Macquarie Upgrades Comcast Corp (CMCSA) to Outperform

October 24, 2016 7:15 AM EDT
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Price: $73.75 +0.67%

Rating Summary:
    28 Buy, 4 Hold, 0 Sell

Rating Trend: Up Up

Today's Overall Ratings:
    Up: 18 | Down: 18 | New: 11
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Macquarie upgraded Comcast Corp (NASDAQ: CMCSA) from Neutral to Outperform with a price target of $77.00 (from $69.00).

Analyst Amy Yong commented, "DreamWorks, wireless optionality, and digital initiatives are driving Comcast’s evolution into becoming a one-stop shop for all things consumer. Xfinity’s brand paired with strategic acquisitions like DreamWorks and BuzzFeed drive our ‘16/’17 estimates higher (see Fig. 7) with an ~8% EPS CAGR through ’18. With that, we are upgrading to Outperform from Neutral, with a US$77 target, up from US$69.

The potential AT&T-Time Warner/pending Starz-Lionsgate deals are highlighting the merits of distribution-content. Comcast’s ample balance sheet optionality leaves room for additional vertical deals, particularly as the NBCU consent decree is set to expire in roughly one year."

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Shares of Comcast Corp closed at $64.06 yesterday.

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