407.53 0.00 (0.00%)
After hours: 5:12PM EDT
|Bid||265.00 x 900|
|Ask||412.88 x 900|
|Day's Range||403.93 - 409.60|
|52 Week Range||271.56 - 417.13|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.16|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||72.03|
|Earnings Date||Jul 26, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||414.65|
For second-quarter 2019, World Wrestling (WWE) anticipates adjusted OIBDA in the band of $19-$24 million, down significantly from $43.5 million reported in the year-ago period.
Today we'll look at Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR) and reflect on its potential as an investment...
With AT&T (NYSE:T) set to report its earnings on Wednesday morning, the results are very unlikely to boost AT&T stock. Nor, for that matter, should anyone expect the shares to jump meaningfully before mid-2020, at the earliest, Until that time, with AT&T stock facing multiple problems and lacking any significant, positive catalysts, investors should sell T stock.Source: Shutterstock For one, a dividend cut is certainly possible. With T stock's dividend yield topping 6% and AT&T owing a staggering total of nearly $196.5 billion as of the end of the first quarter, no one should be surprised if the company cuts its payout. Those who are bullish on T stock may note that the company's trailing-12-month operating cash flow was nearly $46 billion, but the company only had $6.6 billion of cash at the end of Q1, making its overall debt load rather heavy. The report that AT&T is looking to sell its Puerto Rico business indicates that it knows it badly needs cash.While cutting the dividend would provide the company with a meaningful amount of cash, it would also cause T stock to sink because the dividend haircut would make the shares less lucrative and greatly undermine confidence in AT&T stock.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Streaming Won't Rescue AT&T StockAT&T's upcoming streaming service -- HBO Max -- will feature programming from Warner Media (primarily TBS, TNT, HBO, and CNN) and movies, along with some original content. The online video service, slated to launch sometime next year, is expected to cost a lot more than the $13 per month that Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) charges for its most popular plan. * 7 Stocks Top Investors Are Buying Now Judging by the recent financial performance of its two main components -- HBO and the Turner legacy channels -- the appeal of HBO Max's primary content is declining. Mott Capital Management, writing on Seeking Alpha, noted HBO's Q1 top line dropped to $1.51 billion versus $1.62 billion in the year-earlier period, while Turner's revenue inched down to $3.44 billion from $3.45 billion. Ominously for AT&T stock, HBO's operating revenue reached its lowest level since Q2 of 2017.And from a common sense standpoint, it's hard to see how consumers will be convinced to pay more than Netflix is charging for Turner's reruns of worn-out sitcoms like Big Bang Theory, and American Dad, along with HBO, whose popularity is slipping, and CNN, by far the least-popular cable news channel. I know that Friends is the most popular show on Netflix, but I don't think many consumers are going to pay $15+ per month to watch the 20+-year-old Ross-Rachel saga. Only if HBO Max manages to develop a few new hit shows does the channel have any chance of moving the needle in a positive direction for AT&T stock by 2025, And, with all the competition out there, I wouldn't bet on that. Content Spending and Premium TV Results Are Worth WatchingOriginal content is not cheap, and the AT&T's investments in that area could spook investors, causing T stock to sink in the wake of the company's Q1 results. Another trend that may scare the market is continued, steep declines in the company's premium TV subscriber base. Premium video connections -i.e., consumers who are paying it for satellite and cable connections -- sank nearly 6.5% YoY to 22.4 million in Q1, Mott Capital's Michael Kramer noted. If that trend accelerated in Q2, T stock could take a big hit on Wednesday, and a dividend cut could happen sooner rather than later. * 10 Tech Stocks That Are Still Worth Your Time (And Money) 5G Could Rescue AT&T Stock Down the RoadAT&T could use 5G, which will enable a variety of cool location-based services, as well as much faster downloads, to attract more wireless subscribers from smaller carriers. It could also use the technology to steal broadband internet subscribers from cable companies like Comcast (NYSE:CMCSA) and Charter (NASDAQ:CHTR). Finally, if AT&T can use 5G to provide more services to its subscribers, it could potentially squeeze much more revenue from them. Taken together, all of these attributes of 5G could meaningfully boost AT&T top and bottom lines, providing a much needed positive catalyst for T stock.But the company's 5G network isn't expected to roll out nationwide until early next year, and it will likely take the company time to market any new offerings that arise from it. So, for at least a year, 5G investments will weigh on T stock without producing any meaningful revenue for the company. Bottom Line on AT&T StockAT&T stock is facing multiple, negative catalysts, including steep pay TV subscriber and revenue losses, as well as high levels of investment in its streaming channel and in 5G. Moreover, its streaming channel probably won't be successful, and there's a good chance that it will cut its dividend. Although T stock could be rescued by 5G down the road, investors should stay away form the name for the foreseeable future.As of this writing, the author did not own any of the stocks named. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Defense Stocks to Buy to Fortify Your Portfolio * 10 High-Flying, Overvalued Stocks in Danger of Crashing * 8 Stocks to Buy That Are Growing Faster Than Amazon The post AT&T Stock Won't Be Saved by Friends, Time Warner Channels appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Comcast (CMCSA) shares popped after Goldman Sachs issued a positive note on the company recently. Goldman upgraded its rating for Comcast to "buy" from "hold."
Charter (CHTR) possesses the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.
Charter Communications Inc NASDAQ/NGS:CHTRView full report here! Summary * Bearish sentiment is low * Economic output in this company's sector is expanding Bearish sentimentShort interest | PositiveShort interest is low for CHTR with fewer than 5% of shares on loan. The last change in the short interest score occurred more than 1 month ago and implies that there has been little change in sentiment among investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices. Money flowETF/Index ownership | NeutralETF activity is neutral. ETFs that hold CHTR had net inflows of $9.10 billion over the last one-month. While these are not among the highest inflows of the last year, the rate of inflow is increasing. Economic sentimentPMI by IHS Markit | PositiveAccording to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data, output in the Consumer Services sector is rising. The rate of growth is strong relative to the trend shown over the past year. Credit worthinessCredit default swapCDS data is not available for this security.Please send all inquiries related to the report to email@example.com.Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing.This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. reported Thursday second-quarter media revenue of $721 million, above the FactSet consensus of $712.9 million. The TV broadcasting company said complete quarterly results will be reported on Aug. 7. Separately, Sinclair said it has entered into a agreement with Charter Communications Inc. for the continued carriage of its TV stations and the Tennis Channel, and for the carriage of its Marquee Sports Network when it launches in the first quarter of 2020. Sinclair's stock, which slipped 0.4% in light premarket trading, has more than doubled this year (up 118%), while Charter shares have rallied 43% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average has gained 15%.
STAMFORD, Conn. , July 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) (along with its subsidiaries, "Charter") today announced that its subsidiaries, Charter Communications ...
STAMFORD, Conn., July 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Charter Communications, Inc. (CHTR) (along with its subsidiaries, "Charter") today announced that its subsidiaries, CCO Holdings, LLC and CCO Holdings Capital Corp. (collectively, the "Issuers"), have closed on $750 million in aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes due 2029 (the "Notes"). The Notes form a part of the same series as the Issuers' senior unsecured notes due 2029 issued on May 23, 2019, which bear interest at a rate of 5.375% per annum. The Notes were sold to qualified institutional buyers in reliance on Rule 144A and outside the United States to non-U.S. persons in reliance on Regulation S. The Notes have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), or any state securities laws and, unless so registered, may not be offered or sold in the United States except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws.
(Bloomberg Opinion) -- Players beware when Charlie Ergen holds all the cards. As T-Mobile US Inc. and Sprint Corp. continue to fight in Washington for their long-awaited merger, the wily satellite-TV billionaire is the companies’ best hope for getting the deal through. Unless, of course, he walks away.Ergen, the 66-year-old chairman and co-founder of Dish Network Corp., has a reputation for being an finicky dealmaker, with a tendency to upset merger processes and then drop out. The former professional poker player would say he’s simply not afraid to fold his cards – or alienate his peers. Case in point: A few years ago, Ergen offered to buy both Sprint and Clearwire, which then turned into a bidding war against Sprint for Clearwire, a collection of wireless-spectrum assets. Ergen ultimately gave up on both pursuits, but not before driving Sprint to pay about 70% more than it initially bid. Sprint got Ergened. Back to present day, and what do you know: Sprint’s fate pretty much rests in Ergen’s hands, as the U.S. Department of Justice determines whether to approve or reject its $59 billion takeover by T-Mobile. Makan Delrahim, the DOJ’s head of antitrust, reportedly wants the companies to divest assets that could be used to create a new viable fourth competitor as a check on the industry’s pricing power. So Ergen, who had been among the merger’s biggest opponents, is now ostensibly ready to be the deal’s savior by acquiring those assets and committing to morphing Dish into a full-fledged wireless carrier. Maybe. Over the years, Ergen had gamed the government auction system to scoop up Dish’s own valuable spectrum licenses, which have a use-it-or-lose-it provision with nearing deadlines. Taking on the scraps from the T-Mobile-Sprint deal could ease that pressure and help Ergen make good on his promises to build a network. But if unnamed sources cited by the New York Post are to be believed, Deutsche Telekom AG, T-Mobile’s parent, is insisting it will only hand those assets to Dish if it vows not to sell more than a 5% stake in itself to a third party such as Google or Amazon.com Inc., which are two giant would-be threats to the industry.It makes sense that T-Mobile’s side would be worried about Dish teaming up with one of those deeper-pocketed companies, as I wrote last month. And agreeing not to do so certainly isn’t in Dish’s best interests. Ergen has said he needs a partner for Dish’s network build-out, which presumably would entail some sort of shared ownership.For that reason, Ergen could just walk away once again. Without him, there may be no T-Mobile-Sprint merger. After all, 13 states and the District of Columbia have sued to block the deal in a trial that may start in October. No deal could also mean T-Mobile turns to Dish to fulfill its spectrum needs.“Charlie is very hard to understand and predict,” billionaire dealmaker John Malone, owner of the Liberty media assets and director emeritus at Charter Communications Inc., said of Ergen a few years ago. “He’s very creative, but he’s a poker player.” (Ironically, Fox Business Network reported that because some at T-Mobile and Sprint are skeptical of Ergen’s dealings with the DOJ, they’re “praying” Charter and Malone will bid for the divested assets.)John Legere, T-Mobile’s outspoken and genial CEO, has been an ideal pitchman for the deal, smoothly handling inquisitions by Congress over the past year and constantly using his highly followed social media channels to promote the merger. But his style may be no match for Ergen’s whimsy. At the end of Legere’s latest episode of “Slow Cooker Sunday” this week – where he demonstrated recipes for Cajun corn on the cob and lemon feta drumsticks – the magenta-apron-wearing executive took a moment to make a wish. I think I know what it was. This may be the week that finally yields a decision from the DOJ, and what that decision will be is still anyone’s guess. But what I can say for certain is something I’ve said many times before: Good luck betting against Charlie Ergen. To contact the author of this story: Tara Lachapelle at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Beth Williams at email@example.comThis column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.Tara Lachapelle is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering deals, Berkshire Hathaway Inc., media and telecommunications. She previously wrote an M&A column for Bloomberg News.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com/opinion©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
On June 25, Comcast (CMCSA) stock closed the trading day at $42.75. On the downside, the company’s immediate support lies near $42.44.
According to analysts’ consensus, Comcast (CMCSA) stock has a mean target price of $48.03 and a current market price of $42.75, which suggests a potential upside of 12.4% over the next 12 months.
Insider Monkey tracks hedge funds, billionaires, and prominent value investors for a very simple reason: their consensus picks generally outperform the market. We aren’t the only research shop broadcasting this fact using a bullhorn. Here is what strategist Ben Snider said in Goldman Sachs’ periodic hedge fund report: “Despite the strong track record of popular […]
On June 25, Comcast had a market cap of $194.0 billion. Charter Communications (CHTR) and Dish Network (DISH) had market caps of $87.9 billion and $17.7 billion, respectively.
On June 21, Frontier Communications (FTR) had a trailing 12-month EV-to-EBITDA multiple of 4.94x. As of June 21, Frontier Communications had a market capitalization of $0.15 billion.
STAMFORD, Conn. , June 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) (the "Company" or "Charter") will host a conference call on Friday, July 26, 2019 at 8:30 ...
Today we'll do a simple run through of a valuation method used to estimate the attractiveness of Charter...
Today we're going to take a look at the well-established Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR). The company's...