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  1. Pandora Up 6% on Strong Net Adds

    January 13, 2017
    Pandora is jumping this morning after announcing solid revenue growth and net adds.
  2. SIRI Down Despite Price Target Increase

    January 11, 2017
    Today, Macquarie increased its price target on SIRI from $4.85 to $5
  3. Traders Are Feeling Bullish on Pandora

    January 9, 2017
    Pandora fell another 3% today, but traders are betting that the shares will rise over the next few days.
  4. Did Sirius CFO Kill Idea of M&A With Pandora?

    January 6, 2017
    Bloomberg reported that the Sirius CFO does not see synergies in a potential M&A deal with Pandora.
  5. Traders Bet on Pandora Media Activity to Pick Up

    January 3, 2017
    Pandora Media shares were downgraded, but option activity started picking up again.
  6. Social Media Laggards Ready for the January Effect (TWTR, P)

    December 29, 2016
    Social media stocks have lost ground in 2016, with a few big cap exceptions, but could attract significant capital in the ...
  7. January Calls Active for Pandora Media

    December 28, 2016
    January 2017 $14 calls were active today, trading nearly 2,900 contracts.
  8. Pandora's COO to Leave After Transition Period

    December 21, 2016
    Pandora shares are trading slightly lower after the company announced a departure from the C-suite.
  9. Does Verizon Need Pandora?

    December 16, 2016
    Verizon's interest in acquiring ad and media companies puts Pandora in play.
  10. Apple Music Paid Subscriber Base Grows to 20 Million (AAPL, P)

    December 8, 2016
    Apple continues to make good on its promise to create a competitive music platform.
  11. Pandora Introducing a Premium Music Service

    December 7, 2016
    There's been no shortage of news from streaming music provider Pandora Media (NYSE: P) of late. In addition to opening  its ...
  12. Pandora May Seek Other Suitor, Stock Up (P, SIRI)

    December 7, 2016
    Pandora is moving higher on reports from CNBC that the company is looking outside of Sirius.
  13. Analysts Weigh in on Sirius/Pandora (SIRI, P)

    December 6, 2016
    Shares of Pandora are receiving a boost this morning after RBC and OPCO both saw the potential for Sirius and Pandora to ...
  14. Does a Pandora Deal Make Sense for Amazon? (AMZN, P)

    December 6, 2016
    James Cakmak, analyst at Monness, Crespi, Hardt & Co., made a case for why Amazon.com should step in and acquire Pandora.
  15. Does a Pandora Deal Make Sense for Sirius XM? (P, SIRI)

    December 5, 2016
    Pandora might have tons of fans and a solid user base, but the music-streaming service has yet to prove that it has a money-making ...
  16. Why Apple, Not Sirius, Should Acquire Pandora (AAPL, P)

    December 5, 2016
    Not only would Pandora boost Apple Music, Pandora would also immediately help Apple put a major dent in market leader Spotify. ...
  17. Pandora Now Willing to Be Acquired, Says Report

    December 2, 2016
    Shares of Pandora Media (NYSE: P) are up by double-digit percentages.
  18. Talks of Pandora, Sirius Merger Heat Up (P, SIRI)

    December 2, 2016
    News outlets reported this morning Pandora may be open to a sale to Sirius.
  19. Pandora Media Option Activity Picks Up (P)

    November 30, 2016
    The January 2017 11 & 12 strike prices are trading heavily today, helping to spark an underlying bid the common equity.
  20. Listeners Looking at other Options (P)

    October 26, 2016
    Pandora’s quarterly report and guidance didn’t impress investors.
  21. Amazon Launches Music Streaming Services (AMZN, AAPL)

    October 12, 2016
    As expected, Amazon launched two new music streaming services today. The company's aim is to expand the market for music ...
  22. Amazon Said to Launch Two New Music Services Early Next Year ...

    October 10, 2016
    Amazon is set to shake up the music streaming industry by launching two new services at different price points.
  23. Goldman Sachs Makes Bold Call on Pandora (P)

    October 4, 2016
    Goldman Sachs sees 34% upside. Let's see if that's realistic.
  24. Spotify Might Buy SoundCloud, But Who Will Buy Spotify?

    September 29, 2016
    Music streaming service Spotify is in talks to buy SoundCloud, a social platform for musicians. The deal is indicative of ...
  25. Pandora Introduces Low-Cost, Ad-Free Service

    September 15, 2016
    As CEO Tim Westergren noted in Pandora Media's (NYSE: P) second-quarter earnings release, his company is making "considerable ...
  26. Spotify Hits 40 Million Paid Subscribers (AAPL, AMZN)

    September 14, 2016
    Music streaming service Spotify announced today that it had 40 million paying users. For comparison, Apple Music has 17 million ...
  27. Pandora Enters a New Arena (P)

    September 14, 2016
    Pandora stepping it up vs. Apple and Spotify with a new subscription plan.
  28. Amazon And Pandora To Offer $5 Music Streaming Service

    September 13, 2016
    The pricing strategy by both companies undercuts the regular $10 per month subscription fee charged by other streaming services. ...
  29. New Music Offerings from Amazon.com and Pandora (P, AMZN)

    September 12, 2016
    The new streaming music service will be launched at a low entry price: $5 for a monthly subscription.
  30. Music Stream With the Most Paid Subscribers (P)

    September 12, 2016
    The industry is progressing, but only a few players are seeing their business scale up with it.
  31. Uber Partners With Pandora and Spotify (P)

    September 9, 2016
    Uber rides are now more customizable, which is good news for streaming radio company Pandora.
  32. Top 6 Companies Owned by Alibaba (BABA)

    August 18, 2016
    The giant Chinese conglomerate shows no signs of slowing down its acquisition tear. Here are some of the more noteworthy ...
  33. Pandora's Skeptics: Earnings Preview (P, AAPL)

    July 20, 2016
    While the on-demand platform has generated tons of buzz, investors have taken a wait-and-see attitude before investing more ...
  34. Apple in Talks to Buy Jay Z's Tidal Music Service (AAPL, P)

    June 30, 2016
    Apple is looking to bolster its music service, which debuted one year ago. The company in 2014 acquired Beats Electronics, ...
  35. Spotify Reaches 100M Users, But So What?

    June 24, 2016
    Spotify may be forced to spend even more money to maintain a lead in total monthly active users that may not even matter. ...
  36. Pandora Pledges to Become a One-Stop Shop

    June 21, 2016
    Facing stiff competition from deep-pocketed rivals, Pandora Media (NYSE: P) is spending the week on the French Riviera making ...
  37. Could Pandora Be the Next Takeover Target? (P)

    June 13, 2016
    Microsoft's mega deal to buy LinkedIn is sparking rumors of more M&A to come. One potential target: Pandora Media Inc.
  38. Is Pandora About to Go on the Block Again?

    May 17, 2016
    Pandora Media (NYSE: P) may be heading back to the auction block once more. Activist investor Keith Meister disclosed his ...
  39. Pandora Stock Surges On Q1 Earnings Beat (P)

    May 2, 2016
    Raising its full-year outlook indicates some level of confidence, but it should be taken with the fact that it's shares have ...
  40. Here's Why Apple Won't Buy Pandora's Plunge (AAPL, P)

    March 29, 2016
    Pandora doesn't have a sound business that Apple wants. Nor does Pandora have any assets worth any premium to Apple that ...
  41. Sony Acquires Major Music Catalog for $750 Million

    March 17, 2016
    Sony (NYSE: SNE) has purchased the remaining half of a music catalog owned by the estate of Michael Jackson. The deal to ...
  42. Pandora Earnings Play a Familiar Sad Tune (P)

    February 12, 2016
    Pandora's fourth-quarter results are reminiscent of a song investors have heard before: Disappointment.
  43. Will Pandora Media (P) Remain Relevant?

    December 2, 2015
    Pandora's path has been consistent, but will it be able to turn up the volume?
  44. Pandora Frustrated With Spotify, Vice Versa

    October 28, 2015
    As technology has evolved, the landscape of the music industry has changed from radio broadcasts to mp3 and now streaming ...
  45. Pandora and Sirius XM Cut Deals for Pre-1972 Music

    October 26, 2015
    Pandora Media (NYSE: P) has settled with a coalition of independent and major record labels regarding royalty payments for ...
  46. Pandora Media Jumps on a Big Upgrade

    September 30, 2015
    Shares of Pandora Media (NYSE: P) jumped as much as 7% on Sept. 29 after analysts at Stifel Nicolaus raised its price target ...
  47. Pandora May Soon Pay Lower Royalties for Content

    September 24, 2015
    Pandora Media (NYSE: P) recently reported that the U.S. Registrar of Copyrights just released an opinion that might lead ...
  48. Pandora Media Launches a New Ad Format

    July 31, 2015
    Pandora Media (NYSE: P) has a new way to make money. The Internet radio service has rolled out "Sponsored Listening," making ...
  49. Is Pandora Set For A Rebound?

    July 29, 2015
    Pandora stock is showing signs of a rebound. The beaten-down stock has picked up after the release of 2Q '15 results and ...
  50. Pandora Raises Forecast on Increased Ad Revenue

    July 28, 2015
    It appears the debut of Apple Music did not derail Pandora Media (NYSE: P). The streaming service had a strong second quarter, ...
  51. Can Amazon Echo Compete With Siri?

    July 23, 2015
    Amazon has introduced something totally new, Echo, and it has people wondering how this device stacks up against Apple’s ...
  52. Pandora Using Data to Help Artists Make More Noise

    July 6, 2015
    It's official: Pandora Media (NYSE: P) has closed a deal to acquire music analytics provider Next Big Sound for an undisclosed ...
  53. Sirius XM and Pandora Can Both Still Win

    April 24, 2015
    Sirius XM Holdings (NASDAQ: SIRI) and Pandora (NYSE: P) are the leaders in their radio niches, but it seems as if everybody ...
  54. Top 10 Biggest Mobile Apps Of 2015

    April 10, 2015
    The biggest mobile apps include games and social networking services.
  55. This Controversial Company's Future May Get A Whole Lot Brighter

    August 18, 2014
    Over the past decade, several national radio station operators have declared bankruptcy, and those that remain are on the ...
  56. Parabolic SAR Sell Signals

    October 9, 2013
    Strong selling on October 8 sent major indexes below support indicating the downward correction is continuing. Parabolic ...
  57. H&R Block: 3 Reasons Buffett Should Buy Back In

    July 27, 2011
    Buffett may have moved on from HRB, but there are three strong reasons he might want to take another look.