Before the Bell Scans of Comcast, DIRECTV, Cablevision Systems, Time Warner Cable, and Charter Comm

Apr 09, 2013, 08:00 ET from

LONDON, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Cable operators saw a loss in subscribers in 2012. However, the pace was lower than it has been in previous years, which is a good sign for cable operators such as Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA), DIRECTV (NASDAQ: DTV), Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC), Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC), and Charter Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR). Meanwhile, cable operators are benefiting from an increasing use of data. Rising data usage is expected to be a key growth driver for the sector going forward. On Monday, CATV systems stocks ended on a mixed note even as the broad market edged higher. StockCall has taken an interest in these companies and you can now sign up to download the free technical research on CMCSA, DTV, CVC, TWC, and CHTR at  

Shares of Comcast Corporation edged higher on Monday; however, the gains were limited. The stock closed 0.17% higher at $41.63 on volume of 9.52 million. Comcast's shares touched an intra-day high of $41.71 yesterday. The stock is currently trading close to its 52-week high of $42.61. The company's shares have seen a series of highs since the start of this year. Year-to-date, the stock has gained nearly 12%. Sign up today to read the free research report on CMCSA at

DIRECTV shares ended marginally higher in yesterday's trading session. The stock closed 0.56% higher at $55.71 on volume of 4.12 million. DIRECTV's shares touched an intra-day high of $56.06 on Monday. The stock is currently trading nearly 3.60% below its 52-week high. Year-to-date, shares of DTV have gained more than 11% so far in 2013, outperforming the S&P 500. However, the stock's MACD recently crossed below the signal line, which is a bearish signal. The downbeat trend is further confirmed by stock's MACD chart. Register to download the free technical analysis on DTV at

Cablevision Systems Corporation's shares edged higher in Monday's session. The stock closed 0.28% higher at $14.45 on volume of 1.24 million. Cablevision's shares have gained more than 1% in the last three trading sessions. Shares of CVC recently slipped below their 50-day and 200-day moving averages, which is a bearish signal. The negative trend is further confirmed by the stock's MACD chart. Year-to-date, Cablevision Systems' shares have fallen more than 2.20%, underperforming the broad market. Free report on CVC can be accessed by registering at

The stock closed 1.64% lower at $95.97 on above average volume of 3.13 million. The stock touched an intra-day low of $95.43. Despite Monday's pullback, Time Warner Cable Inc.'s shares have had an excellent run over the last one month, gaining nearly 7.50%. Year-to-date, however, the stock is still down 0.51%, compared to a gain of nearly 9.60% for the S&P 500. Shares of TWC are currently trading well above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Register with StockCall and download the research on TWC for free at

Shares of Charter Communications Inc. edged lower on Monday. The stock touched a 52-week high of $106.98 yesterday; however, it failed to hold on to its gains. Charter Communications' shares finished the day 0.70% lower at $104.75 on volume of 727,449. Shares of CHTR have gained more than 37% so far in 2013, easily outperforming the S&P 500. However, the stock has struggled in the last few trading sessions. Read the full free research on CHTR by signing up to StockCall at

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