ADT (ADT +1.6%) might be on the radar of Liberty Media (LMCA -1.6%), according to Citigroup's Jason Bazinet. The analyst sees the company fitting the LMCA acquisition profile due to its steady cash flow and line of businesses that dip into the media/technology space. Shares of ADT are up 15.6% since the company spun off from Tyco.
Sirius XM Radio (SIRI -3.1%) spikes lower with news out Apple will enter its space with an Internet radio servive. The company that will soon be pulling the reins with Sirius, Liberty Media (LMCA -1%), is also tilting lower.
The board of Sirius XM Radio (SIRI) forms a search committee to find a replacement for the outgoing Mel Karmazin. The quick readthrough by RBC Capital analyst David Bank of the retirement of Karmazin is that the Sirius could take on more debt and increase its leverage, the game plan Liberty Media's John Malone (LMCA) used with DirecTV.
Shares of Barnes & Noble (BKS +3.3%) poke out a gain with the firm's execs slated to speak at Liberty Media's (LMCA -0.5%) annual investor meeting (webcast) later today. With Liberty Media still holding close to 17% of BKS, a bit of buzz is floating around that something could be unveiled at the affair.
Anschutz wants to sell AEG in one piece and keep the management in place, and expects to receive bids of around $10B for the sports and entertainment company, Reuters reports. That's higher than the $6B-$8B that was mooted last month, and, along with the desire to avoid a break-up, complicates the sale. Prospective suitors includes Liberty Media (LMCA). (previous)
The FCC announces that any parties that oppose Liberty Media's (LMCA +0.7%) proposal to take over Sirius Radio XM (SIRI +2.7%) have until November 1st to file their initial protest with the agency. With the merger now all but imminent, shares of SIRI have ripped to a 4-year high today, helped in part by BofA's Jessica Reif Cohen who launched coverage with a Buy rating on the "compelling" stock.
Liberty Media (LMCA) catches an upgrade to Buy from Citi's Jason Bazinet with the takeover of Sirius XM Radio around the corner. The analyst thinks that after the 50% ownership mark is crossed, Sirius will begin a $3B stock buyback program that will give Liberty a nice little boost on its investment.
Liberty Media (LMCA -1.1%) CEO John Malone tells the audience at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference that the company's stake in Sirius XM Radio (SIRI -1.2%) is close to 49.6% as it stands tantalizingly close to gaining full control of the company. Naturally, one of the questions to the exec has to do with the fate of Mel Karmazin which he shrugs off by indicating a Mel-less Sirius would do just fine. (webcast)
Anschutz says it intends to sell its AEG sports-and-entertainment unit in a deal that could reportedly be worth several billion dollars. AEG's assets include a 30% stake in the LA Lakers, sports teams, stadiums and music festivals, as well as the world's second-largest concert promoter. Potential buyers could include News Corp. (NWS) and Liberty Media (LMCA), which owns 21% of AEG ticket rival Live Nation (LYV).
Liberty Media (LMCA) considers its options as it nears full control of Sirius XM Radio (SIRI). Shareholders hoping for a quick spinoff of the satellite radio company may have to wait a bit with Liberty Media CEO Greg Maffei saying "no rush" exists.
Liberty Media (LMCA) takes another small step to controlling Sirius XM (SIRI), buying another 31M shares at $2.49 each and increasing its stake to 49.7% from 49.2%. Based on Sirius' close of $2.50 yesterday, Liberty only needs to spend another $50M or so to breach 50%, although it's still awaiting approval from the FCC to take outright control.
Liberty Media (LMCA) inches ever closer to obtaining full control of Sirius (SIRI), increasing its stake in the satellite radio company over the last few days to 48.8% from 48.1% by acquiring 40M shares for $2.53 each. The purchases come as Liberty awaits FCC approval to take control of Sirius.
Shares of Sirius XM Radio (SIRI) have had a nice little run, supposedly helped in part by the expectation that Liberty Media (LMCA) will jam a bigger buyback program down its throat after grabbing control of the company. Though it's a common take on the Street, it doesn't quite make sense to Jeff Sica of Sica Wealth Management. "Investors anticipating that Liberty will just sweep in and unlock the value of the company and generate share appreciation are a little bit premature."
A judge has denied a request from Sirius XM (SIRI) shareholders to stop Liberty Media (LMCA) from acquiring a controlling stake via further share purchases. Last week, Liberty filed an application with the FCC to be granted de jure control of Sirius. (more)
Liberty Media (LMCA +1.9%) trades higher as it plays a waiting game with the FCC to see if can land "de facto" control of Sirius XM Radio (SIRI +0.6%). Despite all the hyperbole from Mel Karmazin about working for a boss again, Wunderlich Securities bets he stays on board if Liberty gets the green light.