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$186.85

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Facebook takes aim at YouTube with Sony/ATV music deal, CNBC reports

Facebook (FB) has signed a licensing deal with Sony/ATV (SNE) that will give its users access to Sony/ATV's catalog of more than 3M songs for use in any video posted to Facebook platforms, including Oculus and Instagram, CNBC reports. Musicians will earn royalties from music posted there, according to the report. The agreement is a challenge to YouTube (GOOG, GOOGL), which currently has deals with Universal Music Group (VIVHY) and Warner Music Group. Reference Link

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Facebook

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Sony

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GOOG

Alphabet

$1,102.23

15.83 (1.46%)

GOOGL

Alphabet Class A

$1,110.29

14.53 (1.33%)

VIVHY

Vivendi

$28.40

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FB Facebook
$186.85

2.52 (1.37%)

01/08/18
FBCO
01/08/18
NO CHANGE
Target $232
FBCO
Outperform
Facebook price target raised to $232 ahead of results at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Stephen Ju raised his price target for Facebook to $323 from $230 ahead of Q4 results as he increases his mobile newsfeed estimates on the heels of positive advertiser checks. The analyst also notes that the focus seems to be shifting to CapEx along with expense ramp on content and security. He reiterates an Outperform rating on the shares.
01/08/18
SBSH
01/08/18
NO CHANGE
SBSH
Citi Q4 checks positive for Facebook and Twitter, mixed for Snap
Citi analyst Mark May says his early Q4 channel checks with two social marketing platforms, 4C Insights and Kenshoo, are positive for both Facebook (FB) and Twitter (TWTR) and mixed for Snap (SNAP). Jefferies this morning downgraded Snap to Hold from Buy. Citi's checks suggest that growth in spend across the Facebook platform remains strong and that the company's Q4 revenue could exceed consensus forecasts, May tells investors in a research note. 4C's data also suggests potential upside to Twitter (TWTR) revenue forecasts, and "potential disappointing revenue results" from Snap, May adds. While 4C just started supporting Snapchat in the second half of 2016, making its year-over-year unreliable, its data show client spend on the platform increased 22% sequentially Q4 as compared with 38% sequential growth in Q3, the analyst adds. He believes this suggests a potential Q4 revenue miss from Snap.
01/08/18
WELS
01/08/18
NO CHANGE
Target $230
WELS
Outperform
Facebook price target raised to $230 from $215 at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst Ken Sena raised his price target for Facebook to $230 from $215 as he sees the potential for estimate upside. The analyst reiterates an Outperform rating on the shares.
01/08/18
BOFA
01/08/18
NO CHANGE
Target $230
BOFA
Buy
Facebook remains a top pick in online advertising for 2018 at BofA/Merrill
BofA/Merrill analyst Justin Post said Facebook remains his top pic in online advertising for 2018 as he expects the company to benefit from strong ad pricing growth, further monetization of Instagram, messaging, and video, and sees potential earnings upside and attractive valuation. Post raised his 2018 online ad spend growth forecast to 15% from 13%, and his US ad spend estimate to $95B from $91B. The analyst rates Facebook a Buy with a $230 price target.
SNE Sony
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MSCO
10/11/17
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MSCO
Equal Weight
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10/11/17
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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. Schlumberger (SLB) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital with analyst Daniel Boyd saying he sees risk to 2018 estimates and limited room for multiple expansion. 2. Sony (SNE) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley 3. Chico's (CHS) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at BofA/Merrill with analyst Lorraine Hutchinson saying the premium multiple is unwarranted. 4. Robert Half (RHI) downgraded to Hold from Buy at SunTrust with analyst Tobey Sommer citing the recent underperformance relative to the U.S. staffing market and moderating growth of accounting jobs. 5. Coach (COH) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Consumer Edge. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
11/17/17
RILY
11/17/17
NO CHANGE
Target $36
RILY
Neutral
21st Century Fox price target raised to $36 from $29 at B. Riley FBR
B. Riley FBR analyst Barton Crockett raised his price target for 21st Century Fox (FOXA) to $36 citing recent reports that Disney (DIS), Comcast (CMCSA), Verizon (VZ) or Sony (SNE) may make offers for the company. The "formerly unthinkable" prospect of Rupert Murdoch selling assets is likely to be factored into the equity price for some time, Crockett tells investors in a research. He keeps a Neutral rating on Fox given the stock's proximity to his new target.
12/07/17
BARD
12/07/17
NO CHANGE
BARD
Data so far suggesting healthy holiday game sales, says Baird
Baird analyst Colin Sebastian noted that French game maker Ubisoft (UBSFY) raised its revenue and margin guidance for the December quarter, which he views as a slight positive for video game industry sales momentum this holiday season. Data also point to solid sales for both Sony's (SNE) PS4 and Nintendo's (NTDOY) Switch, which are a driver of software as well as a key catalyst for Gamestop (GME), Sebastian added. Other publicly traded companies in the video game space include Activision Blizzard (ATVI), Electronic Arts (EA), Take-Two (TTWO) and Microsoft (MSFT).
GOOG Alphabet
$1,102.23

15.83 (1.46%)

01/05/18
SBSH
01/05/18
DOWNGRADE
Target $28
SBSH
Sell
Roku downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Citi
Citi analyst Mark May downgraded Roku (ROKU) to Sell while raising his price target for the shares to $28 from $27. The shares closed yesterday down 8% to $51.24 after Morgan Stanley downgraded the name to Underweight. The stock is up 266% from its initial public offering price of $14 just three months ago, May tells investors in a research note. The analyst is positive on the long-term growth of the over-the-top video market and on Roku's growth outlook, but believes the current valuation is more than reflecting that outlook. Potential catalysts for a share selloff include the lockup expiration in March, earnings results that don't rise to bullish expectations, and increased competition from the likes of Google (GOOG), Amazon (AMZN) or Apple (AAPL), May contends.
01/05/18
SBSH
01/05/18
NO CHANGE
Target $1400
SBSH
Buy
Citi names Amazon top Internet pick for 2018, ups target to $1,400
Citi analyst Mark May remains bullish on the consumer Internet sector, especially over the near term. The analyst believes a "positive, tax reform fueled, business climate" should benefit the end-markets of the companies in the space. After outperformance in 2017, however, he recommends being more selective in 2018. Amazon.com (AMZN) moves up a spot to become his top-ranked pick for 2018. May sees the combination of greater than 30% sales growth, margin expansion and the current valuation as a "compelling mix." He raised his price target for Amazon shares to $1,400 from $1,250. May's most- to least-favored stocks under coverage, in order, are: Amazon, Expedia (EXPE), Facebook (FB), Priceline (PCLN), Alphabet (GOOGL), eBay (EBAY), Yelp (YELP), Twitter (TWTR), TripAdvisor (TRIP), Netflix (NFLX), GrubHub (GRUB), GoDaddy (GDDY), Despegar.com (DESP), trivago (TRVG), LendingClub (LC), Wayfair (W), Snap (SNAP), Zillow (ZG), Blue Apron (APRN) and Roku (ROKU), which he downgraded this morning to Sell.
01/08/18
MSCO
01/08/18
DOWNGRADE
Target $6
MSCO
Equal Weight
Pandora downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Benjamin Swinburne downgraded Pandora (P) to Equal Weight from Overweight, noting that the company's core free product has not evolved meaningfully and faces continued innovation by Spotify, Apple (AAPL) and Amazon (AMZN) while also being pressured by free music available on Google's (GOOG) YouTube. While engagement is challenged, is increasingly clear that consumers' willingness to accept more ads is limited, which also puts pressure on monetization and means growing ad revenue in 2018 is "no longer a given," he tells investors. Swinburne lowered his price target on Pandora shares to $6 from $12.
01/08/18
FBCO
01/08/18
NO CHANGE
Target $1350
FBCO
Outperform
Alphabet best positioned to connect goods supply with demand, says Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Stephen Ju believes Alphabet is best positioned in the sector to connect supply of goods with consumer demand. The analyst reiterates an Outperform rating and $1350 on Alphabet Class A shares given ongoing monetization improvements in Search through product updates, larger-than-expected contribution from Google's larger nonSearch businesses, namely YouTube, Play and Cloud, and optionality for value creation from new monetization initiatives such as Maps as well as the eventual commercialization of Google's Other Bets.
GOOGL Alphabet Class A
$1,110.29

14.53 (1.33%)

12/13/17
COWN
12/13/17
NO CHANGE
Target $2170
COWN
Outperform
Priceline named a best idea for 2018 at Cowen
Cowen analyst Kevin Kopelman believes Priceline (PCLN) is not shifting away from Google (GOOG, GOOGL). The company is largely aligned with the search giant and should continue to benefit from underlying growth in travel and the shift to online and mobile, Kopelman tells investors in a research note. He believes investor perception has Priceline both slowing down and shifting away from Google. The analyst calls Priceline a top idea for 2018 with an Outperform rating and $2,170 price target.
VIVHY Vivendi
$28.40

0.415 (1.48%)

01/13/17
JPMS
01/13/17
DOWNGRADE
JPMS
Neutral
Vivendi downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Mark O'Donnell downgraded Vivendi to Neutral citing valuation. The analyst lowered his price target for the shares to EUR 19.70 from EUR 20.
01/25/17
LEHM
01/25/17
DOWNGRADE
LEHM
Underweight
Vivendi downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Barclays
Price target EUR 17.50.
06/23/17
RAJA
06/23/17
UPGRADE
RAJA
Outperform
Vivendi upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James
11/13/17
JPMS
11/13/17
UPGRADE
JPMS
Overweight
Vivendi upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Marcus Diebel upgraded Vivendi to Overweight and raised his price target for the shares to EUR 40 from EUR 19.

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Spark Therapeutics

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