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March 3, 2014
08:46 EDTNFLX, CCOI, CMCSACogent relationship with Netflix, Comcast not affected by deal, says Stephens
Stephens said it concluded following a conference call with Cogent (CCOI) management that the company's relationship with Netflix (NFLX) and Comcast (CMCSA) will not be materially affected by the recent direct connection deal between the two. In fact, Stephens believes the deal could ultimately encourage more favorable regulations that support neutral IP transit providers and reiterates its Overweight rating and $46 price target on Cogent.
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May 22, 2015
07:36 EDTNFLXNetflix price target raised to $700 at RBC Capital following customer surveys
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May 21, 2015
18:01 EDTCMCSAFCC's Wheeler reaches out to cable executives, WSJ says
According to people familiar with the matter, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has in recent days called on cable executives to convey the message that the agency is not against any and all future cable deals despite the scrutiny put upon the once proposed Comcast (CMCSA)-Time Warner Cable (TWC) merger, reports the Wall Street Journal. Wheeler, according to the WSJ, called on Time Warner Cable CEO Rob Marcus and Charter Communications (CHTR) CEO Tom Rutledge, as well as other cable executives. Reference Link
14:54 EDTNFLXCiti ups Netflix target on international potential as company eyes China
Citigroup raised its price target for Netflix (NFLX) to $722 and maintained a Buy rating on the stock, citing the company's underappreciated international expansion and declining churn trends. WHAT'S NEW: In a research note, Citigroup analyst Mark May raised his price target on Netflix to $722 from $584, saying that despite the stock's 31% jump since reporting first quarter earnings on April 15, Netflix shares still have room to advance as the company extends its service globally. May believes the U.S. only accounts for 18% of Netflix's total addressable market based on broadband household metrics. Additionally, he thinks subscribership should trend positively as original content grows and churn declines, resulting in a potential 20% U.S. streaming revenue growth in 2016. The firm stated that Netflix's financial model should generate similar operating profits from "most" of the markets it chooses to enter, and that non-English speaking Netflix markets are being significantly undervalued when taking into account their size. Based on Citi's analysis, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand have a $25 implied enterprise value per broadband household, which, at roughly 10% of the U.S. metric, implies "very conservative" assumptions. Citi highlighted that Netflix's current stock price does not account for any additional value from further international launches, which could include Spain, Italy, Portugal, China, Russia, and India. The firm also remains optimistic on subscriber numbers for coming quarters, saying both churn and content offerings are improving at the company. WHAT'S NOTABLE: On May 14, Bloomberg reported that Netflix has held talks with several Chinese media companies, including Wasu Media, backed by Alibaba (BABA) chairman Jack Ma. In response to the report, a Netflix spokesperson remarked that the company plans to be "nearly global" by the end of 2016. PRICE ACTION: Netflix is trading near flat on the day to $622.47.
09:36 EDTNFLXActive equity options trading on open
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09:02 EDTCMCSAComcast, Level 3 announce long-term interconnection agreement
Comcast (CMCSA) and Level 3 Communications (LVLT) announced they have reached a new multi-year, bilateral interconnection agreement as part of a multifaceted arrangement that will help both companies meet their customers’ needs into the next decade and beyond. "The new arrangement builds on the strong working relationship between Comcast and Level 3, and expands on the agreements already in place," said the two companies.
06:23 EDTNFLXNetflix price target raised to $722 from $584 at Citigroup
Citigroup analyst Mark May raised his price target for shares of Netflix to $722 with the stock up 31% since reporting earnings on April 14. After revisiting his valuation analysis, May continues to believe Netflix's international opportunity is underappreciated. The analyst also expects the streaming service's subscriber trends to continue benefiting from lower churn and better content. May maintains a Buy rating on Netflix. The stock closed yesterday up $5.05 to $621.53.
May 20, 2015
12:11 EDTNFLXNetflix to introduce new web interface in June, TechCrunch reports
Netflix is testing a new user interface that does away with its carousels, reports TechCrunch. The company is expected to rollout the new interface on the web to all users worldwide beginning next month. Reference Link
06:28 EDTCMCSAAltice, Time Warner Cable have held talks about potential deal, Reuters reports
According to a source, Reuters reports that Altice is looking into buying Time Warner Cable (TWC), whose merger with Comcast (CMCSA) fell apart last month. The source says Altice has held talks with Time Warner Cable about a potential deal. Charter (CHTR) is also seeking to potentially buy Time Warner Cable. Reference Link
05:40 EDTCMCSATime Warner Cable reinstated with an Equal Weight at Barclays
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05:37 EDTCMCSAComcast reinstated with an Overweight at Barclays
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May 19, 2015
16:01 EDTNFLXOptions Update; May 19, 2015
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 27c to 19.17. Option volume leaders: AAPL BAC WMT MSFT FB TWTR MNKD NFLX T PBR
11:04 EDTNFLXNetflix hits pattern price target
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09:37 EDTNFLXActive equity options trading on open
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07:36 EDTCMCSAAutomakers to start V2V car rollouts with spectrum at a premium, WSJ says
General Motors' (GM) upcoming Cadillac CTS is the only car firmly scheduled to launch in the U.S. with vehicle-to-vehicle communications, or V2V, but the industry has promised that V2V will revolutionize safety and Cisco (CSCO) joined automakers earlier this month to brief the FCC on plans to test airwave sharing soon, said The Wall Street Journal. However, cable and telecom companies are pressuring carmakers to give up a part of the airwaves marked for V2V to be available for broader use, the report added. Publicly traded automakers include Fiat Chrysler (FCAU), Ford (F), Honda (HMC), Toyota (TM) and Volkswagen (VLKAY), while cable and telecom companies include Verizon (VZ), AT&T (T), Sprint (S), T-Mobile (TMUS), Comcast (CMCSA), Time Warner Cable (TWC) and Charter (CHTR). Reference Link
06:29 EDTCMCSA21st Century Fox expects to continue investing in TV, Deadline reports
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May 18, 2015
10:24 EDTCMCSAComcast EVP and GM, Video Services Strauss says in 'golden age' of TV
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08:45 EDTCCOICogent CEO says considering lawsuit against AT&T, CTFinancialNews reports
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08:06 EDTCMCSAComcast shares attractive at current levels, says Wells Fargo
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07:27 EDTCMCSA, CCOIJPMorgan to hold a conference
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May 17, 2015
15:37 EDTCMCSAUniversal's 'Pitch Perfect 2' leads U.S. weekend box office with $70.3M
For the weekend of May 17, Comcast (CMCSA, CMCSK) subsidiary Universal's "Pitch Perfect 2" topped domestic box office charts at $70.3M. Time Warner (TWX) subsidiary Warner Bros.' "Mad Max: Fury Road" landed in second place with $44.4M, while Disney's (DIS) "Avengers: Age Of Ultron" came in third with $38.8M. Warner Bros.' "Hot Pursuit" and Universal's "Furious 7" took fourth and fifth place at $5.8M and $3.6M, respectively. Data gathered by Rentrak.
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