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Sky plc LSE:SKY London Ordinary Share GB0001411924 ORD 50P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +3.00p +0.30% 992.00p 993.00p 993.50p 993.50p 986.00p 986.00p 3,808,019 16:35:13
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Media 11,965.0 752.0 39.0 25.4 17,052.65

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Sky Daily Update: Sky plc is listed in the Media sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker SKY. The last closing price for Sky was 989p.
Sky plc has a 4 week average price of 956p and a 12 week average price of 956p.
The 1 year high share price is 1,050p while the 1 year low share price is currently 747.50p.
There are currently 1,719,017,230 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 4,353,409 shares. The market capitalisation of Sky plc is £17,052,650,921.60.
spob: 21st Century Fox makes £11.7bn formal bid for Sky Takeover sets up showdown with smaller shareholders and UK and European regulators FT by: David Bond and Arash Massoudi in London and Matthew Garrahan in New York 15 Dec 2016 Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox has made a formal offer to take full control of Sky, setting up a showdown with smaller independent shareholders and a battle with UK and European regulators. The £10.75 a share all-cash offer for the 61 per cent of Sky that the US media group does not already own values the UK-based group at £18.5bn, and will cost Fox £11.7bn. The offer comes almost a week after the European pay-TV broadcaster announced it had reached an agreement with Fox on a proposed deal. James Murdoch, Sky’s chairman who is also chief executive of Fox, said he was confident the deal would pass “regulatory muster” and would be completed before the end of 2017. “We will be engaging with the relevant agencies and authorities,” Mr Murdoch told an investor call, adding that he was sure “no meaningful concessions will need to be made”. The UK government is unlikely to decide whether to refer the Fox takeover to Ofcom, the media regulator, before the new year. The deal is also expected to require clearance from the European Commission following Sky’s acquisition of Fox’s Italian and German TV businesses in 2014. £11.7bn deal was settled over two weeks of talks after several years in the offing Fox’s offer, which remains the same as the price agreed last week, values Sky at a 36 per cent premium to its closing share price on December 8, the day before news of the approach was announced. However, some smaller shareholders such as Standard Life, Jupiter Asset Management and Royal London have spoken out against the offer arguing that it undervalues Sky: its shares were trading at the offer price back in February. To sweeten the deal, Sky said it would pay a special 10p dividend if the transaction was not completed by the end of 2017. The Murdochs abandoned their last bid for Sky in 2011 amid the public outcry over the UK phone hacking scandal. Since then, their group has separated into two companies: Fox, which consists of a movie studio and television assets, and News Corp, which owns newspapers such as The Times and the Wall Street Journal. Abandoning the bid in 2011 cost News Corp a break-up fee of £38.5m; this time Fox will pay Sky £200m if it walks away from the deal. Fox said the combined company would help create a “consumer powerhouse reaching 100m households”. “This deal will enable us to be a leader for the next wave of content consumption growth,” James Murdoch added. 21st Century Fox confident that bid will not be derailed this time However, Sky faces challenges on a number of fronts, including sharp inflation in the cost of live sports rights and increased competition from BT and streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon. John Nallen, Fox’s chief financial officer, told investors the US media group would pay for the transaction with cash and $10bn of new debt. There would be no new Fox shares issued to pay for the deal, he said. A bridging loan would be used to finance the deal and replaced with longer-term financing once the takeover is completed. To speed up the takeover process Fox and Sky will pursue a “scheme of arrangement” takeover structure, which requires the backing of only 75 per cent of a company’s independent shareholders.
nerdlinger: I think the share price indicates that there has been no bid which will be accepted by Sky shareholders and Fox might not be able to afford to buy Sky.
ball deap: Blackrock is a George Soros outfit which means it is corrupt. More despot investors that Sky seems to attract because of its Saudi Arabian owners who think they can control the mass media like in America.If you have sense you'll bail out of Sky, it's time to wave goodbye. Soros will try to control the masses but his time is short and sky share holders will be on their asses.Get the hell out of sky NOW!!!! It is going to get choppy. I warned u ages ago yet some people are not seeing the light !!!! Fair value sub £5, and that is if your lucky...
boix: 21-Oct-16 UBS Buy - 1,310.00 Reiteration Some friends went yesterday and they are also at a loss to explain yesterday's fall. The audience response was favourable and there was no sense of concern amongst the invited guests. Even today's LEX column said the mobile numbers were easily deliverable. The Sky share price always seems to have unknown forces moving it? - Rupert?
boix: Sterling taking the next leg down will offer further support to the Sky share price.
boix: Sky was a gainer on Tuesday amid a retread of speculation that 21st Century Fox, its biggest shareholder, might be drawn into another takeover approach.Kepler Cheuvreux turned positive on Sky with an £11 target price. Worries about football broadcast rights inflation and a potentially shrinking market mean Sky has derated to a 45 per cent discount to its historical average, which puts its UK business on an implied valuation of just 7 times earnings versus a sector at 16 times, the broker said."In our view, this huge valuation gap may revive interest from 21st Century Fox," Kepler told clients."While [Fox chief executive James] Murdoch said at a recent conference that Fox was not lining up big deals in the short term, the 15 per cent decline in the pound, and a 23 per cent share price fall in Sky year to date, has made it nearly 40 per cent cheaper than what it was in dollar terms."On trading, Kepler forecast Sky's revenue growth to keep outpacing peers thanks to innovations such as its Now TV streaming service and Adsmart, its personalised advertising platform.And on broadcast rights, the broker highlighted that Sky's English and German top-league football deals run until 2020 and 2021, respectively, which is said gives the company a two-year period of "exceptional visibility on major sports costs".Sky closed up 1.6 per cent at 847.5p.
raffles the gentleman thug: The time was ripe for Fox to pick-up the 61% of Sky which it did not already own, following the 32% year-to-date share price drop in the shares of latter is US dollar terms, analysts at Macquarie said. For Sky, a deal would help it to consolidate its content offering via Fox´s financial backing, which could well include Formula One, which was up for sale, the broker said in a research note published on 25 August. Europe´s pay TV market on the other has a structure which is "good" for strong incumbents such as London-listed Sky, with Fox facing a more difficult environment in the US. Fox could thus gain a premium distribution service, the broker´s analysts explained. "European pay TV markets are more concentrated, more vertically integrated, less penetrated into households, more flexible in terms of network packages offered, and generally cheaper than US pay TV bundles," Macquarie added. Indeed, proposed changes to regulations in Europe could be another tailwind for Fox if changes make broadcasters' online transmissions more easily available across borders. "This would reward scale and reach." But do the numbers add up? Yes, Macquarie said, adding that Sky´s shares remained "significantly" undervalued. In an all-cash deal scenario, with Fox stumping-up a "modest" 20% price premium, implied a take-out price-to-earnings multiple of 17 times´ Sky´s fiscal year 2017 earnings or 11 times EV/EBITDA, according to the broker. Syngeries on costs would add 3% to year three earnings per share and 25% by year 10. "SKY investors may well demand a higher premium, which we think Fox might be willing to pay for the long-term strategic logic of this deal." In a separate report published on the same day, Macquarie reiterated its 'outperform' recommendation on Sky shares with a target price of 1,400p.
raffles the gentleman thug: I don't know about that katie ... guess we will have to see how share price develops, but I'm in at 850 level. Real shame about ITV/ETO in my opinion as I felt the earnings accretion would have been more beneficial to the share price development than the prospect of another special dividend - but it seems many ITV shareholders were against the deal which was odd - I didn't see any of them complaining about the Talpa Media acquisition which was a £700m plus deal with no disclosure on earnings whatsoever.
boix: Sky shares rise as RBC raises rating to 'outperform'Tue, 19th Jul 2016 09:28(ShareCast News) - Shares in Sky rose on Tuesday as RBC Capital Markets lifted its rating on the stock to 'outperform' from 'underperform' and raised its target price to 1,100p from 1,000p."Our view reflects (1) the lower share price; (2) de-risking of rights renewal in Germany; (3) upside from mobile rollout," RBC said."The rise in the price target is partly driven by our forecasts for higher outer year earnings in GBP terms from Germany and Italy."Sky last month paid €3.5bn to secure the lion's share of TV rights to German Bundesliga football matches. Earlier in the year the company also signed an agreement with Telefonica UK to launch a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) on its network.Meanwhile, RBC said Sky could arguably afford to buy O2 following the failure of the Hutchinson takeover deal but does not believe it will do so."In our view, its optimal strategy is to roll out the MVNO, gaining scale quickly through bundled offers to the c.40% of UK homes that take Sky. Later on Sky could look to buy spectrum directly to reduce marginal cost.""Mobile through MVNO offers substantial revenue and cost synergies without the need to spend say c.£9.1bn buying O2 (6.5x EBITDA - a discount which we feel is justified given the blocked Hutch offer at 7.3x and lack of alternatives for the seller)."Sky can cross-sell mobile and sim cards to its own customers at extremely low subscriber acquisition cost, RBC added.The broker raised its revenue estimates by 5.2% in full year 2017 and 5.8% in 2018, partly driven by higher euro translation against the pound from the German and Italian businesses, which account for 30% of group revenue.Shares rose 1.82% to 896p at 0956 BST.
ball deap: Ride the dead cat bounces, while sky is in its death throws of its supernova implosion and imminent share price collapse there is money to be made as it becomes more and more volatile. Now I warned your all months and months ago that sky was going to get killed and we are down 30% from that point. You have had plenty of time to make your move!!! Some seem to be ignoring these words of wisdom. You need to get out of your long trades NOW because if you don't you will seriously wished you had taken these words of wisdom. TodAy is a good day to open up that short trade, the share price is up and from here the only way is down.Get the hell out !!! You have been warned !!!-
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