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  1. Comcast Acquires Dreamworks Animation for $3.8B (DWA, CMCSA)

    April 28, 2016
    A quick look at what Comcast owns!
  2. ABALX: Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    April 24, 2016
    Discover the five largest holdings in the American Funds American Balanced A Fund, along with key performance metrics for ...
  3. ANCFX: Portfolio Trends in 2016

    April 13, 2016
    Evaluate the composition of the American Funds Fundamental Investors fund, and determine how the fund's makeup has evolved ...
  4. ABALX: Portfolio Trends in 2016

    April 13, 2016
    Evaluate the composition of the American Balanced Fund from American Funds, and learn how the fund's makeup has evolved between ...
  5. GoPro-Filmed Movie "Hardcore Henry" Hits Theaters

    April 11, 2016
    STX Entertainment's Hardcore Henry, a first-person action film that was almost completely shot on GoPro (NASDAQ: GPRO) cameras, ...
  6. ANCFX: Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    April 3, 2016
    Learn about the American Funds Fundamental Investors portfolio, a mutual fund which has a solid track record of above-average ...
  7. SGENX: First Eagle Global Fund Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    April 3, 2016
    Learn about the First Eagle Global Class A mutual fund, including details about the fund's asset allocation and an analysis ...
  8. 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.
  9. DODGX: Portfolio Trends in 2016

    March 24, 2016
    Discover the year-over-year portfolio trends in the Dodge and Cox Stock Fund ("DODGX") and learn if its strategy can help ...
  10. (VCR) Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    March 19, 2016
    Learn about the Vanguard Consumer Discretionary exchange-traded fund (ETF), and evaluate its top five holdings and their ...
  11. Charter, Time Warner Cable Looks to Be a Done Deal

    March 18, 2016
    It appears that Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) shareholders can finally exhale. After what has been a multi-year odyssey, ...
  12. 3 Popular Consumer Sector ETFs in 2016 (XLY, XLP)

    March 16, 2016
    Find out which consumer sector exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are the most popular going into 2016 based on the amount of assets ...
  13. IYC Vs. VCR: Comparing Consumer ETFs

    March 11, 2016
    Learn how the consumer discretionary sector is poised to rise. Discover analyses, similarities and differences of two consumer ...
  14. Pixar Vs. Everyone Else: Who Is the Next Animation Star? (DIS, ...

    March 11, 2016
    Find out who is quickly closing in on Disney and Pixar for the animated movie crown. What companies offer investors an opportunity ...
  15. 3 Telecom Stocks To Avoid in 2016 (FTR, CMCSA)

    March 3, 2016
    Understand the appeal of the telecommunications industry and its high dividends during shaky markets, and identify three ...
  16. Analyzing Comcast's Debt Ratios in 2016 (CMCSA)

    February 28, 2016
    Evaluate Comcast's most important debt ratios, and determine whether the company is using debt responsibly and capable of ...
  17. Analyzing Comcast's Price & Profitability Ratios in 2016 (CMCSA)

    February 21, 2016
    Learn about Comcast Corporation and its key metrics, such as the price/earnings to growth ratio, dividend yield, operating ...
  18. Harry Potter and the Unnecessary 8th Book

    February 11, 2016
    A "special rehearsal edition" of the recent Harry Potter play--to be released July 31 as the eighth book in the series--will ...
  19. Analyzing Dish Network's Return on Equity (ROE) (DISH, TWC)

    February 9, 2016
    Analyze Dish Network's return on equity (ROE), understand why it has vacillated so greatly in recent years and learn what ...
  20. 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 ...
  21. If You Had Invested Right After Comcast's IPO (CMCSA)

    February 2, 2016
    Evaluate how Comcast's stock has performed since the company's 1972 IPO, and learn how you might be a millionaire today had ...
  22. Comcast Earnings Broadcast Growth

    February 2, 2016
    Quarterly earnings projections calling for 11% rise don't suggest the Philadelphia-based company is in distress.
  23. Comcast Stock: A Dividend Analysis (CMCSA)

    January 29, 2016
    Discover a detailed analysis of Comcast's dividend policy, and learn about its dividend coverage and payout ratios, which ...
  24. Will Star Wars Be Killed By Its Own Hype? (DIS, HAS)

    December 15, 2015
    As Dec. 18 draws near, the expectations around Star Wars are ballooning. Will the movie franchise be able to live up to expectations? ...
  25. Should Comcast Buy Yahoo?

    December 8, 2015
    Some observers think Comcast might make an ideal suitor for Yahoo. The idea may just be crazy enough to work.
  26. 3 Reasons Hulu Won't Beat Netflix

    November 17, 2015
    Streaming service provider Hulu may receive a cash infusion from Time Warner Cable soon. But, it will take more than cash ...
  27. How Comcast Can Survive the Cord Cutters

    October 27, 2015
    For Comcast, digital services may not be the end game to turn profits.
  28. Facebook's Free Basics App Has Users Crying Foul About Net Neutrality

    October 26, 2015
    The FCC says the internet is a public utility and will be held to the standards of net neutrality. But what does that mean ...
  29. Will YouTube's New Subscription Model Turn a Profit?

    October 19, 2015
    Can YouTube successfully make the transition from free content to paid content? These two factors may determine the outcome.
  30. Top 4 Companies Owned by Comcast (CMCSA)

    October 12, 2015
    Read about the subsidiaries that make up Comcast Corporation's cable and media empire, and learn more about how they fit ...
  31. Netflix's Price Hike Cheers Shareholders (AMZN, CMCSA)

    October 8, 2015
    Netflix has raised the price for its standard streaming service, and investors have rewarded it handsomely.
  32. Is The Direct T.V. Business Model Set To Fail? (DTV, T)

    September 16, 2015
    Despite DirecTV positioning itself as the "cool" satellite TV provider, the company’s business model will need to evolve, ...
  33. How The TV Industry Struggles To Stay Alive

    September 7, 2015
    Thanks to Netflix and Hulu, modes of distribution are in flux. What does that mean for the TV industry as we know it?
  34. Investing in the Inner Workings of the Internet (CSCO, HPQ)

    September 7, 2015
    A guide for investors looking to bet on the companies that enable the Internet's inner workings
  35. Net Neutrality: Pros and Cons

    September 1, 2015
    The fight over net neutrality has become an amazing spectacle. But at its core, it's yet another skirmish in cable television's ...
  36. Viacom and Time Warner Bow to Compton Biopic (AAPL, CMCSA)

    August 20, 2015
    The N.W.A. biopic "Straight Outta Compton" shot up the box office last weekend, pulling in more than $60 million for Universal ...
  37. "Trainwreck" Extends Universal Box Office Lead (CMCSA)

    July 30, 2015
    No matter what you think of Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA), there is no disputing the strength of its movie business. Universal ...
  38. At Comic Con, Universal Aims for AMC, Warner (AMCX, CMCSA)

    July 24, 2015
    Universal Studios wants more than a banner year at the box office. At this year's Comic-Con International in San Diego, ...
  39. Netflix Supports Charter/Time Warner Cable Merger (CHTR, NFLX)

    July 16, 2015
    Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) was a vocal opponent of the failed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger, but the streaming leader now ...
  40. Theme Park Stocks Heating Up for Summer (SIX, SEAS)

    July 7, 2015
    Despite declining consumer spending, theme parks have increasing visitors and revenue. Find out what that means for these ...
  41. Is ESPN a Sport Monopoly?

    June 30, 2015
    With such a dominant presence in sports as demonstrated through substantial ratings and a firm online presence, some may ...
  42. 3 Things We Know About Mobilegeddon (So Far) (GOOGL, CMCSA)

    June 24, 2015
    It's been two months since "Mobilegeddon." Has the Internet recovered?
  43. How VoIP Is Ending Telecom Monopolies

    June 23, 2015
    VoIP, or voice-over-Internet protocol, has ended the telecom monopoly and may signal and end to the telecommunications industry ...
  44. 'Inside Out' Delivered An Incredible Performance Against 'Jurassic ...

    June 22, 2015
    "Jurassic World" officially ended Pixar's 18-year streak of No. 1 hits. It wasn't for lack of trying -- or for lack of success. ...
  45. Google's Take On The Net Neutrality Controversy

    June 2, 2015
    Learn more about the public policy issue of net neutrality and specifically discover what the stance of Google is on this ...
  46. 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 ...
  47. The Netflix P/E Ratio: What You Need To Know

    April 29, 2015
    We show you how to compute and analyze the P/E ratio for Netflix.
  48. HBO Now And The Future Of Cable TV

    April 21, 2015
    HBO's new streaming service, HBO Now, is one of several recent developments in the realm of television that threatens the ...
  49. How DirecTV Got 1 More Marketing Bump From Comcast (CMCSA, DTV)

    April 10, 2015
    Competition between cable providers and satellite television companies has been furious for years, and the latest fight ...
  50. Why These Could Be 2015's 10-Best Media Stocks

    March 19, 2015
    A list of top-tier and speculative media stocks for 2015.
  51. The World's Top Ten Media Companies

    February 18, 2015
    Investopedia provides the list of top global media companies, including market cap and areas of operations.
  52. Revealed: How We Uncovered The 'World's Greatest Businesses'

    December 2, 2014
  53. Revealed: How We Uncovered The "World's Greatest Businesses"

    December 2, 2014
  54. The Huge And Growing Media Stock With 80% Upside Potential

    December 1, 2014
  55. The Huge Media Stock With 80% Upside Potential

    December 1, 2014
  56. JPMorgan Chase: Too Big (And Profitable) To Fail

    October 2, 2014
    If there's any bank that's too big to fail, JPMorgan Chase & Co. may very well be the best example. Just look at its return ...
  57. This Company Is As Unavoidable As It Is Unloved

    September 15, 2014
    It used to be that just two things in life were unavoidable: death and taxes. But with its purchase of rival Time Warner ...
  58. Message To Ted: CNN Isn't A Winner With Time Warner Today

    April 10, 2014
    CNN's recent history is chock-full of missed opportunities; It's doubtful that Time Warner would launch CNN today.
  59. Buy In May And Here to Stay: Comcast, Boeing, Vulcan

    April 2, 2014
    A counter to the recommendation to "Sell in May and Go Away"; companies worth examining this time of year.
  60. Why GE Will Never Break Up

    March 25, 2014
    it's the oldest component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, having joined the index in 1896, and long ago outlasting its ...
  61. Why You Should Avoid These Stocks At All Costs

    March 17, 2014
    The recent price wars initiated by T-Mobile (NYSE: TMUS) are causing all kinds of headaches for the wireless service providers. ...
  62. Why Cable Companies Should Fear The Worst

    March 17, 2014
    The recent price wars initiated by T-Mobile (NYSE: TMUS) are causing all kinds of headaches for the wireless service providers. ...
  63. Disney Films Come Into Focus

    September 20, 2013
    Walt Disney’s (NYSE:DIS) decision to delay the release of the Pixar animated feature “The Good Dinosaur” by 14 months sent ...
  64. Duck Dynasty's Success: Why An A&E IPO Makes Sense

    August 20, 2013
    A&E Television Network (AETN) premiered its fourth season of Duck Dynasty August 14. The one-hour episode garnered 11.8 million ...
  65. A Little Noise In Disney Earnings Shouldn't Matter Much

    August 7, 2013
    There was a little noise in this quarter at Disney, but it doesn't change the long-term story
  66. Will Microsoft Lure Cable Giants to Xbox One Before PlayStation ...

    July 3, 2013
    When consumers look at the $200 starting price of Xbox 360, they may ask themselves, "What am I paying for?"The answer to ...
  67. Ciena And Carrier Spending – They're Baaa-aaack

    June 6, 2013
    Ciena's strong revenue and margin numbers for the quarter may be the beginning of a major new cycle.
  68. Disney Does It Again

    May 8, 2013
    Disney comes through again, but valuation is getting pretty high.
  69. Disney Has A Stable Of Horses To Ride

    February 8, 2013
    Disney has plenty of opportunities to do better, and the stock price assumes it will.
  70. Should Investors Direct Their Portfolio Toward DIRECTV?

    December 4, 2012
    DIRECTV could still provide gains from here.
  71. Bull Vs. Bear - Google Has Bitten Off More Internet Than It Can ...

    November 29, 2012
    There's nothing to worry about with Google's new Internet.
  72. Comcast Second Quarter Earnings

    August 1, 2012
    Comcast (Nasdaq:CMCSA) announced its results for the second quarter on August 1, 2012. Comcast provides cable and communications ...
  73. Bull vs. Bear - Netflix's Days Of Triple Digits Are Done

    July 17, 2012
    It doesn't look like Netflix has the long-term ability to justify a P/E ratio north of 30, which it will need to reach $1 ...
  74. A Trader's Guide to Ancestry.com (ACOM)

    June 7, 2012
    Online family history and genealogy resource Ancestry.com (NASDAQ: ACOM) popped on Wednesday as news came through of the ...
  75. 8x8 Has A Good Story, But Does The Value Connect?

    May 23, 2012
    8x8 has the potential, but the margins are a drawback.
  76. Service Stocks Continue To Flourish In A Rising Market

    May 2, 2012
    The Services sector has been one of the top performing sectors of the year and with continued strength in the market these ...
  77. Is GE's Size A Disadvantage?

    April 24, 2012
    GE is reasonably valued on an earnings basis and possesses an above-average dividend yield of 3.5%. But it's difficult to ...
  78. The 10 Must-Know Market Forces for 2012

    February 14, 2012
    For the first time since 2007, investors have multiple ways to succeed this year. Understanding how the lingering effects ...
  79. Top Super Bowl Ad Spenders In the Last Decade

    February 1, 2012
    The game between the New York Giants and New England Patriots is expected to be the most-watched event of the year, and it ...
  80. Which Companies Spend The Most On Lobbying?

    January 27, 2012
    Find out which companies spend the most on gaining influence over government officials.
  81. How To Play Madison Square Garden

    December 23, 2011
    Investors can score from the buzz being back at the Garden.
  82. A Look At Yahoo!'s Past, Present And Future

    December 19, 2011
    Can Yahoo! rebuild itself on the strength of its media businesses?
  83. Industry At A Glance – Pay TV

    August 30, 2011
    The pay TV market may be highly penetrated, but these companies could still post exciting growth.
  84. 3 Reasons To Own Liberty Interactive

    July 11, 2011
    Liberty Media's assets are a very interesting conglomeration. Investors in the interactive group will likely do well in the ...
  85. Dish Buys Blockbuster, But What Does It Get?

    April 8, 2011
    Satellite TV provider Dish Network successfully bid for the assets of movie rental chain Blockbuster. Will this move help ...
  86. Time To Switch Shopping Channels?

    March 28, 2011
    Shopping networks have lured consumers and investors in droves. Is it time to turn the dial?
  87. Bearish On Netflix

    February 18, 2011
    Netflix may have some competition on the horizon, but for now it's still at the top of its game.
  88. Disney And The Rich Getting Richer

    February 11, 2011
    Disney is riding an improving tide of consumer and ad spending.
  89. Time Warner Goes Global

    February 7, 2011
    Time Warner's global push will likely make patient shareholders substantial returns.
  90. Four Large Caps With Solid Fundamentals (FTE, IXP, CMCSA, SNP, ...

    January 7, 2011
    For those willing to look, companies with good fundamentals are still around - and the rewards are worthwhile.
  91. The Nuance Story Is Not All That Subtle

    November 24, 2010
    Nuance Communications is growing well enough, but red flags may deem it off-limits to some investors.
  92. GE: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

    October 26, 2010
    Re-shaping GE's portfolio of businesses is not an easy task.
  93. 4 Cheap Consumer-Discretionary Stocks

    September 29, 2010
    If the economy rebounds, at least three of these stocks could benefit greatly.
  94. Media Mashup: Who Owns Whom?

    September 27, 2010
    You'd be surprised by how many publications fall under the umbrella of one company. Discover the big media companies and ...
  95. All Of The Alpha, None Of The Beta

    June 22, 2010
    A lack of volatility and a load of consistent progress are actually the keys to a better bottom line.
  96. Investing In America's Hottest Brands

    April 15, 2010
    What's in name? Can a company's brand help it outperform the market? Find out here.
  97. Value-able Investing Lessons From Yacktman Funds

    March 10, 2010
    Yacktman's investing techniques can help individual investors outperform the market over the long haul.
  98. CEOs' Retirement Savings Are Safe: Are Yours?

    January 21, 2010
    CEOs make huges salaries, yet corporate boards still feel compelled to guarantee huge retirement packages.
  99. A Look Back At The Marvel-Disney Deal

    December 29, 2009
    Cutesy meets edgy in an interesting marriage.
  100. The Preferred Way To Play

    September 25, 2009
    Preferred stocks have been on fire lately. Using ETFs to play them.
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