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Disney, CBS and 21st Century Fox downgraded as value shifts to distribution from content

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By Tomi Kilgore

Wells Fargo analyst Marci Ryvicker downgraded a number of media stocks on Tuesday as part of a re-valuation of the sector following what she said was "one of the worst earnings seasons we have ever had outside of the Great Recession," as value shifts from content to distribution. Walt Disney Co. /zigman2/quotes/203410047/lastsale DIS +3.39% , CBS Corp. and 21st Century Fox Inc. /zigman2/quotes/207816609/lastsale FOXA -1.18% were all downgraded to market perform from outperform. The only media company she covers that remains at outperform is Time Warner Inc. . Ryvicker said that actual second-quarter results were not that bad, but one major issue was that "there was no real 'high-quality' beat" within the group, as in no higher core cable or broadcast network revenue. She said investors seemed concerned about multiple compression, "as fears about the 'fraying' of the television ecosystem are finally coming to fruition." Ryvicker also downgraded Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202242861/lastsale CCO +14.64% and Outfront Media Inc. /zigman2/quotes/205949037/lastsale OUT +8.42% to market perform from outperform, while upgrading Entercom Communications Corp. /zigman2/quotes/203363871/lastsale ETM +15.08% to outperform from market perform. Among the stock's seeing premarket activity, Disney's fell 0.8%. It has tumbled 9.1% so far this month, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average has slipped 0.8%.

/zigman2/quotes/203410047/lastsale
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 104.50
+3.43 +3.39%
Volume: 31.43M
April 9, 2020 4:10p
P/E Ratio
16.70
Dividend Yield
1.68%
Market Cap
$182.48 billion
Rev. per Employee
$295,532
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/zigman2/quotes/207816609/lastsale
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 25.99
-0.31 -1.18%
Volume: 5.18M
April 9, 2020 4:00p
P/E Ratio
9.08
Dividend Yield
1.77%
Market Cap
$15.96 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/202242861/lastsale
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 0.73
+0.09 +14.64%
Volume: 4.73M
April 9, 2020 4:10p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
$297.02 million
Rev. per Employee
$469,259
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/zigman2/quotes/205949037/lastsale
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 14.30
+1.11 +8.42%
Volume: 2.88M
April 9, 2020 4:10p
P/E Ratio
14.88
Dividend Yield
10.63%
Market Cap
$1.90 billion
Rev. per Employee
$696,833
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/zigman2/quotes/203363871/lastsale
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 0.92
+0.12 +15.08%
Volume: 3.74M
April 9, 2020 4:10p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
8.69%
Market Cap
$110.49 million
Rev. per Employee
$191,787
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