MDP - Meredith Corporation

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Bid44.73 x 800
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Day's Range44.29 - 45.26
52 Week Range44.15 - 62.40
Avg. Volume369,143
Market Cap2.02B
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.25
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
EPS (TTM)-0.05
Earnings DateAug 19, 2019 - Aug 22, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield2.30 (5.18%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-08-29
1y Target Est60.17
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  • Meredith Corporation's Reveals The 2019-2020 Best Colleges For Your Money
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    Meredith Corporation's Reveals The 2019-2020 Best Colleges For Your Money

    DES MOINES, Iowa, Aug. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Meredith Corporation's (NYSE: MDP: announced its sixth annual Best Colleges for Your Money List with University of California-Irvine landing the top spot, followed by City University of New York-Baruch College and Princeton University, respectively. "College is the ultimate investment and our Best Colleges franchise gives us an opportunity to connect with families leading up to one of their most significant financial milestones.

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    BlackRock buys large stake in Sports Illustrated owner

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  • Is Now An Opportune Moment To Examine Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP)?
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    Is Now An Opportune Moment To Examine Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP)?

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    Meredith Corporation Board Of Directors Declares Quarterly Dividend

    DES MOINES, Iowa , Aug. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Meredith Corporation ( NYSE:MDP; ) Board of Directors yesterday declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.575 per share, or $2.30 ...

  • China, U.S. Plan Next Round of Trade Talks for September

    China, U.S. Plan Next Round of Trade Talks for September

    (Bloomberg) -- Terms of Trade is a daily newsletter that untangles a world embroiled in trade wars. Sign up here. U.S. and Chinese trade negotiators plan to meet again in early September, as the latest round of negotiations ended with few signs of concrete progress.U.S. officials including Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer wrapped up talks with their Chinese counterparts including Vice Premier Liu He Wednesday afternoon in Shanghai. The White House in a statement specified Washington as the location for the next round of talks, and said the sides held “constructive” talks this week over “forced technology transfer, intellectual-property rights, services, non-tariff barriers, and agriculture.”“The Chinese side confirmed their commitment to increase purchases of United States agricultural exports,” according to the U.S. statement. The negotiators from Beijing and Washington discussed increasing China’s import of agriculture products from the U.S. based on its needs and favorable conditions from America, state-run news agency Xinhua reported.Chinese state media on Thursday struck a united tone in commentaries on Thursday, emphasizing that two nations need to cooperate rather than confront each other, and repeating lines that trade talks are difficult and need to be conducted on the basis of equality and mutual respect.Farming GoodsThe latest round of talks took place against a backdrop of a fresh outburst by President Donald Trump, who, as delegates gathered Tuesday, let fly at China’s perceived unwillingness to buy American agricultural products and said it continues to “rip off” the U.S.The People’s Daily, mouthpiece of the Communist Party, responded to Trump on Wednesday with a commentary saying that China has no motive to “rip off” the U.S. and has never done so, and China won’t make concessions against its principles on trade.Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell addressed the drag from the trade war during a news conference Wednesday after the U.S. central bank cut rates for the first time in more than a decade. “Trade policy uncertainty has been more elevated than we anticipated,” he told reporters. The secondary effects of tariffs, especially the knock to business confidence, have had more impact on the economy than the tariffs themselves, he said.The Americans arrived in Shanghai on Tuesday and attended a dinner at the Fairmont Peace Hotel in the evening. A person familiar with the event described the atmosphere at the dinner as being all about rapport building without substance on negotiations.Relations between the delegates appeared cordial, according to the pool report. Xinhua said it was a candid, efficient and constructive exchange on major economic and trade issues.China’s trade minister, Zhong Shan, played a more prominent role in the discussions than in previous rounds. His greater involvement had caused concern among some U.S. delegates as he is perceived as tougher negotiator.On Wednesday, China’s foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a briefing in Beijing that it doesn’t make any sense for the U.S. to exercise a maximum-pressure campaign. “Only when the U.S. shows enough sincerity and good faith can we achieve progress in the trade talks,” she said.Low ExpectationsExpectations for a breakthrough in the trade talks have been low. The two sides are further apart than they were three months ago, when negotiations broke down and each side blamed the other for derailing attempts to reach a deal. China is pushing for compromise in the talks, with state media underlining this week that the U.S. should meet it “halfway.”“I had low expectations and still I was disappointed,” David Dollar, a senior fellow at Brookings Institution, told Bloomberg TV on Wednesday. Putting off the next round of talks until September is an indication that “no one feels any great urgency about reaching a deal.”Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping seem “happy now with the status quo” said Dollar, adding he expects occasional talks to continue as the sides seek to prevent an escalation of trade tensions ahead of the 2020 U.S. presidential election.(Updates with Chinese state media commentaries in fourth paragraph.)\--With assistance from Lucille Liu.To contact Bloomberg News staff for this story: Charlie Zhu in Shanghai at;Miao Han in Beijing at mhan22@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Jeffrey Black at, James MaygerFor more articles like this, please visit us at©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Deal with extends Ste. Michelle Wine Estates' reach
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    Deal with extends Ste. Michelle Wine Estates' reach

    "Food and wine are like left and right, Yin and Yang," Ste. Michelle Wine Estates CEO Jim Mortensen said. Mortensen's aggressive strategy to pursue the digital space takes the Woodinville-based collection of wineries beyond the Pacific Northwest.

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    EatingWell Partners With The International Food Information Council Foundation For The 2019 Future Of Food Summit

    Top Industry and Consumer Leaders Come Together to Discuss How Climate Change, Agriculture and Technology Are Transforming Our Food System Wednesday, September 18 in New York City NEW YORK and SHELBURNE, ...

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    Meredith Corporation And The New York Times Company To Introduce A Series Of Special Edition Magazines

    The inaugural "Summer of '69" issue will coincide with The New York Times coverage of the 50-year anniversary of that summer. As part of the collaboration, there are plans for five subsequent issues devoted to other historical events, significant milestones and cultural subjects.

  • Introduces Dollar Scholar, A New Weekly Newsletter Conquering Financial Issues Faced By Millennials
    PR Newswire Introduces Dollar Scholar, A New Weekly Newsletter Conquering Financial Issues Faced By Millennials

    Let's figure it out together," is the mantra of's Dollar Scholar, an inaugural newsletter about millennial finances that launches today. Written by MONEY reporter Julia Glum, the weekly newsletter will be issued every Wednesday morning. Glum will consult with financial experts to cover personal finance, answer burning financial questions and address the trials and tribulations concerning millennial spending habits.

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    Colorado hotels and safari outfitters earn Travel + Leisure awards

    Two Front Range hotels, two mountain resorts and three safari outfitters received accolades in the annual survey.

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    Hoi An, Vietnam, Is No. 1 City Overall in 24th Annual Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards

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  • Here’s What Hedge Funds Think About Meredith Corporation (MDP)
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    Here’s What Hedge Funds Think About Meredith Corporation (MDP)

    "The global economic environment is very favorable for investors. Economies are generally strong, but not too strong. Employment levels are among the strongest for many decades. Interest rates are paused at very low levels, and the risk of significant increases in the medium term seems low. Financing for transactions is freely available to good borrowers, […]

  • PR Newswire

    Meredith Corporation Names Farah Zaman Chief Privacy Officer

    DES MOINES, Iowa , June 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP; ) , the leading media and marketing company reaching approximately 180 million American consumers – including ...

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    Meredith Corporation Announces 2019 Meredith Excellence Awards Winners

    Winners were chosen by an independent panel of judges and represent the best of the best in editorial and marketing DES MOINES, Iowa , June 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP; ...

  • Bloomberg

    When a Ponzi Scheme and Bond Protections Collide

    (Bloomberg Opinion) -- Imagine the following chain of events:You buy a condo in the mid-2000s on Florida’s Gulf Coast, in a development just outside Tampa that promises to recreate the style of Venice, Italy.  The governmental body running the area is the Clearwater Cay Community Development District, which issues about $34 million of municipal bonds in November 2006. “All marketing efforts for Clearwater Cay will be coordinated through Cay Clubs,” according to bond documents, which also state that the developer “believes this to be a unique offering of resort services and amenities that will be unmatched in this area.” Those luxury amenities, like a water park and gondola-lined canal, are never built. In February 2016, Dave Clark, former chief executive officer of Cay Clubs, is sentenced to 40 years in prison because the company “came to operate as a Ponzi scheme,” according to the Justice Department. Evidence showed it experienced serious financial difficulties by “at least September 2006,” or two months before the district’s bond sale. Between 2005 and 2007, Clark extracted more than $22 million from the operations of Cay Clubs for himself. All the while, you, the condo owner, are paying about $1,500 a year in assessments on your property to repay those bonds.This is what Donald Dwyer is fighting against. As Bloomberg News’s Amanda Albright reported, the former Maryland lawmaker is fed up with the situation and has launched headfirst into a crusade against the outstanding debt. He rose up to become the chairman of the district’s board of supervisors, and earlier this month took the drastic step of filing for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection.“We’re going to let somebody else intervene on our behalf because this has gotten insane,” the 61-year-old Dwyer told Albright. “I’m not going to assess my community for a debt I can’t justify.”Not surprisingly, this is seen as major foul play in the $3.8 trillion municipal market. This type of debt is “not supposed to be impaired,” said James Spiotto, a municipal bankruptcy expert. The lawyer representing OppenheimerFunds Inc., which owns all of the district’s remaining debt, evoked Meredith Whitney by warning of widespread defaults. Clearwater Cay must pay, he argued, “otherwise, every city, county, school board, 600 community development districts in Florida, et cetera, would be doing the same thing.”Obviously, that is hyperbole. Plenty of debt from community development districts, which came to be known as “dirt bonds,” did default in the wake of the housing bust. But this situation — the whole “I’m not going to assess my community” part — is different, and speaks to bond investors’ instinctual alarm anytime covenants are under attack. In the case of Clearwater Cay CDD, it’s hard to feel much sympathy for OppenheimerFunds. After all, the money manager known for taking bets on risky securities bought into an unrated project backed by Clark, now revealed to be a convicted criminal. Among other things, he “sold units Cay Clubs had acquired, to himself, while increasing the sales price,” and “used proceeds from the investor sales to purchase a gold mine, a coal reclamation project and a rum distillery for his personal benefit.” And that’s just part of the scheming. It takes a special level of fraud to get 40 years in prison. On the other hand, it’s not as if the property is completely uninhabitable. The offering documents say this (emphasis mine):The District covenants in the Indenture, that if any 2006 Assessment shall be either in whole or in part annulled, vacated or set aside by the judgment of any court, or the District shall be satisfied that any such 2006 Assessments are so irregular or defective that it cannot be enforced or collected, or if the District shall have omitted to make such 2006 Assessments when it might have done so, the District shall either: (i) take all necessary steps to cause a new Assessment to be made for the whole or any part of such improvement or against any property benefited by such improvement; or (ii) in its sole discretion, make up the amount of such Assessment from legally available monies.At first glance, this reads as a pledge to do everything possible to make assessments and pay investors. The documents go on to suggest foreclosure proceedings should any property owners fail to pay what they owe, though it does say the district is merely “authorized” to commence legal action, rather than required. But overall, the protections appear strong enough that it’s not an obligation from which officials can easily walk away.The tricky part is determining precisely what bondholders deserve to be paid. These aren’t property taxes backed by full faith and credit,(1)rather, they are levies on “land within the District specifically benefited by certain infrastructure improvements” financed by the debt proceeds. Dwyer’s side argues the condo owners have gained virtually nothing and so should pay virtually nothing.(2)OppenheimerFunds disagrees.None of this is ideal for any of the parties involved. Perhaps that’s why in the 2015 fiscal year, the district took some land and a shopping center and exchanged it in return for canceling some of the outstanding bond payments. But even that came with added drama: No appraisal was done. A judge found that the valuation was arbitrary and there needs to be a reassessment of what property owners ought to pay. That technically could be higher, but will probably end up being lower, in a victory for Dwyer and a hit to OppenheimerFunds’s investment.Bruce Barnes, the attorney who represented the owners, said he considers the ruling “a substantial victory for the owners, depending upon what ultimately transpires in the new assessment procedure now underway.” He said it could leave residents entitled to refunds for the assessments that have been paid since 2015. At the very least, he says, a “conservative model” from a financial adviser has residents owing $900,000 to OppenheimerFunds, rather than $4.3 million.What’s clear is that when a Ponzi scheme and bond covenants collide, neither side is going to wind up perfectly happy. After hearing the full extent of Clark’s fraud, and seeing their Venice dreams dashed, it’s entirely understandable that landowners feel cheated. OppenheimerFunds, with extensive experience in this arena, is fighting for its investors, some of whom are likely individuals that count on its battle-tested team. Neither can hope to fix the damage done. They can only sort out the wreckage. (1) Even though offering documents say that "subject to certain conditions, 2006 Assessments may be collected in the same manner as county ad valorem taxes," it specifies that "the levy will take the form of non-ad valorem special assessments that will be liens against properties within the boundary of the District that receive special benefits from the CIP or portions of the CIP."(2) Per the bond documents: "No acre or parcel of property within the boundary of the District will be assessed for the payment of any non-ad valorem special assessment more than the determined special benefit peculiar to that property."To contact the author of this story: Brian Chappatta at bchappatta1@bloomberg.netTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Daniel Niemi at dniemi1@bloomberg.netThis column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.Brian Chappatta is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering debt markets. He previously covered bonds for Bloomberg News. He is also a CFA charterholder.For more articles like this, please visit us at©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

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    National Media Group President Jon Werther To Leave Meredith

    "We thank Jon for his numerous accomplishments in his six years of service to Meredith, and wish him well in the future," said Meredith President and Chief Executive Officer Tom Harty. Harty said that Meredith does not plan to immediately fill the position, and that the group's senior leadership team will now report directly to him.  Harty previously served as Meredith National Media Group President from 2010 to 2016.

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    EatingWell Announces The 2019 Winners Of Its Third Annual American Food Heroes Awards

    List Recognizes Top 10 Food Industry Leaders and Visionaries NEW YORK and SHELBURNE, Vt ., June 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Meredith Corporation's (NYSE: MDP: )  EatingWell magazine announced ...

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    See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Meredith Corp.

    Meredith Corp NYSE:MDPView full report here! Summary * ETFs holding this stock are seeing positive inflows but are weakening * Bearish sentiment is high * Economic output in this company's sector is contracting Bearish sentimentShort interest | NegativeShort interest is extremely high for MDP with more than 20% of shares on loan. This means that investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices are currently targeting MDP. Money flowETF/Index ownership | NegativeETF activity is negative and may be weakening. The net inflows of $1.28 billion over the last one-month into ETFs that hold MDP are among the lowest of the last year and appear to be slowing. Economic sentimentPMI by IHS Markit | NegativeAccording to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) data, output in the Consumer Servicesis falling. The rate of decline is significant relative to the trend shown over the past year, and is accelerating. Credit worthinessCredit default swapCDS data is not available for this security.Please send all inquiries related to the report to 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.

  • Meredith Announces Reimagining Of Entertainment Weekly Brand
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    Meredith Announces Reimagining Of Entertainment Weekly Brand

    "Entertainment Weekly remains one of the most trusted brands in the entertainment industry, and we plan to deepen our connection with our loyal fans," said Bruce Gersh, President of the Meredith Entertainment Group that includes PEOPLE, Entertainment Weekly and People en Español. "With the vision and experience to produce premium entertainment content, JD Heyman is the perfect choice as we reimagine the EW brand for accelerated growth and success.

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    Meredith To Present At Gabelli & Company Investor Conference

    DES MOINES, Iowa , June 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP;, the leading media and marketing company with national brands serving 175 million unduplicated Americans — ...

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  • Allrecipes June/July Issue Unveils Further Digital And Print Innovation With Exclusive Audio Unlocked Through SmartCodes
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    Allrecipes June/July Issue Unveils Further Digital And Print Innovation With Exclusive Audio Unlocked Through SmartCodes

    Although past 2019 issues have led consumers to digital recipes, e‑commerce experiences and videos through SmartCodes, audio content now adds another dimension to the brand's SmartCode offerings. In the past six months, consumer interaction with SmartCodes are up 10x with thousands of scans per title. The voice behind the content to audio SmartCodes, Elise Mayfield, is star of Allrecipes' new hilarious and informative IGTV series, "Smart Cookie." Mayfield is featured in this issue's "Cook to Follow" editorial feature and is an active member of the Allrecipes community of home cooks.

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    Women outpace men on the cover of Time

    Four of the six covers for Time's 100 Most Influential People featured women, and four featured people of color.