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February 21, 2014
12:55 EDTSATS, S, DISHDISH says holds second most spectrum in U.S. next to Sprint
DISH (DISH) says its bid for LightSquared expired on its on terms and the company did not want to pursue it further. DISH said in terms of getting more spectrum, there are frequency bands that are "attractive," but said acquiring more of it is an option planned for later this year and the company plans to watch those options closely in the meantime. The company said its total spectrum purchases have been its best use of cash and said it holds the second most spectrum in U.S. next to Sprint (S). The company says downlink spectrum usage is more valuable than uplink by 5:1. Says that there is no CapEx impact due to the recent Echostar (SATS) deal. Says the Echostar deal is "positive" for both companies in terms of the transaction.
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November 23, 2014
12:26 EDTDISHWireless carriers bid up prices at U.S. spectrum auction, WSJ
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November 21, 2014
12:22 EDTDISHTurner, DISH restore channel service, extend carriage
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06:18 EDTDISHDISH price target raised to $94 from $79 at Citigroup
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05:44 EDTDISHCBS has upper-hand in dispute with DISH, says Piper Jaffray
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November 20, 2014
18:21 EDTDISHCBS consents to short term extension on DISH negotiations, Bloomberg says
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09:08 EDTDISHDISH CEO looking to boost shares for T-Mobile bid, Fox Business reports
DISH (DISH) CEO Charles Ergen is buying more spectrum in an attempt to boost his company’s share price ahead of a potential T-Mobile (TMUS) takeover bid, Charles Gasparino of Fox Business reports, citing sources.
06:37 EDTDISHCBS, DISH share downside limited with blackout, says Citigroup
Citigroup sees limited share downside for both CBS (CBS) and DISH (DISH) should a blackout result in the companies not renewing their carriage agreement, which expires today. Citi notes shares of CBS are down 3% since the press started reporting about the tenuous negotiations. It estimates CBS' equity value could fall 2% with a blackout, thus it believes the impact is already priced in. Further, Citi sees a minimal impact to DISH from a potential CBS blackout. The firm keeps Buy ratings on both stocks.
06:18 EDTDISHStocks with implied volatility movement; DISH GDX
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November 19, 2014
16:31 EDTDISHOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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13:10 EDTDISHDISH, Globalstar climb as wireless spectrum bids reportedly jump
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13:06 EDTDISHDeutsche Telekom CEO says T-Mobile could again attract suitors, Bloomberg says
Bloomberg quotes Deutsche Telekom (DTEGY) CEO Timotheus Hoettges speaking in interview as having said that T-Mobile (TMUS) could attract interest from suitors such as Comcast (CMCSA), DISH (DISH) or America Movil (AMOV, AMX).
07:19 EDTDISHSpectrum auction positive for DISH, Globalstar, says JPMorgan
JPMorgan notes the AWS-3 spectrum auction continued on Tuesday with the aggregate value of licenses with bids at $16.4B, up from Monday's $8.9B and compared to the reserve price of $10.6B that the FCC set for the entire auction. The firm views the rise in prices as negative for telecom carriers that are spending more than expected, namely AT&T (T) and Verizon (VZ), and possibly T-Mobile (TMUS) and US Cellular. It views the prices as positive for independent spectrum owners like DISH (DISH) and Globalstar (GSAT), as well as tower companies American Tower (AMT), SBA Communications (SBAC) and Crown Castle (CCI).
November 18, 2014
06:27 EDTSSprint's Chief Marketing Officer to leave company, WSJ reports
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06:23 EDTSSprint names Douglas Michelman to management team, to replace Bill White
Sprint (S) announced the appointment of Douglas Michelman to Sprint’s leadership team. Most recently, he spent 10 years as Chief Communications Officer at Visa (V), where he oversaw global media relations, public affairs, industry analyst relations and financial and communication strategies. Prior to Visa, Michelman served in various roles at FleishmanHillard, including regional president and senior partner. In addition to his many years of corporate experience, Michelman’s communications background also includes staff positions for two presidential campaigns. Michelman replaces Bill White, Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility, who will be leaving the company. White spent the past 32 years with Sprint. Michelman joins Sprint on Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, and will be relocating to Overland Park, Kansas.
November 17, 2014
10:54 EDTSATSEchoStar management to meet with Stephens
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November 14, 2014
12:53 EDTSOmega Advisors gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: AerCap Holdings (AER), Nordic American Offshore (NAO), Melco Crown Entertainment (MPEL), Groupon (GRPN), and Ashland (ASH). INCREASED STAKES: QEP Resources (QEP), United Continental (UAL), Cabot Oil & Gas (COG), Actavis (ACT), and KAR Auction Services (KAR). DECREASED STAKES: Sprint (S), SandRidge Energy (SD), Sirius XM Holdings (SIRI), Kinder Morgan (KMI), and Transocean (RIG). LIQUIDATED STAKES: QUALCOMM (QCOM), Ocwen Financial (OCN), Freeport-McMoRan (FCX), Boston Scientific (BSX), and Capital One (COF).
November 13, 2014
06:23 EDTSATSEchoStar shares could hit $69 by end of 2016, says Citigroup
Citigroup added EchoStar to its Focus List saying the stock could reach $62 by the end of 2015 and $69 by the end of 2016. Citi thinks the five initiatives laid out by management could drive share upside over the next two years. It keeps a Buy rating on the stock.
November 12, 2014
09:04 EDTSATSEchoStar's Hughes to partner in data sharing for disaster preparedness
Echostar's wholly owned subsidiary Hughes Network Systems, the All Hazards Consortium – a non-profit organization focus on homeland security, emergency management, and business continuity issues, and the AHC's private sector run Multi-State Fleet Response Working Group announced a strategic information sharing partnership to aid in future disaster preparedness, response, and community resilience. Under the partnership, Hughes will cooperate to provide information on areas affected by disaster to the Multi-State Fleet Response Working Group allowing responders to more accurately locate operational commercial facilities offering food, gas, accommodation and medical supplies.
08:46 EDTSSprint in talks to buy FreedomPop, USA Today reports
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07:48 EDTSWells Fargo to hold a conference
5th Annual Technology, Media & Telecom Conference is being held in New York on November 12-13.
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