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DISCA

Discovery

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0.41 (1.55%)

, SNI

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0.5 (0.58%)

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Discovery CFO says not planning any asset sales as part of Scripps deal

Discovery (DISCA) CFO Gunnar Wiedenfels said the company is not planning any asset sales, saying "we haven't baked anything into the numbers" related to its Scripps (SNI) agreement. He added: "Let's wait until the closes, and we'll take a look at the product portfolio and see how we can extract the best value out of the combined business [but] we're not planning any sales."

DISCA

Discovery

$26.80

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SNI

Scripps Networks

$86.91

0.5 (0.58%)

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DISCA Discovery
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0.41 (1.55%)

07/20/17
WELS
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INITIATION
WELS
Market Perform
Scripps Networks initiated with a Market Perform at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo started coverage of Scripps with an $82 price target and a Market Perform rating. The firm says the company has a number of strengths, including "very low affiliate fees, extremely high engagement, an educated female audience," better ratings than peers and continued ad revenue growth of around 5%. However, the firm says it doesn't necessarily believe that Discovery (DISCA) is "the right partner" for Scripps, and "it's tough to get overly excited" about Scripps at the current stock price.
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07/25/17
NEED
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Hold
Needham likes Scripps Networks best as Discovery merger partner
Needham analyst Laura Martin believes Discovery (DISCA) will decide to protect its U.S. asset value rather than exit, and likes Scripps Networks (SNI) best as a merger partner for the company. The analyst reiterates a Hold rating on Discovery's shares.
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Scripps Networks could be acquired for $91-$95 per share, says Wells Fargo
After the Wall Street Journal reported that Discovery (DISCA) and Viacom (VIAB) are interested in buying Scripps' (SNI) assets, Wells Fargo estimates that Scripps could be acquired for $91-$95 per share. The firm believes that the acquirer or acquirers could realize a total of about $175M of non-programming expense synergies. It keeps a Market Perform rating on Scripps.
SNI Scripps Networks
$86.91

0.5 (0.58%)

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