s valuation and returns on equity are fine and that makes buybacks financed at low-rates quite attractive [ CBS, VIA, DTV ]. China has been slowing down but the government there is now emphasizing the consumer sector. Japan is accelerating, while
DirecTV ( DTV -0.2% ) announces it made an investments in LiveClips and i.TV for undisclosed amounts. The technology platforms could help
carriage fees for Disney ( DIS ) - but haven't stemmed subscriber losses for Pay-TV operator's ( CHTR , TWC , CVC , DISH , DTV ). Still, live sports programming is seen as critical to keeping the bundled network model in place for the industry and future
Cablevision ( CVC +3.7% ), Charter Communications ( CHTR +1.1% ), Dish Network ( DISH +3.2% ), and DirecTV ( DTV +1.6% ) are all higher for the day on the ongoing merger chatter - while Comcast ( CMCSA +0.1% ) is level with its bid
deciding it won't just sit on its hands amid stalled growth and will be open to consolidation . Previous: Putting a number to cord-cutting . Related stocks: CHTR , CVC , TWC , CMCSA , DISH , DTV . Related ETFs: PBS . Post your comment!
is little evidence at this time to suggest the saturated North American market will be a growth region for DirecTV (NASDAQ: DTV ). Competitors such as Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH ), Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA ) and Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC ) are
work of Buffett's two lieutenants--Todd Combs and Ted Weschler--who have built up a $2.2 billion stake in DirecTV ( DTV ) and a $1.8 billion stake in DaVita (DVA). It is, however, a recognition that the last time Berkshire made a single
by close to half during the period. The only other sales during the quarter were minor reductions of Sanofi SNY, and DirecTV DTV . As for the buying activity, the new-money purchase of 40.1 million shares of ExxonMobil accounted for nearly all of the
Wall Street Breakfast Editors submit: Top Stories Kimberly-Clark to spin off healthcare ops. Kimberly-Clark ( KMB ) intends to spin its healthcare business off into a stand-alone, publicly traded firm with about $1.6B in annual sales. The unit's "strategic fit and growth priorities have changed ...
Health Care Partners ( DVA ), Suncor Energy ( SU ), U.S. Bancorp ( USB ) and VeriSign ( VRSN ); stakes were lowered in ConocoPhillips ( COP ), DirecTV ( DTV ), GlaxoSmithKline ( GSK ) and Sanofi ( SNY ). XOM +0.7% AH. 2 comments!