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Dish Network (DISH) Bond Prices Rise 1.1%

An issue of Dish Network (NASDAQ:DISH) debt rose 1.1% as a percentage of its face value during trading on Thursday. The debt issue has a 7.75% coupon and is set to mature on July 1, 2026. The debt is now trading at $87.00 and was trading at $87.90 last week. Price moves in a company’s debt in credit markets often predict parallel moves in its share price.

A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on DISH shares. ValuEngine downgraded Dish Network from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Dish Network from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, February 23rd. Barclays set a $38.00 price objective on Dish Network and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 9th. Pivotal Research reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $65.00 price objective (down previously from $67.00) on shares of Dish Network in a research report on Thursday, February 22nd. Finally, Cowen set a $54.00 price objective on Dish Network and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, March 26th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $56.75.

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DISH stock traded down $0.33 during trading on Thursday, reaching $32.65. 2,331,576 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,608,871. Dish Network has a 52-week low of $32.06 and a 52-week high of $32.78. The company has a current ratio of 0.74, a quick ratio of 0.66 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.07. The company has a market cap of $14.92 billion, a PE ratio of 12.85, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of -6.26 and a beta of 1.14.

Dish Network (NASDAQ:DISH) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 8th. The company reported $0.70 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.72 by ($0.02). Dish Network had a net margin of 14.75% and a return on equity of 20.48%. The firm had revenue of $3.46 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.49 billion. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.76 EPS. Dish Network’s revenue was down 6.0% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts forecast that Dish Network will post 2.55 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other Dish Network news, EVP Jeffrey L. Mcschooler sold 739 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, April 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $37.66, for a total transaction of $27,830.74. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, EVP Vivek Khemka sold 6,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, March 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $39.03, for a total value of $234,180.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders have sold 7,190 shares of company stock valued at $279,087. 49.20% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Dish Network in the fourth quarter worth about $105,000. NuWave Investment Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Dish Network by 102.2% in the first quarter. NuWave Investment Management LLC now owns 3,138 shares of the company’s stock worth $118,000 after buying an additional 1,586 shares during the period. MUFG Americas Holdings Corp boosted its position in shares of Dish Network by 86.7% in the fourth quarter. MUFG Americas Holdings Corp now owns 2,800 shares of the company’s stock worth $133,000 after buying an additional 1,300 shares during the period. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC boosted its position in shares of Dish Network by 249.1% in the fourth quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 3,355 shares of the company’s stock worth $160,000 after buying an additional 2,394 shares during the period. Finally, Arlington Partners LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Dish Network in the fourth quarter worth about $191,000. 48.93% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About Dish Network

DISH Network Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides pay-TV services in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Pay-TV and Wireless. It offers video services under the DISH TV brand; and programming packages that include programming through national broadcast networks, local broadcast networks, and national and regional cable networks, as well as regional and specialty sports channels, premium movie channels, and Latino and international programming packages.

Dish Network (DISH) vs. Liberty Latin America (LILA) Financial Review

Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH) and Liberty Latin America (NASDAQ:LILA) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Valuation and Earnings

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This table compares Dish Network and Liberty Latin America’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Dish Network $14.39 billion 1.04 $2.10 billion $2.54 12.59
Liberty Latin America $3.59 billion 0.99 -$70.20 million ($0.41) -50.66

Dish Network has higher revenue and earnings than Liberty Latin America. Liberty Latin America is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Dish Network, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Dish Network and Liberty Latin America’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dish Network 14.75% 20.48% 4.30%
Liberty Latin America N/A N/A N/A

Institutional & Insider Ownership

48.9% of Dish Network shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 22.8% of Liberty Latin America shares are held by institutional investors. 49.2% of Dish Network shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 8.4% of Liberty Latin America shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Dish Network has a beta of 1.14, meaning that its stock price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Liberty Latin America has a beta of 1.56, meaning that its stock price is 56% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Dish Network and Liberty Latin America, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dish Network 1 8 7 0 2.38
Liberty Latin America 1 4 1 0 2.00

Dish Network currently has a consensus price target of $57.47, indicating a potential upside of 79.65%. Liberty Latin America has a consensus price target of $25.00, indicating a potential upside of 20.37%. Given Dish Network’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Dish Network is more favorable than Liberty Latin America.

Summary

Dish Network beats Liberty Latin America on 13 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Dish Network Company Profile

DISH Network Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides pay-TV services in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Pay-TV and Wireless. It offers video services under the DISH TV brand; and programming packages that include programming through national broadcast networks, local broadcast networks, and national and regional cable networks, as well as regional and specialty sports channels, premium movie channels, and Latino and international programming packages. The company also provides access to movies and TV shows via TV or Internet-connected tablets, smartphones, and computers; and dishanywhere.com and mobile applications for smartphones and tablets to view authorized content, search program listings, and remotely control certain features. In addition, it offers Sling TV services, including Sling International, Sling Latino, Sling Orange, and Sling Blue services that require an Internet connection and are available on streaming-capable devices, such as TVs, tablets, computers, game consoles, and smart phones primarily to consumers who do not subscribe to traditional satellite and cable pay-TV services. Further, the company provides satellite and wireline broadband services under the dishNET brand, as well as has wireless spectrum licenses and related assets. As of December 31, 2017, it had 13.242 million Pay-TV subscribers. The company offers receiver systems and programming through direct sales channels, small satellite retailers, direct marketing groups, local and regional consumer electronics stores, retailers, and telecommunications companies. DISH Network Corporation was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado.

Liberty Latin America Company Profile

Liberty Latin America Ltd. provides various telecommunications services. Its services primarily include video, broadband Internet, fixed-line telephony, and mobile services. The company offers communications and entertainment services to residential and business customers; and business products and services that include enterprise-grade connectivity, data center, hosting, and managed solutions, as well as information technology solutions for small and medium enterprises, international companies, and governmental agencies. It also operates a sub-sea and terrestrial fiber optic cable network that connects approximately 40 markets. The company provides its services in 18 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean under the brands of C&W, BTC, Flow, M贸vil, VTR, and Liberty. Liberty Latin America Ltd. was incorporated in 2017 and is based in Denver, Colorado.

Dish Network (DISH) vs. Liberty Latin America (LILA) Financial Review

Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH) and Liberty Latin America (NASDAQ:LILA) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Valuation and Earnings

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This table compares Dish Network and Liberty Latin America’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Dish Network $14.39 billion 1.04 $2.10 billion $2.54 12.59
Liberty Latin America $3.59 billion 0.99 -$70.20 million ($0.41) -50.66

Dish Network has higher revenue and earnings than Liberty Latin America. Liberty Latin America is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Dish Network, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Dish Network and Liberty Latin America’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dish Network 14.75% 20.48% 4.30%
Liberty Latin America N/A N/A N/A

Institutional & Insider Ownership

48.9% of Dish Network shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 22.8% of Liberty Latin America shares are held by institutional investors. 49.2% of Dish Network shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 8.4% of Liberty Latin America shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Dish Network has a beta of 1.14, meaning that its stock price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Liberty Latin America has a beta of 1.56, meaning that its stock price is 56% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Dish Network and Liberty Latin America, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dish Network 1 8 7 0 2.38
Liberty Latin America 1 4 1 0 2.00

Dish Network currently has a consensus price target of $57.47, indicating a potential upside of 79.65%. Liberty Latin America has a consensus price target of $25.00, indicating a potential upside of 20.37%. Given Dish Network’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Dish Network is more favorable than Liberty Latin America.

Summary

Dish Network beats Liberty Latin America on 13 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Dish Network Company Profile

DISH Network Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides pay-TV services in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Pay-TV and Wireless. It offers video services under the DISH TV brand; and programming packages that include programming through national broadcast networks, local broadcast networks, and national and regional cable networks, as well as regional and specialty sports channels, premium movie channels, and Latino and international programming packages. The company also provides access to movies and TV shows via TV or Internet-connected tablets, smartphones, and computers; and dishanywhere.com and mobile applications for smartphones and tablets to view authorized content, search program listings, and remotely control certain features. In addition, it offers Sling TV services, including Sling International, Sling Latino, Sling Orange, and Sling Blue services that require an Internet connection and are available on streaming-capable devices, such as TVs, tablets, computers, game consoles, and smart phones primarily to consumers who do not subscribe to traditional satellite and cable pay-TV services. Further, the company provides satellite and wireline broadband services under the dishNET brand, as well as has wireless spectrum licenses and related assets. As of December 31, 2017, it had 13.242 million Pay-TV subscribers. The company offers receiver systems and programming through direct sales channels, small satellite retailers, direct marketing groups, local and regional consumer electronics stores, retailers, and telecommunications companies. DISH Network Corporation was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado.

Liberty Latin America Company Profile

Liberty Latin America Ltd. provides various telecommunications services. Its services primarily include video, broadband Internet, fixed-line telephony, and mobile services. The company offers communications and entertainment services to residential and business customers; and business products and services that include enterprise-grade connectivity, data center, hosting, and managed solutions, as well as information technology solutions for small and medium enterprises, international companies, and governmental agencies. It also operates a sub-sea and terrestrial fiber optic cable network that connects approximately 40 markets. The company provides its services in 18 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean under the brands of C&W, BTC, Flow, M贸vil, VTR, and Liberty. Liberty Latin America Ltd. was incorporated in 2017 and is based in Denver, Colorado.

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