Sandell Asset Management Corp Lowers stake in Media General Inc (MEG)

Media General Inc (MEG) : Sandell Asset Management Corp reduced its stake in Media General Inc by 2.79% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 1,029,910 shares of Media General Inc which is valued at $18,352,996 after selling 29,600 shares in Media General Inc , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 15, 2016.Media General Inc makes up approximately 4.62% of Sandell Asset Management Corp’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Geode Capital Management boosted its stake in MEG in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 11,817 additional shares and now holds a total of 619,695 shares of Media General Inc which is valued at $11,042,965. Media General Inc makes up approx 0.01% of Geode Capital Management’s portfolio.Vertex One Asset Management reduced its stake in MEG by selling 84,982 shares or 23.67% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 274,081 shares of MEG which is valued at $4,884,123. Media General Inc makes up approx 0.79% of Vertex One Asset Management’s portfolio. Deimos Asset Management added MEG to its portfolio by purchasing 249,903 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $4,453,271. Media General Inc makes up approx 3.72% of Deimos Asset Management’s portfolio.

Media General Inc opened for trading at $17.7 and hit $17.84 on the upside on Thursday, eventually ending the session at $17.7, with a gain of 0.17% or 0.03 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 22,60,072 shares. Company has a market cap of $2,289 M.

On the company’s financial health, Media General Inc reported $0.14 EPS for the quarter, missing the analyst consensus estimate by $ -0.03 based on the information available during the earnings call on Aug 5, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.17. The company had revenue of $363.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $365.85 million. The company’s revenue was up 13.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.01 EPS.

Media General Inc. formerly Mercury New Holdco Inc. is a connected-screen multimedia company. The Company provides news information and entertainment. The Company’s segment include Broadcast segment which has around 71 television stations that are either owned operated or serviced by the Company in around 48 United States markets all of which are engaged principally in the sale of television advertising and Digital segment which includes digital companies: LIN Digital LIN Mobile HYFN Inc. (HYFN) Dedicated Media Inc. (Dedicated Media) BiteSize TV and Federated Media as well as the business operations related to the television station companion Websites. LIN Digital provides display and video advertising. LIN Mobile provides mobile advertising. Federated Media provides display and video advertising. Dedicated Media provides marketing data focusing and analytics for digital marketing campaigns. HYFN is a digital agency. BiteSize TV is a video content creator.

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