Arbitron (NYSE: ARB) is a Columbia-based media market research company whose stock-in-trade involves the compilation of radio, TV, cable and mobile ratings, which it does by using metrics such as the size and composition of audiences, and then sells this information to broadcasters and advertisers. Arbitron was incorporated in 1912 and employees 1,292 people.
Arbitron’s stock has been bearish ever since the company’s less-than-ringing second-quarter results were more »
Halcyon Asset Management, managed by John Bader, is a multi-strategy hedge fund specializing in the credit, merger, and special situations fields. The fund recently filed its 13F with the SEC, describing some of its main investments during 2013’s first quarter. It’s important to take a look at the fund’s favorite holdings, because research has shown that retail investors can benefit from watching hedge fund sentiment; discover the more »
Market-watchers have thus far reacted positively to the news that Canadian private equity company Onex Corporation (TSX: OCX) and media measurement giant Nielsen Holdings (NYSE: NLSN) had agreed to a $950 million deal that would see Onex purchase Nielsen's exposition-and-convention business. Inked in early May of 2013, the deal could have far-reaching implications for the two companies' shareholders as well as for Nielsen's pending merger with radio marketing more »
The recent announcement that Nielsen's (NYSE: NLSN) proposed merger with Arbitron (NYSE: ARB) is on hold has come as a surprise to investors who were confident that the deal would go through with minimal resistance. The holdup is due to a "second request for information" from the Federal Trade Commission.
Although the FTC commonly makes such requests of companies that look to acquire additional corporate properties within industries that more »
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In mid-December of 2012, New York-based television ratings arbiter Nielsen Holdings (NYSE: NLSN) made a formal offer to purchase leading radio-marketing firm Arbitron (NYSE: ARB) in an all-cash deal valued at nearly $1.3 billion. If the deal is approved, the television company will extend cash payments of $48 per share to existing Arbitron shareholders. According to sources within the Nielsen organization, the merger will be funded entirely with cash more »
Nielsen Holdings N.V. (NYSE: NLSN), a global information and measurement company, announced that it has signed an agreement that will see it acquiring Arbitron (NYSE: ARB), an international media and marketing research firm, for $1.26 billion. Nielsen is a leading company as far as marketing and consumer information, online intelligence, trade shows and media measurement is concerned. With its headquarters in New York and the Netherlands, the company more »
On a day when almost all stocks performed well, there were a few that shined above the rest. And in this article, I am looking at the best of the best, I am determining what moved the stocks, and lastly whether or not the catalyst could lead to additional gains.
- On Tuesday more »