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VZ

Verizon

$48.41

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Apple

$142.44

1.76 (1.25%)

07:35
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04/21
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07:35

Verizon responding to wireless competition, says Oppenheimer

Oppenheimer analyst Timothy Horan expects Verizon's (VZ) equipment revenue in Q4 to be strong, linked to the release of the new iconic Apple (AAPL) iPhone 8. The analyst believes wireless competition will remain elevated, but Verizon is responding, and will remained focused on network quality. Further, Horan says Verizon is integrating Yahoo (YHOO)/AOL to deliver growth from programmatic ads/digital content, but this will take some time. He reiterates a Perform rating on Verizon's shares.

VZ

Verizon

$48.41

-0.53 (-1.08%)

AAPL

Apple

$142.44

1.76 (1.25%)

YHOO

Yahoo

$47.67

0.67 (1.43%)

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VZ Verizon
$48.41

-0.53 (-1.08%)

04/21/17
ARGS
04/21/17
DOWNGRADE
ARGS
Hold
Verizon downgraded to Hold from Buy at Argus
Argus analyst Joseph Bonner,downgraded Verizon based on the company's subscriber losses and "intense competition." He says that the company has been forced to offer "unsubsidized phone plans and unlimited data" which have hurt its results.
04/19/17
PACS
04/19/17
NO CHANGE
PACS
Zayo Group has negative read through from Verizon deal, says Pacific Crest
After Verizon (VZ) agreed to buy fiber from Corning (GLW), Pacific Crest analyst Brandon Nispel says the deal indicates that Verizon prefers to build a fiber network on its own instead of leasing one from a third party. The analyst views this development as negative for Zayo which is building and looking to lease fiber networks. He keeps a Sector Weight rating on the stock.
04/19/17
04/19/17
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. ING Group (ING) initiated with a Buy at Jefferies. 2. T-Mobile (TMUS) was initiated with a Buy at SunTrust while Sprint (S), Verizon (VZ), and AT&T (T) were initiated with a Hold. 3. DXC Technology (DXC) initiated with an Overweight at JPMorgan. 4. LendingClub (LC) coverage resumed with a Hold at Stifel. 5. Halliburton (HAL) and Schlumberger (SLB) were initiated with a Buy at HSBC while Baker Hughes (BHI) was initiated with a Hold. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
04/20/17
BTIG
04/20/17
NO CHANGE
BTIG
Comcast should try 'hail mary' Charter acquisition, says BTIG
BTIG analyst Rich Greenfield makes the case that Comcast's (CMCSA) "window for M&A is simply to enticing too ignore" and lays out six potential targets that would "truly be transformative," with his top pick among the group being Charter (CHTR). A combination of Charter with Comcast would have "all of the benefits of the legacy Time Warner Cable deal with even more scale" and even though odds of approval are no better than 50/50, it is worth throwing that "hail-mary," Greenfield tells investors. The other five possible deals that Greenfield makes the case for are Disney (DIS), Verizon (VZ), Netflix (NFLX), T-Mobile (TMUS) and Snap Inc.'s (SNAP) Snapchat.
AAPL Apple
$142.44

1.76 (1.25%)

04/20/17
UBSW
04/20/17
NO CHANGE
Target $58
UBSW
Neutral
Qualcomm guidance not as bad as feared, says UBS
UBS analyst Stephen Chin noted Qualcomm (QCOM) reported a strong Q2 beat but he maintained his Neutral rating due to uncertainty over future Apple (AAPL) payments as its lawsuit remains unresolved and it disclosed there is a new underpaying licensee. Chin said fundamentals remain mixed near-term, but added that the company's guidance was not as bad as feared. Chin has a $58 price target on Qualcomm shares.
04/20/17
WELS
04/20/17
NO CHANGE
WELS
Market Perform
Apple has 'modest' margin risk from ongoing Qualcomm fight, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst Maynard Um noted that Apple (AAPL) has acknowledged it withheld payments to its contract manufacturers in the amount that it felt Qualcomm (QCOM) owed it under a separate cooperation agreement, but that Qualcomm "seems to believe," based on its earnings call comments, that the manufacturers will eventually pay what's contractually owed. With the cooperation agreement having ended at the end of 2016, it remains unclear if Apple will have to pay its contract manufacturers the cited $1B over three quarters, which leaves "modest risk" on the possibility for an increase in cost of goods and associated hit to gross margins, said Um, who has a Market Perform rating on Apple shares.
04/19/17
RSBL
04/19/17
DOWNGRADE
Target $56
RSBL
Neutral
Qualcomm downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Rosenblatt
Rosenblatt analyst Jun Zhang downgraded Qualcomm (QCOM) to Neutral after his supply chain work indicated share loss in the upcoming version of Apple's (AAPL) iPhone. Checks indicate Qualcomm's market share in the iPhone 8 will be down to 35% from 60%, Zhang tells investors in a research note. He believes shares gains at Chinese manufacturers will not be enough to offset the second half of 2017 revenue decline from Apple. The analyst cut his price target for Qualcomm shares to $56 from $75. The chipmaker is up 33c to $53.00 in premarket trading.
04/20/17
STFL
04/20/17
NO CHANGE
STFL
Apple price target raised to $150 from $130 at Stifel
Stifel analyst Aaron Rakers continues to expect Apple to report in-line Q2 results. However, he raised his 2017 and 2018 estimates for the company ,citing historical data on the percent of the iPhone installed base that bought the newest iPhones and the ratio of new iPhones shipped to total iPhone sales. However, Rakers keeps a Hold rating on the stock.
YHOO Yahoo
$47.67

0.67 (1.43%)

01/05/17
RHCO
01/05/17
NO CHANGE
RHCO
Verizon likely to proceed with Yahoo acquisition, says SunTrust
After Bloomberg reported that Verizon (VZ) was seeking a $5.5B loan, SunTrust analyst Kunal Madhukar says that, assuming the report is accurate, the loan would probably be used to finance Verizon's takeover of Yahoo's (YHOO) core business. The analyst says that if the report is accurate, the deal will probably proceed. Madhukar keeps a Hold rating on Yahoo.
01/24/17
OPCO
01/24/17
NO CHANGE
Target $52
OPCO
Outperform
Yahoo sale will be completed despite hacking disclosure, says Oppenheimer
Following Q4 results, Oppenheimer analyst Jason Helfstein notes that Yahoo (YHOO) pushed back the closing of the core sale to Verizon (VZ) from Q1 to Q2, citing "work required to meet closing conditions." The analyst believes that the sale will be completed regardless of Yahoo's most recent hacking disclosure, as it provided engagement data showing minimal impact and since Verizon needs its content scale to create a profitable ad tech stack, if they are going to build a competitive "third stack" to help publishers compete with Facebook (FB) and Google (GOOG; GOOGL). He reiterated an Outperform on Yahoo's stock but lowered his price target on the shares to $52 from $54 to reflect movements in the share prices of Alibaba (BABA) and Yahoo Japan.
01/24/17
RBCM
01/24/17
NO CHANGE
RBCM
Yahoo results increase probability of deal closing, says RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Mark Mahaney says that Yahoo's (YHOO) "improved" Q4 results increase the chances that Verizon (VZ) will close on its acquisition of the Internet conglomerate. However, Mahaney keeps a Sector Perform rating on Yahoo.
04/19/17
OPCO
04/19/17
NO CHANGE
Target $57
OPCO
Outperform
Yahoo price target raised to $57 from $52 at Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Jason Helfstein raised his price target for Yahoo to $57 from $52 after the company reported Q1 earnings. The analyst reiterates an Outperform rating on the shares.

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Quest Diagnostics

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KTOV

Kitov Pharmaceuticals

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RAD

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HTZ

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GM

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T

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