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DIS

Disney

$97.95

0.24 (0.25%)

, VIA

Viacom

$41.60

0.15 (0.36%)

12:52
11/23/16
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12:52

Box Office Battle: 'Moana' to surf to top spot during Thanksgiving weekend

The major release opening this five-day Thanksgiving weekend is Disney's (DIS) "Moana," an animated fantasy adventure film starring Dwayne Johnson and Auli'i Cravalho. The film, which brought in $2.6M from Tuesday night screenings in North America, is expected to lead the extended weekend with a potential domestic gross of about $85M, according to Box Office Mojo. Also opening this weekend is "Allied," a World War II thriller from Viacom's (VIA) Paramount starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard, which is looking set for third place at the box office with a domestic gross of about $25M for the long weekend. In addition, Fox's (FOX) romantic comedy-drama film "Rules Don't Apply," directed by and starring Warren Beatty, is expected to gross roughly $4.8M in its debut over the five day period. Warner Bros. (TWX) "Harry Potter" prequel "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," which achieved the top spot at the box office last weekend after grossing $75M domestically in its debut, is expected to reach second place this Thanksgiving weekend with a five-day nationwide gross of $58M. Other publicly traded companies in filmmaking include Sony (SNE), Lionsgate (LGF), and Comcast (CMCSA, CMCSK). PIPER UPBEAT ON 'MOANA' DEBUT: Ahead of the film's theatrical release, Piper Jaffray analysts Michael Olson and Stephanie Wissink said they view Disney's "Moana" as the "de-facto choice" for most families during the Thanksgiving weekend. The analysts said they expect the movie to gross $75M-$80M domestically in the extended weekend and that the film's Rotten Tomatoes launch score of 100% should ensure "strong" performance through the end of December. Olson and Wissink also noted that, while upbeat on the box office performance of "Moana," they view the movie as less of a "toyetic" event based on current product placement and the un-seasonal topic of the film. The analysts added, however, that there is no direct competition in the animated film space to the new Disney movie in its first weekend besides Fox's "Trolls," which the analysts note has "largely completed its run," and that competition overall remains limited through December 21st, when Universal's "Sing" is scheduled for release.

DIS

Disney

$97.95

0.24 (0.25%)

VIA

Viacom

$41.60

0.15 (0.36%)

VIAB

Viacom

$37.23

0.02 (0.05%)

FOX

21st Century Fox

$28.14

0.41 (1.48%)

FOXA

21st Century Fox

$28.27

0.47 (1.69%)

TWX

Time Warner

$92.56

0.23 (0.25%)

SNE

Sony

$30.00

-0.18 (-0.60%)

LGF

Lionsgate

$23.94

0.27 (1.14%)

CMCSA

Comcast

$69.02

0.82 (1.20%)

CMCSK

Comcast

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DIS Disney
$97.95

0.24 (0.25%)

11/16/16
11/16/16
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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. Disney (DIS) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank with analyst Bryan Kraft citing increased confidence in the company's outlook for 2017. 2. Fitbit upgraded to Sector Weight from Underweight at Pacific Crest with analyst Brad Erickson citing valuation. 3. Copa Holdings (CPA) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman with analyst Marcio Prado saying Copa is well positioned for an expected recovery cycle given more rationalized sector capacity and improved yields, and structural advantages. 4. Fossil upgraded to Overweight from Underweight at Pacific Crest with analyst Edward Yruma saying he expects the company to benefit from continuing "strong momentum in wearables." 5. Juniper (JNPR) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman with analyst Simona Jankowski saying she expects new switching products to drive top and bottom-line growth in 2017 and views valuation as attractive. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
11/15/16
ROTH
11/15/16
NO CHANGE
Target $38
ROTH
Buy
Roth Capital likes IMAX partnership with Disney-ABC, Marvel Television
Following IMAX's (IMAX) announcement of its partnership with Disney's (DIS) ABC and Marvel Television to have the new TV series "The InHumans" first two episodes debut exclusively on the company's network, Roth Capital analyst Darren Aftahi says he likes this transaction. The analyst believes it diversifies IMAX away from its reliance on tent pole content, raises brand awareness, and gives it a financial participation in the ongoing success of TV series. He reiterates a Buy rating and $38 price target on IMAX's shares.
11/16/16
DBAB
11/16/16
UPGRADE
Target $112
DBAB
Buy
Disney upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Bryan Kraft upgraded The Walt Disney Company to Buy citing increased confidence in the company's outlook for 2017. ESPN subscriber declines have improved and should improve further with the proliferation of streaming pay TV bundles in 2017, Kraft tells investors in a research note. He believes declines in the Consumer Products business will trough in the December quarter and feels the tough film comps for 2017 are well understood. Kraft has a $112 price target for Disney shares. The stock closed yesterday down 24c to $97.70.
11/17/16
SBSH
11/17/16
NO CHANGE
Target $117
SBSH
Buy
Citi views Disney's moves as blunting the bear thesis
Citi analyst Jason Bazinet believes Disney in 2016 made three "bold' announcements that are yet to be fully developed by the Street. First, the company in Q2 acquired a 33% stake in BAMTech. Second, it suggested it would use Hulu to launch a sports-centric linear TV service in early 2017. And third, management suggested they would launch a niche sports service for out-of-market games. These strategic pivots blunt the bear case which is centered on cord cutters, Bazinet tells investors in a research note. Disney bears are focused on the 2% of U.S. households that terminate their pay TV subscription each year, the analyst writes. He estimates that absent steps by Disney, cord cutting creates a financial headwind of about $300M a year. With Disney's three announcements, however, the $300M headwind could shrink each year and actually turn into a $100M EBIT tailwind by 2020, the analyst contends. Bazinet keeps a Buy rating on Disney with a $117 price target.
VIA Viacom
$41.60

0.15 (0.36%)

11/23/16
BMOC
11/23/16
DOWNGRADE
BMOC
Market Perform
CBS downgraded on valuation, deal outlook at BMO Capital
As noted earlier, BMO Capital downgraded CBS (CBS) to Market Perform from Outperform. Analyst Daniel Salmon downgraded the stock based on valuation and his belief that the shares will soon begin to trade based on a potential deal with Viacom (VIA, VIAB). Target $63.
11/14/16
BMUR
11/14/16
DOWNGRADE
BMUR
Hold
Viacom downgraded to Hold from Buy at Brean Capital
Brean Capital analyst Alan Gould downgraded Viacom (VIAB) to Hold with a fair value estimate for shares of $40. The analyst questions the "true synergies" between Viacom and CBS (CBS) and believes combining the two companies does not maximize value. Viacom closed Friday up 41c to $38.42.
11/15/16
FBRC
11/15/16
DOWNGRADE
Target $44
FBRC
Market Perform
Viacom downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at FBR Capital
FBR Capital analyst Barton Crockett downgraded Viacom (VIAB) to Market Perform saying he sees a better risk/reward in CBS (CBS) until the "merger noise is cleared." The analyst lowered his price target for Viacom shares to $44 from $56.
10/20/16
BMUR
10/20/16
NO CHANGE
Target $65
BMUR
Buy
CBS extraordinarily well positioned, says Brean Capital
Brean Capital analyst Alan Gould said CBS (CBS) is extraordinarily well positioned with two core networks, predictable retrans/reverse comp driving growth and only modest programming expense increases as its key sports contracts are locked in. Gould believes CBS would only combine with Viacom (VIA) if it was financially favorable to CBS shareholders and management. Gould reiterated his Buy rating and $65 price target on CBS shares.
VIAB Viacom
$37.23

0.02 (0.05%)

11/14/16
11/14/16
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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. AB InBev (BUD) downgraded to Hold from Buy at HSBC with analyst Anthony Bucalo citing business pressures in the U.S. and Brazil as well as uncertainty post the U.S. election. 2. Abercrombie (ANF) and American Eagle (AEO) downgraded to Peer Perform from Outperform at Wolfe Research. 3. Capital One (COF) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel with analyst Christopher Brendler saying he believes that the stock has become less attractive following its recent rally, and he thinks that changes made by the Trump Administration won't be felt by the company "for years." 4. SeaWorld (SEAS) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citi with analyst Jason Bazinet saying the risk/reward is no longer compelling following the recent bounce in the shares. 5. Viacom (VIAB) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Brean Capital with analyst Alan Gould questioning the "true synergies" between Viacom and CBS (CBS) and believes combining the two companies does not maximize value. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
FOX 21st Century Fox
$28.14

0.41 (1.48%)

09/26/16
UBSW
09/26/16
NO CHANGE
Target $92
UBSW
Neutral
Consumer satisfaction with competitors has caught up to Netflix, says UBS
UBS analyst Doug Mitchelson said that the firm's Evidence Lab survey indicated that U.S. consumer satisfaction with Amazon Prime Video (AMZN) and Hulu - the joint venture owned by Time Warner (TWX), Comcast (CMCSA), 21st Century Fox (FOXA), and Disney (DIS) - has now caught up to Netflix (NFLX), advising that investors should "continue to monitor competitive threats closely" as Netflix leads the category but demand for consumer media time, attention and wallet has intensified. The analyst, who added that Netflix's "pricing power remains unclear" based on the firm's survey work, keeps a Neutral rating and $92 price target on Netflix shares.
09/16/16
09/16/16
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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. 21st Century Fox (FOX, FOXA) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Bernstein with analyst Jason Park citing a reduction in his estimates for the company's Star India business. 2. Wells Fargo (WFC) downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at Atlantic Equities. 3. Citi (C) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman with analyst Richard Ramsden saying Citi's expected earnings inflection has failed to materialize and ROEs are at 7.7%, well below management's 10% target. 4. McCormick (MKC) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Bernstein with analyst Alexia Howard citing valuation. 5. Novavax (NVAX) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray, to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan, to Neutral from Buy at Ladenburg, to Neutral from Outperform at Wedbush, and to Neutral from Buy 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.
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.
09/15/16
BERN
09/15/16
DOWNGRADE
BERN
Market Perform
21st Century Fox downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Bernstein
FOXA 21st Century Fox
$28.27

0.47 (1.69%)

10/14/16
RBCM
10/14/16
NO CHANGE
RBCM
21st Century Fox setup into results positive, says RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Steven Cahall thinks that 21st Century Fox's stock will react positively to its Q1 results despite the weak performance of its films and "mild weakness" in broadcast ratings. If no other problems emerge, the stock can rise, the analyst believes. He thinks that the stock's valuation is attractive
11/22/16
JEFF
11/22/16
NO CHANGE
Target $35
JEFF
Buy
21st Century Fox shares could see renewed focus, says Jefferies
Jefferies analyst John Janedis believes shares of 21st Century Fox could see renewed focus from investors following the recent underperformance relative to peers. The analyst believes Fox's international cable network assets are underappreciated and he raised his price target for the shares to $35 from $32. Janedis maintains a Buy rating on Fox.
10/27/16
PACS
10/27/16
NO CHANGE
PACS
21st Century Fox should be owned into Q1 results, says Pacific Crest
Pacific Crest analyst Andy Hargreaves says that 21st Century Fox can meet consensus Q1 estimates, and he believes that that the stock will probably rise if the company does so. The analyst says that the stock is his favorite among TV networks, and he recommends owning the shares ahead of the earnings.
TWX Time Warner
$92.56

0.23 (0.25%)

11/17/16
MOFT
11/17/16
UPGRADE
MOFT
Buy
Time Warner upgraded to Buy from Sell at MoffettNathanson
11/17/16
11/17/16
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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. Microsoft (MSFT) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman with analyst Heather Bellini saying Azure is the number two market share vendor in the cloud space, and has grown 100% or more year-over-year eight of the last 10 quarters. 2. Time Warner (TWX) upgraded to Buy from Sell at MoffettNathanson. 3. First Solar (FSLR) upgraded at JMP Securities with analyst Joseph Osha citing valuation. 4. KBR (KBR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA Merrill Lynch with analyst Anna Kaminskaya saying she expects structurally higher defense spending to drive a re-rating in KBR and sees less risk of cost overruns in the E&C business given lower reliance on fixed priced contracts and diversification into smaller sized service projects. 5. Liberty Interactive (QVCA) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA Merrill Lynch with analyst Heather Balsky saying she has increased confidence in a return to positive US sales growth and expects multiple expansion as sales improve. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
11/08/16
OPCO
11/08/16
DOWNGRADE
OPCO
Perform
AT&T downgraded to Perform from Outperform at Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Timothy Horan downgraded AT&T (T) to Perform saying CenturyLink's (CTL) dividend is "relatively more attractive." The analyst this morning upgraded CenturyLink to Outperform. Horan also believes AT&T's acquisition of Time Warner (TWX) will face higher regulatory hurtles than CenturyLink's deal for Level 3 (LVLT). He expects the Time Warner deal to take 15 months to complete versus nine months for the Level 3 acquisition.
11/07/16
11/07/16
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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. Time Warner (TWX) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse with analyst Omar Sheikh citing attractive valuation. 2. Waste Management (WM) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays with analyst Jon Windham saying the recent pullback in shares provides a buying opportunity given the company's "strong" underlying fundamentals. 3. Parker-Hannifin (PH) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Evercore ISI and to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley. 4. Biogen (BIIB) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray with analyst Joshua Schimmer saying the company still has time to "get its act together to maximize the value of its SMA franchise, and stop being M&A disciplined/pipeline-undisciplined." 5. Cummins (CMI) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Evercore ISI with analyst David Raso citing lowered expectations, valuation, and accelerating inflation. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
SNE Sony
$30.00

-0.18 (-0.60%)

07/06/16
07/06/16
UPGRADE

On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. TASER (TASR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at CL King with analyst George Godfrey citing strong organic growth, a leading position in body cameras, low international market exposure, accelerating earnings growth and margin expansion, and weapons segment opportunity growth. 2. Sony (SNE) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank with analyst Hiroshi Taguchi saying the company's shipment growth will likely exceed expectations. 3. U.S. Steel (X) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Deutsche Bank with analyst Jorge Beristain citing his firm's improved steel price outlook as well as the company's' balance sheet refinancing. 4. SunPower (SPWR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS with Julien Dumoulin-Smith citing valuation, a strong technology track record and product development, early indications that utility scale margins are proving more intact versus expectations, and a solid balance sheet. 5. Royal Gold (RGLD) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James and to Buy from Neutral at Dundee. Raymond James analyst Phil Russo upgraded Royal Gold to Outperform and increased his price target to $85 from $72 following amended terms at Mt Milligan with new operator Centerra Gold. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
09/09/16
PIPR
09/09/16
NO CHANGE
PIPR
August NPD video game software sales rose 1%, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Olson says August NPD video game software sales were up 1% year-over-year, driven by Sony (SNE) publishing No Man's Sky and Electronic Arts' (EA) Madden NFL 17. The data are most positive for Activision Blizzard (ATVI), which continued to benefit from sell-through of incremental title Overwatch, Olson tells investors in a research note. He believes the monthly numbers are largely irrelevant for Take-Two (TTWO), since NBA 2K17 is due out in September, and GameStop (GME), since the company announced October quarter guidance at the end of August.
08/18/16
PIPR
08/18/16
NO CHANGE
Target $41
PIPR
Overweight
Piper Jaffray bullish on GameStop ahead of quarterly results
With GameStop (GME) scheduled to report results next week, Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Olson sees potential for slight July quarter upside driven by May launches of Sony's (SNE) Uncharted 4 and Activision's (ATVI) Overwatch. Further, the analyst expects largely unchanged fiscal year guide, and anticipates improving software growth in the second half of the year, driven by easier comps and a next-generation console footprint that he believes is over 60M units. Olson reiterates an Overweight rating and $41 price target on GameStop's shares.
08/24/16
STFL
08/24/16
NO CHANGE
STFL
Ambarella Q2 revenue guidance could beat expectations, says Stifel
Stifel analyst Kevin Cassidy says he is "cautiously optimistic" that Ambarella's (AMBA) Q2 revenue guidance will come in above expectations. The company was worried about whether Sony (SNE) would be able to meet demand for its sensors used in high end surveillance cameras, but recent checks show that it was able to do so, the analyst stated. Additionally, Ambarella's Q3 guidance should project year-over-year growth, given GoPro's (GPRO) initial Hero 5 builds, according to Cassidy. He keeps an $86 price target and Buy rating on Ambarella.
LGF Lionsgate
$23.94

0.27 (1.14%)

10/31/16
MSCO
10/31/16
INITIATION
Target $25
MSCO
Overweight
Lionsgate initiated with an Overweight at Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Ryan Fiftal initiated Lionsgate (LGF) with an Overweight and a $25 price target. The analyst said shares have been hit due to film underperformance and the recent Starz (STRZA), resulting in favorable risk/reward. The analyst sees opex synergies, healthy TV studio growth, and recent Starz top line strength from new, higher margin digital distribution.
11/04/16
PACS
11/04/16
NO CHANGE
PACS
Lionsgate results positive, says Pacific Crest
Pacific Crest analyst Evan Wingren says that Lionsgate's in-line results and guidance are positive, given its multiple negative revisions over the past year. The analyst says that the company "is relatively well-positioned" versus its media peers, while the shares are "relatively cheap." He recommends owning the stock.
11/04/16
RBCM
11/04/16
UPGRADE
RBCM
Outperform
Lionsgate upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Steven Cahall upgraded Lionsgate (LGF) as he believes that the market has not adequately appreciated the cash synergies produced by the company's merger with Starz (STRZA). He says that Lionsgate is "significantly undervalued." Target to $31 from $24.
10/28/16
STFL
10/28/16
UPGRADE
STFL
Buy
Starz upgraded on subscriber data, cost outlook at Stifel
As noted earlier, Stifel analyst Benjamin Mogil upgraded Starz (STRZA) to Buy from Hold. Mogil notes that the company reported higher than expected revenue from subscribers in Q3 and indicated that its costs would be lower than expected for the full year. Target to $36 from $33. Mogil also upgraded Lionsgate (LGF), with whom Starz has agreed to merge, to Buy from Hold.
CMCSA Comcast
$69.02

0.82 (1.20%)

10/24/16
MACQ
10/24/16
UPGRADE
Target $77
MACQ
Outperform
Comcast upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie
Macquarie analyst Amy Yong upgraded Comcast (CMCSA) to Outperform and raised its price target to $77 from $69 saying the AT&T (T)/Time Warner (TWX) and Starz (STRZA)-Lionsgate (LGF) deals highlight the merits of distribution content. Yong said Comcast is becoming a one-stop shop for all things consumer with wireless optionality, digital initiatives, and Xfinity's brand paired with strategic acquisitions like DreamWorks and BuzzFeed. The analyst said Comcast's balance sheet optionality leaves room for further vertical deals and said its DreamWorks' TV business, library of content, and direct piper into China are heavenly undervalued.
10/27/16
OPCO
10/27/16
NO CHANGE
Target $74
OPCO
Outperform
Comcast solid quarter overshadowed by OTT, wireless threats, says Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Timothy Horan says Comcast (CMCSA; CMCSK) reported a "solid" Q3, but notes that shares were likely impacted by comments surrounding AT&T's (T) $35 Over The Top service, which will be a slimmed-down service designed to expand the overall market initially. While the analyst points out that the "legitimate concern" is a wireless acquisition of T-Mobile (TMUS), he thinks this is a 2018 event and that Comcast can integrate cellular/WIFI to create a unique service. Horan reiterates an Outperform rating and $74 price target on Comcast's shares.
10/31/16
JPMS
10/31/16
NO CHANGE
JPMS
Overweight
TiVo deal renewal shows IP portfolio strong, says JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Sterling Auty believes the worldwide multi-year renewal license with Panasonic (PCRFY) is another sign that TiVo's intellectual property portfolio remains strong. TiVo is positioned to land the last remaining pay TV operator out of contract in the U.S., Comcast (CMCSA), Auty tells investors in a research note. He keeps an Overweighrt rating on TiVo.
10/24/16
JEFF
10/24/16
NO CHANGE
Target $48
JEFF
Buy
Jefferies says approval of Time Warner deal 'far from certain'
Jefferies analyst Mike McCormack believes regulatory approval of AT&T's (T) Time Warner acquisition is "far from certain." The analyst expects a "lengthy and arduous regulatory process" and believes the Comcast-NBCU deal serves as "both a precedent and a concern." The deal looks "modestly accretive" with "relatively small synergies," McCormack tells investors in a research note. He keeps a Buy rating on AT&T with a $48 price target.
CMCSK Comcast

08/22/16
JPMS
08/22/16
NO CHANGE
JPMS
Overweight
DISH renewal a major positive for Rovi, says JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Sterling Auty said he views Rovi's (ROVI) newly-announced 10-year contract renewal with DISH Networks (DISH) as a "major positive" that should help Rovi's position to complete its renewal with Comcast (CMCSA), which is the only top 10 pay-TV provider not currently under contract with the company. The announcement language suggests pricing "somewhere just above" that given to AT&T (T) and the duration of the deal validates the longevity of the patent portfolio, said Auty, who keeps an Overweight rating on Rovi shares.
08/22/16
PIPR
08/22/16
NO CHANGE
Target $27
PIPR
Overweight
Piper Jaffray confident in Comcast signing with Rovi
Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Olson notes that Rovi (ROVI) announced a 10-year renewal with DISH (DISH) and while the terms were not disclosed, economics should be similar to recent deals, likely in the range of 21c-22c per subscriber per month. With DISH in the fold, nine of the ten major U.S. TV service providers now license Rovi guide patents, the analyst said, with Comcast (CMCSA; CMCSK) remaining the lone holdout. Olson believes discussions with Comcast are at the economic level, and is confident in Comcast signing, potentially in the first half of 2017. He reiterates an Overweight rating and $27 price target on Rovi's shares.

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FNSR

Finisar

$32.24

0.51 (1.61%)

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Finisar technical comments ahead of earnings news, potential bearish pattern »

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MBLY

Mobileye

$35.64

-1.735 (-4.64%)

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Mobileye analyst commentary  »

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MGNX

MacroGenics

$26.47

-1.77 (-6.27%)

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MacroGenics to host research and development day »

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AZO

AutoZone

$811.19

1.315 (0.16%)

, ORLY

O'Reilly Automotive

$285.20

7.52 (2.71%)

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Icahn negative on automotive replacement retailers »

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AutoZone

$811.19

1.315 (0.16%)

ORLY

O'Reilly Automotive

$285.20

7.52 (2.71%)

AMZN

Amazon.com

$770.42

5.7 (0.75%)

AAP

Advance Auto Parts

$177.03

0.25 (0.14%)

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ESRX

Express Scripts

$75.85

-0.88 (-1.15%)

, VRX

Valeant

$15.54

0.455 (3.02%)

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Express Scripts denies being anything 'like Philidor' »

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Express Scripts

$75.85

-0.88 (-1.15%)

VRX

Valeant

$15.54

0.455 (3.02%)

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DAL

Delta Air Lines

$51.69

0.59 (1.15%)

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Delta Air Lines to host investor meeting »

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  • 15

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MTN

Vail Resorts

$161.72

-1.01 (-0.62%)

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Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's open »

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AVGO

Broadcom

$168.55

3.79 (2.30%)

, COO

Cooper Companies

$168.47

0.08 (0.05%)

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Notable companies reporting after market close »

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AVGO

Broadcom

$168.55

3.79 (2.30%)

COO

Cooper Companies

$168.47

0.08 (0.05%)

FNSR

Finisar

$32.24

0.51 (1.61%)

RH

Restoration Hardware

$38.65

0.7137 (1.88%)

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IWM

iShares Trust Russell 2000 Index Fund

$137.92

2.015 (1.48%)

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Big option play opened in the Small Cap Fund as shares reach new highs »

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CHK

Chesapeake

$7.52

-0.065 (-0.86%)

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Icahn says does not own shares of Chesapeake »

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VLO

Valero

$68.72

1.18 (1.75%)

, WNR

Western Refining

$39.18

-0.32 (-0.81%)

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Icahn says refining stocks sold off because of EPA »

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VLO

Valero

$68.72

1.18 (1.75%)

WNR

Western Refining

$39.18

-0.32 (-0.81%)

TSO

Tesoro

$90.89

-1.11 (-1.21%)

MPC

Marathon Petroleum

$50.14

0.485 (0.98%)

PSX

Phillips 66

$87.91

0.9 (1.03%)

DK

Delek US

$24.13

0.75 (3.21%)

HFC

HollyFrontier

$33.95

0.93 (2.82%)

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Icahn says involved with board, news will be out in next week »

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FB

Facebook

$117.95

0.64 (0.55%)

, TWTR

Twitter

$19.39

-0.0942 (-0.48%)

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Periodicals
Snapchat hits $300M in 2016 sales, sets $1B goal for 2017, The Information says »

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Facebook

$117.95

0.64 (0.55%)

TWTR

Twitter

$19.39

-0.0942 (-0.48%)

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LVS

Las Vegas Sands

$62.49

-0.19 (-0.30%)

, MGM

MGM Resorts

$30.52

0.57 (1.90%)

14:26
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Periodicals
Macau government to slash ATM withdrawl limit, SCMP reports »

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LVS

Las Vegas Sands

$62.49

-0.19 (-0.30%)

MGM

MGM Resorts

$30.52

0.57 (1.90%)

WYNN

Wynn Resorts

$101.99

-0.19 (-0.19%)

MPEL

Melco Crown

$19.55

0.13 (0.67%)

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KBH

KB Home

$17.32

0.77 (4.65%)

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KB Home call volume above normal and directionally bullish »

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LVS

Las Vegas Sands

$62.50

-0.18 (-0.29%)

, MGM

MGM Resorts

$30.55

0.595 (1.99%)

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Periodicals
Breaking Periodicals news story on Las Vegas Sands, MGM Resorts, Wynn Resorts, Melco Crown »

Chinese government to…

LVS

Las Vegas Sands

$62.50

-0.18 (-0.29%)

MGM

MGM Resorts

$30.55

0.595 (1.99%)

WYNN

Wynn Resorts

$101.99

-0.19 (-0.19%)

MPEL

Melco Crown

$19.55

0.13 (0.67%)

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NFLX

Netflix

$125.39

0.82 (0.66%)

14:19
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California weighing tax for online video streaming, Armstrong Economics says »

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