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February 14, 2013
13:01 EDTCBSEarnings Preview: REIT spin-off plans put CBS near all-time high into Q4 report
CBS (CBS) is set to report Q4 earnings after the market closes on Thursday, February 14, with a conference call scheduled for 4:30 pm ET. CBS is a media company that operates entertainment, cable networks, publishing, local broadcasting, and outdoor segments... EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for EPS of 69c on revenue of $3.79B, according to First Call. The consensus range for EPS is 65c-75c, on revenue of $3.7B-$3.96B... LAST QUARTER: CBS reported Q3 adjusted EPS of 65c against estimates for 61c, on revenue of $3.42B against estimates for $3.49B. On January 16, CBS announced that it will seek to convert its Outdoor Americas advertising unit into a real estate investment trust, or REIT. Following the news, shares of CBS surged over 7% to all-time highs. Earlier this week, CBS announced a content licensing agreement with Amazon (AMZN) that expanded the amount of CBS content that would be available for streaming via Amazon's Prime Instant Video Service... STREET RESEARCH: Street Research has been generally positive on CBS, with the company's plan to spin-off its Outdoor Americas unit into a REIT getting a broad and positive reception on the Street. Following the January announcement for its REIT spin-off plans, at least three firms raised their price target on CBS. Wedbush also upgraded the stock to Outperform from Neutral, following the REIT spin-off plans, raising its price target on shares to $50 from $36. On January 23, Wells Fargo reduced its Q4 EPS estimate for CBS, citing lower on demand and political revenue, though the firm maintained its Outperform rating on the stock... PRICE ACTION: Shares of CBS have gained more than 24% since the company's Q3 report. Shares of CBS are trading down about 0.5% in early afternoon trading ahead of its Q4 report.
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06:25 EDTCBSFCC asks media companies for Comcast contract details, WSJ reports
The FCC is pushing for media companies to submit details of their programming agreements with Comcast (CMCSA) ahead of the company's merger with Time Warner Cable (TWC), reports the Wall Street Journal. Citing a person familiar with the matter, the FCC believes the documents contain information that would be relevant in its review. Officials from media companies including CBS (CBS), 21st Century Fox (FOXA), Disney (DIS), Discovery (DISCA), Time Warner (TWX) and Viacom (VIA;VIAB) met with FCC staff earlier this month to voice concerns about releasing highly confidential materials. Reference Link
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06:37 EDTCBSCBS head looks to reduce radio assets within 12 months, Reuters says
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