|Bid||109.89 x 1200|
|Ask||109.90 x 800|
|Day's Range||108.25 - 110.14|
|52 Week Range||97.68 - 120.20|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.51|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||15.06|
|Earnings Date||May 8, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.76 (1.63%)|
|1y Target Est||126.45|
Apple TV+ will be a game changer, but the tech giant may not be playing the same game as Netflix and Disney when it comes to premium streaming video.
Key Tech and Media Updates: Apple, Netflix, Amazon, and Facebook(Continued from Prior Part)Netflix is testing a $3.6 per month mobile-only subscription in India Netflix (NFLX) has been very bullish on its business in India. The video streaming giant
These trading ideas allow traders to play a possible bounce in entertainment names after Viacom's renewed carriage deal with AT&T.
Hulu, the content streaming television platform, has a multi-tiered payment structure that escalates with the more benefits offered. Basic Hulu at $5.99 per month - With this service level, the consumer will see commercials and does not qualify for live television. Hulu (no ads) at $11.99 per month - At this pricing level, the consumer avoids seeing virtually all commercials (some do appear due to contractual obligations, but only at the beginning and end of shows), but does get access to both streaming content and live TV.
Big-eared baby elephant Dumbo may be the star of Walt Disney Co's remake of its 1941 animated movie classic but the film was shot without its adorable star ever making an appearance on set. The cast of the live action "Dumbo," arriving in movie theaters worldwide this week, had to act opposite an assortment of models and stunt men and women while the elephant was being created by computer-generated imagery (CGI). "It is weird that you're making a movie with all these great actors and the main character is not there," director Tim Burton told Reuters Television.
Apple shares slipped after the iPhone maker unveiled its video-streaming service and other goodies. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.06% to end at 25,516.83. The S&P 500 slipped 0.08% to close at 2798.36, and the Nasdaq Composite lost 0.07% to end at 7637.54.
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The Apple TV+ service features original content from Hollywood heavyweights like Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams and M. Night Shyamalan and will launch this fall. It will be ad-free and available on Apple devices as well as other platforms such as Roku and Amazon Fire TV.
(Reuters) - Apple Inc on Monday launched streaming and video game services, looking to tap into 1.4 billion users of its gadgets to counter slowing demand for its iPhones. At a special event held at the ...
As Apple rolls out its live event on Monday, the action to watch isn't today, but rather in the days to come. Will analysts jump behind the company or has the shine turned to rot? I definitely don't believe it is the latter, but Apple may have to do a little reinventing here.
Apple (AAPL) is finally going to unveil its much-anticipated video streaming service this afternoon. This subscription service is an attempt by the once $1 trillion company to broaden their portfolio to drive top-line beyond the legendary iPhone.
After more than a full year of regulatory reviews, Walt Disney Co (NYSE: DIS ) last week closed its acquisition of certain media assets owned by Fox Corp (NASDAQ: FOXA ). The Analyst Imperial Capital's ...
Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) is aggressively removing money-losing products from its platform. This initiative should allow the company to post better margins in its e-commerce business. We might see some slowdown in the retail growth rate, but it will be due to a greater focus on profitability by management.Source: Shutterstock InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsEventually, this should help in lifting the margins of the entire company and boost the bullish sentiment for Amazon stock.A slower growth rate from the lower-margin retail segment should increase the revenue share from higher-margin segments like AWS and advertising. AWS currently contributes 10.3% to the total revenue base while the "Other" segment (primarily advertising) contributes 4.7%. The growth in the revenue share of these two segments should increase the earnings-per-share estimates and bring down the valuation multiples for Amazon stock. Removing cRaPInternally, Amazon lists products which do not make money for the company as cRaP, short for "Can't Realize a Profit". These products can vary in size and price. If the shipping and fulfillment cost of a product is greater than the fees which Amazon makes, then these products are added to the cRaP list. Recently, Amazon has started removing the option to advertise these products on its platform. These vendors have been asked to lower the cost of these products on Amazon to again become eligible for advertising.These products can take the form of a $5 bottle of water which takes more money for Amazon to store and ship to customers than it produces. It can also include heavier products, which have much higher shipping costs. This is a smart move by Amazon at the current stage in the company's business growth. In the trailing twelve months, Amazon had over $200 billion in net sales in North America and international regions. Losing a few billion dollars of sales from money-losing products will not hurt the net sales of the platform. However, removing these products can significantly improve the low-margin retail business for the company and help Amazon stock.Money saved from the retail operations can be diverted to segments which have better growth potential. Amazon will be facing a streaming war in the next few quarters, as new players like Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Disney (NYSE:DIS), and AT&T (NYSE:T) join the streaming bandwagon. Amazon needs a healthy war chest to compete against these giants. By saving money in retail operations, Amazon can ramp up its content investments. Slow and Steady TrajectoryIt is clear that Amazon can easily increase its revenue growth in retail by offering greater discounts or lowering its fees. A greater focus on profitability might lead to slower revenue growth, but it reduces the pricing pressure on the company. Source: Amazon FilingsWe can see that Amazon's online store sales growth has declined in the last few quarters. It is possible that this segment reports a single-digit growth rate, as Amazon focuses more on profit. The growth rate of AWS and advertising is quite high compared to the lower margin in online store sales. The online store sales is close to $40 billion while AWS and Other sales is only $10.5 billion. The consolidated revenue was $72.38 billion. If the current trajectory in AWS and advertising continues, we should see their revenue share increase from 15% in the last quarter to 30% by the end of 2021. A higher share of more profitable segments should boost the valuation multiple of Amazon stock. Improving Margin and EPS EstimatesAn increase of revenue share in profitable segments should help in improving the overall margin of the company. We have already seen rapid growth in net income in the past few quarters. This trend will continue in the near-term due to a greater focus on profitability. A better EPS will also reduce the pricey valuation multiple for Amazon stock. Amazon stock is currently trading at less than 30 times EPS estimates for two fiscal years ahead. The slowdown in revenue can be a short-term headwind for the bullish sentiment in Amazon stock. But Amazon can always kick-start the revenue growth by acquiring another retailer or entering a new business segment. Investor Takeaway on Amazon StockAmazon is removing the option to advertise for products which are losing money for the company. Further restrictions on these products should help in limiting their sales. This will help in improving the margins in the retail segment. It will also allow the company to invest in other segments which have longer growth runway. * 7 Marijuana Stocks to Play the CBD Trend We can continue to see some slowdown in the retail business of Amazon due to these initiatives. But this slowdown should be offset by growth in other profitable segments, like AWS and advertising. Due to the rapid increase in EPS estimates, Amazon stock is valued at a much lower multiple compared to where it has been historically.As of this writing, Rohit Chhatwal held no positions in the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Dual-Class Stocks That Will Outperform * 7 Reasons Why Apple Streaming Won't Move the Needle for Apple Stock * 7 A-Rated Stocks to Buy in the Second Quarter Compare Brokers The post Amazon Removes 'cRaP' From Its Platform to Boost Profits appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has planned an event for 1 p.m. Eastern on March 25 at the "Steve Jobs Theater" in its Cupertino headquarters. There, Apple is expected to announce its full launch into TV.Source: Flash.pro via Flickr (modified)The announcement comes just as layoffs loom at the new Fox unit of Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS), as streaming overtakes cable as the entertainment of choice, while AT&T (NYSE:T) fights to cut costs at its DirecTV satellite unit at the expense of Viacom (NASDAQ:VIAB).Interesting times.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsHow it shakes out into a "new normal" is unclear, but what is clear is that Apple is determined to define the new normal for television, and profit from it. Apple's OpportunityApple is expected to create a streaming bundle that looks a lot like today's cable bundle. What will make the Apple offer stand out is 1.4 billion iOS devices, iPhones and iPads. The software bundle that was once in a box under your TV, that Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU) made into a small add-in device, is going to become an app. In the process, all those 1.4 billion devices will become TVs. * 7 Reasons Why Apple Streaming Won't Move the Needle for Apple Stock This is what is assumed.There is a model for this, which I wrote about recently -- it's iQiyi (NASDAQ:IQ), a Chinese company that has been exploring the mobile TV space for years. What works for iQiyi, however, aren't the same things that work on traditional TV. But turning the one-way world of TV into a two-way channel, driven less by audience reach than audience engagement, is what Apple is in for. Think game shows, interactive contests that create their own stars; shows like Disney's American Idol, or Comcast's (NASDAQ:CMCSA) Project Runway. How Apple Compares to Old Line Media StocksFor most of this decade, analysts have been debating the value of "media stocks," or the companies delivering one-way programs into American living rooms since Carl Reiner was a newly released Army veteran. What the markets are saying today is that the glory days are over for these media stocks.Viacom, which owns Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and a host of other cable channels, is now worth just $11.2 billion (it's lost roughly 70% since its 2014 heights). CBS (NYSE:CBS), with all its history and its expansion into cable and publishing, is worth $17 billion (down 30% over the past five years). Discovery (NASDAQ:DISCA), which owns a lot of the cable landscape from Discovery to FoodTV, is worth $19.1 billion (down 35% since 2014). AMC Networks (NYSE:AMCX), which brought us shows like Mad Men, is worth just $3.1 billion (down 22% over the past five years).What the markets are saying is that distribution matters more than production, and that the internet is the medium of choice. To make matters worse for the old line, the internet is in a very small number of hands …Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL), which owns YouTube, is worth $840 billion. Amazon is worth $872 billion. Apple opens for trade March 25 with a market cap of $900 billion, against less than $50 billion for all the aforementioned programming assets just described.It's true that there are three other players to overcome. AT&T, with a market cap of $226 billion, now owns Time Warner. Comcast, with a market cap of $179 billion, owns NBC. They claim to control internet access. Disney, too, is worth $161 billion.But all these companies taken together, as the whole media and internet access complex, have a market cap of $615 billion, barely two-thirds of what Apple alone is worth.What the market is saying, as Apple makes it announcement, is that clouds and devices are TV's trump card. After this announcement, we will see if the market is right.Dana Blankenhorn is a financial and technology journalist. He is the author of a new mystery thriller, The Reluctant Detective Finds Her Family, available now at the Amazon Kindle store. Write him at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter at @danablankenhorn. As of this writing, Dana was long AAPL stock and AMZN. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Dual-Class Stocks That Will Outperform * 7 Reasons Why Apple Streaming Won't Move the Needle for Apple Stock * 7 A-Rated Stocks to Buy in the Second Quarter Compare Brokers The post Can Apple Do for TV What It Did for the Phone? appeared first on InvestorPlace.
The outcome of the Mueller investigation will dominate the headlines, as will the response of the president's political opposition. The news that no American, including the President of the United States, after an exhaustive two year investigation is guilty of having colluding or coordinated with a foreign power in order to gain elected office should remove some political risk from the price discovery mechanism. Yes, but probably not nearly as much relative to what might have been the negative market response to a damning outcome.
How Disney’s Fox Acquisition Could Pay Off(Continued from Prior Part)Analysts’ recommendations Of the 23 analysts covering Walt Disney (DIS), 15 recommend “buy,” one recommends “sell,” and seven recommend “hold.” Their average
NEW YORK (AP) — Jordan Peele has done it again. Two years after the filmmaker's "Get Out" became a box-office sensation, his frightening follow-up, "Us," debuted with $70.3 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday.
John H. Meyer, Partner at Transpire Ventures, says Apple has “a solid chance at taking the number 2 spot in the streaming race” because of its focus on quality and not quantity. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous speaks to him.