CMCSA - Comcast Corporation

NasdaqGS - NasdaqGS Real Time Price. Currency in USD
-0.85 (-1.95%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT

42.75 0.00 (0.00%)
After hours: 4:41PM EDT

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Previous Close43.60
Bid42.56 x 800
Ask42.80 x 900
Day's Range42.69 - 43.56
52 Week Range32.08 - 43.96
Avg. Volume17,098,370
Market Cap194.033B
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.10
PE Ratio (TTM)16.20
EPS (TTM)2.64
Earnings DateJul 25, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield0.84 (1.93%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-07-02
1y Target Est47.52
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  • Comcast's SKY Italia appoints Maximo Ibarra as new CEO
    Reuters3 hours ago

    Comcast's SKY Italia appoints Maximo Ibarra as new CEO

    SKY Italia has appointed Maximo Ibarra as its new chief executive effective Oct. 1 as it expands its business, the Italian unit of U.S. media group Comcast said on Tuesday. Ibarra, currently at the helm of KPN had announced earlier on Tuesday he would leave the Dutch phone group in September. Satellite broadcaster SKY Italia, which is going to launch a phone offer for clients later this year, said in a statement Ibarra's background in telecoms would help it to broaden its business.

  • KPN CEO Leaving Dutch Carrier to Run Comcast's Sky Italia
    Bloomberg4 hours ago

    KPN CEO Leaving Dutch Carrier to Run Comcast's Sky Italia

    (Bloomberg) -- Royal KPN NV Chief Executive Officer Maximo Ibarra is leaving the Dutch phone company less than two years into his job to run Comcast Corp.’s Italian pay-TV unit.Ibarra, 50, was named CEO of Sky Italia on Tuesday and will assume the role on Oct. 1, according to a statement from the Italian company. Bloomberg News earlier on Tuesday reported that Ibarra was leaving KPN to take the Sky Italia position. Shares of KPN fell as much as 4% in early trading and closed down 1.8% in Amsterdam.The resignation announced by KPN on Tuesday surprised some analysts given Ibarra’s short tenure, despite Italian newspapers having reported that he was a leading candidate for the Sky role. KPN is now searching for a successor to replace the Colombian-Italian executive, its first foreign CEO, when he leaves on Sept. 30.Ibarra had ambitions to put KPN back on the acquisition trail, people familiar with the matter said ahead of his April 2018 arrival. But a big KPN deal hasn’t happened and he has focused on cutting jobs and simplifying the company’s IT systems, while KPN contends with a tough competitive landscape in the Netherlands that’s spurred mergers among rivals.The departure is a loss for KPN, which will probably appoint an external successor, ABN Amro analyst Konrad Zomer said in a note. He doubted Chief Financial Officer Jan Kees de Jager would become CEO, while calling him “very solid,” and said other board members and senior management might not have the right profile.What Bloomberg Intelligence Says“The resignation of CEO Maximo Ibarra -- while executing his midterm plan unveiled in November -- will dent confidence in KPN’s ability to return to sustainable Ebitda growth. The management-team reshuffle could also create a window of opportunity for a takeover attempt, in our view.”--Erhan Gurses, Telecom analystClick here to view the researchKPN stock surged in late January after people familiar with the matter said Canada’s Brookfield Asset Management Inc. was in early-stage talks to make an offer for company. The fate of those talks is unclear and the Dutch government has since tightened its control over foreign takeovers.The shares are up about 11% since Ibarra took charge, compared with a 10% decline in the Stoxx 600 Telecommunications Index.“The supervisory board regrets but respects Maximo’s decision and accepts his resignation,” Chairman Duco Sickinghe said in a statement from KPN. The company said Ibarra will step down for “pressing family reasons.” KPN said the departure isn’t connected to a network outage in the Netherlands that lasted for hours on Monday, knocking out emergency phone services.“I regret the timing, but family reasons gave me no choice. I will dedicate myself the coming months to secure a seamless transfer to my successor,” Ibarra said in the statement.He will report to Andrea Zappia, head of Sky's continental European business. ``Our next introduction of broadband services will allow us to further expand our business in a crucial area for our clients and in which Maximo has extensive experience,'' Zappia said in the statement.By leaving so soon, Ibarra forfeits a one-time payment of 200,000 euros ($228 million) in cash and 200,000 euros in shares that was subject to a retention period, according to publicly-disclosed details of his contract that were confirmed by a KPN spokeswoman.Broadband PushHis telecommunications experience could help Comcast with plans to offer high-speed broadband in Italy through a deal with fixed-line operator Open Fiber SpA. Sky, mainly a satellite broadcaster in Italy, faces mounting competition from Netflix Inc. and Inc.’s Prime Video service.Ibarra ran the Italian business of Veon Ltd., renamed from VimpelCom Ltd., before joining KPN and oversaw one of Europe’s biggest telecom tie-ups -- the 2016 merger of VimpelCom’s Italian wireless network with the local unit of CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd.(Updates with confirmation from Sky Italia in second statement)\--With assistance from Sonia Sirletti and Dan Liefgreen.To contact the reporters on this story: Daniele Lepido in Milan at;Ellen Proper in Amsterdam at eproper@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Rebecca Penty at, Frank ConnellyFor more articles like this, please visit us at©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • CenturyLink’s Moving Averages Compared to Its Peers
    Market Realist7 hours ago

    CenturyLink’s Moving Averages Compared to Its Peers

    On June 21, CenturyLink stock closed the trading day at $11.34. On the downside, the company’s immediate support lies near $11.26, while $11.42 could act as an immediate resistance level on a daily basis.

  • CenturyLink: Analysts’ Recommendations
    Market Realist8 hours ago

    CenturyLink: Analysts’ Recommendations

    According to analysts’ consensus, CenturyLink (CTL) stock has a mean target price of $12.77 and a current market price of $11.35, which suggests an upside potential of 12.5% in the next 12 months.

  • 5 Fundamentally Sound High-Flying Stocks to Scale Higher
    Zacks9 hours ago

    5 Fundamentally Sound High-Flying Stocks to Scale Higher

    Investors target stocks that have been on a bullish run lately. Stocks seeing price strength have a high chance of carrying the momentum forward.

  • Hulu’s Subscriber Base Rises to 28 Million—How Netflix Compares
    Market Realist10 hours ago

    Hulu’s Subscriber Base Rises to 28 Million—How Netflix Compares

    In the first quarter of 2019, streaming platform Hulu added 3.8 million subscribers in the US, more than twice as many as Netflix's (NFLX) 1.74 million. Hulu’s subscriber base has now increased to 28 million, up from ~25 million in January 2019.

  • CenturyLink’s Current Valuation Compared to Its Peers
    Market Realist10 hours ago

    CenturyLink’s Current Valuation Compared to Its Peers

    On June 20, CenturyLink was trading at a 12-month forward PE ratio of 8.60x. Charter Communications and Comcast’s 12-month forward PE ratios were 38.15x and 13.65x, respectively.

  • Comcast opens larger-scale Technology Center near Houston, employing 300
    American City Business Journalsyesterday

    Comcast opens larger-scale Technology Center near Houston, employing 300

    Although the company has 10 such facilities around the Houston area, this is the largest, spanning 32,000 square feet and employing at least 300 people.

  • Rocked by Stock Rout, ‘Hunger Games’ Studio Is Ready to Talk

    Rocked by Stock Rout, ‘Hunger Games’ Studio Is Ready to Talk

    (Bloomberg) -- The studio that brought you “The Hunger Games,’’ “Mad Men’’ and “John Wick’’ is now facing its own existential question.Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. has lost more than half its market value over the last year as the once-idolized filmmaker struggles to find new megahits. On top of that, recent mergers have created entertainment behemoths that threaten to make smaller studios an afterthought in Hollywood’s new blockbuster environment.All that has created a new sense of urgency around the 22-year-old Lions Gate as it weighs its future: open itself to being acquired, sell off pieces, or try to bulk up to compete with the giants.“Some studios have scale and unfortunately some studios are now subscale,” said John Tinker, an analyst at Gabelli & Co. “The question is obviously, if you are a smaller studio and you do not own Marvel, what are you going to do?”Investors are worried and frustrated that management may have missed the M&A boat, said Geetha Ranganathan, a Bloomberg Intelligence analyst. “Time and options seem to be running out.”Lions Gate shares fell as much as 5.3% Monday to a seven-year low of $11.38 in New York. The company declined to comment.The studio was formed in 1997 in Vancouver by movie-loving mining financier Frank Giustra. It made its name distributing R-rated movies like “American Psycho” and, with the acquisition of Summit Entertainment in 2012, was propelled into the big leagues by the teen-vampire “Twilight” film saga. That same year it also launched the “The Hunger Games’’ franchise. (The studio announced last week there might be a prequel.)But as a smaller company, Lions Gate has long been a target of merger speculation. Companies from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer to Sony to CBS Corp. have been linked to potential deals. Two years ago, Lions Gate walked away from talks with game-maker Hasbro Inc. involving a $41 a share offer, worth almost $9 billion, people familiar with the situation said.Today, the stock trades below $12, weighed down by two years of declining revenue in its motion picture division, and merger talks have picked up again. Lions Gate has held informal discussions in the past year with companies that may be interested in buying the whole business, people with knowledge of the situation said. But with the stock at seven-year lows, the studio isn’t interested in selling itself at the moment, people close to the situation said.A handful of other strategies are under discussion. One is to buy a stake in Miramax, the film producer formerly owned by the Weinstein brothers, one of the people said. Its current owner, BeIn Media Group, has recently sought buyers for a minority stake. Such a move would give Lions Gate access to a library of Oscar-winning movies such as “Shakespeare in Love” and, more recently, revived franchises like “Halloween.” A Miramax spokesman declined to comment.Starz SaleThe company is also considering selling the studio’s pay-cable network Starz, which contributes more than half its profits. Lions Gate last month turned down a $5 billion informal bid from CBS for Starz, but a sale remains a possibility, according to people familiar with the situation. If that happens, industry sources say, a slimmed-down Lions Gate might become more attractive to potential bidders. Others suggest the studio would be a tough sell without Starz.Meanwhile, the studio is looking to raise perhaps several hundred million dollars from investors to expand Starz internationally. That effort will be slowed down by upcoming negotiations with AT&T’s DirecTV over fees to carry the channel.At recent stock prices, Lions Gate is valued at less than the sum of its parts, according to Tim Nollen, a Macquarie Capital analyst. Shares could be worth $21 in a breakup, with a $5 billion valuation for Starz, $1.5 billion for the motion picture unit and $1 billion for the TV segment.Malone StakeFor investors such as cable magnate John Malone, who first bought shares in 2015 at around $30, it’s a rare miss. He controls about 8% of Class A shares. Hedge fund manager Mark Rachesky, Lions Gate’s chairman, is the biggest investor with a 19% Class A stake. He has owned shares since 2004 and backed the studio in fighting off a takeover by Carl Icahn in 2010.A spokeswoman for Malone did not return requests for comment. A spokeswoman for Rachesky declined to comment.Trends sweeping Hollywood will only make it more difficult for Lions Gate to remain independent. The merging of Disney and Fox’s film companies, and AT&T and Time Warner Inc., along with Comcast’s Universal Pictures, has created a trio of studios that own and produce well-known blockbuster movie franchises, such as the Marvel superhero universe and DC Comics. The result is a small group of big films increasingly dominating the box office.Netflix ProductionMoreover, buyers for Lions Gate’s typically mid-budget fare may be shrinking. Disney and WarnerMedia are investing billions in making their own shows to lure subscribers to new streaming services. Netflix Inc., too, is producing more and more of its original content in-house, a big change from the early days when Lions Gate’s “Orange Is the New Black’’ helped make the streaming channel required viewing. That trend could lessen demand for TV programs and films made by independent studios.Lions Gate has had some successes lately. “John Wick: Chapter 3--Parabellum” helped lift it to fourth in the box office this year, ahead of competitors like Viacom Inc.’s Paramount Pictures and Sony Pictures. And the studio is still finding buyers for its shows, recently selling to HBO, NBC and even streaming platforms run by WarnerMedia and Apple Inc.Jim Gianopulos, chief executive officer of one of the smaller shops, Paramount Studios, said that appealing programming will ultimately win out regardless of production size. “Scale has its virtues, but the creative process is independent of it,” Gianopulos said in an interview.But some analysts aren’t so confident.“For the longest time, people thought the studios would come out as the winners because they own the content,” Ranganathan said. But in the wake of the mergers, “You need established franchises. If you don’t have scale, you can’t compete.”(Updates with analyst’s comment in fifth paragraph.)To contact the reporters on this story: Anousha Sakoui in Los Angeles at;Nabila Ahmed in New York at nahmed54@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: David Papadopoulos at, ;Nick Turner at, Larry ReibsteinFor more articles like this, please visit us at©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Boston-based ISP eyes expansion of $50 per month internet package to Atlanta
    American City Business Journalsyesterday

    Boston-based ISP eyes expansion of $50 per month internet package to Atlanta

    Internet service provider Starry Inc. has plans to expand into Georgia in the coming years. The ISP recently paid 48.5 million for 102 licenses in the Federal Communication Commission’s 24 GHz auction.

  • American City Business Journalsyesterday

    Disney to start demolition work for this new project

    Walt Disney World's work on one of its newest resorts appears to be making headway as the rest of the Orlando tourism industry gears up for the Aug. 29 debut of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park. A new permit filed June 16 with Orange County gives a peek at what crews are up to at the site of Disney's (NYSE: DIS) new 900-room resort — Reflections: A Disney Lakeside Lodge. The permit is for the demolition "associated with existing utilities and surrounding configuration" at 4420 Big Pines Road, which is near the construction site for the future resort slated to replace Disney's long-shuttered River Country water park.

  • Philadelphia starts final push to be a 2026 World Cup host city
    American City Business Journalsyesterday

    Philadelphia starts final push to be a 2026 World Cup host city

    The economic impact from being a World Cup host city has been estimated at between $160 million and $620 million.

  • Will Spurt in Addressable TV Ads Mar FB, GOOGL's Duopoly?

    Will Spurt in Addressable TV Ads Mar FB, GOOGL's Duopoly?

    Competition in advertising market gathers steam with television industry poised to take a major leap with addressable advertising.

  • CMCSA or RCI: Which Is the Better Value Stock Right Now?

    CMCSA or RCI: Which Is the Better Value Stock Right Now?

    CMCSA vs. RCI: Which Stock Is the Better Value Option?

  • 3 Reasons Rivals Won't Match Disney World's Big Price Increase
    Motley Fool2 days ago

    3 Reasons Rivals Won't Match Disney World's Big Price Increase

    Universal Orlando and SeaWorld Orlando aren't likely to follow the industry leader into massive price increases on their annual passes.

  • Get Ready for More Hulu Originals
    Motley Fool3 days ago

    Get Ready for More Hulu Originals

    Hulu is in a similar spot as Netflix was just a few years ago.

  • Charter’s Moving Averages Compared to Its Peers
    Market Realist4 days ago

    Charter’s Moving Averages Compared to Its Peers

    On June 19, Charter Communications (CHTR) stock closed the trading day at $397.75. On the downside, the company's immediate support lies near $395.35.

  • Why Disney Stock Could Remain Rangebound for a Long Time
    InvestorPlace4 days ago

    Why Disney Stock Could Remain Rangebound for a Long Time

    Now that investors have learned the specifics of its new streaming service, Disney (NYSE:DIS) stock has appeared unstoppable. Since falling to around $100 per share last December, the Disney stock price has risen by more than 40%.Source: Shutterstock Still, despite renewed optimism about Disney+, the company remains stagnant financially. As soon as investors discover streaming has not translated into massive profit growth, Disney stock could return to its range-bound ways. * The 7 Best Dow Jones Stocks to Buy for the Rest of 2019 Disney+ Took Disney Stock Out of Its RangeBack in April, when Disney stock traded in the $115 per share range, I predicted that DIS would propel its shares higher by getting revenge. I meant that the company would respond to Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), undermining its cable TV business by taking subscribers from NFLX.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsSoon after, Disney stock price shot higher after the company revealed the specifics of its new streaming service, Disney+. Disney stock has moved steadily higher since then, and now the Disney stock price has surpassed $140 per share. Many expect Disney+ will hold up well not only against Netflix, but also against whatever offering Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) or AT&T's (NYSE:T) WarnerMedia launch. Disney Stock Could Form a New RangeHowever, now Disney's situation reminds me of the plight of a character from a film for which the company now owns most of the rights, The Princess Bride. Like the character, Inigo Montoya, DIS has been in the "revenge business" so long, it may not know what to do next.Disney's Parks, Experiences, and Products division delivers consistent, double-digit profit growth. Blockbuster films such as Avengers: Endgame and last year's Black Panther continue to drive both headlines and massive profits. However, despite these successes, Disney stock appears to trade based on the performance of its channels. Losing some of the subscriber base of the Disney Channel and ESPN left DIS stock stuck in a range until recently. Now optimism about Disney+ has taken DIS out of this range.Still, for all of the accolades about Disney's streaming services, they do not fully make up for the revenue it lost from cable cutting. Disney's ESPN Networks received about $9 for every cable and satellite subscriber. ESPN+, the company's sports streaming station, costs only $4.99 per month. The company faces a similar challenge with Disney+, for which it charges only $6.99 per month.The disparity has now started to affect Disney's profit growth. Analysts, on average, predict that its profits will fall by 7.2% this year and 1.4% the next. Over the next five years, they think the company's average annual earnings will increase by only 1.8%. That makes the forward price-earnings ratio of Disney stock which is just under 22, seem high. Disney Stock Is a HoldThat does not mean that Disney stock has become a sell for long-term holders of DIS stock. Disney's iconic brands, theme parks, and media library have bolstered Disney stock for decades. I believe that will continue to be the case for decades to come. The 1.25% dividend yield of DIS stock may not attract multitudes of investors. Still, its payouts have increased in most years, and they could become a significant incentive for those who have held DIS for years.However, longer-term holders of Disney stock must still contend with the company's stagnation. Between early 2015 and April 2019, Disney stock became stuck in a range. Once investors realize that the company's profit growth will remain stagnant, I think the stock will again become rangebound. The Bottom Line on DIS StockThe near-term future of Disney could resemble the rangebound ways of its recent past. DIS stock has spiked higher in recent weeks amid optimism surrounding Disney+. Unfortunately, the positive sentiment could stop in its tracks once traders notice one important statistic: profit growth. ESPN+ and Disney+ will not fully offset the company's losses from cable cutting. Consequently, Wall Street analysts predicted that Disney's profits would decline both this year and next.Both the theme parks and the company's iconic brands will keep Disney stock stable. However, until the company can find a way to achieve higher profit growth, DIS stock will not bring investors a significant amount of magic.As of this writing, Will Healy did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned stocks. You can follow Will on Twitter at @HealyWriting. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * The 7 Best Dow Jones Stocks to Buy for the Rest of 2019 * 5 Boring Stocks to Buy This Summer * 7 S&P 500 Stocks to Buy With Little Debt and Lots of Profits Compare Brokers The post Why Disney Stock Could Remain Rangebound for a Long Time appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • Charter Communications and Its Peers: Analysts’ Recommendations
    Market Realist4 days ago

    Charter Communications and Its Peers: Analysts’ Recommendations

    Analysts have set a mean target price of $410.15 on Charter Communications stock, which implies a potential return of 3.8% based on its closing price of $395.21 on June 18.

  • Here is Why Growth Investors Should Buy Comcast (CMCSA) Now
    Zacks4 days ago

    Here is Why Growth Investors Should Buy Comcast (CMCSA) Now

    Comcast (CMCSA) could produce exceptional returns because of its solid growth attributes.

  • Comcast is bringing Amazon Music to Xfinity X1 and Flex
    Engadget5 days ago

    Comcast is bringing Amazon Music to Xfinity X1 and Flex

    Amazon Music might be coming to a TV near you soon. Comcast is bringing the music streaming service to Xfinity X1 over the next few weeks. It says it's the first time you'll be able to access Amazon Music on a TV via a pay-TV provider.

  • Comcast to Launch Amazon Music on Xfinity X1 and Xfinity Flex
    Business Wire5 days ago

    Comcast to Launch Amazon Music on Xfinity X1 and Xfinity Flex

    Comcast today announced the launch of Amazon Music on Xfinity X1 and Xfinity Flex, marking the first time the ad-free and on demand streaming service will be available directly on the TV through a pay-TV provider. Rolling out over the next few weeks, Amazon Music will be delivered over the Internet and accessible on X1 right alongside all of the live, on demand, and web content already available on the platform. Additionally, Amazon Music is now available on Xfinity Flex, Comcast’s recently launched service for Internet-only customers that enables them to enjoy many of their favorite streaming entertainment experiences on the big screen, while also offering them a TV-connected device to manage their digital home.

  • Comcast Sets Up In Flat Base
    Investor's Business Daily Video4 days ago

    Comcast Sets Up In Flat Base

    Flat base for the megacap Comcast. Sometimes the bigger names can add stability to your portfolio.