Gannett Co., Inc.

  • Should You Buy Into This Publisher's Leveraged Bet?

    By Robert Hanley - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: BLC, GCI, NYT

    Consumers are increasingly getting their news and information from online channels, often at no cost, which has presented big problems for leading newpaper publishers like Gannett (NYSE: GCI) and New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT). While paywalls and all-access plans have stemmed circulation revenue declines for the companies, advertisers continue to move their advertising dollars into alternative online channels.  For its part, Gannett has offset this irreversible trend by diversifying more »

  • A Closer Look at The Washington Post's Valuation

    By Anh HOANG - August 16, 2013 | Tickers: BLC, CMCSA, GCI, WPO

    Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon.com, has just entered an agreement with The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO) to buy the newspaper publishing business, including The Washington Post newspaper, the Express newspaper and Greater Washington Publishing for around $250 million. As the newspaper publishing business has produced an increasing amount of losses, this divestment makes sense for The Washington Post, enhancing the potential value of the company more »

  • This Company Is Successfully Transforming Itself

    By ANUP SINGH - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: BLC, GCI, NYT

    Gannett (NYSE: GCI) is a diversified media and advertising conglomerate operating in three segments – publishing, digital and broadcasting. With print publishing slowly on the verge of being a thing of the past, it is imperative that Gannett displays a sense of farsightedness and quickly aligns with new business dynamics.

    Gannett seems to be moving in that direction. It posted 2Q 2013 results about a fortnight back, and they were worth more »

  • This Newspaper Company Can Still Make You Money

    By ANUP SINGH - August 12, 2013 | Tickers: GCI, ENL, NYT

    There’s an economic recovery happening, but the future of the recovery is rather uncertain. In such a scenario, advertisers are reluctant to make any upfront commitments for advertising, and the first thing that this does is make things worse for the publishing industry, which has long been impacted by declining advertising revenue. The New York Times (NYSE: NYT), a well known name in the news and publishing industry, seems more »

  • Will Bezos Transform the Newspaper Business?

    By Stephanie Faris - August 8, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, GCI, WPO

    The days of trudging out to the driveway to pick up the Sunday morning newspaper are gone for many Americans. In the Internet age, consumers are more likely to pick up their iPad or Kindle HD to read the day's headlines.

    But the news that Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) founder Jeff Bezos is personally purchasing The Washington Post (NYSE: WPO) has many wondering if that will change. Part of more »

  • This Content War Is About Costs

    By Reuben Brewer - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: CBS, GCI, TRBAA

    CBS (NYSE: CBS) and Time Warner Cable are fighting over carriage costs. Such fights are likely to get more common, showing just how valuable video content is becoming. Two other station owners are bulking up for a fight, too.

    Carriage costs

    CBS is asking Time Warner Cable to pay higher fees for the right to rebroadcast CBS-owned stations in key markets like New York City, Dallas, and Los Angeles. Although more »

  • Did Jeff Bezos Just Steal The Washington Post?

    By Bob Ciura - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: GCI, NYT, WPO

    The financial media is abuzz with the news that Jeff Bezos, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Amazon, just purchased the newspaper assets of The Washington Post (NYSE: WPO) for a cool $250 million.

    Not surprisingly, the Washington Post rallied on the news, breaching $600 per share for the first time in years. The Washington Post’s investors, including none other than Warren Buffett, are the big winners on this more »

  • What is The Washington Post Really Worth?

    By Anh HOANG - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: BLC, CMCSA, GCI, WPO

    Billionaire Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon.com, has recently excited about the newspaper business. He has just entered an agreement with The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO) to buy the newspaper publishing business, including The Washington Post newspaper, the Express newspaper and Greater Washington Publishing. Washington Post reported that the buyer is Mr. Bezos alone, not relating to Amazon.com. The purchase price comes in at around more »

  • Time for Some Reporting on The New York Times

    By Jay Wei - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: GCI, NWS, NYT

    The New York Times(NYSE: NYT) 2nd quarter earnings call just ended and during it, management reported on a range of urgent business issues, from down advertising revenue, planned digital product offerings to expansion of multimedia journalism. Still referred as the newspaper business, its operations today can not be further from just printing news on papers. Companies from The Times, News Corp. (NASDAQ: NWS) to Gannett Co. (NYSE: GCI) are more »

  • Benefiting From TV Stations' Acquisition Spree

    By Anh HOANG - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: GCI, SBGI, TRBAA

    Recently, the investment community has witnessed a lot of TV station deals. Gannett (NYSE: GCI) acquired broadcaster Belo for around $1.5 billion to double its number of TV stations. Tribune (NASDAQOTH: TRBAA) spent as much as $2.73 billion to buy Local TV Holdings to become the country’s biggest TV station owner with 42 stations across the U.S. Recently, Sinclair Broadcasting Group (NASDAQ: SBGI) joined the acquisition more »

  • One Publisher to Buy and Two to Sell

    By Phillip Woolgar - August 4, 2013 | Tickers: GCI, NWSA, ENL

    Traditional publishers are dying. I know that's no news flash, but how can an investor makes sense of it all? Essentially, print publishers are losing a considerable amount of advertising revenue because ads are now being placed online since that's where readers are going. To make matters worse, most print publishers haven't found a way to earn considerable profits on the web. 

    That means if you want more »

  • Is Digital Destroying Another Industry?

    By Marshall Hargrave - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: GCI, NYT, WPO

    Although the race to reach $1,000 is now between Google and Priceline, and up until last year included Apple, it's relatively unknown that one of the major newspaper companies reached $980 back in 2004. But with the rise of technology and digital news, how the mighty hath fallen; the stock now trades with a price tag of $530.

    The thing is, The Washington Post (NYSE: WPO) is much more »

  • Do Media Companies Get Better by Ditching Print?

    By Reuben Brewer - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: GCI, NWS, NYT, NWSA, DIS

    News Corp. (NASDAQ: NWS) recently spun off its video assets as Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ: NWSA). That continues the trend of companies divesting their struggling print businesses to focus more heavily on growing assets. Is it the right move?

    A dying business

    Newspapers, magazines, and books are all in decline because of digital media. News Corp.'s move to free its cable, television, and movie assets from its print businesses more »

  • Are These Stocks a Buy Post Earnings?

    By Brian Nichols - July 24, 2013 | Tickers: GCI, HAL, MCD, PETS

    Monday morning was quiet on the earnings front, but there were still several big-name companies to report quarterly results. In this piece, I am looking at those stocks, determining if any are good post-earning buys, and asking if any should be added to my Motley Fool CAPS.

    Nothing spectacular

    The publishing giant Gannett (NYSE: GCI) traded lower by more than 3% on Monday after missing second quarter (Q2) earnings expectations more »

  • Two Media Giants Focusing on Video

    By Reuben Brewer - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: BLC, GCI, DIS

    Disney (NYSE: DIS) is a world leader in entertainment. Like so many other companies in the space, it's shifting its business more and more toward video content. Gannett (NYSE: GCI) is making a similar shift, but has more to prove.

    More Than Content

    Disney has an enviable collection of content that was built on its world-famous Mickey Mouse and pals. Over the years that's expanded to include a more »

  • Can New York Times' New Mobile Website Bolster its Earnings?

    By Ashit Gulati - July 19, 2013 | Tickers: GCI, NYT, WPO

    The New York Times (NYSE: NYT) recently re-launched its mobile website as an initiative toward creating more responsive and engaging content across all its digital platforms.

    The restructuring is also expected to revive the declining revenues from other divisions such as print advertising. New York Times' mobile website relaunch is its first step toward developing a more robust and loyal user base in a highly competitive digital news industry.

    This more »

  • Tribune Looks Interesting With the Acquisition of TV Stations

    By Anh HOANG - July 18, 2013 | Tickers: GCI, SBGI, TRBAA

    Tribune Company (NASDAQOTH: TRBAA) has experienced a 16.2% rise since the middle of June from $53 per share to $61.60 per share at the time of writing. What might make investors excited is the company’s recent $2.73 billion acquisitions of 19 TV stations, transforming Tribune into the biggest commercial TV station owner in the U.S. At $61.60 per share, Tribune is worth around $5 more »

  • Reshaping the Media Giants

    By Reuben Brewer - July 18, 2013 | Tickers: BLC, GCI, NYT, TRBAA

    First Gannett (NYSE: GCI) did it. Now Tribune (NASDAQOTH: TRBAA) is doing it. Pretty soon, the entire media landscape will be different. That's a good thing for these former newspaper companies.

    The internet killed the newspaper star

    The New York Times (NYSE: NYT) is, perhaps, one of the most revered newspapers in the world. Using the strength of this division, the company was able to expand out into new more »

  • These New CEOs Are Doing Their Jobs Right

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - July 16, 2013 | Tickers: CPB, GCI, YHOO

    It has been a great couple of years for new CEOs at Campbell Soup (NYSE: CPB), Yahoo! (NASDAQ: YHOO), and Gannett (NYSE: GCI). Denise Morrison, Marissa Mayer, and Gracia Martore, respectively, have seen their companies' share prices appreciate.

    Denise Morrison has helped Campbell's share price move 38% this last year. Marissa Mayer has overseen the turnaround of fairly moribund Yahoo!, moving the stock up 73%, and Gannett's Gracia more »

  • How Will New York Time’s Mobile Upgrades Impact its Stock Price?

    By Ashit Gulati - July 13, 2013 | Tickers: GCI, NYT, WPO

    The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT)  recently redesigned and developed its mobile website and re-launched it altogether as an initiative towards creating responsive and more engaging content across all of  its digital platforms.

    The restructuring is also expected to revive the declining revenues from other divisions such as print advertising division. New York Times mobile relaunch is its first step towards developing a robust and a more loyal user more »

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