Meredith Corp

  • Meredith Quietly Purchased and Eliminated the Competition

    By Amanda McFadden - July 2, 2013 | Tickers: MDP

    For many years, there have been two major national magazines directed at the parental audience, Parents and Parenting. They have very similar names, but are distinctly two different brandings. This is all about to change.

    In May, Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP), the parent company (no pun intended) for Parents, purchased Parenting and Babytalk from Sweden-based Bonnier Corporation. The details of the acquisition were outlined in a May 14, 2013 more »

  • Second Quarter Update – My Perfect Dividend Portfolio

    By Karin Hernandez - July 2, 2013 | Tickers: CBRL, LMT, MDP, SXL

    So it’s time for the second quarter update for my Perfect Dividend Portfolio, which I began to put together back in December and completed in April. I must take a moment to brag a bit; my portfolio is doing exactly what I wanted, and I am totally happy.

    In this article, I'll talk about how my three favorite companies are doing: Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Meredith Publishing more »

  • The 4% Withdrawal Rule Versus Required Minimum Distributions, Part One

    By Karin Hernandez - June 12, 2013 | Tickers: CBRL, LMT, MDP

    There’s been plenty of discussion over the years about the best amount to withdraw from a retirement account. It’s a tricky calculation, especially if your retirement account is fairly modest. You want to make sure your money lasts as long as you do, but you also don’t want to live more frugally than necessary.

    The consequences of getting the calculation wrong can be quite dire. Take too more »

  • 3 Consumer Cylical Companies With Juicy Dividend Yields

    By Anh HOANG - June 10, 2013 | Tickers: MDP, RGC, SON

    In a previous article, I pointed out three stocks in the consumer-cyclical sector: Darden Restaurants, Hasbro and Gannett. Those three stocks satisfy several important but simple investment characteristics for long-term income investors: 1.) uninterrupted dividends for the past 10 years; 2.) dividend yield is higher than 3%; 3.) EBITDA multiple is less than 10.

    In this article, three more stocks with similar characteristics will be discussed. They are Sonoco Products more »

  • My Perfect Divided Portfolio - Summary and Update

    By Karin Hernandez - March 15, 2013 | Tickers: ABT, ABBV, EPD, LMT, MDP, PRE, SXL, WMB

    In December, I started building what I call my Perfect Dividend Portfolio – one company at a time, and analyzing each company using a rating system I developed myself.

    I review the stocks on seven different criteria; I feel that my selection covers the company’s past dividend-paying history, its potential future earnings growth, and the valuation of the company.

    The company must be yielding at least 3.0% annually, it more »

  • Another Positive Spin at Time Warner

    By Mark Holder - March 15, 2013 | Tickers: AOL, MDP, TWX, TWC

    After successful splits of Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) and AOL (NYSE: AOL) in 2009, Time Warner (NYSE: TWX) is attempting another spin-off. This time the company hopes to separate the struggling magazine producer, Time, Inc. Will this spin be as successful?

    Time Warner is a global leader in media and entertainment with businesses in television networks, film and TV entertainment and publishing. Time, Inc. is a leading magazine producer more »

  • Moving to Digital

    By Reuben Brewer - March 1, 2013 | Tickers: GE, MDP, TWX

    Time Warner (NYSE: TWX) is rumored to be continuing its move away from older forms of media with the potential sale of most of its magazine division to Meredith (NYSE: MDP). If a deal does take place, Time Warner will be continuing its move toward the digital world. Is this the right path?

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

    By Jacob Wolinsky - February 22, 2013 | Tickers: MEG, MDP, TWX was started in January 2010, with a focus on value investing and value investors. As the site has grown, the scope has expanded. ValueWalk is now a news site with a team of global reporters covering all breaking financial news with an emphasis on value investing, hedge funds, large asset managers, Tech news, Business news.  The site contains archives of famous investors, and many investor resource pages.

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  • Time Warner Learns That Less is More

    By Leo Sun - February 15, 2013 | Tickers: MDP, TWX, NWSA, DIS | Editor's Choice

    Time Warner (NYSE: TWX), the world’s largest media conglomerate, is a classic example that tells us that sometimes in business, less is more. The company, formed from the merger between media titans Time and Warner, has grown as it shed excess business segments that weighed on its bottom line. Since the merger, Time Warner has spun off Time Warner Cable and AOL as separate companies. It also sold its more »

  • Building My Dividend Portfolio: Meredith Corporation

    By Karin Hernandez - January 9, 2013 | Tickers: MSO, MHFI, MDP

    This is part four of a ten-part series, which I will be publishing every week until the entire portfolio has been introduced. You can see Part One here, where I discussed my first addition, Abbott Laboratories, Part Two here, where I discussed PartnerRe Limited, Part Three here, where I discussed Enterprise Products Partners, and Part Four here, where I discussed Cracker Barrel Old Country Store.

    I have been analyzing dividend more »

  • It's Not a Good Thing

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - November 13, 2012 | Tickers: JCP, M, MSO, MDP, SNI

    Martha Stewart, the food and decor icon, always ended her eponymous shows with the tagline, "It's a good thing" but her company, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. (NYSE: MSO) is not the good thing it may have been in the past. From its highs in the mid-$30's to its recent 52 week low $2.74 the stock has been pulverized just like the spices Martha grinds with more »

  • 5 Tempting Dividend Stocks to Stay Away From

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - November 6, 2012 | Tickers: KRO, MDP, PBI, SWY, RGR

    We have identified five dividend-paying stocks that have a short interest of around 20% or more. Sometimes short interest in stocks is overdone and short covering provides for a stock price pop, however we do not that is the case for the five stocks we have listed below. All five companies pay a dividend that yields over 4%, expect one, which will likely catch the attention of a number of more »

  • 7 Underrated Stocks for Your Dividend Growth Portfolio

    By Karin Hernandez - September 25, 2012 | Tickers: COP, ENB, JCI, MDP, UTX

    Note: This article originally made an erroneous reference to ConocoPhillips current stock price. That error has been corrected.

    With a lot of investor focus shifting to income reliance as well as growth potential, dividend-paying stocks have been getting a far greater share of attention lately than they used to. Offering a measure of safety along with

    In order to make it through my initial screening, these stocks must have an more »

  • High Dividend Magic Formula Stocks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - March 1, 2012 | Tickers: LMT, LO, MDP, NOC, RTN

    Joel Greenblatt is best known for his Magic Formula Investing, a quantitative strategy for picking stocks. With a fancy name, the formula mainly picks “cheap and good companies” with a high earnings yield and a high return on capital. In 2009, Greenblatt launched an online money management firm called Formula Investing. As its name indicates, the company follows the Magic Formula, employing a stock-screening system and a disciplined approach to more »

  • The Best Yielding Dividend Contenders With Buy Or Better Rating

    By DividendYields - January 11, 2012 | Tickers: AROW, ARTNA, AVP, BPL, EPD, NRGY, MDP, NHI, NNN, NVS, PAA, SCG, TSH, UBA, WPC

    Dividend growth is a wonderful instrument to push down your purchase costs and to increase your initial yield on your investment amount. The higher the growth, the faster your investment pays off.

    If we look at dividend growth stocks, we have several investment classes to consider. Dividend Champions are stocks that raised dividends for more than 25 years. Subsequently, there are Dividend Contenders with 10-24 years of consecutive dividend increases more »

  • Meredith: Crowdsourced Ladies' Home Journal, No Longer Your Mother's Magazine

    By Jane Genova - January 9, 2012 | Tickers: AOL, MDP

    Meredith (NYSE: MDP) is high profile in women's magazines.  But likely it will be its innovation in marketing that will keep the stock humming.  Recently it was at 31.54, with a 52-week range of 21.10 to 36.38.

    The latest example of that pioneering approach is: Meredith is bringing "crowdsourcing" to its establishment publication Ladies' Home Journal. That starts in March, reports Ad Age.  Many of LHJ more »