Comcast Corporation Class A (CMCSA)

53.30
0.57 1.07
NASDAQ
Prev Close 53.88
Open 53.52
Day Low/High 53.15 / 53.88
52 Wk Low/High 31.70 / 52.49
Volume 13.29M
Exchange NASDAQ
Shares Outstanding 4580.66B
Market Cap 244.24B
P/E Ratio 21.83
Div & Yield N.A. (N.A)

Short Update on Action in Shorts

I am offering the following shorts slightly above last sale: Starbucks (SBUX), Amazon (AMZN), Comcast (CMCSA), MetLife (MET), Lincoln National (LNC), Netflix (NFLX), iShares China Large-Cap (FXI), Ford (F), General Motors (GM) and Apple (AAPL).

My Takeaways and Observations

I started the day giving my bona fide and unadulterated and honest view of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) in a two-part opening missive, which is here and here.  Today, for a change, an inside day bereft of much volatility. Oops, wait. Not so much now i...

My Favorite Longs and Shorts of 2016

Here are my favorite longs and shorts so far in 2016: Longs DuPont (DD). This is my absolute favorite long for 2016 -- in fact, I recently bought back the small portion of my DD long that I previously sold. I think that under the reign of CEO Ed Bre...

My Takeaways and Observations

Mr. Market has provided outstanding opportunities year to date. I am happy with the way I have been trading the market, taking advantage of the market without memory from day to day and staying with my game plan in an unemotional way. The banks -- e...

Takeaways and Observations

Hello, all -- I'm back! Great job yesterday by Chris "Not the Designer" Versace in subbing for me. My takeaways and observations regarding yesterday's action: St. Louis Fed President James Bullard is full of bull. Ray Dalio of hedge fund Bridgewater...

FCC OK's Key New Set-Top-Box Rules

In a party-line vote, the Federal Communications Commission has approved new regulations that will allow for open competition in pay TV set-top boxes. This will challenge the industry's "incumbents" and mean that cable-system operators will once aga...

Decision Due in FCC Set-Top-Box Debate

After several weeks of debate over Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler's plan to shake up the set-top-box world, everything should come to a head this morning. A proposal under consideration would essentially require pay-TV compan...

Cramer: The Turmoil Caused by the Fed Rate Hike May Be Ending

We can't talk about a wave of M&A, but there are green shoots.

Today's Takeaways and Observations

Chuck (Judge Smails) thoroughly embarrassed me into making a day's end post, noting that when I was younger I had the energy to still complete Takeaways. He went on to write that my current age is slowing me down. I know (hope!) you were kidding and...

Today's Takeaways and Observations

My thoughts as we approach the closing bell: The day started much weaker, testing some key support levels -- and back to my buy levels. I moved from market-neutral at day's end on Monday to above small net long in exposure today. For the first time ...

Today's Takeaways and Observations

At 2:15 p.m. things appeared quite panicky. Just look at iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond (TLT), which was up $2.75 with the yield on the 10- and 30-year bonds down by another 12 basis points; the drop in crude oil, which was down $1 to under $30 a ba...

My Current Take on the Market

I remain bearish and net short as we get ready for another trading week to begin. I recently substituted my short of the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) with out-of-the-money SPY puts. This strategy increases my delta and short exposure as stocks fall, which...

Google Fiber Should Be Good for You

Google Fiber Should Be Good for You

It's one of the more intriguing of Alphabet's 'Other Bets.'

What's Ahead For Wednesday: Investors Keep an Eye on Comcast

What's Ahead For Wednesday: Investors Keep an Eye on Comcast

In 'What's Ahead on Wall Street' for Wednesday Feb. 3, investors will get quarterly results from: Merck, Comcast, Mondelez International and General Motors.

Short Disney (Redux)

"2016's worst market sectors: Media, transports (particularly airlines and autos), electrical utilities, pharma/biotech and REITs. Terrorism, an accelerated pace of "cord cutting" and lower U.S. economic activity are a toxic cocktail for Comcast (CM...

What's Ahead This Week: Can Chipotle Redeem Itself With Earnings?

What's Ahead This Week: Can Chipotle Redeem Itself With Earnings?

In 'What's Ahead' for the week of Feb. 1, over 20 percent of companies in the S&P 500 are set to release earnings.

Drop Netflix and Chill

Drop Netflix and Chill

Rising content costs and a saturated market will weigh heavily on NFLX.

Today's Takeaways and Observations

Is it Friday yet? A day full of sound and fury but perhaps signifying nothing. As I expected, the Fed acknowledged tightening financial conditions in the credit markets. Spreads have widened and the cost of debt and capital has risen. Here's my Fed ...

The Past, Present and Future

"Disasters have a way of not happening." -- Byron Wien, The Blackstone Group If optimism is the enemy of the rational buyer, then pessimism is his or her ally. Personally, I'm growing more constructive over the near term thanks to lower stock prices...

Intermediate Trade: PowerShares QQQ Trust

Intermediate Trade: PowerShares QQQ Trust

An ETF should be considered as a hedging candidate.

Four Winning Stocks To Trump a Tough Market

Four Winning Stocks To Trump a Tough Market

BP has the financial resources to weather the downturn in oil and will be the first major back once prices move higher, said Steve Dudash, president of IHT Wealth.

I'm Partly Covering a Long List of Shorts

I've covered a portion of the following shorts: Apple (AAPL), Caterpillar (CAT), Comcast (CMCSA), Exxon Mobil (XOM), the iShares China Large-Cap ETF (FXI), iShares MSCI France ETF (EWQ), iShares MSCI Germany ETF (EWG), iShares MSCI United Kingdom ET...

Today's Takeaways and Observations

Let's start with my observation that everyone should beware of instant earnings analysis in the business media. It's superficial -- three miles wide and an inch deep. Typically talking heads look at First Call estimates, then see the earnings result...

Small Covers in Several Shorts

I am making small covers in the following stocks: Lincoln National (LNC) at $41.60; Disney (DIS) at $98.55; Exxon Mobil (XOM) at $75.30; Schlumberger (SLB) at $63.95; Comcast (CMCSA) at $53.70, iShares MSCI Germany (EWG) at $24.25; iShares MSCI Unit...

The Chinese Engine That Couldn't

"One more thing..." -- Lt. Columbo These are unusual times in which history is not necessarily precedent because conditions are so unique -- particularly with regard to our economic dependency upon monetary authorities, the increasingly interconnect...

Bidding to Partly Cover Apple and Other Shorts

I'm bidding to cover a portion of my shorts in the following stocks: Apple (AAPL), Caterpillar (CAT), Comcast (CMCSA), the iShares China Large-Cap ETF (FXI), iShares MSCI France ETF (EWQ), iShares MSCI Germany ETF (EWG), iShares MSCI United Kingdom ...

Cramer: Show Me the Data Justifying More Hikes

Cramer: Show Me the Data Justifying More Hikes

Every quarter point is important, especially when the economy is clearly going in the wrong direction.

My Latest Trades

My latest trades: I'm taking off my short rental of Nike (NKE) at $61.15 for a profit. I'm also covering a small portion of my shorts of Comcast (CMCSA) at $54.98 and Starbucks (SBUX) at $58.05. However, I'm keeping both on my "Best Short Ideas" lis...

‘Star Wars,’ ‘Jurassic World’ and ‘Age of Ultron’ Among Biggest Box Office Hits of 2015

‘Star Wars,’ ‘Jurassic World’ and ‘Age of Ultron’ Among Biggest Box Office Hits of 2015

Total revenue at the box office hit $11 billion in 2015, a record level, according to Rentrak.

15 Surprises for 2016 (Part Deux)

Here's the remainder of my 15 Surprises for 2016 (click here for part one). Again, these aren't "predictions" for 2016, but rather a list of potential events that have a reasonable chance of occurring. Again, I call them "possible improbable events"...