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TWX

Acquired by T

$94.80

-1.48 (-1.54%)

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Notable time spread in TimeWarner

Notable time spread in TimeWarner. The stock down $1.60 to $94.68 and 12K Apr - Jul 95 put spreads bought for $3.10. Both legs open and the position expresses the view that shares will likely hold above $95 through the April expiration in 32 days (stock was at $95.15 at the time of the trade), but then come under pressure through mid-July. The position is being opened as a trial related to the merger with AT&T (T) gets underway Monday.

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TWX Acquired by T
$94.80

-1.48 (-1.54%)

03/12/18
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03/12/18
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Netflix growth and pricing power persist, says RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Steven Cahall writes that Netflix is a "gold standard" in content value for consumer, resolving its subscriber issues that alarmed investors just over a year ago. Cahall contends that the company still has growth potential, with estimated 99M Pay TV U.S. household market vs. the company's current 55M U.S. subscriber count. The analyst also points to the "pricing power" of Netflix relative to the competition, stating that the U.S. user engagement of about 124 minutes per day is greater than any other standalone platform and amounts to about $0.003 per watched minute compared to Premium Networks like HBO, Showtime, and Starz are "500%-800% more expensive to watch on a per-minute basis". Moreover, Cahall believes the company is proving itself in the international markets category, where it generated its first positive annual contribution margin in 2017. The analyst estimates that Netflix could have up to $20 in EPS power in the next 5 years, with its stock price rising to as high as $600 per share under a 20-30-times PE valuation.
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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. Time Warner (TWX) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS with analyst John Hodulik saying while he 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. 2. Carlyle Group (CG) and Apollo Global (APO) were upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi. 3. Merck (MRK) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Leerink with analyst Seamus Fernandez saying Keytruda will continue to dominate the first-line non-small cell lung cancer market. 4. SAP (SAP) upgraded to Outperform from In Line at Evercore ISI with analyst Stewart Materne III saying that he believes the risk/reward is more attractive at current levels following the stock's 6% pullback. 5. Aratana Therapeutics (PETX) upgraded to Buy on valuation at CL King with the firm citing favorable risk/reward. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
03/15/18
LOOP
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INITIATION
Target $107.5
LOOP
Buy
Time Warner initiated with a Buy at Loop Capital
Loop Capital analyst Alan Gould started Time Warner (TWX) with a Buy rating and $107.50 price target. The analyst believes acquisition by AT&T (T) will go through and that Time Warner shareholders will receive the $107.50 per share, a 12% return over the next two months. If the deal does not go through, Gould believes there is limited downside risk in Time Warner and thinks other interested parties would emerge.
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JEFF
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Target $82
JEFF
Buy
Amdocs upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Ramsey El-Assal upgraded Amdocs (DOX) to Buy and raised his price target for the shares to $82 from $70. Past mergers suggest that the AT&T (T) spend slowdown related to its acquisition of Time Warner (TWX) is only temporary, El-Assal tells investors in a research note. He believes a recovery is "on the horizon regardless of whether the merger is approved or not." The analyst sees upside to fiscal 2019 estimates for Amdocs.

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