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FOX

21st Century Fox

$27.40

-0.91 (-3.21%)

, FOXA

21st Century Fox

$27.57

-1.08 (-3.77%)

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06:36

Fox-Sky takeover heads for full competition probe, FT reports

21st Century Fox's (FOX, FOXA) planned EUR11.7B takeover of Sky (SKYAY) is likely headed for a "phase 2 inquiry" by the British Competition and Markets Authority as the Rupert Murdoch company is expected to decline to offer a new deal to reassure the editorial independence of Sky News, the Financial Times reports, citing people with knowledge of the situation. Fox, which has until Friday at 5 p.m. to make an offer, now faces a potential delay of 24 weeks in regards to the bid, as the CMA investigates how the deal will affect media plurality. Reference Link

FOX

21st Century Fox

$27.40

-0.91 (-3.21%)

FOXA

21st Century Fox

$27.57

-1.08 (-3.77%)

SKYAY

Sky

$50.10

-1.215 (-2.37%)

FOX 21st Century Fox
$27.40

-0.91 (-3.21%)

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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
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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
$27.57

-1.08 (-3.77%)

05/12/17
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.
06/26/17
SBSH
06/26/17
NO CHANGE
SBSH
Buy
21st Century Fox valuation discount to peers is 'odd,' says Citi
Citi analyst Jason Bazinet calls 21st Century Fox's (FOXA) valuation discount to peers like Scripps Networks (SNI) and Discovery (DISCA) "odd." Fox is both structurally better positioned than peers and has less advertising exposure, Bazinet tells investors in a research note. He believes 2018 consensus estimates for the company are "fairly achievable" and keeps a Buy rating on the shares.
SKYAY Sky
$50.10

-1.215 (-2.37%)

12/14/16
BMUR
12/14/16
UPGRADE
Target $33
BMUR
Buy
21st Century Fox upgraded to Buy from Hold at Brean Capital
Brean Capital analyst Alan Gould upgraded 21st Century Fox (FOX) to Buy saying the selloff since the Sky (SKYAY) announcement is overdone. Fox stock "has significantly" underperformed the market over the past six months as estimates have come down, Gould tells investors in a research note. The analyst likes the prospects of a potential Fox/Sky merger and finds Fox shares inexpensive. He has a $33 price target for the stock.
12/22/16
FBCO
12/22/16
DOWNGRADE
FBCO
Neutral
Sky downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse
04/26/17
JEFF
04/26/17
UPGRADE
JEFF
Buy
Sky upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies
Price target GBP 1,200p.

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