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FOX

21st Century Fox

$47.02

-0.38 (-0.80%)

, FOXA

21st Century Fox

$47.38

-0.37 (-0.77%)

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Sky still expected to receive more bids in Fox-Comcast battle, FT reports

Even after a bid from Comcast (CMCSA) that was recommended by an independent committee and values Sky (SKYAY) at GBP26B, investors are still firm in believing that the bidding is not over, according to the Financial Times. Comcast exceeded an earlier Fox (FOX, FOXA) bid of GBP14.00 per share, rising to GBP14.75. This comes after the UK government has cleared Fox's initial bid after 18 months of regulatory review. Consequently, analysts believe the bidding is just getting started. Reference Link

FOX

21st Century Fox

$47.02

-0.38 (-0.80%)

FOXA

21st Century Fox

$47.38

-0.37 (-0.77%)

CMCSA

Comcast

$34.55

0.63 (1.86%)

SKYAY

Sky

$0.00

(0.00%)

CMCSK

Comcast

$0.00

(0.00%)

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FOX 21st Century Fox
$47.02

-0.38 (-0.80%)

06/27/18
GUGG
06/27/18
NO CHANGE
Target $82
GUGG
Buy
WWE price target raised to $82 from $68 at Guggenheim
After WWE announced new five year deals for RAW and SmackDown yesterday evening, Guggenheim analyst Curry Baker raised his price target on the stock to $82 from $68, noting that the combined average annual value of the deals with Comcast's (CMCSA) USA Network and Fox Sports (FOXA) of $524M was ahead of his $500M a year forecast. Beyond the renewals, Baker sees a number of opportunities remaining for WWE, including renewals in the UK and India, incremental content deals, and WWE Network tiering. He keeps a Buy rating on WWE shares.
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.
06/25/18
JEFF
06/25/18
NO CHANGE
Target $41
JEFF
Buy
Potential Fox deal 'largely priced' into Comcast shares, says Jefferies
Jefferies analyst John Janedis told investors in a research note that he has noted healthy ad demand this quarter, and combined with "decent" ratings at key cable networks like Bravo, USA and Oxygen, Comcast's (CMCSA) NBCUniversal appears to be performing well. Janedis, who has a Buy rating and $41 price target on Comcast shares, believes a potential Fox (FOXA) deal is "largely priced" into shares and that the stock will trade higher when the dust settles -- either way. Following Disney's (DIS) $38 per share offer for Fox assets, he thinks a competing offer from Comcast would need to be at least $42.50 per share to be viewed as superior, adding that Comcast likely has options for Fox that include more than a straight cash offer.
06/26/18
BUCK
06/26/18
INITIATION
BUCK
Neutral
Sky initiated with a Neutral at Buckingham
Earlier today, Buckingham analyst Michael Harrigan initiated Sky (SKYAY) with a Neutral rating and GBP14.50 price target with 3% upside, above Comcast's (CMCSA) GBP12.50 cash bid and a premium to 21st Century Fox's (FOXA) GBP10.75 bid to buy the 61% of Sky it does not already own. The analyst tells investors in a research note that a higher bid assessment could be triggered by the U.K. Takeover Panel exercising its authority to mandate a higher takeout bid if the price paid by Comcast or Disney (DIS) to buy the 21st Century Fox assets that are in play implies a higher bid.
FOXA 21st Century Fox
$47.38

-0.37 (-0.77%)

07/03/18
IMPC
07/03/18
NO CHANGE
Target $32
IMPC
Outperform
Discovery will not bid for Fox regional sports networks, says Imperial Capital
Imperial Capital analyst David Miller says Discovery (DISCA) is seeing "unnecessary selling pressure" on media reports that the company is a potential bidder for the Fox regional sports networks, which Disney (DIS), through its pending acquisition of the entertainment assets of 21st Century Fox (FOXA), will have to divest, as per the Department of Justice decree. The analyst believes potential bidders for these assets will include Charter (CHTR), Liberty Media (LMCA), Altice (ATUS), and various private equity entities, but not Discovery. Discovery is fully occupied with the integration of Scripps Networks, the sale of its headquarters building in Bethesda, Maryland, as well as ratings issues at its core Discovery Channel, Miller tells investors in a research note. Further, he notes that Discovery already pledged $2B in additional sports rights to broadcast various PGA Tour events via its networks outside of the U.S. through 2030. As such, the analyst thinks the recent pullback has created an "attractive opportunity to either establish new positions, or for existing holders to lower their bases." Miller keeps an Outperform rating on Discovery with a $32 price target.
07/10/18
FBCO
07/10/18
INITIATION
Target $57
FBCO
Outperform
21st Century Fox initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Doug Mitchelson initiated 21st Century Fox with an Overweight and $57 price target saying bidding cold go higher for Fox, and the New Fox is currently undervalued given its free cash flow and attractive assets.
07/05/18
RBCM
07/05/18
NO CHANGE
Target $135
RBCM
Top Pick
Disney entering 'transitional period' on Fox transaction, says RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Steven Cahall kept his Top Pick rating and $135 price target on Disney (DIS) but reduced his FY18 EPS view to $7.07 from $7.18 on the writedown of disappointing Solo film performance, 21st Century Fox (FOXA) transaction costs, and expectations of a smaller stock buyback. Despite the favorable trends in Media and Parks segments, Cahall says the company is now in a "transitional period" as it seeks to meet antitrust regulators' divestment requirements. The analyst notes that Disney stock will likely be range-bound "until the dust settles".
CMCSA Comcast
$34.55

0.63 (1.86%)

07/10/18
FBCO
07/10/18
INITIATION
Target $36
FBCO
Neutral
Comcast initiated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Douglas Mitchelson initiated Comcast with a Neutral rating and a price target of $36. The analyst says the company has "terrific management and assets generating returns, but broadband is maturing and video & voice are in decline. Mitchelson adds that while the Street is still forecasting 5-6% EBITDA growth for years, investors are beginning to discount Comcast going "ex-growth" soon.
07/02/18
BMOC
07/02/18
NO CHANGE
Target $28
BMOC
Market Perform
Shaw Communications Q3 results mixed, says BMO Capital
BMO Capital analyst Tim Casey says the Q3 earnings of Shaw Communications (SJR) yielded "mixed results", albeit with more "positive momentum" in the wireless segment even as the core wireline business was still weak. The analyst notes that adding the wireless product will improve the company's growth over the long term, adding that the wireline may also start to reflect the go-to-market strategy after the full rollout of Comcast's (CMCSA) X1 platform. Casey keeps his Market Perform rating while nudging his price target on Shaw Communications to $28 from $27.50.
SKYAY Sky
$0.00

(0.00%)

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.
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.
CMCSK Comcast
$0.00

(0.00%)

06/13/18
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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.

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