Cumulus Shares Approach $20 Mark


Here’s a happy headline from Wall Street to start out a week full of second quarter 2018 earnings reports: Cumulus Media stock is on its way to the unprecedented price of $20.

By contrast, Entercom shares were down to $7.05, while debtor-in-possession iHeartMedia‘s shares were up 2% — to 52 cents.

For Cumulus, the growth comes on very low volume: Just 291 shares were traded, but this was enough to send CMLS shares up 6% to $19.61 on Monday (8/6).

In fact, at one point on Monday shares reached $20.20.

That’s great news, as CMLS hit $26 on the NasdaqGM exchange at a brief moment following its grand return to the market, but has bounced around since.

For iHeart, shares actually saw volume hit 100,626 shares — much larger than the average of 27,842 shares. It was Feb. 28 when iHeart last closed above 52 cents, and there is some growth as shares of “IHRTQ” on July 9 were just 25 cents.

Could The Wall Street Journal be on to something? The newspaper reported Friday that a revised restructuring plan and disclosure statement is to be filed this week.

Entercom, meanwhile, received no Wall Street bump from its sale of eight radio stations to Bonneville International Corp. for $141 million.