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AT&T

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17:24
09/23/18
09/23
17:24
09/23/18
17:24

Box Office Battle: 'The House With a Clock in Its Walls' opens to $26.9M in U.S.

Comcast (CMCSA) subsidiary Universal's "The House With a Clock in its Walls" debuted to a better than expected $26.9M from 3,592 theaters, topping the chart. Overseas, the pre-Halloween offering that follows a young orphan who goes to live in his uncle's spooky house launched to $8.7M for a global start of $35.6M. The movie earned a B+ CinemaScore and sports a 68% Rotten Tomatoes score. BOX OFFICE RUNNERS-UP: Lionsgate's (LGF.A, LGF.B) "A Simple Favor" held nicely in its sophomore outing, grossing $10.4M to place number two and finish the weekend with a domestic total of $32.6M. Behind it was AT&T (T) subsidiary Warner Bros' "The Nun," ending its third weekend with $10.3M and crossing the $100M mark domestically. 21st Century Fox's (FOX, FOXA) "The Predator" placed number four, falling 65% in its sophomore session for a domestic total of $40.4M after earning another $8.7M. Rounding out the top five, "Crazy Rich Asians," another Warner Bros. movie, grossed an estimated $6.5M from 2,802 theaters. Other publicly traded companies in filmmaking include Sony (SNE), Viacom (VIAB) and Disney's (DIS).

T

AT&T

$33.88

0.44 (1.32%)

CMCSA

Comcast

$37.91

0.1 (0.26%)

CMCSK

Comcast

$0.00

(0.00%)

SNE

Sony

$57.04

-2.065 (-3.49%)

FOX

21st Century Fox

$43.97

-0.23 (-0.52%)

FOXA

21st Century Fox

$44.33

-0.26 (-0.58%)

LGF.A

Lionsgate

$22.38

-0.09 (-0.40%)

DIS

Disney

$110.72

-0.9 (-0.81%)

VIAB

Viacom

$32.36

0.52 (1.63%)

VIA

Viacom

$34.50

-0.5 (-1.43%)

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T AT&T
$33.88

0.44 (1.32%)

09/21/18
09/21/18
UPGRADE

On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Under Armour (UA, UAA) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan with analyst Matthew Boss saying he views the stock's risk/reward as more balanced following the recent underperformance. 2. Acadia (ACAD) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray with analyst Danielle Brill citing the FDA announcement of maintained support for Nuplazid after its review. 3. AT&T (T) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS with analyst John Hodulik saying the stock is trading near all-time low valuations, and at its widest valuation gap to Verizon (VZ), given a mix of EBITDA declines, concerns over the debt load and secular issues impacting the space. 4. Diamond Offshore (DO) upgraded to Buy from Hold at HSBC. 5. Ingersoll-Rand (IR) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan with analyst Stephen Tusa saying he views the stock's discounted valuation relative to peers as unwarranted following the company's transformation. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
09/21/18
09/21/18
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. UBS SAYS BUY AT&T: UBS analyst John Hodulik upgraded AT&T (T) to Buy and raised his price target for the shares to $38 from $33, noting that the stock is trading near all-time low valuations and at its widest valuation gap to Verizon (VZ). The Time Warner transaction and accounting changes "have compounded [other] issues, leading to a loss of visibility for investors," but his work indicates that AT&T will return to EBITDA growth in the second half of 2018, after a 6% decline in the first half, due to growth in Wireless and WarnerMedia as well as slower declines in Entertainment. JPMORGAN GOES TO BULL FROM BEAR ON NOVAVAX: JPMorgan analyst Eric Joseph double upgraded Novavax (NVAX) to Overweight from Underweight saying the risk/reward is favorable into the report of Prepare trial data in Q1 of 2019. The trial is assessing the efficacy of the company's RSV F Vaccine for infants via maternal immunization and the analyst believes the shares can hit a range of $2.00 to $2.25, he told investors. JPMORGAN SUGGESTS BEING SHORT COPART, LONG KAR: JPMorgan analyst Ryan Brinkman downgraded Copart (CPRT) to Underweight and lowered his price target for the shares to $47 from $48. The company reported softer than expected Q4 results this week but trades at "near record multiples" of earnings and EBITDA, Brinkman told investors. The analyst sees a potential pair trade in going long KAR Auction (KAR) shares, and short Copart shares, to capitalize on the "valuation disconnect." LOOP SETS $8.25 TARGET ON HARMONIC: Loop Capital analyst James Kisner initiated Harmonic (HLIT) with a Buy rating and $8.25 price target, saying he believes Harmonic can "drive robust revenue growth on its Cable Edge business as cable operators like Comcast (CMCSA, CMCSK) adopt its virtual CCAP/CMTS solution," and that the company's video business with stabilize. 'DON'T PANIC' OVER DOD PROPOSAL: Morgan Stanley analyst Rajeev Lalwani attributes the underperformance in Defense stocks over the last two days compared to the broader market to heightened concerns around a month old proposal from the Department of Defense to adjust progress and performance payments down to 50% from 80% of cost, which would effectively slow the timing of cash flow receipts closer to when a project is complete. He sees a number of reasons not to panic, mainly because he believes that the Administration will not move forward with a proposal industry-players will paint as being anti-business and anti-defense spending. Publicly-traded defense contractors include General Dynamics (GD), Huntington Ingalls (HII), L3 Technologies (LLL), Lockheed Martin (LMT), Northrop Grumman (NOC) and Raytheon (RTN).
09/21/18
UBSW
09/21/18
UPGRADE
Target $38
UBSW
Buy
AT&T upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS
UBS analyst John Hodulik upgraded AT&T (T) to Buy and raised his price target for the shares to $38 from $33. The shares closed yesterday up 7c to $33.44. The stock is trading near all-time low valuations, and at its widest valuation gap to Verizon Communicators (VZ), given a mix of EBITDA declines, concerns over the debt load and secular issues impacting the space, Hodulik tells investors in a research note. Further, the Time Warner transaction and accounting changes "have compounded these issues, leading to a loss of visibility for investors," the analyst adds. However, his work indicates that AT&T will return to EBITDA growth in the second half of 2018, after a 6% decline in the first half, due to growth in Wireless and WarnerMedia as well as slower declines in Entertainment.
09/20/18
OPCO
09/20/18
NO CHANGE
OPCO
Outperform
T-Mobile, AT&T 'top large-cap picks' in telecom, says Oppenheimer
Oppenehimer analyst Timothy Horan previewed the telecom outlook for 2H18, telling investors in a research note that he believes the communications sector has bottomed relative to the market and expects to see stronger 2H performance. Horan says T-Mobile (TMUS) and AT&T (T) are his top large-cap picks, and Boingo Wireless (WIFI) and Zayo Group (ZAYO) will also benefit as carriers invest in their networks in preparation for 5G. Horan also expects T-Mobile to outperform as it continues to take share and see margin improvement.
CMCSA Comcast
$37.91

0.1 (0.26%)

09/20/18
JEFF
09/20/18
NO CHANGE
Target $44
JEFF
Buy
Jefferies boosts Comcast target to $44, reiterates as top-pick
Jefferies analyst John Janedis raised his price target for Comcast to $44 from $41 and reiterates the shares as a top-pick with a Buy rating. Sentiment on the stock should continue to improve as broadband subscriber growth and average revenue per user "remains healthy," fixed 5G is viewed as a less viable threat and as Business Services "remains a growth engine," Janedis tells investors in a research note titled "Trends in Cable Reinforce Our Positive View." He views Comcast's portfolio of assets as "unique" and believes the M&A overhang "should begin to diminish" as the Sky (SKYAY) process concludes.
09/18/18
LOOP
09/18/18
NO CHANGE
Target $125
LOOP
Buy
Disney expected to acquire Sky through Fox, says Loop Capital
Loop Capital analyst Alan Gould kept his Buy rating and $125 price target on Disney (DIS), saying he continues to expect the company to acquire Sky (SKYAY) through Fox (FOXA) ahead of the 5-day auction process that may begin next week. The analyst believes that Disney "can afford to overpay" for the assets that he deems to be "strategically important" to its global DTC business and expects Fox to raise its Sky bid to "at least" match the GBP14.75 per share offer from Comcast (CMCSA). Gould also raises his expected Disney FY18 EPS view by 2c to $6.95 to account for strong film results in the current quarter.
08/06/18
08/06/18
UPGRADE

On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Comcast (CMCSA) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Atlantic Equities with analyst Hamilton Faber saying he believes "the bulk of the M&A storm" has passed. 2. Qualcomm (QCOM) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Cowen with analyst Matthew Ramsay citing the company's $30B buyback and saying he believes the shares offer a compelling risk/reward with effects of lower spending, solid customer performance, and potential QTL resolutions. 3. Square (SQ) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Buckingham with analyst Chris Brendler saying the Q2 strong results reduced his concerns about high valuation and competition and said there is no reason why Square will not continue to report better-then-expected core revenue growth into 2020. 4. Parker-Hannifin (PH) upgraded to Outperform from In Line at Evercore ISI with analyst David Raso saying the company's recent operational struggles are behind it with this quarters report and views 2019 guidance as conservative. 5. Intercept (ICPT) upgraded to Buy from Sell at Goldman Sachs with analyst Salveen Richter saying Ocaliva in fatty liver disease nonalcoholic steatohepatitis is the crux of Intercept's value proposition and that he's positive into the Phase 3 Regenerate interim readout in the first half of 2019. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
09/19/18
UBSW
09/19/18
DOWNGRADE
UBSW
Neutral
Sky downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS
UBS downgraded Sky (SKYAY) to Neutral while raising its price target for the shares to 1,600p from 1,500p. The firm cites valuation for the downgrade with the stock up over 70% in the last 12 months. Sky shares are pricing in high probability that Disney (DIS)/Fox (FOXA) will return with a higher offer, UBS says. It continues to believe the company is "strategically valuable" to both Disney/Fox and Comcast (CMCSA).
CMCSK Comcast
$0.00

(0.00%)

07/13/18
07/13/18
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. VF CORP DOUBLE UPGRADE: BofA Merrill Lynch analyst Robert Ohmes upgraded VF Corp (VFC) to Buy from Underperform and raised his price objective to $96 from $65 ahead of the company's earnings report on July 20, telling investors in a research note that he believes Vans will be a "go-to-brand" for the back-to-school selling season. He said his channel checks indicate accelerating momentum in Vans, especially classic styles, and that the $50-$60 price point is attractive given consumers' shift to value. RAYMOND JAMES DOWNGRADES AT&T: Raymond James downgraded AT&T (T) to Market Perform from Outperform. Analyst Frank Louthan said he views the Department of Justice appeal of the Time Warner case as a negative and said it is a "frustrating delay." Louthan expects the suit to be a "significant overhang" for an extended period of time, which will limit share appreciation, but remains confident AT&T will prevail. AT&T is lower by 2% in late morning trading. STIFEL STARTS GALMED WITH A BUY: Stifel analyst Adam Walsh initiated Galmed (GLMD) with a Buy rating and $35 price target, calling it a "legitimate late-stage NASH play" after Aramchol recently proved itself in a Phase 2 trial as a clearly active and "very safe" compound for treating NASH. Galmed is trading higher by over 17% in late morning trading. MORGAN STANLEY HIKES WWE TARGET TO $100: Morgan Stanley analyst Benjamin Swinburne said that WWE (WWE), by securing rights fees in its new five-year agreements with NBC (CMCSA, CMCSK) and Fox (FOX, FOXA) that are 3.6 times higher than its prior five-year broadcast agreement with NBC, has gained a "massive increase" in earnings power and "extremely high" visibility into the associated revenue. Given the recently announced deals, he raised his price target on WWE shares to $100 from $58 and kept an Overweight rating on the stock. WILLIAM BLAIR CALLS KEMPER PULLBACK 'BUYING OPPORTUNITY': William Blair analyst Adam Klauber said he views shares of Kemper (KMPR) as "even more attractive" after the recent pullback, which he attributes to selling pressures from Infinity Property shareholders receiving Kemper stock. Klauber said Kemper "continues to be our top conviction idea," and kept an Outpeform rating on the name. Kemper is higher by 4.8% in late morning trading.
07/13/18
BERN
07/13/18
NO CHANGE
BERN
Bernstein 'not so sure' Comcast will give up on Fox assets
Bernstein analyst Todd Juenger said that it appears that the market is starting to believe Comcast (CMCSA) will give up on its bid to buy assets from 21st Century Fox (FOXA) and focus on Sky (SKYAY), but he said he is "not so sure" that is the case after only one counter from Disney (DIS). He does not believe Comcast would put forth a $35 bid unless it was prepared to bid up to near $45 per share, Juenger tells investors. If Comcast ups its bid, it either wins Fox at a high price or Disney is forced to pay more, which both seem better than giving up to him, Juenger stated. In any case, the "winner" will be left with increased leverage on a cyclical business late in the cycle at a time when it needs to invest significantly to build its direct-to-consumer business, added Juenger.
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.
07/25/18
JPMS
07/25/18
NO CHANGE
JPMS
Overweight
Invalidated patent 'not material' to TiVo court fight, says JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Sterling Auty noted that the USPTO's Patent Trial and Appeal Board has declared patent 8,433,696 held by TiVo (TIVO) to be invalid as it believes that the technology involves a variation of earlier know-how. While a "scary headline," the reality is this does not matter in terms of TiVo's court case with Comcast (CMCSA), since this patent was dropped from the case, said Auty, who keeps an Overweight rating on TiVo shares.
SNE Sony
$57.04

-2.065 (-3.49%)

04/20/18
PIPR
04/20/18
NO CHANGE
PIPR
March NPD video game software sales fell 25%, says Piper Jaffray
March NPD video game software sales declined 25% year-over-year due to a tough compare with the launch of Nintendo's (NTDOY) Switch console a year ago and its highly successful launch title, The Legend of Zelda, Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Olson tells investors in a research note. The top two titles in the month were Ubisoft's Far Cry 5 and Sony's (SNE) MLB: The Show, but combined, the two generated less revenue than last year's Zelda, Olson adds. He views this month's data as less relevant given the absence of a major launch from Activision Blizzard (ATVI), Electronic Arts (EA) or Take-Two (TTWO). However, Olson thinks the March NPD data is most positive for Activision and least favorable for EA, which he says faced difficult compares to the launch of Mass Affect: Andromeda the prior year. The analyst keeps Overweight ratings on Activision, EA and Take-Two.
05/07/18
UBSW
05/07/18
DOWNGRADE
UBSW
Neutral
Sony downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS
06/20/18
PIPR
06/20/18
NO CHANGE
PIPR
May NPD video game software sales rose 15%, says Piper Jaffray
May NPD video game software sales were up 15% year-over-year, driven by Sony (SNE) and Nintendo (NTDOY) launches of first-party titles, Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Olson tells investors in a research note. The analyst views May NPD data as less relevant for publishers since there were no major launches from Activision Blizzard (ATVI), Electronic Arts (EA) or Take-Two (TTWO). He maintains Overweight ratings on all three names.
09/10/18
FBCO
09/10/18
UPGRADE
FBCO
Outperform
Sony upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse
FOX 21st Century Fox
$43.97

-0.23 (-0.52%)

08/09/18
08/09/18
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. Seagate (STX) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman Sachs by analyst Mark Delaney, who said that while Seagate has improved its product offerings in the last few years, hard disk drives remain a cyclical industry, and one "facing secular challenges in many parts of the market." 2. 21st Century Fox (FOXA) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital by analyst Steven Cahall who noted that the stock is now trading near its M&A price and that he does not see any competitive bids emerging. 3. e.l.f. Beauty (ELF) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies by analyst Stephanie Wissink, who said she is disappointed with the company's "sales fall off," which she says "seems more systemic than previously assumed." e.l.f.'s profit advancement will reverse in the second half of the year amid stepped up brand investment. Shares were also downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray, who said she sees a "growing risk of shelf-space cuts into 2019" if underlying sales trends do not improve, at Citi to Neutral from Buy and at DA Davidson to Neutral from Buy. 4. Southern Company (SO) downgraded to Underperform from In Line at Evercore ISI by analyst Greg Gordon, who said he believes the shares are still not discounting enough risk after the company announced a $790M after-tax charge related to an increase in the cost estimate for constructing Vogtle Nuclear Plants 3 and 4. Shares were also downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse, to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays and to Neutral from Buy at Guggenheim. 5. Schneider National (SNDR) downgraded to Underperform from Buy at BofA/Merrill by analyst Ken Hoexter, who cited "stretched" relative valuation. The analyst also downgraded Genesee & Wyoming (GWR) to Neutral from Buy, saying recent strength in shares has led to a premium multiple and sees minimal upside. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
08/09/18
08/09/18
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. GOLDMAN CUTS SEAGATE TO SELL: Goldman Sachs analyst Mark Delaney downgraded Seagate Technology (STX) to Sell from Neutral and lowered his price target for the shares to $44 from $50, representing 20% downside from current levels. While Seagate has improved its product offerings in the last few years, hard disk drives remain a cyclical industry, and one "facing secular challenges in many parts of the market," Delaney said. He believes Seagate's fundamentals will peak in the second half of 2018 and decline in 2019. RBC CUTS FOX TO SECTOR PERFORM ON VALUATION: RBC Capital analyst Steven Cahall downgraded 21st Century Fox (FOXA) to Sector Perform from Outperform, but raised his price target to $49 from $45. The analyst noted that the stock is now trading near its M&A price and that he does not see any competitive bids emerging. Cahall adds that while the company is "undervalued", he awaits the separation to re-evaluate his stance. MORGAN STANLEY DOWNGRADES SEMI INDUSTRY: Morgan Stanley analyst Joseph Moore said he has become less constructive on semiconductor stocks through the year and he now believes elevated inventory levels and stretched lead times leave "no margin for error." Given his view that any lead time adjustment or demand slowdown could drive a "meaningful correction," Moore has downgraded his semiconductor industry view to Cautious from In-Line. He favors connector companies, like Amphenol (APH) and TE Connectivity (TEL) over analog/MCU at this point in the cycle, due to lower risk around lead time issues, Moore said. He also has a "strong preference" for high margin and more defensive models, such as Analog Devices (ADI) over lower margin and commodity exposed ones, like Cypress Semiconductor (CY) and ON Semiconductor (ON), he said. Despite his more cautious view on the space, Moore kept Overweight ratings on Nvidia (NVDA), Xilinx (XLNX) and Ambarella (AMBA), citing his view that they should benefit from secular growth in the area of AI, data center, and autonomous. SOUTHERN COMPANY GETS MULTIPLE DOWNGRADES AFTER Q2 REPORT: Barclays analyst Eric Beaumont downgraded Southern Company (SO) to Equal Weight and lowered his price target for the shares to $48 from $51. Credit Suisse analyst Michael Weinstein downgraded Southern Company to Underperform from Neutral and lowered his price target on the shares to $43 from $46. Guggenheim analyst Shahriar Pourreza downgraded Southern Company to Neutral from Buy and lowered his price target on the stock to $47 from $50. Evercore ISI analyst Greg Gordon downgraded Southern Company to Underperform from In Line and lowered his price target on Southern shares to $46 from $46.75.
FOXA 21st Century Fox
$44.33

-0.26 (-0.58%)

LGF.A Lionsgate
$22.38

-0.09 (-0.40%)

06/13/18
ARGS
06/13/18
NO CHANGE
Target $31
ARGS
Buy
Lionsgate price target lowered to $31 from $38 at Argus
Argus analyst Joseph Bonner lowered his price target on Lionsgate to $31, reflecting the management's flat earnings growth expectations in FY19 due to increased programming investments. The analyst is also lowering his FY19 EPS view to $1.30 from $1.42, while initiating FY20 EPS outlook of $1.40. Longer term, Bonner keeps his Buy rating on Lionsgate as the company ramps up its production in both the Motion Picture and Television segments and also points to its valuation of 1.9-times enterprise value to sales being 24% below peer average.
07/18/18
RHCO
07/18/18
UPGRADE
RHCO
Buy
Lionsgate upgraded to Buy from Hold at SunTrust
08/17/18
BRRR
08/17/18
NO CHANGE
Target $27
BRRR
Outperform
Lionsgate price target lowered to $27 from $34 at Barrington
Barrington analyst James Goss lowered his price target on Lionsgate to $27, updating his model to blend the more volatile growth-oriented traditional operations with its more steady Starz business. The analyst also keeps his Outperform rating, stating that the company relies less on the big-budget films like Hunger Games for sales growth but rather takes less risk with its current production decisions.
08/24/18
08/24/18
NO CHANGE

Barrington says litigation settlement removes Starz overhang for Lionsgate
Barrington analyst James Goss noted that a 25M share consortium of Starz investors contested the valuation Lionsgate paid in its December 2016 acquisition of Starz via seven class action complaints. Lionsgate has settled the litigation for $92.5M, a significant portion of which is expected to be covered by insurance. Goss reaffirmed an Outperform rating and $34 price target on Lionsgate, saying the settlement removes a significant uncertainty overhang on Lionsgate equity. The removal of this distraction will be a long-term positive, despite the incremental settlement value, Goss said.
DIS Disney
$110.72

-0.9 (-0.81%)

09/06/18
TIGR
09/06/18
NO CHANGE
TIGR
Buy
Disney business acceleration to continue, says Tigress Financial
Tigress Financial analyst Ivan Feinseth kept his Buy rating on Disney, saying the company's business performance continues to accelerate thanks to "strong box office and theme park results" along with the "launch of new key digital initiatives". The analyst notes the company is also benefiting from box office dominance amid record box office revenues going into a "strong pipeline of upcoming blockbuster releases and its recent acquisition of Fox's media assets". Feinseth further points to strong consumer spending within the theme parks along with Disney's growth initiative investments in "gaming and its soon-to-be-released direct-to-consumer ESPN+ and Disney branded streaming service."
08/22/18
08/22/18
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. SIDOTI UPGRADES SYSTEMAX TO BUY: Sidoti analyst Anthony Lebiedzinski upgraded Systemax (SYX) to Buy from Neutral. The analyst said the recent selloff in shares is overdone and maintained a $45 price target. Systemax shares are up 10.2% in morning trading. PIPER CUTS STARBUCKS TO NEUTRAL: Piper Jaffray analyst Nicole Miller Regan downgraded Starbucks (SBUX) last night to Neutral from Overweight and lowered her price target for the shares to $53 from $60. The motivation for the downgrade was another month of U.S. checks that suggested a lack of comp performance, Miller Regan said. The analyst believes shares of Starbucks will be "range bound at best" until U.S. trends improve. She sees issues around "inconsistent results, credibility of guidance, and management transitions." Miller Regan thinks the stock has "modest downside risk." MKM BOOSTS NETFLIX TARGET TO $395: MKM Partners analyst Rob Sanderson raised his price target for Netflix (NFLX) to $395 from $390 and kept a Buy rating on the shares after updating his estimates. The analyst said his "previous caution" on the shares is "now reversed" following the recent stock price correction. His subscriber ramp expectations are "somewhat lower" in the near-to-medium term but remain unchanged in the long-term. Netflix will approach full penetration of the U.S. over time, growing to 90M subscribers by 2025, Sanderson said. He continues to see over $40 per share in earnings power at 90M U.S. and 300M international subscribers, which he projected in the 2025 timeframe. Expectations for Netflix became "somewhat elevated, but have been appropriately moderated," Sanderson contended. He called the stock a "must-own for growth managers." BAIRD SAYS STAR WARS LICENSE ADDS VISIBILITY FOR ZYNGA: Baird analyst Colin Sebastian believes the Star Wars license announced adds some visibility to Zynga's (ZNGA) out-year growth targets. The new Disney (DIS) license is a positive development for Zynga for the longer-term given the popularity of the Star Wars franchise, Sebastian said. That said, he does not expect a material contribution from new titles until 2020. As such, Sebastian kept a Neutral rating on Zynga shares. Znga shares are up 7.6% in late morning trading. PIPER SAYS FACEBOOK USERS 'UNFAZED' BY ISSUES: Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Olson said his firm's survey of 1,300 Facebook (FB) and Instagram users leaves him confident that "most are unfazed by the negative news flow." The analyst kept an Overweight rating on Facebook shares with a $200 price target.
VIAB Viacom
$32.36

0.52 (1.63%)

09/10/18
BRRR
09/10/18
NO CHANGE
BRRR
CBS could be more attractive to technology company, says Barrington
Barrington analyst James Goss notes that the settlement between CBS (CBS) and National Amusements puts off the potential for a forced combination with Viacom (VIAB), which he feels has been an overhang on the stock for much of the past few years. Further, the departure of CEO Leslie Moonves ends an "extended period of turmoil that seemed headed toward this inevitable conclusion," Goss tells investors in a research note. The analyst reiterates an Outperform rating on CBS with a $73 price target. Goss finds it "quite possible" that CBS would be a more attractive takeover target for technology companies "that might like the business, but do not possess relevant management skills given the presence of a solid operating and financial executive like Joe Ianniello but the absence of an iconic presence like Les Moonves." He notes, however, that the terms requiring National Amusements having 30% voting power in the surviving entity "would need to be revised."
09/18/18
IMPC
09/18/18
NO CHANGE
Target $71
IMPC
Outperform
Market ignoring fundamental catalysts for CBS, says Imperial Capital
Imperial Capital analyst David Miller says he has increased conviction in shares of CBS following a call with interim CEO Joe Ianiello. The market is focusing "way too much" on the management changes as well as prospects of a re-merger with Viacom (VIAB), and ignoring all the fundamental catalysts central to CBS, "of which there are many," Miller tells investors in a research note. These include a "political advertising windfall" in Q4, CBS' broadcast of the Superbowl on February 3, 2019, and higher rate card growth for retransmission consent for approximately 75% of CBS' owned and operated station economics over the next two fiscal years, Miller contends. He keeps an Outperform rating on CBS with a $71 price target.
09/20/18
MACQ
09/20/18
UPGRADE
MACQ
Outperform
Viacom upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie
09/20/18
09/20/18
UPGRADE

Outperform
Viacom upgraded to Outperform on growth, sub stabilization at Macquarie
As previously reported, Macquarie upgraded Viacom to Outperform from Neutral and a $37 price target. Analyst Tim Nollen thinks Viacom has made some impressive investments in data and technology that it can deploy to drive meaningful growth in targeted TV advertising, which can offset ad declines over the past few years. Viacom's OpenAP has created new ways to target audiences in the upfront market and its technology is producing gains on ads sold through programmatic means in the scatter market, Nollen wrote in a note to investors. Also, the analyst believes Viacom is making the right moves to establish better carriage terms with affiliates, which should stabilize subs, combined with a rebound at Paramount, should lead to revenue and EBITDA growth next year.
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Check out today's top analyst calls from around Wall Street, compiled by The Fly. BOFA CUTS ZILLOW TO NEUTRAL: BofA Merrill Lynch analyst Nat Schindler downgraded Zillow (Z, ZG) to Neutral from Buy and cut its price target to $60 from $70 following the Q2 report and reduction in guidance. Schindler said the quarter indicated Zillow is taking longer than expected to ramp up the Homes business, Rentals revenue missed and the outlook was cut, and other revenue also missed, indicating the new construction opportunity is also taking longer to materialize. Zillow Class A shares are down about 17% in late morning trading. MORGAN STANLEY SAYS WAYMO COULD BE WORTH $175B: Morgan Stanley analyst Brian Nowak increased his enterprise value estimate for Alphabet's (GOOG, GOOGL) Waymo unit from $75B for ride sharing only to $175B given his analyses for two other emerging business models, logistics and licensing. He believes Waymo remains on track to launch an autonomous ride hailing service in Phoenix this year and believes this business could be worth about $80B over the long-term. Given his view of Waymo being a key part of Alphabet's long-term value, Nowak raised his sum of the parts valuation to $1,550 from $1,400. He has an Overweight rating and $1,325 price target on Alphabet shares. GOLDMAN RAISES NVIDIA TARGET AHEAD OF EARNINGS: Goldman Sachs analyst Toshiya Hari raised his price target for Nvidia (NVDA) to $324 from $310 ahead of quarterly results. Unlike the past 10 quarters where the company handily beat Street estimates and raised guidance, the analyst expects a "noisy" quarter with the focal points being the upcoming product transition in Gaming, the current product transition in Datacenter, weakness in cryptocurrency mining, and potential disruption from the virus attack at TSMC (TSM). That said, Hari noted that his long-term bull thesis on Nvidia remains intact and reiterated a Buy rating on the shares. ARGUS CUTS CBS TO HOLD: Argus analyst Joseph Bonner downgraded CBS (CBS) to Hold from Buy, noting significant downside risks for the company from both the sexual harassment allegations against CEO Moonves and the board's attempts to prevent the Viacom (VIA, VIAB) merger. Bonner noted that if the Moonves allegations are proven true, he would be immediately dismissed, which could end the board's bid to remain independent and thereby inflict damage on the shareholders.
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Imperial keeps Underperform rating on Viacom with $25 target
Viacom (VIAB) in Q3 missed on revenue due to a 3% decline in domestic affiliate fees and 3% decline in U.S. advertising, but earnings beat on "very nice cost containment," Imperial Capital analyst David Miller tells investors in a research note. The analyst keeps an Underperform rating on the shares with a $25 price target. The analyst has a "tough time" applying anything north of a 6.0 times enterprise value to EBITDA multiple on fiscal 2019, which a implies $25 per share, given Viacom's lack of appointment programming, lack of sports, and lack of any franchise presence in film with the exception of Mission Impossible and Transformers. Miller admits, though, that an acquisition of Viacom by CBS (CBS) could prove his call wrong.
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CBS/NAI settlement would likely be slight negative for Viacom, says KeyBanc
KeyBanc analyst Andy Hargreaves notes that several news outlets are reporting that CBS (CBS) and National Amusements are in settlement discussions that would, if completed, end the current litigation and end National Amusements' push to re-merge CBS with Viacom (VIAB) for a period of time. Although details are likely to be critical, the analyst would view this basic outline as a slight positive for CBS and a slight negative for Viacom. Absent a re-merger with CBS, Hargreaves believes a breakup and asset disposal would be the best path to maximize value at Viacom, which National Amusements has shown no interest in to date.

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