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Ericsson restructuring of BSS a 'slight positive' for Amdocs, says JPMorgan

After Ericsson (ERIC) announced that it will be taking about $685M in restructuring charges in the fourth quarter to reshape its Business Support System, or BSS, business, JPMorgan analyst Jackson Ader called the news a "slight positive" for Amdocs (DOX). Ericsson's announcement gives more credence to Amdocs' contention that it has competed well against the equipment providers in the BSS space, it shows that the BSS market is strategic enough to warrant increased focus, and it likely gives Amdocs a leg up in the early stages of the 5G rollout, Ader tells investors. He maintains a Neutral rating on Amdocs shares.

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Amdocs upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Ramsey El-Assal upgraded Amdocs (DOX) to Buy and raised his price target for the shares to $82 from $70. Past mergers suggest that the AT&T (T) spend slowdown related to its acquisition of Time Warner (TWX) is only temporary, El-Assal tells investors in a research note. He believes a recovery is "on the horizon regardless of whether the merger is approved or not." The analyst sees upside to fiscal 2019 estimates for Amdocs.
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JPMorgan sees near-term waves, long-term potential for Amdocs from Sprint deal
JPMorgan analyst Jackson Ader noted that Sprint (S) is a "much larger customer" of Amdocs (DOX) than T-Mobile is and he sees the balance of power in the combined company as a slight net negative for Amdocs. While he would expect short-term disruption to certain discretionary projects, he also notes that Amdocs has a relationship with both and "could easily come out the next 12-24 months in a better position," Ader tells investors. Though synergies is "never a good word for vendors," Ader thinks the move to a 5G network could create additional project and revenue opportunities, he added. He maintains a Neutral rating on Amdocs shares.
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Amdocs can exceed mid-term growth forecasts, says JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Jackson Ader kept his Neutral rating and $70 price target on Amdocs after its Analyst Day, saying the company's forecasts were "an excellent reminder of the consistency in execution" of its strategy. The analyst states that Amdocs' margins and 3-year forecasts for organic revenue growth of 2%-6% were in line with expectations, but he also believes that "there are enough growth drivers in the business to produce numbers ahead of the mid-point." Ader further cites the company's lack of exposure to the slowdown in China, the potential of its "direct to consumer" move in media, and the return from its 5G investment.
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Ericsson upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus
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Ericsson upgraded to Buy at Argus on 5G opportunity
As reported earlier, Argus analyst Jim Kelleher upgraded Ericsson to Buy from Hold with a price target of $15.50. The analyst cites the start of the "age of 5G wireless" leading to improving revenue trends as more carriers increase their spending on 5G infrastructure and network upgrades. Kelleher also points to the company's first organic sales growth reported in Q3 in 4 years, with its network segment also posting a double digit operating margin. The analyst contends that Ericsson has the "technology, global reach, strong base of 4G business and deep carrier relationships" to make it successful in the 5G transition.
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