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  • Value Investor Karen Finerman's Latest Stock Picks

    By John Macris - July 8, 2013 | Tickers: LYV, TKR, WLP

    Readers may recognize value investor Karen Finerman from her frequent appearances on CNBC’s Fast Money. Outside of her television appearances, Finerman is the CEO and co-founder of Metropolitan Capital Advisors, a New York-based hedge fund established in 1992.

    The 48-year old Finerman recently authored a book titled Finerman’s Rules: Secrets I’d Only Tell My Daughters About Business and Life. The new release offers insights on a variety more »

  • How To Invest In The Newly Growing Music Industry

    By Daniel Cawrey - May 10, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, LYV, P

    The music industry has had a dismal decade. When you look at the following chart, you begin to realize that the best days to be in the music business might have been in the 1990s. 

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    With the sale of Warner Music Group in 2011, there hasn't been a stock you could buy to give you financial access to the major music labels. Most people would not have bet long more »

  • Will This Concert Promoter Finally Become Profitable?

    By Matthew Frankel - February 12, 2013 | Tickers: GRPN, LMCA, LYV

    Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s largest promoter of live concerts in the world, and is the result of the 2010 merger of Live Nation and Ticketmaster.  Although revenues have been consistently increasing, Live Nation has not had a profitable year since 2004, and as a result, the stock hasn’t done too much.  Quite frankly, with eight consecutive years in the red, shareholders should be happy more »

  • This Billion-Dollar Hedge Fund’s Most Promising Stock Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - January 18, 2013 | Tickers: AGO, HOS, LYV, OUTR, POL

    Hedge funds capture a significant fraction of their alpha from small-cap stocks, primarily because the information surrounding this space is less efficient. At Insider Monkey, we've empirically tested this phenomenon, and according to our analysis, hedge funds’ top small-cap picks generate an alpha of about 120 basis points per month.

    We started publishing a quarterly newsletter at the end of August, and since then, until the end of December more »

  • Three Reasons This Entertainment Leader Is Severely Undervalued

    By Delian Naydenov - December 26, 2012 | Tickers: AMZN, LYV, MSG, PCLN

    Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) appears undervalued based on its current price to sales multiple, its solid investor base, and its competitive position. When compared to other entertainment companies, Live Nation has a lower valuation based on such measures as price to sales and operating income while it is also able to grow some of its most important segments. Further, Live Nation has a solid investor base that includes more »

  • Hulu Wrestled this One Away from Netflix

    By Chad Henage - October 2, 2012 | Tickers: LYV, NFLX, DIS, WWE

    All I can say is, Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) you certainly had your chance. A recent announcement by WWE (NYSE: WWE) confirmed that the entertainment company signed an agreement with Hulu Plus. WWE will provide all of its content in an exclusive multi-year pact to Hulu Plus subscribers. I originally found out about this from an article in The Chicago Tribune, and was honestly shocked that Hulu won this business. Netflix already has licensed multiple character specific series from WWE, and it seemed like licensing their weekly shows would be a natural continuation of their relationship. If Netflix made this happen, it would've solved one of the major knocks on the service which is not having current content. However, Hulu now becomes the destination for the millions of WWE fans that don't either have the time, or the permission from their families to sit through the company's multiple hours of shows each week.

  • Don't Open Pandora's Box

    By Jonathan Lim - August 31, 2012 | Tickers: CCMO.PK, CCO, FB, LYV, P

    Single-letter ticker symbols used to mean something. Companies that possessed them were bulwarks of the economy, including household names such as Sears during its heyday, and they were associated with a certain level of stability and reliability. But now more than ever, you can’t judge a stock by its ticker symbol. Pandora (NYSE: P) is one such case, having taken investors on a roller coaster ride since its initial more »

  • Buy Liberty Media Instead of Sirius

    By Chad Henage - August 28, 2012 | Tickers: LYV, P, SIRI, STRZA

    I've read several articles related to Liberty Media (NASDAQ: STRZA) and their recent filing attempting to take control of Sirius XM (NASDAQ: SIRI). What primarily interested me when I read about this, was the fact that investors sometimes are so enamored with the faster growing company being taken over, that they forget to look at the potential value in the acquirer. This situation appears to be one that Peter Lynch would have favored. It seems investors could buy Liberty Media with their businesses and investments and get the growth of Sirius at a cheaper price.

  • Maybe this 6% Yield is Sustainable After All?

    By Chad Henage - August 14, 2012 | Tickers: DWA, LYV, NFLX, DIS, WWE

    I've written before about a long time hobby of mine, and that is watching professional wrestling. The only company worth mentioning in this space is WWE (NYSE: WWE). Since the company took over WCW years ago, while there are are other wrestling promotions no one really is in the same league. The company lost some investors when they had to cut their dividend, and I've even recently questioned whether the lower dividend was sustainable. After looking at the company's most recent earnings report, I'm actually shocked to say this 6% yield could be sustainable after all.

  • WWE Earnings - Behind The Headlines

    By Chad Henage - May 11, 2012 | Tickers: LYV, WWE

    Depending on what you believe, World Wrestling Entertainment (NYSE: WWE) is either staged entertainment or staged foolishness. Most people have strong opinions about professional wrestling, I personally have been a fan for years. I've written before that I'm worried about WWE's dividend, that concern still stands. However, I've also followed WWE as both a fan and at times a stockholder. While Wrestlemania 28 is behind us, there have been some developments since that I believe could change how WWE does going forward. Let's look at both this last quarter and also see what WWE's future holds.

  • Live Nation Results Not So Lively

    By Eric Volkman - February 27, 2012 | Tickers: EBAY, LYV, DIS | Editor's Choice

    Every business wants to get in the position Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) occupies. The company is the world’s largest concert ticket slinger, far outpacing its rivals. It’s vertically integrated too, owning or operating many of the venues it hosts concerts in and boasting complementary units like an in-house artist management company.

    So it really should be more successful than it is. The company just reported 4Q and more »