It might just be the other way around and some employees don't care about Disney as the employer. Disney employs about 166,000 people world wide. About 250 were laid off and 100 were rehired in different positions. Many made the choice not to take another position at Disney. I don't know the whole store but something was seriously wrong in that particular IT department to have such a big layoff. It happens in many large companies everyday. Nobody has a job if there are no profits. Understand if a company has no profits they cease to exist and all the workers, managers, and executives are out of work. So you want to boycott Disney so they loose business and lay off more workers. Brilliant just Brilliant.
You are certainly are short seller but I seriously doubt if you would take that chance. It's interesting so many people are standing in line trying to get a job there. You should spend some time and watch the Disney Classics. Oh and yes you can get worse preaching socialism and communism. Unless you are a robotron nobody works at the same level. Last but not least it is a free market so your idea that Disney takes the parents money is more nonsense. Most people buy what they want and like, Disney entertainment is what most people with a sense of value are looking for.
I am heading to Walt Disney World Florida in June. Disney represents the best value in high quality entertainment. It is obvious you have never been to a Disney theme park or a Disney hotel.. As far as wages go you expect the hourly workers to be paid the same as the CEO. Are you kidding?
are Disney's earning per share at $3.95 (diluted) for the first 9 months compared to $3.40 in the previous 9 months. If we add an estimated .95 for the next quarter that brings us up to $4.90 earning per share for the current quarter ending Sept.. (It could be much higher based on pre sale of Star Wars products which will continue into the first quarter of the new year.) I must have missed something for the bizarre sell off of shares.
Your reply shows how little you know about the insiders. The "insiders" receive compensation in the way of options. The insiders own a lot of shares and the only reason they sell shares is usually for tax purposes. At some point the options have to be converted or they lose them. Options are converted to stock and portions are sold to cover tax implications.
P&G gave a bit of worry in consumer products earnings because of the strong dollar. What P&G doesnt have is Star Wars, and Marvel to license or interactive products of Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars. So while Disney can grow income on products, movies,television, music, electronics, theme parks, hotel rooms, etc. Ooops forgot ESPN.
There has been some negativity of ESPN losing some customers, however cable may level off but ESPN is well situated (as Bob Iger stated) to go as a stand along product along with cable. Its a subscription based product and can go the way of Netflix. The price of a subscription could be easily double the price it gets from cable operators.
This is going to be a big transformation into Disney Marvel Pixar or some combination with Lucas and Star Wars figured in there some place. The plans are big and growing as Shanghai Disneyland wraps up construction and prepares for a grand opening. My opinion is the new "Disney Studios" park will be the next huge theme park in Florida. This is going to be a big profit driver adding a tremendous capacity to this park.
Just a clarification: Disney's free cash flow of 2.5 billion for the last quarter alone. I expect this will continue to grow into the fiscal year end in September.
Japan results for Avengers Age of Ultron shows a 2015 record north of 6.5 million. Ultron continues to play in North America and Japan should add another 30 to 35 million to global box office revenue. MARVEL-the gift that keeps on giving.
It took a few years for Disney to get off the annual dividend payment which was based on
the amount it cost to snail mail out millions of checks to shareholders holding only 1 to 10 shares.
Electronic registration has reduced the cost of mailing and will continue to reduce over the next few years.
I suspect the quarterly dividend will return in a couple of years. This will keep investors in with a more
consistent payout as opposed to jumping in for an annual or semi-annual payout. Disney has a free cash flow of about 2.5 billion.
Something was going on after hours today 7/01. Usually you see a few thousand shares but today over 170,000 shares with a 90,000 block at the high (buy) and a 50,000 block on the sell side at 114.88. It was a busy day for Disney.. Possibly options action.
Obviously you just don't get it. Is your message supposed to scare the market.? A one percen tincrease over the next year is already factored into the market. If it comes in two or three steps over a year or so it will not
make much of a difference. Just remember its already artificially low and should be about two and a half percent. Disney is on its own path with strong earnings numbers and real earnings growth.
It is my understanding Disney is a licensee and just takes a cut of the action with no cost for development of the product. In the past the expenses were so high for development Disney was constantly losing money. Now it is turned around and the fees and royalties are a high profit. I believe it will grow exponentially in the next couple of years. Think Star Wars going forward and more Marvel. Disney makes a cut of all the products whether they produce them or not. Its a good thing.
It's going to take six or seven days to cover all the short positions out there. Based on about one third being covered on a good earnings report (and any additional upgrades) you could see a three to five percent spike up in the stock after hours on Tuesday and new record highs on Wednesday.
If the movie has "legs" , this week and next weekend could certainly tell the story. A strong hold on the box office into next weekend will be a true test in North America. There is little competition coming out next week which will likely be a big boost for the weekend again. The China release is just a week away with expectations of the most screens ever for a new release. Not forgetting Japan to follow.
It was only a few years ago Disney Interactive was just turning around after years of losses. Now it looks as if now and in the future Disney's Interactive Unit will be a huge bottom line winner with Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar and many of the Disney regulars. This is going to get a lot of traction going forward world wide. A rising division which is not getting much attention right now but it will by the end of the year.
Last Friday there was a few large trades aftermarket way above the closing. Over 200,000 traded after market and I suspect it was related to the Guggenheim upgrade today. Moving from neutral to buy and putting a new target price of 127 is a nice boost for the stock. Just how fast it will get there is anyone's guess. Guggenheim tends to be a bit conservative in its projections. I'm just going to stick with 130 by Star Wars release date.
You bought the 1,000 put meaning 10 contracts is that correct. So you are expecting Disney to close at less than 106.50 by the closed today (4/17/15)