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  • Matt Stone and Trey Parker, South Park creators
    Company & Industry Overviews

    South Park Settles $900M Movie Deal With ViacomCBS, Stock Responds

    By Rachel Curry
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why CBS Is Focusing on Original Progamming

    Media companies have started focusing on producing original programming. CBS (CBS) is also increasingly concentrating on original programming.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will Dish’s Sling TV Remain Successful?

    As Millennials increasingly move to OTT (over-the-top) services, pay-TV companies like Dish Network (DISH) are also focusing on OTT services.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Trading at a Discount, Netflix Has Mixed Recommendations

    Of the 44 analysts covering Netflix, 23 have given it a “buy” recommendation, seven have given it a “sell” recommendation, and 14 have given it a “hold” recommendation.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s Really Driving Growth for 21st Century Fox’s Television Segment?

    FOXA believes that its “ability to create, own and monetize hit content” for its television segment will drive long-term value for its shareholders.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Look at Netflix’s Valuation Metrics

    In international markets, Netflix continues to expand rapidly, but it hasn’t become profitable yet. The company also faces other challenges in international markets.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Media Networks Enter Amazon’s Streaming Partners Program

    Netflix is the most popular service, with 49% of OTT subscribers. Amazon ranks second to Netflix when it comes to subscribers for its streaming video (or OTT) service.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Industrials

    John Paulson’s Paulson & Co. buys a new position in CBS in 1Q14

    Paulson initiated a new position in CBS Corp. (CBS) last quarter. The position accounts for 1.35% of Paulson’s $20 billion 1Q 2014 portfolio.

    By Samantha Nielson
  • Financials

    JAT Capital ups its position in Yahoo

    Yahoo! Inc. is a global technology company that provides a variety of products and services. Recently, Yahoo shares climbed higher on third-quarter earnings and revenue that beat analyst estimates.

    By Patricia Garner
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Credit Suisse Gave Its Recent Thumbs up to 21st Century Fox

    During the past month, the FOXA’s stock price has gone up by 11.6% while CBS and Disney have seen their stock prices go up by 15.4% and 6.2%, respectively.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Does Netflix’s Valuation Compare?

    Valuation metrics Earlier in this series, we learned about some key updates for Netflix (NFLX). In this part of the series, we’ll look at how Netflix’s value proposition stacks up against its peers’. Common valuation multiples for companies in the sector include the PE (price-to-earnings), EV-to-EBITDA (enterprise value to earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and […]

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Healthcare

    Why Chilton starts new position in Wyndham Worldwide

    Approximately 63% of Wyndham’s revenues come from fees for providing services referred to as its “fee-for-service” businesses.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is Verizon Interested in Comcast?

    On April 19, Bloomberg reported, citing Verizon Communications’ (VZ) CEO, Lowell McAdam, that Verizon is open to merger discussions with either Comcast (CMCSA), The Walt Disney Company (DIS), or CBS (CBS).

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Miscellaneous

    How Analysts Are Rating Netflix before Its 1Q17 Earnings

    Of the 41 analysts covering Netflix (NFLX), 24 gave it a “buy” recommendation, two gave it a “sell” recommendation, and 15 gave it a “hold” recommendation.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Earnings Report

    John Wiley & Sons Reported Mixed 1Q16 Results

    According to its 1Q16 earnings report, John Wiley & Sons’ net revenue decreased by 4.2% to $422.981 million in 1Q16, compared to its 4Q15 net revenue of $441.646 million.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Viacom and CBS Could Benefit from Potential Merger

    Media players Viacom (VIAB) and CBS (CBS) are again talking about a merger.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Technology & Communications

    Pandora’s rising content acquisition costs may impact its profits

    Pandora said content acquisition costs, as a percentage of revenue, decreased for the calendar year 2013 due to its ability to monetize listener hours.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Earnings Report

    John Wiley & Sons’ Revenue and Income Fall

    After its fiscal 2Q16 earnings report, John Wiley & Sons fell 10.4% to close at $45.09 per share as of December 8, 2015.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Earnings Report

    How Does John Wiley & Sons Compare to Its Peers?

    John Wiley & Sons’ competitors have outperformed the company based on gross profit margin, current ratio, and PE ratio. Based on price-to-book value ratio, the company performed much better than its ETFs.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Walt Disney Finally Closes Its Fox Acquisition

    Yesterday, Walt Disney (DIS) finally closed its long-awaited acquisition of most of 21st Century Fox’s (FOX) (FOXA) media and entertainment assets.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Consumer

    JAT Capital opens new position in Ctrip.com

    Ctrip.com International, Ltd., or Ctrip, is a leading travel service provider of accommodation reservations, transportation ticketing, packaged tours, and corporate travel management in China.

    By Patricia Garner
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    Earnings Report

    Here’s How Time Warner Fared in 2Q16

    Time Warner (TWX) announced its fiscal 2Q16 earnings on August 3, 2016. It reported revenues of $7 billion, a decline of 5% year-over-year.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will Time Warner Participate in Hulu’s Online Television Service?

    Time Warner has stated that it would follow Disney and Fox in terms of its programming becoming available on Hulu’s new service.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Time Warner Could Benefit from Earlier Video on Demand Releases

    Time Warner’s (TWX) Warner Bros. could benefit from its movies moving from theaters to on-demand streaming quicker, which could open up a new revenue stream for the company.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Consumer

    JAT Capital sells its position in Vipshop Holdings

    According to a Bloomberg report in March, Vipshop’s Guangzhou-based share price doubled this year after surging 369% in 2013. This was the biggest advance on the Bloomberg China-U.S. Equity Index.

    By Patricia Garner
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    Earnings Report

    Netflix: Growing Memberships in the Domestic Market for 2Q15

    Netflix’s domestic streaming memberships have been increasing steadily through the quarters. Memberships rose 17% in 2Q15 compared to the same quarter last year.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Technology & Communications

    Why did Paulson & Co. sell its Family Dollar Stores stake?

    Paulson reduced its position in Family Dollar Stores (FDO) last quarter. The position now accounts for 1.84% of Paulson’s $20 billion 1Q 2014 portfolio, down from 3.12% in 4Q 2013.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Earnings Report

    How Are Analysts Rating Disney before Its Earnings Release?

    Shareholder returns and stock trends As of November 2, 2016, The Walt Disney Company’s (DIS) stock was trading at $92.39. That’s 0.4% above its 20-day moving average of $92, 0.7% below its 50-day moving average of $93, and 2.8% below its 100-day moving average of $95. Disney generated returns of -19.7% in the trailing 12-month […]

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Do Media Networks Make Money?

    Media networks face stiff competition for acquisition and distribution of content. Quality and exclusivity add to competition across the media value chain.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    Consumer

    Maverick Capital lowers position in Baidu, Inc.

    Maverick Capital lowered its position in Baidu, Inc. in 3Q14. The position accounts for 0.36% of the fund’s total portfolio in the third quarter.

    By Patricia Garner
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    Consumer

    JAT Capital’s activist stake in Madison Square Garden

    In its latest amended filing to SEC, JAT Capital revealed it has an activist stake equal to 9.36% of the company’s shares outstanding. It upped its stake to 5.96 million shares, pushing the company’s management harder to consider strategic alternatives.

    By Patricia Garner
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    Financials

    JAT Capital starts a new position in Zillow

    Zillow, Inc. operates the leading real estate and home-related marketplaces on mobile and the Web. Zillow reported quarterly revenue of $88.6 million, up 66% over 3Q 2013.

    By Patricia Garner
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Disney Stock Shines Close to All-Time High

    Disney (DIS) stock rose to a new all-time high on Wednesday following the launch of Disney+. The company’s new streaming service launched on Tuesday.

    By Anjana Viswanathan
  • Technology & Communications

    Why more competition from digital media hurts TV ad sales

    According to a report by the Interactive Advertising Bureau, Internet ad revenues grew 17%, to $42.8 billion, in 2013 compared with 2012, while overall TV ad spending remained stagnant.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    An Overview of the Streaming Services Industry

    The pace that internet video streaming has evolved is nothing short of revolutionary. Streaming is a serious threat to the cable TV industry.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Could the Viacom-CBS Merger Affect Netflix?

    This week, Viacom (VIAB) and CBS (CBS) agreed to merge to form a new media entity, ViacomCBS. That merger could affect Netflix in several ways. With their merger, Viacom and CBS aim to become a major player in the video streaming market. Viacom CEO Bob Bakish, who is set to lead ViacomCBS, said in an […]

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    CBS-Viacom Merger Talks Continue

    CBS (CBS) and Viacom (VIAB) are progressing with merger talks, according to a report from Fox Business. Currently, the deliberations are quiet.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Should Netflix Be Wary of Competition from Disney+?

    Many analysts reportedly don’t believe Disney’s streaming service will threaten Netflix or Amazon Prime Video given their vast worldwide presences.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will the Pricing of Disney+ Be Competitive?

    The Walt Disney Company’s (DIS) streaming service, Disney+, will launch in US (SPY) markets in November.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Disney Gets Rating Upgrades from Two Analysts

    On April 10, the Walt Disney Company (DIS) stock was upgraded by BMO Capital analyst Daniel Salmon.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Markets Crash in 1Q – April Fool’s

    Decent earnings combined with low expectations are fueling rally after rally – not to mention the ever elusive promise of a China deal.

    By JP Gravitt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why AT&T’s Carriage Deal Is Important for Viacom

    The renewal deal with AT&T was significant for Viacom, which is struggling to produce consistent earnings.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Did S&P Downgrade Disney’s Rating?

    On March 12, S&P Global Ratings reportedly downgraded the Walt Disney Company (DIS) to an A from an A+.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Does Discovery Want if It’s Not For Sale?

    Discovery (DISCA) was quick to deny a CNBC report last month that said the company was interested in selling itself to the highest bidder.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Earnings Report

    Comcast Stock Rose on Upbeat Q4 Results

    Comcast (CMCSA) reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter results before the market bell on January 23, sending its stock 5.49% higher to close at $36.89.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Comcast Is Terminating Its Share Buyback Program

    Comcast (CMCSA) has impressed shareholders with attractive dividends for the last several years.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Disney Had to Discontinue Its Share Repurchase Program

    Disney announced that it would not continue its share repurchase program until it completed its proposed acquisition of media assets from 21st Century Fox.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Debt Remains Netflix’s Prime Source of Financing

    Netflix (NFLX) considers debt its main source to finance content, given its lower cost of capital.

    By Aaron Hemsworth
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    Earnings Report

    Where Netflix’s Valuation Stands among Its Peers

    Netflix is now trading at a PE (price-to-earnings) multiple of 239.61x.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Earnings Report

    Assessing Disney’s Strategy to Return Value to Its Shareholders

    The Walt Disney Company (DIS) has a long history of paying dividends to its shareholders. It has also returned capital value to shareholders through share buybacks.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Earnings Report

    Can Comcast Keep Returning Value to Its Shareholders?

    In 4Q17, Comcast paid back $1.2 billion worth of capital to its shareholders through buybacks of 32.4 million shares.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Earnings Report

    Disney’s Capital Return Policy Looks Attractive

    Capital return trends Leading media mogul The Walt Disney Company (DIS) has continued to improve its capital return policy, driven by attractive dividend payments and strong share repurchase programs. In fiscal 2017, the media giant returned ~$11.8 billion to shareholders via buybacks and dividend payments, compared with $9.8 billion in fiscal 2016. In fiscal 2018, the […]

    By Aaron Hemsworth
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    Consumer

    CBS All Access to Boost Entertainment Segment with an International Launch

    After experiencing huge success in the domestic market, CBS’s online video streaming service, CBS All Access, plans to launch in Canada in 2018.

    By Aaron Hemsworth
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    Earnings Report

    What Hurt CBS’s Entertainment Segment in 3Q17?

    CBS’s (CBS) Entertainment segment, which contributes nearly 57% of the company’s total revenues, reported $1.8 billion in revenues for the 3Q17.

    By Aaron Hemsworth
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    Earnings Report

    Why Affiliate Revenues Remain Crucial for CBS

    Media conglomerate CBS (CBS) reported 3Q17 financial results that showed that its overall revenues rose 2.8% YoY (year-over-year) to nearly $3.2 billion.

    By Aaron Hemsworth
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    Earnings Report

    Could BET Networks Keep Driving Viacom’s Media Business?

    In this series, we’ll take a close look at Viacom’s flagship brands and how they’re driving the company’s revenue.

    By Aaron Hemsworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Comparing Netflix’s Valuation Metrics with Its Peers

    Netflix’s stock price closed at $183.60 on July 18. The company had a market capitalization of $79.4 billion on July 18 with an enterprise value of $81.8 billion.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Comcast Expects Retransmission Consent Fees to Rise in 2017

    Comcast’s (CMCSA) Broadcast Television segment earns most of its revenue through advertising, content licensing, and retransmission consent fees.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is HBO Now Really Direct-To-Consumer?

    Subscribing through Amazon Prime Channels On June 5, FierceCable reported, citing BTIG analyst Rich Greenfield, that around 50% of Time Warner’s (TWX) HBO Now subscribers, around 75% of Starz’s video streaming service subscribers, and most of CBS’s (CBS) Showtime subscribers come from Amazon (AMZN) Prime Channels. Amazon Prime Channels, launched in 2015, allows Prime members to subscribe […]

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Earnings Report

    Comcast’s Broadcast Television and Cable Networks Segment Outlook

    Comcast’s (CMCSA) NBCUniversal broadcast television earns the majority of its revenues from advertising and retransmission.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Look at Netflix’s Valuation Metrics

    Netflix (NFLX) has a high forward EV-to-EBITDA multiple of 36.5x and a PE multiple of 72.8x.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will YouTube TV Threaten AMZN’s Prime Instant Video’s Popularity?

    According to a report from The New York Post early last month, Amazon’s (AMZN) Prime Instant Video service could be looking to offer premium content.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    The Shift in Dish Network’s Sling TV User Base

    When Dish Network’s (DISH) Sling TV was launched, the company was focused on Millennials as its user base. But recently, there’s been a shift.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Time Warner’s Valuation: What the Metrics Say

    Time Warner (TWX) has a forward PE multiple of 16.3x, which is high among its peers.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Miscellaneous

    Time Warner’s Recommendations: What the Analysts Say

    Of the 34 analysts covering Time Warner, 18 gave it “buy” recommendations, and 15 gave it “holds.”

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Insight from Dish: Will Trump Hinder Consolidation in the Media Industry?

    Dish expects that “there’s going to be more flexibility in M&A transactions” that don’t “harm the public interest” and don’t “violate anti-trust laws.”

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Is Dish Network’s Flex Pack Working Out?

    In September 2016, Dish launched its Flex Pack, which offers a basic channel bundle of 50 channels and one additional pack of channels for $39.99 per month.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Is Netflix’s Content Licensing Strategy?

    Content licensing is usually for a fixed number of years, and Netflix (NFLX) pays for an exclusive subscription video-on-demand (or SVOD) license for a given title.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Is Amazon’s Bid for Live Sports Likely to Affect Comcast?

    According to a FierceCable report from October 2016, football ratings for Monday Night Football fell 24% in Week 5.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Netflix’s View: Original Content versus Content Licensing?

    Original programming Netflix (NFLX) expects to spend ~$5 billion on content acquisition in 2016 and $6 billion on content in 2017. Currently, 10% of its content spending is on original content. The company would like to raise that amount to 50%. Netflix believes original content will strengthen its brand and drive up viewing hours. Netflix […]

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Earnings Report

    A Look at Disney’s Valuation Metrics

    Valuation metrics In this part of the series, we’ll look at some key metrics investors can use to compare the values of media companies. Specifically, we’ll look at media valuation multiples. Some valuation metrics include the PE (price-to-earnings), EV-to-EBITDA (enterprise value to earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization), PCF (price-to-cash flow), and PFCF (price-to-free […]

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Look at Time Warner’s Valuation Metrics

    In this part of the series, we’ll look at some key metrics investors can use to compare values of media companies. We’ll specifically look at media valuation multiples.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Analysts Rate Time Warner Leading Up to Its Earnings

    On October 21, 2016, Time Warner’s (TWX) stock price closed at $89.48. The stock was trading 13.3% above its 20-day and 50-day moving averages of $79 each.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Earnings Report

    Netflix Sees Its Content as Key to Its Higher Net Additions

    In July 2016, Netflix (NFLX) entered into content licensing agreement regarding Star Trek with CBS (CBS) Studios International.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s Driving 21st Century Fox’s Stock Price Down?

    21st Century Fox’s (FOXA) stock price has fallen 17.2% in the past three months and 12.6% year-to-date.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Understanding Time Warner’s Valuation Metrics in 2H16

    Time Warner (TWX) has a forward PE multiple of 13.4x, which is high among its peers.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Did Dish Network Launch Flex Pack?

    This move by Dish could be an attempt by the company to reduce the price of skinny bundles further and attract new subscribers to pay-TV.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Behind Time Warner’s CW-Netflix Deal

    Under the terms of the agreement with Time Warner, Netflix becomes the exclusive SVOD service for earlier seasons of television shows broadcast on The CW.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Fund Managers

    Sector Composition of the Alger Spectra Fund in YTD 2016

    Compared to the Russell 3000 Growth Index, SPECX is markedly overweight in the information technology and healthcare sectors.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Disney’s Technical Indicators Compare to Its Peers’

    In this part of the series, we’ll look at The Walt Disney Company’s (DIS) technical indicators and compare them with those of other media companies.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Disney Is Managing Its Valuation Metrics

    Disney stands out from its competitors in the media industry due to its large amount of intellectual property.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Did Time Warner Invest in Hulu?

    On August 3, 2016, the day Time Warner (TWX) announced its fiscal 2Q16 earnings, it also announced that it has acquired a 10% stake in Hulu for $5.8 billion.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    This Is How Analysts Are Rating Disney before It Reports Earnings

    On August 1, 2016, The Walt Disney Company’s (DIS) last trading price was $95.54. How did this compare to its moving averages?

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Netflix versus Peers: Technical Indicators

    In this part of the series, we’ll look at Netflix’s technical indicators and compare them with those of other media companies.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    21st Century Fox’s Technical Indicators: Peer Comparison

    On July 26, 2016, 21st Century Fox (FOXA) was trading 7.8% below its 100-day moving average.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analyzing Time Warner’s Valuation Metrics

    In this final part of our series, we’ll look at some key metrics investors can use to compare the values of media companies.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Earnings Report

    Can These Deals Significantly Drive Twitter’s User Growth?

    Twitter (TWTR) managed to grow its user base by 3 million in 2Q16. However, investors expected a lot more from the company given its recent efforts to drive user growth.

    By Amit Singh
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Could Be Dragging Down 21st Century Fox Stock?

    21st Century Fox is expected to announce its 4Q16 results on August 3. Its stock (FOXA) price has fallen 13.6% in the past three months and 2.1% year-to-date.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Netflix: How Are Analyst Ratings Looking?

    As of July 22, 2016 Netflix’s (NFLX) stock was trading at $85.89. The stock was trading 7.7% below its 20-day moving average of $93.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Look at Netflix’s Programming Strategy

    Netflix has stated that it plans to spend $5 billion on original programming in 2016 and over $6 billion in 2017 on a cash basis.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    CBS’s Technical Parameters: Comparing Peers

    On July 6, CBS (CBS) was trading 3.9% above its 100-day moving average of $53. What about peers?

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Stacking Up CBS’s Dividend Yield with the Competition

    CBS (CBS) declared a dividend of $0.15 per share in fiscal 1Q16. Now let’s take a look at CBS’s five-year average dividend yield.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Is CBS Expanding Internationally?

    CBS (CBS) is also looking at international markets, where it perceives revenue-generating opportunities for its Showtime content.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Did Amazon Ink a Deal to Stream PBS Kids’ Programming?

    Amazon (AMZN) entered into a multiyear agreement with PBS to stream many of its kids’ programs. These shows include Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Martha Speaks, and Wild Kratts.

    By Amit Singh
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Game of Thrones: A Success for Time Warner’s HBO

    On June 28, 2016, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Time Warner’s HBO’s Game of Thrones season six finale drew 8.9 million viewers.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Comparing the Churn for Dish’s Sling TV and Its Pay-TV Business

    Dish Network (DISH) lost 23,000 subscribers in fiscal 1Q16 and ended the quarter with 13.8 million pay-TV subscribers. In contrast, Dish gained 35,000 subscribers in fiscal 1Q15.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Does Wall Street Rate Comcast?

    Comcast generated returns of 3.1% for the trailing 12 months and 1.3% in the trailing-one-month period.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Does Comcast Think the Skinny Bundle Trend Will Catch On?

    Comcast believes that many media companies who have multiple networks would be reluctant to sell one or two networks “à la carte.”

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Look at Time Warner’s HBO Programming Strategy

    HBO made up around 20% of Time Warner’s total revenues of $7.3 billion in fiscal 1Q16. It had revenues of $1.5 billion in fiscal 1Q16, an 8% growth year-over-year.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Look at Viacom’s Dividend Yield and Leverage Ratio

    On June 9, 2016, Viacom (VIAB) stated at the Gabelli & Company Movie & Entertainment conference that the company has maintained its leverage ratio at ~2.8.

    By Shirley Pelts
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