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CTL

CenturyLink

$28.28

1.31 (4.86%)

, FTR

Frontier Communications

$3.99

-0.04 (-0.99%)

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FCC Chairman Wheeler unveils scaled-back business data reforms, Reuters says

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler unveiled a plan that would allow many small businesses to pay lower prices for high-capacity data and voice connections known as special access lines, says Reuters. Wheeler may now seek a final vote soon for an updated proposal that would reform business data services, added Reuters. Companies in the space include CenturyLink (CTL), Frontier Communications (FTR), Verizon (VZ) and AT&T (T). Reference Link

CTL

CenturyLink

$28.28

1.31 (4.86%)

FTR

Frontier Communications

$3.99

-0.04 (-0.99%)

VZ

Verizon

$50.28

0.02 (0.04%)

T

AT&T

$39.07

-0.04 (-0.10%)

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CTL CenturyLink
$28.28

1.31 (4.86%)

05/03/16
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05/03/16
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WELS
Market Perform
CenturyLink downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst Jennifer Fritzsche downgraded CenturyLink to Market Perform citing a lack of near-term catalysts to move shares higher as well as longer term structural concerns. The company's higher margin legacy revenues are declining faster than growth in lower margin strategic services revenue, Fritzsche tells investors in a research note. He lowered his price target range for the shares to $30-$33 from $43-$45.
06/21/16
EVER
06/21/16
INITIATION
Target $28
EVER
Hold
CenturyLink initiated with a Hold at Evercore ISI
Evercore ISI analyst Robert Gutman initiated CenturyLink with Hold and a $28 price target.
07/11/16
MACQ
07/11/16
INITIATION
Target $31
MACQ
Neutral
CenturyLink initiated with a Neutral at Macquarie
Macquarie analyst Amy Yong initiated CenturyLink with a Neutral and $31 price target citing valuation, data center monetization that could be capped, and challenging residential growth.
07/18/16
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07/18/16
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Target $27
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Underweight
CenturyLink downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Simon Flannery downgraded CenturyLink to Underweight and lowered its price target to $27 from $31 citing upside risk to capex, increasing regulatory risks, and execution overhangs.
FTR Frontier Communications
$3.99

-0.04 (-0.99%)

07/11/16
MACQ
07/11/16
INITIATION
Target $4.65
MACQ
Underperform
Frontier Communications initiated with an Underperform at Macquarie
Macquarie analyst Amy Yong initiated Frontier Communications with an Underperform and $4.65 price target. The analyst said Frontier is the most susceptible to cable competition, convergence of wireline/wireless, and the potential threat of wireless substitution particularly if 5G speeds are achieved, combined with FiOS integration risk, drives her Underperform rating.
07/18/16
MSCO
07/18/16
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Target $5.4
MSCO
Equal Weight
Frontier Communications downgraded to Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Simon Flannery downgraded Frontier Communications to Equal Weight from Overweight and lowered its price target to $5.40 from $6 citing upside risk to capex, increasing regulatory risks, and execution overhangs.
09/06/16
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Neutral
Frontier Communications upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Macquarie
Macquarie analyst Amy Young upgraded Frontier Communications to Neutral with a $4.75 price target citing healthy dividend coverage.
09/19/16
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09/19/16
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WELS
Concerns about Frontier Communications leverage overdone, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo says that some investors have expressed concern about Frontier's leverage ratio. Specifically, the firm says there are some worries that if Frontier has difficulty integrating the Verizon (VZ) assets it purchased, it may trigger bank covenants. However, Wells says that Frontier's synergy realization and subscription outlook have improved since Q2. Wells adds that the company's dividend is "very secure neat-term," and it keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.
VZ Verizon
$50.28

0.02 (0.04%)

09/06/16
RHCO
09/06/16
NO CHANGE
Target $18
RHCO
Neutral
SunTrust sees 'limited' list of Twitter suitors, says activist action unlikely
SunTrust analyst Robert Peck reiterated his belief that Twitter (TWTR) is unlikely to sell itself in 2016 in a new note to investors, but noted that investors have asked him who would be interested if Twitter were open to a sale. While giving his opinion on potential acquirers - which he sees possibly including Google (GOOG), Facebook (FB), Apple (AAPL), Amazon (AMZN), Microsoft (MSFT), AT&T (T), Verizon (VZ), Disney (DIS), Fox (FOXA), and Alibaba (BABA) - Peck said the company's high price and "unique" asset limit the potential buyers and gave his view that a PE buyer is highly unlikely given the company's lack of free cash flow. Additionally, Peck thinks activist action at Twitter seems "extremely unlikely" despite "unsubstantiated investor conjecture" and media reports. The analyst keeps Neutral rating and $18 price target on Twitter shares.
09/23/16
RHCO
09/23/16
NO CHANGE
RHCO
Yahoo hack is probably not a material adverse change, says SunTrust
After Yahoo (YHOO) reported that over 500M of its accounts had been hacked, SunTrust analyst Robert Peck thinks that the news is probably not a material adverse change, or MAC, that would jeopardize the company's acquisition by Verizon (VZ). He notes that the sales contract says that a MAC will not be triggered by "any failure by Yahoo to meet its internal or published projections, budgets, plans, or forecasts of its revenues, earnings, or other financial performance or results of operations." The analyst says that the hack "may be manageable," since a majority of the victims could be e-mail users who are sticky. He keeps a Neutral rating on Yahoo.
09/23/16
BOFA
09/23/16
NO CHANGE
Target $55
BOFA
Buy
BofA thinks Verizon deal stays on track despite Yahoo data breach
Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst Justin Post said that Yahoo's (YHOO) disclosure of the massive data breach impacting over 500M of its users is clearly a negative for the company that could result in email account closures, but he does not anticipate a major impact on Yahoo's business related to this breach, citing as evidence the fact that he is not aware of any significant business impairment or financial liability related to security breaches at LinkedIn (LNKD) in 2012 and at eBay (EBAY) in 2014. Post adds that the Target (TGT) data breach, which did include credit card info, is not directly comparable to Yahoo's breach. For Verizon (VZ) to back out of its acquisition agreement, Post thinks the company would need to assume Yahoo acted in bad faith during negotiations and that the Yahoo asset is impaired or comes with significant liability, neither of which he sees as being the case. The analyst keeps a Buy rating on Yahoo and bumped his target on the shares to $55 from $53, citing an increased price target on Alibaba (BABA) that a peer at the firm recently set.
T AT&T
$39.07

-0.04 (-0.10%)

09/26/16
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On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. AT&T (T) upgraded to Hold from Reduce at HSBC. 2. Potash (POT) upgraded to Positive from Neutral at Susquehanna with analyst Don Carson citing expected benefits from the company's proposed merger with Agrium (AGU), which he sees as having relatively low antitrust risk compared to the other mega-mergers being pursued in the Ag space. 3. Oshkosh (OSK) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan and to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse. 4. Marriott (MAR) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Thomas Allen citing strong unit growth. 5. NetApp (NTAP) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Cross Research. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
09/28/16
UBSW
09/28/16
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Target $43
UBSW
Neutral
AT&T downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS
UBS analyst John Hodulik downgraded AT&T to Neutral citing expectations for lower earnings growth. The analyst reduced his earnings estimates by 3% to reflect the "increased competitive intensity" in wireless and incremental costs associated with AT&T's DTV Now roll-out. Hodulik cut his price target for AT&T shares to $43 from $46.
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On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Alphabet (GOOG, GOOGL) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Wedbush with analyst James Dix citing concerns that the "Four Horsemen of the Search Apocalypse" -- self-identified consumers, consumer control of IP-delivered ads, payments innovation, and attention markets -- might arrive. 2. AT&T (T) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS with analyst John Hodulik citing expectations for lower earnings growth. 3. Macy's (M) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse with analyst Michael Exstein saying the retailer, after outlining in August its operations and merchandising strategies, is now in an execution phase. 4. Twitter (TWTR) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Mizuho and to Sell from Hold at Loop Capital. 5. Galectin Therapeutics (GALT) downgraded to Sell from Buy at Roth Capital with analyst Sa'ar Yaniv citing the company's announcement that NASH-FX, GR-MD-02's Phase 2a study in NASH fibrosis, failed both primary and secondary endpoints. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
10/06/16
FBNS
10/06/16
INITIATION
Target $69.24
FBNS
Outperform
AMC Networks initiated with an Outperform at FBN Securities
FBN Securities analyst Robert Routh initiated AMC Networks (AMCX) with an Outperform rating and a fair value estimate of $69.24. Routh calls AMC Networks "very attractive" as a possible takeover target, as he believes it could fit well with either the soon-to-be-combined Lionsgate (LGF)-Starz (STRZA) or with AT&T's (T) DTV division. Routh added that reports have indicated that AT&T is looking to grow its portfolio of TV content through deals.

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Takata Corporation

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DeVry

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CSOD

Cornerstone OnDemand

$39.10

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CEL-SCI

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Exxon Mobil

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FUL

H.B. Fuller

$50.36

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Biogen

$287.77

-1.77 (-0.61%)

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SNY

Sanofi

$40.40

0.63 (1.58%)

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CSOD

Cornerstone OnDemand

$39.10

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TACO

Del Taco

$14.75

-0.39 (-2.58%)

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UNVR

Univar

$26.36

0.54 (2.09%)

, BXLT

Baxalta

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Parnell

$1.42

-0.0031 (-0.22%)

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Boston Scientific

$20.81

0.2 (0.97%)

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Nevro

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Boston Scientific

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Nevro

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RTN

Raytheon

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0.14 (0.10%)

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CX

CEMEX

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-0.16 (-1.79%)

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PRO-DEX

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Peoples Financial

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QuickLogic

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STRZA

Starz

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BEL

Belmond

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PARN

Parnell

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-0.0031 (-0.22%)

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MS

Morgan Stanley

$43.73

0.15 (0.34%)

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Shake Shack

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Morgan Stanley

$43.73

0.15 (0.34%)

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Luxoft

$54.40

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Morgan Stanley

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Luxoft

$54.40

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H.B. Fuller

$50.36

0.05 (0.10%)

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