Money matters: Comcast ranks high on relative performance; NBCU sees earnings jump

If money matters--and there are those who say it matters a lot--then the combination of Comcast and NBC Universal promises to be the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

SmarTrend, looking at relative performance of five companies in the cable and satellite industry, listed Comcast as top of its class as a stock with "the potential to outperform." NBC Universal, in parallel, said its second quarter earnings were up 13 percent with a profit of $607 million, marking it as the top performing unit at General Electric and causing GE Chairman-CEO Jeff Immalt to single it out for "good revenue and profit growth."

Finally, if you're looking to learn more, the two betrothed companies have been lumped together with Las Vegas Sands and MGM (is there a hint that the merger might be a roll of the dice gamble?) by Bedford Report in its latest (for sale) market update analyses.

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