133.51 +0.15 (0.11%)
Pre-Market: 4:15AM EDT
|Bid||133.40 x 800|
|Ask||133.49 x 900|
|Day's Range||132.65 - 134.24|
|52 Week Range||97.68 - 134.24|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.51|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||18.27|
|Earnings Date||May 8, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.76 (1.59%)|
|1y Target Est||132.55|
On Tuesday, leading up to the Thursday premiere of “Avengers: Endgame,” movie theatres across the country begin screening all 22 Marvel movies in a straight marathon.
NEW YORK (AP) — Given all the attention it has received over the past two years, the actual release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report wasn't exactly appointment television viewing.
While much of the world is abuzz about the new Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge land opening later this year at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Orlando, there's a lot of work ongoing at Walt Disney World's other local parks, as well. One of the projects ongoing at Disney's Epcot theme park is an upgrade to its entrance and additions to its Future World area. The description of the work is: "Project G: 200D-2 Ancillary Facilities." The contractor on the permit application is The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. in Orlando.
The first of three questions surrounding Disney's investment profile is related to the economic potential of Disney+ and other streaming platforms, Morris said in a Tuesday note. Aside from streaming video, investors are likely questioning how the core business will perform, the analyst said. Investors have reason to maintain a confident outlook in Disney's core studio business, along with parks and consumer products, he said.
Based on the initial reviews, another Atlanta-filmed Marvel movie is set to blow away the box office record-book.
Shares in Twitter Inc jumped 13 percent on Tuesday after the social media company reported quarterly revenue above analyst estimates, which executives said was the result of weeding out spam and abusive posts and targeting ads better. New ad formats, partnerships with content providers like the U.S. National Basketball Association and efforts to patrol abusive content are helping Twitter better compete for advertising dollars, executives said. Social media companies have been under pressure over privacy concerns and political influence activity.
Abigail Disney, the granddaughter of the Disney company's co-founder Roy Disney, called out CEO Bob Iger $66 million salary as insane. But Iger isn't the only CEO receiving a paycheck 1,000 times greater than the median salary of his employees. Companies like Chipotle, Starbucks, Gap, Coca-Cola, Ross and Kohls also have a huge compensation gap.
rose nearly 1% to $132.91 in trading Tuesday after analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch added the company to their 'US 1' list while raising their price target to $168 from $144. The price target represents a potential 28% upside from the stock's closing price on Monday of $131.68. The firm said that the company's yet-to-be-launched direct-to-consumer product Disney+ could be a notable value driver of shareholder growth thanks to its high quality intellectual property and expanded library of original programming.
Check out the companies making headlines midday Tuesday:Coca-Cola KO — The soda-maker's stock rose 1.7% after the company reported better-than-expected quarterly results. Coca-Cola said its earnings were boosted by sales of water, sports drinks and zero-sugar beverages .
Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") has assigned a Ba3 rating to Netflix, Inc.'s (Netflix) proposed senior unsecured notes offering of benchmark size and maturity. Netflix's Ba3 corporate family rating (CFR), Ba2-PD probability of default (PD) and SGL-1 speculative grade liquidity rating remain unchanged. Pro forma for this debt issuance, Netflix's gross leverage will be 7.5x (including Moody's adjustments) for the last twelve months ended March 31, 2019 (7.0x on a last quarter annualized (LQA) basis and 4.5x on a pro forma net leverage basis).
U.S. stocks edged higher on Tuesday, as upbeat results from Coca-Cola, Twitter and a host of industrial companies allayed investor concerns about slowing profits. Among the biggest boosts to the S&P 500 was Twitter Inc which surged 13.6%, touching a near nine-month high, after posting better-than-expected quarterly revenue and a surprise rise in monthly active users. Coca-Cola Co rose 2.6% after its quarterly sales beat estimates.
Earnings obsessed? Our call of the day urges investors to move past what will likely be an uninspiring quarter or two of corporate results, and start thinking about how to preserve their investment gains in a market that has already risen strongly this year.
Walt Disney Co (NYSE: DIS ) deserves credit for a successful introduction to its streaming video platform, but a combination of other factors prompted Bank of America to name the stock a top investment ...
More profit reports are coming Tuesday after a day of mixed trading on Wall Street on Monday. Dow futures were a little higher in early morning, while oil prices rose again.
Last year, Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Bob Iger made $65.6 million — about 1,424 times the median Disney employee’s salary, an amount that heiress Abigail Disney is calling “insane.”
, meaning that Joe Ianniello will remain in charge of the television network on an acting basis. Mr Moonves, who had led CBS for the past decade, left in September after sexual misconduct accusations. CBS then named Mr Ianniello, Mr Moonves' top lieutenant, to serve as interim chief executive while it looked for a replacement.
Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS) stock broke out to new all-time highs this month following the unveiling of its new Disney+ streaming service. The streaming service was no secret, investors have known it was coming for months. But more than its initial top- and bottom-line impact, the most important thing about Disney+ is that it completely changes the bull narrative for DIS stock.Source: Baron Valium via FlickrOnce Disney+ launches, Disney immediately goes from a legacy media company with pressured growth and earnings to a next-generation streaming pioneer. There are still plenty of long-term risks to the Disney stock story, but Disney+ will likely make investors forget about the company's problems for at least a few years. What Investors Need to KnowAs anticipated, Disney+ will be priced st just $6.99, a steep discount to the standard Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) plan at $12.99. Disney also has an impressive library of content. In addition to its classic movies, Disney has all the "Star Wars" movies following its acquisition of Lucas Films. It will also soon have the Fox (NASDAQ: FOX) (NASDAQ: FOXA) movie and TV content as well, including movies such as "Avatar" and "X-Men" and TV shows like "The Simpsons" and "Empire."InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 7 Tech Stocks With Too Much Risk, Not Enough Upside Disney+ initially will offer 10 original movies and 25 original TV shows. Disney also said several key titles will launch and/or stream exclusively on Disney+. These titles include "Captain Marvel," "Star Wars: Episode IX" and "Toy Story 4."Not surprisingly, Disney appears to be targeting users with an affordable, family-friendly alternative to Netflix.DIS stock jumped more than 12% after Disney+ was unveiled at the company's analyst meeting. Unfortunately, with the Disney+ launch scheduled for November, it will be a long time before the streaming service will have a positive impact on Disney's numbers.Disney said it is committing $1 billion in spending to Disney+ this year and another $1 billion next year. Bank of America analyst Jessica Ehrlich estimates Disney will dilute its EPS by between $3.5 billion and $4 billion over the next two years thanks to its streaming investments. Disney said it expects to reach a break-even point on streaming in fiscal 2024.On the surface, these huge new investments eating into earnings are potentially troubling. A company betting its future on a new, untested service is also potentially concerning. Yet DIS stock is soaring, and there's good reason why. Growth at All CostsThroughout the 10-year bull market, growth stocks have ruled. Value stocks have been shunned as investors clamor for the next big disruption story. Stocks trading with earnings multiples in the single digits lag the market.Stocks with heavy earnings losses and negative free cash flow get a free pass as long as they are growing revenue, subscribers, users or whatever crazy growth metric the market is obsessing over.It doesn't seem to matter these days how terrible your financials are if you can tell a convincing story about what the world will be like four or five years down the road. Uber and Lyft (NASDAQ: LYFT) are perfect examples of companies with great stories and no clearly viable business models.Netflix is the quintessential example of this market mentality. In the most recent quarter, Netflix reported profit margins of just 7.6%, down 2.9% from a year ago despite raising subscription prices. Yet revenue was up 22.1%, and the company added 9.6 million global subscribers.NFLX stock trades at a trailing PE ratio of 137.5, the seventh highest in the S&P 500. Incredibly, even its forward PE ratio of 56.7 is one of the 15 highest in the S&P 500. At the same time, NFLX stock is up 34% in 2019 and 629% in the past five years. Why? Because investors don't care about 2019 or 2020. All they want to hear about is how much cash is going to be flowing in in 2025. Changing the DIS Stock NarrativeThe good news about this type of market mentality is that it takes the pressure off of these growth stocks. If investors are looking four or five years ahead, anything that happens in the meantime is forgiven as long as the story stays on track.Prior to the launch of Disney+, DIS stock was mostly a bet on traditional cable TV and movies. Now, overnight, Disney has created a growth narrative with Disney+. Will it work? Probably. Disney has a long track record of success. But more important for DIS stock investors is that it doesn't really matter if it works. As long as Disney does whatever it takes to grow subscribers, this market doesn't seem to care about profits.Disney can cut its prices to 99 cents a month, bundle its other services for free or give people free admission to Disneyland with a Disney+ account. As long as Disney hits that quarterly subscriber growth count, that's all investors will care about in the near-term.The post-launch stock surge is the perfect example of this market mentality. Disney+ is not even launching for another seven months. DIS stock investors were simply told an impressive story, and the stock is at all-time highs. It doesn't matter if Disney ever makes a single dime of profit from Disney+. The company has changed the narrative, and that is good news for investors.As of this writing, Wayne Duggan did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Tech Stocks With Too Much Risk, Not Enough Upside * 7 Companies That Are Closing the CEO-Worker Wage Gap * 7 Video Game ETFs That Will Make You a Winner Compare Brokers The post Disney+ Changes the DIS Stock Narrative in a Really Big Way appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth and other members of the Avengers superhero team on Monday celebrated the final chapter in a 22-movie saga that ranks as the movie industry's highest-grossing franchise of all time. At a lavish premiere in Los Angeles, hundreds of industry VIPs, cast members, fans and media watched the first showing of "Avengers: Endgame," the three-hour action spectacle that has been held tightly under wraps. Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Chris Evans (Captain America) and others walked a purple carpet underneath a giant, spinning Avengers logo set up inside the Los Angeles Convention Center.
AMC Theatres employees will be pulling all-nighters at some of the circuit’s cinemas next weekend as the exhibitor adds round-the-clock showings of “Avengers: Endgame” to meet moviegoer demand. “With a desire to satisfy as many Marvel fans as possible on Thursday and through the weekend, AMC’s programming team is reviewing ticket sales theater by theater and adding showtimes later and later.
Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) CEO Bob Iger’s new $65.6-million compensation package is “insane,” said the granddaughter of the company’s co-founder Roy Disney. Abigail Disney, a filmmaker and activist, made the charge during a panel discussion on “humane capitalism” at the Fast Company Impact Council, held by the magazine Fast Company. Consulting firm Equilar, which publishes the Equilar 100 list of the highest CEO pay at the largest companies, said Iger is the third-highest paid CEO at the top companies by revenue.