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  • Buffett Ups Bet on Satellite TV

    By Sam Mattera - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: DTV, DISH, INTC

    Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway has liked satellite TV for years. The firm began accumulating a stake in DirecTV (NASDAQ: DTV) in 2011, and now owns about 6% of the company.

    In the most recent quarter, Berkshire bought shares of DirecTV’s competitor, DISH Network (NASDAQ: DISH). It’s a much smaller stake, only about 500,000 shares, but Buffett obviously sees something of value in the sector.

    Should investors more »

  • Should You Love or Hate TiVo?

    By Dan Moskowitz - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: CMCSA, DTV, DISH, TIVO

    TiVo (NASDAQ: TIVO) is both loved and hated on Wall Street. The DVR pioneer's unusually high proportion of shorts think shares have only risen because of the broader market's rally, while longs think the stock has more room to rise on its own merits. As you'll see below, one of these factions has much better odds of being proven right.

    Ominous signs

    TiVo’s largest revenue stream more »

  • Is DISH Dependent on a Dovetail Deal?

    By Bob Chandler - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: DTV, DISH, TMUS

    DISH Network (NASDAQ: DISH) looks like it might be in a tough spot. After a foiled takeover attempt of Sprint and an unsuccessful bid for Clearwire, the company might need to quickly find a synergistic partner if it wants to maintain its current market price. Wall Street seems to have more than fully valued the two parts of DISH’s business, its core satellite-TV operation and its potentially valuable wireless more »

  • People Like Choosing When to Watch TV

    By Marshall Hargrave - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: DTV, DISH, TIVO

    TiVo (NASDAQ: TIVO) remains the pioneer for digital video recorders (DVRs), which allows people to record and watch TV. TiVo now boasts some $625 million in cash on its balance sheet, or $4.90 per share. Its current cash position makes up 45% of the company's market cap, and its net current asset value (current assets less total liabilities per share) is a robust $2.25.

    TiVo also recently more »

  • What Makes Comcast a Worthwhile Investment?

    By Ashit Gulati - August 12, 2013 | Tickers: CMCSA, DTV, DISH

    Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA) recently reported strong second quarter results. With consistently growing demand for broadband due to rising popularity of various internet enabled devices coupled with strong collections from "Fast & Furious 6," which propped up growth in the NBC Universal division, Comcast ended the second quarter on a high note.

    Overall, the company posted solid growth, as its revenue stood at around $16.2 billion, up 7% year-over-year, while the more »

  • Dished Unconscious Capitalism

    By Joshua Caldon - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, DISH, NFLX

    My last article, How to Profit From a Better World, extols the virtues of conscious capitalism. Conscious capitalism is a guiding belief for certain companies, like Whole Foods Market, in which these companies minimize their focus on profit maximization and instead focus on increasing value for multiple stakeholders, including employees and customers. The idea is that by maximizing value for all the company's stakeholders profits will follow and everybody more »

  • From a Sprint to a Walk?

    By Marshall Hargrave - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: T, DISH, S

    Billionaire Bill Einhorn of Greenlight capital has recognized the slowdown in Sprint Nextel's (NYSE: S) rise to fame. The stock is up over 60% during the past two years. Per his recently released 2Q investor letter, Einhorn announced that his hedge fund was exiting its long position in Sprint. At the end of 1Q, Einhorn's Greenlight owned 21.5 million shares. 

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    Worth noting, there are more »

  • Revenge Is A Dish Best Served Cold

    By Mark Yagalla - August 2, 2013 | Tickers: DTV, DISH, TMUS, USM

    Now that Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH) CEO Charlie Ergen has lost out on both Sprint and Clearwire, everyone is wondering what his next move will be. Chances are he's following the adage of “revenge is a dish best served cold,” which means that he's calculating his next move. There's also the saying that “everything happens for a reason” and that a bigger and more exciting opportunity awaits more »

  • Billionaire Glenn Dubin’s Long-Term Stock Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - July 25, 2013 | Tickers: CZZ, DISH, HTZ, SEIC

    While the primary purpose of Insider Monkey’s database of hedge funds’ 13F filings is to help us develop investing strategies (for example, we have discovered that the most popular small cap stocks among hedge funds outperform the S&P 500 by an average of 18 percentage points per year), we can also go through these filings to find a top manager’s favorite stocks in a number of areas more »

  • How Will This Acquisition Saga End?

    By Brian Nichols - July 23, 2013 | Tickers: T, DISH, LEAP, VZ

    Many on Wall Street had thought that Leap Wireless (NASDAQ: LEAP) could become the next Clearwire, and start an all-out bidding war in the quest for spectrum. However, there is now reason to believe that Leap investors could have the most to lose.

    A look back

    On July 16, I wrote an article “Should You Buy on This Opening Bid?”, in regards to AT&T’s (NYSE: T) opening bid more »

  • The Paid TV Industry Could See a Wave of Mergers

    By Sam Mattera - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: CHTR, DTV, DISH, TWC

    Despite fears of cord-cutting, paid-TV providers could make great near-term investments. The industry looks to be on the verge of a massive era of consolidation, and that could benefit shareholders.

    In particular, it’s possible that DirecTV (NASDAQ: DTV) could merge with Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH), while Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) could join up with Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR).

    The trend towards cord-cutting

    In theory, paid-TV providers could be more »

  • Is the Great TV Crunch Coming?

    By John McKenna - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: CHTR, CMCSA, DTV, DISH, TWC

    This week, the biggest players in television and communications have arrived at Sun Valley in an effort to chart out the next year in the industry. Typically, it’s a good place to boast about good earnings, as well as introduce new ways of getting hit shows into more homes, for a fee. While competition has been the driving force in this conference, one man has been publicly taking an more »

  • Is This Telecom Services Contractor Worth More Than You Think?

    By Robert Hanley - July 10, 2013 | Tickers: DTV, DISH, MBND | Editor's Choice

    Telecom services contractor Multiband (NASDAQ: MBND) agreed to sell out to privately-held Goodman Networks in May 2013 for roughly $70 million, or $3.25 per share in cash.  Goodman, an engineering services company, seems to have been attracted to Multiband’s growing engineering services unit that constructs public telecom and energy infrastructure assets on a project basis.  However, Multiband is also the #2 field services provider for DirecTV (NASDAQ: DTVmore »)

  • It’s Not Too Late to Buy These Companies

    By Shweta Dubey - July 6, 2013 | Tickers: CZZ, DISH, TMUS

    Highbridge Capital is a subsidiary of JPMorgan Asset Management. The fund started with $35 million in 1992 and it now manages $29 billion. The main investors in this fund are institutional investors, public and corporate pension funds, endowments, and high net worth individuals. The fund invests in stocks and derivatives, using strategies like arbitrage, long and short, with a short term view. Following its movement can provide an investment opportunity more »

  • After Losing Sprint Bid, What's the Next Target?

    By Mohsin Saeed - July 2, 2013 | Tickers: DISH, S, TMUS

    Dish’s (NASDAQ: DISH) attempts to acquire Clearwire and Sprint have failed. It was outbid on both occasions by Sprint and Japanese telecom giant Softbank. The company might have given up on Sprint and Clearwire, but that doesn’t mean it has given up on its telecom ambitions. There are a lot of speculations on the company’s next acquisition target. I believe that there are strong indications Dish will more »

  • Should You Buy These Massive Merger Rumors?

    By Brian Nichols - July 1, 2013 | Tickers: T, DTV, DISH

    The boutique firm Moffett Research upgraded shares of DirectTV (NASDAQ: DTV) and Dish Networks (NASDAQ: DISH) to “buy” on Thursday. The firm’s “buy” rating was not fundamental in nature, but rather based on the possibility of a merger. With that said, will this “merger” ever occur?

    A Deal in the Making?

    Moffett Research makes a compelling case for investing in the two largest satellite companies. Analyst Craig Moffet says more »

  • A Growing Entertainment Provider

    By Dan Moskowitz - July 1, 2013 | Tickers: DTV, DISH, TWC

    DirecTV (NASDAQ: DTV) is just a cable company to many people.  But in actuality, it’s the largest satellite television provider in the United States. Its 20 million subscribers far exceeds the 14.1 million subscribers for Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH). DirecTV has also consistently improved its revenue and earnings over the past three years, whereas Dish saw a decline in earnings in 2012. DirecTV is appealing for many other more »

  • Coinstar's 5 Key Drivers

    By Ishfaque Faruk - June 28, 2013 | Tickers: DISH, OUTR, VZ

    In spite of the heavy short-interest in Coinstar (NASDAQ: OUTR), the company is steadily moving forward. The bearish sentiment on the stock doesn't seem to be factoring in some of the major growth prospects. The automated retailer has a number of growth drivers in its operating segments which can drive the company's revenues heavily in the future. 

    1. Blu-Ray Rentals

    Redbox’s DVD business made up 88% of more »

  • Sprint Shareholders Finally Bless SoftBank-Sprint Merger

    By Rajesh Marwah - June 27, 2013 | Tickers: CLWR, DISH, S

    Japanese telecom giant SoftBank finally won Sprint (NYSE: S) shareholders' approval for its biggest overseas acquisition. The eight-month-long fight with regulators and DISH Network (NASDAQ: DISH) came to an end on June 25 when 98% of Sprint’s shareholders cast their vote in favor of the sweetened bid in the special meeting.

    The merging entities are now waiting for the go ahead signal from the Federal Communications Commission so that 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 »

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