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CBS

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-0.62 (-1.14%)

, VIAB

Viacom

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-0.01 (-0.04%)

07:57
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CBS shares likely return to mid-$60's with no merger, says Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo analyst Marci Ryvicker sees three potential paths unfolding for CBS (CBS) and Viacom (VIAB). The first being CBS remaining a standalone company with Les Moonves in charge. In this scenario the analyst sees CBS shares re-rating to $64, but ultimately being worth $78, and Viacom retreating to $26.50, but being worth $35-$39. The second scenario has CBS and Viacom merging with Moonves in charge. Under this, the new CBS is worth $55 per share with Viacom taken out at $32, Ryvicker tells investors in a research note. Her third scenario has CBS and Viacom merging with Bob Bakish in charge. The analyst values the new CBS at $44 per share in this scenario. At this point, Ryvicker favors a go-it-alone strategy for CBS. She also likes what Bakish is doing at Viacom. The analyst keeps Market Perform rating on both stocks, however, citing the lack of visibility on the outcome or timing.

CBS

CBS

$53.81

-0.62 (-1.14%)

VIAB

Viacom

$28.26

-0.01 (-0.04%)

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SBSH
05/15/18
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Target $66
SBSH
Buy
Citi drops likelihood of CBS-Viacom merger to 25% from 50%
Citi analyst Jason Bazinet dropped his likelihood of a CBS (CBS), Viacom (VIAB) merger to 25% from 50% after CBS filed a Delaware lawsuit asking for a restraining order to prevent Shari Redstone from interfering with a special CBS board meeting. The analyst now sees a lower chance of CBS acquiring Viacom. As such, he increased his price target for CBS shares to $66 from $61 and lowered his price target for Viacom shares to $29 from $30.
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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. Gap (GPS) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Telsey Advisory. 2. CBS (CBS) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Bernstein with the firm saying it views the probability of a CBS-Viacom (VIAB) re-merger as close to zero, for many years to come. 3. Ulta Beauty (ULTA) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer with analyst Rupesh Parikh saying he still sees the potential for more gains and outperformance from current levels. 4. Valeant (VRX) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Mizuho with analyst Irina Koffler saying adjusting individual product growth estimates has made her more constructive on Valeant's turnaround story. 5. Scotts Miracle-Gro (SMG) upgraded to Buy from Hold at SunTrust with analyst William Chappell saying he believes the bottom in the stock price has been reached, leading to its usual "counter seasonal trend of outperformance" given that the stock has outperformed the S&P500 from June to January in the past 11 of 15 years. 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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BOFA
05/17/18
DOWNGRADE
BOFA
Neutral
CBS downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill
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DOWNGRADE
Target $58

Neutral
CBS downgraded to Neutral on lawsuit overhang at BofA/Merrill
As previously reported, BofA/Merrill downgraded CBS to Neutral from Buy and cut its price target to $58 from $78. Analyst Jessica Reif said the lawsuit brought by CBS and the special committee alleging a breach of fiduciary duty by the National Amusements Inc. is a significant overhang for shares and will constrain outperformance until a ruling. Further, Reif sees increased risk that CEO Leslie Moonves could leave the company, which would elevate execution risk.
VIAB Viacom
$28.26

-0.01 (-0.04%)

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KEYB
04/03/18
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KEYB
Sector Weight
KeyBanc would likely view Viacom acquisition by CBS favorably
KeyBanc analyst Andy Hargreaves notes that news reports suggest an all-stock offer for Viacom (VIAB) by CBS (CBS) is imminent. The analyst believes this would create earnings growth potential through cost synergies in excess of what CBS standalone is capable of and could increase the likelihood of monetizing Viacom-owned assets through disposition. Hargreaves views the near-term risk/reward on CBS as positive and would likely view a deal favorably. He reiterates a Sector Weight rating on CBS shares.
04/30/18
BARD
04/30/18
NO CHANGE
Target $33
BARD
Neutral
Twitter's new partnerships highlight 'growing relevance,' says Baird
Disney's (DIS) and Viacom's (VIAB) announced live content/streaming partnerships with Twitter (TWTR) highlight Twitter's "growing relevance as a distribution platform," Baird analyst Colin Sebastian tells investors in a research note. He believes the partnerships should provide tailwinds for Twitter's video advertising business. Video accounts for greater than 50% of Twitter ad revenue and is its fastest growing ad format, Sebastian points out. The analyst says Disney and Viacom represent two of the company's biggest partnership wins to-date. He keeps a Neutral rating on Twitter with a $30 price target. The stock closed the trading day up 4.5% to $30.31.
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SPHN
05/07/18
NO CHANGE
Target $58
SPHN
Equal Weight
CBS-Viacom deal could work at Class B shareholders' expense, says Stephens
Stifel analyst Kyle Evans contends that CBS (CBS) posted the kind of quarter that should fundamentally separate the company from many media peers. However, he said there is no more clarity following its report on whether its Class A shareholders will push for a combination with Viacom (VIAB) that "undermines Class B holders." Evans lowered his price target on CBS to $58 from $64 and maintains an Equal Weight rating on the stock.

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