TPCO - Tribune Publishing Company

NasdaqGM - NasdaqGM Real Time Price. Currency in USD
-0.02 (-0.15%)
At close: 4:00PM EST
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Previous Close13.03
Bid0.00 x 800
Ask0.00 x 800
Day's Range12.62 - 13.13
52 Week Range7.00 - 13.86
Avg. Volume137,760
Market Cap468.661M
Beta (5Y Monthly)1.53
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
Earnings DateN/A
Forward Dividend & Yield1.00 (7.61%)
Ex-Dividend DateNov 21, 2019
1y Target EstN/A
  • McClatchy closing its Miami Herald printing plant to cut costs
    American City Business Journals

    McClatchy closing its Miami Herald printing plant to cut costs

    One of The McClatchy Co.’s flagship papers, the Miami Herald, will shut its printing plant and have its newspaper printed in a different county by a competitor.

  • Amid buyouts, Morning Call employees fear notorious hedge fund's growing influence at Tribune
    American City Business Journals

    Amid buyouts, Morning Call employees fear notorious hedge fund's growing influence at Tribune

    The packages offered Tuesday come as employees worry about Alden Global Capital becoming the largest shareholder in its parent company.

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  • Should Tribune Publishing Company (NASDAQ:TPCO) Be Part Of Your Dividend Portfolio?
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    Should Tribune Publishing Company (NASDAQ:TPCO) Be Part Of Your Dividend Portfolio?

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  • Tribune Publishing reportedly launching voluntary employee-buyout program
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    Tribune Publishing reportedly launching voluntary employee-buyout program

    Chicago-based Tribune Publishing, whose portfolio of newspapers nationwide includes the Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun and New York Daily News, on Monday reportedly told thousands of employees across the various newspapers that the media outfit will offer voluntary buyouts to employees who have worked for the company for eight or more years, according to at least one published report. A Tribune Publishing (NASDAQ: TPCO) spokesman did not immediately return a call seeking further comment. In an internal memo reportedly sent to employees by Tribune Publishing CEO Tim Knight, the executive said the company needed to seek voluntary buyouts to prepare for “significant financial hurdles ahead,” according to a report in the Chicago Tribune.

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  • Omega's Leon Cooperman Ups Bet on Gannett

    Omega's Leon Cooperman Ups Bet on Gannett

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  • Hedge Funds Have Never Been More Bullish On Tribune Publishing Company (TPCO)
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    Hedge Funds Have Never Been More Bullish On Tribune Publishing Company (TPCO)

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  • Expedia stock soars after CEO and CFO are ousted in disagreement with board

    Expedia stock soars after CEO and CFO are ousted in disagreement with board

    Shares of Expedia Group Inc. soared more than 7% Wednesday, after the online travel services company surprised the market with the news that its CEO and CFO are out after about two years in their roles, following a disagreement with the board of directors on strategy.

  • PR Newswire

    Tribune Publishing Announces Two New Board Members, Standstill Agreement with Alden Global Capital, LLC

    Tribune Publishing Company (NASDAQ: TPCO), one of the nation's leading media companies, announced today the appointment of Dana Goldsmith Needleman and Christopher Minnetian to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. The Board size has been increased from six to eight members. Ms. Needleman and Mr. Minnetian are expected to stand for election at Tribune Publishing's 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.


    13D Filings on GP Strategies, Tribune Publishing, and More

    Cove Street Capital disclosed on Nov. 21 that it held 2,409,532 shares of the education and professional-development services provider, equal to 14.2% of the outstanding stock. Cove Street revealed that it has shifted to an active stance, as it “expects to engage the board and the management team” over GP’s “difficulty over a multiyear period” in striking what Cove Street believes are acceptable growth rates in revenue and profit. Hudson Executive Capital revealed that it holds 10,385,172 shares of the payments-processing firm, equal to 16.3% of the tradable stock.

  • A Hedge Fund Comes for Another Newsroom

    A Hedge Fund Comes for Another Newsroom

    (Bloomberg Opinion) -- Michael Ferro’s tumultuous run at the top of Tribune Publishing Co.’s shareholder register is ending in a pile of hypocrisy: with a sale to a hedge fund known for cutting newsrooms to the bone.Alden Global, the hedge fund whose firm MNG Enterprises tried to buy Gannett Co. earlier this year, is acquiring Ferro’s 25% stake in the Chicago Tribune owner and is in discussions with the company to add two people to its board. Alden has made a business out of gobbling newspapers, ruthlessly cutting costs and gutting the staff and then, cutting even more when the product is invariably damaged, as my colleague Joe Nocera has written here, here and elsewhere. It will pay $13 a share for the privilege of getting the chance to push the same strategy at Tribune.Ferro, who had made his millions by investing in technology companies including Click Commerce and Merge Healthcare and subsequently orchestrating their sales, built his Tribune stake starting in 2016 and ascended to the chairman post. He repeatedly rebuffed takeover bids from Gannett, owner of USA Today and other newspapers, in the early part of his tenure. He argued that he had a plan to fundamentally reinvent the news business by incorporating machine-learning video technology and “content-harvesting robots” and just needed more time to execute it. Gannett, of course, was welcome to get in ahead of time — but would have to pay up.This meant pushing back on takeover bids that reportedly got as high as $18.75, despite the fact that Ferro himself paid only $8.50 a piece for his initial 5.2 million shares. There were also plans for more celebrity coverage, foreign bureaus in places like Lagos, Nigeria, and who could forget that regrettable name change to “Tronc” — all in the name of what one might charitably deem as an effort to be hip. It was a cockamamie strategy from the start with little chance of succeeding, but the odds were made more complicated by Tribune’s mismanagement of its business.The idea to milk more money out of content via artificial intelligence was based in part on a technology-licensing agreement with a company backed by biotech billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong. Ferro brought Soon-Shiong in as a white-knight investor to help fend off Gannett, then had a falling-out with him that included accusing the No. 2 shareholder of angling to buy the L.A. Times — only to one year later agree to sell him the Times for $500 million. Ferro himself stepped down as chairman of Tribune last year, mere hours before Fortune published a detailed story of sexual harassment allegations against him. After that, he appeared to want as little to do with the company as possible.A $23 a share deal that Ferro inked for his stake last April with McCormick Media ultimately collapsed for unclear reasons. A rumored sale to private equity last August never happened, and takeover talks with McClatchy Co. also fizzled. Tribune even reportedly tried to reengage Gannett in the weeks before the Alden Global-backed MNG approached the latter this year, but too many bridges were seemingly burned in the first rendezvous. Gannett agreed to sell itself to private-equity-backed New Media Investment Group Inc. in a deal that closed this week, and the loss of that potential partner has weighed on Tribune’s shares. So instead, Ferro – the “tech entrepreneur” as so many publications have deemed him over the years – has decided to sell his stake to Alden Global, just a few short months after the hedge fund (via MNG) lambasted Gannett’s digital investments for a lack of return and called for a moratorium on new initiatives.Tribune shareholders are thrilled at the prospect of bolstered profitability. At the very least, Alden will soon be able to do away with Ferro’s $5 million-a-year consulting fee and corporate jet benefits. It seems highly possible that Alden may try to parlay its stake into a bigger takeover; Soon-Shiong still has a nearly 25% stake, but I’d imagine he’s ready to bail on this adventure as well and focus on his purchase of the L.A. Times. I think the thing that bothers me the most is that I can’t honestly say this would have ended any differently if Ferro hadn’t come into Tribune’s life. There would have been less to write about, that’s for sure. Maybe Gannett would have even pulled off the takeover. But that may have ultimately only made for a bigger target for the Wall Street firms wielding their cost-cutting knives.(Corrects the name of the magazine that published a detailed article about sexual harassment allegations against Michael Ferro in a column published on Nov. 20. )To contact the author of this story: Brooke Sutherland at bsutherland7@bloomberg.netTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Beth Williams at bewilliams@bloomberg.netThis column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.Brooke Sutherland is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering deals and industrial companies. She previously wrote an M&A column for Bloomberg News.For more articles like this, please visit us at©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • How Does Investing In Tribune Publishing Company (NASDAQ:TPCO) Impact The Volatility Of Your Portfolio?
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  • Tribune Publishing to begin paying quarterly dividend
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    Tribune Publishing to begin paying quarterly dividend

    The Chicago-based media company said the payout will be in effect for the 'foreseeable future.'

  • MarketWatch

    Tribune Publishing to start paying a dividend, with an implied yield of over 10%

    Tribune Publishing Co. said Thursday it will begin paying an quarterly cash dividend next month, and for the "foreseeable future." The newspaper publisher's stock fell 0.4% in morning trading. The company will start with a dividend of 25 cents a share, to be payable Dec. 10 to shareholders of record on Nov. 25. Based on current stock prices, the annual dividend rate implies a dividend yield of 10.47%, compared with the implied yield for the S&P 500 of 1.92%, according to FactSet. The company said all future dividends will be subject to the determination of the board of directors. Tribune's stock, which closed at a 3 1/2-year low of $7.13 on Aug. 14, has run up 33.9% over the past three months while the S&P 500 has gained 8.9%.

  • Benzinga

    Cannabis Media Outlet The Fresh Toast Now Reaching 1M+ Daily Readers Through National Distribution Deal

    Less than three months ago, Tribune Content Agency, a division of Tribune Publishing Co (NASDAQ: TPCO) inked a deal with cannabis content provider The Fresh Toast to provide reliable cannabis information on its platform. Earlier this week, the media company disclosed millions of people are reading this cannabis-focused content on a daily basis. Tribune Publishing Chief Digital editor Grant Whitmore said the content resonates with readers from around the United States.

  • Bezos’s Washington Post Licenses Its Publishing Technology to BP

    Bezos’s Washington Post Licenses Its Publishing Technology to BP

    (Bloomberg) -- Every two weeks, Jeff Bezos holds a meeting with Washington Post engineers in part to discuss a product called Arc, which helps companies publish online. The software is a growing part of the Post’s business -- albeit less visible than its scoops about the Trump administration.Now, Arc is expanding into a new market, striking a deal with its first nonmedia customer: BP Plc. The energy giant’s communications team will use Arc’s software to publish articles and videos to its 70,000 employees across 250 internal websites, newsletters and a future mobile app.“We realized that many large companies are essentially publishers,” said Fred Ryan, the Post’s publisher.Post executives say Arc’s suite of tools makes it easier for companies to post on different platforms -- including apps, mobile websites, newsletters and social media -- and make money through advertising or subscriptions.The Post created the Arc licensing business in 2014 by giving what had been its newsroom’s proprietary software away free to college newspapers. Its customer base has expanded to media companies that run more than 600 websites globally, including the Boston Globe, Tribune Publishing Co. and Raycom Media Inc. Now, the Post sees a chance to license its software to companies beyond the media industry.Surging SalesArc has about 250 employees, with many engineers working out of an office in Chicago. Its sales tripled from 2016 to 2017 and then more than doubled the following year. Within the next three years, Arc expects to generate $100 million in annual revenue, said Shailesh Prakash, chief information officer and vice president of product at the Washington Post. Arc isn’t yet profitable, Prakash said, but he sees it becoming the Post’s third major revenue stream.“I’m very confident this will be comparable to our advertising and subscriptions business,” Prakash said.Arc is one of a few companies that sell publishing technology. One of them is, whose parent company, Automattic Inc., raised $300 million this month from the tech giant Inc. Vox Media Inc., owner of the Verge, Eater and Recode websites, licenses its publishing platform, called Chorus, to media outlets such as the Ringer, led by Bill Simmons.Arc has an advantage, Prakash said, because it is tied to Inc.’s cloud computing operation, Amazon Web Services, and is built by the Washington Post.“We have cranky journalists who demand and use this every day, so there’s nowhere for me to hide,” Prakash said.Strategic DecisionsPrakash said he often talks to Bezos about strategic decisions with Arc and has showed him demos of the software. Bezos recently suggested that Arc switch to a serverless architecture that has made the product faster and cheaper to run, he said.Having Bezos as an owner has also helped the Post recruit and retain engineers, Ryan said.“You could be a top engineer at any one of the major tech platforms, but it would probably be unlikely that you’d be engaging with the CEO of that company on any regular basis,” Ryan said. “But here, you have these engineers who roughly every two weeks are engaging with Jeff Bezos, one of the leading technologists of our time.”To contact the reporter on this story: Gerry Smith in New York at gsmith233@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Nick Turner at, John J. Edwards IIIFor more articles like this, please visit us at©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Tribune Publishing Company (TPCO) Q2 2019 Earnings Call Transcript
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    Tribune Publishing Company (TPCO) Q2 2019 Earnings Call Transcript

    TPCO earnings call for the period ending June 30, 2019.

  • Benzinga

    Tribune Publishing Bets On Cannabis News With New Partnership

    As part of a new partnership, content from The Fresh Toast will be offered across 600 media and digital information publishers who receive content from Tribune, the companies said in a press release. Tribune cited the growing public interest in cannabis and related products and the medical marijuana movement in its decision to partner with The Fresh Toast.

  • Tribune Publishing Company Sees Hammer Chart Pattern: Time to Buy?

    Tribune Publishing Company Sees Hammer Chart Pattern: Time to Buy?

    Tribune Publishing has been struggling lately, but the selling pressure may be coming to an end soon.

  • Is Tribune Publishing Company (TPCO) A Good Stock To Buy ?
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