|Bid||45.25 x 100|
|Ask||46.75 x 100|
|Day's Range||45.90 - 46.38|
|52 Week Range||24.81 - 50.15|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||21.27|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.36 (0.73%)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson take on this week's biggest stories, including the latest twist in the ongoing battle between Comcast and Disney to buy Fox assets, Google's new legal headache in Europe, and earnings report from the likes of IBM and Microsoft.
The bidding war appears over. At least, the bidding war between Disney (NYSE:DIS) and Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) for most of the assets from Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOX, NASDAQ:FOXA). The news sent Disney stock higher by 1.3% and ironically, Comcast stock up 2.6% as well.
Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) gave up its pursuit of 21st Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA) assets, and will focus on trying to buy Sky (OTCMKTS:SKYYY). Comcast stock rose 3.3% on the news in early trading July 19. The move, announced shortly before trading opened,, was made inevitable by the Justice Department decision to appeal the AT&T (NYSE:T) purchase of Time Warner.
Dow component The Walt Disney Company ( DIS) broke out of a three-year triangle pattern on Thursday after Comcast Corporation ( CMCSA) dropped its bid for Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. ( FOXA) assets, ending a seven-month bidding war. Disney has scheduled a July 27 shareholder meeting to vote on the acquisition, which should be ratified by a wide margin. The stock topped out in 2015 after the ESPN division reported weaker-than-expected growth, raising fears about millennial cord cutting in the previously bullet-proof sports category.
Comcast is ratcheting up the pressure on Disney over its pursuit of Sky, analysts told CNBC on Friday, shortly after it dropped out of the race to acquire Twenty-First Century Fox.
Rupert Murdoch had one more blockbuster deal in him. The 87-year-old mogul is poised to complete a $71 billion sale of selected 21st Century Fox Inc. assets to Walt Disney Co. While Murdoch’s track record is mixed -- the 2005 investment in MySpace was a half-billion dollars he never saw again -- this transaction will cement his legacy as one of the media world’s top wheeler-dealers. After competition from Comcast Corp. pushed Disney to boost its winning bid, Murdoch stands to add about $3 billion of Disney stock to what Bloomberg Billionaires Index estimates is already a $18.1 billion fortune.
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Comcast Corp. dropped its bid for 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets amid mounting odds, clearing the way for rival Walt Disney Co. to acquire key pieces of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire for $71.3 billion. Comcast has the higher offer for the operator, in which Fox already owns a 39% stake. Disney Chief Executive Robert Iger has called Sky a “crown jewel” in the deal for Fox.
The central battle for 21st Century Fox assets ended on Thursday when Comcast dropped its bid, ceding the prize to Walt Disney. The rational move would be for Disney to leave Sky to Comcast, lowering the risk of its purchase of the other Fox assets and quieting the loser with a consolation prize.
Jim Cramer anticipates more gains for shares of Disney and Comcast as the companies' battle over Twenty-First Century Fox's assets comes to a close.
NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast is dropping its bid for Fox's entertainment businesses, paving the way for Disney to boost its upcoming streaming service by buying the studios behind "The Simpsons" and X-Men.
21st Century Fox Inc. President Peter Rice is being considered for a role that would put him atop much of the TV businesses at Walt Disney Co., assuming the company completes a deal to buy Fox’s entertainment assets, people familiar with the matter said. In that position, Rice would supervise ABC and the Disney channels, potentially leading the way for other current Fox executives, such as Dana Walden and John Landgraf, to join the company, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the deliberations are still underway. Disney has agreed to pay $71 billion in cash and stock for the bulk of Fox’s entertainment assets, including its film and TV studio, cable networks such as National Geographic, and a chunk of the Sky Plc satellite-TV service in Europe.
Comcast's withdrawal is a concession to Walt Disney Co (DIS.N), which last month sweetened its offer for the Fox assets to $71.3 billion(54.75 billion pounds), in a bid to unite two storied Hollywood studios and several television networks under one corporate umbrella. Comcast's move de-escalates one of the media industry's most high-profile confrontations, which pitted Comcast Chief Executive Brian Roberts against Fox Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch and Disney CEO Bob Iger.
Shares of Disney (DIS) surged over 3% in morning trading Thursday after Comcast (CMCSA) announced that it will no longer pursue key 21st Century Fox (FOXA) entertainment assets. Disney now looks poised to secure Fox's film and TV studio, as well as other properties, in a move that could propel the conglomerate in the age of Netflix (NFLX).
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Comcast Corp. backed down from its pursuit of Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox Inc. on Thursday morning, allowing Walt Disney Co. to proceed with its own $85.1 billion acquisition of the assets, for which Disney has already obtained regulatory clearance (figure includes assumed debt). “I’d like to congratulate Bob Iger and the team at Disney,” read part of the statement from Comcast Chairman and CEO Brian Roberts conceding the deal.
Comcast's withdrawal is a concession to Walt Disney Co (DIS.N), which last month sweetened its offer for the Fox assets to $71.3 billion. It de-escalates one of the media industry's most high-profile confrontations, which pitted Comcast Chief Executive Brian Roberts against Fox Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch and Disney CEO Bob Iger.
Raymond James raises its rating on Comcast shares to outperform from market perform, predicting investor sentiment for the company will improve over the next year. The firm's analyst cites Comcast's growth, shareholder returns and strong competitive position in the cable industry. On Thursday Comcast said it would not pursue its bid to buy assets of Twenty-First Century Fox, choosing to focus on its offer for Britain's Sky.
NBCUniversal Inc.’s owner, Comcast Corp., raised its offer to buy all of Sky to £25.9 billion on July 11. Co. to acquire most of Fox’s entertainment assets, until Comcast dropped its pursuit of Fox. In the fiscal year ended June 30 of last year, Sky had revenue of £12.92 billion and a pretax profit of £803 million.
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Jul.20 -- Comcast Corp. stepped back from its bid for Twenty-First Century Fox assets, leaving the Walt Disney Co. as the victor in a deal worth $71 billion. Bloomberg's Nabila Ahmed looks at how Rupert Murdoch benefits from the bidding war that pushed up the final sale price. She speaks on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas."
Comcast drops its pursuit of 21st Century Fox's entertainment assets. Comcast instead will continue to go after the 61% of Sky that Fox doesn't own.
CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports on Disney CEO Bob Iger's statement on Comcast dropping its rival bit for Twenty-First Century Fox assets.