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Verizon

$51.72

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Verizon sees $4.10 impact to FY17 EPS after tax reform

In a regulatory filing, Verizon said that, due to the complexities involved in accounting for the enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, SEC Staff Accounting Bulleting 118 allows the company to provide a provisional estimate of the impacts of the TCJA in its earnings for the fourth quarter and year ending December 31, 2017. Accordingly, based on currently available information, Verizon estimates that the enactment of the TCJA will result in a one-time reduction in net deferred income tax liabilities of approximately $16.8B, due primarily to the re-measurement of U.S. deferred tax liabilities at the lower 21% U.S. federal corporate income tax rate. This impact will be reflected in income from continuing operations which will increase the company's earnings for the fourth quarter and year ending December 31, 2017, but will not have any impact on the 2017 statement of cash flows. For the year ending December 31, 2017, the impact of the TCJA to Verizon's earnings per share is estimated to be approximately $4.10. At present, the company does not estimate any material impacts from either the repatriation tax or the implementation of the territorial tax system. In addition, given its present financial profile, Verizon expects to fully deduct interest expense under the present EBITDA test and in the future under the more restrictive EBIT test to be in effect after 4 years.

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With fewer likely buyers seen, Morgan Stanley cuts Dish to Equal Weight
As previously reported, Morgan Stanley analyst Benjamin Swinburne downgraded Dish Network (DISH) to Equal Weight from Overweight as he now sees fewer likely buyers of its assets than hoped. T-Mobile (TMUS) has acquired significant additional spectrum, reducing the potential for a Dish partnership, tax reform will help Verizon (VZ) as it moves further towards small cell deployments in lieu of adding new spectrum, and the FCC is also considering a new auction, Swinburne tells investors. Additionally, the DOJ challenge of AT&T's (T) Time Warner (TWX) deal suggests a more challenging M&A backdrop than assumed for AT&T, which he had viewed as potentially the most logical buyer of Dish's DBS assets, Swinburne added. With Dish beginning to spend on its network in 2018 to boot, Swinburne lowered his price target on the stock to $55 from $75.
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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. Under Armour (UA, UAA) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Macquarie with analyst Laurent Vasilescu citing weaker North America revenues, flat Connected Fitness revenues, international revenues of up 21% year-over-year, gross margin pressure, and higher SG&A assumptions. 2. Verizon (VZ) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at MoffettNathanson. 3. Lockheed Martin (LMT) and Rockwell Collins (COL) were downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo. 4. Spirit Airlines (SAVE) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel with analyst Joseph DeNardi saying he believes Spirit will benefit this year from an improving demand and revenue environment, but that its higher revenue risk relative to potential competitive responses to its expected capacity growth is not fully reflected in the stock at current levels. 5. Finisar (FNSR) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman Sachs with analyst Doug Clark saying risks of oversupply and competition are heating up in the optical component landscape. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
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Adtran price target lowered to $22 from $26 at Needham
Needham analyst Richard Valera lowered his price target on Adtran (ADTN) to $22 after the company's "sharply weaker" Q4 pre-announcement and a soft Q1 due to a slowdown at a "Tier 1 customer". Valera says the shortfall is likely the result of a stoppage at CenturyLink's (CTL) vectoring program. Longer term, the analyst keeps his Buy rating on Adtran, with other programs, such as NBN in Australia, AT&T (T) G.Fast, and a possible Verizon (VZ) NGPON win, ramping up in 2018.

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AMZN

Amazon.com

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