Coinstar Teams Up WIth International Speedway and 4 Media Titans Make Waves

AOL, Inc. (NYSE:AOL) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 03, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $5.15 per share scheduled for December 14, 2012. Shareholders who purchased AOL stock previous to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. At the current stock price of $36.96, the dividend yield is 13.93%.

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX): According to IP & TV News, movie and TV streaming service Netflix, Inc. has signed a multi-year licensing agreement with Warner Bros to bring past seasons of popular United States television programs to the United Kingdom and Ireland. The rollout will be progressive, starting with the first three seasons of The Vampire Diaries, which will become available on December 1st. Netflix subscribers will then have to wait until March 1st of next year to watch Gossip Girl’s first five seasons which will be followed by Fringe and Chuck later in the year.

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Coinstar, Inc.’s (NASDAQ:CSTR) Redbox has partnered  with International Speedway (NASDAQ:ISCA) to start selling NASCAR tickets at their Los Angeles-area movie kiosks for a March 2013 event.

Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA): After research firms DA Davidson and Wunderlich Securities reported that the company had obtained important design wins from Comcast Corporation, Entropic Communications (NASDAQ:ENTR) is improving. In a note to investors, DA Davidson analyst Aalok Shah wrote that information obtained from the FCC indicated that Entropic had obtained a number of design wins from Comcast for the cable company’s IP set-top box, the X13-H. Specifically, Entropic will provide the connectivity and system-on-a-chip components of the product, the analyst reported. Entropic may receive $8-$10 for each X13-H that Comcast uses. Given Comcast’s large customer base, the analyst anticipates that a substantial amount of the product may be deployed. The device may debut during the first half of next year, added Shah, who reiterated a Buy rating on Entropic.The firm, which maintained a Buy rating on Entropic, views the win as positive, but believes that it is too early to speculate on their financial impact. In mid-morning trading, Entropic rose 29c, or 5.54%, to $5.43.

News Corp. (NASDAQ:NWSA): According to the Wall Street Journal, a judge who is evaluating the United Kingdom press due to last year’s scandal about news gathering methods at News Corp.’s tabloids will issue his final recommendations concerning how British newspapers should be regulated.

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