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We're headed into a slew of earnings this week from media giants—on both the content and distribution side. Whether we're talking about content creators like News Corp and Time Warner or kings of distribution like Comcast and Time Warner Cable, there are a couple key themes that will impact the whole industry. Here's what to watch as earnings reports roll out this week and next.
What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 1,500 displaying unusual volume in Thursday's trading session.
Even though the U.S. stock markets jumped Tuesday as investors eye a Federal Reserve meeting later this week, no one really expects a new round of quantitative easing yet, one strategist said.
Citigroup and Bank of America have both been pummeled equally in the stock market in the past month, but analysts say Citigroup is the better opportunity, according to a report from TheStreet.
Time Warner Cable, one of the nation’s top cable and Internet providers, said on Tuesday that it would subsidize some purchases of a set-top box called Slingbox that allows users to watch their home television programming from anywhere, like a vacation home or a mobile phone.
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Stocks logged their biggest three-day rally since Mar. 2009, fueled by a handful of M&A news and as investors shrugged off some disappointing economic reports. The major indexes wiped out all of last week's losses following S&P's downgrade of U.S.'s credit rating.
As the three major U.S. stock indexes continue to rally following last week's stock roller-coaster ride, mergers and acquisitions will continue despite increased volatility, one analyst said.
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Futures pared gains Monday after a gauge of manufacturing in New York State showed the sector contracted for the third consecutive month in August.
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Amid weak economic data and advertising sales, media companies are looking for additional sources of revenue to supplement lagging advertising sales. Because CBS relies heavily on advertising revenue, its stock may have hit its peak, one analyst said—but another analyst is still long on the media giant.
A massive new effort to crack down on intellectual property theft spans industries and every point of the content creation and distribution chain. It's called "Copyright Alert System" and it aims to stop people pirating from pirating content online, by very simply preventing them from surfing the web.
AMC Networks, home of “Mad Men” and “Breaking Bad,” is spinning off from parent Cablevision at the end of this month and its valuation is looking as good as Don Draper in a gray business suit, according to one analyst.
In Comcast's first quarter since acquiring a majority stake in NBC Universal, CNBC's parent, the cable and media giant beat expectations. The cable division continues to draw more, higher-value subscribers, despite growing competition. NBC Universal reported far more granular numbers than it did when it was wholly owned by GE, and as expected, the cable networks thrived while the broadcast network continued to struggle.
Today HBO officially launched its new app, HBO Go, to allow HBO subscribers to access its content from anywhere. Ben Swinburne, Morgan Stanley's media analyst, says this could be a win-win-win — helping Time Warner grow its subscriber base, enabling cable and satellite TV companies to hold on to their subscribers, and giving consumers more access to content.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Thursday, April 28.
The volume of ads marketers are buying has increased, and the amount they're spending on each ad is higher as well. This strength in the first quarter bodes well for the Upfront ad sales period, when networks look to sell a big chunk of their ad inventory for the coming year.
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Here is a look at some of the companies in the S&P 1500 that have increased dividend payments in recent months, have a yield greater than 2.5 percent, and a free cash flow payout ratio less than 60 percent.