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SiriusXM Notes Get Upgrade

SiriusXM today announced that the ratings on the 5.25% Senior Notes due 2022 issued by its subsidiary, SiriusXM Radio Inc., have been upgraded to investment grade by both Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services and Moody’s Investors Service. “The upgrade of the ratings on the Notes to investment grade has the effect of eliminating many of… → Read More

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Ugly SiriusXM Technical Event

I know that many will not want to see, hear, or speak about this, but it has happened.  SiriusXM’s 100 day Exponential Moving Average (EMA) has crossed below the 200 day EMA.  This is a bearish event, and could not happen at a worse time for this equity.  I follow EMA’s for SiriusBuzz Premium members… → Read More

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March Auto Sales Show Upswing On Incentives

The auto sector showed a little life in March with the help of incentives.  For the month auto sales were 1,533,520.  This beat March of last year by about 80,000 units and even allowed Q1 of 2014 to better Q1 of the previous year.  Q1 2014 was about 48,000 units better than Q1 of the… → Read More

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SiriusXM To Announce Q1 Results

SiriusXM announced today that it plans to announce first quarter 2014 financial and operating results on Thursday, April 24, 2014.  The company will hold a conference call at 8:00 am ET on Thursday, April 24, to discuss these results.  SiriusXM typically announces results prior to the market open.  This quarterly call is happening just a few… → Read More

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Avis and Budget to Offer SiriusXM on Most Rentals

Avis Budget Group, Inc. has announced that SiriusXM is now available to a majority of Avis Car Rental and Budget Car Rental customers via factory-installed satellite radios. The new offering will give customers easy access to satellite radio… for a price.   Previous to this development, Avis and Budget offered satellite radio via a plug… → Read More

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SiriusXM Ramps Up Used Car Initiative With AutoManager

SiriusXM today announced that it is now working with AutoManager, which has 4,600 auto dealers using its dealer management products, to easily enroll independent and franchise dealers to participate in the SiriusXM Pre-Owned Vehicle Program.  Essentially the company is outsourcing this project to a company that, in theory, has the contacts and capability to produce… → Read More

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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