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VIA

Viacom

$32.90

0.3 (0.92%)

, VIAB

Viacom

$27.03

0.49 (1.85%)

11:58
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Viacom CEO: Content is 'essentially what Viacom is'

Speaking with CNBC's Julia Boorstin about the changes at the company and within the media landscape, Viacom (VIAB) CEO Bob Bakish said earlier that the company might do acquisitions "here and there." When asked if Bakish thinks Viacom needs to recombine with CBS (CBS), Bakish said Viacom has "plenty of opportunity in the assets we already own" and that he "feels good" about the company's assets. "Content is essentially what Viacom is," Bakish said. Reference Link

VIA

Viacom

$32.90

0.3 (0.92%)

VIAB

Viacom

$27.03

0.49 (1.85%)

CBS

CBS

$56.15

1.39 (2.54%)

CBS.A

$57.50

1.9 (3.42%)

  • 04

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VIA Viacom
$32.90

0.3 (0.92%)

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Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Verizon (VZ) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo with analyst Jennifer Fritzsche saying after dropping 16% since mid-January, "much of the bad news is behind the stock" in terms of wireless service revenue declines. 2. 3D Systems (DDD) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at Piper Jaffray with analyst Troy Jensen saying he sees limited downside from current share levels. 3. Viacom (VIAB, VIA) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Deutsche Bank with analyst Bryan Kraft saying he sees limited room for further multiple compression. 4. Maxwell (MXWL) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Roth Capital with analyst Craig Irwin saying he sees consensus estimates as achievable for 2018, and merger synergies with NessCap should start making a more material contribution over the next few quarters. 5. National Beverage (FIZZ) upgraded to Positive from Neutral at Susquehanna with analyst Pablo Zuanic citing his increased conviction on the sales and bottom-line upside of the company. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
11/20/17
DBAB
11/20/17
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Target $25
DBAB
Hold
Viacom upgraded to Hold from Sell at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Bryan Kraft upgraded Viacom to Hold saying he sees limited room for further multiple compression. The analyst believes reports of merger speculation in the media space should provide valuation support and he keeps a $25 price target for Viacom shares.
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Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Wal-Mart (WMT) downgraded to Buy from Conviction Buy at Goldman Sachs with analyst Matthew Fassler saying shares have achieved in three months what he had expected in a year on an improvement in sentiment, but not on higher earnings estimates. 2. Monro (MNRO) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies with analyst Bret Jordan citing expectations the company's earnings growth will slow in 2018 as its focus shifts from acquisitions to improving store-level execution. 3. Diamond Offshore (DO) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Citi with analyst Scott Gruber saying that if an upturn is forthcoming, Transocean should outperform given a "diminution" of concern toward its balance sheet and more new contract catalysts. 4. Cummins (CMI) downgraded to Neutral following dealer checks at Longbow with analyst Faheem Sabeiha citing a recent truck dealer survey that suggests initial 2018 sales growth is below current industry forecasts, partly due to driver shortage concerns. 5. Disney (DIS), AMC Networks (AMCX), and Viacom (VIA, VIAB) were downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Guggenheim. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
10/13/17
MSCO
10/13/17
NO CHANGE
Target $38
MSCO
Overweight
Viacom could be pushed back above $30 by Charter pact, says Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Benjamin Swinburne noted press reports suggesting a negotiation going on between Viacom (VIAB) and Charter (CHTR) on a carriage agreement renewal and he is now modeling a nearly 15% one-time decline in blended affiliate fee pricing across Charter's footprint in exchange for broad distribution. If Viacom's networks get continued carriage on Charter, even with reduced fees, this could drive Viacom shares back above $30, contends Swinburne. He lowered his price target on Viacom to $38 from $42, but keeps an Overweight rating on the stock, noting that in any case the Charter relationship overhang will likely be removed by month end.
VIAB Viacom
$27.03

0.49 (1.85%)

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KEYB
11/29/17
NO CHANGE
KEYB
Q3 results, analysis of Q4 viewership trends show some bright spots, says KeyBanc
KeyBanc analyst Andy Hargreaves notes that the Department of Justice's decision to sue to block AT&T (T)/Time Warner (TWX) seems likely to halt additional M&A until a resolution is reached. Additionally, the analyst points out that Q4 viewership trends appear most positive for Discovery (DISCA), Viacom (VIAB) so far, and 21st Century Fox (FOXA) remains his favorite long among TV network stocks.
11/17/17
RBCM
11/17/17
NO CHANGE
Target $23
RBCM
Underperform
Viacom price target lowered to $23 from $30 at RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Steven Cahall lowered his price target on Viacom to $23 following Q4 results. Cahall says that despite the EPS beat, weaker domestic affiliate revenue growth was the latest surprising development as part of a trend of negative estimate revisions. The analyst keeps his Underperform rating, saying that investors are cautious on exposure to Media amid a "gravitational pull toward more visible growth stories", particularly as Viacom undergoes a period of strategic restructuring.
CBS CBS
$56.15

1.39 (2.54%)

11/01/17
FBCO
11/01/17
NO CHANGE
Target $38
FBCO
Outperform
Viacom price target lowered to $38 from $45 at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Omar Sheikh lowered his price target for Viacom (VIAB) to $38 from $45 saying the rationale for re-combining CBS (CBS) and Viacom is becoming "increasingly hard" for controlling shareholder National Amusements to ignore. The analyst notes that a merger would transform Viacom's negotiating leverage with distributors long-term, generate greater than $400M of cost synergies, solve Viacom's leverage issue, and give it time and capital to invest in its core networks. Sheikh reiterates an Outperform rating on Viacom's shares.
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.
09/15/17
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.
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