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Madison Square Garden Can Win From M&A And Buybacks

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Madison Square Garden Can Win From M&A And Buybacks
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Earnings Scheduled For February 3, 2017
  • The share price of The Madison Square Garden Co. (NYSE: MSG) have increased more than 2 percent in the past one month.
  • Stifel’s Benjamin E. Mogil has upgraded the rating on the company from Hold to Buy, with a price target of $190.
  • The upgrade follows the spin-off of Madison Square Garden Networks (MSGN).

Analyst Benjamin Mogil believes that the company has “a strong collection of assets with high IP value, supported by an M&A war-chest with the backdrop of a sizable buyback cushion,” which Madison Square Garden would “actively” utilize at the current price levels.

Mogil also believes that “as the television delivery eco-system evolves, actual content IP ownership will continue to have multiple distribution options.”

Most of the company’s M&A focus is expected to be in the Entertainment business, although Mogil does not expect Madison Square Garden to be very active in terms of share buybacks.

Latest Ratings for MSG

DateFirmActionFromTo
Jan 2017Bank of AmericaReinstatesBuy
Jan 2017Morgan StanleyUpgradesEqual-WeightOverweight
Sep 2016Albert FriedMaintainsMarket Perform

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