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12:52
08/11/17
08/11
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Box Office Battle: 'Annabelle: Creation' expected to take top spot

Opening this weekend, and expected to take the top spot at the box office, is Time Warner's (TWX) Warner Bros. horror sequel "Annabelle: Creation," which is expected to open domestically in the $30M-$35M range. "Annabelle: Creation" already brought in $4M from Thursday night previews. Expected to finish in second place for the second week in a row is Warner Bros. "Dunkirk," Christopher Nolan's non-linear World War II film, which is expected to earn an additional $11M-$12M in its fourth weekend at theaters. Also opening this weekend is Open Road's animated "The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature," which is expected to open in the $9M-$12M range. Open Road is a joint venture between AMC (AMC) and Regal Entertainment (RGC). Comcast (CMCSA, CMCSK) subsidiary Universal's female-led comedy "Girls Trip," starring Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah, is expected to earn an additional $7M-$8M in its fourth weekend at theaters. Sony's (SNE) fantasy epic "The Dark Tower," based on the Stephen King novels and starring Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba, is expected to earn $7M-$8M in its second weekend at theaters, after winning the box office last weekend. Other publicly traded companies in filmmaking include 21st Century Fox (FOX, FOXA), Disney (DIS), Lionsgate (LGF.A, LGF.B), and Viacom (VIA, VIAB).

TWX

Time Warner

CMCSA

Comcast

$40.73

0.1 (0.25%)

FOX

21st Century Fox

$27.47

-0.04 (-0.15%)

VIAB

Viacom

$30.07

-0.1 (-0.33%)

SNE

Sony

$39.01

0.13 (0.33%)

DIS

Disney

$102.19

0.835 (0.82%)

CMCSK

Comcast

FOXA

21st Century Fox

$27.88

-0.02 (-0.07%)

VIA

Viacom

$39.00

1.85 (4.98%)

LGF.B

Lionsgate

$26.81

0.205 (0.77%)

LGF.A

Lionsgate

$27.77

0.35 (1.28%)

AMC

AMC Entertainment

$14.00

-0.45 (-3.11%)

RGC

Regal Entertainment

$17.46

-0.045 (-0.26%)

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TWX Time Warner

08/07/17
EVER
08/07/17
DOWNGRADE
EVER
In Line
Time Warner downgraded to In Line from Outperform at Evercore ISI
Evercore ISI analyst Vijay Jayant dowgnraded Time Warner (TWX) to In Line saying shares are trading 5% below the $108 merger price with AT&T (T).
08/04/17
LEHM
08/04/17
DOWNGRADE
LEHM
Equal Weight
Time Warner downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays
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.
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.
CMCSA Comcast
$40.73

0.1 (0.25%)

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.
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.
FOX 21st Century Fox
$27.47

-0.04 (-0.15%)

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.
08/01/17
FBCO
08/01/17
NO CHANGE
Target $37
FBCO
Outperform
21st Century Fox, Sky deal to take longer to clear, says Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Omar Sheikh continues to believe the Sky (SKYAY) transaction will eventually receive full regulatory approval, but highlights there is an elevated risk to the deal if it is referred to the CMA, and at best an extended period before it gets cleared. Meanwhile, he believes the 2018 21st Century Fox (FOXA) organic equity story looks compelling, and reiterates an Outperform rating and $37 price target on the shares.
08/08/17
BNCH
08/08/17
NO CHANGE
BNCH
Buy
Fox-ION 'rumors' most likely a negotiating tactic, says Benchmark
Benchmark analyst Daniel Kurnos highlighted a "slew" of "inconsistencies" that make him skeptical of last week's "unsubstantiated rumor published by Bloomberg" regarding Fox (FOXA) potentially forming a JV with ION and pulling all of its affiliate agreements from Sinclair (SBGI), concluding in a note to investors that this was "just another negotiating tactic by the network." Fox's "cozy" agreements with Tribune (TRCO) may get disrupted by Sinclair's acquisition, added Kurnos, who has a Buy rating on Sinclair shares.
07/25/17
OTRG
07/25/17
DOWNGRADE
OTRG
Mixed
21st Century Fox downgraded to Mixed from Positive at OTR Global
OTR Global downgraded 21st Century Fox to Mixed from Positive
VIAB Viacom
$30.07

-0.1 (-0.33%)

08/04/17
EVER
08/04/17
NO CHANGE
Target $48
EVER
Outperform
Evercore ISI would be a buyer of Viacom near-term weakness at Evercore ISI
Evercore ISI analyst Vijay Jayant would use weakness in Viacom share related to disappointing guidance as a buying opportunity. The analyst believes the company is heading int the right direction under new CEO Bob Bakish, and said there are some early signs that his restructuring plan is working. Jayant rates Viacom an Outperform with a $48 price target.
07/17/17
JPMS
07/17/17
NO CHANGE
JPMS
Overweight
Viacom shares offer 'great value' at current levels, says JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Alexia Quadrani says Viacom over the past few months experienced improving ratings across several of its key networks, which she believes supports a positive outlook for advertising improvement. Shares of Viacom present "great value at these levels," Quadrani tells investors in a research note. She reiterates an Overweight rating on the stock.
07/26/17
WELS
07/26/17
NO CHANGE
WELS
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.
08/04/17
ATLE
08/04/17
DOWNGRADE
ATLE
Underweight
Viacom downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at Atlantic Equities
SNE Sony
$39.01

0.13 (0.33%)

04/21/17
JPMS
04/21/17
UPGRADE
JPMS
Overweight
Sony upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
04/25/17
BERN
04/25/17
INITIATION
BERN
Outperform
Sony initiated with an Outperform at Bernstein
Bernstein analyst David Dai started coverage of Sony with an Outperform rating. The analyst says that Sony's image sensor business should be boosted by advances in computers' communications capabilities and by the proliferation of VR/AR. The analyst adds that the company's PlayStation console "will maintain the leading position in tethered VR for the next three years at least," and he says that this status "should strengthen the PlayStation ecosystem." ,
04/25/17
04/25/17
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. Sony (SNE) initiated with an Outperform at Bernstein. 2. Rockwell Collins (COL) reinstated with a Sell at Goldman Sachs. 3. Idera Pharmaceuticals (IDRA) initiated with an Outperform at Baird. 4. GasLog (GLOG) initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse. 5. Fitbit (FIT) initiated with a Buy at Benchmark. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
06/08/17
BERN
06/08/17
NO CHANGE
BERN
Sony price target raised to $47 from $41 at Bernstein
Bernstein analyst David Dai raised his price target on Sony as he thinks that the company's growth will be boosted by strong sales of its game and image sensors. He keeps an Outperform rating on the stock.
DIS Disney
$102.19

0.835 (0.82%)

08/09/17
UBSW
08/09/17
NO CHANGE
Target $190
UBSW
Buy
UBS sees little to no impact to Netflix from Disney streaming service launch
UBS analyst Doug Mitchelson noted Disney (DIS) announced plans to launch its own streaming video service in 2019 and said it will not enter into any new licenses with Netflix (NFLX). Disney management has said they still view Netflix as a valuable partner, Mitchelson pointed out. The analyst sees little to no impact to Netflix, noting Disney's offerings will not launch for two years, Disney is adding original content, and he believes the streaming video marketplace will continue to grow. Mitchelson reiterated his Buy rating and $190 price target on Netflix shares.
08/09/17
FBCO
08/09/17
NO CHANGE
Target $120
FBCO
Outperform
Disney price target lowered to $120 from $125 at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Omar Sheikh lowered his price target for Disney to $120 from $125, while reiterating an Outperform rating on the shares. The analyst believes Disney's decision to shift its distribution strategy toward a direct to consumer model leans into the accelerating shifts in video consumption. Ahead is now a period when EPS/free cash flow growth will be diluted by investment, he notes, adding that he believes the company is laying the groundwork for a "stronger future strategically," not least by putting ESPN in a stronger position to successfully renew key sports rights in 2021/2022.
08/09/17
MSCO
08/09/17
NO CHANGE
Target $210
MSCO
Overweight
Netflix Overweight thesis remains intact, says Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Benjamin Swinburne said Netflix's (NFLX) strategy to build its own vertically integrated global content brand will mitigate the loss of Disney (DIS). Swinburne expects some impact to Netflix's second half 2019 when Disney rolls off but said his Overweight thesis and $210 price target remain intact.
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.
CMCSK Comcast

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.
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.
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.
FOXA 21st Century Fox
$27.88

-0.02 (-0.07%)

08/11/17
PIPR
08/11/17
INITIATION
Target $35
PIPR
Overweight
21st Century Fox initiated with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Stan Meyers started 21st Century Fox with an Overweight rating and $35 price target. Fox has some of the best mix of content and remains undervalued relative to peers, the analyst contends.
VIA Viacom
$39.00

1.85 (4.98%)

06/15/17
BERN
06/15/17
NO CHANGE
BERN
Viacom shares could tumble to $2.50, says Bernstein
Bernstein analyst Todd Juenger says that Viacom could drop to $2.50 per share if its current $3B EBITDA drops to $2B, and its EBITDA multiple drops to six times. The analyst says that this scenario is "not crazy," since the company's EBITDA fell 33% from fiscal 2014 to fiscal 2016 "during a rip-roaring advertising market and the early days of cord-cutting." He keeps a $29 price target and Underperform rating on the shares.
06/12/17
JPMS
06/12/17
NO CHANGE
Target $48
JPMS
Overweight
JPMorgan calls Paramount 'hidden jewel' of Viacom
JPMorgan analyst Alexia Quadrani believes investors have "largely overlooked" Viacom's Paramount asset following the unit's $445M loss last year. The analyst sees a "path toward profitability in the coming years" for Paramount following "wide-ranging management and strategy changes." She calls the studio Viacom's "hidden jewel" and keeps an Overweight rating on the shares with a $48 price target.
06/22/17
LOOP
06/22/17
NO CHANGE
Target $37
LOOP
Hold
Viacom unlikely to see boost from 'Transformers' sequel, says Loop Capital
Loop Capital analyst David Miller believes Viacom's "Transformers" franchise is "somewhat long in the tooth" and he sees both the opening weekend and overall domestic grosses for the fifth installment, "The Last Knight" to be muted. He does note, though, that he expects international results to be "quite strong" for the film. Miller keeps a Hold rating on Viacom and lowered his price target to $37 from $39.
LGF.B Lionsgate
$26.81

0.205 (0.77%)

05/30/17
05/30/17
NO CHANGE

Lionsgate shares likely to rerate after earnings, says RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Steven Cahall says that Lionsgate's better than expected Q4 results and guidance for adjusted OIBDA growth in the teen percentage levels has made investors more aware of and confident in the stock. He expects the shares to rerate and keeps a $32 price target and Outperform rating on the shares.
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.
07/21/17
07/21/17
NO CHANGE

Lionsgate price target raised to $36 from $29 at Loop Capital
Loop Capital analyst David Miller said that while Lionsgate shares have grinded higher as the company "continues to do what it has always done very well," he also has confidence that it is well ahead of plan on Starz synergies and that it has potential from "second-window" sales of streaming rights and orders from OTT platforms. Miller raised his price target on Lionsgate B shares to $36 from $29 and keeps a Buy rating on the name.
06/02/17
06/02/17
UPGRADE
Target $31

Buy
Lionsgate upgraded to Buy at SunTrust
As previously reported, SunTrust upgraded Lionsgate (LGF.B) to Buy from Hold and raised its price target to $31 from $28. Analyst Matthew Thornton said expectations into the Q4 report were cautious as evidenced by the stock reaction to earnings, despite FY18 OIBDA guidance that was 3% below consensus. Now that FY18 OIBDA, Motion Pictures, and TV Production expectations have been re-based, Thornton believes estimates are now achievable, and said Starz's upcoming original releases should help sub growth near-term. The analyst said deleveraging is ahead of plan and could result in buybacks in FY19, and continues to expect ongoing consolidation of content and distribution, making Lionsgate a target given its assets and size.
LGF.A Lionsgate
$27.77

0.35 (1.28%)

06/27/17
06/27/17
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. JPMorgan analyst Alex Yao resumed coverage of Alibaba (BABA) Group with an Overweight rating and $190 price target following a period of restriction. The rating is unchanged and the price target is raised from $140. 2. SunTrust analyst Terry Tillman initiated Salesforce (CRM) with a Buy and a $110 price target and views its as a core holding for large-cap investors. 3. Citi analyst Joel Beatty started Arena Pharmaceuticals (ARNA) with a Buy rating and $23 price target. 4. Deutsche Bank analyst Bryan Kraft started Lionsgate Class A (LGF.A) shares with a Hold rating and $29 price target. 5. Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Louise Chen assumed coverage of Amarin (AMRN) with an Overweight rating and $10 price target. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
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.
AMC AMC Entertainment
$14.00

-0.45 (-3.11%)

08/03/17
08/03/17
DOWNGRADE

Hold
AMC Entertainment downgraded to Hold at Benchmark
As previously reported, Benchmark analyst Mike Hickey downgraded AMC Entertainment to Hold from Buy and removed the stock as a top pick for the second half after the company's FY17 guidance "greatly disappointed."
08/06/17
PIPR
08/06/17
NO CHANGE
Target $25
PIPR
Overweight
AMC Entertainment target lowered to $25 from $35 at Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Stan Meyers lowered his price target for AMC Entertainment to $25 citing the company's "dismal" Q2 results last week. The analyst, however, keeps an Overweight rating on the name. Management's capital allocation initiatives to improve margins "begin to kick in toward the end of the year, just in time for a box office rebound," Meyers tells investors in a Sunday night research note. Even with an 8% rally on Friday to $16.25, shares of the movie theater operator closed last week down 21%.
08/07/17
MKMP
08/07/17
NO CHANGE
MKMP
AMC Entertainment 'big picture' outlook still positive, says MKM Partners
After AMC issued a disappointing preannouncement, MKM Partners analyst Eric Handler blames the miss on Carmike weakness. However, the analyst says that AMC should be boosted over the longer term by "newly instituted cost cuts, ongoing renovation efforts and non-strategic asset sales." He keeps a $28 price target and Buy rating.
08/06/17
PIPR
08/06/17
NO CHANGE
Target $25
PIPR
Overweight
AMC Entertainment price target lowered to $25 from $35 at Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Stan Meyers lowered his price target for AMC Entertainment to $25 from $35 following the company's "dismal" Q2 results after its pre-announcement on Tuesday. Nonetheless, the analyst reiterates an Overweight rating on the shares as management's initiatives across its Carmike and international footprint begin to kick in toward the end of the year, just in time for a box office rebound.
RGC Regal Entertainment
$17.46

-0.045 (-0.26%)

05/16/17
05/16/17
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. AIG (AIG) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Kai Pan citing the "strong" new Chief Executive Officer and attractive valuation. 2. Yum! Brands (YUM) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus with analyst John Staszak citing the company's decision to refranchise an additional 5% of its stores and institute additional cost cutting measures as reasons for the upgrade. 3. Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Dara Mohsenian saying the company's organic sales growth is accelerating driven by an improved competitive outlook as Coca Cola (KO) and Pepsi (PEP) focus on using cash flow from the U.S. carbonated soft drink segment in high growth areas. 4. Regal Entertainment (RGC) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Loop Capital with analyst David Millerciting recent weakness in shares and has confidence the company will pay a special dividend to shareholders around the fourth quarter or in the first half of 2018. 5. Vipshop (VIPS) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
06/12/17
MOFT
06/12/17
DOWNGRADE
MOFT
Sell
Regal Entertainment downgraded to Sell from Neutral at MoffettNathanson
05/16/17
LOOP
05/16/17
UPGRADE
Target $25
LOOP
Buy
Regal Entertainment upgraded to Buy from Hold at Loop Capital
Loop Capital analyst David Miller upgraded Regal Entertainment to Buy from Hold and increased its price target to $25 from $23. The analyst recommends taking advantage of recent weakness in shares and has confidence the company will pay a special dividend to shareholders around Q4 or in 1H 2018. The analyst said Regal pays a special dividend on average every two years and has not paid once since December 2014. Miller would not be surprised if the dividend is of the magnitude of a $1.00/share given current cash levels and free cash flow generation.
05/18/17
HDLY
05/18/17
UPGRADE
HDLY
Long-Term Buy
Regal Entertainment upgraded to Long-Term Buy on valuation at Hilliard Lyons
Hilliard Lyons analyst Jeffrey Thomison upgraded Regal Entertainment to Long-Term Buy from Neutral with a $26 price target citing the recent pullback in shares and said fundamentals are strong.

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RIC

Richmont Mines

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MGLN

Magellan Health

$83.65

0.35 (0.42%)

15:18
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SGMS

Scientific Games

$52.00

-0.2 (-0.38%)

15:17
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Scientific Games to host special shareholder meeting »

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$NSD

NASDAQ Market Internals

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$NYE

NYSE Market Internals

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$NSD

NASDAQ Market Internals

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$NYE

NYSE Market Internals

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M

Macy's

$21.07

0.44 (2.13%)

, WMT

Wal-Mart

$96.62

0.21 (0.22%)

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M

Macy's

$21.07

0.44 (2.13%)

WMT

Wal-Mart

$96.62

0.21 (0.22%)

TGT

Target

$55.88

-1.61 (-2.80%)

BASFY

BASF

$27.39

-0.13 (-0.47%)

TEVA

Teva

$13.70

0.22 (1.63%)

CBS

CBS

$56.54

0.3 (0.53%)

DISH

Dish

$50.43

0.39 (0.78%)

ASX

Advanced Semiconductor

$7.07

0.76 (12.04%)

SPIL

Siliconware Precision

$7.94

-0.05 (-0.63%)

QD

Qudian

$12.22

-3.93 (-24.33%)

BABA

Alibaba

$191.19

1.35 (0.71%)

VIPS

Vipshop

$8.14

-0.3 (-3.55%)

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AFL

Aflac

$85.00

-0.05 (-0.06%)

13:26
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  • 01

    Dec

GBL

GAMCO Investors

, WTS

Watts Water

$72.65

0.15 (0.21%)

13:26
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GBL

GAMCO Investors

WTS

Watts Water

$72.65

0.15 (0.21%)

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  • 04

    Dec

CC

Chemours

$53.31

0.45 (0.85%)

13:23
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Chemours to host investor day »

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$NSD

NASDAQ Market Internals

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$NYE

NYSE Market Internals

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AIMT

Aimmune

$35.74

0.16 (0.45%)

13:09
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11/24
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Aimmune to hold an investor symposium »

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PN

Patriot National

12:57
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CMCM

Cheetah Mobile

$12.02

-0.4 (-3.22%)

12:55
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Cheetah Mobile put volume heavy and directionally bearish »

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GM

General Motors

$44.47

0.1828 (0.41%)

12:53
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General Motors holds an investor an analyst webcast »

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EBAY

eBay

$35.94

-0.02 (-0.06%)

, OSTK

Overstock.com

$61.05

0.6 (0.99%)

12:43
11/24/17
11/24
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Adobe: Black Friday online sales up 18.4% y/y as of 10:00 am ET, CNBC says »

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EBAY

eBay

$35.94

-0.02 (-0.06%)

OSTK

Overstock.com

$61.05

0.6 (0.99%)

AMZN

Amazon.com

$1,156.16

16.67 (1.46%)

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