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CMCSA

Comcast

$39.01

0.72 (1.88%)

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Comcast

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Comcast, Charter to form wireless partnership, WSJ reports

Comcast (CMCSA) and Charter (CHTR) are forming a wireless partnership, reports the Wall Street Journal, citing sources. The scope of the partnership is unclear, the report says. The sources told the Journal that it could be announced "shortly." Reference Link

CMCSA

Comcast

$39.01

0.72 (1.88%)

CMCSK

Comcast

CHTR

Charter

$334.78

12.18 (3.78%)

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CMCSA Comcast
$39.01

0.72 (1.88%)

04/20/17
WELS
04/20/17
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WELS
Comcast shares attractive into Q1 results, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo says that Comcast's stock is very attractive ahead of its Q1 results. The firm increased its Q1 cable network and film estimates for the company, and raised its overall Q1 estimates above consensus levels. It keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.
04/20/17
BTIG
04/20/17
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Comcast should try 'hail mary' Charter acquisition, says BTIG
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04/24/17
OPCO
04/24/17
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Sprint, DISH the only assets for sale, says Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Timothy Horan noted that wireless companies will be allowed to discuss M&A, and says he sees Sprint (S) and possibly DISH (DISH) as the only assets for sale. The analyst believes the most likely outcome is for consolidation around the four major wireless providers, something along the lines of Charter (CHTR)/Sprint, T-Mobile (TMUS)/Comcast (CMCSA; CMCSK), Verizon (VZ)/DISH, with AT&T's (T) position "fairly solidified" with DirectTV/Time Warner (TWX). Further, Horan suspects Sprint will be sold first, most likely to Charter, although T-Mobile is a possibility and could be the controlling company/management and likely paying a premium for Sprint.
04/26/17
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04/26/17
NO CHANGE
Target $37
FBCO
Outperform
Hulu stake could be for sale this year, says Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Omar Sheikh notes that Comcast (CMCSA; CMCSK) will be free to sell its 30% stake in Hulu from the end of 2017. The analyst believes there is a $100B domestic revenue opportunity for targeted TV advertising long-term, which vertically integrated networks/distributors will be in a strong position to exploit. Therefore, Sheikh argues that it would make sense for 21st Century Fox (FOX; FOXA) to acquire Comcast's stake in Hulu, if it becomes available, subject to valuation and appropriate programming supply agreements. He reiterates an Outperform rating and $37 price target on 21st Century Fox's shares.
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02/03/17
OPCO
02/03/17
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OPCO
Content/application acquisitions more likely for Verizon, says Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Timothy Horan says that while he does see a merger with Charter (CHTR) and especially with Comcast (CMCSA) working financially, he believes Verizon (VZ) has its sights set on becoming a platform for digital content/apps monetized with programmatic advertising. This, combined with using wireless technologies to replace wireline broadband, could be "very disruptive to the cable industry," he adds. The analyst sees further acquisitions of content/application companies as more likely for Verizon.
CHTR Charter
$334.78

12.18 (3.78%)

05/03/17
RHCO
05/03/17
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RHCO
Charter weakness creates buying opportunity, says SunTrust
After Charter reported weaker than expected Q1 results, SunTrust analyst Greg Miller says that the miss is a "near-term hiccup," and he thinks that his long-term positive thesis on the stock remains intact. He recommends buying the shares on weakness.
05/03/17
UBSW
05/03/17
NO CHANGE
Target $380
UBSW
Buy
Charter price target raised to $380 from $345 at UBS
UBS analyst John Hodulik raised his price target on Charter to $380 from $345 following Q1 results. The analyst noted the company is working its way through the clean-up of the Time Warner Communications promotions, which hampered growth but do not change his fundamental thesis on the industry or the company. Hodulik said trends are starting to turn, with Spectrum pricing and packaging and additional merger synergies leading him to raise his price target. Hodulik reiterated his Buy rating on Charter shares.
05/03/17
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05/03/17
DOWNGRADE
WDLK
Hold
Charter downgraded to Hold from Buy at Wunderlich
05/03/17
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Hold
Wunderlich downgrades Charter on valuation, sees some level of M&A priced in
As previously reported, Wunderlich analyst Matthew Harrigan downgraded Charter (CHTR) to Hold from Buy, citing valuation. He thinks that the current stock price imbeds some expectation for merger activity, apart from an eventual collapse of the Liberty Broadband (LBRDA) and Liberty Ventures (LVNTA) ownership structure, he tells investors. While a theoretical merger with Verizon (VZ) is "at least as strategically compelling" as AT&T's (T) deal for Time Warner (TWX), Harrigan thinks that price and regulatory hurdles could be difficult to overcome. He cut his price target on Charter to $350 from $360.

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