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August 20, 2014
11:16 EDTMEG, MDPMeredith buys broadcast assets of WALA-TV from Media General
Meredith Corporation (MDP) announced a definitive agreement to purchase the broadcast assets of WALA-TV, the Fox affiliate in Mobile, Pensacola from Media General (MEG) for approximately $86M, subjectto certain purchase price adjustments. The transaction will close when Media General's merger with LIN Media LLC and the sale of WALA to Meredith receive final regulatory approval. The acquisition of WALA is not expected to have a material effect on Meredith's 1H15 financial performance. Meredith continues to expect 1Q15 EPS to range from 60c-65c, compared to 53c in the prior-year period.
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August 21, 2015
07:25 EDTMDPCiti sees much less probability of Meredith acquiring Time
Citi analyst Jason Bazinet reduced his probability of Meredith (MDP) acquiring Time (TIME) to 20% from 65%. Time's moves to cut costs and monetize assets bring less opportunity for Meredith to create value, the analyst tells investors in a research note. He lowered his price target for Buy-rated Time to $29 from $30 and Neutral-rated Meredith to $47 from $57. Bazinet still believes Time is an attractive investment as a standalone company.

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