Liberty Media Corp.

  • Poor Earnings and Stagnant Growth Are Fueling Cable Merger Talks

    By Mike Thiessen - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: CHTR, LMCA, TWC

    The U.S. pay-TV space is once again abuzz with speculation about the potential for blockbuster mergers and takeovers that could reshape the industry. The latest catalysts for these rumors come in the form of lackluster earnings reports from a slew of big-name cable companies. After years of growth, it appears that the U.S. public's appetite for cable and satellite television services has plateaued. As new media companies more »

  • 3 Broadcasting Giants Worth Watching

    By Madhukar Dubey - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: CBS, CHTR, TV, LMCA, SIRI

    According to MarketLine, the worldwide broadcasting and cable TV industry is expected to reach around $475 billion in 2015, showing growth of 27% annually. Out of this total market, TV advertisement contributes around 44%. Three broadcasting and TV companies are focusing on growth through production of new and existing hit series, joint ventures, and building a portfolio of growing businesses. Will their plans provide any exciting investment opportunities?

    Standing tall more »

  • Making Money From John Malone's Lunch

    By Dana Blankenhorn - July 1, 2013 | Tickers: CHTR, LBTYB, LMCA, TWC

    When a lion takes down a gazelle, other animals also get a meal.

    What's true in nature is also true in business. Small investors are always looking to profit from the maneuvers of large players.

    In the area of broadband, the big player today is John Malone. The 72-year old Colorado entrepreneur has two vehicles for investors. Liberty Media (NASDAQ: LMCA) controls American assets, and has a market cap more »

  • Buy Tiger Global’s Top Holdings

    By Shweta Dubey - June 26, 2013 | Tickers: CHTR, GRPN, LMCA, MA, SIRI

    Tiger Management invests in technology, telecommunication, and media sectors, mainly focusing on United States, Latin America, Southeast Asia, and Eastern Europe companies. For private equity investment, it specializes in investing in early stage companies. This hedge fund had $6.44 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2013.

    As per the recent 13F filing with the SEC, Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN), Mastercard (NYSE: MA), and Liberty Media (NASDAQ: LMCAmore »)

  • A Quick Look at Berkshire Hathaway’s Big Buys in 1Q13

    By Aubrey Tabuga - June 25, 2013 | Tickers: CBI, LMCA, SIRI, VRSN, WFC

    Trade decisions of huge fund managers such as Berkshire Hathaway always make heads turn. I am turning mine today to the recent moves of this giant firm based on its first quarter 13F filing. The biggest buys include Liberty Capital (NASDAQ: LMCA), Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC), Chicago Bridge & Iron (NYSE: CBI), and VeriSign (NASDAQ: VRSN). In spite of the significant lag between the filing date and the period concerned, such more »

  • This Cable Business Seems to Be a Good Buy

    By Anh HOANG - June 17, 2013 | Tickers: CHTR, LMCA, TWC

    Recently, Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) experienced a huge gain of nearly 8% in a single day after an acquisition rumor. According to CNBC, CEO Greg Maffei of Liberty Media (NASDAQ: LMCA) has approached CEO Glen Britt of Time Warner Cable to discuss about the potential merger with Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR). Following the buyout rumor, Charter Communications also rose nearly 5% to $116.60 per share.

    Consistent growth but more »

  • Tiger Global Management’s Top New Equity Buys

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - June 4, 2013 | Tickers: CRI, CFX, DG, LMCA, NFLX

    There is no shortage of news surrounding Chase Coleman and Feroz Dewan’s rapid rise to wealth and success as co-portfolio managers of one of the world’s largest hedge funds. By surrounding themselves with talent, Tiger Global Management has an AUM that has stretched into the billions of dollars. We have taken a close look at the fund’s most recent 13F filing for the first quarter of 2013 more »

  • Investing Opportunity in 3 Profit Making Companies

    By Madhukar Dubey - May 29, 2013 | Tickers: ABBV, ACT, CHTR, LMCA, SIRI

    Charles Schwab Investment Management is one of the largest asset management companies, having assets worth $217 billion under management as on March 31, 2013. The company recently attained major positions in Liberty Media (NASDAQ: LMCA), Actavis (NYSE: ACT), and AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV). These companies have gained attraction due to their excellent performance in the first quarter of 2013 by making acquisitions, profitable business segments, and rise in product sales.

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  • Hedge Fund Gruss Asset Management’s 5 Largest Equity Holdings: A Q1 Recap

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - May 23, 2013 | Tickers: BP, CBS, FMCN.DL, GD, LMCA

    Gruss Asset Management is a financial investment advisory firm headquartered in New York with an estimated $2.4 billion of assets under management. It is managed by Howard Guberman. The fund recently filed its 13F with the SEC, describing some of its main investments during 2013’s first quarter. A quick look at the top five equity positions of this new hedge fund might be a good starting point for more »

  • This Media Company has a Lot of Potential

    By Anh HOANG - May 16, 2013 | Tickers: CHTR, LMCA, SIRI

    In the first quarter of 2013, two famous investors, Mario Gabelli and Tom Gayner, initiated long positions in Liberty Media (NASDAQ: LMCA). While Tom Gayner bought only 42,000 shares in the company, Mario Gabelli purchased more than 850,000 shares in the first quarter. Let’s take a closer look to determine whether or not investors should own Liberty Media at its current trading price.

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  • Fergie Is Leaving United - Time to Buy?

    By Ash Anderson - May 14, 2013 | Tickers: LMCA, MSG, MANU

    Sir Alex Ferguson has been at the helm of one of the world’s most well-known sports teams for 26 years. In that time, Ferguson and Manchester United (NYSE: MANU) won thirteen premier league titles, five FA Cups, and two UEFA Champions League titles, and that’s just naming the top tier titles.

    The legendary manager announced his retirement from the game last week, and that may not play well more »

  • How Automakers Are Influencing the Future of Sirius XM

    By Daniel Murray - April 22, 2013 | Tickers: F, GM, LMCA, P, SIRI

    In recent years, satellite radio company Sirius XM (NASDAQ: SIRI) has enjoyed substantial share price growth. With a two-year growth of 75% and a 12 month growth of 39%, the company would seem to be an attractive buy to many. Additionally, a P/E ratio of 6.1 relative to the industry average of 7.3 indicates investors will pay relatively less for each dollar of earnings. Yet, as with more »

  • Don't Overlook This Cheap Stock

    By Madhukar Dubey - April 19, 2013 | Tickers: LMCA, P, SIRI

    The recently released data for U.S. auto sales has led investors to pay attention to various other sectors associated with it. March 2013 sales of 1.47 million units brought the total quarterly sales figure to 3.7 million units, leading to a 7% growth as compared to last year.

    This indicates some optimism for radio service provider, Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI). The growth of this company is more »

  • This Media Mogul Is Buying A Portion Of A Cable Company

    By Mike Thiessen - April 18, 2013 | Tickers: CHTR, LMCA, SIRI

    The first quarter of 2013 has seen a great deal of activity from Liberty Media Corporation (NASDAQ: LMCA). In January, the company gained a controlling interest in Sirius XM Radio, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) and increased its holdings in Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. to 27 percent. During that same month, Liberty Media Corporation spun off Starz Entertainment, primarily known for its premium movie channels, into its own subsidiary. In March came more »

  • Media Mogul Buying Portion Of Cable Company

    By Mike Thiessen - April 16, 2013 | Tickers: CHTR, LMCA, SIRI

    The first quarter of 2013 has seen a great deal of activity from Liberty Media Corporation (NASDAQ: LMCA). In January, the company gained a controlling interest in Sirius XM Radio, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) and increased its holdings in Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV - NYSE) to 27 percent. During that same month, Liberty Media Corporation spun off Starz Entertainment, primarily known for its premium movie channels, into its own subsidiary. In more »

  • Don't Overlook This Cheap Stock

    By Madhukar Dubey - April 16, 2013 | Tickers: LMCA, P, SIRI

    The recently released data for the US auto sales caught the investor's attention over various sectors associated with it. March 2013 sales of 1.47 million units bring the total quarterly sales figure to 3.7 million units, leading to a 7% growth as compared to last year. This indicates some positivity for radio service provider, SIRIUS XM Radio Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI). The growth of this company is closely more »

  • The (Ma)lone Ranger Strikes Again

    By Robert Hanley - March 26, 2013 | Tickers: CHTR, LMCA, SIRI

    John Malone’s Liberty Media (NASDAQ: LMCA) empire has been doing deals at a feverish pace lately, with a recent spinoff of its Starz programming network and the acquisition of a majority stake in Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI). In its latest deal, the company’s founder returned to his roots with a $2.6 billion purchase of a major stake in regional cable provider Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR). So more »

  • Is Liberty Media Eyeing Full Control of Charter?

    By Shas Dey - March 24, 2013 | Tickers: CHTR, LMCA, VIA

    Trading in Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR) shares was halted last Monday when the stock experienced an upward move of more than 8% on news of a possible purchase by John Malone’s Liberty Media (NASDAQ: LMCA). A formal announcement came the next day stating that Liberty Media will invest approximately $2.617 billion in Charter for a 27.3% stake.

    Liberty Media will buy approximately 26.9 million shares at more »

  • New Stock Purchases in Tom Gayner’s $2.4 Billion Fund

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - March 19, 2013 | Tickers: AHGP, ACI, BG, LMCA, RFP, STRZA

    Markel Gayner Asset Management is the investment division subsidiary of Markel Corp. and is headed up by Tom Gayner, who also spends his time as the CIO of Markel. The fund is directed by the SEC to release its holdings every quarter in a document known as a 13F filing. We look forward to the release of these filings, as we use them to create proprietary, retail-friendly strategies that have more »

  • Mega-Investor Murray Stahl’s Top Picks for 2013

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - March 5, 2013 | Tickers: AN, BAM, HHC, JAH, LMCA

    At Insider Monkey, we track 450 of the world's most elite hedge funds. By focusing on their best investments, we've developed strategies that have generated market-beating returns, historically speaking. For more than a decade, our small-cap strategy beat the market by 18% in our back tests, and since sharing these picks with the public six months ago, it has outpaced the S&P 500 by more than 20 more »

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