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CMCSA

Comcast

$41.11

-0.63 (-1.51%)

, S

Sprint

$6.90

-0.26 (-3.63%)

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05/31
13:51
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13:51

Comcast wouldn't be interested in Boost Mobile, CNBC says

As previously reported, Comcast (CMCSA) issued a statement to media outlets to deny reports that it has any interest in acquiring spectrum that might be divested by Sprint (S) and T-Mobile (TMUS) in relation to their planned merger agreement. Comcast also would not be interested in acquiring Boost Mobile if the companies pursue a divestiture, a source tells CNBC. Reuters reported last night, citing its own sources, that Amazon (AMZN) is interested in acquiring Boost Mobile, mainly for an attached wholesale deal that would let the buyer use T-Mobile's wireless network for at least six years.

CMCSA

Comcast

$41.11

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S

Sprint

$6.90

-0.26 (-3.63%)

TMUS

T-Mobile

$74.19

-1.84 (-2.42%)

AMZN

Amazon.com

$1,786.60

-30.02 (-1.65%)

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CMCSA Comcast
$41.11

-0.63 (-1.51%)

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05/30/19
UPGRADE

Fly Intel: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Citi (C) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman Sachs with analyst Richard Ramsden saying he sees a "realistic path" to a 13% return on tangible common equity in 2020 for Citi, or 100 basis points ahead of market expectations, which he notes is not contingent on either higher interest rates or strengthening global growth trends. 2. Comcast (CMCSA) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Guggenheim with analyst Mike McCormack saying the company's successful pivot from primarily a video distributor to a connectivity company "has been fairly smooth." 3. Zynga (ZNGA) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Stephens with analyst Jeff Cohen saying the continued acceleration of recent acquisitions and the fact that Social Casino could be poised for a second half re-acceleration give him additional confidence in Zynga's live service portfolio. 4. Penumbra (PEN) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan with analyst Robert Marcus saying the Street is overly focused on competitive entrants to the stroke aspiration market. 5. Cypress Semiconductor (CY) upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Craig Hettenbach citing press reports indicating that the company is exploring strategic options. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
05/30/19
GUGG
05/30/19
UPGRADE
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Buy
Comcast upgraded to Buy on successful connectivity pivot at Guggenheim
As previously reported, Guggenheim analyst Mike McCormack upgraded Comcast to Buy from Neutral, contending that the company's successful pivot from primarily a video distributor to a connectivity company "has been fairly smooth." The results in Q1 showed that multiple-system operators and cable operators are outgaining telecom rivals in the broadband space meaningfully, said McCormack, who added that he expects continued broadband gains. Additionally, NBCU keeps operating at "a very high level" and the Wireless business is showing steady gains, according to McCormack, who raised his price target on Comcast shares to $52 from $39.
05/30/19
GUGG
05/30/19
UPGRADE
GUGG
Buy
Comcast upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Guggenheim
05/15/19
MSCO
05/15/19
NO CHANGE
MSCO
Overweight
Disney will have 'high class problem' if it has to pay more for Hulu, says Morgan Stanley
After Disney (DIS) and Comcast (CMCSA) announced a new agreement regarding their Hulu joint venture, Morgan Stanley analyst Benjamin Swinburne said the new pact is indicative of the priorities of both companies. Operational control of Hulu give Disney a chance to bundle the service with Disney Plus and/or ESPN Plus, allows for international expansion and likely creates some cost synergies, said Swinburne, who added that Disney will have "a high class problem" if it turns out if Hulu is appraised at a higher value when it comes time to buy out Comcast. For Comcast, the new deal gives it downside protection and content flexibility as it builds out its own streaming plans, the analyst added. He keeps Overweight ratings on both Disney and Comcast, concluding that the deal between the media giants will accelerate the transition from legacy TV to streaming.
S Sprint
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-0.26 (-3.63%)

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OPCO
05/31/19
NO CHANGE
OPCO
Outperform
AT&T, Verizon may trade down on Amazon/Boost Mobile news, says Oppenheimer
Following reports that Amazon (AMZN) is interested in buying Boost Mobile from T-Mobile (TMUS) and Sprint (S), Oppenheimer analyst Timothy Horan tells investors in a research note that he believes a deal would be "highly disruptive" to the industry, but would enable the merger approval for the Sprint-T-Mobile deal. The analyst sees Outperform-rated AT&T (T) and Perform-rated Verizon (VZ) trading down on the news, and Sprint trading higher.
05/21/19
COWN
05/21/19
NO CHANGE
COWN
State AGs may challenge Sprint, T-Mobile deal even if DOJ approves, says Cowen
Cowen analyst Paul Gallant said he believes that the Department of Justice is likely to approve T-Mobile's (TMUS) deal to buy Sprint (S) despite the Bloomberg report claiming that the DOJ is leaning against signing off on the agreement, with the main reason for his view being the belief that the White House really cares about beating China in 5G. However, he still sees significant risk at the state AG level, noting that Maryland AG Brian Frosch was quoted by Bloomberg as saying that "consumers are going to suffer in terms of price, in terms of quality, in terms of opportunities." Even if the DOJ approves the deal, state AGs have the authority to challenge and they might, Gallant tells investors.
05/22/19
BOFA
05/22/19
UPGRADE
Target $11.4
BOFA
Buy
Ericsson upgraded to Buy on 5G leadership, Huawei pressures at BofA/Merrill
As previously reported, BofA Merrill Lynch analyst Tal Liani upgraded Ericsson to Buy from Neutral, citing its 5G leadership and potential for longer-term share gains as well as the U.S. pressures on Huawei, which he thinks may add to Ericsson share gains. Additionally, the T-Mobile (TMUS) and Sprint (S) merger, if approved, may help accelerate the 5G timeline, Liani tells investors. The analyst, who added that he had a bullish visit to Ericsson's headquarters last Friday, raised his price target on the ADRs to $11.40 from $10.40.
05/22/19
NWST
05/22/19
DOWNGRADE
NWST
Neutral
Sprint downgraded to Neutral from Buy at New Street
TMUS T-Mobile
$74.19

-1.84 (-2.42%)

05/20/19
05/20/19
DOWNGRADE

Hold
Dish downgraded to Hold at Pivotal Research
As previously reported, Pivotal Research analyst Jeffrey Wlodarczak downgraded Dish (DISH) to Hold from Buy as it appears that the Sprint (S)/T-Mobile (TMUS) deal will clear regulatory hurdles and given the 22.9M share equity deal with sister company EchoStar (SATS). The likely ultimate approval of the Sprint/T-Mobile deal likely "significantly pushes back the timing" for a potential Dish spectrum deal materially, he contends.
AMZN Amazon.com
$1,786.60

-30.02 (-1.65%)

05/29/19
05/29/19
INITIATION

Fly Intel: Top five analyst initiations
Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Amazon.com (AMZN), Facebook (FB), and Twitter (TWTR) were initiated with a Buy at Pivotal Research, while Alphabet (GOOG, GOOGL), Pinterest (PINS), and Snap (SNAP) were initiated with a Hold. 2. Anchiano Therapeutics (ANCN) initiated with an Outperform at Baird. 3. Slack Technologies (WORK) initiated with a Neutral at DA Davidson. 4. National Vision (EYE) initiated with a Buy at Berenberg. 5. IMV Inc. (IMV) initiated with a Buy at B. Riley FBR. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
05/28/19
CHLM
05/28/19
NO CHANGE
Target $125
CHLM
Buy
Facebook crypto, Marketplace could drive growth for PayPal, says Craig-Hallum
Craig-Hallum analyst Brad Berning notes that investors have been worried about the impact of PayPal (PYPL) losing eBay (EBAY) and missing out on market share opportunities by not participating in Amazon's (AMZN) platform. However, the analyst points out that Facebook's (FB) crypto currency may be coming sooner than expected, which will have large implications for the payments industry as Facebook looks to co-op partners for loading payments, processing FX settlements, and providing exit points to spend the money in cash, crypto, digital wallets and cards networks. Additionally, Berning believes Facebook's Marketplace initiative could be a large positive for PayPal, with the potential to sustain its strong TPV growth rate in the 2021/2022 timeframe, despite eBay unwinding starting in the second half of 2020. The analyst reiterates a Buy rating and $125 price target on PayPal's shares.
05/29/19
PIVT
05/29/19
INITIATION
Target $2750
PIVT
Buy
Amazon.com initiated with a Buy at Pivotal Research
Pivotal Research analyst Michael Levine started Amazon.com with a Buy rating and $2,750 price target. With the "highest quality" management and franchise within global internet, Amazon is a "must own name with huge upside even from here," Levine tells investors in a research note.

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HR

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