Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, cable company Cablevision Systems (NYS: CVC) has received a distressing two-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Cablevision's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Bethpage, N.Y. (1973)
Cable and satellite
CEO James Dolan
Return on Capital (Average, Past 3 Years)
$493.5 million / $11.2 billion
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 33% of the 178 members who have rated Cablevision believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.
A non-viable cable company that is losing the NYC customer battle to Verizon. Margins will continue to decrease as costs soar and additional infrastructure is needed. In addition, the best assets, namely Madison Square Garden and AMC networks have already been spun off into their own companies.
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