|Bid||112.36 x 1100|
|Ask||112.37 x 900|
|Day's Range||112.19 - 113.91|
|52 Week Range||97.68 - 120.20|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.81|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||13.44|
|Earnings Date||Feb 4, 2019 - Feb 8, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.76 (1.57%)|
|1y Target Est||124.50|
As 2018 winds down, it’s off to the streaming races for 2019. Disney and AT&T will launch new streaming services, while Netflix will try to fend off the competition from new and old media giants.
Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA), the parent company of Universal Orlando Resort, is not being coy about its mission to dominate the theme park industry and potentially close the gap on its largest theme park rival, The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS). The Philadelphia-based cable giant, also the parent of NBCUniversal, reportedly said its theme park investment plans are more broad than anticipated, according to a post from the Theme Park Insider, a reputable insider blog following Disney, Universal and many other properties. Specifically, the site reported that Comcast recently held an employee town hall featuring Comcast Senior Executive Vice President and NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke where some details of the company's theme park plans were revealed, as well as a potential name for Universal Orlando's next theme park.
George Bodenheimer is one of the most respected leaders in the sports business over the past 30 years. People who worked for him unanimously praise him as a humble leader who created a positive and productive culture at ESPN. The stories about Bodenheimer starting in ESPN’s mailroom in 1981 are well documented, and he acknowledged that when you deliver everyone’s mail, “you end up meeting everybody.” After 17 years of moving up through the company, he was named president in 1998.
ESPN2 will fall all the way to fourth in both prime time and total day viewership, behind both NBCSN and FS1.
TV network executives offered a mostly optimistic take on esports competitive video game tournaments and several new technologies at the two-day Sports Video Group Summit in New York City.
It's no surprise that Walt Disney World Resort is the most visited theme park in the world. In 2017, nearly 20.5 million people visited the Magic Kingdom. If you add in the three other parks (Epcot, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, all four of which get a combined annual attendance of 56 million people), not to mention the waterparks, hotels and entertainment areas like Disney Springs, the numbers are staggering.
Netflix and Tesla have together burned through $15 billion in cash in the last decade, through the third quarter of this year, in order to create a whole ecosystem of consumer goods that have never existed before.
It is a sad irony that Walt Disney’s dying wish did not come true. This time, Disney promised not just another theme park (Disneyland in California had been delighting visitors since 1955) but also something much more radical: a planned urban space where people would live and work, and America’s finest engineers could realise their boldest ambitions for home, city and family life. “Epcot will be a community of tomorrow that will never be completed — that will always be introducing, testing and demonstrating new materials and new systems,” he declared.
Amazon (AMZN) stock has fallen over 16% in the last three months as part of the larger market pullback driven by the likes of Apple (AAPL) and other giants. The company's days of 40% top-line growth might also be over. But let's dive into Amazon's overall business picture and outlook to see if investors should buy AMZN stock heading into 2019.
Rebecca Campbell, Diego Lerner and Fox’s Uday Shankar will serve as the studio’s international chiefs under Kevin Mayer.
Legendary investor Julian Robertson (Trades, Portfolio) is known not just for his leadership of Tiger Management, but also for taking a group of proteges under his wing. Warning! GuruFocus has detected 8 Warning Signs with MSFT. An example of this is Lee Ainslie (Trades, Portfolio), who now heads up Maverick Capital, and Andreas Halvorsen (Trades, Portfolio), leader of Viking Global Investors.