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November 30, 2012
06:17 EDTCBS, CVC, GOOG, CMCSA, TWC, VIAB, DIS, NFLX, NWSACBS braces for a digital battle, WSJ reports
CBS Corp. (CBS) may still be the most-watched network in prime time, but its average overall audience of 11.5M in that time period is down 10% in the fall season so far, compared with the same time the year before, according to Nielsen. Its audience among 18-to-49-year-olds, the demographic most prized by advertisers, has slid 20%. While other big media companies have turned to cable channels, with their dual subscription-advertising revenue streams, CBS occupies only a tiny presence in cable through Showtime. But that may now have to change, reports the Wall Street Journal. Reference Link
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May 21, 2015
08:15 EDTGOOGSalesforce acquisition still possible, says JMP Securities
After Salesforce reported stronger than expected results, JMP Securities indicated that the results, along with statements by the company's CEO, make an acquisition seem less likely. However, the firm continues to believe that Google (GOOG), Oracle (ORCL), or Microsoft (MSFT) could buy the company. All three potential acquirers have significant cash and strong potential synergies with Salesforce, and the world is moving to the cloud, the firm explained. It raised its price target on Salesforce to $80 from $75 and keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.
07:00 EDTTWCAltice interest in TWC at early stage, NY Times says
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06:23 EDTNFLXNetflix price target raised to $722 from $584 at Citigroup
Citigroup analyst Mark May raised his price target for shares of Netflix to $722 with the stock up 31% since reporting earnings on April 14. After revisiting his valuation analysis, May continues to believe Netflix's international opportunity is underappreciated. The analyst also expects the streaming service's subscriber trends to continue benefiting from lower churn and better content. May maintains a Buy rating on Netflix. The stock closed yesterday up $5.05 to $621.53.
May 20, 2015
16:26 EDTTWC, CVCOn The Fly: Top stock stories for Wednesday
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13:34 EDTVIABViacom boosts quarterly dividend to 40c from 33c
Viacom announced that its board has approved a 21% increase in its quarterly dividend to 40c per share of Class A and B common stock from 33c per share. The increase will take effect beginning with Viacom’s next quarterly dividend, payable on July 1, to stockholders of record at the close of business on June 15. Viacom President and CEO Philippe Dauman said, “Viacom is deeply committed to returning capital directly to our shareholders while investing in high-quality programming, expanding in the U.S. and abroad, and developing new and innovative consumer and advertising initiatives. Our strong balance sheet and substantial cash flow have allowed us to increase our quarterly dividend each year since it was initiated in 2010. We also look forward to resuming our buyback program by October."
13:31 EDTVIABViacom announces 21% increase in quarterly dividend
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12:11 EDTNFLXNetflix to introduce new web interface in June, TechCrunch reports
Netflix is testing a new user interface that does away with its carousels, reports TechCrunch. The company is expected to rollout the new interface on the web to all users worldwide beginning next month. Reference Link
12:01 EDTCVCCablevision calls active as shares at four-year high
Cablevision June 21 and 23 calls are active on total call volume of 8K contracts (1K puts). June call option implied volatility is at 38, July is at 34 compared to its 90-day average of 34. Active call volume suggests traders taking positions for large upside price movement.
10:48 EDTCVCOptions with increasing implied volatility
Options with increasing implied volatility: WETF CVC YHOO NLY
10:23 EDTCVCCablevision rallies sharply, levels to watch
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10:00 EDTTWCOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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09:54 EDTCVCCablevision upgraded to Buy from Hold at Pivotal Research
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07:48 EDTTWCAltice could have latitude for TWC deal near $200 per share, says Wunderlich
After The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg said that Time Warner Cable has received a preliminary approach from Europe's Altice, Wunderlich estimated that TWC is worth $180 on an organic-only basis but that Altice could have latitude for a nominal deal price near $200 per share given the high value of Altice's equity. Applying the same multiple as what Altice just paid for Suddenlink to a deal for TWC yields a $230 takeout price, though this would be a "big reach," the firm added. Wunderlich has a Buy rating and $180 price target on Time Warner Cable shares.
06:28 EDTTWC, CMCSAAltice, Time Warner Cable have held talks about potential deal, Reuters reports
According to a source, Reuters reports that Altice is looking into buying Time Warner Cable (TWC), whose merger with Comcast (CMCSA) fell apart last month. The source says Altice has held talks with Time Warner Cable about a potential deal. Charter (CHTR) is also seeking to potentially buy Time Warner Cable. Reference Link
06:25 EDTGOOGGoogle seeks new partners for next-generation Nexus phones, DigiTimes reports
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05:40 EDTTWC, CMCSATime Warner Cable reinstated with an Equal Weight at Barclays
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05:37 EDTCMCSAComcast reinstated with an Overweight at Barclays
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May 19, 2015
16:53 EDTGOOGGoogle near to launching new web photo service, Bloomberg says
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16:01 EDTNFLXOptions Update; May 19, 2015
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 27c to 19.17. Option volume leaders: AAPL BAC WMT MSFT FB TWTR MNKD NFLX T PBR
14:05 EDTGOOGGoogle bringing tweets to Google Search on mobile devices
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