Warner Bros. Discovery received stock upgrades from two media analyst firms Friday for, among other things, making the decision to tie bonuses for CEO David Zaslav and his team to free cash flow performance. “We threw everything and the kitchen sink at a Downside Case scenario for WBD, and it still delevers to 3x by ’25E,” Wells Fargo analysts wrote in a research note published Friday, in which they upgraded WBD’s stock to “overweight” with a price target increase from $13 to $20 per share. “We now have conviction in FCF to limit downside, while the stock has asymmetric upside.”
Wall Street analysts covering Walt Disney on Wednesday focused on the future digital upside for the Hollywood giant instead of the near-term financial pain caused by the coronavirus pandemic, with several raising their stock price targets for the company and two upgrading the stock.