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  1. Disney Stock Upgraded by Goldman Sachs

    January 18, 2017
    Goldman Sachs analyst Drew Borst upgraded Disney stock to Buy from Neutral and issued a $134 price target.
  2. Disney's Lucasfilm Strikes Back at Rumors

    January 17, 2017
    Lucasfilm denied rumors that it would digitally re-create the late actress Carrie Fisher.
  3. Disney Stock Downgraded to 'Sell' at Pivotal

    January 13, 2017
    Disney shares fell almost 2% Thursday after the company was on the receiving end of more bearish commentary.
  4. George Lucas Chooses LA Over SF For $1B Museum

    January 11, 2017
    The museum location brings to an end years-long search for the creator of Star Wars.
  5. Assessing Disney's Value After Last Week's 4.5% Rise

    January 9, 2017
    Disney stock, which last week made a new 52-week high at $109.35, can still perform.
  6. Higher Program Costs Could Hurt Disney's Profits

    January 6, 2017
    Disney must try to duplicate 2016's success by producing more blockbuster hits to keep the cash flow going.
  7. Disney's U.S. Box Office Sales Top $3B Milestone

    January 5, 2017
    Disney set an industry record by surpassing $3 billion at the U.S. box office in 2016.
  8. How the Rich Do Disneyland

    January 5, 2017
    The Disney experience is a lot less crowded (and you get to skip lines) if you pay for VIP treatment.
  9. Disney Stock Upgraded to Top Pick at Evercore (DIS)

    January 4, 2017
    Disney shares rose as much as 2.57% Tuesday after Evercore issued a Buy rating on the stock with a $120 price target.
  10. Can Disney Regain Its Magic in 2017?

    January 1, 2017
    Disney was one of only 3 DJIA stocks to end 2016 in negative territory.
  11. Hollywood Hits a Great Wall at China's Box Office (SNE, DIS)

    December 30, 2016
    Hollywood filmmakers cope with a sharp slowdown in China, a market which used to be very bullish.
  12. These Stocks Are Strong January Performers (EQC, FAX)

    December 28, 2016
    January isn't typically a great month for stocks, but these five tend to outperform.
  13. Short Disney After Rogue One (DIS)

    December 19, 2016
    Disney is surging higher after impressive Rogue One box office receipts but is now approaching a price level that should ...
  14. Why Is The Star Wars Franchise So Valuable?

    December 15, 2016
    There is no doubt that Star Wars was well worth the $4 billion-plus purchase price.
  15. How To Give A Stock For Christmas

    December 14, 2016
    If you're looking for a gift that can hold its value and teach your kid about finances, a stock might be the best thing to ...
  16. Disney Stock Trades Ex-Dividend Thursday

    December 8, 2016
    Disney will send its dividend payment on Jan. 11 to shareholders of record as of Dec. 12.
  17. When it Comes to Cruises Everyone Loves the Mouse (CCL, DIS)

    December 6, 2016
    Cruisers love Disney for one simple reason - quality.
  18. Analysts: Disney Should Consider Sale or Spin-Off of ESPN (DIS)

    December 6, 2016
    ESPN remains a strong asset with tons of value that can be unlocked if Disney decides either to sell it or spin it off as ...
  19. CNN's Plans for Video-Sharing Startup Beme (TWX, DIS)

    December 5, 2016
    In an effort of lure in the millennial audience, Time Warner cable news network CNN has acquired video-sharing startup Beme.
  20. ESPN Struggles Not the End of Disney: Analysts (DIS)

    December 2, 2016
    Weak subscriber totals at ESPN are not a reason to abandon Disney.
  21. Should Disney Buy Netflix? Analysts Weigh In (DIS, NFLX)

    December 2, 2016
    The idea of the Disney buying Netflix has been tossed around for a number of years. On Thursday, Bernstein fanned the M&A ...
  22. Disney Declares Semi-Annual 78-Cent Dividend (DIS)

    December 1, 2016
    On Wednesday, the media giant declared a semi-annual cash dividend of 78 cents per share, a 10% jump from the 71 cents per ...
  23. What Is the Best Cruise Line Private Island? (DIS, RCL)

    November 30, 2016
    Whether you're an investor or traveler you'll want to know which islands are ranked at the top.
  24. Disney's 'Moana' Tops Thanksgiving Box Office Sales (DIS)

    November 28, 2016
    As "Moana" now stands among the all-time holiday rankings, thanks to the success of the film, Disney has now amassed the ...
  25. Dividend Yields: Time Warner vs. Disney (TWX, DIS)

    November 28, 2016
    Time Warner's annual dividend yield of 1.74%, which tops Disney's yield by 29 basis points, is more attractive than that ...
  26. Disney’s 'Moana' Breaks Record With $2.6M Tuesday (DIS)

    November 24, 2016
    The early success of the movie affirms why Disney continues to invest in box office assets, along with its theme parks.
  27. Disney Stock Falls on Amazon's Live Sports Plans (DIS, AMZN)

    November 22, 2016
    The success of an Amazon Sports network would further disrupt ESPN, Disney's flagship sports network.
  28. Disney Exploring 24-Hour Digital News Channel (DIS, AMZN)

    November 22, 2016
    Disney's ABC network is exploring the possibility of a new 24-hour digital news channel.
  29. Disney to Open World of Avatar in Summer 2017 (DIS)

    November 21, 2016
    The blockbuster movie "Avatar," which was easily the top-grossing film in history, will now have its own themed land.
  30. Disney Stock Upgraded to Buy at Deutsche Bank (DIS)

    November 17, 2016
    Shares of Disney rose as much as 1.5% Wednesday, reaching a session high of $99.17, thanks to a strong endorsement by analysts ...
  31. Twitter Cracks Down On Hate Speech On Its Platform

    November 16, 2016
    The social media platform suspended come alt right accounts on its platform.
  32. The Highest Paid CEOs (DIS, ORCL)

    November 15, 2016
    The most highly-paid CEOs and what they took home at the end of the year.
  33. Dwayne Johnson Is Named Sexiest Man Alive

    November 15, 2016
    The 44-year-old actor became the 30th individual to win the title.
  34. Twitter Finally Unveils Muted Words Feature

    November 15, 2016
    Muted words and other safety features might mean that potential M&A suitors have less to fear.
  35. Why Disney Shares Can Still Be Magical (DIS)

    November 15, 2016
    Wall Street analysts have defended Disney despite concerns about eroding subscribers at the company's flagship sports network ...
  36. Disney CEO Bob Iger Assures Growth at ESPN (DIS)

    November 14, 2016
    Disney CEO Bob Iger essentially told everyone to "relax about the perceived struggles at ESPN."
  37. One Way Apple Would Consider a Disney Deal (AAPL, DIS)

    November 11, 2016
    For Apple to see Disney as an attractive asset, John Malone said Disney would first need to split from its sports network ...
  38. Disney Shares Bounce After Execs Promise Earnings Growth (DIS)

    November 11, 2016
    Disney shares traded more than 2% higher in the after-hour session Thursday after it reported Q4 earnings that missed estimates ...
  39. What to Expect From Disney Q4 Earnings (DIS)

    November 9, 2016
    Wall Street expects the media conglomerate to deliver year-over-year declines for both revenue and profits.
  40. Can 'Doctor Strange' Heal Disney Stock? (DIS, TWX)

    November 8, 2016
    It seems "Doctor Strange" was just what the doctor ordered, but the near-term healing effects of the movie's success for ...
  41. Broadcast Exodus Set to Sink Walt Disney Shares

    November 7, 2016
    Fall season viewership at Disney's ABC Network has dropped off a cliff, with many returning shows reporting double-digit ...
  42. Disney Gets Approval to Fly Drones at Theme Parks (DIS)

    November 7, 2016
    Shares of Disney might have gotten grounded last week on fears of subscriber losses at ESPN, but Disney's drones are ready ...
  43. Assessing Disney and Comcast (DIS, CMCSA)

    November 7, 2016
    The firms have gone in opposite directions, despite operating in similar industries and facing similar challenges.
  44. 5 Stocks Commanding the Dow Bull Market (MMM, CVX)

    November 6, 2016
    Just 5 stocks—United Healthcare, 3M, Chevron, Caterpillar and IBM—are responsible for 81% of the gain in the Dow Jones Industrial ...
  45. Disney Disputes Nielsen on ESPN Subscriber Losses (DIS)

    November 4, 2016
    The extent of subscriber losses at its sports network ESPN continues to pressure shares of The Walt Disney Company.
  46. Cord Cutting Hits Discovery's Results (DISCA, DIS)

    November 2, 2016
    Discovery Communications reported declining ad revenues, with millennials continuing their exodus out of traditional broadcasting ...
  47. Facebook Copies Snapchat To Boost Sharing On Its Platform

    November 1, 2016
    The Menlo Park company is testing out a new feature that is a clone of Snapchat's Lenses feature.
  48. Twitter's India Chief Resigns

    November 1, 2016
    His resignation follows layoffs in the company's Hong Kong and Bangalore offices and an earlier resignation by the company's ...
  49. What to Expect From Twitter's Third Quarter Earnings (TWTR, DIS)

    October 26, 2016
    The acquisition drama at Twitter apart, analysts are bearish on the company's performance last quarter.
  50. Twitter to Lay Off 8% of Its Workforce: Report (TWTR, CRM)

    October 25, 2016
    The San Francisco-based company, which has been struggling with growing users and sales, is expected to announce another ...
  51. SoftBank Might be Twitter's 7th Suitor

    October 24, 2016
    The Japanese firm could be the seventh candidate interested in Twitter. The others walked away from acquisition discussions. ...
  52. Google Signs CBS For Its Skinny Bundle TV Service

    October 20, 2016
    The Mountain View company is in talks with other major TV networks for a new service next March.
  53. What Does Disney Really Want Blockchain Technology For?

    October 18, 2016
    The entertainment company is open sourcing its blockchain platform for developers. Why? Some of the theories are cynical... ...
  54. Twitter Is Getting Into Virtual Reality

    October 18, 2016
    Big news for Twitter--No, not a buyer. It's for a new initiative that the social media company hopes will bring in more viewers ...
  55. Netflix Moves Out Of China

    October 18, 2016
    Netflix said yesterday it found the regulatory environment "challenging" for its own operations and will license content ...
  56. Netflix Soars After-Hours on Positive Earnings Beat (NFLX, AMZN)

    October 17, 2016
    The movie-streaming service crushed analyst expectations and reported significant increases in subscriber growth.
  57. Twitter's Abuse Problem Led Salesforce To Back Out Of Bid: CNBC's ...

    October 17, 2016
    According to the CNBC analyst, "haters" reduce the value of Twitter.
  58. Three Things To Watch Out For In Netflix's Earnings

    October 17, 2016
    Netflix reports earnings after market close today. Here are the three things that you should be looking out for in its earnings. ...
  59. Twitter Falls After Salesforce Confirms It Is Not Making A Bid ...

    October 14, 2016
    In an interview with the Financial Times, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff said Twitter "wasn't the right fit."
  60. Cruise Critic Names Best New Cruise Ship (CCL)

    October 13, 2016
    Several other cruise line awards included.
  61. Twitter up After Upgrade and News Report (TWTR, CRM)

    October 11, 2016
    Twitter's shares are up again after an upgrade and a news report that it might still be in talks with Salesforce.
  62. What Has Alan Schwartz Done for Guggenheim?

    October 11, 2016
    The former Bear Stearns CEO has worked to transform Guggenheim Partners' reputation, developing an investment bank from scratch.
  63. Alibaba Pictures Acquires Minority Stake In Spielberg's Amblin

    October 11, 2016
    The deal between Alibaba Pictures and Amblin is expected to bring "more of China to America and more of America into China." ...
  64. Top 3 Customer Experience Companies (PG)

    October 10, 2016
    Have the top three customer experience companies rewarded their investors?
  65. Twitter's Numbers in the Last 10 Days

    October 8, 2016
    Check out these important numbers related to the Twitter stock from the last 10 days.
  66. Carnival Bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on Ships (CCL)

    October 7, 2016
    Dangerous explosions possible.
  67. Salesforce's Twitter Buyout May be Stymied by Investor Pressure

    October 6, 2016
    Another company balks at buying the social media giant.
  68. Salesforce's Twitter Acquisition May Fold Due To Investor Pressure

    October 6, 2016
    Another potential Twitter buyer balks.
  69. Twitter Stock Falls 16.28% in Pre-Market Trading After Report ...

    October 6, 2016
    Three potential suitors are said to be not interested in Twitter. This leaves only Microsoft and Salesforce from among the ...
  70. The Top 5 Disney Individual Shareholders in 2016

    October 5, 2016
    The top individual shareholders of Walt Disney Company for 2016 and their connections to the hugely successful media corporation.
  71. Twitter Pops As Market Digests Bid News

    October 5, 2016
    Twitter's stock continues its upward rise after news that the company will receive bids as early as this week.
  72. Twitter May Receive Bids This Week (TWTR, CRM)

    October 5, 2016
    A Wall Street Journal report claims that the social media network will receive bids from potential suitors. Salesforce.com ...
  73. Hurricane Matthew Will Hit the Cruise Lines (CCL)

    October 4, 2016
    Hopefully not physically, but in a fiscal sense the storm may churn things up.
  74. Netflix Rises On Acquisition Rumors (NFLX, DIS)

    October 3, 2016
    The Los Gatos-based company is rising today either due to takeover speculation or pre-earnings activity by traders.
  75. Google Reportedly Exploring Twitter Bid (GOOG, TWTR)

    October 3, 2016
    The Mountain View company is reportedly interested in Twitter for a second time. If it does seal the deal, it will have to ...
  76. Twitter Stock Continues Roller coaster Ride (TWTR, CRM)

    September 28, 2016
    The social media network's stock is down today after downgrades from two analysts.
  77. Bullish Technicals Predict Twitter Takeout (TWTR)

    September 28, 2016
    Twitter has broken out on heavy volume in reaction to takeout rumors that are likely to presage a profitable company sale. ...
  78. Analysts Weigh In On Twitter's Rise

    September 27, 2016
    Twitter's stock has shot up by 26% in the last two days on the back of rumors about an acquisition. What should investors ...
  79. Microsoft Joins List of Companies Interested In Twitter (MSFT, ...

    September 27, 2016
    Microsoft is the latest company rumored to be interested in bidding for social media platform Twitter. A CNBC report states ...
  80. Twitter Rises On Disney Acquisition Report

    September 26, 2016
    The social media company's stock is up again after a Bloomberg report that Disney has initiated talks with financiers for ...
  81. Disney's Plan To Reinvent Itself Using Technology (DIS, AMZN)

    September 25, 2016
    Disney's CEO outlined the steps that the media conglomerate is taking for the future.
  82. Disney CEO Reveals Star Wars Plans For 2019 And 2020 (DIS)

    September 24, 2016
    Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed the studio's plans for the Star Wars franchise in 2019 and 2020 at Goldman Sachs' conference. ...
  83. TWX: How Time Warner's Stock Price Rose 8% in 6 Months

    September 16, 2016
    Time Warner's stock price closed higher in the first six months of 2016 as its HBO Now and Hulu investment outweighed poor ...
  84. Top 5 Fastest-Growing Startups in NYC (GOOGL, FB)

    September 16, 2016
    The top five New York City startups are technology companies in different industries with astronomical track records of revenue ...
  85. Twitter Live App Now On Apple TV, XBox One, And Fire TV

    September 14, 2016
    The social media network launched a new live streaming app today to boost its revenues and popularity.
  86. Top 10 Media Stocks for 2016 (CMCSA, DIS)

    September 10, 2016
    Media stocks are finding additional ways to distribute their content to consumers as cable subscriptions decline. Explore ...
  87. Amazon May Be Getting Into Sports Programming

    September 9, 2016
    The Seattle-based company is in talks to broadcast sports ranging from golf to tennis to auto racing.
  88. 3 Dow Stocks Primed for Short Sales (AAPL, MCD)

    September 9, 2016
    Major index benchmarks have entered weekly sell cycles, raising odds for profitable short sales in these three Dow laggards. ...
  89. A Look at Disney's Fundamental, Technical Drivers (DIS)

    September 8, 2016
    Through Thursday Disney shares fell some 10% year-to-date, compared with a 6.72% rise in the S&P 500 index.
  90. Assessing Disney's Stock Valuation (DIS)

    September 6, 2016
    Can shares of Disney regain their magic? This question, among others, weigh on the minds of many investors.
  91. Disney Offering $330 Annual Passes to Theme Parks (DIS, COST)

    September 6, 2016
    If you're looking for a way to save some money on your next trip to Disneyland, the Burbank, Calif.-based media giant has ...
  92. Walmart Plans on Star Wars and Barbie Toys as Big Holiday Hits

    September 6, 2016
    Best sellers from last year are still popular with kids, according to the Arkansas-based retailer.
  93. Awaiting These Major Breakouts (DIS, NFLX)

    August 24, 2016
    These three stocks are moving in patterns that can't last. Watch for the breakout.
  94. Behind Disney's 240% Rise in 10 Years (DIS)

    August 19, 2016
    DIS stock returned 240% from July 2006 to July 2016, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index grew 75.5%.
  95. Why You Should Never Bet Against Disney (DIS)

    August 18, 2016
    These are the reasons why Disney continues to be a good bet.
  96. Top 5 Entertainment Stocks of 2016

    August 15, 2016
    Consumers are expected to spend more on entertainment in 2016. These five stocks are well-positioned to benefit.
  97. America's Top CEOs and Their College Degrees

    August 15, 2016
    You might expect all of America's top CEOs to have a business degree from an Ivy League school, but they hail from a variety ...
  98. Who Is Driving Twitter's Management Team?

    August 12, 2016
    CEO Jack Dorsey has assembled a team of heavy-hitters to get the social media company back to trending.
  99. Disney Q3 Tops Estimates, Buys BAMTech Stake (DIS)

    August 9, 2016
    Strong box-office success boosted Disney's growth during the quarter, which offset weaker results in its media segment.
  100. Disney Q3 Earnings: What to Expect

    August 8, 2016
    But a beat on either the top or bottom lines would be seen as a disappointment, unless Disney can show improvements in its ...
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