A Fool Looks Back


The battle for control of Sirius XM Radio (NAS: SIRI) has intensified. Liberty Media (NAS: LMCA) is once again petitioning the FCC for de facto control of the satellite-radio provider.

Liberty Media was denied in its original application, even though it owned 40% of the company through its preferred shares. It has gone on to increase its position to an effective stake of 46.2%.

The satellite-radio giant isn't taking things lying down. However, investors hoping for a juicy premium are seeing Liberty Media seize control in strategic nibbles. Things are getting interesting here, and this saga -- more than three years in the making -- is heating up.

Briefly in the news
And now let's take a quick look at some of the other stories that shaped our week.

  • Despite showing sequential revenue improvement, Yingli Green Energy (NYS: YGE) hit another 52-week low after posting a quarterly loss. When will the sun come out for solar?

  • Not everything that Apple (NAS: AAPL) touches turns to gold. CEO Tim Cook admitted that the tech giant will be looking into possibly killing Ping, the poorly received music social network that it layered on top of iTunes two summers ago.

  • Camera-sensor giant OmniVision Technologies (NAS: OVTI) provided a mixed financial snapshot. Revenue topped Wall Street expectations, but results fell short on the bottom line. OmniVision's guidance calls for more of the same in the new quarter. The market roughed up the stock, fearing the margin contraction has become problematic.

Moving on
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