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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Comcast’s Sale of Its Hulu Stake Could Reduce Its Debt

    In the first quarter, Comcast’s (CMCSA) long-term debt rose 64.1% YoY (year-over-year) to $104.5 billion.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Dividends

    Comcast Returns Value to Shareholders through Dividends

    Comcast (CMCSA) exited the first quarter of 2019 with free cash flows of $4.6 billion compared to $3.1 billion in Q1 2018 and $2.9 billion in Q4 2018.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will Apple’s Launch of News+ Help Boost Its Revenue?

    On March 25, during an event held in Cupertino, California, Apple launched its news and magazine subscription service, News+.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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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

    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

    Disney Raised Its Dividends

    Late on Wednesday, the board of Walt Disney (DIS) announced it would hike the company’s semi-annual dividends.

    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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    Tech & Comm Services

    Why Disney Suspended Its Share Repurchase Program

    Year-to-date on June 30, Disney has repurchased ~$3.6 billion in shares, while it made dividend payments of $1.3 billion.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Comcast Continues to Return Value to Its Shareholders

    Comcast (CMCSA) has impressed its shareholders by providing attractive dividends for the last several years.

    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
  • Consumer

    DE Shaw hedge fund opens new positions in FOXA, NWS, NVE, Sells S, HOG, CCL – 13F Flash (F)

    In this six-part series, we will go through each one of the larger positions DE Shaw traded this past quarter DE Shaw is a New York–based $30 billion-plus quantitative hedge fund founded in 1988 by David E. Shaw, a former Columbia faculty member. The firm’s primary trading method is systematic and computer-driven. DE Shaw has […]

    By Samantha Nielson
  • Consumer

    DE Shaw hedge fund opens new positions in FOXA, NWS, NVE, Sells S, HOG, CCL – 13F Flash (E)

    In this six-part series, we will go through each one of the larger positions DE Shaw traded this past quarter DE Shaw is a New York–based $30 billion-plus quantitative hedge fund founded in 1988 by David E. Shaw, a former Columbia faculty member. The firm’s primary trading method is systematic and computer-driven. DE Shaw has […]

    By Samantha Nielson
  • Tech & Comm Services

    Elliott hedge fund opens new positions in RVBD, ADSK, NWS, NVDA, Sold DLPH, NTAP – 13F Flash (D)

    In this six-part series, we will go through each one of the positions Elliott traded this past quarter. Elliott Management is a New York based $20 billion+ event driven and distressed hedge fund run by the legendary Paul Singer. The fund is secretive in its approach, but sources attribute a 15% annual net return to […]

    By Samantha Nielson
  • Consumer

    DE Shaw hedge fund opens new positions in FOXA, NWS, NVE, Sells S, HOG, CCL – 13F Flash (D)

    In this six-part series, we will go through each one of the larger positions DE Shaw traded this past quarter DE Shaw is a New York–based $30 billion-plus quantitative hedge fund founded in 1988 by David E. Shaw, a former Columbia faculty member. The firm’s primary trading method is systematic and computer-driven. DE Shaw has […]

    By Samantha Nielson
  • Consumer

    DE Shaw hedge fund opens new positions in FOXA, NWS, NVE, Sells S, HOG, CCL – 13F Flash (C)

    In this six-part series, we will go through each one of the larger positions DE Shaw traded this past quarter DE Shaw is a New York–based $30 billion-plus quantitative hedge fund founded in 1988 by David E. Shaw, a former Columbia faculty member. The firm’s primary trading method is systematic and computer-driven. DE Shaw has […]

    By Samantha Nielson
  • Tech & Comm Services

    Elliott hedge fund opens new positions in RVBD, ADSK, NWS, NVDA, Sold DLPH, NTAP – 13F Flash (B)

    In this six-part series, we will go through each one of the positions Elliott traded this past quarter. Elliott Management is a New York based $20 billion+ event driven and distressed hedge fund run by the legendary Paul Singer. The fund is secretive in its approach, but sources attribute a 15% annual net return to […]

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Consumer

    DE Shaw hedge fund opens new positions in FOXA, NWS, NVE, Sells S, HOG, CCL – 13F Flash (A)

    In this six-part series, we will go through each one of the larger positions DE Shaw traded this past quarter DE Shaw is a New York–based $30 billion-plus quantitative hedge fund founded in 1988 by David E. Shaw, a former Columbia faculty member. The firm’s primary trading method is systematic and computer-driven. DE Shaw has […]

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Must-know: Why we recommend buying MGM Studios shares

    MGMB (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) is a so-called mini–major movie studio that produces a handful of films each year and maintains no physical production facilities.

    By Mike Winston
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