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LVLT

Bought by CTL

$53.94

0.65 (1.22%)

, CTL

CenturyLink

$19.32

0.42 (2.22%)

17:18
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Level 3 recommends stockholders reject mini-tender offer by TRC Capital

According to a regulatory filing, Level 3 Communications (LVLT) said it has been notified of an unsolicited "mini-tender" offer by TRC Capital Corporation to purchase up to 2M shares of the company's common stock, representing approximately 0.55% of the company's shares of common stock outstanding. TRC Capital's offer price of $50.50 per share in cash is approximately 4.3% below the $52.77 closing price per share of the company's common stock on September 22, 2017, the last trading day before the commencement of TRC Capital's mini-tender offer. On October 31, 2016, Level 3 entered an agreement and plan of merger with CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL), that provides for the acquisition of Level 3 by CenturyLink, subject to the satisfaction of the conditions set forth in the Merger Agreement. Under the Merger Agreement, each share of Level 3 common stock will be converted at the effective time of the merger into $26.50 in cash and 1.4286 shares of CenturyLink common stock. Level 3 and CenturyLink have previously announced that they expect the merger to close in mid-to-late October 2017, subject to the satisfaction of the remaining conditions to closing. The Level 3 board of directors recommended that Level 3 stockholders approve the Merger Agreement and, on March 16, 2017, Level 3 stockholders approved the Merger Agreement. As of September 22, 2017, based on the then closing price of CenturyLink shares, the last trading day before the commencement of TRC Capital's offer, each Level 3 share of common stock would convert into merger consideration with a value of approximately $52.99. TRC Capital's offer price of $50.50 per share is approximately 4.7% below this merger consideration value. Level 3 does not endorse TRC Capital's unsolicited mini-tender offer and is not associated in any way with TRC Capital, its mini-tender offer, or its mini-tender offer documents. Because TRC Capital's offer price is at a price below the current market price for Level 3's common stock and the value of the consideration under the Merger Agreement and is subject to numerous conditions, Level 3 recommends that stockholders reject this unsolicited offer or, if stockholders have already tendered shares, that they withdraw their shares by providing the written notice described in the TRC Capital mini-tender offer documents prior to the expiration of the offer, currently scheduled for 12:01 a.m., New York City time, on Wednesday, October 25, 2017.

LVLT

Bought by CTL

$53.94

0.65 (1.22%)

CTL

CenturyLink

$19.32

0.42 (2.22%)

LVLT Bought by CTL
$53.94

0.65 (1.22%)

05/15/17
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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.
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.
08/18/17
BOFA
08/18/17
NO CHANGE
Target $42
BOFA
Buy
CenturyLink and Level 3 deal moving forward, says BofA/Merrill
BofA/Merrill analyst David Barden said weakness in CenturyLink (CTL) appears related to reports that the regulatory timeline for the Level 3 (LVLT) merger could slip past the September 30 target date. Barden said Department of Justice timing remains on track but The California Public Utility Commission has a 60 day window to approve the deal. After 60 days, there is a potential lag of 30 days which would put the final approval timing in the first week of November, at the latest. Barden said a 5 week slippage is possible, but no delay is certain, and the regulatory time frame has zero bearing on the deal approval. Further, the analyst said some investors view Windstream's (WIN) surprise dividend cut as an indicator that CenturyLink may do the same post the Level 3 deal. Barden does not expect a cut and notes the company is not in the same position as Winstream and management stated it continues to pay its $2.16/share annual dividend and that the Level 3 acquisition improves the payout ratio. The analyst rates CenturyLink a Buy with a $42 price target.
09/28/17
RAJA
09/28/17
NO CHANGE
RAJA
DOJ appointment catalyst for CenturyLink, Level 3 deal, says Raymond James
Makan Delrahim was finally confirmed by the Senate yesterday as head of the Department of Justice Antitrust Division, Raymond James analyst Frank Louthan tells investors in a research note. He believes not having an antitrust head is at least partially to blame for the delay in mergers and acquisitions in the Technology & Communications space this year, including outstanding transactions like CenturyLink (CTL)/Level 3 Communications (LVLT) and AT&T (T)/Time Warner (TWX), as well as potential deals like Sprint (S)/T-Mobile U.S. (TMUS). The appointment of Delrahim is a catalyst for the approval of CenturyLink's acquisition of Level 3, where the Department of Justice has been the bottleneck, Louthan writes.
CTL CenturyLink
$19.32

0.42 (2.22%)

08/23/17
MSCO
08/23/17
NO CHANGE
Target $26
MSCO
Overweight
CenturyLink, Uniti Group risk/reward attractive, says Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Simon Flannery is surprised by the magnitude of share declines for Overweight rated CenturyLink (CTL) and Uniti Group (UNIT) and continues to view risk/reward as attractive. Flannery said Q2 results showed cable continued to to drive consumer sub growth, reinforcing his view to own these two infrastructure assets that will benefit from growing business IP/mobile traffic. The analyst trimmed CenturyLink's price target to $26 from $27 and cut Uniti's to $24 from $32.

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