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3/3/14Reckless New Fad: Companies Raise Money to Buy Back Stock, Pay Dividends (Jutia Group)

Last Thursday, the CEO of DIRECTV (NASDAQ/DTV) said “…we are pleased to announce a share repurchase program of $3.5 billion. This repurchase program reflects our strong balance sheet and confidence in continued strong DIRECTV revenue, earnings and free cash flow growth, as well as our belief that our stock is far below our intrinsic value.” [...]

11/21/13Company Update: Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) – Will DirecTV Continue To Rumba To A Latin ... (Jutia Group)

[at Seeking Alpha] - There is little evidence at this time to suggest the saturated North American market will be a growth region for DirecTV (NASDAQ: DTV ). Competitors such as Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH ), Comcast (NASDAQ: ... Read more on this. Comcast Corporation (CMCSA), with a current market cap of $124.68B, [...]

11/5/13Stock Update: Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) – DirecTV reports strong U.S. subscriber growth (Jutia Group)

[Reuters] - Satellite TV provider DirecTV added more U.S. customers than expected in the third quarter, showing strong subscriber growth in contrast to its cable rivals. DirecTV added 139,000 net subscribers in the United States in the quarter, nearly double the gain of 70,000 that analysts expected, according to research firm StreetAccount. In contrast, [...]

5/18/13(DTV) DIRECTV: Will It Beat Earnings? (Stock Blog Hub)

The largest satellite TV provider in the U.S., DIRECTV (DTV) is set to release its first-quarter 2013 results before the opening bell on May 7, 2013. In the last quarter, the company delivered a 33.62% positive earnings surprise. Let’s see how things are shaping up for this announcement. Factors to be Considered this Quarter We believe that a [...]

8/21/12(DTV) Earnings Preview: DIRECTV (Stock Blog Hub)

DIRECTV (DTV) is set to unveil its second-quarter 2012 results on Thursday, August 2, 2012, before the opening bell. The current Zacks Consensus Estimate for the second quarter is pegged at $1.14 per share, representing annualized growth of 24.86%. With respect to earnings surprise over the trailing four quarters, DTV has outperformed the Zacks Consensus Estimate [...]

7/20/12Direct Tv And Viacom Finally Settle Their Differences (Value Investing)

Putting an end to a nine-day battle, which left about 20 million homes with less than a dozen popular channels to watch, Cable programming giant Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIA) (NASDAQ:VIAB), and satellite broadcaster DirecTV (NASDAQ:DTV), reached a deal today. With the dispute ending, all 26 Viacom Networks channels will be back on the satellite network. The 26 Viacom networks [...]

7/11/1220M in Dark as DirecTV Pulls Plug on Viacom Channels (

On Tuesday evening, more than 20 million DirecTV subscribers saw over two dozen TV channels go dark. This came from Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) (NASDAQ:VIA) and DirecTV (NASDAQ:DTV) failing to reach a programming fee agreement. The viewers saw the loss of 26 channels including MTV, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central thanks to Viacom not accepting DirectTV's July 9 offer. According to Robert [...]

6/10/12(DTV) DirecTV Eyes Brazil’s 4G Wireless Market (Stock Blog Hub)

DirecTV (DTV), the largest satellite TV provider in the U.S., is planning to take part in Brazil’s 4G wireless broadband spectrum auctions, expected to be held in mid-June. We believe that by offering a by-product bundled service, DirecTV wants to exploit the under-penetrated pay-TV and wireless broadband market in Brazil. DirecTV, which operates under the brand [...]

5/8/12Earnings Preview: TAP, DTV, OMX, WEN (Value Investing)

Here are some of the most important earnings that were announced this morning: Molson Coors Brewing Company (NYSE:TAP) was down in morning trading this morning after it posted earnings of 44 cents per share this morning. That results puts it in line with last year's 44 cents per share but total income was less, down to $79.4 [...]

4/25/12DIRECTV (DTV) a Great GARP Stock (Value Investing)

Although DIRECTV (NASDAQ:DTV) may not be the most conservative stock you could ever review, it is clearly a consistent and fast grower. Moreover, even though it is a favorite of legendary investors like George Soros, Warren Buffett. Seth Klarman and others, DIRECTV (NASDAQ:DTV) is currently being valued at below market valuations. Consequently, the opportunity DIRECTV offers [...]

2/27/12(DTV) DIRECTV 2011 Fourth Quarter Earnings Scorecard (Stock Blog Hub)

DIRECTV (DTV) reported excellent fourth quarter 2011 financial results, where both earnings per share (EPS) and total revenue beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate. The solid result was attributable to double-digit revenue growth, significant margin expansion and record net customer additions. Fourth Quarter Highlights Total revenue in the reported quarter came in at $7,463 million, up 12.7% year [...]

1/20/125 Stocks Seeing Big Analyst Downgrades (Investment Underground » Page not found)

By Larry Gellar Here we have 5 of the latest analyst downgrades. While Google (GOOG) and Electronic Arts (EA) are two technology companies with unique challenges, DirecTV (DTV), Kroger (KR), and Citigroup (C) are facing macroeconomic headwinds. Let's see what's been happening with these 5 stocks: DirecTV, Inc. Analyst action: UBS downgraded DirecTV from Buy to Neutral. [...]

11/29/11(DTV) DIRECTV Analyst Remains Neutral on Shares (Stock Blog Hub)

DIRECTV (DTV), the largest satellite TV operator in the U.S., reported excellent third quarter 2011 financial results, where both earnings per share (EPS) and total revenue beat the Zacks Consensus Estimates. The solid result was mainly attributable to double-digit growth in the top line, significant margin expansion and record net customer additions. DIRECTV continues to add [...]

11/28/11(DTV) DIRECTV Third Quarter 2011 Earning Scorecard (Stock Blog Hub)

DIRECTV (DTV), the largest satellite TV operator of the U.S., reported excellent third quarter 2011 financial results, where both earnings per share (EPS) and total revenue beat the Zacks Consensus Estimates. The solid result was attributable to double-digit revenue growth, significant margin expansion and record net customer additions. Management’s aggressive promotional plan of offering popular NFL [...]

9/11/11(DTV) DIRECTV Offers NFL to Lift Viewership (Stock Blog Hub)

In a strategic decision, DIRECTV (DTV), the largest satellite TV service provider in the U.S., has decided to stream its NFL (National Football League) Sunday Ticket TV package on the Internet. The company is trying to expand the viewership of football games by broadcasting it online. Subscribers can now watch NFL matches via Sony Corp.’s [...]

9/1/11(DTV) DIRECTV Offers New Service (Stock Blog Hub)

DIRECTV (DTV), the largest satellite TV operator in the U.S., recently launched a new value-added service providing live information on devastating storm Hurricane Irene to its subscribers. Information regarding Hurricane Irene will be broadcasted from DIRECTV’s 259, 325 and 349 channels, respectively. These news channels will cover all the news and detailed information related to the [...]

8/28/11(DTV) DIRECTV Analyst Maintains Neutral Rating (Stock Blog Hub)

DIRECTV (DTV) declared excellent financial results for the second quarter of 2011. These solid results were the combined effect of a double-digit growth of the top line and solid margin and ARPU expansion. The company is reaping the benefits of affluent quality subscribers, who are willing to pay for DIRECTV’s premium services and programs, which [...]

8/5/11(DTV) DIRECTV Continues Upward Movement (Stock Blog Hub)

DIRECTV (DTV), the largest satellite TV operator of the U.S., declared excellent second quarter 2011 financial results before the opening bell today. The solid result was the combined effect of a double-digit revenue growth, significant margin expansion, and better-than-expected net customer addition. Management’s strategy to target high-end customers paid-off well as the demand for the company’s [...]

8/4/11Is It Time To Put The TV Into Sleep Mode? (Benzinga)

DIRECTV (NASDAQ: DTV) reported earnings that beat Wall Street estimates this morning, but accompanied by a massive sell-off in equities and weaker than expected internals, shares are plunging, more than 6% today. The El Segundo, Calif.-based company reported second earnings of 91 cents per share on $6.6 billion in revenues. Wall Street had been expecting earnings of 85 cents per share on $6.54 billion in revenues, but U.S. growth was far weaker than expected, which is helping to add to...

7/13/11NFL Lockout Over by July 21? (Wealth Daily)

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6/26/11DirecTV, Exco, Gilead: U.S. Equity Preview (Penny Stock DD)

Shares of the following companies may have unusual moves in U.S. trading tomorrow. Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (BBBY) : The home-furnishings retailer may be undervalued as conservative balance-sheet management may be keeping “a lid” on the company’s valuation, Barron’s reported in its “The Trader” column. Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (CLF) : North America’s largest iron-ore producer [...]

6/22/11NFL Lockout Stocks (Wealth Daily)

Analyst Ian Cooper entertains speculation of an NFL lockout decision within days, and offers two ways to trade it.

5/25/11Dish Aiming For New Subscribers With Blockbuster Promotion (Wall Street Sector Selector)

Dish Network has launched a new promotion where it is offers 3-months of free Blockbuster DVD-by-mail service to new Dish customers. We have a couple of observations on this promotion. Firstly, Dish Network’s prime concern is its pay-TV business...

5/22/11(DTV) DIRECTV Analyst Maintains Neutral on Shares (Stock Blog Hub)

We reaffirm our long-term Neutral recommendation on DIRECTV (DTV). The company declared excellent financial results for the first quarter of 2011. These solid results were the combined effect of a double-digit growth of the top line, significant margin and ARPU expansion, and better-than-expected net customer addition. Management’s strategy to target high-end customers paid-off nicely as [...]

4/27/11(DTV) Hollywood and DirecTV Are Changing The Cinema Game (Stock Blog Hub)

by Tony D’Altorio, Investment U Research Thursday, April 21, 2011 A showdown is happening in Hollywood… though not the kind seen in a Western. On one side of the corral stand Hollywood movie studios. On the other, the largest cinema chains in the United States. And like what happened at the O.K. Corral, it could [...]

4/21/11New-Release Movies in Home for $30: A Bad Deal (Wall Street Sector Selector)

Filed under: Extracurriculars, Family Money, In the NewsAlthough the prices and release speeds of theatre-to-DVD movies seem to change mildly every year, as consumers, we've gotten pretty comfortable with the new millennium mechanism of delivering movi...

4/21/11Hollywood and DirecTV Are Changing The Cinema Game (Investment U)

A showdown is happening in Hollywood, though not the kind seen in a Western. Hollywood movie studios vs the largest U.S. cinema chains. And like what happened at the O.K. Corral, it could change history... Hollywood and DirecTV... >>

3/25/11(DTV) DIRECTV Fourth Quarter 2010 Earnings Scorecard (Stock Blog Hub)

DIRECTV (DTV) reported excellent fourth quarter 2010 financial results, where both the earnings per share (EPS) and revenues exceeded the Zacks Consensus Estimate. The robust result was combined with a massive $6 billion share buy-back program. Management is also confident that the company’s full-year EPS will jump to $5.0 in 2013 from $2.30 in 2010. During [...]

3/4/11BARCLAYS: DirecTV Could See Revenue Hit Of $650 Million If NFL Lockout Passes (DTV, CBS, ESPN) (Wall Street Sector Selector)

According to Barclays loss of the full season of NFL football would reduce DirecTV's revenue by $1.00 per share or $650 million in the third quarter (For reference, revenue is around $2 billion). Yesterday the NFL Network reported that the current CBA ...

2/26/11(DTV) Financial Tides Three Fantastic Growth Stocks From Jim Van Meerten (Stock Blog Hub)

My definition of growth stocks may be different from yours.  I look for 4 things: increasing sales, increasing earnings, increasing prices and a volume that allows me to get in and out quite easily.  This morning I used Barchart to screen 6000 stocks and came up with these 3 gems, DirecTV (DTV) DIRECTV (DTV) is a provider [...]

2/24/11Major Gainers at NASDAQ Services Sector: (FUEL, CETV, VCLK, DTV, PDCO) (Penny Stock DD)

SMF Energy Corporations (NASDAQ:FUEL) reported the gain of 7.19% to close at $1.79 with overall traded volume of 1.23 million shares in the last trading day. The current market price is 9.99% more than its last 50 days simple moving average. Its price to earnings ratio stands at 59.67 times till its last trading session. Central [...]

2/23/11Story Stocks: DirecTV (NASDAQ:DTV), Lowe’s’ (NYSE:LOW), Toll Brothers (NYSE:TOL) (Jutia Group)

DirecTV (NASDAQ:DTV) said Wednesday it swung to a fourth-quarter profit of $618 million, or 74 cents a share, from a year-ago loss of $32 million, or 3 cents a share. Revenue rose to $6.62 billion from $5.98 billion. Weighted average of common shares declined to 833 million [...]

2/20/11DIRECTV (NASDAQ: DTV): Q4 Earnings Preview 2010 (Stock Wizard)

DIRECTV (NASDAQ: DTV) is scheduled to release its fourth-quarter earnings before the opening bell on Wednesday, February 23, 2011. Analysts, on average, expect the company to report earnings of 62 cents per share on revenue of $6.52 billion. In the year ago quarter, the company reported earnings of 48 cents per share on revenue of $5.98 billion. DIRECTV provides digital television entertainment in the United States and Latin America. The Company operates two direct-to-home (DTH)...

2/19/11(DTV) DIRECTV Fourth Quarter 2010 Earnings Preview (Stock Blog Hub)

DIRECTV (DTV) is slated to release its fourth quarter 2010 results on February 23 before the opening bell. The current Zacks Consensus Estimate for the fourth quarter is pegged at 63 cents, representing an annualized growth of 31.04%. With respect to earnings surprises, over the trailing four quarters, DTV has outperformed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for [...]

1/6/11Damages (Random Roger's Big Picture)

If you have Directv then for months you've been seeing commercials for the TV series Damages coming on Directv Channel 101. I know the show is first run on FX but I'd never seen it but from the commercials for the second run on Directv we were planning to watch it. Then coincidentally the PR firm working with Directv contacted me about doing a write up on the show in exchange for a DVD (no money). I said yes but I would have changed my mind if after watching I thought it was bad. Joellyn and...

12/8/10How Growth in Pay TV Market Share Could Boost DirecTV (Penny Stock DD)

The late 1990s were a good time for direct and broadcast satellite (DBS) providers like DirecTV (DTV) that had started capturing market share from incumbent cable companies like Comcast (CMCSA) and Time Warner Cable (TWC) due to their offering of making television accessible in the remotest locations through satellite. This unique [...]

11/23/10(DTV) DIRECTV and DISH Join Up on Media Buying Deal (Stock Blog Hub)

Competition some time results in strange business agreements. The two fierce rivals of the U.S. commercial satellite TV market, DIRECTV (DTV) and DISH Network Corp. (DISH) are on the verge of entering a joint deal with a media buyer through which interactive advertisements will flow to both DIRECTV and DISH subscribers. In April 2010, these [...]

11/4/10DIRECTV Announces Third Quarter 2010 Results (Benzinga)

DIRECTV (NASDAQ: DTV) today reported an increase in third quarter 2010 revenues of 10% to $6.03 billion, operating profit before depreciation and amortization(1) (OPBDA) of 10% to $1.48 billion and operating profit of 27% to $868 million compared with last year's third quarter. DIRECTV reported third quarter net income increased 31% to $479 million and diluted earnings per share grew 49% to $0.55 compared with the same period last year. “For the fourth consecutive quarter, DIRECTV...

11/3/10Wunderlich Securities Expects DirecTV Sales To Be Up 10.9% (Benzinga)

When Buy-rated DirecTV (NASDAQ: DTV) reports its earnings this Thursday, Wunderlich Securities said that it expects total sales to be up 10.9% to $6,060 mm, with concomitant OPBDA up 19.0% to $1,604 mm. “EPS should be $0.56 v. $0.37 a year ago with consensus at $0.55,” Wunderlich Securities writes. “We have U.S. sales up 7.7% to $5,065 mm with OPBDA up 12.1% to $1,322 mm. Estimated U.S. metrics include 94K net adds, 1.60% churn, a 5.2% lift in ARPU to $89.78, and $800 all-in...

11/2/10Multiband Signs Four-Year Agreement Extending HSP Contract with DIRECTV (Benzinga)

Multiband Corporation (NASDAQ: MBND) today announced it has extended its HSP contract with DIRECTV (NASDAQ: DTV) for four years beginning October 1, 2010 through October 1, 2014. The new contract extends the existing agreement and will reduce the quarterly non-cash amortization charge the Company takes each quarter to $860k from the approximate current charges of $1.2 million per quarter. The Company also announced that on July 1, 2010, in partnership with DIRECTV, it launched a nationwide...

10/21/10Playboy Provides Updated Information Related to DirecTV Lawsuit (Benzinga)

Playboy Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: PLA) (NYSE: PLAA) today said it expects that results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2010, will include a non-cash write-down, which is primarily related to television programming inventory. This charge, according to preliminary estimates, is likely to be in excess of $20 million. The company said that, in addition, the quarter's results are expected to include bad debt expense of approximately $1 million and domestic TV contra revenues of...

10/15/10Content-Centric Subscribers Should Benefit Buy-Rated DTV, Goldman Sachs Reports (Benzinga)

In a 3Q preview of communication services, Goldman Sachs reports that exposure to higher end, and content-centric subscribers should benefit Buy-rated DirecTV (NASDAQ: DTV), while the lower end of the market remains under pressure -- DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) being at risk. Speaking about DirecTV, Goldman Sachs writes: “The company announced a $2.0B authorization in August, augmenting the $1.2B remaining on a previous authorization; however, we believe the company could...

8/26/10NFL Sunday Ticket to be Widely Available Through the Internet (Wall St. Cheat Sheet)

The NFL will now make the Sunday Ticket, which gives viewers access to all televised NFL games, broadly available through the Internet for $350.

4/20/10A Few Observations On Companies Of Which I’m A Customer (Dividend Stocks)

I like to report on good (or bad) experiences with businesses that might be very well known and some others that aren't so well known.  First, let's go with the good experiences... I recently decided to cancel my DirecTV plan for my television.  This has nothing to do with DirecTV however, since the service has been [...]

3/29/10(DTV) DIRECTV Analyst Downgrades to Neutral (Stock Blog Hub)

We downgrade our recommendation for DIRECTV (DTV) to Neutral, which means the stock will perform mostly in line with the broader market. The company is facing both intra-industry threat as well as inter-industry threat. Ongoing global economic downturn negatively impacted the pay-TV industry. Furthermore, the penetration of pay-TV households approaches 90% in the U.S., leaving [...]

3/9/10Notable financing, from DIRECTV (DTV) (AlphaNinja)

The price at which companies raise money says a lot about the quality of their cash flows. DIRECTV just priced $3billion in debt for VERY attractive prices: EL SEGUNDO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DIRECTV Holdings LLC (the "Company"), an indirect subsidiary of DIRECTV (NASDAQ: DTV  -  News ), announced today the pricing of an issuance of $1.2 billion of 3.550% Senior Notes due 2015, $1.3 billion of 5.200% Senior Notes due 2020 and $0.5 billion of 6.350% Senior Notes due 2040 (together,...

2/25/10Chase Coleman's Tiger Global Shows Large DirecTV & Apollo Group Stakes: 13F Filing (market folly)

(This post is part of our series on tracking hedge fund portfolios. If you're unfamiliar with tracking investments they disclose via SEC filings, check out our series preface on hedge fund 13F filings.) Next up is Chase Coleman's hedge fund Tiger Global. Chase Coleman is a 'Tiger Cub' because he previously plied his trade under mentor Julian Robertson at Tiger Management. Coleman is also considered a 'Tiger Seed' because he is one of the few managers that Robertson actually seeded himself...

2/17/10Analyst Favorites (Penny Stock DD)

Analyst Favorites… Our exclusive Analysts Favorite stock list looks at thousands of possibilities to identify trades with the highest return and lowest relative risk. Today’s list has trades with up to 42% targeted return and up to 27% downside protection. Caterpillar Inc (CAT), Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSM), Time Warner (TWX), Lowes Companies Inc [...]

11/30/09Weekly Stock Pick (Invest2Success)

The Markets Last Week US stocks commodities dropped last week as bonds and the dollar gained over the Dubai debt crisis. Mohammed El-Erian of Pimco says the Dubai problem is a “correction” while Dennis Gartman says the Dubai problem has “legs” for further downside. Our take, it could be a setup for a much larger decline moving forward. We do think Asia is in the best position currently to weather further global economic storms with its decent to robust growth and other factors, but...

11/7/09(DTV) The DIRECTV Group Falls Short of Estimates (Stock Blog Hub)

The DIRECTV Group, Inc. (DTV) reported revenues of $5.47 billion in the third quarter of 2009. On a geographical basis, revenues from United States grew 9% to $4.7 billion due to solid subscriber and average revenue per unit (ARPU) growth. The company added 136,000 net subscribers to its customer base in the United States primarily due [...]

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