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DIS

Disney

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Disney raises semi-annual dividend to 78c per share from 71c

The Walt Disney Company board of directors declared a semi-annual cash dividend of 78c per share, payable January 11, 2017, to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 12, 2016. This dividend marks an increase from the 71c per share paid in July, 2016.

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    Dec

DIS Disney
$99.12

-0.55 (-0.55%)

11/15/16
ROTH
11/15/16
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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.
11/16/16
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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.
11/17/16
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.

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