115.25 0.00 (0.00%)
After hours: 5:32PM EST
|Bid||115.12 x 2200|
|Ask||115.39 x 800|
|Day's Range||113.95 - 115.77|
|52 Week Range||97.68 - 120.20|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.52|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||15.79|
|Earnings Date||May 6, 2019 - May 10, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.76 (1.59%)|
|1y Target Est||126.45|
Among the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ many — many — missteps this Oscar season was proposing the addition of an award for “outstanding achievement in popular film.” The move was designed to get some blockbuster movies in the lineup in order to boost the ratings for the ABC telecast of the awards show. The organization needn’t have bothered proposing it in the first place, for this year’s nominees for best picture have the biggest combined box office in nearly a decade. Led by “Black Panther” with $1.3 billion in global box office, this year’s eight nominees together have grossed nearly $3 billion worldwide — and that’s including Netflix Inc.’s “Roma,” which, though it did play in theaters, has official ticket sales of zero dollars.
The Latest in Big Media: DIS, DISH, CHTR, DISCA, and CBS(Continued from Prior Part)Studio revenue fellHulu has committed to purchasing more content for its video streaming service from the Walt Disney Company (DIS). A deal reached early this
The Latest in Big Media: DIS, DISH, CHTR, DISCA, and CBSDisney to power parks with solar energyFor the Walt Disney Company (DIS), climate change is bad for business. Disney recently activated a 50-megawatt solar facility that it says will generate
Fox is cutting Jussie Smollett's character from its popular hip-hop drama "Empire" after the actor was arrested and accused of staging a hoax hate crime attack on himself, show officials said on Friday. Smollett's character, Jamal Lyon, will be removed from the final two episodes of the current season of Empire, according to 20th Century Fox Television, which said it wanted to avoid "further disruption" on the set of the show. Smollett faces up to three years in prison if convicted in the case, which has become fodder for the culture wars that have roiled the United States since Donald Trump's 2016 election.
Comcast Updates: Acorns Deal, India Expansion, Legal Battles(Continued from Prior Part)Comcast provides long distance calling to ChinaComcast (CMCSA) inked a multiyear partnership with the Chinese Chamber of Commerce in California and for the first
Comcast Updates: Acorns Deal, India Expansion, Legal BattlesComcast’s CNBC to produce content for Acorns Comcast (CMCSA) recently bought a stake in Acorns, a millennial-oriented financial technology startup that also counts PayPal (PYPL) among its
The Skywalker saga may be coming to a close this year with the December release of "Star Wars: Episode IX," but that doesn't spell the end for the franchise's massive toy business. While Hasbro will see a dip in sales without a tent pole feature in 2020, there's no doubt that "Star Wars" merchandise will remain a major part of the toy industry.
Where's the 'Next Warren Buffett' Placing His Bets?Seth Klarman’s betsIn this series, we’ll look at where billionaire hedge fund manager Seth Klarman, who some have hailed as the next Warren Buffett (BRK-B), is placing his bets. Klarman’s
After years of limited investment in the stock market, Dr. Michael Burry, whose bet against the subprime market was memorialized in The Big Short, released a portfolio filing listing 16 stocks he owned during the fourth quarter. Burry's firm, Scion Capital Management, in 2016 filed a 13F declaring ownership of public shares for the first time since his triumphant housing market short. Warning! GuruFocus has detected 2 Warning Sign with RDFN.
Theme parks, beaches and sunshine once again did their job in drawing a record number of visitors to Florida. The state welcomed more than 126.1 million visitors last year, up 6.2 percent from 118.8 million in 2017, setting a record for the Sunshine State for the eighth year in a row, according to Visit Florida, the state's tourism and marketing agency. "Visit Florida is known across the world for delivering innovative destination marketing to ensure that we are reaching the right people with the right message.
Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN), the world’s largest online retailer, is rapidly growing in a broad range of businesses under founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, including its core e-commerce operations, cloud services, digital advertising, groceries and prescription drugs. It also sells Amazon products such as the Alexa personal assistant and ecosystem, and movies through its Amazon Video platform. While Amazon's e-commerce business has disrupted a long list of industries and put many traditional market leaders out of business, digital retailing isn't the major generator of the Seattle-based company's profits.
The companies earlier this week accepted the divestment recommendation of Brazil’s antitrust regulator, and at a meeting next week they’ll present an agreement to pursue the sale, said two of the people, who asked not to be identified because the discussions aren’t public. In Mexico, Disney expects the country’s telecommunications regulator to require the sale of Fox Sports and is willing to agree to it, according to one person.
and Fortnite maker Epic Games Inc. have joined a chorus of companies pulling their advertising from Alphabet Inc. owned video sharing site YouTube due to questionable material on the site. Matt Watson on Sunday uploaded a 20-minute video showing how YouTube's algorithm aided pedophiles in searching for innocuous videos of young girls that could be construed sexually by suggesting more videos showing similar young girls.
Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA) stock plunged from $90 to below $80 in early February after the video-game publisher reported third-quarter numbers which fell well short of expectations and included a big reduction of the company's full-year guidance. I quickly responded to that selloff, calling it a gross overreaction to temporarily bad numbers, and said that it was a golden opportunity to buy EA stock, which would be a winner over the long-term.Source: Shutterstock Since then, EA stock has staged a huge comeback. EA stock quickly retook the $80 level. Then, it took back the $90 level just two trading days later. One trading day after that, Electronic Arts stock took out the $100 level and hit $105. In other words, in the three trading days following its big post-earnings selloff, EA stock rallied more than 30%.Why the surge? A game called Apex Legends. Long story short, battle-royale game Fortnite went viral in 2018, denting the traditional video-game oligarchy of Electronic Arts, Take-Two (NASDAQ:TTWO), and Activision (NASDAQ:ATVI). But EA just launched its battle royale answer to Fornite - Apex Legends - and this new game has gone parabolic.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 7 Healthy Dividend Stocks to Buy for Extra Stability The adoption of the game has been absurd and unprecedented. Analysts are ringing the bull horn. EA stock has rallied.This rally of EA stock has legs. Not only does Apex Legends have the potential to enable the company's 2019 and 2020 results to beat consensus expectations, but the rest of the games that EA is set to launch in 2019 and 2020 aren't too bad, either. In fact, they're quite good, and there's reason to believe that the next twelve months could be very positive for EA.The price of EA stock doesn't reflect that type of outlook. Therefore, the rally of EA stock should persist. EA Should Do Well Over the Long-TermEA is coming off a really bad quarter.The most important game the company released in the holiday quarter, Battlefield V, was delayed by a month and didn't perform well against stiff competition from Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and Red Dead Redemption 2. The company's most important new mobile game, Command & Conquer: Rivals, didn't perform up to par, either, as it was unable to really become one of the best-performing mobile titles. FIFA, EA's new soccer game, also didn't live up to investors' expectations., and EA didn't too well in Asia, either.Overall, it was a bad quarter for EA. Investors were fearful that those bad numbers were a sign of the times. The video-game industry has been red-hot for a long time. Now it's normalizing lower, and will remain weaker for longer. This belief, along with bad holiday numbers, caused investors to sell Electronic Arts stock.But their outlook is flawed.In the big picture, EA's trends are still attractive. It has a tailwind from micro-transactions, which is still alive and well. eSports, which is just starting to come into its own, remains a positive catalyst. Plus, digital engagement continues to rise. And augmented reality and virtual reality are becoming mainstream in the video-game sector. Those technologies will inevitably spark a demand surge throughout this whole industry.EA is at the epicenter of all of those positive trends. That's why I said the company's bad holiday numbers were largely forgettable in the big picture, and why I recommended buying EA stock on its post-earnings dip. The Next 12 Months Could Be Really Good for EA StockOver the past week, it has become increasingly clear that EA's bad holiday-quarter numbers were an outlier that won't last long. Indeed, they might not even last past this month.Largely thanks to Apex Legends, EA's near-term outlook is dramatically improving. Adoption rates for EA's new battle-royale game have been nothing short of absurd. The game eclipsed 25 million players in a week. It took Fortnite nearly six weeks to hit 20 million players, even though it was the hottest video game in all of 2018. Thus, Apex Legends is taking the hottest video-game trend of 2018 and making it hotter.The strength of Apex Legends more than overrides the weakness of Battlefield V last quarter. Indeed, considering what Fornite did in 2018, this Apex Legends tailwind could last for all of 2019, providing a persistent, strong lift to EA's numbers for the whole year.Beyond Apex, it appears that the games which EA is slated to launch during the rest of the year are also very promising. Anthem, set to debut this month, is generating a fair amount of buzz, and is the exact type of shooter/action game that should do well in today's environment. Firestorm, the battle royale mode of Battlefield V, is set to launch next month. Considering the robust success of Apex Legends, Firestorm should make some serious noise.On a recent conference call, EA said that FIFA 20 will have some "significant new features", and those new features could be the exact catalyst that are needed to reinvigorate the franchise's growth. Perhaps most exciting, EA is slated to launch a new Star Wars game at the same time that Disney (NYSE:DIS) unveils a new Star Wars movie, and the movie could drum up a great deal of interest in the game.Overall, the next twelve months could actually be pretty good for EA. That is quite contrary to what Electronic Arts stock is saying. EA stock trades at just $98 today, versus a high of $150 not too long ago. So, as long as this company's 2019-2020 lineup continues to impress investors, EA stock should stay in rally mode. The Bottom Line on EA StockThe recent weakness of Electronic Arts stock is a gross overreaction to temporarily bad numbers. Those numbers will get better in 2019 and 2020, thanks to the stunning success of Apex Legends, the rollout of the battle royale mode of Battlefield V, and a new Star Wars game. As those numbers get better, EA stock will continue to rebound.As of this writing, Luke Lango was long EA, ATVI, and DIS. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Smart Money Stocks to Buy Now * The 10 Best Cheap Stocks to Buy Right Now * 7 Restaurant Stocks to Watch in 2019 Compare Brokers The post Why 2019 Could Be a Good Year for Electronic Arts Stock appeared first on InvestorPlace.
On Wednesday, the academy announced that ABC, the Disney-owned network televising the event on Feb. 24, had sold out of its ad inventory for the annual event. These 30-second spots are estimated to be worth between $2 million and $2.6 million.
IMAX fourth-quarter 2018 results are likely to benefit from solid box office results. However, one-time charges are likely to hurt results.
The Walt Disney Company announces the extension of the expiration date of the offers to exchange any and all outstanding notes issued by 21st Century Fox America, Inc.
NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2019 -- In new independent research reports released early this morning, Market Source Research released its latest key findings for all current investors,.
The Latest on Disney’s Deals with Hulu and Fox(Continued from Prior Part)Regulatory approval for Disney-Fox acquisition Walt Disney (DIS) is waiting to close the acquisition of most of the media and entertainment assets of 21st Century Fox (FOXA)
It had been over two years since we last saw a regulatory filing out of Michael Burry's Scion Asset Management, which left little in the way of knowledge as to what the secretive hedge fund manager was investing in nowadays. Burry, who achieved mainstream fame after being featured in the hit 2015 movie The Big […]
Disney said in a filing last week in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Del. that it is “currently finalizing a global settlement” with Lantern and Weinstein Co. addressing titles Disney has an interest in that were part of the $289 million sale completed in July. After the sale of Weinstein Co. assets, media companies including Disney and actors, producers and others who worked with the studio have wrangled over the rights and obligations to specific titles purchased by Lantern. Separately, Disney says Weinstein Co. owes it more than $6.78 million in outstanding payments and fees related to several films that Disney has a stake in which Lantern declined to pick up, including the horror movie ‘Scream 4’’ and comedy movie “The Matador,” court records show.
All Nestle companies in the U.S. have paused advertising on YouTube, a spokeswoman for the company said Wednesday in an email. Video game maker Epic Games Inc. and German packaged food giant Dr. August Oetker KG also said they had postponed YouTube spending after their ads were shown to play before the videos.
There will not be a host and Sunday's Oscars ceremony will not open with the traditional monologue in which celebrities and politicians are skewered. British band Queen, featuring Adam Lambert as lead vocalist, will open the Feb. 24 show with a live performance celebrating the box-office success of best picture nominee "Bohemian Rhapsody," a representative of the band told Reuters.