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VZ

Verizon

$50.26

0.335 (0.67%)

, YHOO

Yahoo

$43.22

-0.46 (-1.05%)

14:56
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Verizon loses AOL sales chief to Conde Nast

Conde Nast named AOL veteran Jim Norton to the newly created position of chief business officer and president of revenue. In his most recent role at Verizon's (VZ) AOL, Norton managed the global media sales team responsible for selling digital content media to advertising agencies and global businesses. "He was part of the acquisition and integration teams responsible for... the sale of AOL to Verizon, and the recently announced intention to acquire Yahoo (YHOO)," Conde Nast added. The appointment takes effect October 17. Reference Link

VZ

Verizon

$50.26

0.335 (0.67%)

YHOO

Yahoo

$43.22

-0.46 (-1.05%)

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VZ Verizon
$50.26

0.335 (0.67%)

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.
09/19/16
WELS
09/19/16
NO CHANGE
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.
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.
YHOO Yahoo
$43.22

-0.46 (-1.05%)

09/16/16
OPCO
09/16/16
NO CHANGE
Target $55
OPCO
Outperform
Yahoo price target raised to $55 from $48 at Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Jason Helfstein raised his price target for Yahoo (YHOO) to $55 from $48, citing the positive move in Alibaba's (BABA) share price and the $4.1B taxable basis of Yahoo's core, disclosed in a proxy statement. The analyst reiterates an Outperform rating on Yahoo's shares.
09/28/16
SBSH
09/28/16
NO CHANGE
SBSH
Buy
Citi hopes Disney does not acquire Twitter
Citi analyst Jason Bazinet lays out four reasons for why he doesn't like Disney (DIS) pursuing an acquisition of Twitter (TWTR). Going back 15 years, the analyst can't think of a single web-based property that was successfully acquired by a traditional media firm. Two, he calls Twitter trends "troubling." Three, Bazinet estimates a cash offer would lower Disney's stock by $5 per share while an equity offer would drop its stock by $9. Four, the analyst feels it is unclear how Disney's content will help Twitter. Bazinet thinks both Yahoo (YHOO) and Twitter lost "significant money" when they streamed NFL content over the web. The analyst hopes Twitter is acquired by somebody other than Disney. He keeps a Buy rating on Disney shares. Both Loop Capital and Mizuho this morning downgraded Twitter to sell ratings.

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IX

ORIX Corp

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Transocean

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Nomura

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MetLife

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NASDAQ 100 Index Tracking Stock

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0.21 (0.18%)

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CFX

Colfax

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NRE

Northstar Realty Europe Corp.

$12.13

0.36 (3.06%)

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NorthStar Asset Management

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NorthStar Asset Management

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CALA

Calithera Biosciences

$3.20

-0.05 (-1.54%)

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BAC

Bank of America

$23.03

0.075 (0.33%)

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VIA

Viacom

$42.60

0.45 (1.07%)

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Viacom

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CMCSK

Comcast

CMCSA

Comcast

$69.23

-0.1 (-0.14%)

SNE

Sony

$29.40

0.24 (0.82%)

FOXA

21st Century Fox

$28.64

0.53 (1.89%)

FOX

21st Century Fox

$28.48

0.53 (1.90%)

DIS

Disney

$103.84

0.46 (0.44%)

TWX

Time Warner

$94.89

0.34 (0.36%)

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VHC

VirnetX

$2.95

-0.35 (-10.61%)

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Apple

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Apple

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AFL

Aflac

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TTI

TETRA

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SPY

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust

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XLP

Consumer Staples Sector SPDR

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XLI

Industrial Select Sector SPDR

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VOO

Vanguard S&P 500 ETF

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SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond

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IEMG

iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets

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NASDAQ 100 Index Tracking Stock

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USO

United States Oil Fund

$11.42

0.11 (0.97%)

XOP

SPDR Oil Exploration and Production Fund

$43.19

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UWTI

VelocityShares 3x Long Crude Oil ETN

IBB

iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology Index

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GLD

SPDR Gold Trust

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IRM

Iron Mountain

$34.71

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BIIB

Biogen

$289.54

4.24 (1.49%)

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MGM

MGM Resorts

$29.28

0.63 (2.20%)

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