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August 3, 2013
16:43 EDTTWC, CBSTime Warner Cable CEO says wants to put CBS back on at sensible price
Time Warner Cable (TWC) CEO Glenn Britt said. "CBS (CBS) Television CEO Les Moonves was quoted as saying 'we are now at war with Time Warner Cable.' But the only people CBS is hurting are our viewers who love their shows. Please know that Time Warner Cable is at war with no one. We exist as a company to connect people to the things they love and CBS's shows and sports are a few of those things. We want to put CBS back on the air at a price that makes sense for us and our customers. That's not war, that's what our customers say they want – good programming at a fair price and on reasonable terms. We hope CBS will join us at the negotiating table and agree to a contract that is in the best interest of not only CBS, but everyone who enjoys watching television."
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April 21, 2014
19:45 EDTTWCComcast responds to Netflix opposition to Time Warner Cable deal
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16:24 EDTTWCNetflix 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 EDTTWCNetflix says opposes Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal
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13:37 EDTTWCEarnings Preview: Comcast set for first report after Time Warner Cable deal
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10:01 EDTTWCOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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05:32 EDTTWCTime 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 EDTTWCAhead of TWC deal Comcast in talks to sell subscribers to Charter, Reuters says
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April 17, 2014
07:37 EDTCBSIron Mountain could be valued above $40/share with REIT, says William Blair
William Blair continues to believe the odds of REIT conversion for Iron Mountain (IRM) remain about 50/50 after shares rallied on CBS' (CBS) favorable REIT ruling. The firm thinks the rationale for the CBS ruling are likely unrelated to issues under consideration for Iron Mountain. It estimates shares of Iron Mountain could be valued above $40 with REIT approval. The firm finds the risk/reward into the decision as favorable and keeps an Outperform rating on the stock.
06:58 EDTTWCNetflix, Comcast deal questioned by senator, NY Post says
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April 16, 2014
16:40 EDTCBSOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were higher after Fed Chair Janet Yellen struck a dovish tone in comments to the Economic Club of New York, which was in step with the minutes of the last FOMC meeting released last week. The Fed also released its latest Beige Book report, which indicated that economic activity increased in most regions after the severe winter weather that gripped much of the country to start the year had let up. Corporate earnings season continues to pick up steam, with Dow members IBM (IBM) and American Express (AXP), as well as Google (GOOG), reporting after the market close. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., housing starts in March were up 2.8% from the prior month to a rate of 946K, versus expectations for an increase of 7%. Building permits were down 2.4% to a 990K rate, versus expectations for a decline of 0.4%. Industrial production rose 0.7% in March, which was ahead of the 0.5% forecast. The Fed's Beige Book report indicated that economic activity rebounded and strengthened in most regions over the last six week. In China, data showed its economy grew 7.4% in the first quarter from a year earlier, providing relief after recent signs that growth in the world's second largest economy has been slowing. COMPANY NEWS: Bank of America (BAC) fell 26c, or 1.59%, to $16.13 after the bank reported a first quarter loss of 5c per share, largely due to $6B in legal charges. Excluding the impact of this litigation expense, which was related to a previously announced settlement with the Federal Housing Finance Agency and other legacy mortgage-related matters, the banking major reported earnings that appeared to beat estimates... Yahoo (YHOO) gained $2.14, or 6.26%, to $36.35 after its quarterly report, with investors reacting most positively to the 66% year-over-year revenue growth reported by Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba, in which Yahoo holds a 24% stake. Yahoo's quarterly profit and revenue also beat expectations and the company's CEO Marissa Mayer said during its earnings webcast that the search giant's core business has moved from declining growth to stable to modest growth. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was CBS Outdoor (CBSO), which jumped $1.94, or 6.69%, to $30.96 after the IRS approved a plan for the company, which was just last week spun-off from its parent CBS (CBS), to convert into a real estate investment trust, or REIT. Other companies seeking REIT status, including Equinix (EQIX), Iron Mountain (IRM) and Lamar Advertising (LAMR), also rose following CBS' announcement. Also higher was drugmaker Zogenix (ZGNX), up 48c, or 20.51%, to $2.82 after confirming that a judge prevented a ban on sales of the company's Zohydro pain medication in Massachusetts. Among the noteworthy losers were U.S.-listed shares of Credit Suisse (CS), which fell 54c, or 1.7%, to $31.22 after the Swiss bank reported net income and revenue that fell when compared to the prior year. Also lower were Agnico Eagle Mines (AEM) and Yamana Gold (AUY) after agreeing to jointly acquire Osisko Mining. Angico shares fell $2.61, or 8.56%, to $27.88, while Yamana was down 36c, or 4.3%, to $8.02. INDEXES: The Dow was up 162.29, or 1.0%, to 16,424.85, the Nasdaq was up 52.06, or 1.29%, to 4,086.23, and the S&P 500 was up 19.33, or 1.05%, to 1,862.31.
16:17 EDTCBSCBS favorable PLR a positive for Equinix, says Wells Fargo
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15:10 EDTCBSCBS Outdoor, other REIT seekers rise after IRS ruling
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14:47 EDTCBSIron Mountain, Lamar Advertising higher after IRS ruling on CBS Outdoor
Shares of Iron Mountain (IRM), up 3%, and Lamar Advertising (LAMR), up 4%, are higher after the IRS approved CBS Outdoor's (CBSO) plan to convert to a REIT. Iron Mountain and Lamar have both been seeking to gain REIT status with the IRS. Shares of CBS Outdoor are also higher, up more than 5%, following the announcement, as are shares of its parent company, CBS (CBS), up more than 2%.
14:43 EDTCBSCBS gets favorable REIT ruling from IRS
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10:00 EDTTWCOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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05:54 EDTTWCTime 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 EDTTWCReport: Comcast raised advertised basic TV rates 68% over 4 years, NY Post says
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April 14, 2014
11:09 EDTCBSOptions with increasing implied volatility: HZNP VJET YOKU CTRX CBS
April 11, 2014
10:59 EDTCBSOptions with increasing implied volatility: EXPE PBI CROX CBS ADSK
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07:26 EDTTWCTime Warner struggling to force Dodgers network on pay-TV players, LAT say
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