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07:14
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06/14
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07:14

Disney likely to top bid for Fox entertainment assets, says Oppenheimer

Oppenheimer analyst Timothy Horan notes that Comcast (CMCSA) has bid $65B for a cash offer for Fox's (FOXA) entertainment assets, a 19% premium to Disney's offer (DIS). The analyst believes it does make strategic/financial sense, and Comcast has a great track record on acquisitions. Further, Horan thinks a joint NBC/Fox would be a content powerhouse while expanding the company's presence in Europe with Sky (SKYAY), and slashing OTT video risk. Nonetheless, the analyst believes Disney is likely to top the bid. He reiterates an Outperform rating and $42 price target on Comcast's shares.

CMCSK

Comcast

$0.00

(0.00%)

CMCSA

Comcast

$32.31

-0.08 (-0.25%)

DIS

Disney

$106.31

2 (1.92%)

FOXA

21st Century Fox

$43.67

3.15 (7.77%)

SKYAY

Sky

$0.00

(0.00%)

CMCSK Comcast
$0.00

(0.00%)

06/13/18
06/13/18
DOWNGRADE

On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Square (SQ) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Buckingham with analyst Chris Brendler saying he is taking a "breather" following the year-to-date share outperformance but raised his price target to $65 from $55. 2. Yelp (YELP) downgraded to Sell from Hold at Aegis. 3. AT&T (T) was downgraded to Sell from Neutral at MoffettNathanson while Time Warner (TWX) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at the firm. Time Warner was also downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Barrington. 4. Comcast (CMCSA) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James. 5. Advaxis (ADXS) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
06/13/18
KEYB
06/13/18
NO CHANGE
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Comcast might make competitive offer for Fox soon, says KeyBanc
KeyBanc analyst Brandon Nispel notes that Judge Richard Leon ruled in favor of AT&T (T), without condition, in a suit brought against it by the Department of Justice over its acquisition of Time Warner (TWX). The analyst believes this decision could drive additional media M&A expectations and thinks a formal offer by Comcast (CMCSA; CMCSK) for 21st Century Fox (FOXA) can come as soon as today. Nispel believes 21st Century Fox is the last of the scaled media companies, which makes it appropriate for Comcast to aggressively pursue the company. Additionally, the analyst does not see Verizon (VZ) as a likely buyer of traditional media assets
06/13/18
OPCO
06/13/18
NO CHANGE
OPCO
Perform
Comcast may offer 25% premium to Disney for Fox, says Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Timothy Horan notes that a U.S. District Court Judge approved AT&T's (T) acquisition of Time Warner (TWX), with no conditions, stating the Department of Justice did not prove the merger would harm competition. The judge also stated he would deny any requests by the DoJ to stay the decision, and as such, the companies are free to close the deal even if the ruling is appealed, he adds. The analyst expects Comcast (CMCSA; CMCSK) will now offer a 25% premium to Disney (DIS) for Fox (FOXA). Horan has a Perform rating on AT&T shares.
06/01/18
RBCM
06/01/18
NO CHANGE
Target $360
RBCM
Outperform
RBC Capital backs Outperform rating on Netflix post U.S., international surveys
RBC Capital analyst Mark Mahaney reiterated an Outperform rating and $360 price target on Netflix (NFLX) shares following "positive" results from surveys in the U.S., France and German that found higher satisfaction trends, a rising willingness to pay for streaming content and high penetration levels. In the U.S., Mahaney noted that the survey found 55% of respondents watch Netflix, a significant lead over YouTube (GOOGL), Amazon (AMZN) and Hulu (DIS, CMCSA, TWX), adding that while Amazon is showing the fastest penetration growth among Streaming services, three years of data show that Prime customers are "more likely to also subscribe to Netflix." He views Netflix as one of the best derivatives off the strong growth in online video viewing and in Internet connect devices.
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LOOP
06/14/18
NO CHANGE
Target $47
LOOP
Buy
21st Century Fox price target raised to $47 from $43 at Loop Capital
Loop Capital analyst Alan Gould raised his price target on 21st Century Fox (FOXA) to $47 following yesterday's confirmation of a Disney (DIS) counterbid from Comcast (CMCSA), saying he expects "at least one additional bid" from each potential acquirer. He also believe that while a Disney merger "offers more regulatory certainty" and its long-term stock value is superior to that of Comcast, the difference in the higher offer from Comcast is too great, requiring more cash or a stock price collar from the former. Gould keeps his Buy rating on 21st Century Fox.
06/14/18
NOMU
06/14/18
NO CHANGE
Target $40
NOMU
Neutral
Nomura sees 'protracted bidding war' for Fox assets
Nomura Instinet analyst Jeffrey Kvaal expects Disney (DIS) to counter Comcast's (CMCSA) offer for 21st Century Fox's (FOXA) assets, which include Premier League sports rights, premium content, and Hulu stake. He sees the stage being set "for a protracted bidding war." The analyst keeps a Neutral rating on Comcast with a $40 price target.
DIS Disney
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2 (1.92%)

FOXA 21st Century Fox
$43.67

3.15 (7.77%)

SKYAY Sky
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(0.00%)

02/28/18
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DOWNGRADE

On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Celgene (CELG) downgraded to Hold from Buy at SunTrust by analyst Yatin Suneja after the company received a refusal to file letter from the FDA on ozanimod for relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis. Suneja said that following pipeline setbacks in late 2017, ozanimod was central to his "bull thesis to re-accelerate growth" and provide "much needed diversification away from myeloma." Given the delay, he lowered his ozanimod peak sales estimate to $3.5B from $5B. The refusal to file letter could result in a 24-month or longer delay for ozanimod's launch in relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis, Suneja said. 2. Frontier Communications (FTR) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies by analyst Scott Goldman. With the dividend now suspended and EBITDA stabilization "still a work in progress," the shares have no near-term catalyst, Goldman said. He believes "significant challenges" remain for Frontier following the dividend suspension. 3. Comcast (CMCSA, CMCSK) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Macquarie by analyst Amy Young, who cited uncertainty around the M&A playbook and increased net leverage. Young said Comcast's intention to acquire Sky (SKYAY) diversifies its portfolio and increases international revenues to 25% of total from 9% currently, but exposes it to satellite TV, which faces secular pressures. The analyst views the 12x price tag for Sky as high, questions the synergies, and believes the unpredictability could cap near-term upside. 4. e.l.f. Beauty (ELF) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital by analyst Shannon Coyne, who cited the "near-term challenges in the mass category" and heightened competition yielding further pressure on results and the stock in the near term. The analyst also points to the management having lowered its expectations for the 3rd time in 6 months, adding that it may take some time for investor confidence to return. Despite the downgrade, the analyst believes that e.l.f "has material white space in existing and new retailers" as well as an "unmatched strong value proposition." 5. Maxim Integrated (MXIM) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Macquarie by analyst Srini Pajjuri, who said shares have significantly outperformed the SOX index year-to-date and believes healthy fundamentals are now backed in, combined with some M&A premium. Pajjuri believes further upside is limited on a fundamental basis and believes comps will get tougher in the second half of 2018 and sees risk of higher volatility in Consumer as Samsung GS9 builds fade. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
03/07/18
WELS
03/07/18
NO CHANGE
WELS
Wells Fargo expects bidding war for Sky
Wells Fargo analyst Marci Ryvicker expects a bidding war for Sky (SKYAY). The analyst believes Sky appears to be more accretive to Disney (DIS)-Fox (FOXA) but more strategic for Comcast (CMCSA; CMCSK). Ultimately, Ryvicker thinks the latter with win but not without a fight from Disney/Fox.
03/14/18
MACQ
03/14/18
UPGRADE
MACQ
Outperform
Sky upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie
Macquarie analyst Guy Peddy upgraded Sky (SKYAY) to Outperform from Neutral after he raised his FY19/20 and FY20/21 EPS by about 16% due to the lower EPL costs. His valuation analysis suggests the current 1075p offer from 21st Century Fox (FOXA) "materially undervalues" Sky and even Comcast's (CMCSA) indicative offer at 1250p "fractionally undervalues" it, Peddy tells investors. What happens next is up to Comcast and Disney (DIS), as Fox is just an intermediary, he added. Peddy raised his price target on Sky shares to 1450p, as he believes tension between those two could lift the offer price at least 10% above his fair value estimate of 1287p.
05/10/18
OPCO
05/10/18
NO CHANGE
Target $42
OPCO
Outperform
Comcast acquisition of Fox would make strategic, financial sense, says Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Timothy Horan notes that press reports stated Comcast (CMCSA) has lined up $60B in financing to make an all-cash offer for Fox's (FOXA) entertainment assets, representing a 15% premium to Disney's (DIS) offer. While he thinks this has caused half the 30% decline in Comcast's stock year to date, the analyst believes it does make strategic and financial sense, and Comcast has a great track record on acquisitions. Horan thinks a joint NBC/Fox is a content powerhouse while expanding the company's presence in Europe through Sky (SKYAY), and slashing OTT video risk. The analyst reiterates an Outperform rating and $42 price target on Comcast's shares.

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