|Bid||140.92 x 900|
|Ask||141.39 x 1000|
|Day's Range||140.01 - 141.44|
|52 Week Range||100.35 - 145.43|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.70|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||15.76|
|Earnings Date||Aug 6, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.76 (1.26%)|
|1y Target Est||153.82|
Disney continues to reign supreme with a record-breaking box office weekend for “The Lion King”. The latest live-action remake brought in an estimated 185 million dollars in the U.S., making it the highest opening for a film in July. The previous record holder was Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows: Part 2, which brought in 169.1 million in 2011. Yahoo Finance's Jen Rogers and Myles Udland discuss
Disney is dominating the box office. The company scored big this weekend when 'Avengers: End Game' surpassed 'Avatar' to become the highest- grossing film of all time and 'Lion King' debuted as the 9th biggest opening of all time. Yahoo Entertainment Senior Writer Ethan Alter joins the show to discuss more.
The Walt Disney Company’s (DIS) superhero film Avengers: Endgame has finally surpassed the record set by James Cameron’s Avatar.
Broadly speaking, stocks were somewhat listless Monday as traders await an absolute avalanche of marquee earnings reports this week.Source: Shutterstock The Nasdaq Composite was the leader among the major U.S. equity benchmarks to start the week, adding 0.71% while the S&P 500 gained 0.28%. Sapped by one of the largest members of the index, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lagged, finishing higher by just 0.07%. * 7 Defense Stocks to Buy to Fortify Your Portfolio When the closing bell rang, just over half the Dow's 30 components were in the green for the day.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Bad BoeingBoeing (NYSE:BA), the largest member of the price-weighted Dow Jones Industrial Average and a company that reports earnings later this week, was dinged Monday, falling 1.07% after Fitch Ratings trimmed its outlook on the aerospace company to "negative" from "stable." Fitch cited regulatory uncertainty stemming from the grounding of the 737 MAX passenger jet, but the ratings agency is sticking with an "A" credit rating on Boeing."The MAX situation also presents significant public relations challenges, and the impact on Boeing's reputation and brand will be a watch item for the next year or more," said Fitch.Boeing reports second-quarter results Wednesday before the open of U.S. markets with analysts forecasting a profit of $1.89 a share, down from $3.33 a year earlier. More Earnings: UTX and KOSticking with the industrial sector for a moment, shares of United Technologies (NYSE:UTX) added 0.44% today in advance of the company's Tuesday pre-market second-quarter earnings report. Wall Street expects UTX to post earnings of $2.05 per share on revenue of $19.6 billion.The stock is inexpensive compared to other large-cap aerospace names, but that probably isn't enough for investors over the near-term. United Technologies' earnings call is likely to revolved around the company's effort to merge with Raytheon (NYSE:RTN), one that has been met with some push back on Wall Street.Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) traded slightly lower today ahead of its Tuesday morning earnings report. The shares are up a market-lagging 8.56% year-to-date, indicating the beverage giant better put some fizz in that earnings report and guidance. Analysts expect Coca-Cola to notch second-quarter earnings of 62 cents a share on revenue of $9.57 billion."Analysts are evenly split ahead of the report: Eleven think the shares are a Buy, while 11 have a Hold rating or the equivalent on the shares. Just one rates it at Sell. The average analyst price target is $52.48," reports Barron's. Dow Jones WinnersApple (NASDAQ:AAPL) was one of the best-performing names in the Dow today, adding 2.29% amid some bullish analyst chatter. Morgan Stanley's Katy Huberty boosted her price target on Apple to $247 from $231 in a note out today. Apple reports earning on July 30 after the close of U.S. markets.Shares of Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) advanced 0.70% on reports that "The Lion King" saw a weekend box office haul of $185 million. That after Disney's "Avengers: Endgame" became the highest-grossing film ever earlier this year. Yes, Disney is up about 31% this year, but its upcoming movie lineup indicates more upside could be had in this stock. Dow Jones Today: Bottom LineAs was noted here last week, this week brings a slew of earnings reports with nearly a third of the S&P 500 reporting. Hopefully, the trend of positive surprises continues because this earnings season, so far, has been better than anticipated."To date, 16% of the companies in the S&P 500 have reported actual results for Q2 2019," according to FactSet. "In terms of earnings, the percentage of companies reporting actual EPS above estimates (79%) is above the five-year average. In aggregate, companies are reporting earnings that are 7.0% above the estimates, which is also above the five-year average." More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Defense Stocks to Buy to Fortify Your Portfolio * 10 High-Flying, Overvalued Stocks in Danger of Crashing * 8 Stocks to Buy That Are Growing Faster Than Amazon The post Dow Jones Today: Waiting on the Earnings Tidal Wave appeared first on InvestorPlace.
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It is official: “Avengers: Endgame” has surpassed “Avatar” to become the highest-grossing film of all time, while the live-action “The Lion King” dominated the weekend box office, setting Walt Disney Co. up for a stellar year.
(Bloomberg Opinion) -- If the market for television and video-streaming services wasn’t frustrating enough for consumers, now comes news that millions paying for DirecTV suddenly can’t watch CBS, the most popular TV network in the U.S., due to a contract dispute between the media giants. The good news is that it’s not yet football season, and it’s also in both companies’ interests to reach an agreement soon. The bad news is that the channel-blackout trend is only getting worse. CBS went dark over the weekend on AT&T Inc.’s DirecTV, DirecTV Now and U-verse platforms for customers in cities including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia and Atlanta, as they tussle over the renewal rate for AT&T’s pay-TV operators to carry CBS programming. The blackout deprives subscribers in those markets of popular shows such as "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" and "Big Brother" – an inconvenience that’s becoming all too familiar for viewers. Already more than 200 TV markets have had broadcast signal disruptions this year, the most ever, according to the American Television Alliance, a group that lobbies for cable and satellite providers. AT&T said it has offered CBS “an unprecedented rate increase.” CBS’s stance is, yeah, no kidding, given that it’s been seven years since the deal was last renewed. My feeling: groan. It’s deja vu for AT&T customers because the company was also involved in a dispute earlier this year with Viacom Inc., the owner of cable channels such as MTV and Nickelodeon. The two sides reached a deal relatively quickly – but not before they traded jabs in public statements and flooded social media with annoying campaigns to rile up customers and pass the blame. On March 19, AT&T’s line was that Viacom networks are “no longer popular.” Just a few weeks later it was whistling a different tune, featuring the same networks prominently on its DirecTV Now sign-up page to highlight the streaming package’s channel lineup.Customers sure are tired of this old song and dance. They don’t want to hear “CBS has put you into the middle of its negotiations,” which DirecTV tweeted to an angry customer on Saturday, or that “loyal viewers are now bearing the burden for AT&T’s unwillingness” to bend, as CBS put it in its own press release. It doesn’t matter whether AT&T “dropped” the network or CBS “pulled its signal” from AT&T. Subscribers just want consistent service at a fair price, and that seems like it will be harder and harder to get, thanks to an industry that’s turning more anti-competitive to protect its profit margins in the wake of cord-cutting and consolidation.Take AT&T: Since acquiring HBO parent Time Warner last year for $102 billion (including debt), the company has shifted the spotlight away from its shrinking satellite-TV business and drab DirecTV Now product, and instead onto the sexier media-content division, which it renamed WarnerMedia. AT&T has been willing to sacrifice pay-TV customers to boost profitability on that side of the business through price hikes, while its WarnerMedia unit gears up to launch a new Netflix-like app called HBO Max. Unlike DirecTV Now, which is a virtual cable skinny bundle, HBO Max will comprise only WarnerMedia’s own content and compete with AT&T’s other services. This content will include “Friends,” one of the most popular series among the streaming set, which WarnerMedia is reclaiming from Netflix and putting on HBO Max. This is just one example of how the media giants are becoming more insular, preserving their content for their own products and playing hardball with competitors, making it harder for customers to find everything they want to watch through a single affordable subscription. In AT&T’s case, this points to the drawbacks of allowing a pay-TV and wireless giant to also control some of the most attractive TV content.Similarly, Walt Disney Co., fresh off its $85 billion purchase of 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets, is prioritizing the launch of its Disney+ app, which it plans to bundle with ESPN+ and Hulu in an effort to topple Netflix. That means that in the future if you want certain Disney, Pixar, Marvel or “Star Wars” content, a Disney+ subscription will be a requirement. Want HBO or CBS, too? That’ll be a separate subscription for more money. (The CBS All Access app costs $5.99 a month.)In the AT&T-CBS standoff, both are motivated to end the blackout. CBS is in talks over a merger with Viacom, so it doesn’t need such distractions. The AT&T contract is also critical for CBS to meet a target of $2.5 billion in annual retransmission revenue by 2020, according to John Butler, an analyst for Bloomberg Intelligence. As for AT&T, though it may be looking to emphasize profitability over subscriber count, it still shouldn’t be proactively showing subscribers the door. Who will blink first? My guess would be AT&T. But customers really don’t care either way – they just want what they pay for. It shouldn’t be so hard.To contact the author of this story: Tara Lachapelle at email@example.comTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Beth Williams at firstname.lastname@example.orgThis column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.Tara Lachapelle is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering deals, Berkshire Hathaway Inc., media and telecommunications. She previously wrote an M&A column for Bloomberg News.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com/opinion©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
In this circle of blockbusters, Jim Cramer breaks down what investors need to know about 'The Lion King' and Disney's upcoming Disney+ streaming service.
Basketball fans visiting the Disney Springs retail, dining and entertainment complex in Orlando may not be able to get inside the new NBA Experience yet — but its store now is open for those looking to grab some unique Disney-inspired sports gear. The new attraction, which replaced the former DisneyQuest attraction, officially opens Aug. 12, but guests now can visit the NBA Store portion of the venue. Here's more from Disney spokesman Jeremy Schoolfield, via the Disney Parks Blog: Most of the NBA Experience will take guests into the world of basketball with some unique activities, including these, according to Disney Parks Blog: Experience the NBA Draft with a photo moment recreating the draft stage.
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The new version of Disney's 1994 classic The Lion King hit the box office this weekend, pulling in $54.7 million just on Friday just in China. The mouse is beefing up his library in preparation for the launch of new streaming service Disney+ later this year. In my opinion, this will knock the socks off of the competition -- including the cash-burning, somewhat content-disabled and very expensive Netflix .
(Bloomberg) -- The star power of Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter and Donald Glover in Walt Disney Co.’s remake of “The Lion King” has overshadowed lukewarm reviews from critics. New and old fans of the classic contributed to the film’s $185 million opening weekend debut, which bode well for theater stocks as box office sentiment has improved.Revenue from movie ticket receipts is now up 9% quarter to date, MKM Partners’ Eric Handler said, as a robust start for the Disney production has “put the box office back in positive territory.” Shares in AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. rose as much as 3.2% in early trading Monday.Read more: Disney’s ’Lion King’ Crowns an Era of Consolidation in HollywoodThe outlook for July and the third quarter is back on track as a strong carryover for the film is expected to “hold up well in the coming weeks,” Handler told clients in a note. Theater stocks are poised to benefit given the positive results, which “has helped ease some concerns” about box office performance looking ahead.According to Handler, “a strong July is important for [the third quarter] as it typically accounts for 40% to 45% of the quarter’s revenue.” A decent opening for Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” should also help July finish in double-digit territory, he said.To contact the reporter on this story: Kamaron Leach in New York at email@example.comTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Catherine Larkin at firstname.lastname@example.org, Morwenna ConiamFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.