Scripps Networks Interactive

  • 3 TV Stocks to Watch Closely

    By Victor Selva - August 6, 2013 | Tickers: CBS, DISCA, SNI

    In show business everybody wants to be under the spotlight, not just actors. As higher ratings means higher revenues, media companies compete hard to outperform their peers. Entertainment firms like Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA), Scripps (NYSE: SNI) and CBS (NYSE: CBS) certainly know a thing or two about delivering highly sought-after TV content, yet face different prospects and growth opportunities. Let’s take a closer look at them and see more »

  • The Media business: new players, new strategies

    By Vanina Egea - July 26, 2013 | Tickers: TV, SNI, SIRI

    As previously commented by a fellow tree, the entertainment business has turned decadent. But, I know there remains a stock with potential for growth. For example, SiriusXM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) grows through its subscription-based model, Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI) found a profitable niche, and Grupo Televisa (NYSE: TV) is entering new markets. But, which one is worth investing on?

    Riding on favorable winds

    The product of a merger, SiriusXM more »

  • Get Out of Newspapers

    By Dana Blankenhorn - July 23, 2013 | Tickers: NWS, SNI, SSP, TRBAA, FOX

    I grew up on newspapers. I entered journalism to work on newspapers. I even worked on one for a brief time in 1981.

    It's closed now.

    For many years, however, newspapers were a fine investment. They threw off cash, and some offered yield. Knowing there was a sell-by date on these investments, major newspaper chains milked this cash cow and went into other businesses with the cash.

    Now the more »

  • Four Intriguing Media Companies

    By Damon Churchwell - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: AMCX, DISCA, SNI, SBGI

    Numerous media companies are scheduled to release June-quarter earnings in late July and early August. These are stocks that have soared, in many instances, since the beginning of 2013. When reviewing the earnings, take a look at advertising sales trends, as well as the viewership ratings of owned networks or station groups.

    CBS gave investors an early indication of how ad demand may have been, and what will be reported more »

  • Has This Network Jumped the Shark?

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - July 18, 2013 | Tickers: AMCX, DISCA, SNI

    The term "jumping the shark" started when the successful Happy Days show, after years of every possible plot point, decided to show the "Fonz" waterskiing and literally jumping over a shark. The show went south rapidly.

    Here Comes Amish Sharks!

    I fear Discovery Channel (NASDAQ: DISCA) is perilously close to jumping the shark despite how much we all love its Shark Week returning August 4 with all things shark. Relying more »

  • How Paula Deen's Mishap May Impact the Market

    By Stephanie Faris - July 2, 2013 | Tickers: NVO, SNI, SFD

    However you feel about celebrity chef Paula Deen, it's hard to ignore the impact one person has on the business world. As major brands lined up to pull the plug on deals with Deen, many consumers wondered if it's already too late. Brands like Wal-Mart and Walgreen, which merely carried the chef's products, will likely be unfazed, but what about those brands that had closer associations?

    In more »

  • Traditional Media Still Offers Upside

    By Damian Illia - July 1, 2013 | Tickers: DISCA, SNI, SIRI

    Although some might believe that traditional media is slowly dying, content creators have still got long pathways for growth ahead of them, especially those who are also exploring new platforms. Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI), Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA) and Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) are three companies that fulfill these requirements and thus, offer compelling long-term investment prospects. Let’s take a closer look at them.

    Living the good 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 »

  • Rediscover this Leader in Nonfiction Media Content

    By Mark Lin - June 11, 2013 | Tickers: DISCA, SNI, VIA

    If you are a nature or animal lover, it is likely that you have watched programs produced by Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA), the global leader in nonfiction media content with brands such as Discovery Channel and Animal Planet. Unlike television dramas and movies, whose popularity depend on a host of unknown factors, Discovery Communications’ programs have far more stable viewership ratings and customer loyalty for its brands. However, Discovery Communications more »

  • The Perfect Stock for a Bull Market

    By Ted Cooper - May 16, 2013 | Tickers: DWA, SNI, DIS

    The run-up in the stock market has eliminated nearly all great bargains, but many stocks remain sanely-priced and could easily reach insane prices, should the bull market continue. Disney (NYSE: DIS) is one such company. Although it has run up to over $65 per share after starting the year at $50, the stock still trades at a decent price for investors looking to get fully invested in this bull market more »

  • These Stocks Still Entertain Investors

    By Austin Higgins - May 13, 2013 | Tickers: DISCA, SNI, VIA

    The entertainment industry is a fickle one. Yesterday’s star is sometimes today’s loser. This can be true with entertainment stocks, as well. Three entertainment companies posted earnings the first week of May. This is what investors need to know about their earnings and what is to come. 

    Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI) operates a number of popular television channels including the Food Network, Home and Garden Television, and more »

  • Viacom’s Next Growth Drivers?

    By Damon Churchwell - February 26, 2013 | Tickers: DISCA, SNI, VIAB

    Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB) has nearly always had catalysts in the works, be it in the cable television or film arena, which surpassed expectations and gave a jumpstart to its profitability. Namely, MTV’s Jersey Shore and the numerous Paramount / DreamWorks Animation collaborations, such as the Transformers films, have provided support to earnings. Last year ended on a soft note as Nickelodeon continued an ongoing slump and film receipts were unimpressive more »

  • An Attractive Investment in an Overheated Market

    By Ted Cooper - February 16, 2013 | Tickers: DISCA, DWA, SNI, DIS, YHOO

    Yahoo! recently interviewed a 16-year old actress-turned-day trader who apparently had a pretty good year in 2012. Among other nuggets, she advised viewers to buy what they like and sell what they don't like.

    That a 16-year-old day trader is giving out "investing" advice should come as welcome news to permabulls -- it is a clear sign that we are in the early stages of a stock market bubble. Imagine more »

  • Why You Should Watch these Cable Broadcasters

    By Damon Churchwell - January 31, 2013 | Tickers: DISCA, SNI, STRZA, VIAB

    A migration of broadcast TV viewers to cable has helped certain companies enjoy solid earnings growth and stock price appreciation. The winners in this race will continue to be not only those networks owners that generate increased advertising demand through ratings increases, but the ones expanding their audiences by way of greater distribution and those that command higher affiliate fees.

    Something Old and Something New

    On that note, we have more »

  • Bringing Home The Bacon

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - December 17, 2012 | Tickers: DISCA, SNI, VIA, DIS

    Mmmm, bacon!! Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA) is bringing "United States of Bacon" to your home, a reality food show about outrageous bacon offerings across America. Discovery is the number one non-fiction content provider globally with over 1.8 billion viewers in 209 countries and 45 languages. 

    Discovery really has been bringing home the bacon to shareholders the last two years as the stock price has doubled since 2010 and is more »

  • Technology Leads to More Cooking – and Even More Sports

    By Nick Slepko - November 16, 2012 | Tickers: MSO, RGC, SNI, TUP, DIS

    “Whether it’s the restaurant or the supermarket or the kitchen supply shop, it’s hard to think of sector that is more commercialized and more replete with entrepreneurship and innovation.  It is all monetized. … Quality customers are often more important to a restaurant than a quality chef.”

    Professor Tyler Cowen’s recent book, An Economist Gets Lunch, is his latest success at illustrating “markets in everything” – and like his more »

  • Should You Buy This Network?

    By Steve Van - November 14, 2012 | Tickers: CBS, SNI, DIS

    When I discussed Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI) in my first Fool post in April, the company’s shares were trading around $49.  At that time, Scripps’ shares had handily outperformed the S&P 500 after being spun off from E.W. Scripps in 2008.  Since then, things only got better as shares jumped by almost 30% to just under $64 in late October before settling to the recent price 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 »

  • Get Real, People!!

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - November 8, 2012 | Tickers: DISCA, SNI, VIA

    There is a lot of content available for your viewing pleasure out there. Despite the relatively few videos that go viral on YouTube, most people are used to slightly better production values, even if it's reality TV. Who are the beneficiaries of this need for voyeurism? Not the telecom carriers or the cable delivery systems; it's the content providers and the ones flying under the radar that are more »

  • Is Morgan Stanley Right About This Broadcast Company?

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - October 26, 2012 | Tickers: CBS, CMCSA, SNI, NWSA, DIS

    Morgan Stanley analysts have recently been making the case that CBS (NYSE: CBS) is undervalued, setting a price target of $40 per share. The closest thing to a publicly traded broadcast and cable network- with NBC, ABC, and Fox properties all under the umbrellas of Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA), Disney (NYSE: DIS), and News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS) respectively- is up 22% so far this year, outperforming the broader market indices. We more »

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