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CMCSA

Comcast

$40.63

0.71 (1.78%)

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Comcast subsidiary Seeso shuts down

Seeso, an over-the-top subscription streaming service owned by Comcast, said in a facebook post that it will be "shutting its comedy doors." The service said that its programs can be found on VRV and that it will let people know where its original content will be in the future. Reference Link

CMCSA

Comcast

$40.63

0.71 (1.78%)

CMCSK

Comcast

  • 10

    Aug

CMCSA Comcast
$40.63

0.71 (1.78%)

08/03/17
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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. Comcast (CMCSA) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Guggenheim with analyst Michael Morris citing an attractive valuation, a combination of solid trends at Cable Communications and NBCU content momentum, and strong balance sheet. 2. Caterpillar (CAT) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at Atlantic Equities. 3. SodaStream (SODA) upgraded to Positive from Neutral at Susquehanna. 4. Walker & Dunlop (WD) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at JMP Securities with analyst Steven DeLaney saying investors may be overly focusing on quarterly results and the reduction in the company's gain on sale margin guidance for the second half of the year. 5. Oshkosh (OSK) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill with analyst Ross Gilardi citing better than expected third quarter results. 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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Comcast upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Guggenheim
Guggenheim analyst Michael Morris upgraded Comcast to Buy and raised its price target to $46 to reflect an attractive valuation, a combination of solid trends at Cable Communications and NBCU content momentum, and strong balance sheet. Morris expects reduced 2018 Cable programming cost growth, advertising momentum, and a strong film slate driving investor interest.
07/31/17
JPMS
07/31/17
NO CHANGE
Target $450
JPMS
Overweight
Charter offer would likely have to be at least $500 per share, says JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Philip Cusick believes SoftBank (SFTBY) is one of the few companies that could offer a big enough price to take control of Charter Communications (CHTR). While a deal is not very likely, Softbank Chairman Masayoshi Son "is never to be counted out as a buyer," Cusick tells investors in a research note. He believes a Charter acquisition offer would likely have to be in the $500 per share or higher range. Charter shares in premarket trading are up $31.74 to $402 after the Wall Street Journal reported Friday night that SoftBank has interest in merging the company with Sprint. Cusick estimates annual synergies between Sprint (S) and Charter could be around $2B, with minimal cost to integrate versus a Sprint and T-Mobile (TMUS) merger "which would have more eventual cost savings but cost much more to integrate." A Sprint and Charter deal would not have a difficult regulatory review, the analyst believes. Cusick adds that if Charter looked like it was going to sell to Softbank, Comcast (CMCSA) would have to decide if it ever did want to buy Charter and "move more quickly with an even bigger premium."
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.
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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.
04/24/17
OPCO
04/24/17
NO CHANGE
OPCO
Sprint, DISH the only assets for sale, says Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Timothy Horan noted that wireless companies will be allowed to discuss M&A, and says he sees Sprint (S) and possibly DISH (DISH) as the only assets for sale. The analyst believes the most likely outcome is for consolidation around the four major wireless providers, something along the lines of Charter (CHTR)/Sprint, T-Mobile (TMUS)/Comcast (CMCSA; CMCSK), Verizon (VZ)/DISH, with AT&T's (T) position "fairly solidified" with DirectTV/Time Warner (TWX). Further, Horan suspects Sprint will be sold first, most likely to Charter, although T-Mobile is a possibility and could be the controlling company/management and likely paying a premium for Sprint.
04/20/17
BTIG
04/20/17
NO CHANGE
BTIG
Comcast should try 'hail mary' Charter acquisition, says BTIG
BTIG analyst Rich Greenfield makes the case that Comcast's (CMCSA) "window for M&A is simply to enticing too ignore" and lays out six potential targets that would "truly be transformative," with his top pick among the group being Charter (CHTR). A combination of Charter with Comcast would have "all of the benefits of the legacy Time Warner Cable deal with even more scale" and even though odds of approval are no better than 50/50, it is worth throwing that "hail-mary," Greenfield tells investors. The other five possible deals that Greenfield makes the case for are Disney (DIS), Verizon (VZ), Netflix (NFLX), T-Mobile (TMUS) and Snap Inc.'s (SNAP) Snapchat.
02/03/17
OPCO
02/03/17
NO CHANGE
OPCO
Content/application acquisitions more likely for Verizon, says Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Timothy Horan says that while he does see a merger with Charter (CHTR) and especially with Comcast (CMCSA) working financially, he believes Verizon (VZ) has its sights set on becoming a platform for digital content/apps monetized with programmatic advertising. This, combined with using wireless technologies to replace wireline broadband, could be "very disruptive to the cable industry," he adds. The analyst sees further acquisitions of content/application companies as more likely for Verizon.

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