|Bid||100.24 x 100|
|Ask||100.26 x 200|
|Day's Range||99.70 - 100.80|
|52 Week Range||96.20 - 116.10|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||14.27|
|Earnings Date||May 8, 2018|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.68 (1.67%)|
|1y Target Est||119.95|
While I have seen Avengers: Infinity War, I wrote this post before the screening. While I have many a fond memory of calling up a theater to ask about whether the new big summer flick would have midnight screenings or (best of all) advance-night previews, it has become such a regular occurrence of the opening weekend experience that there is a deluge of hard math concerning how much of a movie’s opening weekend may or may not come from the Thursday previews.
Huge spending on content, ambitious rivals, marketing costs that will have to rise, and, of course, the fact that people are fickle all come to mind.
Harkins Theatres and a handful of other movie theater chains now sell tickets via the Atom Tickets app.
Summer starts early this year in Hollywood with the potentially record-breaking release of "Avengers: Infinity War" Thursday, and the marquee Marvel superheroes couldn't be coming at a better ...
A house held aloft by a bunch of multicolored balloons seems to float by in the finale of the latest show at Disneyland. This month, Disneyland in California premiered its latest son et lumière show. Named "Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular," it is themed to the computer animated movies made by Disney’s subsidiary Pixar Animation Studios.
Producers and cinema operators are flocking to Las Vegas this week for the annual film industry conclave known as CinemaCon. The official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners will host a record 11 studio presentations -- including ones from newer filmmakers like Amazon.com Inc. and STX Entertainment -- to a new high of more than 3,700 registrants. Walt Disney Co. has led the box office in recent years by focusing on big-budget action films, counting on a handful of superhero dramas and serial tales to drive the business.
Tech suits, toucans and treats highlight Disney's Animal Kingdom anniversary.
Analysts are predicting this weekend's opening for Avengers: Infinity War to be one for the record books, but what's really driving the resurgence in moviegoing?
On April 16, 2018, Netflix (NFLX) stock closed down 1.2% at $307.78 for the day. However, the company’s stock increased more than 6.0% in after-hours trading after its earnings announcement on April 16. Year-to-date, Netflix’s stock price grew more than 60.0%.
Two of the three long recommendations from last Sunday, Intel (-0.6%), Microsoft (+2.1%) and Amazon (+5.7%) rose in the last week. There are many earnings reports in the coming week. Overall, earnings estimates were set too low during the preceding slow economy.
Netflix (NFLX) has been spending aggressively on high-quality original content, which has resulted in negative free cash flows. In 1Q18, Netflix’s free cash flow was -$287.0 million due to high content spending. Netflix said it expects free cash flow from -$3.0 billion to -$4.0 billion this year, compared to free cash flow of -$2.0 billion in fiscal 2017.
MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., April 21 (Reuters) - "Avatar" director James Cameron said he still aims to make four sequels to the 2009 science-fiction blockbuster and is moving ahead with production while regulators review the proposed sale of 21st Century Fox's film studio to Walt Disney Co. Speaking to reporters on Saturday, Cameron said he is about 100 days into filming the second and third "Avatar" installments under a deal with Fox. "I'm personally committed to all of them," he said at the Manhattan Beach, California, studio where the sequels are being made.
Disney's Hollywood Studios hopes a new Pixar-themed expansion will help bring in guests before next year's Star Wars additions open.
Netflix (NFLX) has been gearing up its growth efforts by investing in content and marketing to add and retain subscribers. Netflix expects to increase its marketing budget from ~$1.3 billion in 2017 to ~$2.0 billion for 2018. Netflix plans to invest $7.5 billion–$8.0 billion in 2018 to generate original content, up from $6.0 billion in 2017.
The prevailing wisdom is to overweight in bonds in order to generate income and to allegedly reduce volatility in the overall portfolio. The other terrible advice that is given to current and pending retirees is that retirement investors should plow money into blue-chip stocks that pay dividends of 2% to 3%.