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The goal of MagicDiligence is to find the best companies appearing in Joel Greenblatt's Magic Formula screens.


Today we take a look at yet another Magic Formula® (MFI) media stock, Discovery Communications (DISCA).

The media business in general is one I really like. Pay TV-delivered channels enjoy a dual source of revenue in affiliate fees (paid by cable and satellite companies to carry their channels), and traditional over-the-air advertising spots. Affiliate fees are very... read more

Posted on 04:00, March 2, 2015

Crown Media (CRWN) owns two pay TV channels: the Hallmark Channel, and Hallmark Movies and Mysteries (formerly Hallmark Movie Channel). The company has delivered solid operating results recently, culminating in a better-than-expected Q4 just reported Friday, and encouraging guidance for Q1. Furthermore, the firm still has some runway to improve its operations and balance... read more

Posted on 03:58, February 23, 2015

There was a fair bit of movement in the Magic Formula® screens this week, although practically all of these stocks have been in-and-out of the screens over the past several months. The only somewhat new one is CTPartners Executive Search (CTP), which has seen its stock swing from the low $20's to $3 over the past year! A recent secondary offering has really hurt the... read more

Posted on 05:29, February 22, 2015
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