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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%.
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October 30, 2014
09:00 EDTTWXTime Warner Cable not concerned about other companies eating into business
In light of announcements from HBO (TWX) and CBS (CBS) for stand-alone streaming services, the company said it is more intrigued and more than prepared to work with video programmers to provide better video propositions.
08:23 EDTTWXMurdoch sees HBO online service doing 'fine' to start, WSJ reports
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06:34 EDTTWXHBO sees opportunity to offer streaming option through Apple TV, Xbox, WSJ says
According to sources, HBO, a unit of Time Warner (TWX), is currently examining methods to offer consumers a standalone streaming video service, including as an add-on to broadband packages or through Apple TV (AAPL), Microsoft's (MSFT) Xbox, Amazon (AMZN) devices, or Roku, reports the Wall Street Journal. Reference Link
October 28, 2014
09:44 EDTTWXTime Warner's HBO to announce layoffs this week, Variety reports
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October 23, 2014
07:53 EDTTWXAlibaba CEO ups Hollywood content pursuit with studio meetings, Bloomberg says
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October 21, 2014
09:55 EDTTWXBlackout not 'game changer' for Time Warner, DISH, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo believes the removal of several of Time Warner's (TWX) Turner channels from DISH's (DISH) line-up will not be a "game changer" for either company. Wells notes the majority of Time Warner's affiliate growth comes from TNT and TBS networks, and it does not expect the channel loss to impact DISH's subscriber trends. The firm expects the networks to come back to DISH "eventually."

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