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CBS

$55.35

-0.04 (-0.07%)

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Sizable spread in CBS as a bullish play is adjusted

Sizable spread in CBS as a bullish play is adjusted. 9.4K Dec 47.5 puts sold at 45c to buy 9.4K Oct - Dec 52.5 call spreads for $1.11. The activity likely adjusts an Oct 47.5 - 52.5 risk reversal that was opened for $1.05, 14156X on 9/9. Shares have advanced nearly 7% since that time and the investor is adjusting the position to Dec from Oct. Another 4.7K were rolled on 10/7 as well, with the investor collecting $2.79 on the Oct 47.5 - 52.5 risk reversal and paying $3.40 to open in the Dec 47.5 - 52.5 rr. Earnings 11/3.

CBS CBS
$55.35

-0.04 (-0.07%)

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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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RBCM
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.
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Target $46
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Outperform
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.
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WEDB
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.

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