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SFTBF

SoftBank

$87.30

2.46 (2.90%)

, S

Sprint

$7.11

-0.035 (-0.49%)

13:03
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13:03

Sprint, T-Mobile deal could be announced soon, Nikkei reports

SoftBank (SFTBF) has reached a broad pact to combine its Sprint (S) unit with T-Mobile (TMUS), and a transaction could be announced as early as this month, Nikkei Asian Review reports. SoftBank owns 83% of Sprint, while Deutsche Telekom (DTEGY) owns 64% of T-Mobile, the report says. The parent companies are discussing merging the units through a stock swap and are anticipated to begin hammering out ownership ratios and other terms soon, the report notes. Reference Link

SFTBF

SoftBank

$87.30

2.46 (2.90%)

S

Sprint

$7.11

-0.035 (-0.49%)

TMUS

T-Mobile

$61.28

0.1 (0.16%)

DTEGY

Deutsche Telekom

$18.20

-0.32 (-1.73%)

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SFTBF SoftBank
$87.30

2.46 (2.90%)

09/29/17
09/29/17
NO CHANGE

SoftBank eyes acquisitions to create $300B asset-management arm, Bloomberg says
SoftBank Group (SFTBF) is looking at further acquisitions in the financial sector in an effort to establish a $300B asset management arm that would include its $93B Vision Fund over the next four to five years, Bloomberg reports, citing people familiar with the matter. SoftBank, which agreed to acquire Fortress Investment Group (FIG) for $3.3B in February, is mulling investments in the space such as acquiring traditional investment firms or taking stakes in major private equity shops like KKR (KKR). Reference Link
12/07/16
OPCO
12/07/16
NO CHANGE
Target $70
OPCO
Outperform
T-Mobile price target raised to $70 from $55 at Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Timothy Horan raised his price target for T-Mobile (TMUS) to $70 from $55 as he views it as the best way to play the deregulatory/technology driven consolidation. The analyst notes that President-Elect Trump met with Masayoshi Son of SoftBank (SFTBF), who agreed to invest $50B in the U.S. Horan believes the meeting will likely be a precursor to a Sprint (S)/T-Mobile/Dish (DISH) merger to create a discounted quad-play service company. The analyst reiterates an Outperform rating on T-Mobile' shares, and points out that the company has improved its network and taken share from AT&T (T)/Verizon (VZ).
08/14/17
UBSW
08/14/17
NO CHANGE
Target $450
UBSW
Buy
Charter price target raised to $450 from $380 at UBS
UBS analyst John Hodulik raised his price target on Charter to $450 from $380 following his review of potential strategic options for the company. The analyst looked at the increasing M&A speculation and said many of the options come with significantly higher leverage than its current ratio. He believes it can be increased and supported with free cash flow while maintaining its investment grade rating. Hodulik said applying a conservative multiple would suggest significant upside to the shares setting a possible floor for a suitor. Hodulik reiterated his Buy rating on Charter shares.
S Sprint
$7.11

-0.035 (-0.49%)

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JEFF
09/26/17
NO CHANGE
JEFF
Buy
T-Mobile shares could be worth over $90 with Sprint deal, says Jefferies
A merger between T-Mobile (TMUS) and Sprint (S) would make for a much stronger number three player in wireless and bring "massive" synergies, but regulatory approval, while not out of the question, remains uncertain, Jefferies analyst Mike McCormack tells investors in a research note. The analyst's initial pro forma analysis, which assumes an all-stock transaction at current market prices and synergies ramping to a $4.5B run rate in year three, suggests T-Mobile could be worth more than $90 per share in a deal scenario, or 43% above the current price. The stock closed yesterday down $1.17 to $62.89. McCormack also continues to see "significant value" in T-Mobile on a standalone basis. He has a Buy rating on the shares with an $80 price target.
09/27/17
KEYB
09/27/17
UPGRADE
Target $170
KEYB
Overweight
SBA Communications upgraded to Overweight from Sector Weight at KeyBanc
KeyBanc analyst Brandon Nispel upgraded SBA Communications (SBAC) to Overweight saying fears surrounding carrier consolidation has created a buying opportunity. Even with potential churn from customer consolidation, SBA's organic growth should accelerate into 2018 and 2019 with "carrier LTE-Advanced investments paving the way for 5G," Nispel tells investors in a research note. He also believes e combined T-Mobile (TMUS) and Sprint (S) would require more sites, not fewer. The analyst established a $170 price target for shares of SBA Communications.
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.
09/25/17
CHLM
09/25/17
NO CHANGE
CHLM
Initial Apple iPhone 8 likely weaker than previous iPhones, says Craig-Hallum
Craig-Hallum analyst Anthony Stoss says that initial Apple (AAPL) iPhone 8/8 Plus sales are likely weaker than previous generation iPhone launches as consumers wait for the iPhone X set to go on sale for preorders October 27th and live in store's November 3rd. The analyst believes lack of carrier sweetheart deals like with the iPhone 7 launch have led to lower consumer demand, with Sprint (S) being the only carrier currently offering a free 64GB iPhone 8 with eligible trade-in of select devices. Stoss also thinks consumers waiting for the iPhone X is a "strong" positive for STMicroelectronics (STM) as he believes it likely has about $6-$8 in content in the iPhone X versus $3-$4 in the iPhone 8/8 Plus.
TMUS T-Mobile
$61.28

0.1 (0.16%)

10/13/17
JPMS
10/13/17
NO CHANGE
Target $225
JPMS
Overweight
Netflix price target raised to $225 from $210 at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Doug Anmuth raised his price target for Netflix (NFLX) shares to $225 ahead of the company's Q3 results on Monday, October 16. The analyst cites the recent price increase as well as the T-Mobile (TMUS) promotion for his higher target. He upped his estimate for Q3 U.S. net subscriber additions to 800,000 from 765,000 but lowered his Q4 estimate to 1.65M from 1.7M as he expects price increase-related churn to potentially offset the T-Mobile promotion. Netflix remains one of Anmuth's top two large-cap picks.
DTEGY Deutsche Telekom
$18.20

-0.32 (-1.73%)

09/01/17
SBSH
09/01/17
NO CHANGE
Target $77
SBSH
Buy
T-Mobile has upside with or without Sprint merger, says Citi
Citi analyst Michael Rollins says investor feedback has been mixed on the idea of T-Mobile (TMUS) possibly buying Sprint (S) at its current price or a premium. Investors are concerned that stand-alone T-Mobile can repurchase shares and create more value over the next five years without Sprint, Rollins tells investors in a research note. The analyst sees upside potential for T-Mobile shares with or without a Sprint merger and remains a buyer of the stock. The company should build "meaningful" cash and balance sheet flexibility over the next two years, Rollins contends. The analyst, however, continues to prefer a Sprint merger, even if T-Mobile pays a premium. He raised his price target for the shares to $77 from $70, which reflects a 75% probability of T-Mobile remaining a standalone company at a $75 per share value, and a 25% probability of an $81 per share M&A value. Rollins keeps a Buy rating on T-Mobile.
05/19/17
GSCO
05/19/17
UPGRADE
GSCO
Conviction Buy
Deutsche Telekom upgraded to Conviction Buy from Neutral at Goldman Sachs
01/23/17
JPMS
01/23/17
NO CHANGE
JPMS
JPMorgan says odds of T-Mobile, Sprint merger have 'increased dramatically'
JPMorgan analyst Philip Cusick believes T-Mobile (TMUS), Sprint (S) and DISH (DISH) are in play and that a combination of any of them could happen. In addition, each of the three companies could become targets for larger wireless players, domestic cable companies, Internet giants and foreign buyers, Cusick tells investors in a research note. He thinks the likelihood for a Sprint and T-Mobile tie-up in the near term has "increased dramatically" since September, from 10% to over 35%, including now a greater than 50% chance of announcement and 70% chance of approval if announced. Parents Softbank (SFTBY) and Deutsche Telekom (DTEGY) have increased their preference for a deal in the last six months and that the value of $5B of annual synergies "is enough to smooth over most disagreements on relative value," Cusick contends. He sees the most likely case as Sprint/Softbank buying T-Mobile, but feels a more even merger or even Deutsche Telekom/T-Mobile paying a premium to retain a majority of the combined company is possible.

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Johnson & Johnson

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SNY

Sanofi

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Novartis

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Pfizer

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CUB

Cubic

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Nutanix

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OpGen

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PetMed Express

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Eldorado Gold

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T-Mobile

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Deutsche Telekom

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SFTBF

SoftBank

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HAS

Hasbro

$98.19

1.52 (1.57%)

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NWBI

Northwest Bancshares

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