DIS : Analysis & Opinions

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  1. The World's Top 10 Entertainment Companies (CMCSA, CBS)

    February 3, 2016
    Take a look at the world's top 10 entertainment companies, spanning the movie, television, cable television, gaming and streaming ...
  2. Star Wars Toys: Is The Tail Wagging The Dog?

    January 26, 2016
    With $700 million in Star Wars toys sold in less than a month. Has the success of the merchandise become the proverbial "tail ...
  3. 5 Best Stocks to Buy Your Kids (AAPL, FB)

    January 15, 2016
    Understand what someone should look for when deciding on stocks to buy for kids. Learn about the top five stocks to buy for ...
  4. Consumer Cyclical Stocks: Are These 2016's Best?

    January 13, 2016
    Finding stock winners in 2016 isn't going to be easy, especially consumer cyclical stocks. But these stocks might buck the ...
  5. Will SWTFA Be the Biggest Film Of All Time?

    January 7, 2016
    Star Wars has already become the biggest box office performer of all time in North America. Can it repeat the feat globally? ...
  6. The Top 5 Large Cap Entertainment Stocks for 2016 (CBS, TWX)

    January 5, 2016
    Discover what the top 5 large cap entertainment stocks are for 2016, with a summary, growth outlook and expected stock price ...
  7. 10 Stocks That Stand to Benefit From the Rise of Virtual Reality

    December 31, 2015
    Earlier attempts at virtual reality failed, but 2016 promises to usher in a new generation of virtual reality technology ...
  8. The Top 5 Entertainment Stocks for 2016 (NFLX, WYNN)

    December 30, 2015
    Discover the top five entertainment stocks for 2016, including one across-the-board winner and three value stocks poised ...
  9. Three Disney Business Segments Investors Should Watch

    December 30, 2015
    The Walt Disney Company (DIS) reported fourth quarter and full year earnings for fiscal 2014 on November 5th and the house ...
  10. The Force Won't Save Disney From ESPN Losses

    December 22, 2015
    It would seem, the epic flick Star Wars is no match for the epic fail that has become of DIS stock.
  11. Star Wars: The Force Awakens Smashes Records

    December 21, 2015
    Star Wars: The Force Wakens blitzed its way to new box office records. Will it make a difference to Disney's stock market ...
  12. Falling Oil Prices Still a Danger to Stocks

    December 21, 2015
    On Friday, U.S. stock markets, as measured bythe Dow Jones Industrial Average, plunged by 370 points amid falling oil prices ...
  13. Star Wars The Force Awakens a Legacy of Star Destroyer-Sized ...

    December 17, 2015
    The next installment of the Star Wars saga, The Force Awakens, has just been released. Worldwide revenue is expected in the ...
  14. Does Heavy Online Traffic Mean Good Stock Returns? (GOOGL, FB)

    December 17, 2015
    A look at companies with strong online performance and whether or not it equates to stock appreciation.
  15. Fed Day Finally Arrives: First Rate Hike Since 2006?

    December 16, 2015
    Is today the day? The first U.S. interest rate hike in nearly a decade? We’ve been talking about this Federal Reserve meeting ...
  16. The Force Propels Record Star Wars Ticket Sales

    December 16, 2015
    The Star Wars franchise has already racked up $100 million in advance ticket sales for North America.
  17. Will Star Wars Be Killed By Its Own Hype? (DIS, HAS)

    December 15, 2015
    As Dec. 18 draws near, the expectations around Star Wars are ballooning. Will the movie franchise be able to live up to expectations? ...
  18. Should You Invest in Disney Stock Before Star Wars?

    November 25, 2015
    The force is strong with Disney stock, as it continues to make gains going into the launch of EP7. But is this pricey stock ...
  19. Disney's Star Wars Effect by the Numbers

    November 20, 2015
    The latest Star Wars movie is already breaking records in advance ticket sales. This is good news for Disney's earnings next ...
  20. 3 Reasons Hulu Won't Beat Netflix

    November 17, 2015
    Streaming service provider Hulu may receive a cash infusion from Time Warner Cable soon. But, it will take more than cash ...
  21. George Lucas Biography (DIS)

    November 16, 2015
    George Lucas is an American film director, producer and special-effects pioneer with a net worth of $5.4 billion.
  22. Is This the Right Time to Buy Disney?

    November 10, 2015
    Investors need to make sure they're paying attention to the real driving forces behind Disney.
  23. How Global Entertainment Firms Break Into the Chinese Market ...

    November 10, 2015
    Learn how movie piracy in China affects companies such as Disney, and what these companies are doing to combat it, including ...
  24. Stocks Gain, Bond Yields Spike as Hiring Pause Could Be Temporary

    November 6, 2015
    Stocks tilt higher and Treasury yields rise (moving the opposite of falling bond prices) after the latest labor market check-in ...
  25. As Disney Reports, Street Anxious For Word On Crimp From Cord-Cutting

    November 5, 2015
    Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS), a monster of media and entertainment, is up next with quarterly results as media companies ...
  26. How Disney (DIS) Continues to Deliver

    November 4, 2015
    The Walt Disney Co. is only an animation studio in the same way that Johnson & Johnson is only a baby powder manufacturer.
  27. How the Dow Components Could Point to a Correction

    October 30, 2015
    For the most part, the Dow has been on fire since March 2009. So the profits of its components are growing, right?
  28. Walt Disney Stock: A Dividend Analysis

    October 29, 2015
    Learn about the Walt Disney Corporation, its dividend policy, historic dividend yields and the company's dividend prospects ...
  29. Top 5 Companies Owned by Disney

    October 29, 2015
    Look a little deeper into the Walt Disney Company's operations and learn more about how the global media conglomerate makes ...
  30. The Top 5 Disney Shareholders

    October 27, 2015
    Learn about the top individual shareholders of Walt Disney Company stock and their connections to the hugely successful media ...
  31. Why Is The Star Wars Franchise So Valuable?

    October 22, 2015
    There is no doubt that Star Wars was well worth the $4 billion-plus purchase price.
  32. ESPN Layoffs Are a Good Strategy for Disney

    October 21, 2015
    Layoffs at ESPN, the largest contributor of profits at Disney, may be a sign of corporate health and a green light for investors. ...
  33. Defensive Tuesday For A Stock Market Showered With Hit-Or-Miss ...

    October 20, 2015
    Stock indicators are in defensive mode Tuesday as earnings season largely disappoints a Wall Street that had braced itself ...
  34. America's Top CEOs and Their College Degrees

    October 20, 2015
    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 ...
  35. Inside Disney and Fox's Online Streaming Deal With China's Tencent

    October 16, 2015
    Learn about the online streaming deal and its benefits between Disney, Fox and Tencent for rights to distribute the Star ...
  36. Netflix's Price Hike Cheers Shareholders (AMZN, CMCSA)

    October 8, 2015
    Netflix has raised the price for its standard streaming service, and investors have rewarded it handsomely.
  37. The Economics Behind Marathons

    October 8, 2015
    Marathons are growing in popularity at a record pace. Entry into these events commands a hefty price, but it's nothing compared ...
  38. Top 3 Stocks for the Coming Holiday Season (AMZN, TJX)

    September 30, 2015
    If you want to buck the bear market trend by going long on consumer stocks, these three might be your best bets.
  39. Movie Vs. TV Industry: Which Is Most Profitable?

    September 16, 2015
    Which entertainment sector is more profitable: movies or TV? Let’s take a look. You might be surprised by the results.
  40. Cinemark Theaters Taps Dreamworks COO for New CEO (CNK, DIS)

    August 26, 2015
    After a short tenure as COO of DreamWorks Animation and a long career in a number of positions at Disney, Mark Zoradi has ...
  41. Traditional Media Suffers, Cord Cutters Win

    August 24, 2015
    Last week, a majority of media stocks including Time Warner, Walt Disney, CBS Corp., Viacom, among others, took a hammering ...
  42. The Economics of FanDuel

    August 19, 2015
    Part of fantasy sports’ success lies in one-day and week-long contests serving as an alternative to season-long games. FanDuel, ...
  43. Everything You Need To Know About Retail Earnings...Before They ...

    August 12, 2015
    As we approach the end of earnings season, investor attention turns toward retailer reports. Many will focus on big department ...
  44. Barron's Recap: Time to Buy Commodities

    August 9, 2015
    This weekend in Barron's online: the case for jumping into commodities now, the inaugural Income Investing Roundtable, as ...
  45. Is Dreamworks Animation Close to a Turnaround? (DWA, DIS)

    August 7, 2015
    Dreamworks Animation (NASDAQ: DWA) has had a rough run over the past few years. The company has struggled at the box office, ...
  46. Media & Retail Highlight Earnings This Week

    August 2, 2015
    Summer is beginning to wind down and many of the S&P 500 have already shared second-quarter results. However, there still ...
  47. Barbie Sends Mattel Stock on Extreme Slimming Diet

    July 20, 2015
    Shares of Mattel (NASDAQ: MAT) tumbled more than 3% on Friday after the toymaker reported a second quarter loss due to the ...
  48. How The NBA Makes Money (DIS, TWX)

    July 14, 2015
    The National Basketball Association has moved past Major League Baseball to represent the second most popular sport in the ...
  49. Should Mickey Mouse Be In Your Portfolio?

    July 13, 2015
    Walt Disney is much more than just a household name for entertainment, it is a good growth stock.
  50. The Most Successful Corporations In The U.S.

    July 9, 2015
    These five iconic American brands epitomize corporate success.
  51. Theme Park Stocks Heating Up for Summer (SIX, SEAS)

    July 7, 2015
    Despite declining consumer spending, theme parks have increasing visitors and revenue. Find out what that means for these ...
  52. Is ESPN a Sport Monopoly?

    June 30, 2015
    With such a dominant presence in sports as demonstrated through substantial ratings and a firm online presence, some may ...
  53. 'Inside Out' Delivered An Incredible Performance Against 'Jurassic ...

    June 22, 2015
    "Jurassic World" officially ended Pixar's 18-year streak of No. 1 hits. It wasn't for lack of trying -- or for lack of success. ...
  54. Google Is Now Richer Than Over 100 Countries

    June 11, 2015
    Find out where Google ranks among the wealthiest nations of the world and which countries report GDP figures below the tech ...
  55. Top Grossing Sci-Fi Films Of All Time

    June 11, 2015
    Science fiction movies are not just for nerds anymore. In fact, these films can be big money makers at the box office.
  56. Barron's Recap: Disney's Next Act

    May 31, 2015
    This weekend in Barron's online: the outlook for Disney, an excerpt from "The Great Minds of Investing," how the S&P ...
  57. 6 Stocks for Millennials (or Anyone)

    May 27, 2015
    Savvy Millennial investors looking for long-term winners should take a look at these stocks.
  58. Who are Disney's (DIS) main competitors?

    May 21, 2015
    Learn about how creating entertainment has been Disney's niche since the 1920s, even as it faces ever-increasing competition ...
  59. Feeling Risk-Averse? Consider These Investments

    May 8, 2015
    These investments offer risk-averse investors resiliency to bear markets while paying sustainable dividends or interest. ...
  60. Why Netflix Content Is Different In Other Countries (NFLX, DIS)

    May 5, 2015
    In each country, Netflix offers different shows and movies, and your account will not work when moving between countries. ...
  61. Cost-Free Connection Of Target Groups To Marketers

    April 24, 2015
    ZipDial spotted a niche marketing opportunity in the area of “missed calls” and developed a business around it. Here is how ...
  62. HBO Now And The Future Of Cable TV

    April 21, 2015
    HBO's new streaming service, HBO Now, is one of several recent developments in the realm of television that threatens the ...
  63. The Top 5 YouTube Millionaires

    April 13, 2015
    Enterprising content creators have been able to use YouTube to rake in millions each year.
  64. Top 7 Roth IRA Stocks for 2015

    April 8, 2015
    Looking for stocks with long-term potential for your Roth IRA? Here are the top seven picks for 2015.
  65. Why These Could Be 2015's 10-Best Media Stocks

    March 19, 2015
    A list of top-tier and speculative media stocks for 2015.
  66. A Recap Of Disney's Annual Shareholders Meeting: Stars Wars, ...

    March 12, 2015
    This is a live blog covering Walt Disney Co's (NYSE: DIS) annual meeting of shareholders. The meeting begins at 10:00 a.m. ...
  67. How Instagram Makes Money

    March 9, 2015
    Like many big names in social media, Instagram started as a fun idea without a clear path to profit.
  68. Expert: The Apple-HBO Partnership Could Be The Start Of Something ...

    March 5, 2015
    Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: launch partner for HBO Now, the online-only streaming video service from HBO. The deal sounds pretty ...
  69. The World's Top Ten Media Companies

    February 18, 2015
    Investopedia provides the list of top global media companies, including market cap and areas of operations.
  70. A Rare Chance To Buy Disney At A 13% Discount

    January 26, 2015
    Sometimes as analysts we're so focused on finding the next "big thing" that we overlook a great opportunity that's sitting ...
  71. Trading Against the Grid and Away from the Herd

    January 6, 2015
    The best trade could be in the opposite direction when a classic price pattern doesn’t behave according to perfect rules. ...
  72. Profit from Consumer Spending with this ETF (VCR)

    December 19, 2014
    As Americans finish purchasing the last of their holiday gifts, the consumer discretionary sector will continue to be one ...
  73. Invest In Leisure & Entertainment For 2015

    December 4, 2014
    The leisure and entertainment industries are showing strong upward trends as seen in the Powershares Dynamic Leisure & Entertainment ...
  74. Who are Google's (GOOG) main competitors?

    December 3, 2014
    Explore Google's different revenue segments and its competitors in each segment, ranging from Microsoft and Yahoo to Moody's ...
  75. Missed The Rally? Here's A Chance to Get In

    December 2, 2014
    These up-trending stocks just flashed Parabolic SAR buy signals.
  76. Coca-Cola And Three Other Major Companies That Are Helping Entrepreneurs

    October 21, 2014
  77. #PreMarket Primer: Monday, October 6: Hewlett-Packard Company ...

    October 6, 2014
  78. The Economics of Hulu, Netflix, Redbox and Blockbuster

    September 24, 2014
    These on-demand entertainment giants have already changed the way we consume entertainment. Who is poised to win this race ...
  79. Dreamworks Is In The Dumps -- Time To Buy?

    August 7, 2014
    Every Friday, I scan the movie reviews to see if there is a new film I want to go see. And every week, I fail to find anything ...
  80. Let Consumer Spending Trends Lead You To Big Gains

    June 6, 2014
    Investors is search of ideas should consider Peter Lynch’s advice to invest in what you know. But when is a consumer discretionary ...
  81. Trading the Lagging Discretionaries

    June 2, 2014
    The consumer discretionary space is lagging behind many other sectors. Find out why, and which consumer discretionary stocks ...
  82. #PreMarket Primer: Monday, May 19: DirecTV Rises On Offer From ...

    May 19, 2014
    AT&T Inc. announced a deal to acquire DirecTV for $49 billion over the weekend, as the firm attempts to adapt to a quickly ...
  83. Disney And Dish Look To Go "Over The Top" On Cable Providers

    April 3, 2014
    The recent groundbreaking deal between the Walt Disney cable network and the satellite TV provider Dish Network could lead ...
  84. Strategic Beta ETFs

    February 27, 2014
    Strategic Beta ETFs By Greg McFarlane As the financial markets get more sophisticated and arcane with time, the number of ...
  85. Disney's Earnings Were Not As Magical As Many Investors Were ...

    November 8, 2013
    Walt Disney (DIS) have "wished upon a star" for better earnings. This quarter they got them though Mickey Mouse's corporate ...
  86. Disney Films Come Into Focus

    September 20, 2013
    Walt Disney’s (NYSE:DIS) decision to delay the release of the Pixar animated feature “The Good Dinosaur” by 14 months sent ...
  87. Duck Dynasty's Success: Why An A&E IPO Makes Sense

    August 20, 2013
    A&E Television Network (AETN) premiered its fourth season of Duck Dynasty August 14. The one-hour episode garnered 11.8 million ...
  88. How A Group Of 13-Year-Olds Beat The Brightest Minds On Wall ...

    August 19, 2013
    In 1990, in a suburb outside of Boston, something unusual happened...As part of their schoolwork, seventh graders at the ...
  89. A Little Noise In Disney Earnings Shouldn't Matter Much

    August 7, 2013
    There was a little noise in this quarter at Disney, but it doesn't change the long-term story
  90. Earnings Expectations For The Week Of August 5

    August 4, 2013
    The earnings season is beginning to wind down, and much of the focus this week will turn to central bank meetings and economic ...
  91. Pandora Goes To Up To 11

    May 24, 2013
    Pandora is showing that it can deliver on its model and its goals.
  92. Claire's: Should You Accessorize With Its IPO?

    May 13, 2013
    Apollo Global Management is taking accessories retailer Claire's public. Should you get in on this IPO? I'll take a look.
  93. Disney Does It Again

    May 8, 2013
    Disney comes through again, but valuation is getting pretty high.
  94. Disney Has A Stable Of Horses To Ride

    February 8, 2013
    Disney has plenty of opportunities to do better, and the stock price assumes it will.
  95. Yahoo! Still Has So Much To Do

    January 31, 2013
    Yahoo! has worthwhile online properties, but may struggle to monetize them further.
  96. Netflix's Got Game After All

    January 29, 2013
    Netflix's stock soared 42% Jan. 24 thanks to beating estimates on both revenue and earnings. Is its stock a buy at this point?
  97. CBS' Outdoor Business Converting To REIT

    January 23, 2013
    CBS announced that it was seeking to convert its Outdoors Americas business to a REIT. In addition, it will sell its Outdoor ...
  98. Quiksilver Looks To Disney For Help

    January 9, 2013
    Quiksilver announced Jan. 3 it had hired former Disney exec Andy Mooney as CEO. The news sent its stock up 17% in the subsequent ...
  99. Bull Vs. Bear - Special Dividends Are A Good Thing

    December 7, 2012
    Maximizing capital returns to shareholders is the entire point of public corporations.
  100. Netflix Snags Disney Deal

    December 6, 2012
    Netflix signs an exclusive Disney licensing deal, and the stock jumps 14% on the news.
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