CATV Systems: Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX), DISH Network (NASDAQ:DISH), Time Warner Cable (NYSE:TWC), TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ:TIVO)

Posted by on Mar 31, 2014

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) which is up 90% year-over-year to trade at $358.87 — has experienced heavier-than-usual long call activity (relative to long put activity) in its options pits of late. This is evidenced by the fact that the equity’s 10-day ISE/CBOE/PHLX call/put volume ratio of 1.13 ranks in the 67th annual percentile. Meanwhile, SVI for Netflix, Inc. comes in at 42%, which ranks in the bottom quartile of its 12-month range, indicating short-term options are attractively priced right now.Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) shares after opening at $360.22 moved to $369.00 on last trade day and at the end of the day closed at $358.87. Company price to sales ratio in past twelve months was calculated as 4.91 and price to cash ratio as 17.88. Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) showed a negative weekly performance of -11.61%.

Bloomberg has reported that satellite TV operator DISH Network Corp (NASDAQ:DISH) recently sent feelers out to its closest rival DIRECTV for a possible merger. In response to the news, yesterday, the stock price of DISH soared $3.67 (6.28%) and that of DIRECTV rose $4.17 (5.7%). However, neither company confirmed the report. Currently, DIRECTV carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) and DISH has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). DISH Network Corp (NASDAQ:DISH) shares advanced 0.95% in last trading session and ended the day on $61.80.DISH return on equity ratio is recorded as 229.60% and its return on assets is 6.80%. DISH Network Corp(NASDAQ:DISH) yearly performance is 63.06%.

Merger partners Comcast Corp. (CMCSA:US) and Time Warner Cable Inc(NYSE:TWC) are two of America’s least favorite cable companies, according to a new survey from Consumer Reports. The cable giants showed up near the bottom of the magazine’s rankings in a survey of 81,848 users of television, Internet and phone plans, the magazine is reporting today. In the survey, whose results aren’t directly comparable with previous versions, subscribers gave the companies low marks for customer support and for value. Time Warner Cable Inc(NYSE:TWC) shares moved up 1.36% in last trading session and was closed at $3.55, while trading in range of $ 3.48 – 3.60. Time Warner Cable Inc(NYSE:TWC) year to date (YTD) performance is 0.82%.

TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ:TIVO) Research will license SymphonyAM’s mobile and online app technology which passively captures media usage across television, mobile phone, tablet, and PC, including detailed social networking and search activity. This multi-year deal, effective April 1, 2014, will marry the largest source of cross-media opt-in panel insights with data from TiVo TV set-top boxes to develop the most comprehensive view of media consumption and its impact on purchase behavior.TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ:TIVO) weekly performance is -1.45%. On last trading day company shares ended up $12.95. TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ:TIVO) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 0.98%. Analysts mean target price for the company is $15.39.

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