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LBTYA

Liberty Global

$31.24

0.08 (0.26%)

, LBTYK

Liberty Global

$30.52

0.05 (0.16%)

16:08
10/18/16
10/18
16:08
10/18/16
16:08

Liberty Global to acquire Multimedia Polska

Liberty Global announced that its subsidiary UPC Poland has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the cable business of Multimedia Polska in an all cash transaction. Multimedia is being valued at an enterprise value of roughly $760M, with the final purchase price subject to potential downward adjustments for the operational and financial performance of Multimedia prior to closing. The purchase price equates to a multiple of 6.2x Multimedia's 2015 full-year Adjusted EBITDA when adjusted for approximately $30M of projected annual run-rate synergies derived from revenue and cost-related items. The acquisition of Multimedia will be financed through a combination of incremental debt borrowings and cash on hand. The transaction excludes Multimedia's existing insurance, gas and energy operations, which will be retained by the shareholders of Multimedia. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approval, and is expected to close within the next twelve months.

LBTYA

Liberty Global

$31.24

0.08 (0.26%)

LBTYK

Liberty Global

$30.52

0.05 (0.16%)

LBTYA Liberty Global
$31.24

0.08 (0.26%)

01/11/16
01/11/16
DOWNGRADE

On The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: AGL Resources (GAS) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... AZZ Inc. (AZZ) downgraded to Hold from Buy at BB&T... Affymetrix (AFFX) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Mizuho... American Eagle (AEO) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Telsey Advisory... Arc Logistics (ARCX) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays... Arctic Cat (ACAT) downgraded to Market Perform from Strong Buy at Raymond James... Artisan Partners (APAM) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies... Ashford Hospitality Prime (AHP) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at JMP Securities... Ashford Hospitality (AHT) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at JMP Securities... Atmos Energy (ATO) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... Atwood Oceanics (ATW) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Cowen... Azure downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at FBR Capital... Barracuda (CUDA) downgraded to In-Line from Outperform at Imperial Capital... Boston Beer (SAM) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Nomura... Brunswick (BC) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James... Cabot Oil & Gas (COG) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays... CarMax (KMX) downgraded to Buy from Conviction Buy at Goldman... CenterPoint Energy (CNP) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at SunTrust... DiamondRock (DRH) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at JMP Securities... Diana Shipping (DSX) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... Dynagas LNG (DLNG) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... F5 Networks (FFIV) downgraded to Mixed from Positive at OTR Global... GasLog Partners (GLOP) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays... Genomic Health (GHDX) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray... Grainger (GWW) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Green Plains Partners (GPP) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays... Harley-Davidson (HOG) downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... Hershey (HSY) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... Hornbeck Offshore (HOS) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Cowen... Host Hotels (HST) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at JMP Securities... Hudson Pacific (HPP) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse... ITT Corp. (ITT) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Vertical Research... JP Energy (JPEP) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays... JPMorgan (JPM) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman... Janus Capital (JNS) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman... KNOT Offshore Partners (KNOP) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays... Liberty Global (LBTYA) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley... LyondellBasell (LYB) downgraded to Underperform from Outperform at CLSA... M&T Bank (MTB) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman... Marsh & McLennan (MMC) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse... Mead Johnson (MJN) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... NGL Energy Partners (NGL) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Wunderlich... Noble Corp. (NE) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Cowen... Oaktree Capital (OAK) downgraded to Buy from Conviction Buy at Goldman... PBF Logistics (PBFX) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays... Plains All American (PAA) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays... Prospect Capital (PSEC) downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Prudential plc (PUK) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... Rose Rock Midstream (RRMS) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays... Seaspan (SSW) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays... Southcross Energy Partners (SXE) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citi... Southwestern Energy (SWN) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays... StealthGas (GASS) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays... SunCoke Energy Partners (SXCP) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... Tallgrass Energy (TEP) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays... Tidewater (TDW) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Cowen... USA Compression (USAC) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... Under Armour (UA) cut to sell on apparel share losses at Morgan Stanley... VF Corp. (VFC) downgraded to Underweight, market share has peaked, says Morgan Stanley... WPX Energy (WPX) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... WebMD (WBMD) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at SunTrust... Williams-Sonoma (WSM) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Wedbush... WisdomTree (WETF) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman... XL Group (XL) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse.
06/22/16
JEFF
06/22/16
NO CHANGE
JEFF
Liberty Global outlook remains upbeat, says Jefferies
Jefferies concedes that Liberty Global (LBTYA) is off to a slow start this year, but the firm thinks that the company's price hikes will improve its results later in 2016. Moreover, the firm remains upbeat on the company's footprint expansion in the U.K., and it says that Virgin Media's (VMED) position in the U.K. remains strong. Jefferies cut its price target on Liberty Global to $46 from $53 but keeps a Buy rating on the shares.
09/02/16
EXAN
09/02/16
INITIATION
Target $41
EXAN
Outperform
Liberty Global initiated with an Outperform at Exane BNP Paribas
Target $41.
09/14/16
DRXL
09/14/16
NO CHANGE
Target $110
DRXL
Buy
Netflix deal with Liberty signifies shift in MVPD focus, says Drexel Hamilton
Drexel Hamilton analyst Tony Wible said Liberty Global's (NFLX) announcement that it will integrate Netflix (NFLX) into all its set-top boxes signifies a shift for multichannel video programming distributors, or MVPD, focus, and changes the competitive advantages for other MVPDs. Wible said Liberty's move will force others to integrate Netflix, and those that don't will be at a competitive disadvantage. The analyst believes the most underappreciated aspect of Netflix integration will be the effect on viewing and the increased use in integrated homes as more content becomes accessible, perpetuating the vicious cycle that helps propel Netflix's business and driving competitors to switch their distribution model that favors the company. Wible rates Netflix a Buy with a $110 price target on shares.
LBTYK Liberty Global
$30.52

0.05 (0.16%)

06/30/16
EVER
06/30/16
INITIATION
Target $40
EVER
Buy
Liberty Global coverage resumed with a Buy at Evercore ISI
Evercore ISI analyst Vijay Jayant resumed coverage on Liberty Global with a Buy and $40 price target on shares.
06/30/16
06/30/16
INITIATION

On The Fly: Top five analyst initiations
Catch up on the today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Canadian Pacific (CP) initiated with a Buy at Argus by analyst Stephen Biggar, who put a $155 price target on the stock. The analyst believes valuation reflects challenging conditions in the global economy and the industries Canadian Pacific serves and expects results to bottom soon. 2. Callaway Golf (ELY) initiated with an Outperform at FBR Capital and $12 price target, with analyst Susan Anderson saying the company is well positioned to benefit through a better golf market and its Topgolf stake. Roth Capital analyst Dave King re-initiated Callaway Golf with a Buy rating and $11 price target. The analyst sees further earnings improvement for the company driven by continued share gains, growth in the number of golf rounds played and a significant opportunity in balls. 3. AtriCure (ATRC) initiated with an Outperform rating and $25 target at JPM Securities, saying the company is well-positioned to "develop and penetrate several large opportunities" involving atrial fibrilation. 4. Regency Centers (REG) assumed with a Hold rating and $78 price target at Jefferies by analyst George Hoglund. Hoglund also started Weingarten Realty Investors (WRI) with a Hold rating and $40 price target, DDR Corp. (DDR) with a Hold rating and $19 price target, Retail Properties of America (RPAI) with a Hold rating and $17.50 price target, Ramco-Gershenson (RPT) with a Buy rating and $22 price target and Federal Realty (FRT) with a Hold at Jefferies and $160 price target. 5. Liberty Global (LBTYK) coverage resumed with a Buy rating and $40 price target at Evercore ISI by analyst Vijay Jayant. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.

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