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DIS

Disney

$135.08

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Sony

$55.69

-0.02 (-0.04%)

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Disney-Sony dispute ends Feige's involvement with 'Spider-Man,' Deadline says

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige will not produce any more "Spider-Man" movies because Disney (DIS) and Sony Pictures (SNE) have failed to reach new terms that would have given Disney a co-financing stake going forward, Deadline's Mike Fleming, Jr. reports. A conflict that has taken place over the past few months at the top of Disney and Sony has essentially removed Feige and the future involvement of Marvel from the Spider-Man universe, Fleming, Jr. says, citing sources. The news comes as the last two films Feige produce broke all-time record, namely "Avengers: Endgame" becoming the top-grossing movie of all time and "Spider-Man: Far From Home" surpassing "Skyfall" as the highest-grossing Sony Pictures film ever, the author notes. Sources told Deadline that there are two more "Spider-Man" movies in the works that are meant to have director Jon Watts and Tom Holland involved, though Feige won't be the lead creative producer for those projects unless something dramatic happens. Reference Link

DIS

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08/08/19
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UPGRADE

Fly Intel: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Disney (DIS) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse with analyst Douglas Mitchelson saying he sees less risk to estimates now that the fiscal 2020 consensus earnings per share estimate dropped from over $8 per share a year ago to ~$6 per share today. 2. Lyft (LYFT) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Wedbush and to Neutral from Underweight at Atlantic Equities. 3. Roku (ROKU) was upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Stephens and to Buy from Neutral at Rosenblatt. 4. Hertz (HTZ) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays with analyst Brian Johnson saying the company's "impressive" Q2 plus favorable industry dynamics offers a "better runway for transformation." 5. Dollar General (DG) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman Sachs with analyst Christopher Prykull saying the broader market volatility that has brought shares of Dollar General down has created an opportunity for investors to step into a "favorably positioned" retailer. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
08/14/19
NEED
08/14/19
NO CHANGE
Target $60
NEED
Buy
Needham positive on valuation and strategic position of ViacomCBS
Needham analyst Laura Martin is keeping her Buy rating and $60 price target on CBS (CBS) after its announced merger with Viacom (VIA), saying the company is retaining about 60% control along with many senior management positions in the deal. The analyst notes that the investment decision on CBS can now focus on its fundamentals, and she sees the combined entity as an "OTT superpower" with expected acceleration in its Subscription Video On Demand platform. Martin further contends that the merged ViacomCBS business is too cheap at a forward earnings estimate of 6.7-times relative to the multiples of her Hold-rated Discovery (DISCA) and Disney (DIS)
08/14/19
MACQ
08/14/19
DOWNGRADE
Target $31
MACQ
Neutral
Viacom downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Macquarie
Macquarie analyst Tim Nollen downgraded Viacom (VIAB) to Neutral from Outperform and keeps a Neutral rating on CBS (CBS) shares after the two companies announced a merger deal with no premium for Viacom following "3 years of on again/off again merger discussions amidst wrenching change in the industry." While he believes the deal's strategic positives outweigh the risks, Nollen said integration might not be easy and that ViacomCBS will still be "small-ish" compared with competitors Comcast (CMCSA) and Disney (DIS). He lowered his price target on Viacom shares to $31 from $37 and cut his price target on CBS shares to $53 from $55.
08/20/19
IMPC
08/20/19
NO CHANGE
Target $140
IMPC
In-Line
Disney price target lowered to $140 from $147 at Imperial Capital
Imperial Capital analyst David Miller lowered his price target for Disney to $140 from $147 and maintained an In-Line rating. Miller says he is materially lowering his FY19 estimates by 17c per share due to lower CPMs for the upcoming college football slate in September, and is also cutting his FY20 and FY21 EPS due to continued expected losses at the DTC unit as well as lower film ultimates. The analyst says the Q4 EPS decline accounts for a negative advertising pacing environment at ESPN due to the college football schedule, and says ESPN faces a difficult comp in terms of gross ratings points and advertising CPMs. Miller lowered his Q4 cumulative revenue estimate to $19.35B from $19.53B and his adjusted EPS estimate to 96c from $1.13.
SNE Sony
$55.69

-0.02 (-0.04%)

04/24/19
04/24/19
INITIATION
Target $18

Buy
Chicken Soup for the Soul initiated with a Buy at Maxim
As previously reported, Maxim analyst Allen Klee initiated Chicken Soup for the Soul (CSSE) with a Buy rating and a price target of $18. The analyst expects the company's Crackle Plus online streaming joint venture with Sony (SNE) to double the company's revenues in 2019, making it "one of the largest players in the attractive advertising video-on-demand market." Klee also cites Chicken Soup for the Soul's "strong brands, accretive acquisitions, low risk TV production, and revenue streams from production/distribution/advertising", positioning the company for longer term growth. The analyst further cites the attractive valuation for the shares at 12-times his expected 2019 adjusted EBITDA.
05/14/19
CHLM
05/14/19
NO CHANGE
Target $14
CHLM
Buy
Immersion can get back to profitability in 2020, says Craig-Hallum
Craig-Hallum analyst Anthony Stoss raised his price target for Immersion (IMMR) to $14 from $12 after the company signed both Samsung (SSNLF) and Sony (SNE), and raised 2019 guide. The analyst thinks the company can get back to profitability in 2020 based on new deal signings and cost cuts. He reiterates a Buy rating on Immersion shares.
05/17/19
BARD
05/17/19
NO CHANGE
BARD
Sony, Microsoft JV a 'surprsing turn' in 'battle for living room,' says Baird
Baird analyst Colin Sebastian said he views the joint venture pact between competitors Microsoft (MSFT) and Sony (SNE) on cloud-based gaming services as both "surprising" and a validation of the emerging market for streaming. The two companies clearly view video games as strategically important enough to put aside their intense competition and see Google (GOOGL) as a legitimate competitor and the Stadia streaming platform as a credible threat, said Sebastian, who added that he does not believe this means Sony and Microsoft will forego their separate console hardware platforms. He also believes that video game developers and publishers should benefit from the intensifying battle among platform companies for share of the game market and the "living room audience." Publicly traded game makers include Activision Blizzard (ATVI), Electronic Arts (EA) and Take-Two (TTWO).
06/12/19
NOMU
06/12/19
NO CHANGE
Target $33
NOMU
Buy
AMD has 'ample opportunity' to drive further growth, says Nomura Instinet
Nomura Instinet analyst David Wong believes AMD's (AMD) "strong" 7nm product pipeline and recent next-generation gaming console wins could help it to maintain its microprocessor momentum and support its "semi-custom" revenue stream. In addition, AMD has "ample opportunity" to drive further growth through market share gains in discrete GPUs for personal computers and continued penetration of the market for datacenter GPUs and accelerators, Wong tells investors in a research note. He reiterates a Buy rating on the shares with a $33 price target. He highlights the company's gaming wins with Microsoft (MSFT), Google (GOOG, GOOGL), and Sony (SNE).

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NVR

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