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Netflix

$302.89

0.22 (0.07%)

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Disney

$148.62

0.97 (0.66%)

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Survey finds Netflix cancelers blame price hikes, content for leaving, blog says

Helen Back wrote in the "Kill The Cable Bill" blog that the site partnered with "an unaffiliated third-party data analytics firm" to survey over 1,000 customers who have canceled Netflix (NFLX) in recent months with the goals of seeing what types of people were leaving, why they canceled, and if they had any plans on returning. Back wrote that 63% of those who unsubscribed had been using Netflix for more than a year and that about 49% of those who canceled cited the latest price increase as a key factor. 42% of those who have recently canceled indicated they aren't pleased with Netflix's current content slate, while 40% of recent former subscribers said they were subscribing to other services instead, the blog post adds. Disney+ and Apple TV+ are both priced below Netflix and Comcast's (CMCSA) NBC is considering making its upcoming Peacock streaming service free, the report noted. Reference Link

NFLX

Netflix

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0.97 (0.66%)

AAPL

Apple

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-0.58 (-0.22%)

CMCSA

Comcast

$44.69

0.08 (0.18%)

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NFLX Netflix
$302.89

0.22 (0.07%)

11/18/19
SOCG
11/18/19
NO CHANGE
Target $200
SOCG
Sell
Societe Generale sees big downside in Netflix shares with 'uniqueness' eroding
A "wider competitive set" has started to dilute Netflix's (NFLX) perceived "uniqueness" and will probably restrain its pricing power in the short term, Societe Generale analyst Christophe Cherblanc tells investors in a research note. The low price points set by Disney+ (DIS) at $6.99 per month and Apple TV+ (AAPL) at $4.99 per month will likely make Netflix more cautious exercising its pricing power, Cherblanc contends. Further, he believes the company's 2019 price increases have had a slightly higher than expected impact on U.S. churn. The analyst keeps a Sell rating on Netflix with a $200 price target. The streaming service closed Friday up $5.41 to $295.03. Despite the recent pullback, the shares still have "significant downside" risk, Cherblanc contends. Nonetheless, the analyst thinks Netflix will retain a dominant position in a "rapidly expanding" over-the-top market and deliver steady margin expansion.
11/15/19
JPMS
11/15/19
NO CHANGE
JPMS
Overweight
JPMorgan adds Lyft to list of top Internet picks
Earlier, JPMorgan analyst Doug Anmuth added Lyft (LYFT) to his list of top picks in the internet sector following third quarter earnings, saying the ride-hailing giant reported "significantly" better than expected revenue and EBITDA as it continues to take share of an increasingly rational U.S. rideshare market, thereby accelerating its path to profitability. Anmuth said that Lyft, which joins Facebook (FB), Amazon (AMZN), and Netflix (NFLX) in his top picks in the sector, also reiterated its expectation for consolidated EBITDA profit by the fourth quarter of 2021, though he continues to believe core rideshare can be profitable "well before that," likely sometime in 2020. The analyst, who has an Overweight rating on Lyft, noted that he removed Twitter (TWTR) and IAC/InterActive (IAC) from his top picks.
11/13/19
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11/13/19
NO CHANGE
WEDB
Disney's 'jaw dropping' 10M Disney+ subscribers beats expectations, says Wedbush
Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives said Disney's (DIS) just announced 10 million subscribers for Disney+ is a "jaw dropping" figure that he believes is considerably higher than many on Wall Street were anticipating. He also thinks Disney could hit its long term subscriber target of 60 to 90M by s by 2024 potentially two years earlier at this pace. The company's "unmatched content" and "massive" brand and distribution make Disney+ a "legitimate streaming competitor on Day One" to Netflix (NFLX), Ives added. Commenting on the recent launch of Apple's (AAPL) TV+, Ives said pricing, content, and especially the company's installed base remain its "major strategic weapons."
11/15/19
GDHS
11/15/19
NO CHANGE
GDHS
Gordon Haskett says Ackman, Icahn could be buyer behind Nomura's Netflix stake
Don Bilson, who heads Gordon Haskett's event-driven research team, said in a note prior to the open that Nomura's largest stock purchase last quarter was Netflix (NFLX), noting that the Japanese bank "put Mantle Ridge into Aramark (ARMK) and Carl Icahn into HP (HPQ) via a swap or some sort of options trade that remained on Nomura's books" previously. He speculated Bill Ackman could be the buyer behind Nomura's stakeholding, even "though there is nothing for an activist to do" at Netflix, given it fits the pattern of some other Pershing Square stock investments and Ackman mentioned not long ago that he had built a new, unnamed position. If it's not Ackman, "we suppose it could be Carl Icahn who just proved he knows who to call at Nomura" and his son, who previously got Icahn into the stock, is set to rejoin his fund shortly, Argenti wrote in his pre-open note.
DIS Disney
$148.62

0.97 (0.66%)

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RSBL
11/19/19
NO CHANGE
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RSBL
Rosenblatt boosts Disney target to $175 after second streaming survey
Following his second streaming video survey over the weekend, Rosenblatt analyst Bernie McTernan raised his price target for Disney to $175 from $170 and reiterated the shares as his top pick in Media. The analyst now assumes 21M global Disney+ subscribers at the end of December and 35M at the end of fiscal 2020. The analyst says awareness of Disney+ increased dramatically from his last survey. 84% of respondents indicated they were aware of Disney's streaming service, up from 63% in his prior survey published on October 27. McTernan believes Disney+ current has 15M-20M subscribers. He reiterates a Buy rating on Disney shares.
11/15/19
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11/15/19
NO CHANGE
Target $139
DBAB
Hold
Disney price target raised to $139 from $132 at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Bryan Kraft raised his price target for Disney to $139 from $132 saying the company's streaming service is off to an "unprecedented start." However, with an estimated 130M broadband households across the five markets where Disney+ launched this week, the service has already achieved ~8% penetration, Kraft tells investors in a research note. The analyst keeps a Hold rating on Disney shares.
11/14/19
RSBL
11/14/19
NO CHANGE
Target $170
RSBL
Buy
Rosenblatt sees potential for high conversion of Disney+ free trials
Rosenblatt analyst Bernie McTernan said Disney's (DIS) announcement of 10M sign ups in the first roughly 36 hours from the launch of Disney+ don't necessarily equate to paying subscribers, but he sees the potential for high conversion of free trials to paying subscribers based on the company's deal with Verizon (VZ) as well as its pacing of show releases. While he acknowledges that Disney shares appear "optically expensive" based on near-term PE multiples, he thinks this misses the potential value Disney is creating in direct-to-consumer services, McTernan added. McTernan has a Buy rating and $170 price target on Disney shares.
AAPL Apple
$266.45

-0.58 (-0.22%)

11/15/19
JPMS
11/15/19
NO CHANGE
Target $290
JPMS
Overweight
JPMorgan ups Apple target to $290 on 'underappreciated' advertising opportunity
JPMorgan analyst Samik Chatterjee raised his price target for Apple to $290 from $280 and reiterates an Overweight rating on the shares. Following the stock's strong run, investor attention is increasingly focusing on identifying new avenues of Services revenue growth beyond the current ventures, such as Apple Music, Apple Pay, Apple Arcade, and its latest, Apple TV+, "which are still very much in early innings," Chatterjee tells investors in a research note. However, he believes "hidden in plain sight and underappreciated by most" is Apple's advertising opportunity. The analyst highlights the "secular migration" of advertising dollars to mobile platforms and Apple's large installed base of close to 1B iPhone users. Chatterjee estimates that if Apple were willing to accelerate monetization of advertising through an expansion of its current efforts with Apple Search Ads as well as adopting new strategies around Apple TV, it could expand advertising revenues 33% per annum to $11B in fiscal 2020 from an estimated ~$2B currently. Piper Jaffray this morning also raised its price target on Apple to $290.
11/19/19
FBCO
11/19/19
NO CHANGE
Target $221
FBCO
Neutral
Apple's iPhone unit trends remain 'solid,' says Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Matthew Cabral tells investors in a research note that nearly two months into the iPhone 11 cycle, data points continue to suggest a meaningful improvement in units y/y. Government data suggests iPhone units are up 6% y/y in China over September and October combined, with Cabal adding that his firm's tracking data suggesting the iPhone has yet to hit full supply/demand balance eight weeks post-launch. While Cabral says he is "on board" with the idea that the shift toward Services deserves a higher multiple over time, he "struggles" with continued P/E expansion seemingly led by firming iPhone data points rather than Services-driven upside. The analyst keeps a Neutral rating and $221 price target on Apple shares.
11/19/19
WEDB
11/19/19
NO CHANGE
Target $325
WEDB
Outperform
China the 'linchpin' of success on Apple iPhone supply chain, says Wedbush
Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives tells investors in a research note that President Trump is expected to visit Apple's tech manufacturing facility in Austin, Texas along with CEO Tim Cook in what he calls a key strategic visit for the company. While Ives says he sees more AI and hardware manufacturing coming out of the U.S., India, and potentially Vietnam down the road, for the foreseeable future China remains the "linchpin" of success on the iPhone supply chain with Cook needing to "play nice in the sandbox" both in the U.S. as well as in China to make sure no new roadblocks appear that could derail this potential "5G super cycle" heading into 2020. He keeps an Outperform rating and $325 price target on Apple shares.
CMCSA Comcast
$44.69

0.08 (0.18%)

11/14/19
HSBC
11/14/19
DOWNGRADE
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HSBC downgrades AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Altice USA to Hold
HSBC analyst Sunil Rajgopal downgraded to Hold from Buy shares of AT&T (T), Verizon Communications (VZ), T-Mobile (TMUS) and Altice USA (ATUS). The analyst's only Buy in US Telecoms is now Comcast (CMCSA). Rajgopal keeps Reduce ratings on both Dish (DISH) and Sprint (S). The "evolving content business model" and increasing competition leads the analyst to be more cautious on the pay-TV business and operators with greater exposure to content revenues. Producers are increasingly distributing their content directly to consumers rather than relying on the cable and satellite aggregators, Rajgopal tells investors in a research note. In addition, the entry of a "well-funded" companies like Apple (AAPL) into content production and distribution "with its low sticker price adds to the concerns," contends the analyst. Rajgopal cut his pay-TV subscriber estimates for Comcast, AT&T, Charter and Altice USA to reflect his more cautious stance. The analyst lowered his price target for Altice USA to $28 from $30, raised his price target for AT&T to $42 from $38, raised his price target for Verizon to $65 from $62, and kept an $86 price target on T-Mobile.
11/04/19
SPHN
11/04/19
NO CHANGE
Target $8
SPHN
Equal Weight
Stephens ups WideOpenWest price target to $8, remains concerned on competition
Stephens analyst Kyle Evans said shares of WideOpenWest (WOW) have held up better than he anticipated following the distribution of 27M shares by Avista to limited partners in August and that the stock responded better than he'd expected to the company's Q3 report on Friday. Though he raised his price target on the stock to $8 from $6 after unit economics in the quarter trended positively, Evans keeps an Equal Weight rating on the shares given his concerns about leverage, uncertainty around TV economics and "formidable competition" from the likes of Comcast (CMCSA), Charter (CHTR), Cable One (CABO) and Altice USA (ATUS).
10/25/19
GUGG
10/25/19
NO CHANGE
Target $57
GUGG
Negative view of media assets weighing on Comcast sentiment, says Guggenheim
Guggenheim analyst Mike McCormack said Comcast reported a "solid" third quarter with Cable, NBCU, total revenue, broadband net adds and EBITDA topping his expectations. While he expects free cash flow to improve given the combination of lower capex intensity and moving past film and TV working capital headwinds, he believes "sentiment for media assets remains firmly negative," which he thinks is weighing on sentiment for Comcast. He raised his price target on the stock to $57 from $52 and keeps a Buy rating on Comcast shares.
10/25/19
MSCO
10/25/19
NO CHANGE
Target $53
MSCO
Overweight
Morgan Stanley says Comcast results a reminder of 'uniquely attractive position'
Morgan Stanley analyst Benjamin Swinburne said Comcast's Q3 served as a reminder of the company's "uniquely attractive position" with rising returns on invested capital as margins improve and capital intensity falls. While video subscriber losses are increasing, broadband customer growth is accelerating and sustaining this growth is the key to continued share performance, said Swinburne. Although regulatory questions around broadband may come back into focus during the 2020 election process, he also believes the "cumulative impact of years of investment in the network and product set" should not be underestimated, Swinburne added. He keeps an Overweight rating on the stock and bumped up his price target to $53 from $51.

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