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FOX

21st Century Fox

$27.70

0.7 (2.59%)

, FOXA

21st Century Fox

$28.16

0.76 (2.77%)

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Fox offers 24-hour feed on Hulu to gain leverage over affiliates, WSJ says

Fox (FOX, FOXA) has started to offer a 24-hour feed on Hulu's live-streaming service in more than 70 markets where its hasn't reached agreements with local affiliate stations and plans to launch on other streaming outlets, such as AT&T's (T) DirecTV Now and Sony's (SNE) PlayStation Vue, the Wall Street Journal reports. Fox's move represents a shift in broadcaster's traditional approach of making programming available through local stations and cuts out station owners and groups including Raycom Media and Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI). Reference Link

FOX

21st Century Fox

$27.70

0.7 (2.59%)

FOXA

21st Century Fox

$28.16

0.76 (2.77%)

T

AT&T

SNE

Sony

SBGI

Sinclair Broadcast

$34.25

0.15 (0.44%)

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FOX 21st Century Fox
$27.70

0.7 (2.59%)

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01/03/17
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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. Evercore ISI analyst Vijay Jayant upgraded Disney (DIS) to Buy from Hold, named it Top Pick for 2017, and raised its price target to $120 from $103. Jayan believes Disney's valuation reflects well-understood short-term growth challenges at ESPN and tough Studio and Consumer Products growth comparisons. 2. Wells Fargo analyst Marci Ryvicker upgraded 21st Century Fox (FOXA) to Outperform saying the market could be surprised by the synergies from the Sky deal. The analyst also believes concerns over the Regional Sports Networks being excluded from the streaming bundles are overblown. She expects consensus estimates to go up not down and raised her price target range for the shares to $33-$35 from $28-$30. 3. Citi analyst Michael Rollins upgraded Verizon (VZ) Communications to Buy from Neutral and raised his price target for the shares to $60 from $55. 4. Evercore ISI upgraded PACCAR (PCAR) to Buy from Hold and raised its price target to $77 from $59, with analyst David Raso saying he is incrementally bullish on the Industrials and Machinery sector since his pre-US election sector upgrade. 5. Credit Suisse upgraded Xerox (XRX) to Outperform from Neutral. Analyst Kulbinder Garcha changed his rating following the Conduent (CNDT) spin-off citing a more focused printing business, potential upside to cost savings, and management's realistic vision and a well laid out long-term strategy to offset end market decline. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
04/04/17
RSBL
04/04/17
INITIATION
Target $33
RSBL
Neutral
21st Century Fox initiated with a Neutral at Rosenblatt
Rosenblatt started 21st Century Fox with a Neutral rating and $33 price target.
04/04/17
PIVT
04/04/17
NO CHANGE
Target $36
PIVT
Buy
Boycotts of O'Reilly Factor likely manageable for now, says Pivotal Research
Pivotal Research analyst Brian Wieser said advertiser boycotts of O'Reilly Factor are likely manageable and only slightly negative at this time, but added that a more significant concern is the potential for this to impact Ofcom's "fit and proper" test related to Fox's (FOXA) proposed takeover of Sky (SKYAY). Wieser, who views the Sky acquisition as a favorable strategic combination, would sees the U.K. regulator not allowing the transaction to proceed as a negative. However, he keeps a Buy rating and $36 price target on Fox shares.
04/26/17
FBCO
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.
FOXA 21st Century Fox
$28.16

0.76 (2.77%)

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FBCO
05/12/17
NO CHANGE
Target $37
FBCO
Outperform
21st Century Fox 'highly attractive' long-term growth stock, says Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Omar Sheikh reiterates his bullish view on 21st Century Fox following better than expected Q3 earnings. With some of the most attractive studio/network assets in the peer group, stakes in over-the-top distribution platforms globally, and an industry-leading position in the emerging targeted linear advertising market with Open AP, the analyst continues to believe 21st Century Fox is a "highly attractive" long-term growth stock trading at a compelling valuation. He reiterates an Outperform rating and $37 price target on the shares.
T AT&T

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MOFT
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MOFT
U.S. telecom sector upgraded to Neutral from Sell at MoffettNathanson
MoffettNathanson analyst Craig Moffett upgraded the U.S. telecom sector to Neutral from Sell. As reasons for the upgrade, the analyst cited valuation, lack of near-term negative catalysts, interest rate easing, and a potential merger between Sprint (S) and T-Mobile (TMUS). Other stocks in the sector include Verizon (VZ) and AT&T (T). The firm today upgraded AT&T to Neutral from Sell.
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Neutral
AT&T upgraded on valuation at MoffettNathanson
As noted earlier, MoffettNathanson upgraded AT&T (T) to Neutral from Sell. Analyst Craig Moffett upgraded AT&T based on valuation. Target to $26 from $37. However, he continues to prefer Verizon (VZ) over AT&T.
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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. Zynga (ZNGA) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray with analyst Michael Olson saying the company's focus on live services and cost containment improves its risk profile. He raised his price target for the shares to $4 from $3. 2. Symantec (SYMC) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays with analyst Saket Kalia citing the company's stronger competitive position in Enterprise security as well as revenue synergies from the LifeLock acquisition. The analyst recommends buying the shares ahead of next week's analyst day and raised his price target for the name to $38 from $34. 3. Simon Property (SPG) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Mizuho. 4. AutoZone (AZO) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman Sachs with analyst Matthew Fassler citing the "significant" selloff in shares following the third quarter miss. He lowered his price target on AutoZone to $715 from $825. 5. AT&T (T) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at MoffettNathanson. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
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06/01/17
NO CHANGE
DRXL
AT&T likely to lose share, says Drexel Hamilton
Drexel Hamilton analyst Barry Sine expects AT&T (T) to lose share, as he says that the company now has the most expensive unlimited plan among the four major carriers. He keeps a Hold rating on AT&T and prefers Verizon (VZ) over AT&T. He says that Verizon "offers a better growth profile and fewer risks."
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BERN
04/25/17
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BERN
Outperform
Sony initiated with an Outperform at Bernstein
Bernstein analyst David Dai started coverage of Sony with an Outperform rating. The analyst says that Sony's image sensor business should be boosted by advances in computers' communications capabilities and by the proliferation of VR/AR. The analyst adds that the company's PlayStation console "will maintain the leading position in tethered VR for the next three years at least," and he says that this status "should strengthen the PlayStation ecosystem." ,
06/08/17
BERN
06/08/17
NO CHANGE
BERN
Sony price target raised to $47 from $41 at Bernstein
Bernstein analyst David Dai raised his price target on Sony as he thinks that the company's growth will be boosted by strong sales of its game and image sensors. He keeps an Outperform rating on the stock.
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Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Sony (SNE) initiated with an Outperform at Bernstein. 2. Rockwell Collins (COL) reinstated with a Sell at Goldman Sachs. 3. Idera Pharmaceuticals (IDRA) initiated with an Outperform at Baird. 4. GasLog (GLOG) initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse. 5. Fitbit (FIT) initiated with a Buy at Benchmark. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
SBGI Sinclair Broadcast
$34.25

0.15 (0.44%)

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SPHN
06/02/17
NO CHANGE
SPHN
Overweight
Regulatory uncertainty may cause volatility for Sinclair, Tribune, says Stephens
Stephens analyst Kyle Evans noted that a federal court has temporarily delayed effectiveness of the FCC's decision to reinstate the UHF discount, which he said is critical for Sinclair Broadcast's (SBGI) deal to acquire Tribune Media (TRCO). The deal could be jeopardized if the court permanently blocked the UHF discount and regulatory uncertainty may cause volatility in the stocks, said Evans. The analyst reiterates his Overweight rating and $46 price target on Sinclair shares.
05/12/17
WELS
05/12/17
NO CHANGE
WELS
Sinclair Broadcast 'weakness completely unwarranted,' says Wells Fargo
After Sinclair (SBGI) announced that it had agreed to buy Tribune Media (TRCO) on May 8 and Tribune's stock fell over 5% since then, Wells Fargo calls Tribune's weakness "completely unwarranted." The firm says that the deal is significantly accretive to Sinclair's free cash flow. It adds that Sinclair is outperforming its peers in advertising ,while its leverage could drop to four times by 2018. Wells keeps an Outperform rating on Sinclair.
05/08/17
WELS
05/08/17
NO CHANGE
WELS
Outperform
Wells Fargo likes Sinclair's acquisition of Tribune Media
Wells Fargo analyst Marci Ryvicker likes Sinclair Broadcast's acquisition of Tribune Media (TRCO). The deal was done at a "very attractive" multiple and is "clearly accretive" to free cash flow, Ryvicker tells investors in a research note. Applying 40% of free cash flow accretion per share, the analyst arrives at a "fair market value" price for Sinclair of $55 per share. The stock in early trading is up $1.12 to $38.08.
05/04/17
WELS
05/04/17
NO CHANGE
WELS
Sinclair Broadcast weakness overdone, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo blamed the decline in Sinclair's (SBGI) stock on what it sees as the company's "soft" Q2 guidance and Time Warner's (TWX) comments about soft national ad trends. However, Wells says that Sinclair's reiteration of its 2017-2018 free cash flow guidance and "continued diversification" are more important. Wells says that the stock's weakness is overdone and keeps an Outperform rating on the stock.

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