Time Warner Cable, the second-largest U.S. cable provider, would probably accept a bid of $150 to $160 a share, according to a person familiar with the matter, who asked not to be named because the deliberations are private. That would value the company at as much as $45 billion, about 21 percent above its current market capitalization — a figure that has already soared this year because of the takeover speculation.
This is the reason that I hope that time warner cable is sold - time warner cable is not time warner. If they are sold, we won't get this confusion anymore. And Time Warner won't get any calls about poor cable service.
In the interim, time warner (NOT CABLE) seems to be suffering because of the possible delay in the time inc spin off. To me, the slump is a buy - they eventually will spin off and the stock will take a nice jump. I'm not buying yet, but if it hits 62.5, I just might.