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SeekingAlpha  Aug 22  Comment 
By The Entertainment Oracle: Young adult novels have always been a box office staple…Harry Potter, Twilight, The Hunger Games, etc. This year Divergent was added to that list, but it is not just the franchise series that may prove profitable....
Forbes  Aug 21  Comment 
An HBO tracking stock would help unlock some value at Time Warner.
Motley Fool  Aug 19  Comment 
Strong brands and a potent valuation could provide powerful returns to today’s investors.
TheStreet.com  Aug 18  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) --aCBSa has been a great stock, there's no question. So has Time Warnera . Obviously CBS CEO Leslie Moonves is doing something right. Ditto that for Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes. However, it's important to stay ahead of the...
Benzinga  Aug 18  Comment 
In a report published Monday, Wunderlich Securities analyst Matthew Harrigan reiterated a Buy rating on Time Warner (NYSE: TWX), and raised the price target from $83.00 to $93.00. In the report, Wunderlich Securities noted, “Warner Bros. and...
Motley Fool  Aug 17  Comment 
Time Warner is adding new content to HBO Go, making it more like Netflix in the process.
Motley Fool  Aug 16  Comment 
Intractable management, concentration risk at Turner, and a troubling lack of franchise firepower could take a bite out of Time Warner stock.
Benzinga  Aug 15  Comment 
Time (NYSE: TIME) shares picked up two percent in value Friday in perhaps the biggest intraday mover on a list of newly-established positions of activist investor David Einhorn. The hedge fund Greenlight Capital managed by Einhorn disclosed...
SeekingAlpha  Aug 14  Comment 
By The Entertainment Oracle: We all know HBO (a subsidiary of Time Warner (NYSE:TWX)) and Showtime (a subsidiary of CBS (NYSE:CBS)) are forces when it comes to premium cable entertainment, but many times viewers and investors forget about Starz...
Benzinga  Aug 13  Comment 
In a report published Wednesday, Morgan Stanley analyst Benjamin Swinburne reiterated an Overweight rating on Time Warner (NYSE: TWX), but lowered the price target from $95.00 to $85.00. In the report, Morgan Stanley noted, “Following Fox's...




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Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) (formerly AOL Time Warner) is one of the world’s largest media conglomerates. It operates Time Warner Cable and TV programming and magazines such as Time Inc., Warner Brothers, and HBO. Its publishing business segments have been hard hit with falling advertising revenue. In December 2009, AOL was spun-off from Time Warner, making it an independent company again for the first time since the beginning of the 2000's.[1] Time Warner Cable (TWC) was spun off from the company in March 2009.[2]

Although its filmed entertainment business produces successful block buster movies like “The Dark Knight” and franchises like “Harry Potter” and “Ocean’s”, a continuing trend of falling movie theater attendance is troublesome for the company; this decrease can be attributed to high priced movie tickets along with poor economic conditions, and as HDTV’s become more inexpensive and home theater systems more affordable, consumers will switch to the latter option.

Company Overview

Business Segments

Time Warner operates three business segments: Filmed Entertainment, Networks, and Publishing

Filmed Entertainment (40% of revenue)[3]

Time Warner, under Warner Bros. Entertainment Group and New Line Cinema Corporation, produces and distributes theatrical motion pictures, television shows, and license rights to the its films and television shows.

Networks (46% of revenue)[3]

This business segment offers pay television programming services such as HBO and Cinemax and operates domestic and international networks. Revenue consists of subscriber fees paid by cable system operators and satellite distribution services, and of advertisings. Time Warner is planning to expand into the online TV market as well, showing some of its popular shows to paid subscribers, following in the suit of Comcast.[4]

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