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February 12, 2013
13:15 EDTCMCSAEarnings Preview: Comcast sits just off all-time highs ahead of Q4 report
Comcast (CMCSA) is set to report Q4 earnings before the market opens on Wednesday, February 13, with a conference call scheduled for 8:30 am ET. Comcast is a provider of entertainment, information, and communications products that operates the NBC family of networks, Universal Pictures and provides cable, internet, and voice services... EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for EPS of 53c on revenue of $16B, according to First Call. The consensus range for EPS is 46c-57c on revenue of $15.64B-$16.88B... LAST QUARTER: Comcast reported Q3 EPS ex-items of 46c, against estimates for 46c, on revenue of $16.5B, against estimates for $16.08B. Last month, the company announced that NBC was the most viewed network in primetime among ABC (DIS), CBS (CBS), Fox (NWSA) and NBC for the 15-week period ended January 6, with an average 3.1 rating. Earlier today, Comcast and News Corp announced an agreement for a new distribution pact to bring Fox content to Comcast Xfinity TV customers across a variety of devices... STREET RESEARCH: Wall Street research has been fairly quiet on Comcast since its Q3 report. Maxim raised its price target on shares to $46 from $41 on the day after the company's Q3 report. In a note to investors this morning, Brean Capital said that Comcast remains the firm's favorite cable stock, with the firm maintaining a Buy rating and $45 price target on shares. Brean said Comcast is the only multiple system operator currently positioned to generate margin expansion and higher capital returns in 2013 than it did in 2012, adding that Comcast could sustain this outperformance beyond 2013 if their transition to a TV Everywhere model is managed correctly... PRICE ACTION: Shares of Comcast have gained more than $2.25, or 6.4%, since the first day of trading following the company's Q3 report. Shares of Comcast are nearly unchanged at $38.72 in afternoon trading ahead of tomorrow's Q4 report.
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April 22, 2014
08:59 EDTCMCSAComcast: Viewing has improved in both linear and on-demand
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08:29 EDTCMCSAComcast reports Q1 xfinity video customers increased by 24,000
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07:05 EDTCMCSAComcast reports Video net adds 24K, Voice net adds 142K
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07:03 EDTCMCSAComcast reports Q1 EPS ex-items 68c, consensus 64c
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April 21, 2014
19:45 EDTCMCSAComcast responds to Netflix opposition to Time Warner Cable deal
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16:24 EDTCMCSANetflix says opposes Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal
"If the Comcast (CMCSA) and Time Warner Cable (TWC) merger is approved, the combined company’s footprint will pass over 60% of U.S. broadband households, after the proposed divestiture, with most of those homes having Comcast as the only option for truly high-speed broadband. As DSL fades in favor of cable Internet, Comcast could control high-speed broadband to the majority of American homes. Comcast is already dominant enough to be able to capture unprecedented fees from transit providers and services such as Netflix (NFLX). The combined company would possess even more anti-competitive leverage to charge arbitrary interconnection tolls for access to their customers. For this reason Netflix opposes this merger," the company said.
16:10 EDTCMCSANetflix says opposes Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal
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15:16 EDTCMCSANotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's market open, with earnings consensus, include Comcast (CMCSA), consensus 64c; United Technologies (UTX), consensus $1.27; McDonald's (MCD), consensus $1.24; Simon Property Group (SPG), consensus $2.24; Lockheed Martin (LMT), consensus $2.53; Bank of New York Mellon (BK), consensus 53c; Illinois Tool Works (ITW), consensus 98c; Travelers (TRV), consensus $2.16; Omnicom Group (OMC), consensus 79c; Pentair (PNR), consensus 73c; Harley-Davidson (HOG), consensus $1.08; Regions Financial (RF), consensus 20c; Genuine Parts Company (GPC), consensus $1.02; Xerox (XRX), consensus 24c; Carlisle (CSL), consensus 53c.
13:37 EDTCMCSAEarnings Preview: Comcast set for first report after Time Warner Cable deal
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13:05 EDTCMCSAEarnings Preview: Netflix shares trading up 3% since last earnings report
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05:32 EDTCMCSATime Warner Cable upgraded to Buy from Hold at Brean Capital
Brean Capital upgraded Time Warner Cable (TWC) to Buy citing the recent underperformance of shares as it belief the Comcast (CMCSA) takeover will get done with a "minimum amount of fuss." Brean has a $165 price target for the stock. It lowered its price target for Comcast shares to $60 from $63 but reiterates a Buy rating on the name.
April 20, 2014
17:25 EDTCMCSAAhead of TWC deal Comcast in talks to sell subscribers to Charter, Reuters says
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April 17, 2014
16:05 EDTCMCSAAmazon Fire TV's voice search partners with Hulu, Crackle, Showtime Anytime
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06:58 EDTCMCSANetflix, Comcast deal questioned by senator, NY Post says
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April 16, 2014
06:27 EDTCMCSANBCUniversal planning digital video push
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05:54 EDTCMCSATime Warner Cable upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo upgraded Time Warner Cable (TWC) to Outperform on expectations the merger with Comcast (CMCSA) will get approved. Wells raised the low end of its price target range for shares to $140-$160 from $132.50-$160.
April 15, 2014
07:26 EDTCMCSAReport: Comcast raised advertised basic TV rates 68% over 4 years, NY Post says
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April 14, 2014
13:19 EDTCMCSANetflix's streaming speeds on Comcast jumped, The Verge reports
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April 10, 2014
07:49 EDTCMCSALawmakers concerned over Internet share of combined Comcast-TWC, LAT says
During merger review proceedings, legislators on the Senate Judiciary Committee expressed particular concern about the 40% nationwide share of the Internet market that would be held by a combined Comcast (CMCSA) and Time Warner Cable (TWC) if the two are permitted to merge, reported The Los Angeles Times. Reference Link
07:21 EDTCMCSAHulu's head of original programming development to leave company, AdWeek says
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