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Miriam Gottfried

Media Reporter, Heard on the Street — The Wall Street Journal

Media, telecom & retail for Wall Street Journal's Heard on the Street; Subscribe to our podcast https://t.co/ZJmAqi2Ypw; 212-416-2679; miriam.gottfried@wsj.com

How Mylan’s EpiPen Fight Could Sting Investors

blogs.wsj.com — Mylan is the latest drug manufacturer to come under fire for price increases for its EpiPen injections. The price of the drug has risen 548% to $608.61 for a two-pack since the company stared selling it in 2007. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton tweeted her opposition to such steep increases for life-saving drugs, causing Mylan shares to take a hit.

WPP’s Tough Love for Problem Child comScore

blogs.wsj.com — On Wednesday , the advertising giant blamed the £83.3 million write-down of its comScore stake for some of its 40% profit decline over the first half of the year. And it scolded the company for its handling of accounting problems, saying it is "puzzled as to why the audit committee investigation has taken so long, remains unresolved and has proved so costly."

Retailers Could Fail the Back-to-School Test

wsj.com — Summer isn't over, but investors are already doing back-to-school shopping. High expectations for retail sales might be setting them up for disappointment. A number of retailers, including American Eagle Outfitters, Gap, J.C. Penney, Kohl's and Macy's, have expressed optimism about back-to-school apparel sales in the third quarter.

Viacom’s Soap Opera Will Have a Dramatic Sequel

wsj.com — News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Leadership struggles near an end but there could be more pain ahead for investors Viacom is finally moving beyond its leadership struggle. Its future is still filled with uncertainty.

Sprint to T-Mobile: Can You Hear My Insult Now?

blogs.wsj.com — If the price war in the U.S. wireless industry has reached a détente, you wouldn't know it from the way the carriers were trash-talking each other Thursday. T-Mobile US said it was replacing its cheapest monthly data plans with a pricier offering that comes with unlimited data.

Morgan Stanley Activist: Could This Be a Turning Point for Banks?

blogs.wsj.com — It is rare that an activist investor takes a stake in a company in order to publicly praise its management and strategic direction, but that is what happened at Morgan Stanley earlier this week. ValueAct Capital Management announced it had taken a 2% stake in the bank, but it isn't advocating for big changes.

Trend Is Not Your Friend for Long With Teen Retailers

wsj.com — "Fashion changes, but style endures," or so the clothing designer Coco Chanel once said. As American Eagle Outfitters and Urban Outfitters reaffirm their place in the former category, investors should reconsider the value they assign to the teen retailers. American Eagle beat analyst expectations for its second-quarter earnings Wednesday as same-store sales climbed 3%.

Why an Accounting Scare Eclipses Hain Celestial’s Value

wsj.com — Something could be rotten in Hain Celestial Group 's revenue. That seed of doubt makes it tough to stomach its beaten-down shares, no matter how organic and free of genetically modified organisms they may be. Hain, which specializes in natural and organic foods, said Monday it will delay its fiscal fourth-quarter earnings report because of a potential problem with how it has accounted for revenue.

How ESPN Could Rebound Amid Cable-Cutting

wsj.com — Pay-TV subscriber declines are accelerating-at least that is what recent headlines and commentary from media executives suggests. But as the traditional cable bundle fragments and frays, a new wave of streaming services could provide a surprising boost to the most popular networks.

Why Shutters are Coming Down at Macy’s

wsj.com — Macy's may not have found the solution for the woes of U.S. department stores, but it has moved beyond the hand-wringing phase into action. The company said Thursday that it is closing about 100 stores, or 15% of its base, with most expected to close early next year and the remainder as leases expire.
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Aug 25, 2016

@IvanTheK Thank you! I learned it in an earlier life as a public radio person.

Aug 25, 2016

How Mylan’s EpiPen Fight Could Sting Investors--the latest Heard on the Street podcast @CGrantWSJ @anjani_trivedi  http://on.wsj.com/2bRwM1n 

Aug 24, 2016

WPP blamed its comScore investment for part of its profit decline, but it isn't backing away. $WPP $SCOR  http://on.wsj.com/2bOrvrg 

Aug 24, 2016

Here's my piece from last yr on why Spotify will prob keep losing money even if its growth continues at this pace.  http://on.wsj.com/1QeV0kh 

Aug 24, 2016

Spotify, which is preparing for an IPO, had a net loss of ~$200M last year even as sales doubled to more than $2B.  http://on.wsj.com/2bNokQV 

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