Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Pravda's N.Y. Affiliate Is taking A Heck Of A Beating

July 09, 2008

Lehman Brothers slashes NYTCo price target

Thomas Lifson

Virtually announcing to the world that the New York Times Company is in the process destroying shareholder value, investment bank Lehman Brothers is telling investors that its 12 month price target for a share of New York Times Company stock is $8 a share, down 46 percent from $15.06 at the time the report was published.

Lehman sees ad revenue declining even faster than it had previously predicted, along with acceleration in the decline of earnings per share. It warns investors away from an asset play here, no doubt because the Sulzberger family is committed to keeping the company intact. So the only way the company's shares should be evaluated is on the basis of its rapidly deteriorating fundamentals.

Worst of all, Lehman sees a possible dividend cut ahead. That would be painful for many members of the ruling family, and could threaten Pinch Sulzberger's control eventually.

I guess you can't keep on publishing anti-American trash, be a mouthpiece for Islamic terrorists, damage anti-terrorism efforts by revealing secret programs of the the Military, the FBI and the CIA and in the same time ask the American public to trust you.

Serves you right, NY Slimes. I hope you'll go bankrupt. The sooner, the better.

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