|Bid||27.89 x 1000|
|Ask||34.53 x 1000|
|Day's Range||34.18 - 34.69|
|52 Week Range||27.01 - 38.00|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.18|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||8.61|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.80 (2.34%)|
|1y Target Est||78.00|
“BROTHERS” WILL DEBUT ON BET AND MTV GLOBALLY AND ON VH1’S INTERNATIONAL CHANNELS ON JULY 2ND WITH CAST INCLUDING ELIJAH KELLEY, DRAYA MICHELE, ISAIAH WASHINGTON, AND THOMAS Q. JON
Until April, Disney (NYSE:DIS) shares hadn't done much of anything for some time. In fact, the Disney stock price had been rangebound for nearly four full years. Over that period, the equity traded mostly between $100 and $120.Source: Shutterstock One of the key factors keeping a lid on DIS stock was ESPN. Fears about "cord-cutting" began to mount. Moreover, with ESPN networks receiving something like $9 per month per subscriber from cable and satellite operators, the risk to revenue and profits was obvious.Meanwhile, Disney's Cable Networks segment -- driven mostly by ESPN -- generated 46% of the company's total profit in fiscal year 2015. The importance of ESPN to overall profits, and the risks it faced created a serious issue for Disney stock, as I wrote back in 2017. And that issue clearly kept many investors on the sidelines and prevented the Disney stock price from rising.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 7 High-Quality Cheap Stocks to Buy With $10 DIS stock did break out in April, when the company announced plans for its Disney+ streaming service. Disney stock gained 20% in a matter of weeks. But it has since returned to trading sideways. Even with streaming, ESPN remains an important part of the story here. And it's likely to become a point of investor focus again at some point in the future. ESPN StrugglesCable Networks operating income peaked at $6.79 billion in fiscal 2015. Since then, it has fallen steadily. Profits fell 12% in FY2016, 10% the following year, and 4% in FY2018.The news has been better this fiscal year, with just a 1% decline in the first two quarters. This includes a 2% increase in Q2. Still, the pressure has been significant: the Cable Networks segment alone has lost nearly $1.7 billion in profit over the past fourteen quarters, a 25% decline.Most of the pressure likely is coming from ESPN. The subscriber base for ESPN and ESPN2 has shed 12 million subs since FY2011. The Disney Channel has seen subscriber losses domestically but has grown its international reach by nearly 50% over that stretch. Freeform, a unit of Disney Media Networks, likely contributes a small amount of total revenue.What's worrisome, even with decent results so far this year, is that the pressure is likely to accelerate. ESPN+, the network's streaming option, is priced at just $4.99 per month: that's likely about half the company's affiliate fees from companies such as Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA), and DISH Network (NASDAQ:DISH). Those affiliate fees are going to be renegotiated in coming years. Furthermore, ESPN faces an uphill battle attempting to get more money out of cable companies dealing with their own subscriber issues.Advertising revenues are falling as well, along with viewership. Cable Networks ad sales dropped 6% in fiscal 2018, per the 10-K. Both revenue streams are at risk, which means ESPN profits are likely to keep declining. ESPN (Still) Matters to the Disney Stock PriceThe good news is that ESPN is less important to Disney than it used to be. While Cable Networks generated 46% of profit in fiscal 2015, three years later the figure was just 33%. With the acquisition of assets from Twenty-First Century Fox, the proportion should shrink even further.Still, ESPN probably will drive something like 20% of total earnings this year, even pro forma for Fox. And those earnings -- as even CEO Bob Iger has admitted -- are going to see pressure in coming years. Disney will increase spending for Disney+ while also losing high-dollar licensing revenue from content it's pulling back from Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX).Continued declines at ESPN will only add further pressure to the bottom line in the meantime. And those pressures matter from a valuation standpoint. Investors are not willing to pay much for media stocks. Valuations at AMC Networks (NASDAQ:AMCX), CBS (NYSE:CBS), and Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA, NASDAQ:VIAB) confirm this point.At 21-times FY2020 earnings-per-share estimates, DIS stock isn't exactly cheap. Given that a quarter of the business probably would be valued at maybe 10-times on their own, that in turn suggests the rest of the business is dearly valued. These segments also need to generate quite a bit of growth.To be sure, the parks and studio segments probably should be highly valued: they're hugely desirable businesses (the ability of Disney's parks to take pricing is astounding). But the implied values on those businesses suggest a limit on Disney's overall multiples. This also places a recurring lid on the Disney stock price. Will DIS Stock Stay Rangebound Again?And so, it seems possible, if not likely, that DIS stock could return to its rangebound ways. Streaming optimism is dominating the story now. It likely will continue to dominate the headlines once Disney+ officially launches later this year.But from there, investor attention probably returns to some of the currently less-covered aspects of the Disney story. Unfortunately, that includes ESPN. As we saw for years, that's not a great thing for DIS stock.As of this writing, Vince Martin has no positions in any securities mentioned. 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Pluto TV is expanding its free streaming television platform to Comcast’s Xfinity X1 set-top cable box.
: "No, I'd rather see you in Viacom," Jim said. In this daily bar chart of VIAB, below, we can see that prices have largely moved sideways since the beginning of the calendar year. VIAB has crossed above and below the 50-day moving average line several times.
NEW YORK, June 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today BET Networks announces Nipsey Hussle as the recipient of the 2019 "BET Awards" Humanitarian Award. In the spirit of uplift he evoked in his community, his work as a devoted son, brother, father, partner, friend and all-around community advocate and philanthropist, musician and businessman, Nipsey will be posthumously honored with the iconic award at the 19th annual Awards show airing live in his hometown of Los Angeles, CA on Sunday, June 23rd at 8 P.M. ET. Nipsey continues to be a big part of the BET family from past BETX Staples Center concerts, performing on the BET Live Stage, to visiting the set of BET original series, BET Networks will continue to celebrate the life and work of the beloved LA native known lovingly as "Neighborhood Nip." BET Networks also commemorated and celebrated his life by broadcasting "BET REMEMBERS: NIPSEY HUSSLE", live and commercial-free coverage of Nipsey's funeral service in its entirety on BET and BET Digital.
Ahead of the highly anticipated return of Nickelodeon’s iconic All That series on Saturday, June 15, Nickelodeon and the duo behind viral pop-up phenomenon Saved by the Max are teaming up to open Good Burger, a brand-new restaurant inspired by the ‘90s fan-favorite All That sketch. The new pop up is set to open Wednesday, July 10, located at 7100 W Santa Monica Blvd (in the former home of Saved by The Max), in Los Angeles and will remain open through 2019.
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It was time for pocket.watch to hire a chief marketing officer. The Culver City, California-based studio that creates global franchises from YouTube stars and characters has hired Kerry Tucker as its first CMO. In the new role, Tucker will handle the company’s content and consumer products marketing strategy, brand positioning, public relations and corporate communications, and consumer experience.
REGINA HALL WILL HOST THE 19TH ANNUAL AWARDS SHOW AIRING LIVE ON SUNDAY, JUNE 23 FROM MICROSOFT THEATER IN LOS ANGELES AT 8PM ET #BETAWARDS NEW YORK , June 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today BET Networks announces ...
Viacom Inc. announced today that on Thursday, August 8, 2019, it will issue financial results for the quarter ending June 30, 2019. The company will conduct a conference call at 8:30 a.m.
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REGINA HALL WILL HOST THE 19TH ANNUAL AWARDS SHOW AIRING LIVE ON SUNDAY, JUNE 23 FROM MICROSOFT THEATER IN LOS ANGELES AT 8PM ET #BETAWARDS NEW YORK , June 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today BET Networks announces ...
Nickelodeon is setting out to develop the next generation of animation talent through the launch of its new Intergalactic Shorts Program. With new leadership at Nick Animation, and a newly installed team driving its search for new talent, the Intergalactic Shorts Program is designed to identify original, comedy-driven content and nurture the voices and passionate storytellers behind them in a creative-led environment. Ramsey Naito, Nickelodeon’s Executive Vice President, Animation Production and Development, will oversee the program.
Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB ) could be the latest company to enter the streaming war space, sources close to the matter told The Wall Street Journal . What Happened Viacom could launch its BET network at ...
Nickelodeon is reimagining its chillingly beloved anthology Are You Afraid of the Dark? Through three hour-long episodes, the series introduces an entirely new Midnight Society group of kids who tell a terrifying tale about the Carnival of Doom, only to have the events of the story come to life. The Carnival of Doom’s ringmaster, Mr. Tophat, is played by Rafael Casal (Blindspotting).
Viacom Inc NASDAQ/NGS:VIAView full report here! Summary * Perception of the company's creditworthiness is positive * ETFs holding this stock are seeing positive inflows * Bearish sentiment is low * Economic output in this company's sector is contracting Bearish sentimentShort interest | PositiveShort interest is low for VIA with fewer than 5% of shares on loan. The last change in the short interest score occurred more than 1 month ago and implies that there has been little change in sentiment among investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices. Money flowETF/Index ownership | PositiveETF activity is positive. Over the last month, ETFs holding VIA are favorable, with net inflows of $1.25 billion. Additionally, the rate of inflows is increasing. Economic sentimentPMI by IHS Markit | NegativeAccording to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managersâ€™ Index (PMI) data, output in the Consumer Servicesis falling. The rate of decline is significant relative to the trend shown over the past year, and is accelerating. Credit worthinessCredit default swap | PositiveThe current level displays a positive indicator. VIA credit default swap spreads are decreasing and near the lowest level of the last three years, which indicates improvement in the market's perception of the company's credit worthiness.Please send all inquiries related to the report to firstname.lastname@example.org.Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing.This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.
Hong Kong Unites Against Beijing The Million Man March in Hong Kong doesn’t look like it’s causing the country’s “Chief Executive”, Carrie Lam (that’s what they call their political leader over there), who is widely considered a Beijing plant, to budge on an extradition bill to China. As far as Lam is concerned, “This bill […]The post Market Morning: Hong Kong Nerves, Airless Tires, Aerospace Mergers and Brexit Theats appeared first on Market Exclusive.
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Viacom Nickelodeon Consumer Products (VNCP) today announced an agreement with pocket.watch, the new studio creating global franchises from the YouTube stars and characters loved by Generation Alpha, to manage licensing in select international markets across all product categories for Ryan’s World, a companion consumer products line featuring YouTube superstar Ryan from Ryan ToysReview and the universe of characters created by Ryan and his parents, and Ryan’s Mystery Playdate, Nickelodeon’s new breakout live-action series created and produced by pocket.watch and starring Ryan and his parents. VNCP will represent licensing for the properties across key markets in Europe, the Middle East, Canada and South America.
Viacom Inc. today announced a revised time for its presentation at the Gabelli & Company 11th Annual Entertainment & Broadcasting Conference. Wade Davis, EVP and CFO, will now participate in a keynote question and answer session on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 12:00pm ET in New York.
Nickelodeon today announced it has greenlit Kamp Koral (working title), an original spinoff series of its iconic hit, SpongeBob SquarePants. The CG-animated series (13 episodes) introduces 10-year-old SpongeBob SquarePants during his summer at sleepaway camp. The series is slated to begin production in June at Nickelodeon in Burbank.