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Verizon

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Verizon CEO says 'actions outspeak anybody's speculation' on company plans

Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam, while being interviewed on CNBC, said the company's plans are built around a focus on digital and 5G and that the company's "actions outspeak anybody's speculation" about what the company will do next.

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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. Verizon (VZ) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan with analyst Philip Cusick saying after a meeting with CEO Lowell McAdam, he has a better understanding that Verizon's "organic approach to wireless has the company on an increasingly stable footing." 2. Mosaic (MOS) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital with analyst Andrew Wong saying that it is "hard to ignore the improving undercurrents in both phosphate and potash markets." 3. Ultragenyx (RARE) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays with analyst Gena Wang saying she thinks a higher price target for Crysvita could drive upside to revenue growth expectations. 4. U.S. Bancorp (USB) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi with analyst Keith Horowitz saying now is an opportune time to build positions in the stock after three years of significant underperformance. 5. AMC Networks (AMCX) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Gabelli with the firm saying it remains an excelling company with opportunities to leverage its recent programming momentum into increased advertising and affiliate fees. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
05/11/18
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After meeting with CEO, JPMorgan upgrades Verizon to Overweight
JPMorgan analyst Philip Cusick upgraded Verizon Communications to Overweight from Neutral with an unchanged price target of $58. The shares closed yesterday up 81c to $47.20. After meeting with CEO Lowell McAdam, Cusick says he has a better understanding that Verizon's "organic approach to wireless has the company on an increasingly stable footing." Further, the analyst believes Verizon's 5G opportunity "will start to crystallize in the next few months." Cusick expects the company's revenue to stabilize and notes the stock is down 11% this year. The analyst is positive on the 5% dividend yield and "free 5G optionality."
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Verizon upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Philip Cusick upgraded Verizon Communications to Overweight with a $58 price target. The shares at current levels offer a 5% yield and a "free option" on 5G, Cusick tells investors in a research note.
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Morgan Stanley discusses T-Mobile deal implications for competitors, towers
After T-Mobile (TMUS) and Sprint (S) announced a merger agreement, Morgan Stanley analyst Simon Flannery said that while the $43B in estimated synergies is "impressive," the key question is how likely is it that the companies can gain regulatory approval. On competition, he thinks the deal may contribute to a more benign competitive environment in the near-term and that AT&T (T) and Verizon (VZ) could benefit from market consolidation, though he adds that the new T-Mobile would be a formidable competitor in new areas such as 5G and fixed broadband. Flannery added that the deal will be an overhang on tower and fiber providers, noting that part of their $4B in annual network synergies involves a reduction in tower counts from 110,000 to 85,000 over time. However, the analyst said he would expect much more gear to be deployed on each tower and small cells will still expand to 50,000 from 10,000. Tower operators include American Tower (AMT), Crown Castle (CCI) and SBA Communications (SBAC), which are all lower in pre-market trading.

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