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August 17, 2013
13:45 EDTTWC, CBSRegulators have no clear path in CBS-Time Warner Cable blackout, WSJ says
There are no signs of meaningful progress in the CBS (CBS), Time Warner Cable (TWC) standoff and regulators have no clear path to intervene, says the Wall Street Journal. Reference Link
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August 4, 2015
07:35 EDTCBSCBS August weekly volatility elevated into Q2 and outlook
CBS August weekly call option implied volatility is at 46, August is at 29, September is at 27; compared to its 52-week range of 17 to 32, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q2 results on August 5.
July 31, 2015
10:02 EDTTWCOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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08:23 EDTTWCTime Warner Cable downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Buckingham
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08:06 EDTTWCTime Warner Cable price target raised to $219 at Wunderlich
Wunderlich analyst Matthew Harrigan raised his price target for Time Warner Cable to $219 citing a "high confidence" that the takeover by Charter (CHTR) will win regulatory approval. The analyst's 2016 floor value as a standalone entity is $187 per share. He keeps a Buy rating on Time Warner Cable.
07:19 EDTTWCFCC Commissioners Pai, O’Rielly 'dismayed' by delay in Charter-TWC review
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July 30, 2015
09:13 EDTTWCTime Warner Cable says it continues to 'embrace' over-the-top video offerings
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08:57 EDTTWCTime Warner Cable sees Q3 adjusted OIBDA down up to $100M
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08:52 EDTTWCTime Warner Cable expects positive video net additions in FY15
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07:31 EDTTWCTime Warner Cable reports Q2 Residential customer relationships of 14,782
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07:30 EDTTWCTime Warner Cable reports Q2 Business Services revenue $803M
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07:30 EDTTWCTime Warner Cable reports Q2 Residential revenue $4.76B
The growth in residential high-speed data revenue was the result of growth in high-speed data subscribers, as well as an increase in average revenue per subscriber primarily due to increases in prices and equipment rental charges and a greater percentage of subscribers purchasing higher-priced tiers of service. Residential video revenue decreased due to a year-over-year decline in video subscribers, partially offset by an increase in average revenue per subscriber primarily as a result of price increases, higher transactional video-on-demand revenue and growth in premium network revenue. Residential voice revenue decreased due to lower average revenue per subscriber offset, in part, by growth in voice subscribers.
07:29 EDTTWCTime Warner Cable reports Q2 residential video net declines of 45K
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06:06 EDTTWCTime Warner Cable reports Q2 adjusted EPS $1.54, consensus $1.81
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July 29, 2015
15:08 EDTTWCNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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July 24, 2015
15:06 EDTCBSEarnings Watch: TV networks report as streaming services gain ground
CBS (CBS), Time Warner (TWX), Viacom (VIA, VIAB), and 21st Century Fox (FOX, FOXA) are among TV network companies expected to report quarterly results over the next several weeks, with Comcast (CMCSA, CMCSK) already having reported before the open on July 23. EXPECTATIONS: Time Warner is expected to report EPS of $1.03 on revenue of $6.9B, CBS is expected to report EPS of 73c on revenue of $3.22B, Viacom is expected to report EPS of $1.47 on revenue of $3.22B, and 21st Century Fox is expected to report EPS of 37c on revenue of $6.48B. LAST QUARTER: CBS, Time Warner, and Fox all reported stronger than expected Q1 results, while Viacom reported higher than expected Q2 EPS but missed on revenue. THIS WEEK'S EARNINGS: On the morning of July 23, Comcast reported Q2 EPS of 84c in line with estimates, and revenue of $18.7B versus expectations for $18.14B. Cable customer relationships for the quarter were up 31,000 to 27.3M, driven by increases in double and triple product relationships. During a subsequent conference call, the company noted that TV viewership continues to be under pressure. NEWS: At Re/code's Code Conference on May 27, CBS CEO Leslie Moonves remarked that his network will "probably" sign up for Apple's (AAPL) rumored TV service, and on June 3, CBS announced that its Showtime network will be offered over the internet as a stand-alone streaming service launching in early July for a monthly price of $10.99, with Apple as its first partner. On July 1, Variety quoted sources as saying Viacom was attempting to entice advertisers by offering to construct social-media and digital extensions of traditional TV ad campaigns as the company seeks to move away from Nielsen-based advertising sales. On July 8, the Wall Street Journal reported that Viacom's Paramount Pictures reached an agreement with AMC (AMC) to accelerate the home release of movies, noting that the company hoped to implement the quickened schedule for all new releases beginning later in the year. On July 17, Re/code reported that Viacom held talks to acquire e-commerce and media company Thrillist Media, according to sources. On June 17, 21st Century Fox named James Murdoch as CEO, with founder and former chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch appointed executive co-chairman alongside Lachlan Murdoch. The Telegraph reported on June 20 that Fox rejected offers for its stake in Sky (SKYAY) from Vodafone (VOD) and Vivendi (VIVHY), potentially signalling an interest in outright purchasing the rest of Sky, according to the report. More recently, the European Commission announced on July 23 that it delivered a statement of objections to Sky and various film studios owned by Comcast, Viacom, Fox, Time Warner, Disney (DIS), and Sony (SNE), discussing anti-trust concerns due to limitations on country-by-country availability of pay-TV services. STREET RESEARCH: On May 12, Pacific Crest said it believes Apple will launch its TV service before the end of the year, saying the move should benefit TV networks as well as Apple itself. On June 24, Brean Capital said Facebook's (FB) agreement with Time Warner to host premier episodes of certain upcoming shows was "a trend worth following," and possibly indicative of Facebook hosting additional TV content in the future. Also on June 24, FBR Capital contended that Netflix (NFLX) was on pace to have a larger 24-hour audience than all traditional broadcast networks, where ratings are seeing declines on average, according to the research firm. Those comments were followed by a July 10 note on Netflix from Morgan Stanley, saying the subscription streaming service was seeing higher time spent per day than any single broadcast network. Moving away from the Netflix factor, on July 10, JPMorgan said CBS shares looked "very attractive" following a recent selloff, though the company saw a downgrade on July 20 from Pivotal, which cited higher costs of capital among other factors. Finally, Citi upgraded Viacom on July 16 to Neutral, citing recent underperformance in the company's shares heading into earnings season.
July 23, 2015
17:07 EDTTWCSoroban Capital Partners reports 5% passive stake in Time Warner Cable
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