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DIS

Disney

$105.39

-4.42 (-4.03%)

, CMCSA

Comcast

$39.58

0.08 (0.20%)

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Disney still views Fox's 39% share of Sky as desirable, CNBC reports

Disney (DIS) still views Sky (SKYAY) as a desirable asset and shared ownership of the company is seen as less than ideal, sources familiar with the situation tell CNBC's David Faber after Comcast (CMCSA) announced a $31B bid for Sky. Disney has agreed to buy assets from 21st Century Fox (FOXA), including its current 39% share of Sky. Disney CEO Bob Iger declined to comment about Comcast's proposal, according to Reuters. Reference Link

DIS

Disney

$105.39

-4.42 (-4.03%)

CMCSA

Comcast

$39.58

0.08 (0.20%)

SKYAY

Sky

$61.60

-0.18 (-0.29%)

FOXA

21st Century Fox

$38.81

0.8 (2.10%)

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DIS Disney
$105.39

-4.42 (-4.03%)

02/27/18
RBCM
02/27/18
NO CHANGE
RBCM
RBC says 21st Century Fox may let Comcast go ahead without counter-bid for Sky
After Comcast (CMCSA) proposed a cash offer for Sky (SKYAY) at a 16% premium to 21st Century Fox's (FOX) existing takeover bid, RBC Capital analyst Steven Cahall said that while he does not "profess to know the minds of the Murdochs" on the matter, he is inclined to think that Fox may let Comcast go ahead with its bid as the deal will no longer be "financially opportunistic" as it would have been. Adding that he was surprised Disney's (DIS) original deal for Fox included the Sky stake, Cahall said he's also "inclined to say" that Disney management "can live without Sky" and that the story is "unchanged, and arguably cleaner," without Sky. The analyst, who contends that Disney and Fox are best off letting Comcast "swoop in on Sky," has a Top Pick rating on Disney and an Outperform rating on 21st Century Fox.
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
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.
02/08/18
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.
CMCSA Comcast
$39.58

0.08 (0.20%)

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".
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.
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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. 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.
SKYAY Sky
$61.60

-0.18 (-0.29%)

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JEFF
04/26/17
UPGRADE
JEFF
Buy
Sky upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies
Price target GBP 1,200p.
08/01/17
FBCO
08/01/17
NO CHANGE
Target $37
FBCO
Outperform
21st Century Fox, Sky deal to take longer to clear, says Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Omar Sheikh continues to believe the Sky (SKYAY) transaction will eventually receive full regulatory approval, but highlights there is an elevated risk to the deal if it is referred to the CMA, and at best an extended period before it gets cleared. Meanwhile, he believes the 2018 21st Century Fox (FOXA) organic equity story looks compelling, and reiterates an Outperform rating and $37 price target on the shares.
10/12/17
FBCO
10/12/17
NO CHANGE
Target $35
FBCO
Outperform
21st Century Fox price target lowered to $35 from $37 at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Omar Sheikh lowered his price target for 21st Century Fox (FOXA) to $35 from $37 ahead of Q1 earnings. The analyst notes that the key near-term headwinds are soft NFL ratings and the risk that the Sky (SKYAY) transaction is blocked by U.K. regulators. The analyst reiterates an Outperform rating on 21st Century Fox shares.
FOXA 21st Century Fox
$38.81

0.8 (2.10%)

01/22/18
ATLE
01/22/18
UPGRADE
ATLE
Overweight
21st Century Fox upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Atlantic Equities
02/27/18
CHLM
02/27/18
NO CHANGE
Target $50
CHLM
Buy
Nutrisystem price target lowered to $50 from $80 at Craig-Hallum
Craig-Hallum analyst Alex Fuhrman lowered his price target for Nutrisystem to $50 from $80, citing guidance below estimates as the company "uncharacteristically" overpaid for pre-bought ads on Fox News (FOXA) & CNN (TWX). The analyst reiterates a Buy rating on Nutrisystem's shares.

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