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VZ

Verizon

$48.80

-0.21 (-0.43%)

, T

AT&T

$37.36

0.31 (0.84%)

08:28
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08:28

Verizon initiated with a Buy at Guggenheim

Guggenheim analyst Mike McCormack initiated coverage of the Telecom Services space, naming T-Mobile (TMUS) as his Best Idea in the group, but stating that scale remains an advantage in wireless and he is also bullish on AT&T (T) and Verizon (VZ). He started Verizon with a Buy rating and $58 price target.

VZ

Verizon

$48.80

-0.21 (-0.43%)

T

AT&T

$37.36

0.31 (0.84%)

TMUS

T-Mobile

$64.55

-0.7 (-1.07%)

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VZ Verizon
$48.80

-0.21 (-0.43%)

02/28/18
02/28/18
UPGRADE

On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Viacom (VIA, VIAB) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Macquarie by analyst Tim Nollen, who told investors that the company has taken a decisive turn in strategy to re-set its distribution relationships and is in the early stages of a turnaround. Nollen believes Viacom can return to growth despite any merger outcome with CBS (CBS) and raised estimates on increased U.S. ad and affiliate revenue growth. 2. Tenet (THC) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James by analyst John Ransom to reflect management's efforts to reduce costs and sell assets. Ransom said the company is reducing debt and could generate $400M in annual free cash flow until its NOL runs out. 3. AB InBev (BUD) upgraded to Positive from Neutral at Susquehanna by analyst Pablo Zuanic, who said the recent weakness provided an attractive entry point as the company had a great January to September period of organic growth, he sees deal synergies with SAB, and he believes Q4 was just as good if not better than the same period a year ago. 4. Etsy (ETSY) upgraded to Buy at Roth Capital by analyst Darren Aftahi after a "strong" Q4 and citing growth reacceleration and margin expansion. 5. Verizon (VZ) 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.
02/14/18
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Target $9

Outperform
Calix upgraded to Outperform with $9 price target at Northland
As previously reported, Northland analyst Tim Savageaux upgraded Calix (CALX) to Outperform from Market Perform, stating that while its Q4 results missed expectations the company looks to have meaningfully addressed its operating expense and gross margin issues. While he expects slower growth as a ramp at Verizon (VZ) offsets weakness at CenturyLink (CTL), he estimates the company will turn from a loss to "solid profits" in FY18, Savageaux tells investors. He set a $9 price target on Calix shares.
02/28/18
MOFT
02/28/18
UPGRADE
MOFT
Buy
Verizon upgraded to Buy from Neutral at MoffettNathanson
03/07/18
NEED
03/07/18
NO CHANGE
Target $29
NEED
Buy
Ciena price target raised to $29 from $24 at Needham
Needham analyst Alex Henderson raised his price target on Ciena (CIEN) to $29 after the company's Q1 earnings beat, helped in part by its effective rate coming down to 26% from about 36%. The analyst expects about 22c of tax-related benefits for FY18 while also pointing to the company's stable Verizon (VZ) and AT&T (T) business, along with brighter opportunities in the cable and international segments. Henderson keeps his Buy rating on Ciena, also pointing to its discussion of two new sub-sea deals signed in January with trans-Pacific and trans-Atlantic cable systems.
T AT&T
$37.36

0.31 (0.84%)

02/26/18
COWN
02/26/18
NO CHANGE
COWN
NII Holdings rally warranted, says Cowen
Cowen analysts noted shares of NII Holdings (NIHD) spiked on Friday following headlines Brazil's Anatel has now formally proposed to increase spectrum caps. Cowen believes the rally in the shares was warranted as the proposal would allow any incumbent to acquire Nextel and would also allow AT&T (T) to acquire both Oi (OIBRQ) and Nextel. The firm said although risks remain, they believe a NII takeout in the $5-$10 range could come this year.
03/12/18
UBSW
03/12/18
UPGRADE
UBSW
Buy
Time Warner upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS
UBS analyst John Hodulik upgraded Time Warner (TWX) to Buy with an unchanged price target of $108. While the analyst expects the takeover by AT&T (T) to receive regulatory approval, he believes the current environment would make Time Warner's assets "highly attractive" to other media companies and Internet-based competitors were the deal to be blocked. He sees an "attractive 4-1 risk reward" for Time Warner shares. Hodulik notes the spread to the AT&T offer is 12%, or 35% annualized.
03/13/18
GUGG
03/13/18
INITIATION
Target $42
GUGG
Buy
AT&T initiated with a Buy at Guggenheim
Guggenheim analyst Mike McCormack initiated coverage of the Telecom Services space, naming T-Mobile (TMUS) as his Best Idea in the group, but stating that scale remains an advantage in wireless and he is also bullish on AT&T (T) and Verizon (VZ). He started AT&T with a Buy rating and $42 price target.
TMUS T-Mobile
$64.55

-0.7 (-1.07%)

03/13/18
GUGG
03/13/18
INITIATION
Target $80
GUGG
Buy
T-Mobile initiated with a Buy at Guggenheim
Guggenheim analyst Mike McCormack initiated coverage of the Telecom Services space, naming T-Mobile as his Best Idea in the group, noting that it has added about 12.2M subscribers in the last 3 years by taking share, which he sees as "the only driver of meaningful growth for the industry." He started T-Mobile with a Buy rating and $80 price target.
03/08/18
MSCO
03/08/18
NO CHANGE
Target $74
MSCO
Overweight
T-Mobile likely to announce 'major' increase to buyback, says Morgan Stanley
Following T-Mobile CFO Braxton Carter's presentation at the firm's conference yesterday, Morgan Stanley analyst Simon Flannery said he expects T-Mobile will announce a "major" increase in its stock repurchase program with its Q1 earnings report in early May. He thinks the company could announce a total three year buyback of $7.5B-$12B, including $1.5B already underway, which he notes would be equivalent to 14%-22% of the current market cap. The market was "underwhelmed" by the original $1.5B repurchase program and absent an update he thinks the stock could trade below $60. However, he thinks the stock could trade closer to $70 if the buyback is near $12B, or significant enough to reduce the float by more than 50%. Flannery maintains an Overweight rating and $74 price target on T-Mobile shares.
02/09/18
RAJA
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UPGRADE
RAJA
Strong Buy
T-Mobile upgraded to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James
02/13/18
02/13/18
NO CHANGE

AT&T the first carrier to offer BOGO deal for iPhone X, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst Jennifer Fritzsche noted that AT&T (T) is the first cell phone carrier to offer a Buy One Get One Free, or BOGO, promotion on the Apple (AAPL) iPhone X, and highlighted that the deal has no requirement regarding new customers or trading in old devices. She said it is unclear if any other carrier will match the deal, although she noted that Verizon (VZ) and T-Mobile (TMUS) had attractive deals, although no true BOGO deal. Fritzsche also mentioned that AT&T has the "largest embedded base of iPhone users to protect," as it had iPhone exclusivity until 2011. Fritzsche has an Outperform rating and $48 price target on AT&T shares.

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EQT

EQT Corporation

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EQGP Holdings

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