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July 7, 2014
11:03 EDTDTV, S, DISH, VZBarron's, analyst see further upside in DISH shares
Weekly publication Barron's and research firm Macquarie are upbeat on the outlook of satellite TV provider DISH (DISH). WHAT'S NEW: Analysts say that DISH's spectrum alone could be worth $25B after taxes in a sale, and the company is trading at a market valuation of $30B, Barron's wrote in an article published on Saturday. At that valuation, investors are giving the company little credit for its satellite TV business which is "highly profitable" but "slow growing," according to Barron's. The stock could rise 20% as investors gain a better understanding of the value of the company's spectrum, the publication stated. Meanwhile, Macquarie analyst Amy Yong raised her price target on DISH to $100 from $85 in a note to investors earlier today. In May, DISH Chairman Charlie Ergen rejected a merger with DirecTV (DTV) that would have valued DISH at $100, an SEC document showed, the analyst wrote. Ergen decided to terminate discussions about a merger because he believes the company is worth more than $100 per share, Yong believes. She thinks DISH could benefit by partnering with a telecom company such as Verizon (VZ) or Sprint (S), and predicted that the value of its spectrum could reach $80 per share later this fall. DISH shares offer the most opportunity in the pay TV space, according to Yong, who kept an Outperform rating on the shares. PRICE ACTION: In mid-morning trading, DISH lost 1% to $66.
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February 20, 2015
07:40 EDTDTVDirecTV downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Buckingham
Buckingham downgraded DirecTV (DTV) to Neutral based on lack of sufficient upside from the AT&T (T) transaction and views risk/reward as balanced at current levels. Price target lowered to $92 from $95.
February 19, 2015
14:42 EDTDTVDirecTV sees FY15 EPS about $6.00, consensus $6.19
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14:14 EDTDTVDirecTV sees weaker subscriber growth in Latin America in 2015 vs. 2014
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14:10 EDTDTVDirecTV looks to keep Brazil margins in 30% range
14:06 EDTDTVDirecTV says on track to close deal with AT&T before end of 1H
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10:57 EDTSSprint commences $1B senior notes offering
Sprint announced that it has commenced an underwritten public offering of $1B aggregate principal amount of notes. Sprint intends to use the net proceeds for "general corporate purposes, which may include, among other things, working capital requirements, retirement or service requirements of outstanding debt and network expansion and modernization." The joint book-running managers for the offering are Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, .J.P. Morgan Securities, Merrill Lynch, Barclays, Credit Agricole, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Mitsubishi UFJ, Mizuho, RBC Capital, Scotia Capital and SMBC Nikko Securities.
10:52 EDTSSprint files automatic mixed securities shelf
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07:33 EDTDTVDirecTV reports Q4 U.S. ARPU up 5% to $117.30
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07:32 EDTDTVDirecTV reports Q4 EPS $1.53, consensus $1.40
Reports Q4 revenue $8.92B, consensus $8.91B. “Our fourth quarter results, although marked by challenging macroeconomic conditions in Latin America and a conscious decision to reinvest in our U.S. business, capped off another strong year of operations for DIRECTV. In Latin America, despite the macroeconomic headwinds, our DIRECTV and Sky brands attracted over 1.4M net new customers - surpassing the 19M cumulative subscriber mark by year-end. More importantly, even excluding Venezuela, DTVLA improved cash flow by over $400M and generated positive cash flow for the year - easily surpassing our internal plans for the business,” said CEO Mike White.
06:24 EDTVZVerizon names John Stratton as head of wireless and wireline operations
Verizon said in a filing that on February 17, the company reorganized its operating structure. John G. Stratton, formerly Verizon’s EVP and President – Global Enterprise and Consumer Wireline, has been appointed to a new role as EVP and President of Operations, with operational responsibility for Verizon’s wireless and wireline businesses. Stratton will continue to report to Lowell C. McAdam, Chairman and CEO of Verizon. Daniel S. Mead, formerly Verizon’s EVP and President and CEO– Verizon Wireless, has been appointed to a new role as EVP and President of Strategic Initiatives, with responsibility for directing the transfer of Verizon’s wireline operations in California, Florida and Texas to Frontier Communications Corporation. Mead will continue to report to McAdam. Mead expects to retire following the completion of the strategic initiatives on which he is working.
February 18, 2015
15:35 EDTDTVNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's market open, with earnings consensus, include Wal-Mart (WMT), consensus $1.54... Priceline (PCLN), consensus $10.10... DIRECTV (DTV), consensus $1.40... Noble Energy (NBL), consensus 35c... Host Hotels & Resorts (HST), consensus 39c... Hormel Foods (HRL), consensus 64c... Discovery Communications (DISCA), consensus 41c... SCANA (SCG), consensus 73c... Quanta Services (PWR), consensus 51c... Patterson (PDCO), consensus 59c... Denbury Resources (DNR), consensus 23c... T-Mobile (TMUS), consensus 5c... Linn Energy (LINE), consensus 6c... Linn Co (LNCO), consensus 39c... Bloomin' Brands (BLMN), consensus 27c... Huntington Ingalls (HII), consensus $1.98.
07:13 EDTVZNational Association of Regulatory Utility Commission to hold a meeting
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February 17, 2015
18:06 EDTDTV, VZ, SPaulson & Co gives quarterly update on stakes
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16:22 EDTVZOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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16:00 EDTVZOptions Update; February 17, 2015
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13:18 EDTSOmega Advisors gives quarterly update on stakes
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10:41 EDTVZCablevision downgraded to Sell from Neutral at UBS (pre-open)
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10:39 EDTVZCablevision sinks after analyst sees Verizon threat, cuts to sell
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09:58 EDTVZVerizon says 'pleased' with 181 spectrum licenses acquired for $10.4B
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06:15 EDTDISH, VZCiti sees three options for DISH, including sale to Verizon
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