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Comcast Corporation (CMCSA)

  • Jul. 2, 2010, 11:52 AM
    When media bigwigs gather in Sun Valley next week, don't expect a deal on the order of last year's Comcast (CMCSA) hookup with NBC Universal (GE) - most execs are still "gun-shy" from volatility and some modest new media plays or cable channel deals are more likely than blockbusters.
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  • Jun. 25, 2010, 7:39 AM
    The FCC pauses its 180-day review window of the proposed JV between Comcast (CMCSA) and NBC (GE), saying the firms have failed to fully comply with information requests. The deal review will resume when the two cough up the requested documents.
  • Jun. 22, 2010, 8:35 AM
    Earthlink (ELNK) files a petition with the FCC to block the merger of Comcast (CMCSA) and NBC Universal (GE). Just yesterday, NBC affiliates threw their support behind the deal, but Earthlink says the merger will hurt competition.
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  • Jun. 21, 2010, 12:45 PM
    Affiliates of NBC (GE) are reportedly agreeing to support Comcast's (CMCSA) purchase of NBC Universal after getting a pledge that major events including football and the Olympics won't be shifted to pay cable. Comments on the takeover are due at the FCC today.
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  • Jun. 18, 2010, 2:46 PM
    Siding with the big carriers, Dennis Kneale laments the FCC's desire to use "a set of 75-year-old phone regulations to oversee the 21st century internet." The shareholders of carriers like AT&T (T), Verizon (VZ) and Comcast (CMCSA) paid for pipes, but he believes the government's hunger to set rules for the traffic they must carry could ultimately thwart high hopes for the wireless web.
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  • Jun. 14, 2010, 7:21 AM
    Cablevision (CVC) is buying Bresnan Communications for $1.36B. Bresnan is majority-owned by private equity firm Providence Equity Partners, with minority stakeholders including Comcast (CMCSA) and PE firm Quadrangle Group. (PR)
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  • May 25, 2010, 3:22 PM
    James Altucher spots some interesting insider buying amid the bloodshed, citing Ormat Technologies (ORA), Tupperware (TUP), Comcast (CMCSA) and JB Hunt (JBHT) as companies that are good economic barometers whose stocks already looked cheap from a fundamentals level even before recent insider activity.
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  • May 24, 2010, 2:12 PM
    With GE (GE) in the process of selling NBC to Comcast (CMCSA), some dealmakers predict Sumner Redstone and Disney (DIS) will begin debating whether to put CBS (CBS) and ABC, respectively, on the block. Analysts say this year may be broadcast TV's best hope for finding buyers, since retransmission fees could allow each network to reap $400M in coming years.
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  • May 7, 2010, 1:26 PM
    Relax, says Barclays' James Ratcliffe to the cablecos, there's no need yet to panic over the FCC's "net neutrality" regs. The agency doesn't really want to regulate prices, and the rules don't stop cable providers from doing anything they could have expectd to do anyway. TWC -2.3%; CVC -3%; CMCSA -1%; T flat. (yesterday)
  • May 6, 2010, 11:51 AM
    As expected, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski confirms that the agency will draw from decades-old telecom rules to regulate broadband providers and reassert "net neutrality" - "the nuclear option," says Sanford Bernstein's Craig Moffett. TWC -6.3%; CVC -6.2%; CMCSA -4.8%; T -1.3%.
  • May 6, 2010, 8:50 AM
    Keep an eye on internet providers (CMCSA, T) and internet firms (AMZN, EBAY, GOOG) today as FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski prepares to outline net neutrality rules.
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  • Apr. 28, 2010, 1:40 PM
    Comcast (CMCSA +1.6%) reported along with earnings that ad revenue jumped 24%, its first increase since Q1 2008. Though ads aren't its primary business, it's another sign that ads are inching back in various media.
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  • Apr. 28, 2010, 9:10 AM
    Premarket gainers: NBG +10%. TSFG +8%. CIIC +7%. NVAX +8%. BCRX +7%. RFMD +6%. TLAB +6%. ACAS +6%. RNN +6%. YRCW +5%. ABK +5%. PCBC +5%. MPEL +5%. ERIC +5%. UAUA +4%. LCC +4%. DCTH +4%. TMO +4%. CRBC +4%. CMCSA +4%. GT +4%. CHU +4%. SQNM +4%.
    Losers: BWLD -19%. RHI -11%. CNXT -10%. FBC -10%. PFCB -4%.
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  • Apr. 28, 2010, 7:07 AM
    Comcast (CMCSA): Q1 EPS of $0.31 beats by $0.01. Revenue of $9.2B (+9.8%) in-line. (PR)
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  • Apr. 28, 2010, 12:05 AM
    Notable earnings before Wednesday's open: ABX, AOL, ATI, BEN, CMCSA, DOW, EQT, FR, GD, GLW, GT, HES, HL, HST, IACI, IVZ, JBLU, JNY, MHS, MPEL, MWV, NOC, OC, PX, RCL, RDS.A, ROK, S, SAP, SEE, SEIC, SO, TEL, TMO, UMC, VTR, WLP, WYN
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  • Apr. 6, 2010, 10:53 AM
    An appeals court rules for Comcast (CMCSA) and against the FCC, saying the regulator doesn't have the authority to force Comcast to stop blocking peer-to-peer applications on its broadband networks. The applications are commonly used to transfer large video files including TV shows and movies.
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Company Description
Comcast Corp is a media and technology company. The Company's business segments are: Cable Communications, Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment, and Theme Parks.
Sector: Services
Industry: CATV Systems
Country: United States