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TRNC

Tronc

$16.46

0.21 (1.29%)

, APO

Apollo Global

$29.79

-0.02 (-0.07%)

06:35
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Apollo eyeing acquisition of Tronc, NY Post reports

Leon Black's Apollo Global (APO) is eyeing an acquisition of Tronc (TRNC) as talks to sell the company's Los Angeles Times and San Diego Union-Tribune newspapers have stalled, The New York Post reports. According to sources, Apollo has commenced talks with the management team at Tronc along with a few other potential acquirers that include "at least one media company." Reference Link

TRNC

Tronc

$16.46

0.21 (1.29%)

APO

Apollo Global

$29.79

-0.02 (-0.07%)

  • 03

    May

TRNC Tronc
$16.46

0.21 (1.29%)

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SIDC
01/17/18
INITIATION
Target $25
SIDC
Buy
tronc initiated with a Buy at Sidoti
Sidoti initiated tronc with a Buy and $25 price target saying is making progress managing costs and improving content, to offset steady consumption declines in the newsprint industry.
02/05/18
NBLE
02/05/18
DOWNGRADE
NBLE
Hold
tronc downgraded to Hold from Buy at Noble Financial
02/05/18
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DOWNGRADE

Hold
tronc downgraded to Hold on valuation at Noble Financial
As previously reported, Noble Financial analyst Michael Kupinski downgraded tronc to Hold from Buy on valuation after the stock advanced about 27% in 2017. While he thinks cost cutting initiatives are likely to continue, those efforts will be challenged by the LA Times unionization and if Canadian newsprint tariffs are implemented, Kupinski tells in investors. He also believes it is likely that the company will seek acquisitions to use some of the over $380M currently on its balance sheet.
03/12/18
NBLE
03/12/18
UPGRADE
NBLE
Buy
Tronc upgraded to Buy from Hold at Noble Financial
Noble Financial analyst Michael Kupinski upgraded Tronc to Buy with a $19 price target following the Q4 report saying downside risk is limited following the recent drop in shares.
APO Apollo Global
$29.79

-0.02 (-0.07%)

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SBSH
01/19/18
NO CHANGE
SBSH
Citi gets more selective on Asset Managers after recent rally
Citi analyst William Katz moved to an "increasingly selective stance" across Brokers & Asset Managers following the recent rally in the sector. The analyst prefers to take some money off the after tax reform drove an increase in share prices. The analyst downgraded to Hold from Buy shares of Charles Schwab (SCHW), Invesco (IVZ) and Apollo Global (APO). He also upgraded Affiliated Managers (AMG) to Buy from Hold citing improving earnings quality and capital management flexibility. Katz upped his price target for Affiliated Managers to $250 from $215.
01/30/18
MSCO
01/30/18
NO CHANGE
MSCO
Morgan Stanley says Ares may be first, Apollo may gain most from C-corp convert
Morgan Stanley analyst Michael Cyprys said he sees an opportunity for Alternative Asset Managers to unlock value by converting to C-corps, as shifting from a partnership structure could help alleviate some tax reporting complexities and expand the universe of eligible investors. He sees Ares Management (ARES) as possibly the first to convert and expects a potential announcement or indications of management's intentions about a conversion when the company reports earnings on February 15. While Ares may be first, Cyprys sees Apollo Global (APO) as potentially being able to unlock the most value from a conversion, with 26% near-term upside possible if the shares re-rate. He sees a less favorable conversion scenario for asset managers with lower taxes and/or greater exposure to performance fees, including KKR (KKR), Carlyle Group (CG) and Blackstone (BX), Cyprys tells investors.
03/12/18
SBSH
03/12/18
UPGRADE
Target $40
SBSH
Buy
Apollo Global upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi
Citi analyst William Katz upgraded Apollo Global Management to Buy while trimming his price target for the shares to $40 from $41.50.
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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.

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