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  • NBC blocked from Utah's DirecTV subscribers [View news story]
    Well, their contract ran out, so KSL and DirecTV don't have to work together ever again if they don't want to. But customers may have a different outlook on that.
    Sep 11, 2015. 09:31 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cablevision -2.7% as Citi maintains Sell, skeptical of Altice buyout [View news story]
    Thanks -- that's a quote from Bazinet but it could use a clarifier about the wirelines, which I have added in.
    Sep 10, 2015. 05:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Force Friday event gives retail sector a lift [View news story]
    What -- you don't want your special dark side/light side charm bracelets?
    Sep 4, 2015. 04:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sprint falls in line, will do away with contracts [View news story]
    I think this does mean more cycled iPhones ... seems Sprint might not have gone along without help from SoftBank in processing the turned-in phones, so they must be anticipating heavy turnover. If a customer consents to the $22/month ($17/month for early birds), why wouldn't they be changing their phones every September instead of every two years?
    Aug 17, 2015. 11:45 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Sprint gains 8% after hours on news of $87M SoftBank share buy [View news story]
    SoftBank is saying they do not intend to own more than 85% of Sprint as that would trigger a tender offer.
    Aug 13, 2015. 01:11 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Notable earnings after Tuesday’s close [View news story]
    Get ready for tomorrow
    Aug 10, 2015. 07:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sprint CFO Euteneuer resigns, execs shuffled; shares up 2.7% (updated) [View news story]
    Back-room deal? ... This Sprint link was in the item before you commented.
    Aug 3, 2015. 05:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • SFX Entertainment -11.7% as Stifel downgrades on go-private bid concerns [View news story]
    My understanding is he is liable for the $31M reverse termination fee if the $5.25/share doesn't come through. Things look strange though so it's hard to tell what the board might do.
    Jul 27, 2015. 04:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Reuters: FCC approves AT&T-DirecTV merger [View news story]
    Yes, a more apt word choice on second thought. Was rushing a bit ...
    Jul 23, 2015. 09:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Marvel leads box office with smaller but solid 'Ant-Man' [View news story]
    I'd figure the relevant comparison is profitability, not budgets, though of course to really tackle that well is beyond the scope of an item on a week's figures
    Jul 20, 2015. 08:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Marvel leads box office with smaller but solid 'Ant-Man' [View news story]
    Production budget is only a piece of what is notoriously opaque film accounting. An old rule of thumb said that a film would need to gross triple its budget to start seeing a profit, but even that is way out of date as things have been evolving, with a real contribution from worldwide box office (and worldwide marketing and other costs).

    So it's hard to say exactly when "Ant-Man" will profit (according to the studio) or how much.
    Jul 20, 2015. 08:13 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Marvel leads box office with smaller but solid 'Ant-Man' [View news story]
    Not for Marvel, no. The relation is in terms to the current competition, and the fact it's got a different trajectory to profitability than something like "Guardians" opening at $94M.
    Jul 20, 2015. 12:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Comcast launches Stream video service for its cord-cutter customers [View news story]
    True; this is pitched at Comcast's Internet-only customers, and they're using ESPN (and I suppose "The Walking Dead") as a pretty big lever to get those folks to still sign up as regular (and higher-paying) cable customers.
    Jul 13, 2015. 09:39 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • American Tower up 1%; Pacific Crest boosts target [View news story]

    Ultimately, it's up to the investors to decide the worth of AMT or of the advice of Pacific Crest or any other analysts. So our purpose here (on Seeking Alpha's news side) is to get the news into your hands so you can make good decisions about your investments.

    As for insider transactions: Opinions vary widely but I tend to stick close to the adage that insiders sell for many reasons but buy for only one. So, I put more stock in the information power of insider purchases than sales.
    Jul 10, 2015. 07:33 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • My Bet On Seeking Alpha's Future [View article]

    Thanks for all you've done in building this community that's done so much for investors and has gotten steadily better, all the time. It's no small effort and the result is amazing.

    It's been a pleasure working with you these years. I know things are in good hands with Eli and look forward to the next phase!
    Jul 2, 2015. 09:14 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment