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January 11, 2013
17:20 EDTSTRZA, LMCALiberty Media and Starz announce completion of spin-off
Liberty Media Corporation (LMCA) and Starz (STRZA) announced the completion of the spin-off of Liberty from Starz at 5:00 p.m., New York City time. As a result, Liberty and Starz are now separate publicly traded companies. As announced earlier, in connection with the spin-off, Liberty changed its name from "Liberty Spinco, Inc." to "Liberty Media Corporation," and Starz changed its name from "Liberty Media Corporation" to "Starz." Both companies will begin trading regular way on The Nasdaq Stock Market, under the symbols listed above, on January 14. Prior to the spin-off, Starz utilized cash on hand and borrowings under its bank credit facility and distributed an additional $1.2B to Liberty Media Corporation. Starz had previously distributed $600M to Liberty Media. Starz has approximately $450M available to borrow under its bank credit facility after this distribution. Following the spin-off, Liberty will have approximately $450M available under its stock repurchase program, and Starz will have approximately $400M available under its stock repurchase program.
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November 24, 2014
07:07 EDTSTRZAStarz seeking about $5B to sell itself, NY Post reports
Talks to buy Starz (STRZA) are "heating up," according to The New York Post. The company is said to be seeking about $5B, and the company has drawn interest from CBS (CBS) and Lionsgate (LGF), sources are saying. Reference Link
November 20, 2014
10:02 EDTLMCAOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: Zoetis (ZTS) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at William Blair... Target (TGT) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Evercore ISI... Alexandria Real Estate (ARE) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at RW Baird... Allscripts (MDRX) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital... athenahealth (ATHN) downgraded to Underperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital... Boston Properties (BXP) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at RW Baird... Cliffs Natural (CLF) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... Cubist (CBST) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse... Denbury Resources (DNR) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays... E-House (EJ) downgraded to Perform from Outperform at Oppenheimer... Owens-Illinois (OI) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital... Quality Systems (QSII) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital... Sapient (SAPE) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel... Harsco (HSC) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Argus... Credit Acceptance (CACC) downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at JMP Securities... Liberty Media (LMCA) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Telsey Advisory.
09:30 EDTLMCALiberty Media downgraded to Hold from Buy at Telsey Advisory
07:16 EDTLMCACharter could look to buy Time Warner Cable if Comcast deal fails, WSJ says
John Malone, the chairman of Liberty Media (LMCA), said Charter Communications (CHTR) would look to buy Time Warner Cable (TWC) if TWC's deal with Comcast (CMCSA) falls through, The Wall Street Journal reports. Malone told shareholders at Liberty's investor day that he would pursue "an outright purchase" of Time Warner Cable if regulators don't approve the Comcast deal. Reference Link
November 19, 2014
15:34 EDTLMCA, STRZALiberty Media CEO says focused on expanding cash reserves
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09:04 EDTLMCALiberty Media to host investor meeting
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