Back to top

Cable TV Stock Earnings Slated for Nov 3: CHTR, LBTYA, LILA

Read MoreHide Full Article

The overall earnings scenario, so far in the third-quarter cycle, has been encouraging. As more companies are coming up with their quarterly numbers, we believe this might be the first quarter of positive earnings growth after five consecutive quarters of earnings decline. With the key players scheduled to report earnings this week, our latest Earnings Outlook predicts earnings growth of 2.1% year over year on the back of 1.4% higher revenues. Moreover, we expect the trend to continue in the upcoming quarters.

While the initial fears of continued ‘earnings recession’ are gradually dissipating, let us take a look at three cable stocks that are due to report their quarterly numbers on Nov 3.

Charter Communications, Inc. (CHTR - Free Report) is a leading broadband communications company and the fourth largest cable operator in the U.S. This Zacks Rank #4 (Sell) stock has an Earnings ESP of +22.58% as the Most Accurate estimate stands at 76 cents while the Zacks Consensus Estimate is pegged at 62 cents. Please note that we caution against stocks with a Zacks Rank #4 or 5 (Sell-rated stocks) going into the earnings announcement. (Read more: Charter Communications: Earnings Preview for Q3)

CHARTER COMM-A Price and Consensus


CHARTER COMM-A Price and Consensus | CHARTER COMM-A Quote

Liberty Global plc (LBTYA - Free Report) owns interests primarily in broadband distribution and content companies globally. The company, also a Zacks Rank #4 stock, has an Earnings ESP of 0.00% as both the Most Accurate estimate and the Zacks Consensus Estimate are pegged at a loss of a penny. Please check our Earnings ESP Filter that enables you to find stocks that are expected to come out with earnings surprises.

Meanwhile, the combination of a Zacks Rank #4 and 0.00% ESP makes an earnings beat unlikely for Liberty Global.

LIBERTY GLBL-A Price and Consensus


LIBERTY GLBL-A Price and Consensus | LIBERTY GLBL-A Quote

Liberty LiLAC Group (LILA - Free Report) provides video, broadband Internet, fixed-line telephony and mobile services. The company has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) which according to our model increases the odds of an earnings surprise.  Meanwhile, the company’s Earnings ESP of 0.00% (Most Accurate estimate and Zacks Consensus Estimate stand at a loss of 7 cents) for the second quarter of 2016 dims possibilities of a beat.

LIBERTY LILAC A Price and Consensus


LIBERTY LILAC A Price and Consensus | LIBERTY LILAC A Quote

You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.

Now See Our Private Investment Ideas

While the above ideas are being shared with the public, other trades are hidden from everyone but selected members. Would you like to peek behind the curtain and view them? Starting today, for the next month, you can follow all Zacks' private buys and sells in real time from value to momentum . . . from stocks under $10 to ETF and option moves . . . from insider trades to companies that are about to report positive earnings surprises (we've called them with 80%+ accuracy). You can even look inside portfolios so exclusive that they are normally closed to new investors. Click here for Zacks' secret trades >>

In-Depth Zacks Research for the Tickers Above

Normally $25 each - click below to receive one report FREE:

Liberty Global PLC (LILA) - free report >>

Liberty Global PLC (LBTYA) - free report >>

Charter Communications, Inc. (CHTR) - free report >>

More from Zacks Earnings Preview

You May Like