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Viacom

$36.00

0.18 (0.50%)

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CBS price target raised to $73 from $65 at Wedbush

Wedbush analyst James Dix says that CBS (CBS) is on track to merge with Viacom (VIAB), and he thinks that such a deal would be accretive to CBS' 2020 EPS. The analyst sees a 75% chance of a merger taking place, and he thinks that CBS' stock will advance even without a deal. He keeps a Buy rating on the shares.

CBS

CBS

VIAB

Viacom

$36.00

0.18 (0.50%)

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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. CBS (CBS) upgraded to Buy from Sell at UBS with analyst Doug Mitchelson saying he sees any deal with Viacom (VIA) as priced into CBS shares already. He also has increased confidence in consensus estimates for CBS and sees further upside if the national TV ad market and CBS' ratings remain strong. 2. Pandora (P) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman with analyst Heath Terry saying he sees significant upside to out-year estimates from premium radio and on-demand subscriptions. He expects competition to ease as new entrants slow and existing providers focus on profitability and limit "free" models. 3. Las Vegas Sands (LVS) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill with analyst Shaun Kelley saying shares remain fairly under-owned and thinks estimate revisions will move higher due to market momentum, better ROI for Parisian, Cotai infrastructure additions, and optionality from Japan and real estate. 4. KBR (KBR) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank with analyst Chad Dillard saying yesterday's 10% post-guidance cut selloff is overdone and backward-looking. 5. West Marine (WMAR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at B. Riley. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
10/13/16
WELS
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Market Perform
Viacom upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst Marci Ryvicker upgraded Viacom (VIAB) to Market Perform saying she believes shares are close to a floor. A merger with CBS (CBS) does not appear imminent, but if/when it does happen, CBS is unlikely to pay less than $32-$33 per Viacom share in a take-under, Ryvicker tells investors in a research note. The analyst has a $33-$35 price target range for Viacom shares. Ryvicker says that she still "REALLY" likes CBS and is cautious on CBS and Disney (DIS) into the Q3 earnings season.
10/14/16
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CBS outlook positive says RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Steven Cahall expects CBS (CBS) to report "squeaky clean" Q3 results that includes a 1c EPS beat. The analyst is upbeat on a potential acquisition of Viacom (VIAB) by CBS, saying that the recent decline in Viacom's stock would improve accretion to CBS shareholders.
10/17/16
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Target $46
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Viacom upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Wedbush
Wedbush analyst James Dix upgraded Viacom (VIAB) to Outperform citing increasing likelihood of a merger with CBS (CBS). The analyst assigns a 75% probability on a merger, which he assumes would be an all-stock transaction. He raised his price target for Viacom shares to $46 from $40.
VIAB Viacom
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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. Merck (MRK) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill with analyst Colin Bristow citing its opportunity in first line lung cancer. 2. Viacom (VIA, VIAB) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Wells Fargo and to Buy from Underperform at BofA/Merrill. 3. TD Ameritrade (AMTD) and Charles Schwab (SCHW) were upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill. 4. Talend (TLND) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman with analyst Jesse Hulsing saying the company will benefit from analytic workloads moving to the cloud. 5. CSC (CSC) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
10/17/16
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Time Warner downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Wedbush
Wedbush analyst James Dix downgraded Time Warner (TWX) to Neutral citing valuation with the stock up 23% year-to-date. The analyst keeps a $90 price target for the shares. He coupled the downgrade with an upgrade this morning of Viacom (VIAB) to Outperform.

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