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May 1, 2012
13:34 EDTCBSEarnings preview: Advertising trends will be scrutinized in CBS's Q1
CBS (CBS) is expected to report Q1 earnings after the market close on Tuesday, May 1 with a conference call scheduled for 4:30pm ET. Analysts are looking for EPS of 44c on revenue of $3.78B. The consensus range is 38c-48c for EPS, and $3.69B-$3.89B for revenue, according to First Call. Positives for the media company's quarter may be seen coming from political ad spending. At an industry conference in late February, CEO Les Moonves said Q1 advertising trends are "good," substantially better than Q4. Revenue boosts may be also seen coming from from digital streaming and retransmission. A possible negative for the quarter may be seen from a slowdown in economic growth and any impact that has on corporate advertising spending. On April 9, Citigroup downgraded CBS to Neutral from Buy citing valuation and kept a $35 price target for the stock. On April 18, JPMorgan raised its estimates for CBS, citing steady ad trends and contributions from non-advertising streams. The firm expects the company to report solid Q1 results and raised its price target for shares to $38 from $35.
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October 30, 2014
09:00 EDTCBSTime Warner Cable not concerned about other companies eating into business
In light of announcements from HBO (TWX) and CBS (CBS) for stand-alone streaming services, the company said it is more intrigued and more than prepared to work with video programmers to provide better video propositions.
October 29, 2014
13:50 EDTCBSFCC chairman wants to give Internet video providers access to more content
FCC. Chairman Tom Wheeler yesterday proposed allowing Internet video providers to show some content previously available only on cable and broadcast TV. Internet video providers could offer "many different kinds of multichannel video packages designed for different tastes and preferences." Wheeler added. Netflix (NFLX) provides Internet video content, while Comcast (CMCSA) and Cablevision (CVC) provide cable TV services. Broadcast TV providers include CBS (CBS), Twenty-First Century Fox (FOXA), and Disney (DIS). Reference Link
07:53 EDTCBSCBS added to Franchise Pick List at Jefferies
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October 20, 2014
15:40 EDTCBSAmazon in new contract with Simon & Schuster, WSJ reports
Amazon.com (AMZN) and CBS’s (CBS) Simon & Schuster unit have reached a new multi-year print and digital contract that replaces an existing one set to expire in two months, according to The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the situation. Details of the new contract couldn’t be immediately learned, but the report notes that a person close to the talks said that the new deal “is good for both companies” and that Simon & Schuster is “very happy” with the pact. Reference Link
October 19, 2014
11:58 EDTCBSCBS could see 25% gain, Barron's says
CBS shares could be worth around $66.00 at a peer-like-multiple, a gain of 25%, driven by fees from affiliates and Showtime, Barron's contends in a feature article. Reference Link

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