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Walt Disney Company Builds Entertainment Empire Worth $97 Billion
Disney’s Credit Cards Offer Loyal Customers Some Great Perks
Disney World Has Its Own Government — Self-Governing Status, Explained
People Cancel Disney+ Amid 'Woke' Stance, Other Companies Might Benefit
The Kardashians Are Back: New Hulu Reality Show Worth Nine Figures
Disney Plans to Build a Residential Community in California
Disney Didn’t Pay a Dividend on DIS Stock in 2021 — What About 2022?
Abigail Disney: Heir to the Disney Fortune Is Worth $120 Million
Why Doesn't Marvel Own Spider-Man? Ownership Structure Is Split
Are Disney Channels Leaving YouTube TV Over a Contract Dispute?
Disney’s NFT Collection Sells as a Blind Bag Series—Where to Buy Them
Use Disney Genie and Get the Most Out of Your Disney Experience
Jim Henson’s Family Is Soldiering on Without the Muppets
Jim Cramer Highlights Reopening Stocks: Beyond Meat, Disney, and More
Why Disney Stock Could Be a Long-Term Winner in Your Portfolio
Why Is Twitter Investing in Original Shows and Programming?
Last month, Twitter (TWTR) announced it would partner with 30 companies to bring original shows to its platform.
Why Is Disney Investing in Theme Parks?
In the fiscal third quarter, Disney’s Parks and Resorts segment reported revenues of $5.2 billion.
FOXA’s Views on Streaming Platforms: Advertising Opportunity?
Due to the coverage of the US presidential elections this year, 21st Century Fox (FOXA) expects substantial advertising revenue from Fox News.
Why CBS Is Focusing on Original Progamming
Media companies have started focusing on producing original programming. CBS (CBS) is also increasingly concentrating on original programming.
Dish Network Can’t Complain about Sling TV
Dish Network’s (DISH) streaming television service, Sling TV, turned three on January 5.
A Look at Time Warner’s Key Metrics
In fiscal 1Q16, Time Warner bought back $700 million worth of shares. Including dividends, it has returned around $1.3 billion to its shareholders year-to-date.
Buckingham Research Downgrades Netflix due to Competition Fears
On March 8, Netflix (NFLX) stock fell 0.9% to $349.60 after Buckingham Research downgraded its rating from “buy” to “neutral.”
Why Netflix Is Stopping Short of an All-Time High
Netflix (NFLX) is expected to announce its 1Q17 results on April 17, 2017. In its 4Q16 results, Netflix had total streaming revenues of $2.4 billion, up 41% year-over-year.
Why Twitter Closed Its TV Apps
Twitter (TWTR) announced it will be closing its TV apps on streaming devices Roku (ROKU), Xbox, and Android TV as of May 24.
What’s Really Driving Growth for 21st Century Fox’s Television Segment?
FOXA believes that its “ability to create, own and monetize hit content” for its television segment will drive long-term value for its shareholders.
Renaissance Technologies sells its Amazon shares in 4Q13
Renaissance Technologies eliminated a position in online retailer Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) that accounted for 0.34% of the fund’s 3Q portfolio.
21st Century Fox’s Rising STAR in India
21st Century Fox owns STAR India, India’s largest media network. STAR India develops, broadcasts, and produces programming for 51 channels in its portfolio.
YouTube’s Live Video Streaming Service Takes on Amazon in May
Amazon’s Twitch drives the highest US live video streaming volume with about 44% share. With live video streaming service at 60fps, YouTube aims to give competition to Twitch.
Is Disney Plotting to Deprive Apple of Television Box Revenue?
Disney Kids TV streaming box, which Walt Disney (DIS) unveiled at the CES 2017, quickly has generated heat in the streaming media device market.
How Do Disney’s Technical Indicators Compare with Peers?
Disney has a MACD of -1.3, while Twenty-First Century Fox (FOXA), Time Warner (TWX), and Comcast (CMCSA) have MACDs of -0.8, -0.2 and 0.3, respectively.
Will Time Warner’s Programming Strategy for Warner Bros. Work?
Warner Bros. had revenues of $13 billion in 2015, a rise of 4% year-over-year (or YoY). However, Warner Bros. saw a 13% YoY fall in revenues in fiscal 4Q15, with revenues of $3.3 billion.
Why Credit Suisse Gave Its Recent Thumbs up to 21st Century Fox
During the past month, the FOXA’s stock price has gone up by 11.6% while CBS and Disney have seen their stock prices go up by 15.4% and 6.2%, respectively.
Is Verizon Interested in Comcast?
On April 19, Bloomberg reported, citing Verizon Communications’ (VZ) CEO, Lowell McAdam, that Verizon is open to merger discussions with either Comcast (CMCSA), The Walt Disney Company (DIS), or CBS (CBS).
21st Century Fox Is Still Focusing on Film Diversity
21st Century Fox’s Filmed Entertainment segment performed well in the last two quarters. The segment’s revenue grew by 5% year-over-year to $2.4 billion in 3Q15.
Why Did Time Warner Stock Fall after Earnings Release?
On February 10, 2016, Time Warner (TWX) reported its 4Q15 and fiscal 2015 earnings. The company reported revenues of $7.1 billion in 4Q15, a decline of 6% year-over-year.
Why ESPN Isn’t Concerned about Falling Sports Ratings
In August 2019, Disney is set to expand its college sports programming by launching a successor to its SEC Network—the ACC Network.
How Serious Is Apple about Original Content?
Earlier this year, Apple said it will be spending a whopping $1 billion on original content over the next couple of years.
Why Disney Still Believes ESPN Is on a Winning Path
Disney’s (DIS) ESPN has some investors worried about declining subscriber numbers. But Disney believes there’s nothing to worry about.
An assessment: Viacom versus its media peers
Viacom, despite being undervalued by analysts, is expected to see growth from its media networks segment especially with its digital partnership deals.
Why India Is Important for Apple TV+ and Streaming Peers
India, with over 1.3 billion people, is becoming more important for global streaming players such as Netflix, Apple TV+, and Amazon Prime Video.
Why international markets are a big opportunity for Netflix
Netflix expects 2.15 million net subscriber additions in the fourth quarter. This growth is faster than what Netflix experienced in the U.S.
The Impact of the AT&T–Time Warner Merger
Analyst Craig Moffett believes that AT&T has an 80% chance of prevailing in court in its proposed merger with Time Warner.
Why Electronic Arts Shares Are Almost at an All-Time High
Electronic Arts shares have risen more than 60% to date in 2015. Shareholders have benefited from the company’s performance through game launches and an increase in guidance.
Inside Disney’s Recent Theme Park Business Performance
Walt Disney’s (DIS) Theme Parks business posted strong performance results in the three months ending December 2017 (the company’s fiscal 1Q18).
American Airlines gets significantly lower position in Appaloosa
Appaloosa Management significantly lowered its position in American Airlines (AAL) in the third quarter that ended in September 2014. The position accounts for 3.81% of the fund’s total third-quarter portfolio.
Why the Walt Disney Company Reorganized
In 2017, Disney agreed to acquire the bulk of Fox assets for $52.4 billion, or $66.1 billion including debt.
Overview of 21st Century Fox’s Fiscal 2015 Earnings
Recently, stocks of media companies such as 21st Century Fox (FOXA) were hammered. In fiscal 2015, the company had revenues of ~$29 billion, a 9% decrease from fiscal 2014.
Here’s How Comcast’s Theme Park Business Performed in 4Q17
Comcast’s (CMCSA) Theme Parks business was a star performer in 4Q17, with revenue growth accelerating over the previous quarter.
Despite Netflix’s Hook-Up Potential, Citi Cuts Price Target
Partnerships have done wonders for Netflix. In addition to having deals with Apple TV and Roku, the streaming giant has partnered with pay-TV providers.
Netflix Stock Has Risen 7% since Disney+ Launched
In the past two weeks since Disney+ launched, Netflix stock has recovered from the early shock. The stock has risen 7.0% from where it closed on November 12.
ViacomCBS Diverts Investor Attention from Netflix Stock
Netflix (NFLX) stock fell 0.6% on December 4, the day Viacom and CBS completed their merger to form a new entity, ViacomCBS (VIACA) (VIAC).
Inside Walt Disney’s World Expansion: An Overview
Disney wants to spread the success of Tron to Walt Disney World Resort as it seeks to boost business at one its key theme park locations.
Investment-Grade Bond Funds Saw Inflows Last Week
Flows into investment-grade bond funds were positive last week. Investment-grade bond funds saw net inflows of $907.1 million during the week ending July 6.
How Viacom and CBS Could Benefit from Potential Merger
Media players Viacom (VIAB) and CBS (CBS) are again talking about a merger.
Why Salesforce Acquired Gravitytank
Salesforce is currently on the acquisition bandwagon. In mid-September 2016, it announced its acquisition of Gravitytank.
ViacomCBS: Highlights for Bargain Hunters amid the Sell-Off
ViacomCBS stock fell 8.58% on March 27 and closed the week at $12.79. Disappointing financial results and the coronavirus put pressure on the stock.
How Mattel Performed during the Second Quarter of 2016
Mattel (MAT) has a market cap of $11.2 billion. It rose by 1.4% to close at $32.83 per share on July 20, 2016.
How Will Disney’s $71.3 Billion Bid for Fox’s Assets Dent Comcast?
The Walt Disney Company recently offered a deal price of more than $71.3 billion for significant assets of 21st Century Fox.
Facebook Investing in Product Credibility
In November, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that enhancing Facebook’s safety and security was more important than enhancing its profits.
Disney Stock: 2 Things Investors Need to Know
There was a sell-off in Disney (NYSE:DIS) stock amid the COVID-19 pandemic. So far, the pandemic has mainly paralyzed the company’s operations.
Why 21st Century Fox Stock Rose More than 7%
Media giant Disney (DIS) has recently made a higher bid than rival bidder Comcast (CMCSA) for most of the assets of 21st Century Fox (FOXA).
Disney Stock Jumps as Executives Take a Pay Cut
The more than 3.50% jump in Disney stock on Monday came as the company’s executives agreed to take pay cuts. Bob Iger will forgo all of his salary.
2 Things to Know Before You Trade Disney Stock This Week
Disney is at risk of significant revenue loss due to the virus outbreak. However, the company is working to ensure that it can ride out the storm.
Can Twitter Help Studios Boost Box Office Sales?
Twitter’s (TWTR) social media platform could be a powerful tool for marketing and gauging public interest in new movie releases.
Comcast and the Many Benefits of Sky
The Sky deal is expected to boost Comcast’s international revenue to 25% from the current 9% generated outside the United States.
Get Real: Running the Gauntlet
In this morning’s Get Real market newsletter, we saw that Disney+ is running the gauntlet while Apple and Microsoft take the Dow to new heights.
Walt Disney Finally Closes Its Fox Acquisition
Yesterday, Walt Disney (DIS) finally closed its long-awaited acquisition of most of 21st Century Fox’s (FOX) (FOXA) media and entertainment assets.
Comcast’s Technical Indicators: Peer Comparison
Technical indicators Traders and investors analyze technical indicators when making market entry and exit decisions. Moving averages and the RSI (relative strength index) are among the most widely used technical indicators. An RSI score below 30 signifies that a stock is oversold, while an RSI scores above 70 indicates that a stock is overbought. In […]
Facebook’s Video Ambitions Cause Friction with Media
Although Walt Disney (DIS) counts among American media giants whose broadcast divisions have partnered with Facebook (FB) for its Watch video news programming, the chemistry between Facebook and Disney isn’t perfect.
Bill Gates Is Concerned, Not about Twitter Hack or Microsoft Stock
Bill Gates is worried about how the coronavirus vaccine will be distributed when it becomes available. He has been helping in the fight against COVID-19.
Why Disney Considers Studio Entertainment a Core Growth Driver
In fiscal 2016, Star Wars: The Force Awakens was Disney’s (DIS) third-highest grossing movie of all time, bringing in $2.0 billion at the global box office.
Deutsche Bank Downgraded Viacom
On November 23, 2015, StreetInsider.com reported that Deutsche Bank downgraded Viacom (VIAB) to “hold” from an earlier “buy” rating.
Consumer Spending and Business Investment Disappoint US Economy
Tepid consumer spending negatively impacts ETFs including the Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund and the Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR Fund.
What Factors Are Impacting Comcast’s Stock Price?
On November 27, 2016, Comcast’s (CMCSA) stock price closed at $69.16. The company’s stock has risen 22.5% YTD (year-to-date).
Risk-adjusted returns on high yield bond ETFs at par with the market
Know how XLY outperformed rest of the ETFs on risk-adjusted basis, closely followed by DEF.
Why Media Partnership Is a Big Deal for Snap
Media partnerships are crucial to the success of Snap’s (SNAP) popular features such as Discover and Live Stories.
A Quick Look at Disney’s ESPN Direct-to-Consumer Business Launch
The Walt Disney Company’s (DIS) acquisition of 21st Century Fox (FOXA) seems to be a significant step toward its goal of launching its direct-to-consumer strategy.
Here’s What We Know about Disney+
The video streaming sector is getting more competitive by the day.
Renaissance Technologies increases position in DIRECTV
DIRECTV is a provider of digital television entertainment in the United States and Latin America.
Netflix: Growing Memberships in the Domestic Market for 2Q15
Netflix’s domestic streaming memberships have been increasing steadily through the quarters. Memberships rose 17% in 2Q15 compared to the same quarter last year.
Viking Global Investors starts new positions in LOW, BAC, DIS, BIDU, Sells BA, CX – 13F Flash (D)
Viking Global Investors LP is an independent hedge fund management firm founded by Andreas Halvorsen, Brian Olson, and David Ott. It manages assets of around $20 billion and has offices in New York City, Greenwich, Connecticut, and Tokyo. In Q3 2013, it started new positions in Lowe’s Cos. Inc. (LOW), Bank of America Corp. (BAC), The Walt […]
NXP Semiconductors is Appaloosa Management’s new position
Appaloosa Management initiated a new position in NXP Semiconductors NV (NXPI) in the third quarter that ended in September 2014. The position accounts for 2.55% of the fund’s total third-quarter portfolio.
What Is the Outlook for Affiliate Fees for Time Warner’s Turner?
Time Warner stated in its 4Q15 earnings call that it has achieved the rise in affiliate fees in its agreements with the top ten domestic distributors. It expects subscription revenues to be in the low teens in fiscal 1Q16.
How Is Disney Strengthening Its Brands?
In early February 2016, the Walt Disney Company’s ESPN (DIS) entered into an agreement with Tencent Holdings (TCEHY) in China.
What’s the Outlook for Comcast’s Film Business?
Comcast’s Filmed Entertainment segment had a difficult 1Q16 with revenues of $1.4 billion, a decline of 4.3% YoY (year-over-year).
Activision Aims to Create a Film and Television Unit
Activision will collaborate with film studios of companies like The Walt Disney Company (DIS) for theatrical distribution of its movies.
How Analysts View Time Warner Stock
Of the 32 analysts covering Time Warner (TWX), 16 gave it a “buy” recommendation, and 16 gave it a “hold” recommendation. There were no “sell” recommendations on the stock.
Comcast Might Sell Hulu Due to its Losses Expected Till 2024
Online streaming service provider Hulu has been posting losses for some time now.
How Are Analysts Rating Disney before Its Earnings Release?
Shareholder returns and stock trends As of November 2, 2016, The Walt Disney Company’s (DIS) stock was trading at $92.39. That’s 0.4% above its 20-day moving average of $92, 0.7% below its 50-day moving average of $93, and 2.8% below its 100-day moving average of $95. Disney generated returns of -19.7% in the trailing 12-month […]
Loss-Making Hong Kong Disneyland Closes Again
Walt Disney has closed its Hong Kong Disneyland theme park again. However, its other parks continue to operate and more reopenings are planned.
Will Disney Investors Catch a Break Soon?
Walt Disney has been one of the worst-hit stocks amid the coronavirus pandemic. The entertainment company had to close most of its operations.
Boeing Is One of Third Point’s Monthly Winners, Stock Soars
Third Point released its monthly update on June 3. The hedge fund told Barron’s that it took a stake in Boeing (NYSE:BA) credit.
Is Disney Stock a ‘Buy’ before Theme Parks Reopen?
The coronavirus pandemic has put pressure on Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) stock. The company had to halt most of its operations.
Disney Shares Gain, Resorts and Parks Start Opening
Disney has started reopening its resorts and parks. Disney shares have gained more than 8.0% since the Shanghai park reopened on May 11.
What Can You Expect from iQiyi’s Q1 Earnings Report?
iQiyi (NASDAQ:IQ) plans to release its earnings results for the first quarter today after the market close. What can investors expect?
Will Upwork Stock Keep Yielding Good Returns?
Upwork stock has risen by over 15% during the trading session today as of 10:05 AM ET. The stock also rose as much as 13% in the pre-market session.
Interested in Netflix Stock? 3 Facts before You Buy
Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) stock has emerged as one of technology investors’ favorite picks during the coronavirus pandemic. Investors have flocked to the stock.
Can Disney Stock Recover Its Losses in 2020?
Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) stock has risen. Today, the company reported its results for the second quarter of fiscal 2020. The stock might recover in 2020.
Apple Borrows $8.5 Billion for Dividends, Stock Repurchase
Recently, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) borrowed $8.5 billion through bonds sale, which allows it to take advantage of the low interest rate and raise cheap capital.
Netflix Stock Has Fallen despite Posting Solid Q1 Earnings
Netflix stock gained about 10% in the extended trading session. However, the stock fell to a 0.5% gain after reporting the first-quarter results.