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    1. When Dividend Yield Isn't Enough

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      Fri, 17 Apr 2015

      devote more to that? They paid too much, we thought, in a huge spectrum purchase that was $18 billion. And then DirecTV ( DTV ): I can understand that maybe they want a little bit more bargaining leverage over broadcasters and cable stations and stuff

      DTV found at 1:55

      in a huge spectrum purchase that was $18 billion. And then DirecTV ( DTV ): I can understand that maybe they want a little bit more bargaining leverage over broadcasters and cable stations and stuff like that,
    2. Tech and Telecom Sectors: Time to Be Selective

      Headlines

      Wed, 1 Apr 2015

      continue to consider the implications of significantly greater media concentration that the proposed acquisitions of DirecTV DTV and Time Warner Cable TWC would present. We believe there is a risk that the FCC or the Justice Department puts a hold on consolidation

    3. Sale of Energy Stocks the Biggest Highlight in Berkshire's 4Q Equity Portfolio

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      Wed, 18 Feb 2015

      CHTR, Suncor Energy SU, Visa V, MasterCard MA, and Viacom VIA; as well as smaller additions to Phillips 66 PSX, Directv DTV , Liberty Global LBTYA, DaVita DVA, and General Motors GM. Berkshire also reported 8.4 million shares of Restaurant Brands

    4. Tech and Communication Services: Gravitate Toward the Moats

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      Wed, 31 Dec 2014

      continue to consider the implications of significantly greater media concentration that the proposed acquisitions of DirecTV DTV and Time Warner Cable TWC would present. At the same time, the debate surrounding the "open Internet," or "net neutrality

    5. Value Matters

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      Mon, 17 Nov 2014

      could boost returns over the next few quarters. AT&T plans to acquire our DIRECTV holdings at a 10% premium to the current DTV price. Valeant would benefit significantly if it is successful in acquiring Allergan. Our indirect holdings in Charter Cable

    6. Berkshire Likes Express Scripts--and So Do We

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      Fri, 14 Nov 2014

      in Charter Communications CHTR (making it a $750 million holding), and made meaningful additions to its stakes in DirecTV DTV , General Motors GM, Visa V, and MasterCard MA. (The last two purchases look to be fairly prescient, as both stocks have

    7. From Barron’s, November 3, 2014 (Part 1)

      Commentary

      Sat, 1 Nov 2014

      selloff due to two temporary factors – 45% of its revenues are from telecom sector and they were hit by the merger of T & DTV [the two accounted for 33% of MTZ revenues]; 38% of its revenues from oil/gas construction have been hit by lower oil

    8. Tech & Telecom: Big Data Takes Many Forms, so Choose Wisely

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      Wed, 1 Oct 2014

      FCC's tough stand on competition has deflated wireless valuations and cast some doubt over the pending acquisitions of DirecTV DTV and Time Warner Cable TWC . The best telecom opportunities remain overseas, however, as opportunities still exist in both Europe

    9. Top 10 Buys and Sells by the Ultimate Stock-Pickers

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      Wed, 3 Sep 2014

      ExxonMobil XOM , narrow-moat rated Cummins CMI and Directv DTV , and Forest Labs, which was acquired by narrow-moat rated ..... 3 Wal-Mart WMT 4 Low Wide 75.5 0.94 242,100 3 Directv DTV 2 Medium Narrow 86.45 1.24 43,599 3 FreeptMcMRn FCX 2 High

    10. Despite Mixed Earnings Report, This Cable Company May Still Have the Right Vision

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      Wed, 6 Aug 2014

      distributing the content--is eroding. There is more competition from satellite TV providers (most notably DISH DISH and DirecTV DTV ) as well as telcos such as Verizon and AT&T T, and now a majority of larger ILECs are rolling out their own IPTV products

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