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$34.82

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Time Warner

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AT&T CEO calls Time Warner merger a 'vision deal,' WSJ says

AT&T (T) CEO Randall Stephenson took the stand on Thursday to defend his company's proposed takeover of Time Warner (TWX), calling it a "vision deal" that was crucial for AT&T to compete in a quickly changing digital-media landscape, the Wall Street Journal reports. Stephenson told U.S. District Judge Richard Leon that Time Warner "met all the needs" his company was looking for, the report says. The AT&T CEO testified shortly after noon, explaining his long history with the telecommunications giant and how he came to believe the company needed to own an entity like Time Warner, the report notes. Reference Link

T

AT&T

$34.82

-0.4 (-1.14%)

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Time Warner

$96.57

-0.54 (-0.56%)

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T AT&T
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PIVT
04/17/18
DOWNGRADE
Target $105
PIVT
Hold
Time Warner downgraded to Hold from Buy at Pivotal Research
Pivotal Research analyst Brian Wieser downgraded Time Warner (TWX) to Hold and lowered his price target for the shares to $105 from $108. The stock's value is driven by current trading levels of AT&T (T) under a presumption that the sale of the company goes through, Wieser tells investors in a research note.
04/12/18
NOMU
04/12/18
NO CHANGE
Target $48
NOMU
Buy
CommScope price target raised to $48 from $42 at Nomura Instinet
Nomura Instinet analyst Jeffrey Kvaal raised his price target for CommScope (COMM) to $48 saying "rapidly increasing" AT&T (T) FirstNet spending will lift the company's 2018 revenues "easily above consensus expectations." FirstNet represents a "rare inflection in a typically methodical story," Kvaal tells investors in a research note. He keeps a Buy rating on CommScope.
04/12/18
OPCO
04/12/18
NO CHANGE
OPCO
T-Mobile, Sprint merger logic, still difficult to consummate, says Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Timothy Horan notes that The Wall Street Journal reported on revived preliminary merger talks after T-Mobile (TMUS)/Sprint (S) ended previous M&A discussions five months ago. The analyst believes a merger offers long-term value for both companies through better scale and synergies, but friction will center on control, relative valuation and regulatory approval concessions, which need to be agreed upon up-front. Ultimately, Horan thinks the industry will consolidate to four large companies that will all offer a quad-play service, one possibility being T-Mobile/Sprint, AT&T (T), Verizon (VZ)/Dish (DISH) and a combination of the cable companies/wireless assets.
04/11/18
JEFF
04/11/18
NO CHANGE
JEFF
T-Mobile, Sprint deal has more hurdles than AT&T, Time Warner, says Jefferies
A horizontal merger between T-Mobile (TMUS) and Sprint (S) poses more significant regulatory hurdles than the contested AT&T (T), Time Warner (TWX) deal does, Jefferies analyst Scott Goldman tells investors in a research note after the Wall Street Journal reported the two companies are again in merger talks. The analyst believes potential regulatory remedies could include meaningful spectrum divestitures. With that said, he thinks the combined company would create "meaningful accretion," with free cash flow per share nearly 30% higher in year three. Using multiple analysis, Goldman thinks T-Mobile shares could be worth more than $88 in a deal scenario. The stock closed yesterday up 3.4% to $63.13. Further, the analyst recommends buying the tower stocks on yesterday's selloff given his view of significant regulatory hurdles for a Sprint, T-Mobile deal. He has Buy ratings on American Tower (AMT), Crown Castle (CCI) and SBA Communications (SBAC).
TWX Time Warner
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WELS
03/23/18
NO CHANGE
Target $40
WELS
Outperform
AT&T price target lowered to $40 from $48 Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst Jennifer Fritzsche lowered her price target for AT&T (T) to $40 from $48 given recent volatility and uncertainty around Time Warner (TWX) path. Nonetheless, the analyst reiterates an Outperform rating on AT&T shares and believes Q1 2018 will represent the second consecutive quarter of positive handset ads for the company.
03/19/18
JEFF
03/19/18
UPGRADE
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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