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Bank: Who will win in AI tech?

Investment bank Jefferies has used its University team to undertake a deep dive into AI and explore the possible winners in the technology sector. Jefferies says that the excitement around AI is justified, and it believes that AI tech has the potential to disrupt large parts of the white-collar workforce in time. However, Jefferies stated […]

March 9, 2023

Bank: Challenging year ahead for games

Investment bank Jefferies, which recently opened up detailed coverage of the video games industry, says that from interviews and discussions it has had with investors who generally remain “bullish” on the sector, but view the next 12 months for the sector as challenging. Jefferies says the sentiment overall was one of “let’s talk next year”, […]

February 24, 2023

Bank examines Viaplay numbers

Pay-TV streamer Viaplay has somewhat earned increased confidence with a set of solid Q4 numbers and a reiteration of its 2023 and longer-term guidance. “But with the trading backdrop still complex and breakeven in the International segment still a year away, there remains much to be seen before the market discounts a sustainable group EBIT […]

February 15, 2023

Bank: Australia linear TV “shows weakness”

A report from investment bank Jefferies says that it is “cautious” on Australia’s overall media sector. “Visibility is poor, linear TV would continue to show weakness, and while Broadcaster Video-on-Demand (BVoD) will provide an offset, content costs are rising. OML Media is our top pick in the sector as it is recovering to pre-Covid levels,” […]

January 23, 2023

Bank raises Netflix to ‘Buy’

Investment bank Jefferies, in a major review of US Media & entertainment, offers a wide variety of advice to clients including a downgrade (to ‘Hold’) for music streaming service Spotify and Roku (to ‘Underperform’) but with an upgrade (to ‘Buy’) for Netflix. The bank’s report doesn’t shy away from the risks for Netflix and the […]

January 14, 2023

Viaplay expects 24-26% growth in 2023

Viaplay Group has held Capital Markets Day (CMD), updating investors and analysts on its expectations for 2023. The CMD came less than a month since the company’s Q3 numbers drove the company’s share price down 8 percent. The CMD was more open on the company’s prospects for next year. Investment bank Jefferies admitted in a […]

November 11, 2022

Bank: Liberty Global rated Buy

Liberty Global’s share price has lately hovered around the $17 mark. Investment bank Jefferies believes this is much too low and has issued a ‘Buy’ revision to its clients with a share price target of $24.80 – an upside of 46 per cent. Jefferies reports on Liberty Global’s key metrics with its Q3 2022 consolidated […]

November 3, 2022

Bank: “HOLD on Viaplay”

Analysts at investment bank Jefferies have advised shareholders to hold onto their Viaplay shares despite the broadcaster’s “multi-faceted downgrades” and the talking points which followed on from the company’s Q3 results. The bank, in its snapshot ‘First View’ report, admits that Viaplay’s business is “flagging” and not helped by the “immediate effects of the general […]

October 26, 2022

Bank: Court creates O2/Three confusion

In May 2020, the General Court of the European Court of Justice ruled that a UK telco merger between O2 and Three, previously blocked in 2016, should be annulled. A note from Jerry Dellis and analysts at investment bank Jefferies says that the implication is that the evidence bar for EC competition authorities attempting to […]

October 24, 2022

Bank: “Nordic Noir helps Viaplay”

A report from Jefferies Bank suggests that Viaplay has married its dominance (indeed, creation) of a genre – in Nordic Noir – to top-flight sports rights to become a household name in streaming in the Nordic regions. It is now in the foothills of replicating the playbook internationally. The bank says it is optimistic on […]

August 10, 2022