DISH is probably going to announce
revenue increase from last year.
That's an obvious
inference from the
sales figures on the web site
What about earnings? That's the
Damn if FCC let's go of this local cable
full carry requirement this
stock will touch 40 in
a few weeks
If Murdoch/News Corp. think Echostar's lawsuit is
frivolous and will go away or be dismissed, THAT is wishful
thinking. My sources say Echostar has a very strong case
and will win. Cutting a deal with Echostar on the
satellite slot is Murdoch's best way out of the mess.
I think that it is wishful thinking to say that
News Corp. will sell the slot to Echostar. I think we
better brace ourselves and understand that the Justice
suit blocking the sale will be settled and that
Primestar will end up with satellite slot. The cables
companies may have to sell their interests in Primestar,
but the bottom line is that a deal will be worked out
and Primestar will end up being a powerful
competitor. I've had a nice run with DISH, but i'm not gonna
get greedy. Once the analysts starting putting Buy
ratings on a stock, it's time to exit. See ya, good luck.
Here's my prediction and remember that you heard
it here first. Now that the DOJ intends to bar the
sale of Murdoch's key satellite slot to Primestar, I
predict Murdoch will sell it to DISH at a bargain price
to settle DISH's lawsuit against him.
Knowing very little about law, perhaps some
attourny out there can answer this:
win the News Corp lawsuit, but then doesn't Echostar
have to show damages? It seems like the amount of
damage from Murdochs dealings with E* are getting less
and less every day. Perhaps he has done more damage
Rupert picked the wrong company to partner with
when he pulled out of the Echostar investment and went
with the Primestar deal. Does anyone know how the
Echostar's lawsuit with News Corp is going and if the recent
court action to halt the Primestar deal will effect
possibly a "settlement"?
If revenue growth exceeds expectations, then EPS
is likely to be lower than expectations since DISH
recognizes customer acquisition costs currently. I can't
guess how this might affect share prices. What do
potential DISH investors value more, revenue growth or
I think it's safe to say that the average
investor (the 4 % of us who aren't EchoStar officers)
doesn't care about earnings. This outfit has no earnings;
just ever smaller losses and positive surprises. They
are reinvesting revenue into further growth.
Generally this is a good thing as perceived by analysts who
have just this week improved to a strong buy rating of
DISH. Their customer base has doubled since i bought
the stock; unfortunately the stock has not; it is
probably safe to say there is a lot of upside potential.
The stock has been much higher (nearly 40 in 1996)
with a far less positive outlook than now. I don't
know what the analysts' target is right now but i
would guess at least 34 by the end of the year, maybe
better. Bear in mind there is very little float; any
demand at all will push prices very high very fast. Any
more positive news or upgrades is a strong signal to
buy before it's too late.