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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Disney Plans to Stem Its Disney+ Revenue Leak

    Disney (DIS) plans to introduce a bundled video package that includes Hulu, ESPN+, and Disney+. DIS plans to address password sharing on these services.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Streaming Music: Spotify’s Upcoming Q2 Earnings

    Investors want to understand how Spotify is growing its audience and coping with competition in the streaming music marketplace.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Facebook Gears Up to Refresh Its Portal Hardware Line

    Signaling that its smart speaker business is doing well, Facebook (FB) is preparing to release a new generation of its Portal smart speaker device before the end of the year.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Making Sense of Comcast’s Music Deal with Amazon

    Comcast (CMCSA) has expanded the streaming media options for its television customers by adding Amazon’s (AMZN) digital music service to its Xfinity X1 platform.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Pandora Was the Second-Highest Grossing App in the US Last Month

    Sirius XM’s (SIRI) Pandora had a good year. SensorTower reports Pandora was the second-highest-grossing non-game app in the US in May, trailing dating app Tinder.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Pandora Music Deal Isn’t Enough for Snapchat

    Snap (SNAP) is in talks to license music rights from Sony Music Entertainment (SNE), Universal Music Group, and Warner Music Group. Snap is pursuing music licenses from these record labels to expand how people share songs in posts on its Snapchat app.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Spotify And Pandora Turn To Voice To Drive Ad Business

    Spotify (SPOT) and Pandora, keen to expand their advertising businesses, are turning to voice.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Sirius XM Subscribers Can Now Listen to Netflix’s Stand-Up Specials

    Netflix announced on April 10 that it would be providing parts of its stand-up comedy specials on Sirius XM’s new comedy station, Netflix Is A Joke Radio, starting on April 15.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Good News for Apple’s US Music Business

    The streaming music market in the US continues to grow, which is good news for providers such as Apple (AAPL).

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Is Propelling Apple’s Music Business?

    Apple (AAPL) recently overtook Spotify (SPOT) as the top streaming music provider in terms of premium subscribers in the United States.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analyzing Spotify’s Expanded Samsung Deal

    Spotify has expanded its strategic partnership with Samsung. Spotify’s music app will be installed on Samsung’s mobile devices globally.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Spotify Partners with Google to Tackle Apple and Amazon

    Spotify (SPOT) and Google (GOOGL) have partnered on a temporary rewards program to tackle Amazon (AMZN) and Apple.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Twitter Is About to Further Set Itself Apart from Facebook

    Twitter (TWTR) is developing a feature that will allow people to quietly follow conversations on its social network.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Spotify Could Be Top US Music Streaming Platform in Two Years

    Pandora, which is now a part of Sirius XM (SIRI), is currently the most popular music streaming platform in the US.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Profitable Is Apple’s Service Business?

    There is a lot of investor attention focused on Apple’s (AAPL) service business.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Could Drive Sirius Going Forward?

    Sirius XM (SIRI) looks forward to a much brighter future with Pandora, which it acquired for $3.5 billion.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will Pandora Shareholders Back Sale to Sirius?

    Pandora (P) is scheduled to hold a special stakeholder meeting on January 29.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Spotify Aims to Compete in Podcast Market

    Spotify (SPOT) wants to focus more of its attention this year on developing its podcast business.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Spotify Is Preparing for India Launch

    Spotify (SPOT) is preparing to launch in India by the end of January.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Spotify Steps Up Efforts to Monetize Free Listeners

    Spotify (SPOT) has started testing a new type of ad format that allows brands to sponsor its Discover Weekly playlist.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s the Potential for Spotify in India?

    Spotify (SPOT) is preparing to launch its music streaming service in India as early as the first quarter of 2019.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Does Apple’s Partnership with iHeartMedia Make Sense?

    Apple (AAPL) is exploring partnering with iHeartMedia, according to the Financial Times.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    The Pandora-Sirius Deal Is a Step Closer to Completion

    When Pandora (P) agreed to be bought by Sirius XM Holdings (SIRI), it was allowed a 30-day window to go out and seek alternative acquisition proposals.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Pandora Highlights the Wisdom behind Its AdsWizz Purchase

    Pandora (P) has recently inked a deal to handle US advertising sales for music-sharing service SoundCloud.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is Spotify’s Family Plan Ready for a Shake-Up?

    For a period last month, Spotify (SPOT) was contacting some customers on its family plan to confirm their residential addresses.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Apple Wants to Improve Shazam after Acquisition

    The acquisition of Shazam is expected to strengthen Apple’s position in the streaming music market.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Why Did Sirius XM Stock Fall 10.3% on September 24?

    Sirius XM (SIRI) stock fell 10.3% on September 24 and closed trading at $6.26. Sirius XM lost ~$3.0 billion in market value.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Here’s What Pandora Shareholders Are Promised in the Sirius Deal

    Pandora (P) has entered an agreement to sell itself to Sirius XM Holdings (SIRI) in an all-cash deal expected to close by April next year.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Sirius XM Is Buying Pandora

    Sirius (SIRI) has agreed to buy music streaming company Pandora (P) in a deal valued at $3.5 billion in an all-stock deal.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How the Adoption of New Strategies Could Help Netflix

    Video streaming giant Netflix (NFLX) bought comic publisher Millarworld in August 2017.

    By Aaron Hemsworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Charter’s Board Shakeup Brings Sirius Chief on Board

    Charter Communications’ (CHTR) board of directors is undergoing some changes.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why the Netflix-Sirius Deal Is a Win-Win

    Netflix (NFLX) has cut a deal with Sirius XM (SIRI) to create a comedy channel for the radio broadcaster.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Earnings Report

    Why Apple Music Could Continue to See Subscriber Growth

    In June 2017, Apple Music (AAPL) introduced a new $99 yearly subscription plan for $8.25 per month. This price point is $1.75 lower than its previous subscription plan.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Would Verizon Invest $100 Million in Pandora?

    Verizon (VZ) is contemplating making an investment of $100.0 million in Pandora (P), the New York Post reported earlier this month.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Earnings Report

    Sirius XM Saw Its Highest Subscriber Growth in 8 Years in 2015

    Sirius XM had a stellar 2015 performance with a 30% increase in subscribers over 2014. The company had net subscriber additions of 2.2 million during the year.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why WHIAX Shouldn’t Face Any Liquidity Trouble

    WHIAX shouldn’t face liquidity trouble if junk bonds don’t get worse. Over half of its assets are invested deep into junk territory—this could be a concern.

    By David Ashworth
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    Earnings Report

    A Look at Pandora Media’s Future Plans

    Pandora Media (P) expects its total revenue growth in 2015 to slow down. It expects its 2015 revenues to be in the range of ~$1.2 billion–$1.6 billion.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Earnings Report

    Pandora Media’s Key Metrics in 3Q15

    Pandora Media tracks RPM for revenues from its ad-based and subscription service to gauge the company’s monetization of listening hours.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Earnings Report

    Outlook for Sirius XM in 2015

    On October 22, 2015, Sirius XM (SIRI) announced its 3Q15 earnings. The company had total paid subscribers at an all-time high of 29 million in 3Q15.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Refinancing surges as high yield debt picks up

    February saw high yield, or junk bond, activity pick up. Investors turned to high yield debt for higher yields. Most deals were to refinance older debt.

    By David Ashworth
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    Fund Managers

    Blue Ridge Capital lowers stake in Walgreen

    In 2013, Walgreen opened the nation’s first net zero energy store and is targeting energy production equal to or greater than its energy consumption.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Fund Managers

    Blue Ridge Capital exits stake in Citigroup

    Citigroup posted a $3.4 billion net income, up by 8% with revenues of $19.6 billion, and the net interest margin increased to 2.91% for 3Q14.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Fund Managers

    Blue Ridge Capital increases holding in SiriusXM

    The third quarter of 2014 was by far the best for SiriusXM in terms of market penetration as well as increasing revenues.

    By Adam Rogers
  • Consumer

    Farallon Capital raises its position in Safeway

    On March 6, 2014, grocery store operators Safeway and Albertsons announced a merger agreement valued at approximately $9 billion.

    By Patricia Garner
  • Financials

    Farallon Capital sold its position in SiriusXM Holdings

    SiriusXM’s net income was $136 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, in 3Q14, an increase of 117% from $63 million, or $0.01 per diluted share, in 3Q13.

    By Patricia Garner
  • 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
  • Consumer

    Farallon Capital establishes a new position in Hillshire Brands

    Hillshire reported fiscal 4Q14 net sales of $1.1 billion, up 10.7% in comparison to the corresponding period last year.

    By Patricia Garner
  • Healthcare

    Farallon Capital adds a new position in Covidien

    Ireland-based Covidien is a global healthcare leader that offers innovative medical technology solutions and patient care products to providers.

    By Patricia Garner
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    Basic Materials

    Why JANA Partners exits position in Juniper Networks

    JANA Partners disposed of a position in Juniper Networks (JNPR) that accounted for 2.65% of the fund’s 1Q14 portfolio. Juniper Networks sells high-performance network products and service offerings across routing, switching, and security to service provider and enterprise markets.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why Magnetar Financial disposes position in EQT

    The company missed on 4Q13 earnings and revenue back in February.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why Magnetar Financial exits position in EOG Resources

    EOG’s 1Q14 profit was up 34% to $661 million, or $1.21 per share, up from $495 million, or $0.91 per share in the year ago quarter.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why Magnetar Financial initiates new position in Rowan Companies

    First quarter results beat estimates despite a decline in earnings and revenue.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why Magnetar Financial adds new position in Exterran Holdings

    Exterran Holding reported lower 1Q14 profits.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Measuring Pandora Media’s market performance versus its peers

    Pandora’s valuations are considered lofty at a 175.4x forward price to earnings ratio considering the company has struggled to earn profits.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Pandora Media hikes subscription rates because of increasing costs

    The Pandora One service has 3.3 million subscribers and includes advertisement-free access, better audio quality, and reduced timeouts, and offers listeners with additional skips.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Pandora Media’s must-know business overview for the investors

    Pandora is facing investor concerns that its core business is slowing down on the basis of audience metrics, and that its current valuation is not justified.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Consumer

    Must know: Why JANA Partners sold its position in Agrium

    JANA Partners exited its position in Agrium Inc. last quarter, which was a 10.43% position in JANA’s 3Q 2013 portfolio.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Consumer

    Why does QEP Resources face activist pressure from JANA?

    In the last quarter, JANA Partners increased its position in QEP Resources to 5.34% from 2.80%.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Consumer

    Why did JANA Partners boost its position in General Motors?

    JANA Partners enhanced its position in from 0.17% to 4.23% last quarter General Motors.

    By Samantha Nielson
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