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CTL

CenturyLink

$19.13

-0.25 (-1.29%)

, LVLT

Level 3

$52.64

-0.35 (-0.66%)

10:12
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CenturyLink and Level 3 deal moving forward, says BofA/Merrill

BofA/Merrill analyst David Barden said weakness in CenturyLink (CTL) appears related to reports that the regulatory timeline for the Level 3 (LVLT) merger could slip past the September 30 target date. Barden said Department of Justice timing remains on track but The California Public Utility Commission has a 60 day window to approve the deal. After 60 days, there is a potential lag of 30 days which would put the final approval timing in the first week of November, at the latest. Barden said a 5 week slippage is possible, but no delay is certain, and the regulatory time frame has zero bearing on the deal approval. Further, the analyst said some investors view Windstream's (WIN) surprise dividend cut as an indicator that CenturyLink may do the same post the Level 3 deal. Barden does not expect a cut and notes the company is not in the same position as Winstream and management stated it continues to pay its $2.16/share annual dividend and that the Level 3 acquisition improves the payout ratio. The analyst rates CenturyLink a Buy with a $42 price target.

CTL

CenturyLink

$19.13

-0.25 (-1.29%)

LVLT

Level 3

$52.64

-0.35 (-0.66%)

CTL CenturyLink
$19.13

-0.25 (-1.29%)

06/19/17
MSCO
06/19/17
NO CHANGE
Target $27
MSCO
Overweight
CenturyLink whistleblower suit impact likely limited, says Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Simon Flannery said there could be some financial exposure to CenturyLink (CTL) if the lawsuit alleging that the company overcharged customers is found to have merit, but he believes the impact is likely not that material. As support for that view, Flannery points to the precedent set by telecom operators' "cramming" lawsuits, settlements of which are "usually...not that material." He keeps an Overweight rating and $27 price target on CenturyLink, adding that the potential triggering of a "MAC" clause in its deal with Level 3 (LVLT) would "seem to be a pretty high bar" and appears unlikely.
05/15/17
RAJA
05/15/17
DOWNGRADE
RAJA
Underperform
CenturyLink downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Raymond James
Raymond James analyst Frank Louthan downgraded Level 3 (LVLT) and CenturyLink (CTL) to Underperform saying both companies are experiencing negative trends ahead of their combination which are unlikely to improve over the next few quarters. Louthan also expects additional sales disruption from the integration that will limit material stock price appreciation.
05/04/17
COWN
05/04/17
NO CHANGE
Target $25
COWN
Market Perform
CenturyLink set up for guidance reduction, says Cowen
Cowen analyst Gregory Williams said CenturyLink posted mixed Q1 results with weakness essentially across the board. The company also announced weak Q2 guidance, which he believes sets the company up for downward guidance revisions. Williams maintained his Market Perform rating and lowered his price target to $25 from $27 on CenturyLink shares.
03/29/17
MSCO
03/29/17
INITIATION
Target $27
MSCO
Overweight
CenturyLink resumed with an Overweight at Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Simon Flannery resumed coverage on CenturyLink with an Overweight and a $27 price target.
LVLT Level 3
$52.64

-0.35 (-0.66%)

05/15/17
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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. Tesla (TSLA) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Adam Jonas saying the bull thesis on Tesla centers around the company becoming the next Amazon (AMZN) or Apple (AAPL), Jonas tells investors in a research note. The analyst, however, questions if the risks of taking on the tech giants is sufficiently discounted in the share price. He expects "much larger and more well capitalized" competitors to unveil strategies that directly address sustainable transport and mobility. 2. J.C. Penney (JCP) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank, to Neutral from Outperform at Baird, and to Neutral from Buy at Buckingham. 3. STMicroelectronics (STM) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel. 4. Level 3 (LVLT) and CenturyLink (CTL) were downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Raymond James. 5. TSMC (TSM) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse with analyst Randy Abrams saying headwinds from excess inventory, slower China smartphones, and Qualcomm (QCOM) shifts to Samsung (SSNLF) could pressure sales and margins. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
05/15/17
RAJA
05/15/17
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RAJA
Underperform
Level 3 downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Raymond James
Raymond James analyst Frank Louthan downgraded Level 3 (LVLT) and CenturyLink (CTL) to Underperform saying both companies are experiencing negative trends ahead of their combination which are unlikely to improve over the next few quarters. Louthan also expects additional sales disruption from the integration that will limit material stock price appreciation.
03/29/17
03/29/17
INITIATION

On The Fly: Top five analyst initiations
Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Boeing (BA) initiated with a Buy at Berenberg. 2. Level 3 (LVLT) resumed with an Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley. 3. Exact Sciences (EXAS) initiated with a Buy at BofA/Merrill. 4. Synchrony (SYF) initiated with an Outperform at Wells Fargo. 5. Alphabet (GOOG, GOOGL), Facebook (FB), and Amazon.com (AMZN) were initiated with an Overweight at Barclays, while Snap (SNAP) was initiated with an Equal Weight and Twitter (TWTR) was initiated with an Underweight. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.

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