Goldman Sachs Downgrades Scripps Networks Interactive (SNI) to Neutral, Cuts Estimates

December 6, 2012 8:32 AM EST Send to a Friend
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Goldman Sachs downgraded Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI) from Buy to Neutral with a price target of $65.00 (from $69.00).

The firm cut 2013-14 EPS by 4-5% on lower advertising growth forecasts associated with weak Food Network ratings, which account for 40% of SNI total EBITDA. They now model US ad growth of 7% in 4Q, 9.4% in 2012 and 8.6% in 2013. They also lower 4Q12 EPS by 4% to $0.85, while lowering 2013-14 to $3.97/$4.52.

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Shares of Scripps Networks Interactive closed at $57.70 yesterday.




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