BofA analyst Justin Post reiterated a Buy rating and $1,620 price target on Alphabet following the company's Q4 report, saying the big 4 sentiment drivers were mixed to positive. The analyst lowered his 2020 net revenue view to $155.4B from $156.2B, but raised his GAAP EPS view to $54.23 from $54.09. Despite Q4 revenues that fell below the Street, the analyst says he continues to be optimistic on new ad product opportunity in 2020.
Stephens analyst Nicholas Zangler notes that Roku (ROKU) and Google (GOOGL) continue to be embroiled in a contract dispute that may result in the removal of YouTube/YouTube TV apps from new Roku OS enabled devices if a deal is not reached by December 9th. Since April, the companies have been working to renew a partnership that would enable customers to once again download the YouTube TV app on the Roku OS, but negotiations appear to have stalled, the analyst adds. Zangler believes Roku sits in the "more enviable" position, given that the Roku OS commands 38% streaming hour market share among operating systems and comes embedded on 38% of TVs sold effectively serving as gatekeeper to a vast content library. He has an Overweight rating and a price target of $475 on Roku's shares.