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VZ

Verizon

$48.53

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Higher call volume in Verizon, including spread trades

Higher call volume in Verizon, including spread trades. The stock up 58c to $48.52 and 7.5K Sep 46 - 49 call spreads sold at $2.11 and 7.4K more at $2.11 as well. 15.2K trade on the day and the flow is likely an adjustment. Trade history shows selling of 15.2K Sep 46 calls at 34c on 7/7. The flow was rolling out of Aug 47 calls with the stock at $43.35 at the time and the short calls are now being rolled to the Sep 49 strike. The interest comes after a positive 7.7% earnings gap move Thursday last week. Jan 50, Jan2019 50, and Aug 49 calls are next most active in Verizon today. Total volume lopsided 5:1 at 49K calls and 9.4K puts.

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VZ Verizon
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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.
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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.
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07/13/17
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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.
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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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