Comcast reinstated with an Overweight at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Philip Cusick reinstated coverage of Comcast with an Overweight rating and $42 price target following a period of restriction. The analyst says that while the Sky deal may position the company well long term, he doesn't "love it" due to the increased leverage and added complexity versus "what was previously a fairly simple story." However, Sky will account for just 9% of total company EBITDA and it may be too early to tell whether Comcast's foray into Europe will pan out at this point, Cusick tells investors in a research note. The analyst believes Comcast's current valuation is "compelling" given its top-line and EBITDA growth profile relative to mega cap peers.