CBS : Analysis & Opinions

  1. CBS Debate Continues

    January 12, 2017
    Benchmark and Pivotal weighed in on CBS today.
  2. Streaming is Changing Everything about How Media Works

    January 11, 2017
    The media landscape is changing very quickly due to streaming services, that means consolidation.
  3. Breaking Down CBS's Trading

    January 10, 2017
    CBS is trading 1.5% lower on a seemingly quiet afternoon.
  4. CBS Down Despite Price Target Increase

    January 6, 2017
    Loop Capital raised its price target on CBS to $77
  5. Does CBS Deserve To Trade At A Premium? Maybe

    January 5, 2017
    Brean Capital believes CBS should trade at premium to the market and reiterated its $75 price target.
  6. CBS Shares Soar to 52-Week High on Hulu Talk

    January 4, 2017
    CBS stock is surging to a 52-week high amid talk of a potential Hulu deal.
  7. Evercore Boosts Price Target on CBS to $75 from $65

    January 3, 2017
    Evercore ISI raised its price target on CBS to $75 from $65, but is this move justified?
  8. Brean Capital Raises CBS Price Target to $75 (CBS)

    December 23, 2016
    Brean Capital raised its price target to $75 from $65 and reiterated its "buy" rating on the stock.
  9. CBS and Viacom Missed The Content Boat

    December 14, 2016
    As CBS goes it alone with its All Access streaming product, we wonder if they have the content they need to conquer customers.
  10. CBS and Viacom Disaster Avoided? (CBS, VIAB)

    December 13, 2016
    CBS shares are trading higher, while Viacom is trading lower. Perhaps CBS is not the growth some investors think.
  11. Report: Verizon Could Make a Bid for CBS

    December 13, 2016
    Now that a deal between Viacom and CBS is off, speculation is turning to Verizon as a suitor.
  12. Sumner and Shari Redstone Nix CBS-Viacom Deal

    December 12, 2016
    In a letter out this morning, National Amusements announced that now is not the time for a merger between CBS and Viacom ...
  13. Redstones Change Their Minds on CBS/Viacom Merger

    December 12, 2016
    The saga of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA) (NASDAQ: VIAB) and CBS (NYSE: CBS) -- a complicated tale that sometimes seems worthy of ...
  14. YouTube Releases Top Trending Videos For 2016

    December 8, 2016
    Mostly, it's from mainstream media networks, with two notable exceptions.
  15. JP Morgan Makes CBS Top Media Pick (CBS)

    December 7, 2016
    JP Morgan reiterated their $69 price target on top media pick CBS.
  16. CBS Stock Trades Ex-Dividend Wednesday (CBS)

    December 7, 2016
    CBS will send its dividend payment on Jan. 1 to shareholders of record as of Dec. 9.
  17. CBS Drafts NFL in the Fight Against Cord-Cutting

    December 6, 2016
    TV networks want it all. Not content to win customers solely to regular ad-driven live programming, a growing number are ...
  18. Viacom CEO: We're Not Interested In Owning Vice

    December 6, 2016
    Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA) (NASDAQ: VIAB) has been involved in some fairly heavy drama for the last few months. The company saw ...
  19. CBS Implies It Will Come to DirecTV Now (T, CBS)

    December 6, 2016
    AT&T's DirecTV Now Launched Without CBS but CBS CEO Leslie Moonves implies it will join the service.
  20. CBS Talks Viacom and Showtime at Conference (CBS)

    December 5, 2016
    CBS CEO Leslie Moonves spoke at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference on December 5th, 2016.
  21. Streaming NFL Games on CBS this Sunday! (CBS)

    December 2, 2016
    CBS and the NFL have announcned that NFL games will begin live streaming on CBS All Access this Sunday December 4th.
  22. Can AT&T's DirecTV Now Become a Bigger Threat Later? (T, CBS)

    December 1, 2016
    Without CBS, DirecTV Now has an uphill climb if it expects to achieve meaningful scale, despite the attractiveness of its ...
  23. A CBS-Viacom Merger Would Pursue Synergies

    November 29, 2016
    CNBC has reported that Viacom made a presentation to CBS to bring the two companies back together.
  24. Viacom's New Boss Outlines Goals Amid CBS Talks

    November 29, 2016
    How much CEO Bakish can affect change in such a short period of time is a big question many analysts are asking
  25. CBS Stock Downgraded by BMO Capital (CBS, VIA)

    November 24, 2016
    Shares of CBS were under pressure Wednesday after the media giant was downgraded by analysts at BMO Capital Markets.
  26. Here's What's Holding Up the Viacom-CBS Merger

    November 17, 2016
    Sumner Redstone and his daughter Shari Redstone control around 80% of the shares of both CBS (NYSE: CBS) and Viacom (NASDAQ: ...
  27. CBS, Warner to Team on "Big Bang Theory" Prequel

    November 10, 2016
    Spinoff series are nothing new in the television business. Executives greenlight them in the hopes of preserving the profits ...
  28. Viacom's Embattled Paramount Sets Film Slate

    November 9, 2016
    The Paramount film studio has been at the center of the battle over the future of media giant Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA) (NASDAQ: ...
  29. CBS at the Center of Viacom Q4 Earnings (VIA, CBS)

    November 8, 2016
    Viacom's headline numbers will be secondary to the bigger issue at hand: The likelihood that it will merge with CBS, from ...
  30. CBS Says Q3 EPS Highest in Its History (CBS, VIA)

    November 4, 2016
    Thanks to higher fees from its affiliated stations and from digital distribution platforms, CBS boasted that quarterly EPS ...
  31. "Jack Reacher" Typifies Viacom's Paramount Problem

    October 31, 2016
    Tom Cruise's latest film, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, looks like it's going to be a box office disappointment, if not an ...
  32. Google Signs CBS For Its Skinny Bundle TV Service

    October 20, 2016
    The Mountain View company is in talks with other major TV networks for a new service next March.
  33. CBS Commissions "Candy Crush" Game Show

    October 19, 2016
    Soon, playing Candy Crush Saga won't just be something you do on your phone. CBS (NYSE: CBS) has announced plans to produce ...
  34. CBS or Viacom: Which Is the Better Buy Now?

    October 17, 2016
    After months of rumor and innuendo, Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA)(NASDAQ: VIAB) and CBS (NYSE: CBS) are finally getting serious about ...
  35. CBS Radio Prices $1.46 Billion Debt Offering

    October 10, 2016
    CBS Radio has priced a debt offering related to a proposal to spin it off from parent company CBS' (NYSE: CBS). The offering ...
  36. Viacom and CBS Might Merge After All

    September 30, 2016
    The Hollywood-level drama around media conglomerate Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA) (NASDAQ: VIAB) has taken yet another turn: National ...
  37. CBS-Viacom Rumors Cause Stocks to Rise (VIA)

    September 28, 2016
    Fresh information today about the CBS-Viacom merger rumors caused gains in both stocks' prices.
  38. Twitter To Livestream Presidential Debates

    September 21, 2016
    Twitter will broadcast the three presidential debates in partnership with Bloomberg Politics. The debates will be bookended ...
  39. CBS Set to Resume Long Downtrend (CBS, VIAB)

    September 20, 2016
    CBS on-demand services are unlikely to make up the shortfall triggered by declining broadcast viewership and the millennial ...
  40. Viacom and CBS Not in Active Merger Talks

    September 16, 2016
    During the long battle between ousted CEO Philippe Dauman and Sumner Redstone's family for control of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA) ...
  41. CBS CEO Ends Viacom Merger Rumors (CBS)

    September 16, 2016
    Speaking at a conference, Les Moonves dismissed the idea of an re-unification of the two media companies.
  42. 8 Top Companies Owned by CBS

    September 10, 2016
    The CBS Corporation uses a variety of companies to distribute TV programs, radio broadcasts, books and motion pictures to ...
  43. Viacom Board Will Meet to Consider All Its Options

    September 9, 2016
    Viacom's (NASDAQ: VIA) (NASDAQ: VIAB) revamped board of directors and interim Chief Executive Thomas Dooley have a number ...
  44. CBS Adds a Commercial-Free Version of All Access

    August 31, 2016
    CBS (NYSE: CBS), a network known for catering to older viewers, has been a pioneer when it comes to offering its programs ...
  45. Drama at Viacom Is Ending as Redstones Oust CEO

    August 19, 2016
    Viacom's (NASDAQ: VIA) (NASDAQ: VIAB) board has reportedly approved a settlement with majority shareholder Sumner Redstone ...
  46. Buy the Dip During Dog Days

    August 10, 2016
    Buying the dips can book reliable profits but aggressive trade management is needed to control downside risk.
  47. Why Viacom's CEO May Be Taking Steps to Resign

    July 19, 2016
    The conflicts at Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA) (NASDAQ: VIAB) have played out like a soap opera. You have the family patriarch (Sumner ...
  48. CBS Plans an IPO for Its Radio Business

    July 12, 2016
    Broadcaster CBS (NYSE: CBS)(NYSE: CBS-A) is planning a public offering for its radio business. Should investors buy in? ...
  49. The Latest on Viacom's "Game of Thrones" Drama

    June 27, 2016
    With warring factions, family intrigue, and an ailing patriarch who may or may not be calling the shots, Viacom's (NASDAQ: ...
  50. CBS Stock To Trade Ex-Dividend Wednesday (CBS)

    June 8, 2016
    CBS will send its dividend payment on July 1 to shareholders of record as of June 10.
  51. Is Viacom Going to Be Sold or Merged with CBS?

    June 7, 2016
    While the legal battles and behind-the-scenes drama between the Redstone family and Viacom's (NASDAQ: VIA) (NASDAQ: VIAB) ...
  52. 3 Industries That Benefit from Low Interest Rates (LEN,EXPE,NFLX)

    June 2, 2016
    The industries that benefit the most from low interest rates are home builders and home-improvement retailers; the consumer ...
  53. The Top 4 AT&T Shareholders (T)

    May 25, 2016
    Discover the four highest-ranked direct holders of AT&T, and how all of them have worked their way through the ranks to get ...
  54. The Viacom and CBS Succession Soap Opera Continues

    May 23, 2016
    The ongoing succession battle at Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA) (NASDAQ: VIAB) and CBS (NYSE: CBS) recently escalated after Sumner ...
  55. Redstone Ousts Viacom CEO, Board Member From Trust (VIA, CBS)

    May 23, 2016
    Sumner Redstone is looking to protect his empire in the event of his death incompetentcy.
  56. Sumner Redstone Competency Suit Dismissed by Judge

    May 10, 2016
    A high-profile case in Los Angeles County Superior Court regarding the mental competency of Hollywood mogul Sumner Redstone ...
  57. CBS Reports 20% Surge In Q1 Profit (CBS)

    May 4, 2016
    Thanks to higher political ads and this year's Super Bowl appearing on it network, CBS on Tuesday reported a 20% surge in ...
  58. CBS Stock Surges Ahead Earnings (CBS)

    May 2, 2016
    While competitors like Disney or Comcast suffer from the cord-cutters, CBS has figured out ways to make money from it.
  59. The 5 Highest Paid Executives in the Consumers Sectors (LBTYA, ...

    March 24, 2016
    Discover who the highest-paid executives in the consumer sectors are and how they reached their positions of power and influence.
  60. CBS Corporation Stock to Trade Ex-Dividend (CBS)

    March 8, 2016
    CBS will make its dividend payment on April 1 to shareholders of record as of Friday, March 11.
  61. Sumner Redstone's Resignation Marks End of an Era (CBS, VIA)

    February 4, 2016
    Sumner Redstone's resignation from the boards of Viacom and CBS is more than a business story. It is about personal ambitions. ...
  62. The World's Top 10 Entertainment Companies (CMCSA, CBS)

    February 3, 2016
    Take a look at the world's top 10 entertainment companies, spanning the movie, television, cable television, gaming and streaming ...
  63. The Top 5 Large Cap Entertainment Stocks for 2016 (CBS, TWX)

    January 5, 2016
    Discover what the top 5 large cap entertainment stocks are for 2016, with a summary, growth outlook and expected stock price ...
  64. 7 Top-Earning Child Stars (CBS)

    October 1, 2015
    These seven top-earning child stars earned millions through different parts of the entertainment industry, including television, ...
  65. Avoid These Overvalued Blue Chips with Poor Financials (APA, ...

    September 14, 2015
    When you are looking for bargains in the stock market, limit your buying to stocks with a verified strong fiancial condition.
  66. CBS Plans to Stream More NFL Games This Season

    September 2, 2015
    CBS (NYSE: CBS) plans to recoup some of the $1 billion its pays for rights to air National Football League games by trying ...
  67. Traditional Media Suffers, Cord Cutters Win

    August 24, 2015
    Last week, a majority of media stocks including Time Warner, Walt Disney, CBS Corp., Viacom, among others, took a hammering ...
  68. Netflix Is Now Worth More Than CBS--Here's Why

    August 12, 2015
    In the battle between traditional broadcasters and on-demand content providers, former upstart Netflix is now worth more ...
  69. CBS Earnings Show Changing Revenue Mix

    August 10, 2015
    CBS (NYSE: CBS) showed some positive results on its latest earning report, but weak advertising numbers should lead to at ...
  70. GoPro Hires Hulu Exec to Lead Its Media Push (GPRO, CBS)

    July 13, 2015
    Action camera maker GoPro (NASDAQ: GPRO) recently hired Charlotte Koh, the former head of original content at Hulu, as its ...
  71. CBS Showtime Streaming App Joins Crowded Market

    July 13, 2015
    Every premium cable service has visions of being the next Netflix. That makes sense as the rewards of success could potentially ...
  72. Who are Disney's (DIS) main competitors?

    May 21, 2015
    Learn about how creating entertainment has been Disney's niche since the 1920s, even as it faces ever-increasing competition ...
  73. 3 Ways Under Armour Won Big With Jordan Spieth (UA, CBS)

    April 15, 2015
    When 21-year-old golfer Jordan Spieth won his first Masters on Sunday, Under Armour (NYSE: UA) CEO Kevin Plank called it ...
  74. The Biggest Threats to Netflix

    April 8, 2015
    A look at the biggest threats to Netflix and whether it can maintain its current growth rate.
  75. Why These Could Be 2015's 10-Best Media Stocks

    March 19, 2015
    A list of top-tier and speculative media stocks for 2015.
  76. Netflix Threatened By New Video Streaming Technology

    February 23, 2015
    Netflix has overcome competition and a changing technological landscape, but investors should be concerned with new competitive ...