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TWTR

Twitter

$18.17

0.51 (2.89%)

, VIA

Viacom

$36.70

-0.1 (-0.27%)

05:56
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05:56

Kay Matadi to join Twitter as head of content partnerships

Kay Madati tweeted, "Excited to join @Twitter (TWTR) as head of content partnerships & to work with @anthonynoto + other amazing leaders." Matadi previously served as EVP and Chief Digital Officer at Viacom's (VIAB) BET Networks. Reference Link

TWTR

Twitter

$18.17

0.51 (2.89%)

VIA

Viacom

$36.70

-0.1 (-0.27%)

VIAB

Viacom

$27.11

-0.08 (-0.29%)

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TWTR Twitter
$18.17

0.51 (2.89%)

08/25/17
JEFF
08/25/17
DOWNGRADE
Target $16
JEFF
Hold
Jefferies cuts Twitter with Google, Facebook and Snap preferred in social video
As previously reported, Jefferies analyst Brent Thill downgraded Twitter (TWTR) to Hold from Buy in a note to investors after the market close yesterday, stating that he prefers Google (GOOGL), Facebook (FB) and Snap (SNAP) as plays on the digital video transition occurring across the social media space. Thill, who thinks Twitter will underperform broader internet and social peers, acknowledged that investors might ask why he is not advising to sell the stock, but he thinks recent management changes could improve the company's declining ARPU in the near-term. Thill lowered his price target on Twitter shares to $16 from $20.
08/25/17
08/25/17
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. Twitter (TWTR) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies by analyst Brent Hill, who prefers Google (GOOGL), Facebook (FB) and Snap (SNAP) as plays on the digital video transition occurring across the social media space. Thill, who thinks Twitter will underperform broader internet and social peers, acknowledged that investors might ask why he is not advising to sell the stock, but he thinks recent management changes could improve the company's declining ARPU in the near-term. 2. Ulta Beauty (ULTA) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital by analyst Shannon Coyne, who said that there are bright spots ahead for the company, but sees "clouds on the horizon" looking ahead, including a slowing beauty market and department stores that are "upping their collective game." 3. Hormel Foods (HRL) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse by analyst Robert Moskow, who said increased volatility in the protein markets has reduced earnings visibility and his confidence in FY2020 margin targets of 15-19%. Moskow sees further risk from the pork industry's 10% expansion in slaughter capacity. 4. TripAdvisor (TRIP) and Shutterstock (SSTK) downgraded to Underperform from Hold at Jefferies. 5. Domino's Pizza (DPZ) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Argus by analyst John Staszak due to concerns about slowing international revenue combined with a potential for a comparable slowdown in domestic sales. The analyst now expects Domino's to post mid-single-digit comp growth following years of double-digit growth and believes margin gains will be limited going forward as the company invests in the business. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
08/30/17
AGIS
08/30/17
NO CHANGE
AGIS
Aegis sees signs of start of advertising recession
After speaking with Bryan Wiener, the Executive Chairman of online and traditional advertising agency 360i, Aegis analyst Victor Anthony said that his commentary, along with earnings results from ad agencies Interpublic Group (IPG) and WPP (WPPGY), leave him of the opinion that an ad recession is underway. Wiener believes Google (GOOG), Facebook (FB) and Amazon (AMZN) will be relatively insulated given they will continue to take share, and Anthony said he would continue to buy Alphabet and Facebook shares. The analyst keeps a Hold rating on Snap (SNAP) and a Sell rating on Twitter (TWTR).
08/31/17
WEDB
08/31/17
INITIATION
Target $12
WEDB
Neutral
Wedbush cites Snap's 'hugely unprofitable' history in Neutral initiation report
Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter initiated Snap (SNAP) last night with a Neutral rating and $12 price target. The shares closed yesterday down 3c to $14.96. Decelerating growth trends, "fierce" competition for user mindshare and advertiser dollars, and a history of being "hugely unprofitable" justify being on the sidelines with respect to the shares, Pachter tells investors in a research note. He notes his $12 price target reflects a slight premium to Twitter's (TWTR) multiple, since Snap "appears to have a longer runway for continued growth," and a discount to Facebook's (FB) multiple, a company with "superior monetization and growth trends."
VIA Viacom
$36.70

-0.1 (-0.27%)

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.
06/22/17
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.
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.
09/05/17
WELS
09/05/17
DOWNGRADE
Target $32
WELS
Market Perform
Viacom downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst Marci Ryvicker downgraded Viacom (VIAB) to Market Perform and lowered her price target for the shares to $32 from $43. Investors may need to start increasing exposure to media companies with solid streaming strategies given the push into over-the-top, and Viacom does not have one, Ryvicker tells investors in a research note. The analyst does not see much visibility into a turnaround for Viacom's affiliate fee growth. Ryvicker this morning also upgraded Disney (DIS) to Outperform.
VIAB Viacom
$27.11

-0.08 (-0.29%)

08/04/17
ATLE
08/04/17
DOWNGRADE
ATLE
Underweight
Viacom downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at Atlantic Equities
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.
09/05/17
WELS
09/05/17
UPGRADE
Target $116
WELS
Outperform
Disney upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst Marci Ryvicker upgraded Disney (DIS) to Outperform and raised her price target for the shares to $116 from $109. The owner of ESPN and ABC closed Friday up 31c to $101.50. Concerns over potential dilution from the BAMTech stake and the streaming apps are "widely overdone," Ryvicker tells investors in a research note where she also downgraded Viacom (VIAB). She expects the TV ecosystem will soon undergo on an accelerated push into over-the-top. As such, investors may need to start increasing exposure to media companies with solid streaming strategies, such as CBS (CBS), 21st Century Fox (FOXA), and Disney, and lessen exposure to those that do not, such as Viacom and Scripps Networks (SNI)/Discovery Communications (DISCA), Ryvicker argues. The analyst likes the current entry point for Disney shares.

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