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CBS

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Viacom

$21.83

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09:08

CBS price target lowered to $31 from $40 at Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo analyst Steven Cahall lowered his price target for Underperform-rated CBS (CBS) to $31 from $40, saying the Viacom (VIAB)-CBS S-4 has further reduced his investor confidence. HE tells investors that CBS investors are "frustrated" that it took so long to reset expectations to a new lower normal. The analyst also lowered his price target for Viacom to $23 from $18, saying management's projections in the out years appear disconnected from ecosystem realities.

CBS

CBS

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VIAB

Viacom

$21.83

-0.06 (-0.27%)

VIA

Viacom

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-0.66 (-2.67%)

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INITIATION

Fly Intel: Top five analyst initiations
Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Disney (DIS) was initiated with an Outperform at Wells Fargo, while Netflix (NFLX) was initiated with a Market Perform, and CBS (CBS), Viacom (VIAB, VIA), and Fox Corp. (FOXA) were initiated with Underperform ratings. 2. Merit Medical (MMSI) initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer. 3. Global Payments (GPN) reinstated with a Buy at Goldman Sachs. 4. 10x Genomics (TXG) initiated with an Outperform at Evercore ISI. 5. Corcept Therapeutics (CORT) and Strongbridge Biopharma (SBBP) initiated with a Buy at Jefferies. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
10/18/19
IMPC
10/18/19
NO CHANGE
Target $59
IMPC
Outperform
CBS price target lowered to $59 from $62 at Imperial Capital
Imperial Capital analyst David Miller lowered his price target for CBS (CBS) to $59 from $62 while keeping an Outperform rating on the shares. The analyst reduced his earnings estimates for both fiscal 2019 and 2020 due to new CBS "stand-alone" EBITDA forecasts issued yesterday in a regulatory filing. For CBS as a stand-alone entity, non-proforma, the company is maintaining its guidance of "high-single digit growth" and extending that guidance through fiscal 2023, says the analyst. The previous guidance only officially went through fiscal 2021, he notes. Miller adds that CBS stated that 2019 will end with EBITDA of $3.24B, "measurably below" what he had modeled for 2019.
10/18/19
LOOP
10/18/19
NO CHANGE
Target $50
LOOP
Buy
CBS price target lowered to $50 from $65 at Loop Capital
Loop Capital analyst Alan Gould lowered his price target on CBS to $50 to reflect the lower than expected projections for a "flat" FY20 outlined in the S-4 filed yesterday, saying profitability is constrained because of the company's higher investment spending. The analyst also lowers his FY20 EPS view on CBS to $5.25 from $6.42 but keeps his Buy rating on the shares given the current stock price levels.
10/21/19
LEHM
10/21/19
NO CHANGE
Target $41
LEHM
Equal Weight
Barclays cuts CBS target to $41, Viacom target to $24
Barclays analyst Kannan Venkateshwar cut his price target for CBS (CBS) to $41 from $53 and for Viacom (VIAB) to $24 from $33 while keeping Equal Weight ratings on both names. CBS and Viacom shares have sold off ~25% since their merger announcement on August 13, partly due to deal technicals, Venkateshwar tells investors in a research note. However, the analyst believes the selloffs are also a reflection of the fundamental challenges faced by both companies and skepticism around upside from the deal. The S-4 filing last week is the latest evidence of this struggle with CBS cutting its free cash flow estimates for the next couple years by 30%-40% and Viacom cutting EBITDA by 7%-8% versus consensus, Venkateshwar says. As a result of this revision, CBS may miss its long-term standalone earnings and revenue growth guidance provided at the beginning of this year, he adds.
VIAB Viacom
$21.83

-0.06 (-0.27%)

08/14/19
DBAB
08/14/19
UPGRADE
DBAB
Buy
Viacom upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Bryan Kraft upgraded Viacom (VIAB) to Buy from Hold and raised his price target on the stock to $42 from $33. Yesterday, CBS (CBS) and Viacom announced a definitive agreement to combine in an all-stock merger.
09/23/19
WELS
09/23/19
INITIATION
Target $23
WELS
Underperform
Viacom initiated with an Underperform at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst Steven Cahall initiated Viacom (VIAB) with an Underperform rating and a price target of $23, saying the "deal fatigue" has turned him negative on the CBS (CBS) merger story. The analyst contends that the long-term strategy of the combined entity is "unclear" and warns that there may be risk to its future fundamentals.
VIA Viacom
$24.09

-0.66 (-2.67%)

08/14/19
BNCH
08/14/19
NO CHANGE
Target $68
BNCH
Buy
CBS price target trimmed to $68 after Viacom deal at Benchmark
Benchmark analyst Daniel Kurnos lowered his price target on CBS (CBS) shares to $68 from $71 after the company "finally announced" a deal to recombine with Viacom (VIAB), stating that "the big reveal was met with little fanfare and perhaps even a touch of disappointment at the initial synergy forecast of $500M" following the media attention that had preceded the expected announcement. That initial synergy forecast will likely prove materially conservative, contends Kurnos, who keeps a Buy rating on CBS shares and does not cover Viacom.
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.

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