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April 21, 2014
09:10 EDTDISCA, BCORBlucora announces agreement to acquire HowStuffWorks from Discovery
Blucora (BCOR) and Discovery (DISCA) announced they have entered into a definitive agreement for Blucora to acquire the assets and operations of HowStuffWorks from Discovery. The all-cash transaction is expected to close in 2Q14, subject to customary closing conditions. As part of the transaction, Discovery will retain its key client relationships and partner with Blucora and HowStuffWorks to continue to deliver native advertising solutions. Discovery also will have ongoing access to HowStuffWorks video assets, consistent with Discovery’s strategic shift toward video content. Blucora expects to fund the transaction with cash on hand. Upon completion of the acquisition, HowStuffWorks will join the reporting segment that includes Blucora’s InfoSpace business.
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February 24, 2015
10:00 EDTDISCAOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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08:14 EDTDISCADiscovery upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie
Macquarie upgraded Discovery Communications to Outperform based on expectations the year could end with double-digit growth as management maximizes Eurosport's operating leverage, increased revenues from International, buybacks, and accretive M&A deals. Price target is $38.
February 23, 2015
10:08 EDTDISCAHigh option volume stocks
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09:12 EDTDISCADiscovery volatility flat into 21st Century Fox denied it held talks
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07:00 EDTDISCA21st Century Fox says 'no truth' in rumors of Discovery talks, Reuters reports
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06:34 EDTDISCA21st Century Fox, Discovery held preliminary merger talks, AFR reports
21st Century Fox (FOXA) executives met with their counterparts at Discovery Communications (DISCA) nearly two weeks ago to discuss a possible takeover offer, The Australian Financial Review reports, citing sources. According to the sources, discussions were "nascent" and talks are in the "very, very early days." A spokesperson for 21st Century Fox has denied talks took place. Reference Link
February 19, 2015
07:25 EDTDISCACable nets speed up shows to add more ads, WSJ says
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07:08 EDTDISCADiscovery reports Q4 EPS 43c, consensus 41c
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February 18, 2015
15:35 EDTDISCANotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's market open, with earnings consensus, include Wal-Mart (WMT), consensus $1.54... Priceline (PCLN), consensus $10.10... DIRECTV (DTV), consensus $1.40... Noble Energy (NBL), consensus 35c... Host Hotels & Resorts (HST), consensus 39c... Hormel Foods (HRL), consensus 64c... Discovery Communications (DISCA), consensus 41c... SCANA (SCG), consensus 73c... Quanta Services (PWR), consensus 51c... Patterson (PDCO), consensus 59c... Denbury Resources (DNR), consensus 23c... T-Mobile (TMUS), consensus 5c... Linn Energy (LINE), consensus 6c... Linn Co (LNCO), consensus 39c... Bloomin' Brands (BLMN), consensus 27c... Huntington Ingalls (HII), consensus $1.98.
February 17, 2015
12:56 EDTDISCADecline of TV viewing accelerated, NY Post reports
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February 12, 2015
16:24 EDTBCORBlucora reports Q4 EPS 5c, consensus 1c
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16:18 EDTBCORBlucora sees Q1 EPS 85c-94c, consensus 94c
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