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DISCA

Discovery

$26.92

-0.14 (-0.52%)

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Discovery says sees FY18 free cash flow approximately $2.3B

Sees FY18 OEBITDA growth in mid single-digits.

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DISCA Discovery
$26.92

-0.14 (-0.52%)

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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 $30
FBCO
Neutral
Discovery initiated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Douglas Mitchelson initiated Discovery with a Neutral rating and a price target of $30. The analyst notes that while the company has "excellent brands and management", its scale is lacking to compete against against large distributors as its pay TV profits pale compared to streaming. The analyst adds that it is unlikely for potential acquirers to appear and pursue Discovery's non-fiction programming assets.
07/19/18
GSCO
07/19/18
UPGRADE
Target $33
GSCO
Conviction Buy
Discovery upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman Sachs
Goldman Sachs analyst Drew Borst added Discovery to his firm's Americas Conviction List, while maintaining a Buy rating on the shares, with 24% upside to his $33 12-month price target. Discovery's acquisition of Scripps creates "meaningful" cost and revenue synergy opportunities, Borst tells investors in a research note. The analyst views Discovery's carriage on Sling TV, a successful advertising upfront, and positive earnings revisions as near-term catalysts for the shares.
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On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
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