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11/10/16
LOOP
11/10/16
NO CHANGE
Target $151
LOOP
Buy
Netflix price target raised to $151 from $133 at Loop Capital
Loop Capital analyst David Miller raised his net subscriber growth assumptions for Netflix (NFLX) in 2017, taking up his domestic streaming net subscriber estimate by the end of 2017 to 53.7M from 53.6M and his end-year international net subscriber estimate to 55.8M from 54.8M. In doing so, he raised all of his income statement metrics and took up his price target accordingly to $151 from $133. Additionally, Miller contends that "simply because Twitter (TWTR) recently broadcast a few NFL games" does not mean Netflix will, or should, move into streaming sports.
11/10/16
LOOP
11/10/16
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LOOP
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Bain departure a loss for Twitter, says Loop Capital
Loop Capital analyst Blake Harper said the departure of COO Adam Bain is a loss for Twitter (TWTR), noting that he is well regarded internally and within the tech and advertising industries. Twitter is now searching for a full time CFO and a head of product and CEO Jack Dorsey continues to serve as full time CEO of Square (SQ) as well, which would "appear to leave its executive team stretched thin," said Harper, who keeps a Hold rating on Twitter shares.
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11/23/16
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OTRG
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Twitter downgraded to Negative from Mixed at OTR Global
OTR Global checks indicate Q4 year-over-year ad spending has deteriorated versus Q3.
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Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. CBS (CBS) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital with analyst Daniel Salmon citing valuation and his belief that the shares will soon begin to trade based on a potential deal with Viacom (VIA, VIAB). 2. Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) downgraded to Sell from Hold at Deutsche Bank with analyst Tiffany Kanaga saying the Abercrombie brand turnaround is yet to gain traction. 3. Twitter (TWTR) downgraded to Negative from Mixed at OTR Global. 4. HP Inc. (HPQ) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies with analyst James Kisner citing valuation and secular challenges for the downgrade. 5. First Solar (FSLR) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Macquarie with analyst Gurpreet Gujral citing a lack of catalysts after the company canceled the Series 5 product that was originally scheduled to launch in 2017. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
DIS Disney

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.
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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
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11/17/16
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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.
12/01/16
BERN
12/01/16
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BERN
Market Perform
Bernstein 'surprisingly' not against idea of Disney buying Netflix
Bernstein analyst Todd Juenger noted that many investors ask him for his take on the idea of Disney (DIS) acquiring Netflix (NFLX), and while the choice is not obvious in either direction and he is "not endorsing a deal," he said that, somewhat to his own surprise, he is "not not endorsing one, either." Disney could build a Netflix competitor for less than the $70B it would take to buy the company, but it would take a long time, the expense would drag on results the entire time, and they would still have a formidable competitor, whereas acquiring Netflix could immediately make Disney the dominant, and maybe "unassailable," leader in global, on-demand, direct-to-consumer entertainment, said Juenger, who specifically stressed he is "not calling for a deal, nor [does he] have any knowledge one is being or will ever be contemplated." The analyst keeps a Market Perform rating on Disney shares.

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