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Comcast

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Comcast boosts debt sale to $27B to fund Sky takeover, FT says

Comcast (CMCSA) is set to borrow $27B to fund its major acquisition of Sky (SKYAY) in what would be the fourth biggest corporate bond sale on record, the Financial Times reports. Investor orders for the sale had reached $88B just hours after lenders opened their books, the report says, citing two people with knowledge of the sale. The surge of orders prompted Comcast to boost the size of their major bond sale by $7B after initially marketing the borrowing at $20B, the report says. Reference Link

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Sky

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CMCSA Comcast
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09/24/18
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09/24/18
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Sky's bidding war outcome 'best possible result' for Disney, says Bernstein
Bernstein analyst Todd Juenger says this weekend's outcome of the bidding war for Sky (SKYAY) was "the best possible result" for Disney (DIS). The analyst argues that he never understood why Disney would want to operate a European DBS business, and never understood how Sky would contribute to Disney's DTC strategy. Rather than pay such a premium like Comcast (CMCSA), Disney can now get "paid" that premium, assuming Fox (FOXA) agrees to sell and deliver the proceeds to Disney in lieu of the shares they had promised, the analyst contends.
09/24/18
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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. Pinnacle Foods (PF) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray with analyst Michael Lavery citing the expectation that the announced deal with ConAgra (CAG) will be approved. 2. Comcast (CMCSA) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at MoffettNathanson and to Perform from Outperform at Oppenheimer. 3. K2M Group (KTWO) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital with analyst Glenn Novarro following its agreement to be acquired by Stryker (SYK). 4. Bloomin' Brands (BLMN) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital with analyst Andrew Strelzik saying the sector's comps should start decelerating in Q4 as commodity deflation widens the gap between "food- at-home/food-away-from-home price," adding that the comps at Outback have historically the strongest relationship with changes in commodity prices. 5. Nutanix (NTNX) downgraded to Negative from Neutral at Susquehanna. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
09/25/18
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09/25/18
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Sky downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Jerry Dellis downgraded Sky (SKYAY) to Hold and lowered his price target for the shares to 1,728p from 1,750p. The analyst fully expects Comcast's offer to be accepted, allowing the acquisition to close by end-October.
09/26/18
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Target $43
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Overweight
Comcast price target raised to $43 from $38 at KeyBanc
KeyBanc analyst Brandon Nispel raised his price target for Comcast ((CMCSA) to $43 from $38 as he sees a positive risk/reward. The analyst expects Comcast's cable business to outperform expectations, which should drive improved sentiment and profitability over the next one to two years. Nispel also believes there is an overhang lifted on the stock following its Sky (SKYAY) auction win. Comcast's management acumen to integrate Sky and the strategic value of the assets are underappreciated by Comcast investors, he contends, reiterating an Overweight rating on the shares.
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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.
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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.
07/25/18
JPMS
07/25/18
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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.
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09/24/18
OPCO
09/24/18
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Oppenheimer downgrades Comcast to Perform following Sky acquisition
Oppenheimer analyst Timothy Horan downgraded Comcast (CMCSA) to Perform from Outperform and removed his $42 price target after the company won the auction for Sky (SKYAY). Comcast is acquiring Sky for 14 times EBITDA, or double its own multiple, Horan tells investors in a research note. The analyst expects Comcast to use Sky's over-the-top platforms and see good cross-selling opportunities. However, he believes Comcast needs to invest in U.S. wireless and over-the-top capabilities and "ultimately consolidate" the U.S. cable industry in order to "protect its franchise here." He sees increased competitive pressures for Comcast from new technologies.

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HMC

Honda

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VALE

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United Continental

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CSX

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IBM

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