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GOOG

Alphabet

$932.07

2.99 (0.32%)

, GOOGL

Alphabet Class A

$946.65

3.36 (0.36%)

07:28
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Google plans to end 'first click free' program for subscription sites, WSJ says

Google (GOOG, GOOGL) is planning to drop its "first click free" policy, which allows users to avoid paywalls and access limited information on subscription-based news websites, in a move that may assist publishers in increasing subscriptions, The Wall Street Journal reports, citing News Corp (NWS, NWSA) CEO Robert Thomson. Publishers have previously said the policy has is detrimental to subscription growth and if they choose not to participate their sites are disadvantaged in search rankings. Reference Link

GOOG

Alphabet

$932.07

2.99 (0.32%)

GOOGL

Alphabet Class A

$946.65

3.36 (0.36%)

NWS

News Corp

$13.50

-0.15 (-1.10%)

NWSA

News Corp.

$13.26

-0.08 (-0.60%)

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GOOG Alphabet
$932.07

2.99 (0.32%)

09/05/17
WELS
09/05/17
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WELS
Google remediation plan could help frame risk in shopping, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo notes that Google has submitted a plan to comply with the EU's shopping search decision ahead of a September 28 deadline. While Google's revenue exposure here is likely modest, it could face EU regulatory scrutiny in additional verticals, the firm added. Wells Fargo believes EU requirements for ''equal treatment'' of competitors remain vague, and Google's remediation plan could help frame the risk in shopping and other verticals.
09/08/17
UBSW
09/08/17
NO CHANGE
Target $1080
UBSW
Buy
Deal for HTC handsets would be immaterial to Alphabet financials, says UBS
UBS analyst Eric Sheridan commented on the media report Alphabet is in the final stages of negotiating the purchase of the smartphone business of HTC. The analyst feels the financial implications are immaterial to Alphabet but admitted it opens the debate about the strategic plan of the acquisition. He feels owning and operating its own mobile division would offset some of the key challenges that Google's mobile computing business might face. Sheridan reiterated his Buy rating and $1,080 price on Alphabet shares.
09/11/17
BARD
09/11/17
NO CHANGE
Target $1100
BARD
Outperform
Alphabet well positioned to expand AR platform, says Baird
Baird analyst Colin Sebastian believes Alphabet is well positioned to expand its Augmented Reality, or AR, platform, which could lead to a justification of a tie-up with HTC's mobile/R&D assets. The analyst believe Alphabet is in a position to expand and stimulate growth of AR applications and an acquisition of the HTC mobile business will help with that along with protecting its Pixel production supply chain. Sebastian reiterated his Outperform rating and $1,100 price target on Alphabet shares.
09/12/17
MSCO
09/12/17
NO CHANGE
MSCO
Augmented Reality the next 'killer app' to power Apple, says Morgan Stanley
A team of Morgan Stanley analysts including Katy Huberty, Brian Nowak and Grace Chen, among others, state in a new note to investors that they view Augmented Reality, or AR, as a revolutionary trend that can be "the next killer app" to extend the life of the smartphone market and accelerate device upgrades, led by Apple's (AAPL) iPhone. The analysts, who compare the impact of AR to the launch of Apple's App Store nearly a decade ago, add that they "don't expect the Android ecosystem to stand still in response." Huberty and the team raised the firm's "bull case" valuation of Apple, which they see taking the lead in AR, to $253 from $203. While they see Apple as "the clear leader" in AR, Google (GOOG) and Tencent (TCEHY) are also well-positioned and "interesting use cases" in e-commerce could benefit Alibaba (BABA) and Amazon (AMZN), they add.
GOOGL Alphabet Class A
$946.65

3.36 (0.36%)

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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).
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09/11/17
NO CHANGE
RBCM
Alphabet TAC expense could rise due to EU regulatory action, says RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Mark S.F. Mahaney says that the EU could force Google to unbundle Android from its other services, which in turn would increase Alphabet's traffic acquisition costs, or TAC. The analyst says that Alphabet faces the greatest regulatory risk among the large cap Internet stocks. However, he keeps an Outperform rating on the shares, citing what he sees as " sustainable & scarce premium growth, significant option value & reasonable valuation."
NWS News Corp
$13.50

-0.15 (-1.10%)

10/27/16
BOFA
10/27/16
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BOFA
Underperform
News Corp downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at BofA/Merrill
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Target $14

Underperform
News Corp downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at BofA/Merrill
As previously reported, BofA/Merrill downgraded News Corp to Underperform from Neutral. Analyst Jessica Reif Cohen said shares have rallied over the last 3 months and are now within 7% of her $14 price target and the company continues to face significant secular challenges in its News and Information Services segment.
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07/26/17
SBSH
07/26/17
UPGRADE
SBSH
Buy
News Corp upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi
NWSA News Corp.
$13.26

-0.08 (-0.60%)

11/08/16
LYON
11/08/16
DOWNGRADE
LYON
Outperform
News Corp. downgraded earlier to Outperform from Buy at CLSA
CLSA analyst Sacha Krien downgraded News Corp to Outperform saying print advertising declines remain a concern.
07/14/17
RSBL
07/14/17
INITIATION
Target $17
RSBL
Buy
News Corp. initiated with a Buy at Rosenblatt
Rosenblatt analyst Alan Gould initiated News Corp with a Buy and a $17 price target saying he has increased confidence the company will report annual EBITDA growth. Digital Real Estate EBITDA is now growing quicker than News and Information Services is declining, the analyst wrote. Gould now sees EBITDA and operating income growth of 4% and 10% compounded rates, while revenues remain flat due to the mix shift towards digital real estate, which has higher margins.
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Office Depot

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