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  • Satellite operator DirecTV (DTV) and two other unidentified suitors have reportedly bid over $1B each to acquire Hulu. The owners of the online video service, which are News Corp (NWS), Disney (DIS) and Comcast (CMCSA), have received seven offers for the company, and intend to cut the shortlist down over the next few weeks. Previous reports have said that other bidders include Yahoo (YHOO), KKR (KKR) and Time Warner Cable (TWC). [View news story]
    Any ideas why DIS has tanked from 67 to 63 in last couple weeks? I can't find any research to suggest why. Would also be great for them to get out of Hulu and pawn it off on someone like Yahoo/Meyer.
    Jun 2 07:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kinder Morgan (KMI) and Kinder Morgan Partners (KMP) lift their 2013 financial projections, based mostly on projected contributions from the Copano acquisition. KMI now plans to declare dividends of $1.60/share for 2013, up from $1.57 expected; KMP plans to declare distributions of $5.33/unit, up from $5.28 expected. Kinder Morgan Management (KMR) will pay a $5.33/share distribution via additional shares. [View news story]
    Ok, I admit this is new to me as I am coming out of real estate investments into the market. Dividends and distributions are appealing for sure. I'm confused however since KM seems to have at least 3 similar companies, KMI, KMP, KMR. I know that KMI pays a dividend of .38 qtr. So does KMI also pay a cash distribution on top of the div? KMP also pays a div. Is it only KMR that pays a cash distribution? But no dividend from KMR? Correct?

    Arrrrgh ... confused!
    May 26 07:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Goldman Sachs downshifts on Tesla Motors (TSLA), taking the red-hot automaker down to Neutral with a $61 price target on valuation concerns. Yesterday's Q1 report (I, II) from Tesla showed better-than-expected margins along with sales and production numbers that were on track to help the company meet or beat its full-year forecasts. Goldman's call is far from the ruling the day, TSLA +17.2% premarket to $65.32. [View news story]
    Exactly! You nailed it.
    May 9 08:13 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Swept up in the hit to American Capital Agency (AGNC -8.3% AH) is its sister firm American Capital Mortgage (MTGE -5.4% AH). MTGE differs from AGNC in that it invests in non-agency MBS as well as agency paper, but both share Gary Kain as CIO. AGNC's conference call is set for Friday at 11 ET - how much did February's dilutive secondary hit the Q1 numbers? [View news story]
    When was it hit -8% ??? I show it + .08 cents (up .24%) for the day in today's trading. ????
    May 3 01:11 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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