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SFTBF

SoftBank

$91.40

2.3 (2.58%)

, S

Sprint

$6.67

0.24 (3.73%)

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SoftBank announces intention to increase stake in Sprint

SoftBank (SFTBF) announced that it intends to increase its stake in Sprint (S) through open market transactions or otherwise, subject to market conditions and other factors. SBG does not intend to increase its ownership of Sprint outstanding common stock to 85% or more as a result of these purchases. Sprint announced yesterday that discussions regarding a potential merger with T-Mobile (TMUS) have ended without an agreement being reached.

SFTBF

SoftBank

$91.40

2.3 (2.58%)

S

Sprint

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0.24 (3.73%)

TMUS

T-Mobile

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0.61 (1.05%)

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SFTBF SoftBank
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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
10/18/17
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10/18/17
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WELS
Wells Fargo 'surprised' tower stocks didn't react to SoftBank news
After it was reported that SoftBank (SFTBF) and Australian real estate company Lendlease formed a joint venture to purchase 8,000 cell tower sites in the U.S., Wells Fargo analyst Jennifer Fritzsche said she was "surprised" that tower company stocks did not react to this news. She had already thought if a T-Mobile (TMUS) and Sprint (S) merger deal was followed by T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray talking about network savings that the tower stocks "could take a hit," and this news may have given him "a much bigger arrow" in that quiver, she tells investors. Publicly traded tower companies include American Tower (AMT), Crown Castle (CCI) and SBA (SBAC).
10/18/17
KEYB
10/18/17
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KEYB
KeyBanc says Softbank JV won't compete with primary business of tower operators
KeyBanc said it does not view Softbank's (SFTBF) joint venture with Australia's Lendlease as competitive to the tower operators' primary business, noting that the venture is likely to focus on rooftop sites in urban markets, but tower businesses generate the vast majority of their revenue on sites located outside urban areas. Publicly traded tower companies include American Tower (AMT), Crown Castle (CCI) and SBA (SBAC).
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INITIATION
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Outperform
SoftBank initiated with an Outperform at Bernstein
Bernstein analyst Chris Lane started SoftBank with an Outperform rating as he believes the company has a "bright future."
S Sprint
$6.67

0.24 (3.73%)

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Target $8

Neutral
Sprint downgraded to Neutral on minmal deal premium at Macquarie
As previously reported, Macquarie downgraded Sprint (T) to Neutral from Outperform with an $8 price target. Analyst Amy Young said a T-Mobile (TMUS) merger with Sprint could be imminent, but preliminary deal terms are not as attractive as she initially expected, especially speculation SoftBank may be willing to accept market price in an all-equity deal. Young sees Sprint upside as limited and the competitive landscape picking up into 2018 with the current iPhone cycle.
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On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Nike (NKE) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman Sachs with analyst Lindsay Drucker Mann saying shares will trade in a range as Nike works through excess inventory in the U.S. and next week's investor day is unlikely to be a positive catalyst. 2. Sprint (S) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Macquarie with analyst Amy Young saying a T-Mobile (TMUS) merger with Sprint could be imminent, but preliminary deal terms are not as attractive as she initially expected, especially speculation SoftBank (SFTBY) may be willing to accept market price in an all-equity deal. 3. Hain Celestial (HAIN) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital with analyst Amit Sharma saying valuation reflects a challenging operating environment. 4. Allergan (AGN) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Mizuho. 5. MAA (MAA) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at JMP Securities with analyst Aaron Hecht saying shares are fairly valued as they approach his previous price target of $110. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
10/24/17
JEFF
10/24/17
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Target $83
JEFF
Buy
Jefferies sees upside in T-Mobile with or without Sprint deal
Jefferies analyst Scott Goldman believes upside remains in shares of T-Mobile US (TMUS) with or without a Sprint (S) merger. The analyst says T-Mobile's Q3 results indicate its "strong profitability" continues. He boosted his price target for the shares to $83 from $80 and keeps a Buy rating on the name.
10/31/17
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10/31/17
NO CHANGE
GSCO
Goldman Sachs says to buy T-Mobile on buyback opportunity
Goldman analyst Brett Feldman said conflicting media reports yesterday created uncertainty over the potential merger of T-Mobile (TMUS) and Sprint (S). Feldman revisited his standalone thesis on T-Mobile saying it is one of the most attractively valued capital return stories in the US communications sector and believes the company could repurchase as much as 77% of its current market cap over the next five years. Management has indicated it could be in a position to commence share repurchases as soon as 2018, which could drive material valuation upside, the analyst wrote. Feldman said the pullback has crated an attractive buying opportunity to add to positions and reiterates his Conviction Buy rating.
TMUS T-Mobile
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0.61 (1.05%)

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OPCO
10/26/17
NO CHANGE
Target $75
OPCO
Outperform
T-Mobile/Sprint merger announcement may be imminent, says Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Timothy Horan says T-Mobile (TMUS) has reported a "strong" quarter and a T-Mobile/Sprint (S) merger announcement is likely after earnings, and could come sooner. The analyst reiterates an Outperform rating and $75 price target on T-Mobile's shares.

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