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Q1 Auto Sales Expected to be Flat Year Over Year

This may come as a surprise to some, but auto sales seem to have hit a bit of a rough spot so far in 2014.  It is anticipated that Q1 auto sales will total about 3.677 million in 2014 vs 3.685 million for the same period a year ago.  Worse yet, incentive spending is increasing…. → Read More

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Pandora Wins ASCAP Ruling, Celebrates by Raising Subscription Prices

In a ruling last week Pandora was ordered to pay ASCAP, a performance rights organization, 1.85% of its annual revenue. Pandora had hopes of a rate of 1.7% but, with ASCAP looking for a whopping 3.0%, the final agreed upon rate, which was at the top of their range, is being called a win. Sony… → Read More

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Liberty Media Pulls Offer On SiriusXM – Creates Tracking Stocks

Liberty Media did not wait for Evercore to assess any further.  The media giant withdrew its offer to bring SiriusXM under its umbrella and instead is going to create two tracking stocks. The first tracking stock will be known as Liberty Liberty Media while the other will be called Liberty Broadband.  Investors in the Current… → Read More

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February Auto Sales Down Year Over Year

So far 2014 has not been too impressive when it comes to growth in the auto sector.  In fact, we are just two months into the year and thus far both have come up short when it comes to auto sales vs. the respective months in 2013.  Yes, it has been a tough winter.  Yes,… → Read More

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Liberty Conference Call Excerpts Relating To SiriusXM

As most investors know, Liberty Media recently held its quarterly call. As would be expected, there were portions of the call that relate to SiriusXM and the proposed deal. Below are the pertinent parts of the transcript. Investors should know that this type of deal has a very narrow window where it makes sense for… → Read More

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SiriusXM – Oh The Irony

As SiriusXM tumbles down, there are many investors that are frustrated.  Not a day goes by that I do not receive communications from investors regarding the company and the proposed transaction with Liberty Media.  To my surprise, most of those that contact me really do not understand this deal.  These investors are hung up on… → Read More

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Wunderlich Downgrades SiriusXM To Hold

Analyst Matthew Harrigan has downgraded SiriusXM from a buy with a $4.20 price target to a hold with a $3.80 price target.  The firm had applied a higher price target to the company if a deal with Liberty media can be struck, but feels that a deal is becoming less likely and therefore the equity… → Read More

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2014 Starts Off With Slower Auto Sales

It could be the weather, it could be the economy, or it could be that pent up demand is easing.  No matter how you slice it, auto sales started off 2014 in a modest fashion.  January is usually a light month, but not many might have expected to see a year over year decline in… → Read More

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All Share Buybacks At SiriusXM On Hold

SiriusBuzz Premium members were aware that this might very well be the situation because I outlined it shortly after Liberty Media made its proposal.  We all knew that Liberty requested that SiriusXM stop buying SIRI shares from Liberty, and we all knew that SiriusXM agreed to delay that purchase until April.  What I speculated, and… → Read More

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SiriusXM Scores $1 Billion Revenue Quarter – Misses On EPS

SiriusXM had its first ever quarter with greater than $1 billion  in revenue, but at the same time missed street EPS estimates by a penny.  The equity is trading down early in the session.  The company also had record free cash flow and record Adjusted EBITDA growth. The call itself was actually somewhat vanilla given… → Read More