The Philadelphia based Comcast Corporation’s (NASDAQ:CMCSA) NBC Universal entertainment unit is approaching a deal to sell its 15.8% stake in A&E Networks for almost $3 billion, as said by a person with knowledge about the matter.
The person, who refused to be identified as the matter is private, stated that NBC Universal was negotiating with The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) and Hearst Corp, the other owners of A&E, the cable-TV corporation that comprises Lifetime and the History Channel.
The person further stated that a deal was close whereas negotiations have not concluded. A sale at that price would worth A&E at almost $19 billion.
Shifting readers focus to broader market, let’s consider market performance of other stocks that significantly affect same sector. Charter Communications, Inc (NASDAQ:CHTR) plunged -0.22% to settle at $72.08, Time Warner Cable Inc (NYSE:TWC) moved up +0.11% to end at $81.89 while Time Warner Inc (NYSE:TWX) increased +0.78% to finish on Friday at $38.59.
Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) began the last trading session with a price of $31.29 and throughout the session climbed at a high of $31.82 but when day-trade ended the stock finally decreased -0.29% to close at $31.36.
CMCSA had a trade volume of 10.37 million shares was lower as compared to average trading capacity of 14.05 million shares.
The stock is ahead its 52 week low with +66.88% and lagging behind from its 52 week high price with -3.51%. CMCSA last month stock price volatility remained 1.85%. In its share capital CMCSA has 2.70 billion outstanding shares among them 2.67 billion shares have been floated in market exchange. CMCSA stock institutional ownership remained 84.16% while insider ownership included 0.08%.
Shares price of CMCSA moved forward from its 20 days moving average with +1.86% and remote positively from 50 days moving average with +5.19%. CMCSA current year earnings per share experienced an addition with +16.17% while its current quarter performance remained +6.67%. Company’s beta coefficient included 1.06. Beta factors measures the amount of market risk associated with market trade.
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