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DIS

Disney

$104.60

0.48 (0.46%)

, FOX

21st Century Fox

$36.18

-0.01 (-0.03%)

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Fox withdraws from premium video on demand talks amid Disney deal, WSJ says

Hollywood's efforts to shorten the time between theatrical movie releases and home availability have been dropped as a result of Disney's (DIS) deal to acquire most of 21st Century Fox (FOX, FOXA), the Wall Street Journal reports, citing people with knowledge of the matter. Fox had been in talks with Comcast's (CMCSA, CMCSK) Universal Pictures, Time Warner's (TWX) Warner Bros. and major theater chains about the timeline for premium video on demand but has since withdrawn from the negotiations amid the Disney deal. Reference Link

DIS

Disney

$104.60

0.48 (0.46%)

FOX

21st Century Fox

$36.18

-0.01 (-0.03%)

FOXA

21st Century Fox

$36.55

-0.03 (-0.08%)

CMCSA

Comcast

$39.43

0.47 (1.21%)

CMCSK

Comcast

$58.00

(0.00%)

TWX

Acquired by T

$94.52

0.21 (0.22%)

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DIS Disney
$104.60

0.48 (0.46%)

02/07/18
HDLY
02/07/18
NO CHANGE
Target $134
HDLY
Long-Term Buy
Disney price target raised to $134 from $128 at Hilliard Lyons
Hilliard Lyons analyst Jeffrey Thomison raised his price target on Disney (DIS) shares to $134 after the company's "encouraging" Q1 results, stating that he believes each operating segment has growth potential over the next few years and he views the pending deal for 21st Century Fox (FOXA) assets as a long-term positive. He maintains a Long-Term Buy rating on Disney.
02/07/18
MSCO
02/07/18
NO CHANGE
Target $130
MSCO
Overweight
Disney risks stabilizing while OTT opportunity grows, says Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Benjamin Swinburne noted that ESPN sub losses were stable to slightly better than the prior quarter for a second quarter in a row, while the emergence of Virtual Multichannel Video Programming Distributors and the benefit of renewals set the network up for improved results even before the benefit of the direct-to-consumer app. While the impact of lost third-party licensing as a result of a pivot to over-the-top won't be clear for a while, Swinburne thinks leaning towards OTT is likely the right strategic move, he added. He maintains an Overweight rating on Disney with a $130 price target.
02/07/18
RILY
02/07/18
NO CHANGE
Target $125
RILY
Neutral
Disney price target raised to $125 from $122 at B. Riley FBR
B. Riley FBR analyst Barton Crockett raised his price target for Disney to $125 citing an improved mix shift to theme parks following last night's results. He believes this deserves a higher multiple but keeps a Neutral rating on Disney shares.
02/08/18
BMOC
02/08/18
NO CHANGE
Target $95
BMOC
Underperform
Disney price target raised to $95 from $90 at BMO Capital
BMO Capital analyst Daniel Salmon raised his price target on Disney to $95, noting a Q1 earnings beat, strong performance in Parks segment, and the upcoming launch of ESPN+. The analyst keeps his Underperform rating however, warning that shares could retest the bottom of recent range as the positive initial "virtual multichannel video programming distributor" impact fades.
FOX 21st Century Fox
$36.18

-0.01 (-0.03%)

12/13/17
FBNS
12/13/17
NO CHANGE
FBNS
FBN says Fox could be worth over $42 per share with Disney deal
With multiple media report indicating that Disney (DIS) is close to finalizing a deal to buy most of 21st Century Fox's (FOX) assets and operations, FBN Securities analyst Robert Routh is estimating that Fox shares could have a "real value" of $42.46 based on what has been reported on the likely deal. This estimate is before considering taxes and taking into account that Disney shares will likely rise after a deal is confirmed, said Routh, who does not officially cover either Disney or Fox.
12/13/17
BTIG
12/13/17
NO CHANGE
BTIG
Disney, Fox deal may be a near-term positive for Netflix, BTIG says
Commenting on Disney's (DIS) deal with Fox (FOX; FOXA) and its potential implications, BTIG's Richard Greenfield notes that the knee jerk reaction he hears across the investment world is the former is buying the later to build their "Netflix killer." Greenfield "strongly disagrees" with this viewpoint, saying that if Disney wanted to build a Netflix competitor it should be eliminating its stock buyback and aggressively investing in content that has no legacy media strings attached. Further, the Disney/Fox transaction is likely a near-to-intermediate term positive for Netflix, he argues, adding that both companies will be tied up in a 12 month or more regulatory review process with thousands of executives in limbo pending the closing of the transaction.
12/18/17
UBSW
12/18/17
NO CHANGE
Target $122
UBSW
Buy
Disney deal for Fox fits both strategically and financially, says UBS
UBS analyst John Hodulik said Disney's (DIS) deal for Fox (FOXA) strengthens its asset base amid the evolving media landscape and fits well both strategically and financially. He believes the deal enhances Disney's growth trajectory and will be accretive to 2020 free cash flow while helping it widen its appeal and target audience. Hodulik reiterated his Buy rating and $122 price target on Disney shares.
01/28/18
PIPR
01/28/18
NO CHANGE
PIPR
Growth of sports rights may be coming down, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Stan Meyers says he is starting to see some evidence that the growth of sports rights may be coming down toward a more reasonable rate. The analyst notes that only CBS (CBS), Fox (FOXA) and NBC (CMCSK; CMCSA) submitted bids for Thursday Night Football rights, with CBS and NBC submitting bids below their current rate of $450M per year, and Fox making a higher bid for the rights, in a likely effort to establish itself as a "live sports and news" network in the wake of selling a majority of assets to Disney (DIS). On the digital side, Facebook (FB) declined to make an offer for digital streaming rights to TNF, while Amazon (AMZN), which paid $50M this year, and Twitter (TWTR), which paid $10M last year did submit bids.
FOXA 21st Century Fox
$36.55

-0.03 (-0.08%)

01/10/18
BOFA
01/10/18
NO CHANGE
Target $144
BOFA
Buy
Disney price target raised to $144 from $130 at BofA/Merrill
BofA/Merrill analyst Jessica Reif Cohen raised her price target for Disney (DIS) to $144 from $130 as she believes it offers a "solid" catalyst pipeline for upside potential in 2018/2019, driven by a strong film release slate, a potential spring analyst event to discuss direct-to-consumer strategy, the opening of Toy Story Land, DTC/Hulu, and accelerating buybacks ahead of its pending 21st Century Fox (FOXA) acquisition. The analyst also projects Disney's Q1 will reflect healthy Studio and Theme Park trends, partially offset by unfavorable comps at Consumer Products and ratings headwinds/streaming investments Media Networks. Cohen reiterates a Buy rating on Disney's shares.
01/16/18
RILY
01/16/18
UPGRADE
Target $46
RILY
Buy
21st Century Fox upgraded to Buy from Neutral at B. Riley FBR
B. Riley FBR analyst Barton Crockett upgraded 21st Century Fox to Buy and raised his price target for the shares to $46 from $38. The analyst raised his estimates and price targets across the entire media sector reflect the benefits of tax reform.
01/22/18
ATLE
01/22/18
UPGRADE
ATLE
Overweight
21st Century Fox upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Atlantic Equities
CMCSA Comcast
$39.43

0.47 (1.21%)

01/18/18
MOFT
01/18/18
NO CHANGE
Target $52
MOFT
Buy
Comcast price target raised to $52 from $45 at MoffettNathanson
MoffettNathanson analyst Craig Moffett raised Comcast's price target to $52 from $45 citing tax reform benefits.
01/18/18
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Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Symantec (SYMC) downgraded to Underperform from Hold at Jefferies with analyst John DiFucci saying the company's current guidance is not achievable and the stock will rerate lower upon investor realization. 2. Juno Therapeutics (JUNO) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citi with analyst Robyn Karnauskas saying Juno could be worth $110 per share in a takeover. 3. Comcast (CMCSA) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Nomura Instinet with analyst Jeffrey Kvaal saying the company faces "heightened challenges" with over-the-top services driving declines in linear video and broadband growth likely to slow. 4. First Solar (FSLR) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Guggenheim with analyst Sophie Karp citing valuation and limited near-term catalysts. 5. Chevron (CVX) downgraded to Hold from Buy at HSBC. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
01/25/18
RHCO
01/25/18
NO CHANGE
Target $50
RHCO
Buy
Comcast price target raised to $50 from $45 at SunTrust
SunTrust analyst Greg Miller raised his price target on Comcast to $50 and kept his Buy rating after "solid" Q4 earnings, citing a more aggressive cash repatriation and encouraging guidance. Miller notes that while cable results were slightly below estimates, NBCU saw more "top-line momentum" and Xfinity wireless continued to gain subscribers. The analyst says he is bullish on the company's ability to grow and "generate significant free cash".
CMCSK Comcast
$58.00

(0.00%)

01/09/18
MSCO
01/09/18
NO CHANGE
Target $50
MSCO
Overweight
Comcast price target raised to $50 on tax reform benefits at Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Benjamin Swinburne raised his FY18 and FY19 EPS estimates for Comcast, each by 20%, calling it the "big tax winner" as he views the company specifically, and cable in general, as among the largest tax reform beneficiaries in the market. The analyst, who also cites expectations for strong organic growth in its Cable segment and the benefits of this being both an Olympics and Super Bowl year at NBC in supporting his view that Comcast can outperform in 2018, raised his price target on the stock to $50 from $44 and keeps an Overweight rating on the name.
12/11/17
BTIG
12/11/17
NO CHANGE
BTIG
BTIG says Comcast could pay 'significantly' more for Fox assets than Disney
BTIG analyst Richard Greenfield said earlier in a note to investors that he believes Comcast (CMCSA) could pay "significantly more" for the assets that Fox (FOXA) is reportedly looking to sell than could Disney (DIS). He also believes Comcast could have a better chance of securing regulatory approval for a deal if they are willing to spin off all of the regional sports networks that a combined entity would own.
01/11/18
PIPR
01/11/18
NO CHANGE
Target $25
PIPR
Overweight
Piper confident TiVo can renew with Comcast as legal fight continues
After TiVo (TIVO) reported that it has filed new lawsuits against Comcast (CMCSA) and said it plans to further a prior ITC court win, Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Olson said he believes these additional suits are intended to show that TiVo is not backing down in its legal battle. The analyst, who said he has a high degree of confidence in the company successfully renewing with Comcast, keeps his Overweight rating and $25 price target on TiVo shares.
TWX Acquired by T
$94.52

0.21 (0.22%)

01/31/18
MOFT
01/31/18
UPGRADE
MOFT
Buy
Time Warner upgraded to Buy from Neutral at MoffettNathanson
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01/31/18
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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. Foot Locker (FL) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer with analyst Anna Andreeva saying with Nike's (NKE) "onset" of innovation and adidas' (ADDYY) ongoing momentum, Foot Locker is poised to stabilize as 2018 unfolds. 2. American Airlines (AAL) and United Continental (UAL) were upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Bernstein. 3. Biogen (BIIB) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS with analyst Carter Gould saying the market is underappreciating Biogen's pipeline opportunity and the potential for additional assets to be added through acquisitions. 4. Autoliv (ALV) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Baird with analyst David Leiker saying the core business appears to be at the inflection of delivering on strong market share gains from airbag recalls. 5. Time Warner (TWX) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at MoffettNathanson. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
02/02/18
DBAB
02/02/18
NO CHANGE
Target $114
DBAB
Buy
Deutsche ups Time Warner target to $114 on higher standalone value
Deutsche Bank analyst Bryan Kraft raised his 12-month stand alone valuation for Time Warner (TWX) to $114 from $109 to reflect the company's "stronger than anticipated" 2018 guidance and a lower than expected tax rate. The analyst also sees "attractive upside" in a takeover scenario, whether its the pending deal with AT&T (T) or another suitor should that deal break. He keeps a Buy rating on Time Warner.
02/13/18
MACQ
02/13/18
NO CHANGE
Target $1750
MACQ
Outperform
Amazon's Twitch aggregate viewership continues to rise, says Macquarie
Macquarie analyst Benjamin Schachter says Amazon's (AMZN) Twitch aggregate viewership continues to rise, and Twitch is now bigger than CNN (TWX). While eSports as a whole is becoming a more concrete opportunity, the analyst notes that which games and genres will be the most popular/viewed eSports over time is unclear. Schachter also highlights that the Overwatch League launched to peak views of over 408K and over 10M unique viewers across the opening week, and that display ads on Amazon properties like Twitch are meaningful contributors to Other revenue, which grew 58% to $4.65B in 2017. He reiterates an Outperform rating and $1,750 price target on Amazon's shares.

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