Liberty Media Corp (Interactive)

  • Why This Isn't a Great Discovery

    By Marshall Hargrave - July 8, 2013 | Tickers: AMCX, DISCA, LINTA

    After covering the heavy hitters, I came across a number of smaller, under-the-radar TV networks. The first channel that comes to mind is Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA), mainly because I really want to love the stock given its great documentaries. However, the valuation appears to be too rich, trading at over 30 times earnings. 

    Discovery is a pure-play cable network company operating the the Discovery, Animal Planet and TLC channels more »

  • Will the Deen Debacle Devastate Your Stocks?

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - June 28, 2013 | Tickers: CZR, LINTA, SNI, SFD

    Everyone's former favorite Meemaw, Paula Deen, is seeing her cooking empire crumble as six of the companies she either endorses or is involved with have dropped her: Wal-Mart, Smithfield Foods (NYSE: SFD)Caesars Entertainment (NASDAQ: CZR,)  Novo Nordisk, Home Depot, and Food Network, owned by Scripps Network Interactive (NYSE: SNI).  Her admission that she used  a racial epithet decades ago in a deposition has created another flashpoint in the more »

  • Can E-tail Therapy Make Your Portfolio Happy?

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - April 10, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, LINTA, VITC

    Office politics, a speeding ticket, or significant other getting on your case are all things that can make you blue. For most of us retail therapy makes us feel better but e-tail therapy makes us feel better still according to an eBates survey.

    “Our survey confirms that shopping truly is ‘therapy’ for many people, and can help raise one’s spirits after a bad day. Online shopping makes this pick-me-up more »

  • Can E-tail Therapy Make Your Portfolio Happy?

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - April 6, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, LINTA, VITC

    Office politics, a speeding ticket, or significant other getting on your case are all things that can make you blue. For most of us retail therapy makes us feel better but e-tail therapy makes us feel better still according to an eBates survey.

    “Our survey confirms that shopping truly is ‘therapy’ for many people, and can help raise one’s spirits after a bad day. Online shopping makes this pick-me-up more »

  • Hedge Fund JANA Partners’ Top Stock Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - March 5, 2013 | Tickers: AGU, CCE, CPRT, LINTA, QEP

    We have been going through 13F filings from hedge funds and other notable investors in pursuit of profitable investment strategies and how to apply them. For example, we have found that the most popular small cap stocks among hedge funds produce an excess return of 18 percentage points per year (read more about our small cap strategy). It can also be useful to see what individual hedge fund managers’ top more »

  • Can You Invest Like John Malone?

    By Robert Hanley - January 25, 2013 | Tickers: LINTA, LMCA, SIRI, STRZA

    Like him or hate him, John Malone has built a multimedia empire by taking controlling interests in growing companies, eliminating competition through acquisitions, and taking full advantage of the federal tax code.  In the process, he has built a multibillion dollar fortune, although he has annoyed a few competitors and regulators along the way.  While investors could try to emulate his strategy, duplicating his returns would be difficult for a more »

  • Gaining Big on Mobile & Social Media

    By Shweta Dubey - January 9, 2013 | Tickers: EXPE, LINTA, TRIP

    Recently, Liberty Interactive (NASDAQ: LINTA) announced the purchase of 4.8 million shares of the web travel operator TripAdvisor (NASDAQ: TRIP). Liberty paid a huge premium of ~63% on the last trading price. Following this transaction, Liberty now owns a stake of 22% in the company along with 57% of the voting rights. Also, Barry Diller is stepping down as the chairman (although he will remain a director) of TripAdvisor more »

  • Following Billionaire John Malone's Move into TripAdvisor

    By Anh HOANG - December 24, 2012 | Tickers: FB, LINTA, TRIP

    Billionaire John Malone, who has made a lot of corporate actions and acquisitions for his companies, has just gained control of online travel research company, TripAdvisor (NASDAQ: TRIP) via Liberty Interactive (NASDAQ: LINTA). Malone bought nearly 4.8 million shares of TripAdvisor’s common stock at a price of $62.50 per share from Barry Diller and The Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation. The $300 million transaction would allow Liberty to more »

  • Following John Malone Into Liberty Global

    By Anh HOANG - December 20, 2012 | Tickers: LBTYK, LINTA, SIRI, STRZA

    There are normally two ways for a corporation to return cash to shareholders: dividend and share repurchase. The dividend is more straightforward as the corporation just paid out a portion of the cash to shareholders, the cash will be in the shareholders' accounts right away, but they will get taxed on the dividends they received.  In share repurchase, the number of shares outstanding will be reduced, so each shareholder will more »

  • Travel With Friends

    By Robert Hanley - December 19, 2012 | Tickers: EXPE, LINTA, SIRI, TRIP | Editor's Choice

    On December 11, Liberty Interactive (NASDAQ: LINTA) increased its control over its media empire with the purchase of 4.8 million shares of TripAdvisor (NASDAQ: TRIP) for $62.50 per share, a premium of 62.8% over the prevailing price.  Chairman Barry Diller and his family foundation were the sellers of the shares, which also included Mr. Diller resigning his post as chairman of the company.  Liberty already held controlling more »

  • One Mid-Cap for Your Portfolio

    By Jon Quast - November 27, 2012 | Tickers: CX, FTI, LINTA, MMP, PNR

    My personal portfolio is a little small-cap heavy right now.  So I've been doing some research to get a little more diversification.  In my article The Best of the Big Boys, I explored which of the five largest publicly traded companies offers the best investing opportunity to buy and hold investors.  In a similar fashion, I want to explore some mid-cap stocks.  Mid-cap companies are companies with a $1- more »

  • 3 Companies Betting Big on Acquisitions

    By Shweta Dubey - November 19, 2012 | Tickers: CHRW, LINTA, WLP

    With the aim of generating greater value for their shareholders, the three companies mentioned below are focusing vigorously on deals & acquisitions to boost their sales figures. These companies have performed fairly well this year & all three companies have reported good 3Q12 results. Looking at their future plans and growth potential, I expect them to continue the upside trend.

    Let’s have a look at these stocks in detail:

    C.H more »

  • Warren's Wonderful World

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - November 13, 2012 | Tickers: DVA, IBM, LINTA, STRZA

    Warren Buffett has uttered so many truisms over the years he's like the Mark Twain of business. Few humorists have come up with so many pithy and succinct witticisms.  A recurring theme is that he loves the concept of a "wonderful company."

    • "Time is the friend of the wonderful company, the enemy of the mediocre."
    • "It's far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than more »
  • Empyrean Capital Partners’ Top Stock Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - September 27, 2012 | Tickers: BYI, LINTA, LIFE, TYC, YHOO

    Los Angeles-based Empyrean was launched in 2004 by Michael Price and Amos Meron. It uses a combination of event-driven investment strategies and fundamental analysis to identify value stocks, investing across all sectors of the market. Price was formerly a partner at Goldman Sachs with a concentration on convertible bonds. He had joined Goldman in 1986. Meron is also a Goldman alum. Empyrean reported many of its equity long positions in more »

  • Hedge Fund Manager Barry Rosenstein’s Top 10 Picks Returned 15% this Year

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - April 27, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, BKS, CYT, LINTA, MPC

    Shares of bookseller Barnes and Noble (NYSE: BKS) jumped on news that activist hedge fund manager Barry Rosenstein’s Jana Partners initiated a 12% stake in the company. The news, which was announced in late April, caused Barnes and Noble’s share price to swell over 21% – clearly the market is behind the event driven fund, and with good reason.

    Though Jana Partners lost 23.4% during the 2008 financial more »

  • What if Netflix Doesn’t get Streaming Right?

    By Matthew DiLallo - March 9, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, CMCSA, CCW, LINTA, NFLX

    In the past I’ve written about four stocks that I’ve often considered but never added to my portfolio.  I’ve watched them continue to rise all while I’ve sat on the sidelines wishing I bought before the latest earnings inspired pop.  Of the four, I know the least about Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) both as a consumer and as an investor.  I’d probably rate them the least more »

  • $4 Billion Hedge Fund’s Q4 Stock Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - February 27, 2012 | Tickers: CYT, HUN, LINTA, MPC, DOW

    John Burbank founded Passport Capital in 2000 and the fund has been very successful on the average. Burbank became well known for predicting the collapse of the U.S. housing market in 2005 and returning a stunning 219% in 2007. Unfortunately Burbank didn’t do well in 2011. Passport Capital’s flagship Passport Global Fund lost 18.4%. Burbank is very bearish about 2012 and investing accordingly.

    At the end more »