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M&A news and earnings updates were the catalysts behind some of Tuesday's most actively traded stocks.
Time Warner reported first-quarter profit that beat Wall Street expectations, boosted by a rise in new cable video, Internet and phone subscribers and AOL advertising sales. The world's largest media company said earnings fell to $1.2 billion, or 31 cents a share, from $1.5 billion, or 32 cents a share, a year earlier.
Stocks prices are edging higher this morning, following the direction of European markets. Lots of earnings news is out today, and talk of deals in the media industry swirl.
The beginning of the second quarter of 2007 had a slow start at the box office. The first five weeks of Q2 were down 7.2% from the same period a year ago. But this week, all of that will change with "Spider-Man 3" opening on a whopping 4,000 screens on Friday, starting with some midnight screenings Thursday night.
CNBC-TV had it's five for five segment today--that's where they look at five stocks making news this week. It's pretty much based on earnings. Jon Hilsenrath, editor at the WSJ was the guest to talk about the stocks. Again, these are not recommendations for the contest (or your personal portfolio) but more along the lines of what stocks could have a jump up or down.
Comcast, the leading U.S. cable operator, posted on Thursday an 80% rise in quarterly profit, fueled by subscriber growth and a one-time gain from dissolving a partnership with Time Warner Cable.
It was an extra-long Lightning Round today. That means more callers, more genius from Cramer and more strategies for Home Gamers. Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.
The face of Hannibal Lecter was no match for Shia LaBeouf in a box-office battle of murder thrillers.
The big week in Internet earnings reaches a crescendo this afternoon when Google reports earnings. These numbers come at a fascinating time in the company's history.Google has become a kind of financial underdog, compared to other big names in the sector, including Yahoo, which is still licking its wounds, and eBay, which is enjoying its second beat-and-raise quarter in a row. A strange position to be in for a company trading at nearly $500 a share.
At its "First Look" presentation to advertisers Tuesday -- like the TV Networks ad upfronts -- AOL announced five web broadband deals. Randy Falco presented partnerships with Dreamworks Animation, Ellen, and reality TV guru-producer, Mark Burnett. These big announcements designed to draw advertising dollars, promising advertisers better metrics on who's watching what, than you can get from TV ads.
See what analysts had to say about the market today on CNBC.
Time Warner executives are weighing whether the company should reduce its cable-TV holdings amid competition from the Internet, the Wall Street Journal reported on its Web siteon Tuesday.
Google's acquisition of DoubleClick wasn't much of a surprise since blogs and news coverage over the past few weeks have indicated that the company was in play and had several suitors, including Microsoft, Google, Yahoo and various others.But the big surprise happened over the weekend when we found out that Microsoft was building a coalition of companies to come out against the deal, and that the anti-trust poster-company was now playing the part of victim. Needless to say, this pot-calling-the-kettle-black legal strategy is raising some eyebrows.
Internet and media rivals to Google, fearing an unprecedented consolidation of power in the online advertising market, are expected to urge regulators to closely scrutinize the Web search leader's $3.1 billion deal to buy DoubleClick.
Web advertising leader Google agreed to acquire DoubleClick , a top online advertising network, for $3.1 billion, beating out other major Internet players with its bid. The deal represents the largest acquisition in Google's history and comes just six months after Google paid $1.65 billion to acquire video-sharing site YouTube.
Web advertising leader Google said on Friday it has agreed to acquire DoubleClick , a top online advertising network, for $3.1 billion, beating out other major Internet players with its bid. The deal represents the largest acquisition in Google's history and comes just six months after Google paid $1.65 billion to acquire video-sharing site YouTube.
Time Warner's AOL division will introduce a paid search service on Monday backed by Google's technology to help advertisers better target AOL users.
Gunfire was heard inside the building complex that houses CNN's headquarters, and a man was seen being carried out on a stretcher with blood covering his face.
Online music service Napster said Tuesday its quarterly results should exceed its prior outlook, helped by the integration of more than 225,000 AOL Music Now paid subscribers into its service.
Baseball fans have been waiting for the umpires' cry of "Play Ball!" since October, but it's the corporate sponsors, stadium concession operators and media companies that broadcast the games that stand to benefit the most from Opening Day.