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NWSA

News Corp.

$13.50

0.32 (2.43%)

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Discovery

$20.53

-0.3 (-1.44%)

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Media shares fall after Trump comment on challenging licenses

Shares of News Corp. (NWSA), Comcast (CMCSA), CBS (CBS), New York Times (NYT) and Viacom (VIAB) are dipping in afternoon trading. In a recent tweet, President Donald Trump said: "With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License? Bad for country!" Reference Link

NWSA

News Corp.

$13.50

0.32 (2.43%)

DISCA

Discovery

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-0.3 (-1.44%)

CMCSA

Comcast

$37.69

-0.11 (-0.29%)

CBS

CBS

$56.61

-0.78 (-1.36%)

NYT

New York Times

$19.13

-0.125 (-0.65%)

VIAB

Viacom

$25.56

0.14 (0.55%)

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NWSA News Corp.
$13.50

0.32 (2.43%)

07/14/17
07/14/17
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. Safety, Income and Growth (safe) initiated with a Buy at Ladenburg. 2. News Corp. (NWSA) initiated with a Buy at Rosenblatt. 3. Woodward (WWD) initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer. 4. CBL & Associates (CBL) coverage resumed with a Hold at Stifel. 5. Supernus (SUPN) initiated with a Neutral at Janney Capital. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
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.
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.
DISCA Discovery
$20.53

-0.3 (-1.44%)

10/09/17
SBSH
10/09/17
DOWNGRADE
Target $24
SBSH
Sell
Viacom downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Citi
Citi analyst Jason Bazinet downgraded Viacom (VIAB) to Sell and lowered his price target for the shares to $24 from $33. As media and cable companies jockey "for self-preservation," Charter Communications (CHTR) will likely drop, or significantly curtail, distribution of Viacom's content, Bazinet tells investors in a research note. Assuming Viacom loses the Charter affiliate fees, applying a pro forma Discovery (DISCA) multiple suggests Viacom's equity could fall to $19 a share, Bazinet argues. He notes that Viacom does not have news or sports content.
09/26/17
09/26/17
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. Discovery (DISCA) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at UBS with analyst Doug Mitchelson saying the risk/reward is balanced with the shares down 22% year-to-date. 2. Altria Group (MO) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Cowen with analyst Vivien Azer citing its notable pullback following the late July FDA announcement and a bigger than expected price increase which reinforces the durability of its earnings growth. 3. L Brands (LB) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Atlantic Equities with analyst Daniela Nedialkova saying recent Victoria Secret visits are highly encouraging with a number of changes that should drive a positive inflection in comps over the next several months. 4. Boston Beer (SAM) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse with analyst Laurent Grandet saying the market sentiment remains "overly negative," which creates a more balanced spread between upside and downside scenarios. 5. British American Tobacco (BTI) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Cowen with analyst Vivien Azer saying she views the weakness from FDA risk and foreign exchange movements as having created an attractive entry point. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
09/26/17
UBSW
09/26/17
UPGRADE
Target $23
UBSW
Neutral
Discovery upgraded to Neutral from Sell at UBS
UBS analyst Doug Mitchelson upgraded Discovery Communications to Neutral saying the risk/reward is balanced with the shares down 22% year-to-date. The stock now reflects the "broad media secular challenges," Mitchelson tells investors in a research note. He lowered his price target for the shares to $23 from $25.
09/19/17
09/19/17
NO CHANGE

Cowen lowers price targets on media companies
Cowen analyst Doug Crentz cut his price targets for several media companies, as he believes that the margin pressure on TV networks will continue. The analyst believes that consensus estimates for TV broadcasters are too high, as he expects that the decline in the sector's EBITDA margin will more than double this year, driven by lower ad and affiliate revenue. He believes that two "deep-pocketed, low margin competitors -Netflix (NFLX) and Amazon (AMZN) - are the root of the problem. He cut his price target on Viacom (VIAB) to $31 from $41, on Discovery (DISCA) to $19 from $25, on Fox (FOXA) to $29 from $32, on CBS (CBS) to $69 from $70 and on Disney (DIS) to $94 from $95.
CMCSA Comcast
$37.69

-0.11 (-0.29%)

09/12/17
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UPGRADE

Buy
Comcast upgraded to Buy on valuation at MoffettNathanson
As previously reported, MoffettNathanson upgraded Comcast to Buy from Neutral with a $45 price target. Analyst Craig Moffett said Comcast shares cheap following management comments on Q3 subscriber loses and the resulting stock selloff is overdone.
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On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Comerica (CMA) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray with analyst Brett Rabatin saying the bank's mid-quarter update is better than expected. 2. Alcoa (AA) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank with analyst Jorge Beristain basing the upgrade on the firm's commodity team raising its 2018 aluminum price forecast by 12% to $2,072 per ton. 3. Kroger (KR) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Pivotal Research with analyst Ajay Jain saying continued weakness in investor sentiment following Kroger's latest results presents a near-term buying opportunity. 4. Comcast (CMCSA) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at MoffettNathanson with analyst Craig Moffett saying Comcast shares cheap following management comments on third quarter subscriber loses and the resulting stock selloff is overdone. 5. Inovalon (INOV) upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Ricky Goldwasser saying that the company's presentation at the firm's healthcare conference provided a line of sight to organic earnings acceleration in the second half of the year. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
10/06/17
STFL
10/06/17
NO CHANGE
Target $200
STFL
Buy
Netflix 'still the best value' for consumers despite price hike, says Stifel
After Netflix (NFLX) disclosed it is raising subscription prices for the Standard and Premium tiers in the U.S., Stifel analyst Scott Devitt said he expects "similar round number increases" in a number of other markets, noting that the company has also confirmed increases for its top two U.K. plans. The analyst, who noted that Hulu's ad-free option and HBO Now (TWX) remain as expensive or more expensive than Netflix, said its streaming service is "still the best value on the consumer Internet." Devitt keeps a Buy rating and $200 price target on Netflix shares.
09/29/17
JPMS
09/29/17
NO CHANGE
JPMS
Expert sees positive settlements for TiVo, says JPMorgan
JP Morgan analyst Sterling Auty hosted Bloomberg Intelligence Litigation Analyst Matt Larson to discuss TiVo's (TIVO) ITC and District Court cases with Comcast (CMCSA, CMCSK) and Hulu. Larson said he believes settlement is the most likely outcome in both cases, which Auty sees as a positive for TiVo. A positive resolution could have "material upside" for TiVo's shares, as it bolsters the case for TiVo driving earnings to the $3 per share level, Auty added. JP Morgan kept an Overweight rating and $34 price target on TiVo shares.
CBS CBS
$56.61

-0.78 (-1.36%)

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JPMS
09/15/17
NO CHANGE
Target $75
JPMS
Overweight
CBS recent share weakness overdone, says JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Alexia Quadrani views the recent pullback in shares of CBS (CBS) as overdone. The stock has underperformed over the prior month, down 12% versus the S&P 500 Index up 1%, Quadrani tells investors in a research note titled "Weather Channel's Gain is NFL's Pain; CBS Weakness Overdone." The analyst attributes yesterday's selloff to NFL ratings for week one, which declined 12% year-over-year. It is unreasonable to draw conclusions from just one weekend of games, especially last weekend given the storms, the analyst argues. Further, Quadrani says CBS CEO Les Moonves' comment yesterday that Amazon (AMZN) would be interested in bidding for NFL rights when they come due early next decade is "hardly news." She keeps an Overweight rating on CBS with a $75 price target.
09/13/17
NEED
09/13/17
NO CHANGE
NEED
CBS Internet video channels could be worth $7.2B, says Needham
Needham analyst Laura Martin estimates that CBS' (CBS) Internet video services could generate $1.2B of revenue in 2020. She notes that Netflix's (NFLX) market cap is six times its revenue. If CBS' Internet video services are valued using that multiple, they would be worth $7.2B, or 30% of CBS' current market cap, according to the analyst. She keeps an $80 price target and a Buy rating on the shares.
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.
NYT New York Times
$19.13

-0.125 (-0.65%)

VIAB Viacom
$25.56

0.14 (0.55%)

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.
10/09/17
10/09/17
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. Humana (HUM) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan with analyst Gary Taylor saying insider sales and the August board appointment render it unlikely that acquisition discussions are yet occurring. 2. Viacom (VIAB) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Citi with analyst Jason Bazinet saying as media and cable companies jockey "for self-preservation," Charter Communications (CHTR) will likely drop, or significantly curtail, distribution of Viacom's content. 3. PTC Therapeutics (PTCT) downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at JPMorgan with analyst Anupam Rama saying the company's valuation remains at near pre-FDA Advisory Committee meetings levels, despite multiple "mixed / inconclusive / negative" updates recently. 4. Medtronic (MDT) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo with analyst Larry Biegelsen saying a "lull" in major product cycles will drive below average organic sales growth over at least the next few quarters. 5. Symantec (SYMC) was downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Cowen and to Hold from Buy at Standpoint Research. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.

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