In a just published Form 13, filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Tribune Media Co (NYSE:TRCO) reported that Starboard Value LP has picked up 3,802,400 of common stock as of 2017-03-15.
The acquisition brings the aggregate amount owned by Starboard Value LP to a total of 3,802,400 representing a 4.4% stake in the company.
For those not familiar with the company, Tribune Media Company is a diversified media and entertainment business. The Company consists of approximately 40 television stations to which it provides certain services, along with a national general entertainment television network, a radio station, a production studio, its digital and data business, a portfolio of real estate assets and investments in a range of media, Websites and other related assets. It operates through two segments: Television and Entertainment, which provides audiences across the country with news, entertainment and sports programming on Tribune Broadcasting local television stations, and television series and movies on WGN America, including through content produced by Tribune Studios and its production partners, as well as news, entertainment and sports information through its Websites and other digital assets, and Digital and Data, which provides technology and services that collect and distribute video, music, sports and entertainment data.
A glance at Tribune Media Co (NYSE:TRCO)’s key stats reveals a current market capitalization of 3.33 Billion based on 86.64 Million shares outstanding and a price at last close of $38.43 per share.
Looking at insider activity, there are a few transactions worth noting.
On the sell side, the most recent transaction saw Cherniss unload 11,705 shares at a sale price of $38.90. This brings their total holding to 0.
It’s possible to gauge a company’s potential by tracking the activity of its major holders, as well as checking in on insider activity such as those transactions listed above. We’ll be keeping an eye on Tribune Media Co (NYSE:TRCO) as things move forward to see if its progress aligns with these transactions.
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