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Recent News Should Keep Shares Of Time Inc Range-Bound Near Term

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Recent News Should Keep Shares Of Time Inc Range-Bound Near Term
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Wells Fargo expects shares of Time Inc (NYSE: TIME) to be rangebound amid takeover rumors swirling around the company linking it to Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP) and Hearst.

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Analyst Eric Katz is not comfortable with the underlying fundamentals, but he also not ruling out the possibility of a deal, thus putting a potential floor under the current $18-ish stock price.

“Until a deal does or doesn't happen, we view TIME as sort of stuck—hence we maintain our Market Perform,” Katz wrote in a note.

Katz’s analysis shows a Meredith deal creates a combined company with revenue of $4.8 billion and EBITDA of $1.0 billion. Meanwhile, the analyst has wondered over Hearst buying Time given the former is known for its disciplined buyer.

Katz has a Market Perform rating has a valuation range of $13–$15. At last check, shares of Time were down 0.28 percent at $17.70.

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