Media General, Inc.

  • Will Buffett And Munger's Media Investments Make You Rich?

    By Ryan Palmer - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: DJCO, MEG, WPO

    Warren Buffett has always loved newsprint. One of his most famous, and successful investments, was in The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO). Many people are aware of Jeff Bezos's decision to purchase the company's flagship newspaper for $250 million.

    A lesser known story is the success Buffett's investment in the paper's former parent company. The Oracle of Omaha has seen the value of his investment in more »

  • Traditional Publishing Sector Demands Solutions

    By Vanina Egea - June 24, 2013 | Tickers: GCI, MEG, NWSA

    Gannett (NYSE: GCI) has taken measures to reduce its exposure to the declining newspaper publishing industry. The publisher agreed to buy Belo, a broadcasting company that owns 20 television stations and two regional cable news channels, for about $1.5 billion. This move comes during a time when traditional media, especially the publishing sub-sector, is experiencing tough times amid a consumption slowdown.

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    The deal will position Gannett more »

  • Why Should You Invest In This Media Company Like Warren Buffett?

    By Mike Thiessen - June 19, 2013 | Tickers: BRK-B, MEG, WPO, TRBAA

    Media General (NYSE: MEG) has inked a formal merger agreement with privately owned New Young Broadcasting. While this deal is not particularly large and does not offer an immediate arbitrage premium, it has some interesting characteristics that should encourage investors to take a closer look. 

    For starters, Media General has been a favorite of Warren Buffett for some time. The renowned investor's gamble on the rapidly consolidating local broadcast more »

  • Time Warner-Meredith Deal: Another Brick in the Wall

    By Jacob Wolinsky - February 22, 2013 | Tickers: MEG, MDP, TWX

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  • 3 Risk Factors Identified by Successful Short Sellers

    By Kyle Mowery - January 9, 2013 | Tickers: CSCO, DEXO, FB, GCI, GMCR, LVLT, MEG, NCR, CRM, SPMD, NYT, JOE, ZNGA

    To generate investing profits regardless of market direction, investors must be able to short effectively. Shorting successfully is challenging for many reasons. The best short sellers identify profitable short candidates by delineating one or more of three main risk factors: (1) Balance Sheet Risk (2) Valuation Risk and (3) Earnings Risk.

     Balance Sheet Risk

    Balance sheet risk can manifest itself in two ways. (1) A company’s assets could be more »

  • Analyzing Warren Buffett's New Buys

    By Gayatri Sharma - December 10, 2012 | Tickers: DE, MEG, PCP, WBC

    Warren Buffett is well known for his value buys. He buys companies which are trading at valuations significantly lower than their intrinsic values and holds them for long term. I scanned Berkshire Hathaway’s latest 13F filing for the stocks where Buffett recently initiated new positions. There were four new names in the list Media General (NYSE: MEG), Deere and Company (NYSE: DE), Wabco (NYSE: WBC) and Precision Castparts (NYSE: PCPmore »)

  • A Change in Gear from Newspapers to TV

    By Shweta Dubey - November 20, 2012 | Tickers: BRK-A, MEG, WPO

    The investing giant Warren Buffett is again creating a buzz in the market with his interest in the newspaper industry. In May 2012, when his conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway purchased all 63 newspapers except Tampa Tribune from Media General, it had raised some doubts if Buffett had made the right decision. A subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, the BH Media Group purchased all newspapers of the Media General group for $142 million more »

  • A No-Brainer Investment

    By Anh HOANG - November 7, 2012 | Tickers: BRK-A, DVA, MEG, PSX, WFC

    Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A) is one of the most admired corporations in the world. Two of the most legendary investors in the world, Warren Buffet and Charlie Munger, have managed to create long term value for their shareholders. For over 40 years, shareholders have enjoyed the annual compounded return of around 20%.

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    Recently, the company just announced its Q3 earnings results. Its third quarter revenue was $41 billion, 22.8 more »

  • There are Reasons Warren Buffett Buys Community Papers and not The New York Times

    By Jonathan Yates - August 3, 2012 | Tickers: DMD, GCI, MEG, NYT, WPO

    Always a great paper, The New York Times (NYSE: NYT) has been a lousy investment.  The publisher of both The New York Times and The Boston Globe, The New York Times, at around $7.80 a share, is well below the $21 mark it traded at in 2008 before the onslaught of The Great Recession.  For the early 2000s, The Great Recession was around $50 a share.

    Always a great more »

  • Warren Buffett Plays the Float with Blue Chip Stamps and Private Jets...and Wins!

    By Jonathan Yates - June 22, 2012 | Tickers: BRK-B, BRK-A, BBD.B, MEG

    There would not seem to be that much in common between licking Blue Chip Stamps and leasing private jets, but both have been investments that Warren Buffett has made for the portfolio of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) that have resulted in him becoming one of the world's wealthiest men while greatly enriching the shareholders of the company.  Understanding the appeal of each greatly explains the recent buy of 63 more »

  • Frontrunning The Buffett

    By Glen Bradford - June 6, 2012 | Tickers: GCI, LEE, MEG, MNI

    Finally! Lee Enterprises (NYSE: LEE) has someone on their side of size! I just woke up to a text from my friend, "Front running Buffett .... Not bad."

    Warren Buffett has found the space that I've been screaming about. I tried to call him a month ago but his secretary blocked me, as she has before a few years ago the last time I tried to call in about Conseco more »

  • Warren Buffett Taking on Facebook

    By Jonathan Yates - June 4, 2012 | Tickers: BRK-A, FB, MEG

    As if Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) needs any more problems, competition in a critical area much needed for billions in advertising and marketing revenue will be coming from Warren Buffett.

    Facebook, like so many other social media ventures, needs mobile marketing revenues to prosper. Buffett, who just bought 63 newspapers from Media General (NYSE: MEG) for the holdings of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A), will be maximizing the digital editions of the more »

  • Sulzberger 1, Buffett 0

    By Jane Genova - May 30, 2012 | Tickers: AOL, BRK-A, MEG, NYT, WPO

    The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT) is beating the heavy odds against the survival of a media company in which a core business is newspapers.  For 1Q 2012, reports its publisher Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., its diluted EPS from continuing operations was $.09 versus $ .02 the same period a year earlier.  Its paywall is working, with paid subscriptions, as of March, at 472,000.  A sign of its renewed confidence more »

  • And So It Begins

    By Glen Bradford - December 6, 2011 | Tickers: ANF, AMZN, APOL, AN, AZO, BBBY, MEG

    I am presently deciding to undertake the task of pricing the S&P500 every quarter. This is round 1, batch one. The goal is to do all 500 S&P500 companies once per quarter.