Commodity Channel Index
|Bid||5.67 x 40700|
|Ask||5.69 x 40000|
|Day's Range||5.61 - 5.72|
|52 Week Range||4.11 - 7.40|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||1.19|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||24.78|
|Earnings Date||Jul 30, 2020|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.05 (0.95%)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||May 07, 2020|
|1y Target Est||6.42|
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After Spotify's (NYSE: SPOT) recent string of podcasting deals, it's kind of weird to see a podcast acquisition where Spotify isn't involved. E.W. Scripps (NASDAQ: SSP) has been shopping around its Stitcher podcast platform for a couple of weeks, and it looks like it found a buyer in SiriusXM (NASDAQ: SIRI). At the time of the acquisition, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek exclaimed: "We bought the next ESPN."
Shares of Spotify Technology S.A. climbed 3.5% on Wednesday after the online-music service and Omnicom Media Group, a behemoth global ad agency, announced a deal in which Omnicom will spend $20 million on podcast ads in the second half of 2020. The accord comes as Sirius XM Holdings Inc. edges toward acquiring podcasting network Stitcher Inc. from E.W. Scripps Co. for about $300 million, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. Scripps bought Stitcher in 2016 for $4.5 million in cash.
Sirius XM (SIRI) is set to acquire Scripps' podcast platform, Stitcher in an attempt to strengthen its position among other competitors in the podcasting industry.
E.W. Scripps has reportedly been shopping Stitcher for several months, but it's now close to selling the podcast platform to Sirius XM Holdings . In this daily bar chart of SIRI, below, we can see that prices fell sharply from late February to late March. The On-Balance-Volume (OBV) line made a low in March but a deep retracement in May. The OBV line improved in June telling us that buyers were being more aggressive but the overall trend of the OBV line has not been impressive.
Sirius XM Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: SIRI) is set to purchase Stitcher Inc, a unit of E.W. Scripps Co (NASDAQ: SSP) for nearly $300 million to expand its presence in the podcasting segment. What Happened The satellite radio operator's move to purchase Stitcher is similar to the strategy adopted by Spotify Technology SA (NYSE: SPOT) and iHeartMedia Inc (NASDAQ: IHRT), reported the Wall Street Journal.Stitcher's service allows listeners to enjoy podcasts without advertisements at $4.99 per month or they can sign up for a free app. Why It Matters Scripps had purchased Stitcher in 2016 for $4.5 million in cash, and it operated as a part of Midroll Media, a podcast industry leader, which Scripps acquired in 2015.Stitcher owns Earwolf and Stitcher Podcats, which publishes 50 shows such as "Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend" and "Freakonomics Radio," noted WSJ.The company's Midroll Media unit distributes and sells advertising for 250 podcasts like "My Favorite Murder" and "Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations."In 2018, Sirius purchased Pandora Media Inc for $3.5 billion, a company that generates most of its revenue from advertising and also has podcast expansion plans. Last year, Walt Disney Co's (NYSE: DIS) Marvel Entertainment agreed to create exclusive content for Sirius and Pandora.According to WSJ, podcast revenue in the United States touched $678.7 million last year and is slated to reach 863.4 million in 2020. The revenue will exceed $1 billion by 2021.Price Action Sirius XM shares traded 0.17% higher at $5.88 in the after-hours session on Monday. The shares had closed the regular session 0.51% higher at $5.87.E. W. Scripps shares traded 6.79% higher at $8.97 in the after-hours session on Monday. The shares had closed the regular session 1.45% higher at $8.40.See more from Benzinga * Apple Pays Hacker From India 0,000 For Discovering Serious 'Sign In With Apple' Vulnerability(C) 2020 Benzinga.com. Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.
Sirius XM Holdings is close to a deal to acquire E.W. Scripps’ Stitcher Inc. podcasting unit for nearly $300 million, the Wall Street Journal reported.
SiriusXM announced today that it plans to release second quarter 2020 financial and operating results on Thursday, July 30, 2020.
Each of these companies has a strong business model and the potential for long-term growth. The first pick is Jumia (NYSE: JMIA), a troubled e-commerce company poised for a comeback. The second pick is Glu Mobile (NASDAQ: GLUU), a mobile game developer that can thrive amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Here are some stocks trading for less than that $10 bill that Alexander Hamilton is gracing. I'm not throwing away my shot.
Amid the market’s wild roller coaster ride, one fact has become abundantly clear: COVID-19 is a game-changer. With the number of new cases spiking, the resumption of normality is fading farther off into the distance, taking hopes of a V-shaped recovery along with it. That said, regardless of the recovery’s shape, some argue that the investing landscape has been altered for the foreseeable future.Against this backdrop, investment strategies will need to take the new reality into consideration, focusing on the names poised to emerge from the crisis as the ultimate winners. Even though this might feel like guesswork, the Street’s pros can help steer investors in the right direction.To this end, we used TipRanks’ database to get all the details on three Buy-rated stocks flagged by analysts as positioned for gains in a post-COVID environment.Adtran Inc. (ADTN)As one of the top providers of networking and communications equipment, Adtran helps communications services companies manage and scale services that connect people from all over the world. With COVID-19 making residential broadband access a necessity, some analysts see this name as a key beneficiary of the global pandemic.MKM Partners’ Michael Genovese reminds investors that during the firm’s virtual idea dinner on March 14, he laid out the case for ADTN, with COVID-19's impact only supporting his belief that the stock is a top pick. “In our view, the Adtran story has gotten even better post COVID-19 since home Broadband has gone up in importance. We believe Internet 3.0, with a good portion of human work and social life occurring online, is here to stay. We see a renewed Telco focus on Wireline and on the Edge of the network where Adtran plays,” he commented.When it comes to its Fiber products, the last few years have seen the company place a significant focus on this aspect of the business, with it revamping its PON capabilities and offering Fiber platforms with innovative SDN and Cloud features.According to Genovese, these efforts have already paid off. “Over the past year, Adtran has successfully transitioned its largest copper customers, CenturyLink and DT (DTE), into large fiber customers. Adtran's 1Q20 its Fiber revenues were up 26% year-over-year. Last month, ADTN announced a win with DT to add significantly more Fiber over the next several years,” the analyst stated.Adding to the good news, the company revealed BT Openreach had chosen it to help it make multi-gigabit services available to 20 million homes in the UK. It should be noted that in the UK, Huawei equipment can only account for 35% of the Broadband Access network. As Genovese points out, to limit its use of Huawei products, BT has turned to other providers like ADTN.“According to our checks, Adtran could see more than $10 million in sales from BT Openreach in 2Q20. We believe the contract with BT is long-term and worth hundreds of millions of dollars over time. Adtran also recently revealed a Fiber win with a U.S. Tier 1 we think it is Verizon, with revenues expected to ramp in 2021,” Genovese explained.Given the fact that the Tier 3 market is stronger than it has ever been and that the stock is trading at an attractive level, the deal is sealed for Genovese. As a result, the four-star analyst maintained a Buy rating and $16 price target. This figure puts the upside potential at 50%. (To watch Genovese’s track record, click here)Turning now to the rest of the Street, opinions are split almost evenly. 3 Buys and 2 Holds add up to a Moderate Buy consensus rating. At $14, the average price target brings the upside potential to 30%. (See Adtran stock analysis on TipRanks)Sirius XM Holdings (SIRI)Next up we have Sirius XM Holdings, a leading audio entertainment company that offers a platform for subscription and digital advertising-supported audio products. While shares have underperformed the broader market since February 19, several factors could help SIRI take off post-pandemic.Citing recent comments from CFO David Frear as well as an improved outlook for new car sales in the U.S., J.P. Morgan analyst Sebastiano Petti sees SIRI’s long-term growth prospects as being even stronger. “We are increasingly bullish on the fundamentals of the legacy SIRI business as auto sales improve from April’s trough and churn/conversion rates come in better than initially expected exiting 1Q,” he explained. The above also supported the firm’s decision to make it the top pick in June’s Spectrum of Opportunity report.Looking at the company’s standing, Petti likes its “resilient subscription business model, strong FCF generation, low leverage, solid liquidity profile, and an improving backdrop.” He also stated, “At 14.6x 2021E FCF (16.6x fully-taxed), we believe SIRI shares are attractively valued given the company’s strong growth outlook as trends normalize post-COVID-19.”All of the above prompted Petti to bump up his estimate for EBITDA by 3%, with the figure now landing at $603 million. On top of this, the analyst also trimmed his call for 2020 SIRI self-pay net losses to 925,000, from the previous estimate of -1.11 million. What drove this revision? Better-than-expected new and used auto sales in the second quarter.“We see potential upside to our 2020 self-pay net add estimate given the likelihood for 2020 SAAR over 12.5 million following May’s better than expected results, continued dealership re-openings, and pickup in economic activity. In mid-May, SIRI’s CFO noted that new car sales were 35% below the prior year with used car sales trending ~20% lower year-over-year – better than declines of 55-60% at the time of 1Q earnings. Consistent with management commentary at the JPM TMC conference, we now look for better churn and conversion rates in 2020 with the former benefitting from a sharp decline in vehicle related churn,” Petti added.Unsurprisingly, Petti continues to give SIRI his stamp of approval. Along with an Overweight rating, he keeps the price target at $7. Should the target be met, a twelve-month gain of 19% could be in store. (To watch Petti’s track record, click here)Looking at the consensus breakdown, 5 Buys, 3 Holds and 1 Sell have been issued in the last three months. This means that SIRI gets a Moderate Buy consensus rating. Based on the $6.51 average price target, shares could surge 11% in the next year. (See Sirius XM stock analysis on TipRanks)Avid Bioservices Inc. (CDMO)Focused on developing and manufacturing therapies derived from mammalian cell culture, Avid Bioservices wants to help improve the lives of patients. Despite the fact that some healthcare names have experienced major COVID-related disruptions, the pandemic has actually created opportunities for this company.After a recent conference call, Craig-Hallum's Matt Hewitt tells clients that “Avid Bioservices is the top name that we would be buying.” The four-star analyst points out that while there was an equipment issue in the previous quarter, this has been addressed, with the piece of equipment now running properly again.Most important, however, is the increased demand the company is witnessing thanks to COVID-19. “While some pharma/biotech companies have delayed clinical trials, this hasn’t affected any of the products that Avid manufactures, with some customers actually requesting a greater amount of material. Additionally, Avid has increased its inventory of key inputs, helping to minimize supply disruption,” Hewitt explained.It should also be noted that prior to the pandemic’s onset, capacity was tight, so customers may want to take care of this sooner, something that stands to benefit CDMO’s backlog, in Hewitt’s opinion. “There may also be an opportunity for the company to produce treatments or vaccines for the coronavirus, as long as they are antibody-based (not viral vector-based),” the analyst added.On top of this, in May, the company broke the news of its partnership with Aragen Bioscience. The collaboration enables CDMO to offer customers Aragen’s cell line development expertise, while Aragen is able to direct customers to Avid for their process development and manufacturing requirements.Weighing in on the implications, Hewitt stated, “While this announcement may have been ignored by many investors, we view it as a key addition to the company’s platform... As several other CDMOs offer cell line development services (Catalent launched a new technology back in November), we believe this partnership helps fill a key gap in Avid’s service offerings, with cross-sales already beginning to take place. Longer term, we see the potential for more partnerships like this to be signed, particularly for finished dose manufacturing.”According to Hewitt, the growing demand also means that CDMO could expand its manufacturing capacity sooner than he originally expected. It also doesn’t hurt that its CEO search is set to wrap up soon, with the appointment potentially acting as a catalyst for shares.In line with his bullish take, Hewitt reiterated a Buy rating and $10 price target. This target conveys his confidence in CDMO’s ability to climb 40% higher in the next twelve months. (To watch Hewitt’s track record, click here)CDMO has stayed relatively under-the-radar so far, with its Moderate Buy consensus rating breaking down into only 1 Buy. Additionally, the $9 average price target implies 26% upside potential. (See Avid Bioservices stock analysis on TipRanks)To find good ideas for stocks trading at attractive valuations, visit TipRanks’ Best Stocks to Buy, a newly launched tool that unites all of TipRanks’ equity insights.
American satellite radio leader Sirius XM (NASDAQ:SIRI) had put together a pretty solid five years of growth. Up until the novel coronavirus pandemic hit, that is. Starting in February, SIRI stock went off a cliff, with shares losing 40% of their value in just four weeks. Since hitting a four-year low of $4.44 in late March, SIRI has begun to claw its way back -- but it's been a rocky road. Now trading at $5.87, it remains well under its 2020 high close of $7.34, which makes the stock an interesting proposition for those willing to take on some risk.Source: Shutterstock This C-rated stock has real potential to at least regain the levels it traded at in February. With that alone representing 25% upside, it's worth looking at what the future looks like for SiriusXM. But again, before we go further, keep in mind that the prospects here are more risky than those with the A-rated stocks I usually focus on. The Impact of the Pandemic on SiriusXM's BusinessOn April 28, with SIRI stock at $5.76, Sirius XM released its first-quarter earnings.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThe company performed better than had been expected, noting: "The COVID-19 pandemic did not have a material effect on our revenue and expenses during the quarter ended March 31, 2020."Revenue was up 12% year over year to $1.95 billion. Profit of $293 million and earnings of 7 cents per share were also up significantly from last year's $162 million and 3 cents per share. Furthermore, "SiriusXM added approximately 69,000 net new self-pay subscribers in the first quarter," while the company's Pandora streaming music service added 51,000 new self-pay subscribers. The company repurchased $243 million in shares during the quarter, and paid out dividends of $59 million. * 7 Utilities Stocks to Buy With Reassuring Dividends SiriusXM stock popped the next day, but quickly began a three-week slide. The problem is those positive numbers weren't the full story. The pandemic was having an impact, and the company was concerned about how bad that could get going forward.Among the warning signs, despite the 69,000 new SiriusXM subscribers, the satellite radio service actually lost a total of 143,000 subscribers for the quarter. The company withdrew its 2020 guidance, with some rather ominous statements about what might happen in the second quarter: "Auto sales, advertising and customer responses to marketing campaigns all fell swiftly in the second half of March." An Extended Recession Is Bad News for SiriusXMSiriusXM faces several big challenges going forward, and both would be made worse if the current recession deepens.SIRI stock is a consumer discretionary stock. It can rise and fall based largely on consumer demand. Over the past five years, that has been a big plus for SiriusXM investors. Prior to the start of the coronavirus crisis at the end of February, the stock had grown in value by 94% over the past five years. Consumers increasingly opted for a satellite radio subscription, especially in their vehicle.A deep and lengthy recession will result in fewer new subscribers, and more existing customers cancelling their subscription. Satellite radio is a luxury, a discretionary expense. We saw the first signs of that with the net loss of 143,000 Sirius XM subscribers in the first quarter.The second problem is new car sales. SiriusXM gets a big adoption boost by partnering with auto companies to provide a free trial to its service in new cars. Many of those new car buyers get hooked and end up paying for a subscription. But car companies are in trouble. Ford (NYSE:F) has seen its stock plummet and its debt downgraded to junk status.If jittery consumers stop buying cars, SiriusXM loses a key entry point for signing up new subscribers. Bottom Line on SIRI StockAll of this sounds a bit negative, but I think we are looking at worst case scenarios. Remember, this is a profitable company, and one that has built a successful business model. Without a doubt, it is going to feel some pain -- and I think you can see that reflected in the reluctance of SIRI stock to charge back to pre-pandemic levels. But in the long term, the current low price represents a buying opportunity. SiriusXM has been through a punishing recession before, and the company has this message for worried investors: "Just as it was a little over a decade ago during the global financial crisis, SiriusXM's subscriber-based business model is resilient. We do not know what the shape of a recovery from this current crisis will look like, however, we are confident that our business will continue to generate substantial positive free cash flow."With all of that said, there's room for optimism, albeit extreme caution is undoubtedly warranted as this is not an A-rated stock.Louis Navellier had an unconventional start, as a grad student who accidentally built a market-beating stock system -- with returns rivaling even Warren Buffett. In his latest feat, Louis discovered the "Master Key" to profiting from the biggest tech revolution of this (or any) generation. Louis Navellier may hold some of the aforementioned securities in one or more of his newsletters. More From InvestorPlace * Why Everyone Is Investing in 5G All WRONG * America's 1 Stock Picker Reveals His Next 1,000% Winner * Revolutionary Tech Behind 5G Rollout Is Being Pioneered By This 1 Company * Radical New Battery Could Dismantle Oil Markets The post Is SiriusXM Stock a Buy as It Gasps for Air? appeared first on InvestorPlace.
On CNBC's "Mad Money Lightning Round," Jim Cramer said it's not setting up as being a great time for Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A). He doesn't want to bet against it, but he doesn't like its portfolio.People are buying cars again and Sirius XM Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: SIRI) is fine, believes Cramer.Nokia Oyj (NYSE: NOK) has a lot of good things coming and Cramer likes the stock.Cramer would hold Beyond Meat Inc (NASDAQ: BYND) and buy a couple of points lower.Inseego Corp (NASDAQ: INSG) is okay, but it's not as good as Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: MRVL) and Skyworks Solutions Inc (NASDAQ: SWKS), said Cramer.He doesn't want to buy Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) because it has a bad balance sheet.Vaxart Inc (NASDAQ: VXRT) is a huge long shot and it could trade to $16, but Cramer wants to buy the best possible and that is not Vaxart.Instead of Anheuser Busch Inbev NV (NYSE: BUD), Cramer would rather buy PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ: PEP).See more from Benzinga * Cramer Shares His Thoughts On Pinterest, Nokia And More * Cramer Shares His Thoughts On Nokia, Intel And More(C) 2020 Benzinga.com. Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.
SiriusXM and U2 announce today that the band's much-anticipated U2 X-Radio channel will launch Wednesday, July 1 at 3 p.m. ET, exclusively on SiriusXM Channel 32. A complete immersion into the work and influences of the band from the Northside of Dublin, U2 X-Radio is U2 as you have never heard them before. An extraordinary and unique audio experience exploring the band's history, idols, influences and current passions, plus inspiration, conversation, culture, commentary and ideas from the band and guests. All curated by U2.
While it's true that a stock's performance should be relatively in line with the company's, ultimately, the dollar value of a share is a function of both the company's underlying results and how many shares have been issued. In this day and age of mobile broadband, it seems rather amazing that a hardware-specific, subscription-based satellite radio business can thrive. The company's revenue growth has been just as reliable for longer.
SiriusXM and Ford Motor Company have announced that SiriusXM with 360L – SiriusXM's newest and most advanced audio entertainment platform – will make its Ford debut in the 2021 F-150. SiriusXM with 360L is planned to be available on all future Ford models with its next generation SYNC® 4 communications and entertainment system. The news was first announced last night during Ford's primetime global reveal of the all-new F-150.
The New York Times Company's (NYT) greater emphasis on subscription revenues and lower dependency on traditional advertising revenues puts it in a better position to tide over the pandemic.
The consumer discretionary sector, which suffered a severe setback due to coronavirus, registered strong growth once the economy bottomed out.
SiriusXM announced today the acquisition of Simplecast, a leading podcast management platform that enables podcasters to publish, manage, and measure their content. The Simplecast solution, paired with the award-winning monetization platform of AdsWizz, the adtech subsidiary of SiriusXM, creates an end-to-end solution that enables creators to publish and generate revenue from their podcasts, all in one place.
SiriusXM today announced that Jim Meyer, Chief Executive Officer, is scheduled to speak telephonically at the Credit Suisse 22nd Annual Communications Conference on Wednesday, June 17, at approximately 10:00 am ET.
The first pick is Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS), a diversified entertainment company poised to bounce back from the pandemic. The second is DraftKings (NASDAQ: DKNG), an investment in the rapidly growing sports betting industry. Third is Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI), a satellite radio provider that is a market leader in the lucrative sports broadcasting industry.