Is the time ripe for Cablevision to sell itself?

|About: Cablevision Systems Corpo... (CVC)|By:, SA News Editor

A growing number of analysts think Cablevision (CVC +0.6%) should strike while the iron is hot to sell itself with shares at elevated levels.

The company's stock is at risk of falling off if a wave of M&A in the sector leaves the cable operator without a merger partner.

During the Cablevision's Q2 earnings call, CEO James Dolan seemed less standoffish than in the past when asked about the possibility of a sale. (transcript)