United States satellite service DIRECTV (NASDAQ:DTV) is mulling over an investment in digital entertainment site Hulu, owned by The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS), News Corp (NASDAQ:NWSA) and Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA), according to a person with knowledge about the issue told The Wall Street Journal.
Hulu has investor-only status and does not have voting rights as per regulatory agreement.
The Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday that Disney and News Corp. do not agree on the direction Hulu should take.
The Journal reported that the service has 4 million paid streaming subscribers, evacuated against Netflix, which has 28 million.
Shifting reader’s focus to broader market, let us consider market performance of other stocks that significantly affect same sector. Time Warner Cable Inc (NYSE:TWC) rose +0.75% to settle at $97.95, Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE:CVC) moved up +1.51% to end at $15.43 while Liberty Interactive (Interactive group) (NASDAQ:LINTA) jumped +0.39% to finish at $23.35 on Friday.
DIRECTV (NASDAQ:DTV) last session’s volume of 4.61 million shares was higher than its average volume of 4.15 million shares. The stock after opening at $65.17 hit high price of $65.43 and then closed at $65.21 by scoring +0.76%.
DTV generated revenue of $30.27 billion in the previous twelve months and earned $2.91 billion. The Company showed a positive 9.69% in the net profit margin as well as in its operating margin which remained at 16.37%. Company’s annual sales growth for the past five years was 11.51%.
The DTV’s past twelve months’ price to sales ratio was 1.20 and price to cash ratio remained 21.69. As far as the returns are concerned, DTV’s return on asset was recorded as 13.79% and return on investment increased 19.49%.
The stock showed weekly upbeat performance of 2.21% which was maintained for the month at 20.87%. Likewise the positive performance for the quarter was recorded as 32.57% and for the year was 38.80% while the YTD performance remained at 30.00%.
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