Cablevision Systems Corp

  • Should Investors Cut the Cord on This Cable Company?

    By Dan Moskowitz - August 16, 2013 | Tickers: CVC, CMCSA, DTV, GOOG

    Pay TV is found in more than 80% of U.S. households, but services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu are knocking on the door loudly. Cable companies are keeping their houses in order by increasing prices on customers, but that's not likely to be an effective long-term strategy. Industry trends could eventually spell doom for some cable companies -- but at least one of them knows how to prepare more »

  • Triple play: The Paid TV industry

    By Vanina Egea - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: CVC, SJR, TWC

    The media business is experiencing higher competition as services integrate, and more players enter the game board. As the triple play business model becomes standard, traditional phone, TV, and internet providers look for possibilities outside their comfort zone. Here are three stocks that have diversified risks by wearing the triple play fashion. So, let me undress future prospects for Shaw Communications (NYSE: SJR), Time Warner (NYSE: TWC), and Cablevision Systems more »

  • Forget About Cord-Cutting, The Cable Sector is Hot!

    By Sam Mattera - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: CVC, CMCSA, TWC

    Investors, fearful of the long-term consequences of Internet-based content providers, may have shied away from paid-TV stocks like Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC), Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA), and Cablevision (NYSE: CVC).

    If that’s the case, they've missed out!

    Since last December, Cablevision shares are up a staggering 40%, while Comcast is up nearly 23% and Time Warner Cable has rallied about 22%. These gains are even more impressive considering more »

  • TiVo Is Doomed

    By Sam Mattera - August 2, 2013 | Tickers: CVC, DTV, TIVO | Editor's Choice

    More and more, it looks like TiVo’s (NASDAQ: TIVO) business is becoming irrelevant. The company that pioneered the concept of the DVR has been surpassed technologically, and there is increasingly little reason to be a TiVo subscriber.

    TiVo bulls have been banking on the value of the company’s patents, but with litigation largely behind it, there aren't any catalysts to carry the stock higher.

    TiVo’s business more »

  • Hedge Fund Billionaire John Paulson Thinks These Companies Are Takeover Targets

    By Sam Mattera - July 23, 2013 | Tickers: CVC, CHTR, TWC

    Hedge fund manager John Paulson has made a lot of money by correctly predicting the wave of mergers in the wireless industry. Paulson & Co. bought significant stakes in both Sprint and Leap Wireless prior to their buyouts.

    Now, Paulson sees another industry on the verge of consolidation: the cable business. Specifically, Paulson thinks that both Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) and Cablevision Systems (NYSE: CVC) could be acquired by Charter more »

  • Look Out Google, TV Ads are Coming Back

    By Reuben Brewer - July 17, 2013 | Tickers: CVC, DTV, GOOG

    One of Google's (NASDAQ: GOOG) biggest advertising advantages is its ability to target ads.

    Despite the growth of online advertising, however, television ads are still king. And now television ads can be targeted, too, which will only make life harder for the online search giant.

    The right ad

    Advertising on television and cable has historically been a shotgun approach. Stations could tell in a general way who was watching more »

  • S&P 500's Top 3 Performers: Is it Time to Sell?

    By Federico Zaldua - July 14, 2013 | Tickers: CVC, HPQ, MU

    The S&P 500 is now at a new all-time high. Here I want to analyze whether its a good time to sell some of the best performing S&P 500 index members. All the three companies that I am about to review operate either in the consumer discretionary space or in the information technology sector. Since the year started, cyclicals have dominated their defensive counterparts. Out of the 30 more »
  • How to Play the Potential Cable M&A Deal

    By Anh HOANG - July 9, 2013 | Tickers: CVC, CHTR, TWC

    Recently, Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) has been trading higher on rumors rumor that billionaire John Malone, through Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR) would like to take over Time Warner Cable. Charter Communications has also been on the rise after the rumor, climbing from $117.80 per share to as high as $130. If that happens, in the long run, a lot of synergies and benefits will eventually flow to John more »

  • The Cable Consolidation Saga

    By Marshall Hargrave - July 8, 2013 | Tickers: CVC, CHTR, TWC

    With billionaire John Malone making waves in the cable industry, pushing for a merger between cable giants Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) and Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR), investors are getting excited about industry consolidation, which could push stock prices higher. 

    All three major cable companies are already up nicely over the past few weeks, including Cablevision (NYSE: CVC), Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications.

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    I believe that consolidation will likely more »

  • Time Warner Cable Shouldn’t Give in to John Malone

    By Vikas Shukla - July 1, 2013 | Tickers: CVC, CHTR, TWC

    A few days ago, Bloomberg reported that billionaire John Malone’s Liberty Media is exploring options to acquire Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC). Ever since Malone made a comeback in the U.S. cable market by acquiring a 27% stake in Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR), consolidation in the cable industry has seemed to be in the cards.

    The U.S. pay-TV market has become saturated and fiercely competitive. Cable companies more »

  • 3 Retirement Picks for This Season

    By Tanya Kanodia - June 28, 2013 | Tickers: CVC, DUK, RHP

    Value stocks with a relatively high dividend yield and a moderate growth rate can be classified as retirement stocks. These stocks ensure a steady flow of income for senior citizens. That is extremely important during times of uncertainty and high inflation.

    Here is a list of three retirement stock picks that comes to my mind right now. They are a must have in your portfolio if you are thinking about more »

  • What Does Billionaire Mario Gabelli See In Cablevision?

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - June 27, 2013 | Tickers: CVC, DTV, DISH, TWX

    Watching the moves of activist hedge fund managers can give onlookers up-to-date information on how an investment firm is committing its capital, and it pays to keep a close eye on a fund’s SEC disclosures; discover the secrets of piggyback investing here.

    The move

    Billionaire Mario Gabelli disclosed a 19.1 million share position in Cablevision Systems (NYSE: CVC) on the May 29, up almost 8.7 million shares more »

  • How Cable Consolidation Can Enrich Your Portfolio

    By Marshall Hargrave - June 19, 2013 | Tickers: CVC, CHTR, TWC

    The cable industry appears to be ripe for consolidation, so what are some of the best ways to play mergers and acquisitions? Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) was up nearly 10% last week and Cablevision Systems (NYSE: CVC) spiked 3.5% on M&A speculation. The interest in cable companies also comes after the news that Gannett announced plans to snatch up Dallas-based media company Belo; Gannett was up some more »

  • Should We Follow Mario Gabelli Into This Stock?

    By Anh HOANG - June 17, 2013 | Tickers: CVC, CMCSA, DTV

    Recently, billionaire Mario Gabelli reported that he owned around 19.1 million shares of Cablevision Systems (NYSE: CVC) at the end of May, much higher than what he had owned at the end of the first quarter this year. Since the beginning of the year, Cablevision has dropped 1.74%, lagging behind peers such as Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA) and DirecTV (NASDAQ: DTV). For the past six months, DirecTV has been more »

  • Should We Be Bearish on This Stock After Recent Insider Sales?

    By Anh HOANG - June 11, 2013 | Tickers: AMCX, CVC, CMCSA

    Recently, Joshua Sapan, the CEO of AMC Networks (NASDAQ: AMCX), sold as many as 93,950 shares of the company he manages at around $66.95 per share, for a total transaction value of nearly $6.3 million. Since the beginning of the year, AMC has gained nearly 25% on the market, beating the S&P 500’s return of 12.8%. Should we follow the CEO in selling AMC more »

  • Cable TV Is Still the Best Deal for Your Home and Your Portfolio

    By Mark Yagalla - June 8, 2013 | Tickers: CVC, CHTR, CMCSA, TWC

    Many feared that cable TV and cable stocks were in trouble as satellite providers and telecom providers encroached on their territory. The cable industry faced these challenges by offering bundled services – cable TV, broadband internet, and telephone service all in one bill. Cable TV providers also have done a great job of securing their home markets and have not engaged in competitive price wars. The result has been a few more »

  • Billionaire John Paulson’s Small-Cap Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - June 3, 2013 | Tickers: AMCX, CVC, CZR, MMR, BPOP

    Large institutional investors, such as mutual funds, tend to be less focused on small-cap stocks (which we define as those with market capitalizations between $1 billion and $5 billion), and it’s often suggested that this makes these stocks more likely to be mispriced. Hedge funds that look at these stocks are therefore more likely to find undervalued or overvalued names to trade accordingly.

    Our research has shown that the more »

  • The Future of Cable TV Probably Looks Like the Past: Five Cable TV Stocks to Consider

    By Brendan O'Boyle - May 8, 2013 | Tickers: CVC, CMCSA, DTV, DISH, NFLX, TWC

    It is always good news for investors when they own a company that sells a highly addictive product, and many parents can attest to the addictive nature of cable television. Investors have wondered if there is a lack of innovation in the industry, and perhaps fledgling companies like Netflix will be able innovate toward a new paradigm of receiving entertainment by undercutting the old guard with lower prices and on-demand more »

  • 3 Retirement Picks Which You Shouldn't Miss

    By Shas Dey - April 29, 2013 | Tickers: CVC, DUK, RHP

    Retirement stocks are typically value stocks with a high dividend yield and low-risk, with a moderate-to-high medium term growth rate that doesn’t raise the blood pressure of senior folks. Most retirees would like to have a fixed flow of income. However, investing in fixed income securities like the U.S. treasury bonds will give you just 2%-3% annual return. That is unsustainable, especially with an inflation brewing.

    So more »

  • Can Cable Be Nimble Enough to Survive?

    By Nate Wooley - April 12, 2013 | Tickers: CVC, CMCSA, TWC

    When you can't sell what you have, sell what you can.

    Cable companies are in a tricky situation. Their traditional model of the subscriber who buys television is going – slowly – away. Competition from media's traditional enemy – the Internet – is wearing down the need for the public to watch shows on specific channels or with any commercials. Both cable and content providers are scrambling for ways to keep the more »

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