst tells investors in a research note. Alger reiterates a Buy rating on Digital Turbine's shares, considering the depressed current valuation.
04/26/16
NEED
04/26/16
NO CHANGE
NEED
Apple supply chain names to rebound, says Needham
Needham analyst Rajvindra Gill expects a rebound in the Apple (AAPL) supply chain names given its underperformance over the last 25 days and the relatively good quarterly results from Knowles (KN). Among the names, the analyst sees Cirrus Logic (CRUS) increasing its dollar content per unit about 40% for the iPhone 7 cycle, with possible upside of 80%-100% for the iPhone 7S in 2017 with the inclusion of adaptive noise cancellation. Knowles, which generated 25% of sales from Apple and less than 10% of sales from Samsung (SSNLF), posted better-than-expected results and guidance, the analyst tells investors in a research note.
06/23/16
BFIN
06/23/16
NO CHANGE
BFIN
Fitbit faces 'fight of its life,' GoPro Karma delay a problem, says BlueFin
In an update on the wearable space, BlueFin analysts John Donovan and Steve Mullane make the case that Fitbit (FIT) is "in for the fight of its life" given mounting competition that is coming from Samsung (SSNLF), Apple (AAPL), Garmin (GRMN) and Under Armour (UA), adding that the sizable inventory of Alta and Blaze devices that it must deplete in this competitive environment puts Fitbit is in a "precarious position." The analyst add that Apple's watchOS improvements "further paint Fitbit into a corner," but noted that market data suggests consumers are looking for wearables under $200, which is in the "sweet spot" of Fitbit's portfolio. Weighing in on GoPro (GPRO), the analysts wonder if the Hero5 will be compelling enough to make consumers buy another camera and note that its upcoming Karma drone is very late to market and "facing daunting odds."
08/01/16
NEED
08/01/16
NO CHANGE
Target $65
NEED
Buy
Synaptics price target lowered to $65 from $88 at Needham
Needham analyst Rajvindra Gill lowered his price target for Synaptics (SYNA) to $65 from $88 on a lower earnings multiple as he remains uncertain on whether the company has secured the OLED DDIC for Apple's (AAPL) iPhone 8 versus an internal Samsung (SSNLF) solution. The analyst reiterates a Buy rating on Synaptics' shares, saying the company will remain one of the leaders in the display markets.

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