NWS : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Wal-Mart to Expand Digital Service - Analyst Blog

    January 8, 2013
    Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) has announced its decision to expand its Disc-to-Digital service, an in-store service ...
  2. DirecTV Charging Extra for Sports - Analyst Blog

    December 11, 2012
    DIRECTV (DTV), the largest satellite TV operator in the U.S., has started charging an extra fee of $3 per month from some ...
  3. Disney Buys Lucasfilm, But Is It A Trap?

    October 31, 2012
    Disney recently bought LucasFilm for $4.05 billion and already announced plans to release another Star Wars film in 2015. ...
  4. Another "Good Enough" Quarter For Disney

    August 9, 2012
    Disney delivered better margin leverage this quarter. However, while Disney's long-term performance history is impressive, ...
  5. USA Today Hire Signals Editorial Change

    July 11, 2012
    USA Today has hired David Callaway, Marketwatch's top editor, as its new editor-on-chief.
  6. Services Stocks Making Big Moves on June 26, 2012

    June 26, 2012
    The Nasdaq has increased 0.2%, the S&P 500 has risen 0.1% and the Dow is down 0.1% after the morning's trading. The Services ...
  7. Discovery Outgrowing The Competition

    May 22, 2012
    The past few years have seen respectable, mid-single-digit revenue growth at Discovery, but it has been able to leverage ...
  8. This Lion Has Become a Polecat

    February 18, 2012
    Sometimes certain stocks seem immune from the forces-like profit and loss, market share, and margins-that affect other ...
  9. A Look At Yahoo!'s Past, Present And Future

    December 19, 2011
    Can Yahoo! rebuild itself on the strength of its media businesses?
  10. More Data, More Profits For FactSet

    September 22, 2011
    FactSet earnings aren't quite as good as they look, but the company continues to produce the free cash flow.
  11. Can There Be Another Disney?

    September 7, 2011
    Independent distribution is no great threat to media giants.
  12. A Dreamy Stock For Investors

    August 16, 2011
    DreamWorks may be well positioned to revisit its all-time high sooner than later.
  13. Investors Shouldn't Tune Out Central European Media

    August 3, 2011
    CME looks to be in the early days of a business recovery.
  14. Gannett Looks To Be A Survivor

    July 20, 2011
    There is value at Gannett, but with declining revenue and margins, nobody is likely to care.
  15. Netflix Hikes Prices, Coinstar Cashes In

    July 14, 2011
    Coinstar will benefit from Netflix upping its pricing packages for movie subscription delivery service.
  16. Media Stocks Worth Watching

    May 26, 2011
    Investing in media stocks, old and new, could be a great move right now.
  17. Greenblatt's Little Book Loves McGraw-Hill

    April 1, 2011
    In Gotham Asset Management's latest 13F, McGraw-Hill is its third-largest holding. We'll look at why.
  18. Barnes & Noble: The Road Ahead

    March 15, 2011
    Now that Borders has filed for bankruptcy, the spotlight is on its former rival Barnes & Noble.
  19. Renewed Advertising Drives Gannett

    February 10, 2011
    Gannett showed a strong fourth-quarter profit on renewed advertising demand, though revenue was flat.
  20. Groupon Moves Towards Likely IPO

    January 19, 2011
    Momentum and buzz continue to heat up for a likely Groupon IPO this spring.
  21. Is Netflix Overvalued?

    December 24, 2010
    While Netflix could become the movie equivalent to Apple's iTunes, it will not be an easy road.
  22. Looking Glass Reveals Better Results At Disney

    November 15, 2010
    Disney is doing better than reported numbers suggest, but the stock already knows it.
  23. An Increasingly Small World For Disney

    May 13, 2010
    Can Disney still bank on beloved brands to boost earnings?
  24. Investing In 3-D

    April 26, 2010
    As the 3-D trend continues to grow, these are the stocks that will benefit the most.
  25. 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.
  26. Hollywood Blockbusters Boost Media Company Results

    February 5, 2010
    Recession-battered media companies regain their fortunes in Tinseltown.
  27. Seth Klarman's Biggest Bets

    December 8, 2009
    It's always a good idea to watch the pros, especially guys like Seth Klarman.
  28. Disney's Solid Quarter

    November 17, 2009
    Disney still has some trouble areas in its parks and movie studio, but it's likely to remain ahead of its competitors.
  29. Don't Buy The Index, Buy The Name

    August 28, 2009
    The Dow Jones indexes are up for bid. Here's a look at two of the potential winners.
  30. Cable's Hearing Footsteps

    July 30, 2009
    Searching for cable alternatives leads investors to internet brands and content distributors.
  31. Gannett Wins In Losing Industry

    July 17, 2009
    Gannett is probably the strongest company in the weak newspaper industry, but what does this "praise" mean for investors?
  32. Booking An Uncertain Future

    May 26, 2009
    Barnes & Noble's quarterly earnings were down, but its outlook is up. Is this justified in the difficult bookselling climate?
  33. Long-Term Growth Potential Still Marvel-ous

    November 11, 2008
    Despite a falloff in projected revenues next year due to no blockbuster film releases, Marvel should resume its growth pattern ...
  34. Mickey's Hanging Tough

    October 23, 2008
    Disney's strong revenue over the first nine months of the year signals promising fourth quarter results
  35. New York Times A High Stakes Gamble

    September 15, 2008
    The New York Times Company is not for the faint of heart.
  36. Spielberg Goes Bollywood?

    August 11, 2008
    Bollywood giant Reliance ADA Group offered $550 million to Steven Spielberg and his DreamWorks SKG team to jump ship.
  37. Rekindle Your Love For Amazon

    June 4, 2008
    The introduction of Amazon's Kindle eReader could change the future of the publishing business and create a new reason to ...
  38. Icahn Gives Yahoo An Earful

    May 20, 2008
    Yahoo dropped the ball with the Microsoft deal. Activist shareholder Carl Icahn's outcry may spark another bid.
  39. Time Warner Spinoff Reveals Hidden Value

    May 14, 2008
    Sum-of-the-parts analysis reveals there is plenty of value tucked away inside Time Warner's vast corporate empire.
  40. Pride Leads To Yahoo's Downfall

    May 6, 2008
    Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang decided it was better to reign in hell than serve in Microsoft's relative heaven. It's doubtful shareholders ...
  41. Yahoo Investors Should Look For The Exit

    April 3, 2008
    Microsoft made it clear that it won't raise its bid for Yahoo. The floundering internet giant missed a great chance.
  42. Blu-ray Triumph: Winners And Losers

    February 20, 2008
    Sony's Blu-Ray has emerged as the next generation of entertainment media. Learn who gambled and lost and who's going to profit.
  43. Television's Fatal Dose Of Reality (DIS, CBS, NWS)

    January 11, 2008
    The writers' strike and the shift to reality TV overshadow the real story: TV is becoming less relevant in a downloadable ...
  44. Berkshire's Q2 Portfolio Shuffle Explained (BRK.A)

    August 17, 2007
    Glenn Curtis gives his take on the recent changes within Berkshire's portfolio.
  45. Time Is On Time Warner's Side (TWX)

    July 9, 2007
    AOL is a drag on Time Warner, but it also hides value waiting to be unlocked.
  46. Media Conglomerates: One Size Fits All?

    June 20, 2007
    The five old line media companies seem the same, but they are really very different.
  47. Let Us Entertain You (DWA, DISCA, DIS)

    March 30, 2007
    Movies and television are not necessarily a fantasy, although may give you quite a ride.
  48. That's Entertainment, Adult Style (PLA, NOOF, RICK)

    March 29, 2007
    Playboy, New Frontier Media and Rick's Cabaret aren’t exactly mainstream investments, but they do satisfy a market need.
  49. RealNetworks Value Out of Tune (RNWK)

    March 16, 2007
    The recent pull-back in RealNetworks shares leaves less downside risk for shareholders. But valuation still makes it a longshot.
  50. DreamWorks Stops The Show (DWA)

    February 7, 2007
    While short-term concerns are likely to dominate trading in DreamWorks shares, the company's excellent entertainment franchise ...
  51. This Mouse Has Horns (DIS)

    November 22, 2006
    Disney investors will be rewarded as the company builds profits for the long-term.
  52. Wrestling With RealNetworks (RNWK)

    October 27, 2006
    Investors can’t afford to ignore the tough challenges facing this stock-market highflier.
  53. Time To Yahoo! (YHOO)

    October 23, 2006
    Patient Yahoo! investors could be in for a nice surprise.
  54. MySpace.com Needs Some Space (NWS)

    July 11, 2006
    It’s hard to see how MySpace.com will transform News Corp’s bottom line.
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