|Bid||46.68 x 1300|
|Ask||46.69 x 2200|
|Day's Range||46.39 - 46.89|
|52 Week Range||24.81 - 50.15|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||21.57|
|Earnings Date||Aug 7, 2018 - Aug 13, 2018|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.36 (0.73%)|
|1y Target Est||46.26|
CNBC's David Faber reports sources are indicating it is highly unlikely Comcast will make a counteroffer for Twenty-First Century Fox but will remain focused on Sky.
While Wall Street remains overwhelmingly positive on Netflix and its role in video streaming globally, the second quarter figures did raise question marks over future growth and six brokerages cut their price targets on the company's shares. "The quarter is a reminder that Netflix's cadence of net adds is not linear, but lumpy in nature," said Justin Patterson, an analyst with Raymond James and Associates in San Francisco, while pointing to the absence of a new hit series as a driver.
Two entertainment giants, Walt Disney (DIS) and Comcast (CMCSA), are fighting over the assets of Twenty-First Century Fox (FOXA). Those assets include a 39% stake in London-based Internet service provider Sky. Fox and Comcast are both looking to acquire a 61% stake in Sky.
The Walt Disney Company (DIS) is set to acquire most of the media and entertainment assets of Twenty-First Century Fox (FOXA). Disney’s half cash and half stock offer values Fox at $71.3 billion, which is better than Comcast’s (CMCSA) all-cash $65 billion proposal made last month just a few weeks before Disney’s bid.
Last month, the board of Twenty-First Century Fox (FOXA) decided to go ahead with the Walt Disney Company’s (DIS) deal to sell most of its media and entertainment assets for $71.3 billion. The move has put rival bidder Comcast (CMCSA) under pressure to either hike its bid or move away from the deal. Disney initially made an all-stock bid of $52.4 billion in December 2017 and then raised its offer to $71.3 billion in cash and stock on June 20.
The 21st Century Fox Inc. chairman stands to be a big winner after rival Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc.’s plan to buy Tribune Media Co. was thrown into jeopardy on Monday. Ajit Pai, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, questioned the legality of the deal and proposed a hearing that could kill it. The sudden setback for Sinclair is the latest evidence of Murdoch enjoying a hot streak in the nation’s capital.
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For the first time, Walt Disney Co. spelled out for investors that 21st Century Fox Inc. may choose not to increase its takeover offer for British broadcaster Sky Plc. The revelation boosted speculation that Disney and Comcast Corp. may carve up Rupert Murdoch’s media empire, with Comcast possibly taking control of U.K. pay-TV operator Sky while Disney acquires Fox’s media assets. “There’s a perfectly logical scenario where Disney gets Fox and now Comcast gets Sky, simply because the consequences of paying a huge amount for companies are very unpleasant,” said Claire Enders, founder of media research firm Enders Analysis, by phone.
Disney fended off Comcast's $66 billion all-cash challenge to its deal for the Fox assets last month by sweetening its offer to $71 billion in cash-and-stock. Time is running out for Comcast to come back with a new offer, with Fox shareholders scheduled to vote on the Disney deal on July 27.
Last month, the Walt Disney Company (DIS) received federal approval from US regulators to buy a majority of the media and entertainment assets of Twenty-First Century Fox (FOXA) for $71.3 billion. Disney’s deal with Fox has raised concerns for Comcast (CMCSA), which wants Fox assets in order to fight streaming giants Netflix (NFLX) and Amazon (AMZN).
The stock of London-based Sky hit an 18-year high on Thursday after Twenty-First Century Fox (FOXA) and Comcast (CMCSA) both upped their bids to buy a 61% stake in Sky. The stock rose to 15.41 pounds that day and closed ~2.7% higher at 15.34 pounds after Comcast valued the company at ~26 billion pounds (or $35 billion). Sky stock has gone up 95% since Fox made its first bid of $15.5 billion in December 2016.
Twenty-First Century Fox (FOXA) and US broadcaster Comcast (CMCSA) are in a bidding war for London-based broadcaster and Internet service provider Sky, in which Fox already owns a 39% stake. Fox started with a bid of $15.5 billion in December 2016 for the remaining 61% stake, which was overtaken by Comcast’s higher bid of $31 billion. Fox made a higher offer of $33 billion but was outbid again by Comcast’s sweeter offer of $34 billion.
Comcast had used the earlier ruling to rebut concerns from Fox that its bid would face regulatory risk. AT&T’s deal for Time Warner married a company primarily focused on distributing content with one that produced it, just like Comcast’s bid for Fox. Comcast made its $65 billion offer for Fox a day after the ruling last month.
Comcast (CMCSA.O) expects to pay the banks, law firms and other advisers on its 25.9 billion pound bid for Sky (SKYB.L) as much as 243 million pounds if it wins the battle for the British broadcaster, the U.S. cable giant said on Friday. Sky is at the centre of a complex trans-Atlantic bidding war between Twenty-First Century Fox (FOXA.O), Comcast and Walt Disney (DIS.N) that will generate large fees for advisory firms working on all sides. Fox, which already owns 39 percent of Sky, and Comcast are fighting for control of the British pay-television group.
Comcast expects to pay the banks, law firms and other advisers on its 25.9 billion pound ($34.23 billion) bid for Sky as much as 243 million pounds if it wins the battle for the British broadcaster, the U.S. cable giant said on Friday. Sky is at the centre of a complex trans-Atlantic bidding war between Twenty-First Century Fox, Comcast and Walt Disney that will generate large fees for advisory firms working on all sides. Fox, which already owns 39 percent of Sky, and Comcast are fighting for control of the British pay-television group.
Rupert Murdoch–owned Twenty-First Century Fox (FOXA), which owns a 39% stake in Sky, finally gotten a green light from the UK (EWU) government on July 12 to buy the remaining 61% stake in the London-based pay-TV company. The Fox deal has been held up for quite some time over regulatory concerns that the tie-up would give Fox too much control over Britain’s media. The UK government thus asked Fox to sell Sky’s 24-hour news channel Sky News to a third party such as the Walt Disney Company (DIS) if it wants to buy 61% of Sky.
Twenty-first Century Fox Inc (NASDAQ: FOXA) and Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) are competing for British broadcaster Sky, and as recently as this week, Walt Disney Co (NYSE: DIS) and Comcast have been vying for Twenty-First Century Fox. Since November, Comcast and Disney have been in a bidding battle for Fox’s entertainment assets, which include a 39-percent stake in Europe's Sky and other global holdings. The latest round saw Disney edge out Comcast’s $65-billion all-cash offer with a $71.3-billion cash-and-stock agreement.
Comcast’s (CMCSA) offer of 26 billion pounds (or $34 billion) for a 61% stake in Sky, a London-based pay TV company, has topped Twenty-First Century Fox’s (FOXA) bid of 25 billion pounds (or $33 billion). Comcast’s new offer was ~10% higher than its previous offer of $31 billion and ~3% higher than Fox’s latest bid of $33 billion. Fox initially offered $15.5 billion in December 2016.
NBCUniversal Inc.’s owner, Comcast Corp., raised its offer to buy all of Sky to £25.9 billion on July 11. Co. to acquire most of Fox’s entertainment assets. In the fiscal year ended June 30 of last year, Sky had revenue of £12.92 billion and a pretax profit of £803 million.
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Let's recap: Comcast launched a bidding war for Fox, emboldened to counter Disney's offer by a court ruling, to which Disney has responded, while both Fox and Comcast are also trying to outbid each other for Sky (SKYAY), as the former already owns 39% of the British satellite TV company. Juenger writes that many believe Comcast will give up on Fox and focus on Sky, but he warns that may not be the case: After all, why would Comcast launch a hostile bid for Fox and walk away after a single counteroffer from Disney?