What has been the subscription CANCELLATION percentages these past 6 months?
Will WWE one day purchase non-wrestling content and showing this on the network? Thunder Island, featuring Hogan,perhaps coverage of Mark Henry competing in the 'world' strongest man" competition events from days gone by,, Old Haven episodes featuring Edge, some of the movies that "the Rock" appeared in, perhaps old MMA fights of current superstar Brock Lesnar, or former WWE performer, Ken Shamrock , or a show or two featuring Mick Foley's world tour?
Just how much " old wrestling" footage would one want to view??????
As Ric Flair would say WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Speaking of Ric, he should consider going on a speaking tour ala Mick Foley. The stories he could tell about his days of stylin and profilin and partying would be most entertaining to hear indeed. Even a cheapskate like me would gladly pay $50.00 a ducat to hear the NATURE BOY tell his story. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!
Why can't we all just get along and enjoy the generous dividend that NYCB pays.
Yes I know, it has remained unchanged for years, but tell me which financial institution's "anchor ie dividend held " despite the great financial storm that was the recession of 2007-09, when many financial institutions trimmed their "dividend sails" or eliminated them altogether?
You must be a graduate of the Dolf Nacht school of investing. He is the self proclaimed investment genius that posts on the MCP Yahoo board.
If in fact you are engaged in shorting this security, as Dolf Nacht shorts the rare earth sector, you probably have very well for yourself financially.
The lovely damsels have huge cash flow requirements. Suffice to say, they prefer to dine on prime rib (although some may be vegans)as opposed to beefstew.. And I am sure that they would insist on employing someone else to engage in the food prep AT YOUR EXPENSE. None of that Heinz 57 sauce to apply on the main entree, so working class..
Where is Aviantruth/Dolf Nacht?
This should be his time to start barking about how all of us ham and eggers should bow down and kiss the ground he walks on.
Perhaps he is currently on his luxury barge conducting a seminar about PUT and CALL options that is being attended by the lovely damsels.
Wait maybe the damsels are the ones responsible for the current southward movement of MCP. Could it be that they are executing his investment strategies (and reducing his "free cash flow") as well?
Well, I guess its perfectly clear, Its the lovely damsels who are the true "geniuses". Stay pretty ladies!!
Vince will never sell.
Now if his wife LInda survives Vince, Linda may need to sell shares in order for the trustee of the estate to have cash on hand to pay the federal estates and other expenses the estate may incur upon her death.
Does anyone have any idea the percentages of common stock owned by Vince, Shane, Stephanie/Jean Paul, directors officers and other insiders of the company? Would LInda be the majority owner assuming she survives Vince? If so, how many shares could she sell to raise cash for estate tax planning purposes, and still maintain majority ownership?
I've said this before and I will say it again. Once VInce exits this company, one should as well.
POTENTIALLY, I just see the risk off Shane reemerging from the shadows, and creating conflict between himself and his sister/.husband for control of the company, after the parents are gone. As Kurt Angle would say ITS REAL ITS DAMN REAL!!!.
And while they just might book a match at Wrestlemania XXX Shane O vs Triple H for control of the company, remember that is for sports entertainment purposes only. As the Nature Boy Ric Flair would say WOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!
Until I see your form 8949 your postings are about as worthless as those CALL OPTIONS.
I am sure the lovely damsels simply swoon when you discuss puts and calls with them when imbibing that Dos Equis beer on your luxury barge sailing off to nowhere.
You should be enjoying the temporary upswing in MCP. stock price What a wonderful opportunity to resume your shorting activities. After all the lovely damsels have huge cash flow requirements.
Could be what professional wrestler Dwayne the "Rock" Johnson is cooking, and we know that professional rassin' is fake (excuse me "scripted sports entertainment") for those of you who are observers of that endeavor and know that he closes his monologues with a cooking reference, or maybe in fact there are negotiations underway that will have a material impact on the company.
The audit report issued by their external auditors might give some potential insights in their notes to the financial statements
I believe that as long as Vince is in charge, the dividend remain . I'd love to see the McMahon's 1040's to see the various line items of income he reports.
I suspect that a good portion of it is in dividends, primarily in the form of distributions from his WWE security holdings. Remember that WWE dividends are qualified, subject to a maximum tax rate of 23.8%. certainly below VInce's marginal tax rate that is in all likelihood in the range of 39.6%- 43.4%.
If Uncle Sugar eliminates the qualified dividend designation, and taxes dividends as ordinary income, I believe that since Vince would then lose that particular tax break, the dividend could be cut or eliminated.
So two things to watch, Vince's role in the company, and two potential changes in tax policy.
Now Aviantruth, perhaps those lovely damsels who accompany you on your oversized sailing ship to nowhere treat you like a living G-d. I sincerely doubt though that they insist on picking up your "check".
Keep shorting my friend. Those damsels have large cash flow requirements.
On a more serious note , until the time you disclose copies of your personal income tax returns for the past three years for those of us to review, with special attention paid to form 8949 that details your stock transactions, so we can determine just how successful you've been with your investment strategies, you sir are but a legend in your own mind.
Aviantruth, I think it is time for you to once again to take another set of lovely damsels on a luxury vacation on your oversized barge.
It just struck me. YOU PROBABLY ARE THE DOS EQUIS man in those beer commercials!
You keep using different names Aviantruth. How in the world can we verify which posts are from the self proclaimed intellectual genius?
Aviantruth got his and hopefully it will be sufficient to cover the cash flow requirements of the lovely damsels he keeps company with in his oversized luxury barge.
Stay thirsty my friends!
As long as Vince is chair, I believe the dividend will remain at its current level, That makes WWE an attractive
income stock. at the stock's current price. While there certainly a significant risk that its price can drop further, that risk I feel is mitigated by the fact that your friendly neighborhood bank is nothing more than a warehouse for your money with what you can earn (zip and pip an expression created by that WPT analyst Vince Van Patten) while on deposit with them while one can potentially earn tax free dividends since the dividends paid by WWE are currently considered by Uncle Sugar as qualified . A nice benefit for middle class Americans.
As professional (fake) wrestling star Kurt Angle would say, ITS REAL ITS DAMN REAL !!!! And of course his fellow superstar Ric Flair would chime in by saying WOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thus if you have money to invest, I think WWE is worth parking some cash into at the present time.
Once Vince is gone, and if Triple H, Stephanie or for that matter Vince's wife Linda becomes his successor, I'd IMMEDIATELY CLOSE YOUR POSITION , And that's the bottom line because STONE COLD SAYS SO!!!!!
IF YOU CAN SMELLLLLLLLLLLLL WHAT THE ROCK IS COOKIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Closing remark by Mick Foley
(afa Cactus Jack, Mankind to the wrestling fan) Have a nice day!
Forget the legal vultures. My advice to you (especially for the small individual investor) is to SELL NOW, pay Uncle Sugar his take, as well as your state governor (where applicable) his/her piece of the action, and walk away and enjoy the rest of the profit.
Maybe MCP will distribute to their shareholders on record at the close of business today a "piece of the rock" of one of those rare earth minerals.
Just something to remember the company by.
It means even more admin costs that adds no value whatsoever to the operation.
From the investors point of view, should this stock becomes entirely worthless, perhaps it is feasible that one can deduct as a total loss in the year the stock is deemed worthless ones basis in MCP in it's entirety, irrespective of offsetting against ones potential capital gains against ones capital loss in MCP.
Check with your tax advisor.
Do you run a retreat that the investment genius Aviantruth visits along side his buddy the worlds's most interesting man the Dos Equinos alongside their entourage bevy of lovely damsels?
Now if MCP goes bankrupt, what will be left for Aviantruth to short? And where will be generate the cash required in order to retrofit his luxury barge , visit your retreat, and keep the damsels happy?
Kevin what attributes do you believe are necessary for a woman to be considered attractive in your eyes?
Perhaps the attributes of Honey Boo-Boo's mama, who's English is so bad, that they have to provide closed captioning on their programming so one can understand what she is trying to say?
Maybe she should be running WWE? As the Nature Boy would say WOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Speaking of the Natch perhaps he should consider joining the talk circuit ala Mick Foley. In all seriousness the stories that Flair could share with audiences should be able earn him a few bucks to help him alleviate some of his cash flow problems. I would attend and yes I'd be willing to pay upwards of $35.00
to hear some of Flair's styling and profiling antics during his wrestling career. WOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!
If nothing else, an attractive dividend yield.
Asuming that the McMahon family still holds the vast majority of the shares, I believe the dividend will not be cut due to the fact that WWE is a qualified dividend, which is taxed at a rate no greater than 23.9% for the McMahon family members. (at least for now) Less of a tax burden than to pay the McMahon's salary
I think it is a misnomer to consider the WWE a monopoly. In the entertainment sector WWE has competition from UFC, professional sports in general, and to a much lesser extent, other professional wrestling ventures. Certainly miles ahead of everyone else in the wrestling segment of entertainment.