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    Investments & Deals

    5 Olympic-Related Stocks To Watch Ahead of the Tokyo Games

    Olympic-related stocks such as Comcast and Cisco might get a brand exposure boost at the Tokyo Summer Olympics, which kick off on Jul. 23.
    By Dan Clarendon
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    S&P 500’s Top Losses: Why Biogen Declined

    Biogen, which is an American multinational biotechnology company, was the S&P 500’s top loss on June 18.

    By Val Kensington
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Did the US Election Results Affect Media Stocks?

    In this series, we’ll look at what Trump’s win means for the media sector. We’ll also look at how the possibility of a change in net neutrality regulations could affect media companies.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Does Comcast Expect Capex to Rise for Comcast Cable?

    Comcast (CMCSA) expects capex as a percentage of revenues to continue to be flat at 15% for Comcast Cable in 2016.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Is Twitter Investing in Original Shows and Programming?

    Last month, Twitter (TWTR) announced it would partner with 30 companies to bring original shows to its platform.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Is Comcast’s Opinion about 5G?

    In the telecom world, 5G (fifth-generation) is generating a lot of hype, as it could provide 10x–100x faster wireless speeds than 4G.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Does Comcast Expect Programming Costs to Rise in Fiscal 2016?

    On March 8, 2016, the Wall Street Journal reported that Comcast and the YES Network were locked in a dispute regarding the carriage fee for the YES Network.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Why high-grade debt issuance increased more than three-fold

    In the week ending August 8, weekly investment-grade bond (LQD) issuance surged by 222%, week-over-week to come in at $24.975 billion over 19 deals. Issuance was driven by refinancing older and costlier debt, acquisition related financing, share-repurchases, and other general corporate purposes.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Is Disney Investing in Theme Parks?

    In the fiscal third quarter, Disney’s Parks and Resorts segment reported revenues of $5.2 billion.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    FOXA’s Views on Streaming Platforms: Advertising Opportunity?

    Due to the coverage of the US presidential elections this year, 21st Century Fox (FOXA) expects substantial advertising revenue from Fox News.

    By Shirley Pelts
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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

    Why Frontier Faces the Most Competition from Charter

    As Frontier offered faster speeds and new offers, the company’s broadband net additions improved sequentially in the California, Texas, and Florida (or CTF) markets during 2Q17.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Earnings Report

    Why Charter Stock Rose 3.6% on July 31

    Charter posted second-quarter results on July 31 before the market opened. The company delivered better-than-expected earnings and revenues.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Dish Network Can’t Complain about Sling TV

    Dish Network’s (DISH) streaming television service, Sling TV, turned three on January 5.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Could a Net Neutrality Rollback Mean for Netflix?

    The net neutrality principle is a subject of ongoing debate. Net neutrality rules say that all Internet traffic should be treated equally.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Buckingham Research Downgrades Netflix due to Competition Fears

    On March 8, Netflix (NFLX) stock fell 0.9% to $349.60 after Buckingham Research downgraded its rating from “buy” to “neutral.”

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Twitter Closed Its TV Apps

    Twitter (TWTR) announced it will be closing its TV apps on streaming devices Roku (ROKU), Xbox, and Android TV as of May 24.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Is Dish Network’s Wireless Spectrum Strategy ?

    Dish Network (DISH) has filed an application with the FCC to participate as a potential spectrum bidder.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Dish Network: Recent Returns and Stock Trends

    On October 28, 2016, Dish Network’s (DISH) stock was trading at $57.38. The stock was trading 0.7% above its 20-day moving average of $57.

    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

    What Is Comcast’s Outlook on Its Theme Parks Segment?

    In September 2016, Comcast’s (CMCSA) NBCUniversal announced an agreement with Time Warner’s (TWX) Warner Bros. This agreement covers television distribution rights in the US for all movies in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World franchise.

    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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    Technology & Communications

    Analyzing Charter Communications’ Valuation and Target Prices

    Of the 30 analysts covering Charter Communications’ (CHTR) stock, 67% recommend “buy,” 30% recommend “hold,” and the remaining 3% recommend “sell.”

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analyzing the Impact of the Latest Regulatory Liberties on AT&T

    In this article, we’ll discuss the overall regulatory environment in relation to net neutrality, business data services (or BDS), and privacy.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Dish Network and Its Valuation Metrics

    Dish Network (DISH) has a forward EV-to-EBITDA multiple of 13.5x and a PE multiple of 23.8x.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Is Time Warner Still Optimistic about Affiliate Fees Growth?

    Media companies like Time Warner (TWX) derive their revenues primarily from affiliate fees and advertising.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Technology & Communications

    Charter Communications’ Stock Performance So Far in 2019

    Charter Communications’ (CHTR) closing price on March 19 was $360.45 per share.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Look at Analysts’ Ratings for Dish Network

    On August 26, 2016, Dish Network’s (DISH) stock was trading at $48.84. The stock was trading 4.2% below its 20-day moving average of $51.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    The Analysts’ Take: Comcast Trades at a Discount, but Should You Get In?

    On September 6, 2016, Comcast’s stock was trading 0.9% below its 20-day moving average of $67 and 0.5% above its 50-day moving average of $66.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Earnings Report

    Verizon’s Global Enterprise revenues should follow declining trend

    In the first three quarters of 2014, Verizon’s Global Enterprise revenues declined by ~4.2%. They’re expected to decline by ~4% year-over-year in 2014.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    Miscellaneous

    How Analysts Have Rated DISH Network

    On March 13, 2017, Dish Network (DISH) stock was trading at $62.05, 0.08% above its 20-day moving average of $62, 1.7% above its 50-day moving average of $61.

    By Shirley Pelts
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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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    21st Century Fox Is Still Focusing on Film Diversity

    21st Century Fox’s Filmed Entertainment segment performed well in the last two quarters. The segment’s revenue grew by 5% year-over-year to $2.4 billion in 3Q15.

    By Ray Sheffer
  • Consumer

    Farallon Capital exits its position in Time Warner Cable

    In February, Comcast agreed to buy Time Warner Cable for ~$45.2 billion. This deal will create the largest cable provider in the U.S.

    By Patricia Garner
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What We Learned from Sprint’s Brief Unlimited Plan Offer

    For a period of one week in June, Sprint (S) offered an aggressively priced unlimited wireless plan.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How AT&T Intends to Fund the Mexico Spectrum Purchase

    AT&T placed a $76.0 million bid in the Mexico spectrum auction. The spectrum AT&T is buying in Mexico is suited for 5G mobile networks.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Comcast Moves To Boost Growth In Business Unit

    In 3Q17, Comcast’s Business Services segment generated revenues of $1.6 billion, which rose 12.6% year-over-year.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Serious Is Apple about Original Content?

    Earlier this year, Apple said it will be spending a whopping $1 billion on original content over the next couple of years.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Comcast and Its Peers Target the Programmatic Ad Market: Why?

    Like other companies, Comcast is aiming to grab a share of the programmatic advertising market. The programmatic advertising market in the United States is quickly approaching $9 billion.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s Affecting Comcast’s Stock Price?

    On March 28, 2017, Comcast’s (CMCSA) stock closed at $37.09. The company’s stock has risen 7.4% YTD (year-to-date).

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Miscellaneous

    How Analysts Are Rating Dish Network after 4Q16 Earnings

    Of the 26 analysts covering Dish Network (DISH), 13 have given it a “buy” recommendation, and eight have given it a “hold.”

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Here’s How Comcast Plans to Fight Cord-Cutting

    Amazon’s (AMZN) Amazon Web Service (or AWS) announced on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, that media giant Comcast (CMCSA) has made AWS its preferred public cloud provider.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Does Comcast Expect a Rise in Its Capex?

    Comcast (CMCSA) continues to expect Comcast Cable’s capex (capital expenditure) as a percentage of revenue to be flat at 15% in 2016.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Verizon’s Focus on Broadband through Wireline

    Verizon is managing the secular challenges of the pay-TV space by focusing on its broadband offering in FiOS.

    By Ray Sheffer
  • Technology & Communications

    An assessment: Viacom versus its media peers

    Viacom, despite being undervalued by analysts, is expected to see growth from its media networks segment especially with its digital partnership deals.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    The Impact of the AT&T–Time Warner Merger

    Analyst Craig Moffett believes that AT&T has an 80% chance of prevailing in court in its proposed merger with Time Warner.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Cannabis

    Investing in CBD? Real Brands Is Making Big Moves

    The CBD market is growing, and acquisitions are heating up. Real Brands is a top, under-the-radar investment candidate that should be on your radar.

    By Real Brands, Inc. (RLBD)
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Inside Disney’s Recent Theme Park Business Performance

    Walt Disney’s (DIS) Theme Parks business posted strong performance results in the three months ending December 2017 (the company’s fiscal 1Q18).

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    The Days That Told Us the Most about the Disney-Comcast Rivalry

    The Walt Disney Company and Comcast spent the better part of the first half of 2018 fighting over 21st Century Fox.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Investors Should Know about the Sprint-Cox Deal

    For about six years, Sprint (S) waged courtroom battles with Cox Communications, but the companies recently settled their differences and subsequently entered a multiyear business deal.

    By Ruchi Gupta
  • Technology & Communications

    Must-know: Will Charter (CHTR) bid for Time Warner Cable (TWC)?

    While Charter has openly and aggressively pursued Time Warner, any deal would likely be difficult to execute and fraught with risks.

    By Martin Kurlandski, MS
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Here’s How Comcast’s Theme Park Business Performed in 4Q17

    Comcast’s (CMCSA) Theme Parks business was a star performer in 4Q17, with revenue growth accelerating over the previous quarter.

    By Ruchi Gupta
  • Technology & Communications

    Everything you need to know about AT&T’s wireline business

    U-Verse and strategic business services have been the main growth areas for AT&T’s wireline business, offset by the declines in legacy voice and data products. AT&T’s U-Verse broadband and TV business both are showing strong growth.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s Driving Verizon’s Fios Customer Growth

    The telecom company is managing the challenges of the pay-TV market by concentrating on its Fios Internet offering.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    The Cloud Is Evolving with EdgeConneX and Rackspace

    The cloud space is evolving as EdgeConneX announces a partnership with Rackspace for enterprise cloud solutions on its global platform.

    By EdgeConneX
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Inside Walt Disney’s World Expansion: An Overview

    Disney wants to spread the success of Tron to Walt Disney World Resort as it seeks to boost business at one its key theme park locations.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Appaloosa Management starts new positions in FCX, INGR, CYH, THC and sells MSFT, CMCSA—13F Flash E

    In this six-part series, we’ll go through some of the main positions Appaloosa Management traded this past quarter. Why sell Microsoft (MSFT)?

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Technology & Communications

    Larry Robbins’ Glenview Capital opens a new position in PHH

    Glenview Capital Management added a 0.49% new position in PHH Corporation.

    By Samantha Nielson
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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

    ViacomCBS: Highlights for Bargain Hunters amid the Sell-Off

    ViacomCBS stock fell 8.58% on March 27 and closed the week at $12.79. Disappointing financial results and the coronavirus put pressure on the stock.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Will Disney’s $71.3 Billion Bid for Fox’s Assets Dent Comcast?

    The Walt Disney Company recently offered a deal price of more than $71.3 billion for significant assets of 21st Century Fox.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    S&P 500 Index Nears Record High amid Earnings Season

    The S&P 500 Index, represented by the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY), rose 0.3% on October 23, nearing the all-time high it saw in July.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Technology & Communications

    Disney Stock: 2 Things Investors Need to Know

    There was a sell-off in Disney (NYSE:DIS) stock amid the COVID-19 pandemic. So far, the pandemic has mainly paralyzed the company’s operations.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why 21st Century Fox Stock Rose More than 7%

    Media giant Disney (DIS) has recently made a higher bid than rival bidder Comcast (CMCSA) for most of the assets of 21st Century Fox (FOXA).

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Updates on Verizon’s MVNO Agreement with Comcast and Charter

    Cisco Systems’ (CSCO) VNI (Visual Networking Index) projects that video could comprise ~77.0% of mobile data traffic in the United States by the end of 2020.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Technology & Communications

    Davidson Kempner Capital buys a new 4Q13 stake in Apple

    Davidson Kempner added a new position in Apple Inc. (AAPL) that accounted for 2.19% of the fund’s 4Q portfolio. Apple found favor with hedge funds last quarter.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Technology & Communications

    Disney Stock Jumps as Executives Take a Pay Cut

    The more than 3.50% jump in Disney stock on Monday came as the company’s executives agreed to take pay cuts. Bob Iger will forgo all of his salary.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Miscellaneous

    Verizon and Cablevision: Market Share after the Altice Transaction

    An improving broadband proposition with higher Internet speeds should positively affect Cablevision (CVC), considering the competitive dynamics in its industry.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Comcast and the Many Benefits of Sky

    The Sky deal is expected to boost Comcast’s international revenue to 25% from the current 9% generated outside the United States.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Materials

    Appaloosa Management starts new positions in FCX, INGR, CYH, THC and sells MSFT, CMCSA—13F Flash B

    In this six-part series, we’ll go through some of the main positions Appaloosa Management traded this past quarter. Why buy Ingredion Inc. (INGR)?

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Technology & Communications

    ViacomCBS Stock: 3 Highlights for Investors Right Now

    ViacomCBS stock has more than doubled from its pandemic lows of $10 in the first quarter. Currently, the stock is still down about 50% for the year.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Miscellaneous

    Merger Update: Charter, Bright House, and Time Warner Cable

    California is the only state where the merger between Charter Communications, Time Warner Cable, and Bright House Networks has yet to be approved. It could be approved as early as May 12.

    By Ray Sheffer
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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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Comcast’s Technical Indicators: Peer Comparison

    Technical indicators Traders and investors analyze technical indicators when making market entry and exit decisions. Moving averages and the RSI (relative strength index) are among the most widely used technical indicators. An RSI score below 30 signifies that a stock is oversold, while an RSI scores above 70 indicates that a stock is overbought. In […]

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Kind of Growth Does Altice Expect for Cablevision?

    On a YoY (or year-over-year) basis, Suddenlink’s revenue rose ~6.7% to reach ~$0.63 billion in 1Q16.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What a $140 Million Patent Infringement Award Could Do for Sprint

    In March 2017, Sprint (S) was awarded ~$140 million in damages in relation to the patent infringement lawsuit it brought against Time Warner Cable, which has since sold itself to Charter Communications (CHTR).

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Understanding competition from other industries—cable companies

    Telecom companies compete directly with cable companies—particularly in wired voice, data, and TV services. They compete in the residential and small business segments.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Facebook’s Video Ambitions Cause Friction with Media

    Although Walt Disney (DIS) counts among American media giants whose broadcast divisions have partnered with Facebook (FB) for its Watch video news programming, the chemistry between Facebook and Disney isn’t perfect.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Fund Managers

    Tiger Global raises its position in MasterCard

    MasterCard plans to sustain its growth and revenue by improving its pricing and increasing its processed transactions.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Investments & Deals

    NBC Universal Signs Deal to Bring Peacock Streaming App to Roku

    NBC Universal's ad-free streaming service will now be available on Roku devices thanks to a new deal between the two companies.
    By Kori Williams
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    Technology & Communications

    Must-know: Is the Time Warner Cable–Comcast deal a “do?”

    Arbs generally avoid utility deals—and for good reason. Typically, the companies have an aggressive expected timeline and these deals don’t close on time.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Fund Managers

    JAT Capital Exits Stake in Comcast

    In its fourth-quarter 13F, JAT Capital revealed that it had sold its stake in Comcast (CMCSA).

    By Santiago Solari
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    Earnings Report

    What’s Happening with Charter in the Broadband Space?

    The cable industry’s market share of US broadband subscribers continued to rise in 1Q17. Comcast and Charter added the most broadband subscribers.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    The Competitive Dynamics of Charter’s Internet Segment

    Comcast (CMCSA) is the country’s largest cable company. On June 30, it had the largest Internet subscriber base of 24.4 million residential broadband subscribers.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Verizon Is Trying to Consolidate Its Subscriber Base

    Verizon (VZ) recently introduced a service called MyNumbers, which allows its wireless customers to work with up to five phone numbers on a single handset.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Charter Raises Funds for Stock Repurchases

    Charter raised $1.5 billion earlier this month through sales of notes that mature in 2024.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Earnings Report

    Comcast’s Performance in Fiscal 2Q16 Not That Impressive

    Comcast (CMCSA) announced its fiscal 2Q16 earnings on July 27, 2016. It declared EPS of $0.83, which exceeded Wall Street analysts’ estimate of $0.81.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Could AT&T’s Deal with CWA Help Boost Workers’ Pay?

    Telecom giant AT&T (T) agreed to a final four-year deal with the Communications Workers of America (or CWA) after announcing a tentative agreement in December 2017.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Is Comcast Launching Seeso?

    Seeso, a subscription-based online video service, is part of Comcast’s strategy to lure Millennials with OTT (over-the-top) services.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Consumer Spending and Business Investment Disappoint US Economy

    Tepid consumer spending negatively impacts ETFs including the Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund and the Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR Fund.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Factors Are Impacting Comcast’s Stock Price?

    On November 27, 2016, Comcast’s (CMCSA) stock price closed at $69.16. The company’s stock has risen 22.5% YTD (year-to-date).

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Technology & Communications

    Risk-adjusted returns on high yield bond ETFs at par with the market

    Know how XLY outperformed rest of the ETFs on risk-adjusted basis, closely followed by DEF.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Earnings Report

    Why Frontier’s Broadband Subscriber Base Continues to Shrink

    Frontier’s broadband subscribers Let’s look at Frontier Communications’ (FTR) performance in the broadband space. Its customer losses continued as the company shed broadband and video subscribers in 1Q17. Frontier’s broadband subscribers fell ~2.5% sequentially to reach 4.2 million at the end of 1Q17. In 1Q17, on a net basis, the wireline player lost 107,000 broadband […]

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s Comcast Planning for Its X1 Set-Top Box?

    Comcast’s integration of Sling TV and Netflix As Millennials increasingly prefer to watch content online, pay-TV operators such as Comcast (CMCSA) are finding new ways to attract these viewers to pay-TV. Late last year, Comcast (CMCSA) announced the integration of Dish Network’s (DISH) Sling TV into its X1 set-top box. As a part of this […]

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Comcast to Boost High-Speed Internet with Rollout of DOCSIS 3.1

    Early this month, Comcast (CMCSA) announced that it plans to introduce a gigabit Internet service using DOCSIS 3.1 technology in Atlanta and Nashville.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Miscellaneous

    Yahoo Sale: Is There a Place for Mayer?

    Yahoo is set to begin a new life as a part of Verizon (VZ). It will be bundled together with AOL under a newly created entity with a funny name: Oath.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Charter Communications Benefited from Acquisitions

    Charter Communications’ total revenues increased ~3.2% year-over-year on a pro forma basis to reach $10.6 billion in 4Q17.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Earnings Report

    Why T-Mobile Isn’t Concerned about Comcast’s New Wireless Service

    According to Cisco Systems’ (CSCO) Visual Networking Index at the end of 2015, video constituted ~61% of mobile data traffic in the United States.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s the Outlook for Comcast’s Film Business?

    Comcast’s Filmed Entertainment segment had a difficult 1Q16 with revenues of $1.4 billion, a decline of 4.3% YoY (year-over-year).

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why did Viking Global Investors establish a position in Cemex?

    Viking Global Investors opened a new position in Cemex SAB de CV.

    By Samantha Nielson
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