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AMT

American Tower

$137.85

1.22 (0.89%)

, CBS

CBS

$65.35

-0.35 (-0.53%)

08:31
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AMT

American Tower

$137.85

1.22 (0.89%)

CBS

CBS

$65.35

-0.35 (-0.53%)

CMCSA

Comcast

$40.63

0.71 (1.78%)

CTL

CenturyLink

$21.82

-0.05 (-0.23%)

DTEGY

Deutsche Telekom

$18.70

0.015 (0.08%)

IPG

Interpublic Group

$21.14

-0.01 (-0.05%)

LGF

Use LGF.A, LGF.B

LMCA

Liberty Media

LVLT

Level 3

$56.45

-0.1 (-0.18%)

OMC

Omnicom

$78.82

0.23 (0.29%)

S

Sprint

$8.22

-0.18 (-2.14%)

SBAC

SBA Communications

$139.03

0.81 (0.59%)

T

AT&T

TMUS

T-Mobile

$63.80

-0.1 (-0.16%)

VZ

Verizon

$48.22

-0.38 (-0.78%)

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AMT American Tower
$137.85

1.22 (0.89%)

04/11/17
LEHM
04/11/17
NO CHANGE
Target $130
LEHM
Overweight
American Tower price target raised to $130 from $122 at Barclays
Barclays analyst Amir Rozwadowski raised his price target for American Tower to $130 citing an improving U.S. demand backdrop. The analyst keeps an Overweight rating on the shares.
04/11/17
GUGG
04/11/17
UPGRADE
Target $135
GUGG
Buy
American Tower upgraded on improving tower sentiment, metrics at Guggenheim
As previously reported, Guggenheim upgraded American Tower (AMT) to Buy from Neutral and raised its price target to $135 from $117. Analyst Jonathan Schildkraut said improving tower sentiment, a rebound in AT&T's (T) wireless capex, and upside from FX tailwinds, and more potential upside from buybacs should drive multiple expansion.
06/12/17
RAJA
06/12/17
DOWNGRADE
RAJA
Outperform
American Tower downgraded to Outperform from Strong Buy at Raymond James
Raymond James analyst Ric Prentiss downgraded American Tower to Outperform and maintained a $147 price target citing year-to-date strong share performance and headline risk from a potential Sprint (S) and T-Mobile (TMUS) transaction near-term. The analyst continues to believe American Tower is well positioned to withstand the impact from a potential deal given limited overlap and said the company is poised to deliver double-digit AFFO growth and increase its dividend 20% year-over-year for the next several years.
07/28/17
RHCO
07/28/17
NO CHANGE
RHCO
American Tower had 'strong' Q2 results, guidance 'conservative,' says SunTrust
SunTrust analyst Greg Miller says that American Rower's Q2 results were "strong," while its raised guidance is "conservative." He believes that the company continues to benefit from its "industry leadership" and "momentum" and recommends buying the shares.
CBS CBS
$65.35

-0.35 (-0.53%)

08/09/17
NEED
08/09/17
NO CHANGE
NEED
Hold
Needham applauds BAMTech acquisition by Disney
Needham analyst Laura Martin is lowering her 2018 estimates for Disney (DIS), but applauds the BAMTech acquisition as a fast-pass way to escape the U.S. TV-bundle box, albeit expensive as the former said it would be modestly dilutive for 2 years. The analyst believes that every content company must follow CBS (CBS) into the direct-to-consumer channel business to maintain growth. Rather than build it, Disney bought this capability which should accelerate time to market, Martin adds. The analyst reiterates a Hold rating on Disney's shares.
07/10/17
JEFF
07/10/17
NO CHANGE
Target $71
JEFF
Buy
CBS shares are undervalued, says Jefferies
CBS will be increasingly viewed as a multi-platform content creator rather than simply "the network," Jefferies analyst John Janedis tells investors in a research note. The analyst believes that CBS by 2020 will generate an incremental $2.00-plus per share in earnings from retrans, Showtime over-the-top and All Access. He views the stock as undervalued at current levels and keeps a Buy rating on the name with a $71 price target.
06/27/17
PIPR
06/27/17
NO CHANGE
Target $75
PIPR
Overweight
CBS profits should expand by 53% by 2020, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Stan Meyers says his analysis indicates CBS's profits should expand by 53% by 2020, with margins improving to 27% from 22%, as the company repositions itself as a content monetization engine versus its ad-dependent past. He notes that his estimates over the next four years are ahead of consensus. The analyst sees a "great entry point ahead of a number of catalysts" and keeps an Overweight rating on CBS shares with a $75 price target.
05/19/17
RBCM
05/19/17
NO CHANGE
RBCM
CBS is predator and prey,' says RBC Capital
As the situation deteriorates for media companies due to accelerating cord cutting and weak ad trends, RBC Capital analyst Steven Cahall thinks that companies in the sector will look to consolidate.He believes that CBS (CBS) could buy Lionsgate (LGF.A,LGF.B) in a deal that would be 5% accretive and be viewed favorably by the market or the TV network could be acquired by Verizon (VZ). However, the analyst thinks the most likely scenario is an acquisition of Viacom (VIAB) by CBS.
CMCSA Comcast
$40.63

0.71 (1.78%)

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.
07/31/17
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."
08/03/17
GUGG
08/03/17
UPGRADE
GUGG
Buy
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.
08/03/17
08/03/17
UPGRADE

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.
CTL CenturyLink
$21.82

-0.05 (-0.23%)

06/19/17
MSCO
06/19/17
NO CHANGE
Target $27
MSCO
Overweight
CenturyLink whistleblower suit impact likely limited, says Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Simon Flannery said there could be some financial exposure to CenturyLink (CTL) if the lawsuit alleging that the company overcharged customers is found to have merit, but he believes the impact is likely not that material. As support for that view, Flannery points to the precedent set by telecom operators' "cramming" lawsuits, settlements of which are "usually...not that material." He keeps an Overweight rating and $27 price target on CenturyLink, adding that the potential triggering of a "MAC" clause in its deal with Level 3 (LVLT) would "seem to be a pretty high bar" and appears unlikely.
05/15/17
RAJA
05/15/17
DOWNGRADE
RAJA
Underperform
CenturyLink downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Raymond James
Raymond James analyst Frank Louthan downgraded Level 3 (LVLT) and CenturyLink (CTL) to Underperform saying both companies are experiencing negative trends ahead of their combination which are unlikely to improve over the next few quarters. Louthan also expects additional sales disruption from the integration that will limit material stock price appreciation.
05/04/17
COWN
05/04/17
NO CHANGE
Target $25
COWN
Market Perform
CenturyLink set up for guidance reduction, says Cowen
Cowen analyst Gregory Williams said CenturyLink posted mixed Q1 results with weakness essentially across the board. The company also announced weak Q2 guidance, which he believes sets the company up for downward guidance revisions. Williams maintained his Market Perform rating and lowered his price target to $25 from $27 on CenturyLink shares.
03/29/17
MSCO
03/29/17
INITIATION
Target $27
MSCO
Overweight
CenturyLink resumed with an Overweight at Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Simon Flannery resumed coverage on CenturyLink with an Overweight and a $27 price target.
DTEGY Deutsche Telekom
$18.70

0.015 (0.08%)

01/23/17
JPMS
01/23/17
UPGRADE
JPMS
Overweight
Deutsche Telekom upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
Price target EUR 19.50.
01/23/17
JPMS
01/23/17
NO CHANGE
JPMS
JPMorgan says odds of T-Mobile, Sprint merger have 'increased dramatically'
JPMorgan analyst Philip Cusick believes T-Mobile (TMUS), Sprint (S) and DISH (DISH) are in play and that a combination of any of them could happen. In addition, each of the three companies could become targets for larger wireless players, domestic cable companies, Internet giants and foreign buyers, Cusick tells investors in a research note. He thinks the likelihood for a Sprint and T-Mobile tie-up in the near term has "increased dramatically" since September, from 10% to over 35%, including now a greater than 50% chance of announcement and 70% chance of approval if announced. Parents Softbank (SFTBY) and Deutsche Telekom (DTEGY) have increased their preference for a deal in the last six months and that the value of $5B of annual synergies "is enough to smooth over most disagreements on relative value," Cusick contends. He sees the most likely case as Sprint/Softbank buying T-Mobile, but feels a more even merger or even Deutsche Telekom/T-Mobile paying a premium to retain a majority of the combined company is possible.
05/19/17
GSCO
05/19/17
UPGRADE
GSCO
Conviction Buy
Deutsche Telekom upgraded to Conviction Buy from Neutral at Goldman Sachs
IPG Interpublic Group
$21.14

-0.01 (-0.05%)

07/27/17
ATLE
07/27/17
DOWNGRADE
ATLE
Underweight
Interpublic Group downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at Atlantic Equities
07/26/17
FBCO
07/26/17
NO CHANGE
Target $27
FBCO
Outperform
Credit Suisse sees Interpublic Group pull-back as 'extreme'
Credit Suisse analyst Omar Sheikh lowered his price target for Interpublic Group to $27 from $28 following weaker than expected Q2 earnings. While the analyst is disappointed with the loss of top line momentum, he believes client spend deferrals will come back in H2 and continues to believe its agency portfolio and cost discipline position it well to deliver at least high-single digit EPS growth 2017-2020. Sheikh sees the stock's pull-back as extreme and reiterates an Outperform rating on the shares.
07/26/17
RBCM
07/26/17
DOWNGRADE
RBCM
Sector Perform
Interpublic Group downgraded to Sector Perform from Top Pick at RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Steven Cahall downgraded Interpublic Group citing the company's weaker than expected Q2 results. He thinks that the results will likely increase investors' fears about the pressures facing the company, including tighter budgets and disintermediation. Target to $24 from $29.
06/06/17
06/06/17
DOWNGRADE

On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Casey's General Stores (CASY) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Sidoti with analyst Anthony Lebiedzinski citing disappointing fourth quarter results and guidance. 2. ArcelorMittal (MT) downgraded to Underperform from Buy at BofA/Merrill with analyst Cedar Ekblom citing lack of stock-specifc catalysts and steel price headwinds. 3. ITT (ITT) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman Sachs with analyst Joe Ritchie saying he sees limited room for upward revisions to earnings estimates and believes negative sentiment around auto will remain an overhang on the valuation multiple. 4. Omnicom (OMC) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Macquarie with analyst Tim Nollen citing likely cyclical moderation ahead that will pressure agency growth rates.5. Interpublic Group (IPG) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Macquarie with analyst Tim Nollen citing cyclical moderation ahead that will pressure agency growth rates. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
LGF Use LGF.A, LGF.B

01/04/17
MSCO
01/04/17
INITIATION
MSCO
Overweight
Lionsgate initiated with an Overweight at Morgan Stanley
01/30/17
JPMS
01/30/17
INITIATION
Target $34
JPMS
Overweight
Lionsgate reinstated with an Overweight at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Alexia Quadrani reinstated Lionsgate with an Overweight rating and $34 price target following a period of restriction. The analyst views the company's "high-quality" film and TV assets as well positioned amid an evolving media landscape.
02/09/17
PIPR
02/09/17
NO CHANGE
PIPR
Overweight
Lionsgate shares have further upside, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Stan Meyers says that while Lionsgate last night missed topline expectations, it beat on adjusted OIBDA, reflecting higher contribution margins across Film, TV and Media segments. The analyst believes the company is positioned to outperform expectations as Starz delivers more subs with its new original content strategy in 2017 and the Motion Picture Group "gets back on track" with La La Land outperformance. He sees further upside for Lionsgate shares and reiterates an Overweight rating on the name with a $35 price target.
06/27/17
DBAB
06/27/17
INITIATION
Target $29
DBAB
Hold
Lionsgate initiated with a Hold at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Bryan Kraft started Lionsgate Class A (LGF.A) shares with a Hold rating and $29 price target. The analyst views consensus estimates as too high but sees potential upside through consolidation.
LMCA Liberty Media

01/09/17
SBSH
01/09/17
DOWNGRADE
Target $32
SBSH
Neutral
Liberty Media downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citi
Citi analyst Jason Bazinet downgraded Liberty Media Group to Neutral citing some near-term risks around the Formula One deal. The circuit could shrink in 2017 and again in 2019, while F1 owners' willingness to sell their Liberty Media equity privately at 20% below the prevailing public price is troubling, Bazinet tells investors in a research note. He keeps a $32 price target for the shares.
01/17/17
FBRC
01/17/17
DOWNGRADE
Target $29
FBRC
Market Perform
Liberty Media downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at FBR Capital
FBR Capital analyst Barton Crockett downgraded Liberty Media to Market Perform and raised its price target to $29 from $25. The analyst raised estimates to account for the Formula One business that Liberty is poised to acquire this week but said shares are up 44% from the reference price at the time of the transaction on September 7, 2016.
03/22/17
PIPR
03/22/17
NO CHANGE
Target $18
PIPR
Overweight
Piper says survey supports positive view of Pandora shares
Piper Jaffray analyst Stan Meyers continues to believe that Liberty Media (LMCA) and SiriusXM (SIRI) remain a potential buyer of Pandora Media (P) with the price likely dependent on the success of Pandora's new Premium and Plus offerings. The analyst conducted a second survey of Pandora users and found that demand from current listeners for the Pandora Premium remained largely unchanged at 15% while interest in Pandora Plus declined from 28% to 14%. The survey shows "meaningful pent-up demand" for Pandora's new offerings, Meyers tells investors in a research note. He believes this supports his positive view on the shares. Meyers has an Overweight rating on Pandora with an $18 price target.
03/27/17
SBSH
03/27/17
INITIATION
Target $25
SBSH
Buy
WWE initiated with a Buy at Citi
Citi analyst Jason Bazinet started WWE (WWE) with a Buy rating and $25 price target. WWE's transition to a web-based subscription model should result in better growth through 2020 and increases the company's strategic value to likely suitors, such as 21st Century Fox (FOXA), Comcast (CMCSA) and Formula One (LMCA), the analyst contends.
LVLT Level 3
$56.45

-0.1 (-0.18%)

05/15/17
05/15/17
DOWNGRADE

On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Tesla (TSLA) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Adam Jonas saying the bull thesis on Tesla centers around the company becoming the next Amazon (AMZN) or Apple (AAPL), Jonas tells investors in a research note. The analyst, however, questions if the risks of taking on the tech giants is sufficiently discounted in the share price. He expects "much larger and more well capitalized" competitors to unveil strategies that directly address sustainable transport and mobility. 2. J.C. Penney (JCP) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank, to Neutral from Outperform at Baird, and to Neutral from Buy at Buckingham. 3. STMicroelectronics (STM) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel. 4. Level 3 (LVLT) and CenturyLink (CTL) were downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Raymond James. 5. TSMC (TSM) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse with analyst Randy Abrams saying headwinds from excess inventory, slower China smartphones, and Qualcomm (QCOM) shifts to Samsung (SSNLF) could pressure sales and margins. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
05/15/17
RAJA
05/15/17
DOWNGRADE
RAJA
Underperform
Level 3 downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Raymond James
Raymond James analyst Frank Louthan downgraded Level 3 (LVLT) and CenturyLink (CTL) to Underperform saying both companies are experiencing negative trends ahead of their combination which are unlikely to improve over the next few quarters. Louthan also expects additional sales disruption from the integration that will limit material stock price appreciation.
03/29/17
03/29/17
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. Boeing (BA) initiated with a Buy at Berenberg. 2. Level 3 (LVLT) resumed with an Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley. 3. Exact Sciences (EXAS) initiated with a Buy at BofA/Merrill. 4. Synchrony (SYF) initiated with an Outperform at Wells Fargo. 5. Alphabet (GOOG, GOOGL), Facebook (FB), and Amazon.com (AMZN) were initiated with an Overweight at Barclays, while Snap (SNAP) was initiated with an Equal Weight and Twitter (TWTR) was initiated with an Underweight. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
OMC Omnicom
$78.82

0.23 (0.29%)

04/17/17
EVER
04/17/17
INITIATION
Target $91
EVER
In Line
Omnicom initiated with an In Line at Evercore ISI
Evercore analyst David Joyce initiated Omnicom with an In Line rating and $91 price target, saying he preferred Interpublic Group (IPG) to Omnicom due to margin expansion potential and current relative valuation.
04/18/17
04/18/17
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. Arconic (ARNC) initiated with a Neutral at JPMorgan. 2. Priceline (PCLN) coverage transferred with an Outperform at Macquarie. 3. Interpublic Group (IPG) was initiated with an Outperform at Evercore ISI while Omnicom (OMC) was initiated with an In Line. 4. Alteryx (AYX) was initiated with an Outperform at William Blair, Raymond James, JMP Securities, and Cowen, an Overweight at Pacific Crest, a Buy at Goldman Sachs, and a Neutral at JPMorgan. 5. Synacor (SYNC) initiated with a Buy on upcoming growth at Canaccord. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
06/06/17
MACQ
06/06/17
DOWNGRADE
Target $83
MACQ
Neutral
Omnicom downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Macquarie
Macquarie analyst Tim Nollen downgraded Omnicom to Neutral and cut its price target to $83 from $90 due to likely cyclical moderation ahead that will pressure agency growth rates. Nollen said e-commerce changes on how companies go to market, and Amazon bringing together ad platforms with direct product sales is changing how companies market and distribute their products. Increasing automation and new in-house capabilities for advertisers is resulting in new cost demands and pressures, the analyst wrote, Further, US leading economic indicators have begun to turn, making it unlikely for cyclical media stocks to outperform, Nollen said.
S Sprint
$8.22

-0.18 (-2.14%)

08/02/17
UBSW
08/02/17
NO CHANGE
Target $9
UBSW
Neutral
Sprint progress already reflected in valuation, says UBS
UBS analyst John Hodulik noted Sprint's results showed continued subscriber growth, improving revenue trends, and margin expansion. He also said the company appears to have hit an inflection in top line trends, which is a precursor to profitability. While Hodulik said the results show the company is clearly making progress, he believes it is already reflected in the stock's valuation. Hodulik maintained his Neutral rating and $9 price target on Sprint shares.
06/27/17
JEFF
06/27/17
NO CHANGE
JEFF
Jefferies sees Sprint takeover by Comcast, Charter as less likely
Jefferies analyst Mike McCormack says this morning's Wall Street Journal report exclusive talks between Sprint (S) and Comcast (CMCSA)/Charter (CHTR) is not surprising. He believes the cable operators are looking for better MVNO terms and that an outright acquisition or equity stake is less likely. The report provides an indication of just how far apart Sprint and T-Mobile (TMUS) may be in any discussions, McCormack tells investors in a research note. The exclusive talks may also push T-Mobile closer to DISH (DISH), the analyst adds.
05/30/17
BTIG
05/30/17
NO CHANGE
BTIG
Verizon shares could rise to $51 but outlook still mixed, says BTIG
BTIg analyst Walter Piecyk believes that Verizon's (VZ) stock can rise to $51. He notes that the company's wireless "margins and churn are still near record levels," while Sprint's (S) CEO expects prices for unlimited data plans to rise. Additionally, the analyst believes that the chances of Verizon making "a large dilutive acquisition" have decreased, while Verizon would benefit from a merger of Sprint and T-Mobile (TMUS). However, the analyst lowered his estimates for Verizon ,and he thinks that the company's dividend could be at risk over the longer term. Moreover, he warns that the stock could come under pressure if the T-Mobile/Sprint merger falls through, while a new , "well-funded" competitor could enter the wireless space. He keeps a Neutral rating on Verizon.
SBAC SBA Communications
$139.03

0.81 (0.59%)

06/12/17
RAJA
06/12/17
DOWNGRADE
Target $153
RAJA
Outperform
SBA Communications downgraded to Outperform from Strong Buy at Raymond James
Raymond James analyst Ric Prentiss downgraded SBA Communications to Outperform and maintained a $153 price target citing year-to-date strong share performance and headline risk from a potential Sprint (S) and T-Mobile (TMUS) transaction near-term. The analyst continues to believe SBA is well positioned to withstand the impact from a potential deal given limited overlap and said the company is poised to deliver mid-teens AFFO growth.
04/11/17
GUGG
04/11/17
UPGRADE
Target $137
GUGG
Buy
SBA Communications upgraded to Buy at Guggenheim
As previously reported, Guggenheim upgraded SBA Communications (SBAC) to Buy from Neutral and raised its price target to $137 from $118. Analyst Jonathan Schildkraut said improving tower sentiment, the deployment of investible capacity, and FX tailwinds should expand the multiple.
04/10/17
GUGG
04/10/17
UPGRADE
GUGG
Buy
SBA Communications upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Guggenheim
08/01/17
JEFF
08/01/17
NO CHANGE
Target $159
JEFF
Buy
SBA Communications price target raised to $159 from $150 at Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Mike McCormack raised his price target for SBA Communications to $159 after the company upped its outlook for 2017. Domestic activity appears to be strong, while currency and buybacks could also provide potential upside, the analyst writes in a post-earnings research note. He keeps a Buy rating on SBA.
T AT&T

08/03/17
JEFF
08/03/17
DOWNGRADE
Target $105
JEFF
Hold
Time Warner downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies
Jefferies analyst John Janedis downgraded Time Warner (TWX) to Hold saying the AT&T (T) takeover appears on track to close in Q4. The analyst keeps a $105 price target for the shares.
08/10/17
08/10/17
DOWNGRADE
Target $4

Hold
Synacor downgraded to Hold at Craig-Hallum
As previously reported, Craig-Hallum analyst Jason Kreyer downgraded Synacor (SYNC) to Hold from Buy saying he is "unequivocally" disappointed that the AT&T (T)portal launch has not yet monetized at a rate anticipated. The monetization engines will be cranked up slower than expected as the team is testing ads to determine how best to monetize the site, a process likely to result in a six month longer ramp than originally expected, he contends. The analyst also lowered his price target on the shares to $4 from $5.
07/13/17
07/13/17
DOWNGRADE

On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Seagate (STX) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Barclays with analyst Mark Moskowitz saying he believes upside potential from current levels is limited. 2. AT&T (T) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill with analyst David Barden citing reduced visibility into catalysts such as corporate tax reform and potential headwinds from the Time Warner (TWX) merger. 3. Legg Mason (LM) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citi with analyst William Katz citing valuation with the shares up 31% year-to-date. 4. Dana Holding (DAN) downgraded to Negative from Neutral at Susquehanna. 5. Calgon Carbon (CCC) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Janney Capital with the firm citing the amendment to the ballast water convention approved by the International Maritime Organization, that delays the implementation schedule by two years. Given the lowered estimates, the firm cut its fair value estimate on the stock to $16 from $18. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
07/13/17
BOFA
07/13/17
DOWNGRADE
Target $39
BOFA
Neutral
AT&T downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill
BofA/Merrill analyst David Barden downgraded AT&T (T) to Neutral from Buy and cut its price target to $39 from $46 on reduced visibility into catalysts such as corporate tax reform and potential headwinds from the Time Warner (TWX) merger. Barden expects the associated overhang of $40B in new equity issuance and the tightening of the deal spread will increasingly pressure AT&T's stock. Additionally, the analyst trimmed Q2 estimates due to a seasonally difficult quarter saying video, voice, and broadband metrics are expected to be challenging and AT&T is losing share in each category.
TMUS T-Mobile
$63.80

-0.1 (-0.16%)

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07/20/17
WELS
07/20/17
NO CHANGE
WELS
T-Mobile reported 'very strong' Q2 results, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo says that T-Mobile reported "very strong" Q2 results as it beat Wells' subscriber, top line, and EBITDA estimates. The firm says the company's wireless business "continues to fire on all cylinders," and it keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.
VZ Verizon
$48.22

-0.38 (-0.78%)

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.
08/02/17
DADA
08/02/17
NO CHANGE
DADA
RadiSys weakness overdone, says DA Davidson
DA Davidson analyst Thomas Diffely says that a change in strategy by Verizon (VZ) has "severely impacted" RadiSys' (RSYS) 2017 results. However, the analyst thinks that the decline in the stock was overdone, and he keeps a Buy rating on the shares.
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.

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