Media General Company Profile (NYSE:MEG)

About Media General (NYSE:MEG)

Media General logoMedia General, Inc. is a television broadcasting and digital media company. The Company provides news, information and entertainment in markets across the United States. The Company operates or services 71 network-affiliated broadcast television stations in 48 markets along with the digital media business. The Company's network affiliations include twelve CBS stations, nine NBC stations, seven ABC stations, one FOX station, one CW station and one MyNetworkTV station. The Company offers consumers and advertisers with entertainment and information, content and distribution on every screen. Its portfolio of broadcast, digital and mobile products informs and engages 23% of United States Television (TV) households and 43% of the United States Internet audience. The Company has the diverse digital media business with a portfolio that includes LIN Digital, LIN Mobile, HYFN, Dedicated Media, Federated Media and BiteSizeTV.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Consumer Discretionary
  • Industry: Broadcasting - TV
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NYSE:MEG
  • CUSIP: N/A
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Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $18.71
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $17.98
  • 52 Week Range: $14.81 - $19.28
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 23.43
  • P/E Growth: 0.00
  • Net Margins: -4.25%
  • Return on Equity: 6.92%
  • Return on Assets: 2.28%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.58%
  • Current Ratio: 2.51%
  • Quick Ratio: 2.51%
  • Average Volume: 1.25 million shs.
  • Beta: 1.64

Frequently Asked Questions for Media General (NYSE:MEG)

What is Media General's stock symbol?

Media General trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "MEG."

How were Media General's earnings last quarter?

Media General, Inc. (NYSE:MEG) released its earnings results on Friday, August, 5th. The company reported $0.14 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.16 by $0.02. The company earned $363 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $365.85 million. Media General had a positive return on equity of 6.92% and a negative net margin of 4.25%. Media General's revenue was up 13.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.01 earnings per share. View Media General's Earnings History.

Where is Media General's stock going? Where will Media General's stock price be in 2017?

1 analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for Media General's stock. Their forecasts range from $8.00 to $8.00. On average, they expect Media General's stock price to reach $8.00 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Media General.

Who are some of Media General's key competitors?

How do I buy Media General stock?

Shares of Media General can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Media General's stock price today?

One share of Media General stock can currently be purchased for approximately $18.51.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Media General (NYSE MEG)
Community Ranking:  2.2 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  90 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  117 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  207
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Media General (NYSE:MEG) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 3.00)
Consensus Price Target: $8.00 (56.78% downside)
Consensus Price Target History for Media General (NYSE:MEG)
Price Target History for Media General (NYSE:MEG)
Analysts' Ratings History for Media General (NYSE:MEG)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/16/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaReiterated RatingBuy$8.00N/AView Rating Details
5/9/2016WedbushBoost Price TargetNeutral$18.00 -> $19.00N/AView Rating Details
1/21/2016NomuraLower Price TargetNeutral$15.00 -> $6.00N/AView Rating Details
1/8/2016Benchmark Co.Reiterated RatingBuy$19.00 -> $18.00N/AView Rating Details
1/8/2016GabelliDowngradeBuy -> HoldN/AView Rating Details
11/18/2015StephensInitiated CoverageEqual Weight$16.00N/AView Rating Details
11/16/2015Evercore ISIDowngradeBuy -> HoldN/AView Rating Details
10/29/2015FirstEnergy CapitalLower Price Target$19.00 -> $18.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/19/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Media General (NYSE:MEG)
Earnings by Quarter for Media General (NYSE:MEG)
Earnings History by Quarter for Media General (NYSE MEG)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
11/9/2016Q316$0.32$0.35$404.62 million$377.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/5/2016Q2$0.16$0.14$365.85 million$363.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/6/2016Q116$0.04($0.20)$340.17 million$343.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/26/2016Q415$0.22$0.12$372.72 million$366.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/5/2015Q315$0.03$0.03$323.13 million$322.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/6/2015Q215$0.06$0.04$325.96 million$321.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/7/2015Q115($0.03)($0.03)$300.10 million$297.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/26/2015Q414$0.31$0.29$192.98 million$217.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/5/2015Q414$0.31$0.16$192.98 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/6/2014Q314$0.21$0.18$164.40 million$160.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/5/2014Q114$0.16$0.12$153.33 million$154.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/31/2013$0.56ViewListenView Earnings Details
8/8/2013Q2 2013($0.35)ViewListenView Earnings Details
1/26/2012$0.54$0.20ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/19/2011($0.28)($1.32)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/20/2011($0.29)($0.68)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/20/2011($0.28)($1.15)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/27/2011$0.70$0.39ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Media General (NYSE:MEG)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $-0.17 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.79 EPS


Dividend History for Media General (NYSE:MEG)
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Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Media General (NYSE:MEG)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 16.50%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 90.77%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Media General (NYSE:MEG)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Media General (NYSE:MEG)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Media General (NYSE:MEG)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
12/15/2016General L.P. StandardDirectorSell794,289$18.35$14,575,203.15View SEC Filing  
12/12/2016Deborah A McdermottVPSell4,545$18.75$85,218.75View SEC Filing  
9/8/2016Deborah A McdermottVPSell4,000$17.90$71,600.00View SEC Filing  
6/21/2016John R MuseDirectorSell7$17.56$122.92View SEC Filing  
6/20/2016John R MuseDirectorSell7,995$17.55$140,312.25View SEC Filing  
6/15/2016John R MuseDirectorSell1,211,478$17.94$21,733,915.32View SEC Filing  
6/13/2016John R MuseDirectorSell83,500$17.70$1,477,950.00View SEC Filing  
3/16/2016Deborah A McdermottCOOSell4,495$16.70$75,066.50View SEC Filing  
3/4/2016General L.P. StandardMajor ShareholderSell7,000,000$16.51$115,570,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/2/2016James F WoodwardCFOSell1,431$16.87$24,140.97View SEC Filing  
3/2/2016Vincent L SaduskyCEOSell16,288$16.87$274,778.56View SEC Filing  
2/29/2016Andrew C CaringtonVPSell1,323$16.38$21,670.74View SEC Filing  
2/29/2016Deborah A McdermottCOOSell4,892$16.38$80,130.96View SEC Filing  
2/29/2016Timothy J MulvaneyCAOSell288$16.38$4,717.44View SEC Filing  
12/17/2014James R ConschafterVPSell12,333$17.00$209,661.00View SEC Filing  
9/2/2014Timothy J MulvaneyCAOSell2,533$15.52$39,312.16View SEC Filing  
12/12/2013Marshall N MortonChairmanSell41,214$21.38$881,155.32View SEC Filing  
8/27/2013Marshall N MortonChairmanSell27,437$10.42$285,893.54View SEC Filing  
8/14/2013John R CottinghamVPSell6,000$10.28$61,680.00View SEC Filing  
8/13/2013Marshall N MortonChairmanSell75,907$10.54$800,059.78View SEC Filing  
10/24/2012Coleman Wortham IIIDirectorBuy18,000$4.25$76,500.00View SEC Filing  
9/24/2012Wyndham RobertsonDirectorBuy10,000$5.16$51,600.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Media General (NYSE:MEG)
Latest Headlines for Media General (NYSE:MEG)
DateHeadline logoMedia General's (MEG) "Buy" Rating Reiterated at Royal Bank Of Canada - October 16 at 4:46 PM logoMuse John R Buys Nexstar Media Group, Sells Media General - October 6 at 10:21 AM logoNexstar Broadcasting, Inc. -- Moody's assigns Ba3 to credit facility - ratings unchanged on repricing and extension - October 6 at 10:21 AM logoWhat we know about Uber’s apparent CEO pick Dara Khosrowshahi - August 28 at 3:22 PM logoTribune Media (TRCO) and Media General (MEG) Head to Head Survey - August 28 at 12:26 PM logoContrasting Media General (MEG) & News Corporation (NWSA) - August 27 at 6:08 PM logoHead-To-Head Comparison: Media General (MEG) vs. News Corporation (NWSA) - August 17 at 6:18 PM logoMedia General (MEG) versus News Corporation (NWSA) Head-To-Head Comparison - August 15 at 12:48 PM logoGrupo Televisa (TV) & Media General (MEG) Head-To-Head Contrast - August 5 at 8:30 AM logoCritical Comparison: Grupo Televisa (TV) & Media General (MEG) - August 3 at 10:16 AM logoHead to Head Review: Media General (NYSE:MEG) and Grupo Televisa (TV) - July 30 at 8:22 PM logoReviewing News Corporation (NWSA) and Media General (NYSE:MEG) - July 30 at 12:21 PM logoHead to Head Contrast: News Corporation (NWSA) vs. Media General (NYSE:MEG) - July 29 at 10:11 AM logoMedia General (MEG) vs. Grupo Televisa (TV) Critical Contrast - July 13 at 10:26 AM logoNexstar Media Group (NXST) Q1 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - May 10 at 6:33 PM logoBids in Groundbreaking Wireless Spectrum Auction Top $18 Billion - January 25 at 5:23 AM logoIrving company completes $4.6B merger, becomes 2nd largest TV broadcaster - January 17 at 11:58 PM logoNexstar Broadcasting (NXST) Completes Acquisition of Media General (MEG) - January 17 at 6:51 PM logoMEDIA GENERAL INC Files SEC form 8-K, Termination of a Material Definitive Agreement, Completion of Acquisition or Di - January 17 at 6:51 PM logoGray Television, Graham Media buy stations in Nexstar/Media General deal - January 17 at 6:21 PM logoNexstar closes $4.6B Media General deal, creating No. 2 broadcaster - January 17 at 5:57 PM logoNexstar, Media General sharply higher as FCC approves merger - January 11 at 1:18 PM logoMedia General (MEG) Subsidiary LIN Television Withdrawals Change of Control Offer - December 28 at 10:23 AM logoAmid low uptake, Media General extends note purchase offer again - December 22 at 12:48 PM logoMedia General extends LIN Television note purchase offer - December 8 at 2:03 PM logoMedia General Q3 Loss Widens - Quick Facts - November 9 at 8:24 AM logoWith FCC tied up in auction, Nexstar's Sook eager to wrap Media General deal - October 6 at 8:42 PM logoWall Street Abuzz with Rumors: Will Disney Acquire Netflix? - October 4 at 10:52 AM logoNexstar locks down $2.75B loan, key piece in Media General buyout - September 27 at 8:27 PM logoMedia General + Taboola = Potential Revenue (MEG) - September 15 at 4:06 PM



Media General (MEG) Chart for Thursday, October, 19, 2017

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