T Oct 2019 37.000 put

OPR - OPR Delayed Price. Currency in USD
7.34
0.00 (0.00%)
As of 12:02PM EDT. Market open.
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Previous Close7.34
Open7.34
Bid5.15
Ask5.60
Strike37.00
Expire Date2019-10-18
Day's Range7.34 - 7.34
Contract RangeN/A
Volume9
Open Interest629
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    It took a while, but Disney (NYSE:DIS) shares finally have moved. Disney stock traded sideways for nearly four years. But the launch of Disney+ last month sent the Disney soaring to new highs.Source: Baron Valium via FlickrAs it turns out, I was half-right. A week before the company announced the details of Disney+, I wrote that company's streaming move would shape the direction of DIS stock. I noted that if Disney, through its streaming efforts, could create even one-fourth of the value of Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), the Disney stock price would rise 20%.Both predictions turned out to be accurate. Of course, I also thought it would take years for Disney to prove the value of its streaming plans, and potentially for DIS stock to achieve those 20% gains. Instead, investors bought the plan immediately. Disney jumped over 11% on the first day, and it would take just a few more sessions to show that 20% increase.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 7 Stocks to Buy for Over 20% Upside Potential With those gains, however, the same problem arises: what moves DIS stock from here? CEO Bob Iger repeatedly has noted that earnings are going to take a hit from streaming in the near term. Even subscriber numbers likely won't be available until early next year. And the rest of the business is not performing well.Disney already has pulled back after the initial pop. I wouldn't be surprised if it returns to its rangebound ways for at least the rest of the year. Disney EarningsDIS didn't move much after earnings (adding 0.4% last week), which makes sense. For all the optimism about streaming, there are real challenges in the operating business which were highlighted in the fiscal second quarter report.Most notably, earnings per share fell 13% year-over-year on an adjusted basis. Revenue climbed 3% but all of the gains came from the assets acquired from Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOX,FOXA). Excluding a modest amount of revenue from Hulu, who was consolidated onto Disney's earnings during the quarter, Disney revenue actually fell year-over-year.To be sure, spending behind ESPN+ and, to a lesser extent, Hulu pressured earnings. But the story at the moment is largely what it was. Media Networks operating income declined again, according to figures from the 10-Q. That's even with affiliate fees (payments from cable and satellite operators) increasing 4%. Those fees will decline at some point as subscriber counts continue to fall and contracts are renegotiated.The Parks business continues to be solid, though attendance was a bit light (including a decline at the international parks). Studio Entertainment revenue and operating income fell, due to a tough comparison against a Star Wars release the year before.Those numbers likely will be much better in Q3 thanks to the blowout success of Avengers:Endgame, but the segment remains choppy, if generally headed in the right direction.Overall, the quarter tells the same story Disney has for some time. ESPN remains a big worry. The rest of the business is growing, but not necessarily spectacularly so. There's certainly nothing in recent results to change that story. Streaming and Disney StockIf the legacy business doesn't inflect, the question is whether the streaming opportunity can move the stock higher, at least in coming quarters. It seems somewhat unlikely, if only because there's unlikely be much in the way of news.We know what the plans are going to be. For the rest of this year, at least, the argument is going to be over what streaming profits look like not in 2020, but more importantly 2022 and 2025. Is Disney a real competitor, or at least a complement to, Netflix? Will new services from Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) and AT&T (NYSE:T) unit WarnerMedia be a threat? Is Disney+ a plan for families or, given properties like Star Wars and the Marvel Universe, broad enough for everyone?The answers to those questions will take years to play out, but most investors likely have taken their positions at this point. Certainly, investors are optimistic. But bear in mind that Disney stock added $24 billion in market value in one day when the details of the streaming plans were announced. DIS now trades at over 20x next year's earnings.That's a multiple based on streaming growth, and the fact that FY20 profits will be depressed. Investments behind the streaming effort, as well as the loss of high-margin licensing revenue as Disney pulls its content from other distributors (including Netflix), are going to hit earnings next year.That's fine. An investor can't argue, as I have, that Netflix can grow into its valuation, but that Disney is too expensive at 22x FY20 earnings. But the catch with Disney stock is that if optimism towards streaming grows, it likely comes at a cost to near-term earnings. What Moves DIS Higher?If cord-cutting accelerates, making streaming more valuable, Disney's existing properties will take a hit in terms of both affiliate fees and advertising revenue. If it doesn't, it's tougher to make the argument that Disney+ is worth more than what's already baked into the Disney stock price.Longer-term, that problem may not matter. Even with the sideways trading of the last few years, Disney has been a terrific investment. That might continue. But it's going to take time. It's exceedingly difficult to see a positive catalyst for Disney stock before 2020 at the earliest. And so DIS may resume its old ways until the streaming service has a chance to drive even more optimism.As of this writing, Vince Martin has no positions in any securities mentioned. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 7 High-Yield REITs to Buy (Even When the Market Tanks) * 5 Great Blue-Chip Stocks to Buy Today * 7 Tech Stocks to Buy That Are Also Perfect for Retirement Compare Brokers The post Streaming Excitement Isn't Enough to Keep Boosting Disney Stock appeared first on InvestorPlace.

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    Verizon (NYSE:VZ) has played an essential role in communications for decades. From landlines and wireless to internet and television, Verizon and its predecessors have served generations of Americans. This has also made VZ stock a conservative, stable investment.Source: Mike Mozart Via FlickrHowever, the rise of 5G promises to again change the company's role in American life. Due to a deeper reach into machinery and electronic components, the economy will depend even more heavily on wireless. With its massive 5G investment, VZ stock will transition to both an income and a growth stock as the company and its two largest peers solidify their oligopoly status. Verizon vs. AT&TAs I stated in a previous article, Verizon, along with AT&T (NYSE:T) and T-Mobile (NASDAQ:TMUS) will become "the wireless Big Three." This will occur once two things happen:InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips1) Sprint (NYSE:S) will leave the scene either by takeover or decline. 2) The launch of 5G will make wireless more essential than ever to the U.S. economy.Admittedly, in the past, I have stated my preference for AT&T. The current dividend yield of about 6.6%, and the fact that T-Mobile does not pay a dividend primarily explain why. However, AT&T has also chosen to enter the content race. * 7 Stocks to Buy for Over 20% Upside Potential This has left that company more heavily in debt and, hence, riskier. Verizon currently holds around $113 billion in debt, much lower than AT&T's debt of approximately $176.5 billion. Moreover, with declining revenues in pay-TV and the current spending by the likes of Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) and Disney (NYSE:DIS) on content, AT&T's gamble could easily fail.For investors who want both a dividend and something closer to a pure-play on 5G wireless, I see VZ stock as the choice. Verizon has made some comparatively modest investments in content. Verizon Media includes sites such as AOL, Yahoo, MapQuest and Tumblr. However, that pales in comparison to AT&T's stake in Time Warner and DirecTV. With a $4.6 billion write-down of some of these media assets, Verizon has become primarily focused on its 5G future. VZ Stock Focuses Mainly on Dividend InvestorsThe dividend yield exceeding 4.1% offers a lot to income-oriented investors. Not only does the payout stand at more than double the S&P 500 average, but it also increases yearly. Verizon has raised this payout every year for the last 12 years. Even before 2007, the dividend generally trended upward, albeit more slowly.In the past, VZ stock has typically not attracted investors focused on growth. Looking at current figures, one can understand why. Analysts expect profit growth of only 0.8% this year and 2.1% in 2020. Even at a modest forward price-to-earnings (PE) ratio of 12, buyers will not flock to VZ for that reason alone. 5G Will Turn VZ Into an Income and Growth PlayHowever, I agree with my colleague Luke Lango that 5G will change those growth numbers and that perception. 5G will power more than just laptops and mobile devices. Thanks to 5G, artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) technology will power more electronic devices, as well as cloud and data center services.As a result, 5G will increase the importance of wireless in people's lives. Smart appliances, self-driving cars, and numerous other electronic components will soon depend on 5G. This fact may have helped the VZ stock price rise above $58 per share in recent months.I refer to Verizon as part of the "Wireless Big Three" because only three companies can offer this essential service. Like the "Big Three" of the previous century, they will enjoy tremendous market power as part of this oligopoly. I think this will drive not only higher profit margins, but also multiple expansion for VZ stock. Also, with the tens of billions it costs to build a 5G network, I do not foresee any new market entrants. In the end, Verizon stock will further prosper because it helps make the future possible. The Bottom Line on VZ StockVZ stock will become one of the more significant income and growth stocks due to a solidifying wireless oligopoly. At a yield exceeding 4.1%, Verizon stock has already become one of the more attractive income plays. Its stable cash flows and its role in communications have bolstered that role for decades. Now the rise of 5G will expand the significance of that capacity exponentially.For investors who do not mind the risks associated with a large investment in content, I would probably choose AT&T. However, for those who feel more comfortable with the almost single-minded focus on 5G, I think VZ stock will serve income, and ultimately, growth investors well. * 7 High-Yield REITs to Buy (Even When the Market Tanks) Look for 5G to make the coming wireless oligopoly considerably more essential and, by extension, more profitable for holders of Verizon stock.As of this writing, Will Healy did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned stocks. You can follow Will on Twitter at @HealyWriting. 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