TWX : Analysis & Opinions

  1. AT&T, Time Warner Deal Follows Decades of Messy M&As

    October 23, 2016
    AT&T's acquisition of Time Warner was years in the making with the companies structures changing over decades of M&A.
  2. The Biggest Mergers & Acquisitions In The U.S.

    October 23, 2016
    M&A is a daily part of the American business world. They're based on the principle that "One plus one equals three," i.e. ...
  3. AT & T To Buy Time Warner For $86 Billion (T, TWX)

    October 22, 2016
    In one of the largest M & As ever, AT & T has reached a deal to buy Time Warner for $86 billion in a cash and stock.
  4. Report: AT&T Buy of Time Warner Imminent (T, TWX)

    October 21, 2016
    AT&T and Time Warner could announce a deal as soon as this weekend.
  5. Report: AT&T, Time Warner in Talks (T, TWX)

    October 21, 2016
    AT&T and Time Warner are in talks about some form of an alliance.
  6. Will Wanda's Deal Boost Lions Gate and Warner?

    October 19, 2016
    According to The Hollywood Reporter, Wanda Group will offer a 40% rebate to studios that shoot movies and TV shows at its ...
  7. Warner to Produce Five "Fantastic Beasts" Films

    October 17, 2016
    Fan events are nothing new for genre films, and fans of the Harry Potter franchise have had more than their share -- from ...
  8. For Warner, "The Accountant" Adds Up Nicely

    October 13, 2016
    While no one is close to challenging 2016 box office leader Walt Disney, there's a lot to like about this year's performance ...
  9. Is "Westworld" Another HBO, Time Warner Hit?

    October 4, 2016
    Time Warner's (NYSE: TWX) HBO has done well at adapting material from other sources into successful TV shows. From Game ...
  10. Warner Rallies as "Suicide Squad" Tops "Iron Man"

    October 3, 2016
    Time Warner's (NYSE: TWX) DC movies may finally be gathering momentum. Last week, Suicide Squad passed Marvel's Iron Man ...
  11. Barclays Ponders AT&T-Time Warner Deal (T, TWX)

    September 30, 2016
    Barclays looked at whether a deal between Time Warner and AT&T would make sense.
  12. TWX: How Time Warner's Stock Price Rose 8% in 6 Months

    September 16, 2016
    Time Warner's stock price closed higher in the first six months of 2016 as its HBO Now and Hulu investment outweighed poor ...
  13. Time Warner Plans to Stream Its Channels, Too

    September 13, 2016
    At some point, every company that owns cable channels will come up with a streaming solution. Time Warner (NYSE: TWX) has ...
  14. Time Warner's "Sully" Dominates Weekend Box Office

    September 12, 2016
    Time Warner's (NYSE: TWX) Warner Bros. film studio was the box office champion this past weekend. Its based-on-fact drama Sully ...
  15. Barnes & Noble Needs Saving, So It Summoned Batman

    September 12, 2016
    Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS) needs to do anything it possibly can to drive traffic to its stores -- and it has been. To ...
  16. Time Inc. Expands Into Video Streaming

    September 12, 2016
    Time Inc. (NYSE: TIME) recently announced that the upcoming launch of the People Entertainment Network, an ad-supported ...
  17. Top 10 Media Stocks for 2016 (CMCSA, DIS)

    September 10, 2016
    Media stocks are finding additional ways to distribute their content to consumers as cable subscriptions decline. Explore ...
  18. Scary Sony Flick Tops DC Villians at Box Office

    August 29, 2016
    As the summer movie season winds down, an underdog horror film has usurped a big studio's tentpole release to claim the ...
  19. Did "Suicide Squad" Resuscitate TWX's DC Universe?

    August 15, 2016
    So far, Time Warner's (NYSE: TWX) film universe based on the DC Comics universe has been lucrative, but disappointing. Movies ...
  20. NBCUniversal Buys Harry Potter Rights in Enormous Franchise Deal

    August 9, 2016
    Warner Bros. and NBCUniversal have reached an agreement in which NBCU will have TV and other rights to the Harry Potter films ...
  21. Time Warner Pays $583 Million for 10% Hulu Stake

    August 3, 2016
    If you can't beat them, you may as well join them. Time Warner (NYSE: TWX) has opted to do just that, announcing it recently ...
  22. Time Warner Q2 Beat, Buys 10% Stake in Hulu (TWX, NFLX)

    August 3, 2016
    The company reported solid second quarter fiscal 2016 earnings results that beat estimates and announced a 10% equity stake ...
  23. Why HBO May Be About to Boost Time Warner Stock

    July 20, 2016
    Television ratings data can be dicey and inaccurate. Yet if you're investing in entertainment stocks such as Time Warner ...
  24. How Time Warner Is Pumping Up "Suicide Squad"

    July 18, 2016
    As the annual fan festival and entertainment showcase known as San Diego Comic-Con prepares to kick off this week, studios ...
  25. HBO's Ratings Give a Boost to Time Warner Stock

    July 12, 2016
    HBO has been a slow but relatively steady contributor to Time Warner's (NYSE: TWX) revenue and operating profits. Yet that ...
  26. Time Warner's DC Movies Need a Great Comic-Con

    July 12, 2016
    While Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was not a box office disaster, the film underwhelmed audiences, scoring only 66% ...
  27. Warner Bros Paid Youtube Influencers for Positive Reviews

    July 11, 2016
    Warner Bros has been influencing "influencers" with money and not adequately disclosing it to viewers, according to the Federal ...
  28. The Brand and Business of Beyoncé Knowles (PEP, TWX)

    June 25, 2016
    Discover why Beyonce is a global brand. Find out about her business investments, marketing strategies and her collaborations ...
  29. Sarah Jessica Parker Returns to HBO With 'Divorce'

    June 23, 2016
    Time Warner's (NYSE: TWX) HBO has long been synonymous with Sunday night television, and two shows helped to make it that ...
  30. Time Warner's HBO Admits a Big Failure on "Vinyl"

    June 22, 2016
    Time Warner's (NYSE: TWX) HBO needs a new hit. While the channel still has Game of Thrones, one of the most-popular shows ...
  31. 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 ...
  32. Warner Bros. Revamps Its DC Comics Film Operations

    May 19, 2016
    Time Warner (NYSE: TWX) clearly has a moneymaker on its hands with its Warner Bros studio's Batman v. Superman: Dawn of ...
  33. 3 Red Flags for Value Stocks (KMI, FCX)

    May 9, 2016
    Assess the components of Warren Buffett's value investing technique, and analyze the additional financial metrics to consider ...
  34. Halliburton to Pay Big Breakup Fee to Baker Hughes

    May 3, 2016
    That's going to leave a mark. As a consequence of Halliburton's failed attempt to acquire rival Baker Hughes, the oil industry ...
  35. Mattel's Girl Power Finally Adds Some Super Powers

    May 2, 2016
    Barbie may have long headlined Mattel's efforts to market to girls, but a new line of action figures based on DC Comics' ...
  36. Time Warner's New FilmStruck Channel to Skip Cable

    April 28, 2016
    In the same week federal regulators agreed to allow Charter Communications (CHTR) to purchase Time Warner Cable (TWC) for ...
  37. IBM's Watson Finds a New Home on "Sesame Street"

    April 28, 2016
    IBM (IBM) has been slowly finding new, consumer-facing ways to make commercial use of its Watson cognitive computing technology, ...
  38. Time Warner Expands HBO Now to Xbox and Smart TVs

    April 22, 2016
    Time Warner (NYSE: TWX) recently announced it has expanded its streaming-only HBO Now service to Xbox consoles and new Samsung ...
  39. Batman, Superman Get Rooms as Time Warner Expands

    April 21, 2016
    After years of watching competitors generate significant revenue from their intellectual property, Time Warner's (NYSE: ...
  40. HBO and Discovery Invest in "Mind-Blowing" Tech

    April 19, 2016
    Late last year, comedian, entertainer, and former host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show, Jon Stewart, announced plans ...
  41. Netflix Raises Price for Grandfathered Subscribers

    April 13, 2016
    Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) handled raising prices as well as any company possibly could. Rather than simply announcing a hike ...
  42. IMAX Makes Its Latest Push Into India

    April 7, 2016
    Bollywood, meet Hollywood. Monster-screen specialist IMAX (NYSE: IMAX) is about to dramatically expand its presence in India ...
  43. Time Warner's Batman v. Superman Ticket Sales Dive

    April 5, 2016
    During its opening weekend, Time Warner's (NYSE: TWX) Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice grossed $420 million worldwide, ...
  44. The Future of Video: Viacom, Time Warner, and Disney (NFLX, VIAB)

    March 27, 2016
    Learn how Viacom, Time Warner and Disney, three giants of the TV industry, are trying to keep up with the evolution of TV ...
  45. Portfolio Trends in 2016 (DODGX)

    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 ...
  46. Netflix Signs Will Smith in Biggest Movie Deal Yet

    March 21, 2016
    The Fresh Prince may not bring in box office dollars the way he did at the peak of his career, but Will Smith still counts ...
  47. Time Warner's Turner Launching Online Services

    March 18, 2016
    Time Warner (NYSE: TWX) has been at the forefront of companies distributing their cable network content direct to consumers ...
  48. 21st Century Fox Testing Nielsen-Free Ad Sales

    March 18, 2016
    21st Century Fox (NASDAQ: FOX) (NASDAQ: FOXA) recently announced that it will start offering advertisers deals based on ...
  49. 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 ...
  50. The Economics Behind Designer Heels (TWX, MC)

    March 11, 2016
    Discover the factors and trends that impact the rising cost of designer heels. The cost of materials pushes the cost of designer ...
  51. Time Warner Profits Beat, Revenue Misses (TWX)

    February 10, 2016
    On balance, Time Warner's numbers aren't as bad as the share price movement would indicate, especially when factoring Time ...
  52. 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 ...
  53. Can Activision Blizzard Become an E-Sports Icon?

    January 5, 2016
    Since at least October, Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI) has been gearing up to make a bigger bet on e-sports. We can ...
  54. 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 ...
  55. As Disney Reports, Street Anxious For Word On Crimp From Cord-Cutting

    November 5, 2015
    Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS), a monster of media and entertainment, is up next with quarterly results as media companies ...
  56. Will Netflix Kill Time Warner? (NFLX, TWX)

    November 5, 2015
    Time Warner is considering taking its content off of major streaming sites. Unless it offers its own alternative, this bid ...
  57. Activison Blizzard Hands E-Sports to ESPN Alum (ATVI, TWX)

    October 26, 2015
    For a growing number of companies, e-sports is big business. Put Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI) on the list of those ...
  58. Top 3 Companies Owned By Time Warner (TWX)

    October 22, 2015
    Learn more about the three companies that make Time Warner into one of the country's biggest mass media and entertainment ...
  59. Time Warner and Legendary Join Forces for Monster Mashup

    October 20, 2015
    Get ready to see more of Godzilla and King Kong. Time Warner (NYSE: TWX) is betting that moviegoers want to see both monsters ...
  60. Netflix May Look to Add News Programming (NFLX, TWX)

    October 16, 2015
    Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) has pretty much reinvented how comedy and drama programming work. By releasing every episode of a ...
  61. "Pan" Flops as Time Warner Studio Woes Continue (TWX, FOXA)

    October 12, 2015
    Time Warner (NYSE: TWX) appears to have committed at least $100 million to make and distribute Pan. Right now, that's not ...
  62. 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.
  63. "The Martian" Challenges Record in Win for Fox (FOXA, TWX)

    October 6, 2015
    Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ: FOXA) got another genre win over the weekend with The Martian netting an estimated $55 ...
  64. Time Warner's TBS Bets on Televised E-Sports (TWX)

    September 28, 2015
    After years of being relegated to YouTube and Twitch, video game sports broadcasting and commentary has slowly gotten more ...
  65. Fox Scores With "Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials" (FOXA, TWX)

    September 22, 2015
    From Jurassic World to Avengers: Age of Ultron and Furious 7, sequels have vastly outperformed originals at this year's ...
  66. Movie Vs. TV Industry: Which Is Most Profitable?

    September 16, 2015
    Which entertainment sector is more profitable: movies or TV? Let’s take a look. You might be surprised by the results.
  67. Fox Goes Wild, Partners With National Geographic

    September 11, 2015
    Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ: FOXA) is sowing its wild oats, forming a for-profit joint venture with the National Geographic ...
  68. Media General Buying Up Meredith for $2.4 Billion (BRK-A, BRK-B)

    September 9, 2015
    Politics might not have anything to do with Media General (NYSE: MEG) offering to buy out rival Meredith (NYSE: MDP) for ...
  69. 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 ...
  70. Intel Gets Into the Reality TV Business (INTC, TWX)

    August 24, 2015
    Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is teaming with the creator of Survivor, The Apprentice, and Shark Tank to create a new reality TV ...
  71. Warner Begins Expanding "Harry Potter" Franchise (TWX)

    August 21, 2015
    Filming for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them began this week, the latest in a series of movies set in the world of ...
  72. 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 ...
  73. "Sesame Street" Heading to Time Warner's HBO (TWX)

    August 17, 2015
    In an agreement that may or may not lead to Snuffleupagus paneling on Real Time with Bill Maher and Sam the Eagle contributing ...
  74. TWX CEO: HBO Now Not Hurting Cable Subscriptions

    August 10, 2015
    Time Warner (NYSE: TWX) executives seem encouraged by early figures for their new standalone HBO Now digital streaming service, ...
  75. Time Warner Trounces Second Quarter Estimates (TWX)

    August 6, 2015
    Time Warner (NYSE: TWX) turned in an excellent performance in the limelight of earnings season. On Wednesday, the company ...
  76. Media & Retail Highlight Earnings This Week

    August 2, 2015
    Summer is beginning to wind down and many of the S&P 500 have already shared second-quarter results. However, there still ...
  77. Batman Gives Sony a Boost in June Video Game Sales (SNE, TWX)

    July 28, 2015
    While Sony (NYSE: SNE) is better known as the cinematic steward for Marvel's Spider-Man, a budding relationship with Batman ...
  78. HBO Lands a Game-Changer in Bill Simmons (TWX)

    July 28, 2015
    The Sports Guy has a new home. Bill Simmons, formerly of ESPN, served as executive producer for the acclaimed 30 for 30 ...
  79. 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, ...
  80. How The NBA Makes Money (DIS, TWX)

    July 14, 2015
    The National Basketball Association has moved past Major League Baseball to represent the second most popular sport in the ...
  81. How Martha Stewart Built a Media Empire

    July 14, 2015
    A look into how Martha Stewart took her home-based catering business and turned it into a billion dollar media empire.
  82. For Time Warner, "Magic Mike XXL" Comes Up Short (TWX)

    July 9, 2015
    Magic Mike XXL is shaping up to be a stunted sequel. According to Box Office Mojo, the male stripper dramedy placed fourth ...
  83. Time Warner Gets a Piece of a Rock-Solid Franchise (TWX)

    July 2, 2015
    Sylvester Stallone's Rocky franchise celebrates its 40th anniversary next year. Before then, in November, he will be back ...
  84. Google Is Now Richer Than Over 100 Countries

    June 11, 2015
    Find out where Google ranks among the wealthiest nations of the world and which countries report GDP figures below the tech ...
  85. 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 ...
  86. 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 ...
  87. Invest In Leisure & Entertainment For 2015

    December 4, 2014
    The leisure and entertainment industries are showing strong upward trends as seen in the Powershares Dynamic Leisure & Entertainment ...
  88. How To Invest In Corporate Spin-offs

    August 15, 2014
    In many cases, a spin-off is a win-win for the companies involved. But how can traders cash in on the corporate gerrymandering?
  89. How Does Goodwill Affect Stock Prices?

    July 25, 2014
    “If a business does well, the stock eventually follows.” - Warren Buffett
  90. Barron's Recap: Top 10 Takeover Targets

    May 26, 2014
    This weekend in Barron's online: how to play the merger boom, as well as the prospects for Time Inc., Global Brass & ...
  91. Is Amazon Prime Still The Best Deal In Tech?

    April 23, 2014
    If you asked that question a week ago, when Seattle-based, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMZN) raised its annual fee for Amazon ...
  92. 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.
  93. Five Reasons Why The Netflix Juggernaut Could Continue to Roll

    October 21, 2013
    What makes Netflix’ saga so compelling is the element of the grand comeback. We'll look at 5 factors that could keep the ...
  94. Earnings Expectations For The Week Of August 5

    August 4, 2013
    The earnings season is beginning to wind down, and much of the focus this week will turn to central bank meetings and economic ...
  95. 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. ...
  96. The Real Threat To Netflix Isn't RedBox Or BlockBuster

    July 19, 2011
    Netflix recent price increase could cost them customers, and some familiar, yet unlikely companies are in the best position ...
  97. Time Warner Goes Global

    February 7, 2011
    Time Warner's global push will likely make patient shareholders substantial returns.
  98. Cheerful Trends From Walt Disney

    August 12, 2010
    Disney's fortunes will improve as long as the macroeconomic environment continues to brighten.
  99. A Look Back At The Marvel-Disney Deal

    December 29, 2009
    Cutesy meets edgy in an interesting marriage.
  100. Should You Go With High Insider Ownership?

    March 11, 2009
    Can high insider ownership give a false signal?
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