Analyst Foresees Strength in Cable


Deutsche Bank Alex. Brown cable analyst Karim Zia initiated coverage of seven
cable companies last week, starting four with strong-buy ratings and the rest with buy ratings. Zia, who moved from Credit Suisse First Boston Corp. to Alex. Brown on April 11, gave strong-buy ratings to Comcast Corp., Cox Communications Inc., Charter Communications Inc. and Mediacom Communications Corp. Getting buy ratings were Cablevision Systems Corp., Adelphia Communications Corp. and Insight Communications Co. Zia recommended that investors overweight the cable sector.