|Bid||0.00 x 1200|
|Ask||0.00 x 800|
|Day's Range||38.31 - 38.90|
|52 Week Range||30.43 - 44.00|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.88|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||7.45|
|Earnings Date||Jan 22, 2019 - Jan 28, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.76 (1.97%)|
|1y Target Est||43.83|
For years, digital media companies wrestled with charging for their content. The pendulum might be swinging in the direction of subscriptions as paywalls gain popularity and ad-fueled businesses struggle.
Back in March, I shared my misgivings about Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) and suggested it was in trouble. At the time, FB stock was selling at about $176 per share. Then came the reckoning in FB: a disappointing earnings report and negative headlines that have sent FB stock down by one-third, to roughly $143 per share.
NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) shareholders have witnessed a decrease in hedge fund sentiment during third quarter. Some hedge fund managers might have sensed the looming demand declines and bolted out. Nevertheless, NVDA was still the 67th most popular stock among hedge funds at the end of September (check out the list of 30 most popular stocks among […]
In June, the Walt Disney Company (DIS) agreed to buy the media and entertainment assets of Rupert Murdoch–owned 21st Century Fox (FOXA), including a 39% stake in London-based Sky Plc, for $71.3 billion. However, after Comcast (CMCSA) won the bid against Fox for a 61% stake in Sky, Disney and Fox decided to sell the remaining 39% stake in the European broadcaster to Comcast.
Citing Nielsen, NBC Sports Philadelphia said it registered a 6.2 household overnight rating, which also ranked as the night’s No. 1 show on cable in Philadelphia.
Amid the growing popularity of online video streaming services, the Walt Disney Company (DIS) is set to launch its Disney-based streaming DTC (direct-to-consumer) service, Disney+, in US markets in late 2019. The service will offer original content under five banners: original Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic.
The original, and not necessarily lamented, XFL was indisputably an NBC family member, even as a stepchild. As a joint venture with WWE (then known as WWF), Dick Ebersol and Vince McMahon shared parentage, and the league that spawned “He Hate Me” was televised on NBC (NASDAQ: CMCSA) during its lone season in 2001. “I expect we will be in business with one of them,” NBC Broadcasting and Sports Chairman Mark Lazarus told me during a recent on-stage interview at a Fairfield County Sports Commission event in Stamford, Conn., perhaps a mile from WWE headquarters.
Comcast NBCUniversal will donate $1.1 million in cash and in-kind support for the communities impacted by California’s devastating fires. A cash contribution of $850,000 will go to the CDF Firefighters Benevolent Foundation, the Boys & Girls Club of North Valley, the Butte County Schools Fire Relief Fund, the Camp Fire Evacuation Relief Fund, and the Entertainment Industry Foundation. Comcast will also donate $250,000 worth of in-kind support to the North Valley Community Foundation. As part of the in-kind funding, Comcast will donate advertising time on its cable systems to build awareness and encourage donations to the North Valley Community Foundation, which administers the Camp Fire Evacuation Relief Fund and the Butte County Schools Fire Relief Fund.
Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) today announced it has selected two new African American majority owned independent networks to be broadly distributed on Comcast Cable systems beginning in January 2019. After a thorough evaluation of dozens of proposals, Comcast selected AFRO and CLEO TV, both of which will provide quality entertainment that highlights and features TV and movie content about African American and black communities.
The Walt Disney Company (DIS) continues to invest in its theme parks, which have been the driving force behind its top line growth for the past several quarters. In the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018, Disney’s Parks and Resorts segment reported revenue of $5.07 billion.
Comcast today announced a new set of security camera features designed to help consumers better spot package theft “Grinches” this holiday season, including the ability to filter motion-triggered activity by people or vehicles. According to the new survey findings, commissioned by Comcast and conducted by Wakefield Research, nearly one in four people report being a victim of package theft and nearly half know someone who has had a package stolen. “Home security cameras, when integrated with our other Xfinity services, offer great peace of mind so our customers can check-in on their home from anywhere, anytime,” said Eric Schaefer, General Manager and Senior Vice President of Xfinity Services.
It’s not difficult to find a reason to steer clear of Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU) right now. Revenue growth is slowing, Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) is working on a competing product and Roku stock itself is struggling to pick itself up after taking a post-earnings tumble. Roku is a young company, and Roku stock is still a relatively fresh listing.
In the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018, the Walt Disney Company’s (DIS) studio revenue rose more than 50% YoY (year-over-year) to $2.2 billion. Its operating income rose more than 100% YoY to $596 million.
Fox Sports and NBC Sports stay on sideline for the sale, leaving the media industry to wonder who’s in.
Major League Baseball's local streaming deals with Fox Sports and Comcast-owned NBC Sports ended after the 2018 season and the two network groups already are butting heads with the league over a renewal.
AT&T’s (T) DIRECTV NOW is a video streaming service that delivers content directly to consumers over the Internet as a substitute for traditional satellite or cable connections. In the third quarter, the telecom company added 49,000 customers to its DIRECTV NOW video streaming service, down from 296,000 DIRECTV NOW net customer additions in the third quarter of 2017.
Like other pay-TV service operators, AT&T (T) is facing a decline in its US pay-TV subscriber base due to cord-cutting. In the third quarter, AT&T lost 346,000 traditional US pay-TV customers. This number includes 359,000 satellite TV customer losses and 13,000 U-verse TV customer gains. In addition, Comcast (CMCSA) and Charter Communications (CHTR) had lost 95,000 and 66,000 residential video customers, respectively. This reduction in the traditional pay-TV customer base is mostly driven by rapid growth in the over-the-top (or OTT) video viewing trends.
Cubs executives have been open about their desire to control their local media rights when their current deal ends in 2020.
The company has missed revenue estimates in six of the past seven quarters. Its total revenue rose ~12% YoY (year-over-year) from $12.78 billion in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017, but it fell ~6% from the previous quarter’s $15.23 billion. In comparison, media peers Comcast (CMCSA) and Netflix (NFLX) beat the consensus estimates for revenue in their recently reported third quarters.
President Donald Trump and officials in his administration say that the decision to revoke White House correspondent Jim Acosta's press credential was "lawful," arguing the White House holds "broad discretion to regulate" access for journalists. The White House's court filing comes a day after news network CNN sued Trump, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, chief of staff John Kelly and other officials to reinstate Acosta's "hard pass," which gave him regular access to the White House grounds.
The Walt Disney Company (DIS) impressed investors by beating analysts’ expectations on both earnings and revenue in both the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 and fiscal 2018. It reported its results, which reflected the period that ended on September 30, on November 7.
Disney (NYSE:DIS) may have finally positioned itself to enjoy better times. Despite turmoil at ABC and struggles with Lucasfilm, Disney stock has steadily moved higher since late May. The latest quarterly report further bolstered the stock as the company began to move close to all-time highs. Unfortunately for long-time Disney investors, the cable cutting trend began to take its toll on DIS in the middle of the decade.
CNBC's David Faber sat down with Liberty Media chairman John Malone to speak about big media mergers and whether Comcast got a good deal on Fox assets like Sky.