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DISCA

Discovery

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Discovery upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie

Macquarie analyst Tim Nollen upgraded Discovery (DISCA) to Outperform with a $26 price target saying the Scripps merger offers targeted content that is viewed live, with significant cost synergies and opportunities to leverage OTT distribution in Europe. Further, the analyst believes Discovery will become a player in further industry consolidation in the US or Europe, or a seller.

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DISCA Discovery
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-0.17 (-0.75%)

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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. 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.
10/09/17
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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.
11/29/17
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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.
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Discovery upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill
BofA/Merrill analyst Jessica Reif Cohen upgraded Discovery Communications (DISCA) to Buy and increased its price target to $30 from $26 saying shares are pricing in a significant amount of uncertainty and little benefit from the pending Scripps Networks (SNI) acquisition. Cohen believes the deal yields substantial synergies and deleveraging potential and views risk/reward as favorable.

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