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February 5, 2013
13:37 EDTTWXEarnings Preview: Time Warner makes organizational changes ahead of Q4 report
Time Warner (TWX) is set to report Q4 earnings before the market opens on Wednesday, February 6, with a conference call scheduled for 10:30 am ET. Time Warner is a media and entertainment company that which owns HBO, CNN, Warner Bros., and Time Inc. among other media properties... EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for EPS of $1.10 on revenue of $8.25B, according to First Call. The consensus range for EPS is $1.08-$1.12 on revenue of $7.94B-$8.89B... LAST QUARTER: Time Warner reported Q3 adjusted EPS of 86c against estimates for 82c on revenue of $6.8B on estimates for $6.9B. In its Q3 earnings release, Time Warner reaffirmed its FY12 business outlook, saying it expects full-year low double-digit EPS percentage growth off an FY11 adjusted EPS base of $2.89, with current consensus estimates for FY12 EPS at $3.21. In November, Time Warner named former NBC (CMCSA) Universal CEO Jeff Zucker president of CNN. In January, the Warner Bros. Television Group signed a licensing agreement with Netflix (NFLX) giving Netflix the rights to eight Time Warner shows. Late last month, Kevin Tsujihara was named CEO of Warner Bros., and Time Inc., which publishes Time magazine, laid off about 500 employees, or 6% of its staff... STREET RESEARCH: Street research has been muted on Time Warner this quarter, with Goldman upgrading its U.S. Media sector to Attractive from Neutral on January 22. A number of firms also upgraded their price targets on Time Warner, including Stifel Nicolaus to $56 from $51, and Lazard to $56 from $54, respectfully. Both firms kept Buy ratings on the company... PRICE ACTION: Shares of Time Warner have gained more than 16% since its Q3 earnings report. In afternoon trading ahead of tomorrow's Q4 earnings report, shares of Time Warner are trading down almost 0.5%.
News For TWX From The Last 14 Days
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October 2, 2014
05:20 EDTTWXTime Warner upgraded to Hold from Sell at Topeka
Topeka upgraded Time Warner to Hold due to valuation.
September 30, 2014
06:28 EDTTWXAs DreamWorks talks slow, Softbank mulls Legendary, Hollywood Reporter says
Even though Softbank (SFTBF) has slowed its deal discussions with DreamWorks Animation (DWA), it is looking to make an investment in Thomas Tull's Legendary Pictures studio, according to the Hollywood Reporter, citing sources. The sources said that the Japanese company has been talking with Legendary for several weeks. Legendary has co-financed films with Time Warner's (TWX) Warner Bros Entertainment. Reference Link
06:25 EDTTWXFCC asks media companies for Comcast contract details, WSJ reports
The FCC is pushing for media companies to submit details of their programming agreements with Comcast (CMCSA) ahead of the company's merger with Time Warner Cable (TWC), reports the Wall Street Journal. Citing a person familiar with the matter, the FCC believes the documents contain information that would be relevant in its review. Officials from media companies including CBS (CBS), 21st Century Fox (FOXA), Disney (DIS), Discovery (DISCA), Time Warner (TWX) and Viacom (VIA;VIAB) met with FCC staff earlier this month to voice concerns about releasing highly confidential materials. Reference Link
September 25, 2014
17:50 EDTTWXCompanies receive U.S. information requests on Comcast-TWC deal, Bloomberg says
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September 24, 2014
06:59 EDTTWXCNN look to debut more original series in primetime this fall, Variety reports
Time Warner's CNN plans to place a greater emphasis on original series in primetime, anticipating 12 original series in 2015, reports Variety. In a Tuesday lunch meeting with journalists, CNN Worldwide President said the original series is “the source of a lot of conversation at CNN. We have had a lot of success in this area... There are a number of people internally who think we should push more into this arena.” Reference Link
September 23, 2014
08:40 EDTTWXTime Warner defends HBO strategy amid Wall Street speculation, LA Times reports
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September 22, 2014
06:44 EDTTWX'The Maze Runner' leads weekend box office sales with $32.5M, WSJ reports
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06:41 EDTTWXTime Warner's Warner Bros. struggling, NY Times says
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September 19, 2014
06:15 EDTTWXTime Warner price target raised to $89 from $76.69 at Citigroup
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September 18, 2014
06:36 EDTTWXWarner Bros. could cut up to 1,000 jobs, Variety reports
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