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TSLA

Tesla

$356.04

0.48 (0.13%)

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Blackstone

$34.99

-0.35 (-0.99%)

07:41
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Larger Tesla stake by giant Saudi fund faces challenges, WSJ reports

Saudi Arabia's sovereign-wealth fund, known as the Public Investment Fund, may face some challenges in financing a takeover of Tesla (TSLA) as the kingdom's finances are tight, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing advisers and government officials. The fund, which has committed up to $20B for a planned investment vehicle managed by Blackstone Group (BX) and $45B for a technology fund led by SoftBank Group (SFTBF), has written a total of over $4B of checks to startups including Uber, Magic Leap and Noon.com and is also on the hook to contribute an unknown sum to Neom, the $500B futuristic megacity to be built in northwest Saudi Arabia. Reference Link

TSLA

Tesla

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BX

Blackstone

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SoftBank

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TSLA Tesla
$356.04

0.48 (0.13%)

08/10/18
MSCO
08/10/18
NO CHANGE
Target $291
MSCO
Equal Weight
Morgan Stanley says Tesla LBO doesn't seem feasible, equity buyout might be
Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas said a leveraged buyout, or LBO, of Tesla does not appear to be feasible, even with less than $10B of incremental debt. However, he believes Tesla could consider an auction for its shares in the private equity market, financed by existing shareholders, new strategic investors, the possible divestiture of assets such as Tesla's autonomous and shared mobility assets and "possibly some help from SpaceX." However, Jonas notes that he has no knowledge of an equity buyout, or EBO, being considered by the company. He maintains an Equal Weight rating and $291 price target on Tesla shares.
08/08/18
08/08/18
NO CHANGE

Fly Intel: Today's top analyst calls on Wall Street
Check out today's top analyst calls from around Wall Street, compiled by The Fly. REACTIONS TO TESLA'S TALK OF GOING PRIVATE: Jefferies analyst Philippe Houchois raised his price target for Tesla (TSLA) to $360 from $250 after CEO Elon Musk suggested taking the company private. Going private "feels like the right thing to do," Houchois said. "Distraction or not, the move feels right even if Musk is downplaying how supportive public markets have been," the analyst adds. However, with Tesla unable to take on more debt, Houchois wondered who may fund the potential deal and end up as a new large shareholder. While Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas sympathizes with Elon Musk's argument that Tesla could be better off as a private company, he questioned the feasibility of Musk actually being able to achieve that goal. Taking the company private would assume either that the company is on the verge of generating self-sustaining cash flows or that it can tap into a range of strategic sources of capital not previously at its disposal, said Jonas, who sees strategic value at Tesla but thinks the "LBO math required to support [a price of] $420 is extremely aggressive." MORGAN STANLEY SAYS SOUTHWEST A GOOD FIT FOR BERKSHIRE: Morgan Stanley analyst Kai Pan noted that Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) has shifted tone in recent years and become a top three shareholder of the "Big Four" U.S. airlines, including Southwest (LUV). Media reports from Forbes, CNN and others have discussed a possible acquisition by Berkshire of the airline, added Pan. He analyzed a theoretical acquisition and came to the conclusion that Southwest could be a strategic fit for Berkshire and the advantages could also be compelling for the airline. Pan estimates Berkshire could pay a 20-40% premium, or $70-80 per share for Southwest, in such a hypothetical takeover situation. Pan has an Overweight rating and $67 price target on Southwest shares. BARCLAYS POSITIVE ON SNAP GUIDANCE CHANGE: Barclays analyst Ross Sandler views Snap's (SNAP) Q2 results as a "mixed bag," with daily active users 2M below his estimate and revenue $20M above his estimate. More importantly, the change in approach towards guidance is "very welcomed and should help to reduce some of the volatility going forward," Sandler said. He believes this is a "big positive for long-term holders looking to get involved." The analyst kept an Overweight rating on Snap with a $16 price target. WAINWRIGHT SAYS INSMED LIKELY TO BE ACQUIRED: H.C. Wainwright analyst Andrew Fein raised his price target for Insmed (INSM) to $43 from $35 following the 12-2 FDA panel vote in favor of ALIS in refractory nontuberculous mycobacterial patients. Insmed is now likely to be acquired as ALIS "fits well within the pipeline of a number of larger companies," Fein said.
08/08/18
RBCM
08/08/18
NO CHANGE
Target $110
RBCM
Outperform
RBC Capital revisits idea of Celgene going private after Tesla proposal
Following yesterday's news that Tesla (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk would like to see his company go private, RBC analyst Brian Abrahams revisited his prior analysis of whether Celgene (CELG) should go private in order to better capture the medium-term value of future Revlimid cash flows not being appreciated by public markets and avoid volatility as it transitions to a post-Revlimid business model. Though acknowledging that the two companies are in completely different industries, he thinks the example of Musk shows that performing such a transaction on a large company "may not be completely unrealistic," Abrahams said. Such an LBO, or perhaps more likely an acquisition by a larger pharmaceutical company, could possibly help capture more value from Celgene's commercial and pipeline products, concludes Abrahams, who has an Outperform rating and $110 price target on Celgene shares.
08/08/18
BARD
08/08/18
NO CHANGE
Target $411
BARD
Outperform
Tesla $420 buyout price mentioned by Musk too low, says Baird
Baird analyst Ben Kallo believes the Tesla buyout price of $420 mentioned by Elon Musk is too low. He expects the shares to trade above that mark as investors will demand a higher premium, which will coincide with short covering. Kallo reiterated his Outperform rating and $411 price target on Tesla shares.
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05/21/18
LEHM
05/21/18
UPGRADE
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Equal Weight
LaSalle Hotel upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Barclays
Barclays analyst Felicia Kantor Hendrix upgraded LaSalle Hotel (LHO) to Equal Weight from Underweight following the company's announcement that it has agreed to be acquired by Blackstone (BX).
06/08/18
BUCK
06/08/18
NO CHANGE
Target $46
BUCK
Buy
Aspen Insurance exit value $48-$50 per share, says Buckingham
Buckingham analyst Amit Kumar says a 1.25 to 1.3 times multiple on Aspen Insurance's (AHL) current book value gives an exit value of $48-$50 per share. Insurance Insider published a story yesterday that noted the potential finalists in the Aspen bidding process are Blackstone (BX) and Apollo (APO), Kumar tells investors in a research note. He continues to be a buyer of the stock with a Buy rating and $46 price target.
07/10/18
MUFG
07/10/18
DOWNGRADE
Target $27.5
MUFG
Neutral
Gramercy Property Trust downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at MUFG
MUFG analyst Karin Ford downgraded Gramercy Property Trust (GPT) to Neutral with an unchanged price target of $27.50 citing the company's agreement to be acquired by Blackstone (BX).
05/22/18
BARD
05/22/18
DOWNGRADE
Target $34
BARD
Neutral
LaSalle Hotel downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Baird
Baird analyst Michael Bellisario downgraded LaSalle Hotel (LHO) to Neutral following its buyout offer from Blackstone (BX). The agreement puts the shares at full valuation and essentially matches his buyout math. As a result, he believes a higher bid is unlikely. Bellisario raised his price target to $34 from $32 on LaSalle Hotel shares.
SFTBF SoftBank
$0.00

(0.00%)

05/31/18
05/31/18
UPGRADE
Target $50

Outperform
General Motors upgraded to Outperform after SoftBank investment at Evercore ISI
As previously reported, Evercore ISI analyst George Galliers upgraded General Motors (GM) to Outperform from In Line after SoftBank's (SFTBF) Vision Fund agreed to invest in the company's Cruise autonomous driving unit in a deal that values the unit at $11.5B. Galliers said he had been assigning no value to the Cruise assets before the announcement. Under his new sum-of-the-parts valuation, Galliers applies a 6.0x multiple on GM's core, attributes a value of about $8 per share for the Cruise assets and about 60c per share for GM's stake in Lyft before applying a 25% discount to both of the latter. He raised his price target on GM shares to $50 from $47.
06/06/18
MSCO
06/06/18
NO CHANGE
MSCO
Morgan Stanley says Softbank stake in Cruise significant 'far beyond' just GM
Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas said Softbank's (SFTBF) recently announced investment in GM Cruise "carries significance far beyond" General Motors (GM), arguing that the increasingly conspicuous involvement of "outside validators" such as large-cap tech firms and prominent investors can accelerate perception change in the capital markets about "Auto 2.0." He envisions the possible formation of two different companies currently held under one automaker's roof, which he dubs an Auto 2.0 "Yieldco" and an Auto 2.0 "Growthco." Converting car owners into monthly subscribers could open up significant revenue, profit, and value opportunities for traditional automakers, argues Jonas in a note to investors. Other automaking "OEMs" include Ford (F), Daimler (DDAIF), Toyota (TM), Honda (HMC), Fiat Chrysler (FCAU) and BMW Group (BAMXY).
07/10/18
RBCM
07/10/18
NO CHANGE
Target $53
RBCM
Outperform
General Motors price target raised to $53 at RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Joseph Spak kept his Outperform rating on General Motors (GM) and nudged his price target to $53 from $52, saying the recent $2.25B investment by Softbank (SFTBF) adds validation to the company's GM Cruise robo-taxi offering plans. Aside from the validation, Spak notes that the investment "provides capital to reach scale commercialization, affords GM capital allocation flexibility, and unlocks GM share price value as Cruise around $7 per share."
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BERN
10/19/17
INITIATION
BERN
Outperform
SoftBank initiated with an Outperform at Bernstein
Bernstein analyst Chris Lane started SoftBank with an Outperform rating as he believes the company has a "bright future."

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PTLA

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Ascena Retail

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UnitedHealth

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AMZN

Amazon.com

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BK

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Royal Dutch Shell

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