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AABA

Altaba

$59.20

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Verizon

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Katie Couric ends Yahoo interview show, departs Oath, Recode says

Katie Couric is ending the Web interview show and other online news programs she launched for Yahoo (AABA), and will instead work with Verizon's (VZ) Oath on a project-basis, Recode reports, citing a company confirmation. Couric's Yahoo contract, which was reportedly worth $10M in cash and stock, was extended in June and Oath CEO Tim Armstrong expressed interested in continuing the partnership, Couric chose to work on a case-by-case basis to focus on other projects. Reference Link

AABA

Altaba

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Verizon

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AABA Altaba
$59.20

0.77 (1.32%)

07/17/17
UBSW
07/17/17
NO CHANGE
Target $69
UBSW
Buy
Altaba price target raised to $69 from $58 at UBS
UBS analyst Eric Sheridan raised his price target on Altaba (AABA) to $69 from $58 following its transformation from Yahoo. The analyst said tax efficient structures could allow the company to monetize its Alibaba (BABA) and Yahoo Japan stakes and the possibility of a federal tax cut provides additional optionality for tax efficiency. Sheridan reiterated his Buy rating on Altaba shares.
06/28/17
06/28/17
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. Altaba (AABA) initiated with an Overweight at JPMorgan. 2. Aetna (AET) and Humana (HUM) were initiated with a Buy at Citi. The firm also added Aetna to its Focus List. 3. CVS Health (CVS) and Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) were initiated with a Hold at Needham. 4. Oaktree Capital (OAK) initiated with a Hold at Jefferies. 5. General Motors (GM) resumed with an Overweight at Morgan Stanley. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
06/28/17
JPMS
06/28/17
INITIATION
Target $65
JPMS
Overweight
Altaba initiated with an Overweight at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Doug Anmuth started Altaba (AABA) with an Overweight rating and $65 price target. The analyst cites expected upside in Alibaba (BABA), the ability for Altaba to close its 31% valuation discount over time, and expected Yahoo Japan (YAHOY) upside for his bullish thesis.
VZ Verizon
$47.94

0.13 (0.27%)

07/26/17
SBSH
07/26/17
NO CHANGE
SBSH
Comcast should acquire Verizon for four reasons, says Citi
Citi analyst Jason Bazinet says Comcast (CMCSA) should acquire Verizon (VZ) for four reasons. Wireless would allow Comcast to extend Internet connectivity beyond the home, the deal would allow the company to push fiber deeper into neighborhoods, Verizon is apt to be the second biggest beneficiary of wireless consolidation, and Comcast could see upside if the tax code changes, Bazinet tells investors in a research note titled "Stars Are Aligning for Comcast + Verizon." The analyst sees the timing for a deal as right given Comcast's history of "trying to acquire assets that have fallen on difficult times" and the potential for a more amendable regulatory landscape under President Trump. Further, 2017 is the first year where Comcast's market capitalization exceeds Verizon's, the analyst adds. He estimates the pro forma combined company would generate $2.1B of annual synergies. Assuming a 20% premium for Verizon's equity, paid via 75% equity and 25% cash, Bazinet estimates Comcast shares would rise to $41. The stock closed yesterday up 28c to $39.75. Bazinet thinks Dish (DISH) could be the biggest loser should Comcast acquire Verizon, and he double downgraded the shares this morning to Sell from Buy.
07/26/17
SBSH
07/26/17
DOWNGRADE
Target $52
SBSH
Sell
Dish downgraded to Sell from Buy at Citi
Citi analyst Jason Bazinet double downgraded Dish (DISH) to Sell from Buy and cut his price target for the shares to $52 from $94. The analyst believes Comcast (CMCSA) should acquire Verizon (VZ), and says such a deal would put "significant pressure" on Dish's equity since Verizon is viewed as the most likely Dish suitor.
07/13/17
BOFA
07/13/17
NO CHANGE
Target $50
BOFA
Buy
Verizon price target cut to $50 from $59 at BofA/Merrill
BofA/Merrill analyst David Barden lowered Buy rated Verizon's price target to $50 from $59 to reflect reduced prospects of corporate tax reform in the next 12 months, lower earnings growth expectations, and a reduction in risk-off premium built in following Brexit.
06/22/17
JPMS
06/22/17
NO CHANGE
JPMS
Neutral
Synchronoss comments on carriers should help ease concerns, says JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Sterling Auty said that comments made by Synchronoss (SNCR) in a presentation to its lenders regarding AT&T (T) and Verizon (VZ) continuing to be cloud customers should help ease some of the concern investors have had around the company's cloud business. Auty keeps a Neutral rating on Synchronoss shares.

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MEDP

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GLDD

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NetApp

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