A Modest Wall Street Rebound For Scripps


With Tuesday’s Closing Bell on the NasdaqGS exchange, The E.W. Scripps Co. enjoyed a 2% gain.

It’s another slow and steady improvement from May 3, when SSP shares hit a recent low.

And, it comes as Scripps begins to restructure itself as a media company free of any radio stations in its holdings.

On June 20, SSP rebounded to $14.31, and today’s close puts Scripps shares back in growth mode following a slip to $10.77 in early May.

That dip was part of a mini-slide for Scripps that began in late January, when SSP was a $16.83 stock.

However, a more long-term look at Scripps shows that this was a peak seen after a November slip to the $14.50 range.

On July 24, 2017, Scripps shares were valued at more than $20 per share.

The big drag on SSP is likely its radio division, which was put up for sale in January. On MondayRBR+TVBR reported that Scripps had agreed to sell its one AM and four FMs in Tulsa to Griffin Communications for $12.5 million.

RBR+TVBR has been told that the sale of Scripps’ Tucson and Boise, Idaho stations is near, which could further fuel a rise in SSP.

The Griffin transaction is expected to close by the end of 2018.

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