NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Time Warner Cable Inc. (TWC) are lower by -1.25% to $149.53 in early trading on Thursday, after the company reported 2014 second quarter earnings results that fell short of analysts' expectations.
For the most recent quarter, the media company posted an 11% increase in adjusted diluted earnings per share to $1.89 over the 2013 second quarter, but analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected earnings of $1.91 for the 2014 second quarter.
Time Warner's revenue grew to $5.73 billion, from $5.55 billion; analysts were expecting $5.74 billion in revenue.
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Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates TIME WARNER CABLE INC as a Buy with a ratings score of B+. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:
"We rate TIME WARNER CABLE INC (TWC) a BUY. This is driven by some important positives, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, increase in net income, revenue growth, growth in earnings per share and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated."