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    Earnings Report

    How Disney’s Recent Decision Could Impact Netflix

    Netflix (NFLX) stock fell more than 4% in post-market trading on August 8, 2017. That came after Disney (DIS) said it will start its own streaming business in 2019.

    By Aaron Hemsworth
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    Healthcare

    Parsing the Starz-Lions Gate MAE Clause, Part 3

    If the merger caused cable providers to drop Starz because they didn’t want to work with Lions Gate, it wouldn’t be a MAE (material adverse effect).

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Healthcare

    Parsing the Starz-Lions Gate MAE Clause, Part 2

    According to the MAE (material adverse effect) clause of the Starz-Lions Gate deal, legislation that limits intellectual property protection wouldn’t be considered a MAE.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Healthcare

    Parsing the Starz-Lions Gate MAE Clause, Part 1

    In the merger deal between Lions Gate Entertainment (LGF) and Starz (STRZA), the MAE (material adverse effect) clause lays out the circumstances under which either party can back out of the transaction.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Miscellaneous

    Why the Starz-Lions Gate Deal Isn’t Really ‘Arbitrageable’

    In the risk arbitrage world, an 11.3% annualized return is about right given that the spread really isn’t “arbitrageable.”

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Consumer

    Could the Starz-Lions Gate Deal Get Competitive?

    John Malone and Lions Gate (LGF) already control 43% of the vote, so it would be almost impossible for a hostile buyer to get anywhere.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Miscellaneous

    Analyzing the Conditions of the Starz-Lions Gate Merger?

    Starz agreed to a non-solicitation agreement with a fiduciary out. During the pendency of the merger, it can shop itself or contact other potential buyers.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Miscellaneous

    What’s the Rationale for the Starz-Lions Gate Merger?

    Starz (STRZA) and Lions Gate are merging in a stock and cash transaction. This deal is about increasing content and distribution.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Miscellaneous

    Starz and Lions Gate: The Latest in Media Consolidation

    On June 30, Starz (STRZA) and Lions Gate (LGF) announced a merger. Before the deal closes, Lions Gate will split into voting shares and non-voting shares.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Energy Stocks Have Helped FMAGX Year-to-Date in 2016

    As of May 27, 2016, the Fidelity Magellan Fund (FMAGX) had risen by 0.5% YTD (year-to-date) in 2016.

    By David Ashworth
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    Earnings Report

    How Will Netflix’s Domestic Streaming Segment Do in Fiscal 1Q16?

    Netflix (NFLX) expects its domestic streaming memberships to be about 46.5 million in fiscal 1Q16 with net additions of 1.8 million members.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Starz Finally Went Direct-to-Consumer with the Starz App

    Starz’s new direct-to-consumer service will enable up to four users to stream simultaneously and will allow “virtually unlimited downloads.”

    By Shirley Pelts
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