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TWTR

Twitter

$45.90

0.68 (1.50%)

, FOXA

21st Century Fox

$48.59

0.25 (0.52%)

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Biggest winner of World Cup could be Twitter, Barron's says

Twitter's (TWTR) shares have taken off and the company could be the biggest winner of 2018 FIFA World cup, Jon Swartz writes in this week's edition of Barron's. The World Cup puts Twitter's video strategy, especially for sports, on a world stage, as the platform partners with Fox (FOXA) Sports for near real-time highlights of every goal scored, pregame shows and clips of player interviews, the publication adds. But the streaming opportunity goes beyond the quadrennial soccer tournament, with Amazon (AZMN) paying for the rights to English Premier League games and Facebook (FB) landing exclusive rights to 25 Major League Baseball games this year, Barron's notes. Reference Link

TWTR

Twitter

$45.90

0.68 (1.50%)

FOXA

21st Century Fox

$48.59

0.25 (0.52%)

AMZN

Amazon.com

$1,715.07

-15.13 (-0.87%)

FB

Facebook

$201.39

-0.07 (-0.03%)

  • 27

    Jul

TWTR Twitter
$45.90

0.68 (1.50%)

06/01/18
MKMP
06/01/18
NO CHANGE
Target $43
MKMP
Buy
World Cup may be more meaningful driver for Twitter vs. 2014, says MKM Partners
MKM Partners analyst Rob Sanderson raised his price target on Twitter to $43 from $40 and maintained a Buy rating, telling investors in a research note that the impact of the World Cup could be a more meaningful driver for Twitter than in 2014, as the service is much improved since then and video was nascent on Twitter in 2014 but is now the largest source of monetization. He thinks the potential for Twitter to become a mass-market service in the future "still exists," which could lead to a significant revaluation if it happens.
06/06/18
ARGS
06/06/18
NO CHANGE
Target $50
ARGS
Buy
Twitter price target raised to $50 from $40 at Argus
Argus analyst Jim Kelleher raised his price target for Twitter to $50 from $40 and backed a Buy rating following the announcement that Twitter will become a component stock in the S&P 500, which Kelleher says Twitter has earned. In a research note to investors, Kelleher says Twitter has righted itself after several early missteps threatened its place in the social media world and that its role int he digital arena is "vital."
06/12/18
JPMS
06/12/18
NO CHANGE
Target $50
JPMS
Overweight
Twitter price target raised to $50 from $39 at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Doug Anmuth raised his price target for Twitter to $50 from $39 saying the company's advertising momentum is strengthening, particularly among large marketers. The stock closed yesterday up 21c to $41.42. Industry conversations suggest the value for advertisers on Twitter is increasing, driven by double-digit daily active user growth for six straight quarters, improving product for both users and marketers, and better pricing amid declining cost per engagement, Anmuth tells investors in a research note. He projects Twitter's advertising revenue growth will accelerate in both Q2 and Q3, and believes his 21% growth projection for Q4 likely remains conservative. The analyst increased his second half of 2018 and 2019 estimates by around 3% across both revenue and EBITDA. Anmuth has "increasing confidence" that Twitter can grow ad revenue 20%-plus over the next few years and keeps an Overweight rating on the shares.
06/15/18
UBSW
06/15/18
NO CHANGE
Target $52
UBSW
Buy
Twitter price target raised to $52 from $36 at UBS
UBS analyst Eric Sheridan raised his price target on Twitter to $52 from $36 as he sees the World Cup as an important catalyst for the stock both in terms of engagement growth and ad demand trends. He also said the company's inclusion into the S&P 500 has resulted in increased demand from index funds and institutional investors. Sheridan reiterated his Buy rating on Twitter shares.
FOXA 21st Century Fox
$48.59

0.25 (0.52%)

06/21/18
RILY
06/21/18
NO CHANGE
Target $50
RILY
Buy
21st Century Fox price target raised to $50 from $46 at B. Riley FBR
B. Riley FBR analyst Barton Crockett raised his price target for 21st Century Fox to $50 and keeps a Buy rating on the shares.
06/14/18
OPCO
06/14/18
NO CHANGE
Target $42
OPCO
Outperform
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.
06/18/18
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06/18/18
DOWNGRADE
PIVT
Sell
Disney downgraded to Sell from Hold at Pivotal Research
Pivotal Research analyst Brian Wieser downgraded Disney to Sell with an unchanged price target of $93. The stock closed Friday up 10c to $108.85. The recent rally in the shares is unwarranted and fails to reflect that a higher price paid for Fox's (FOXA) entertainment assets would reduce the value of Disney to its shareholders, Wieser tells investors in a research note. Further, the analyst believes the acquisition not being completed would also be negative for Disney as it would mean the company would be unable to realize the synergies it expects to produce from the transaction. The strategic position of Disney would "further be weakened relative to what would otherwise be possible without the transaction," Wieser contends.
06/20/18
KEYB
06/20/18
NO CHANGE
KEYB
KeyBanc sees end of Fox bidding war nearing, with Disney as likely winner
KeyBanc analyst Brandon Nispel does not think Comcast (CMCSA) can bid above $42 in all-cash offer for the assets of 21st Century Fox (FOXA) and maintain reasonable leverage ratios, adding that it may be able to go as high as $45 per share in a cash and stock offer. However, a $45 per share bid, split 80/20 cash and stock, would "hardly be accretive" in the next two years and be perceived negatively by Comcast shareholders, he contends. Given this view, Nispel argues the bidding war is approaching an end and he views Disney (DIS) as the likely winner.
AMZN Amazon.com
$1,715.07

-15.13 (-0.87%)

06/21/18
STFL
06/21/18
INITIATION
Target $34
STFL
Sell
JBG Smith Properties initiated with a Sell at Stifel
Stifel analyst John Guinee initiated coverage of JBG Smith (JBGS) with a Sell rating and a $34 target price, stating that it is selling down a relatively old core office portfolio in "one of the worst major office markets in the country" and questioning whether the built-in office portfolio value erosion and land carry can be offset by value creating development and asset re-cycling. Regarding Amazon's (AMZN) HQ2, Guinee said that a decision not to locate in Arlington, Virginia could cause a 5%-15% selloff in JBG Smith shares.
06/21/18
BARD
06/21/18
NO CHANGE
BARD
Baird says buy Amazon, eBay, Shopify on Supreme Court ruling selloff
Baird analyst Colin Sebastian says the Supreme Court ruling in favor of South Dakota over Wayfair (W) does not change his positive sector view on e-commerce. The analyst recommends buying shares of Amazon.com (AMZN), eBay (EBAY) and Shopify on weakness related to today's headlines. While other states are now likely to enact similar sales tax legislation, the financial impact to e-commerce companies is likely to be modest, Sebastian tells investors in a research note titled "Online Sales Tax Ruling a Slight Negative, Headlines More Bark Than Bite." He believes the benefits of convenience and selection are larger drivers of e-commerce share gains compared to low pricing and tax avoidance.
06/22/18
LOOP
06/22/18
NO CHANGE
LOOP
SCOTUS decision will not have large online retailer impact, says Loop Capital
Loop Capital analyst Laura Champine notes that yesterday's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to overrule the 1992 Quill v. North Dakota which restricted states from requiring sales tax collection from businesses clears the way for states to require online merchants to collect sales tax from customers. The analyst believes however that any financial impact on the online retailers from this decision will be negligible and recommends that investors buy into any related weakness on Amazon (AMZN), Etsy (ETSY), and Wayfair (W).
06/22/18
WBLR
06/22/18
NO CHANGE
WBLR
William Blair does not see tax ruling impacting e-commerce companies
William Blair analyst Ryan Domyancic does not believe yesterday's Supreme Court ruling on state sales tax will have an adverse impact on the e-commerce companies he covers: Amazon.com (AMZN), Wayfair (W), and Stitch Fix (SFIX). He notes that his findings indicate that Amazon's price discount is not driven by a lack of sales tax. Further, Stitch Fix's primary value proposition is customized style rather than deep discounts, Domyancic tells investors in a research note. On Wayfair, the analyst thinks the collection of sales tax in incremental states has not affected its growth over the past several years.
FB Facebook
$201.39

-0.07 (-0.03%)

06/21/18
BARD
06/21/18
NO CHANGE
Target $44
BARD
Neutral
Yelp possibly benefiting from Facebook news feed changes, says Baird
Baird analyst Colin Sebastian said in a research note earlier today that his firm's latest consumer survey around local service preferences suggests either Yelp's (YELP) pace of product development is driving share gains, or that the company is benefiting from Facebook's (FB) recent de-emphasis of organic News Feed business posts. Baird's latest survey of 500 consumers showed an uptick in respondents selecting Yelp and Google (GOOG, GOOGL) as a preferred source for local services and information. The recent uptick coincides with a decline in Facebook's response rate, which could reflect changes to its News Feed algorithm de-emphasizing organic business posts in favor of user-generated content, Sebastian wrote. The analyst believes that while some confusion remains around the impact of Yelp's non-term contracts, the added flexibility will create an opportunity to cross-sell more attributable services over time. He keeps a Neutral rating on Yelp with a $44 price target. The stock in late morning trading is down 46c to $41.66.
06/20/18
RBCM
06/20/18
NO CHANGE
Target $250
RBCM
Outperform
Facebook Messenger monetization is a 'pending catalyst', says RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Mark Mahaney kept his Outperform rating and a $250 price target on Facebook, saying the company's monetization of its Messenger product with more consistent advertising is "increasingly material" and a "pending catalyst". Mahaney notes that advertising content from companies such as "Equinox, Peloton, USAA, DraftKings, Georgetown University, Staples and Uber" in the Messenger app has been consistent and "reasonably relevant". The analyst also sees the format of the ads as effective - "noticeable, but not overly intrusive".
06/13/18
MSCO
06/13/18
NO CHANGE
MSCO
Morgan Stanley says AT&T ruling may help narrow public/private media value gap
Morgan Stanley analyst Benjamin Swinburne said the court approval of AT&T's (T) acquisition of Time Warner (TWX) without conditions recognized the reality of new competition in the form of content investments from players such as Netflix (NFLX), Google's (GOOGL) YouTube, Amazon (AMZN), Apple (AAPL) and Facebook (FB). This ruling sends a "clear message to other industry players" and market uncertainty on deal prospects could fall, which could mean that equity values will likely rise accordingly, Swinburne tells investors. He notes there remains a large gap, which may now narrow, between private market valuations and public multiples in many parts of media and cable, pointing to Discovery Inc. (DISCK) as an example illustrating that point.
06/11/18
KEYB
06/11/18
NO CHANGE
Target $245
KEYB
Overweight
Instagram could be primary growth driver by 2020, says KeyBanc
KeyBanc analyst Andy Hargreaves believes Facebook's Instagram will drive 27% of incremental ad revenue in 2018, going up to 58% by 2020, at which point he estimates the service will have over 1.4B MAU and over $22B of revenue. Given the immense data set of Facebook's combined properties, the massive Instagram opportunity, and the potential of multiple other billion-user products, the analyst recommends buying Facebook. Hargreaves reiterates an Overweight rating and $245 price target on the shares.

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