DIS : Analysis & Opinions

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  1. Profit From Holiday Spending With This ETF

    December 19, 2014
    As Americans finish purchasing the last of their holiday gifts, the consumer discretionary sector will continue to be one ...
  2. Rent-A-Center Investors Not Too Happy with Dividend Hike - Analyst ...

    December 15, 2014
    Rent-A-Center (RCII) recent announcement of a dividend hike did not provide much impetus to this Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) stock ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. Missed The Rally? Here's A Chance to Get In

    December 2, 2014
    These up-trending stocks just flashed Parabolic SAR buy signals.
  6. The Final Black Friday? - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 28, 2014
    The reason? Because that pent-up excitement in retail has already been engaged -- on Thanksgiving Day and even the night ...
  7. Coca-Cola And Three Other Major Companies That Are Helping Entrepreneurs

    October 21, 2014
    Last week, The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: announced a new program, Coca-Cola Founders, designed to help entrepreneurs take ...
  8. #PreMarket Primer: Monday, October 6: Hewlett-Packard Company ...

    October 6, 2014
    Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE: HPQ) is reportedly planning to announce Monday its plans to break into two publicly traded ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. Bull of the Day: Lions Gate Entertainment (LGF) - Bull of the ...

    August 15, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Lions Gate Entertainment (LGF) - Bull of the Day
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. As one of the world’s most reputable companies, one of its most profitable, and one of its largest, Disney continues to seek new opportunities in its ninth decade of existence.

    This Company Is No Mickey Mouse Operation

    June 4, 2014
    With its famous history that's become part of popular culture, and the instantly recognizable silhouette in its logo, The ...
  14. The consumer discretionary space is lagging behind many other sectors.

    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 ...
  15. #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 ...
  16. The recent groundbreaking deal between the Walt Disney cable network and the satellite TV provider Dish Network could lead to substantial changes in the way we watch television, and it could happen sooner than we think.

    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 ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. Markets Search for New Narrative - Ahead of Wall Street

    February 25, 2014
    Futures are down pre-Tuesday trading following another strong day overall in the markets to start the week.
  19. Earnings, Guidance & Emerging Markets - Ahead of Wall Street

    February 3, 2014
    Overall results have been no worse than what we have been seeing over the last few quarters.
  20. atronizing Disney's theme parks and watching the company's movies and television shows has been more enjoyable than owning the company's stock.

    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 ...
  21. Jobs Report Brings Back Taper Issue - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 8, 2013
    The jobs ???shock??? will likely be the dominant theme for the stock market today, increasing the odds of a Fed December ...
  22. What To Expect This Week? - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 4, 2013
    This week packs a number of top-tier economic reports that will give us a sense of how well the economy is doing in the fourth ...
  23. 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 ...
  24. 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 ...
  25. 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 ...
  26. 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
  27. 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 ...
  28. DIRECTV to Takeover Hulu Soon - Analyst Blog

    June 20, 2013
    DIRECTV needs to restructure its business model and the decision to bid for Hulu is one such step.
  29. Pandora Goes To Up To 11

    May 24, 2013
    Pandora is showing that it can deliver on its model and its goals.
  30. 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.
  31. Disney Does It Again

    May 8, 2013
    Disney comes through again, but valuation is getting pretty high.
  32. 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.
  33. Yahoo! Still Has So Much To Do

    January 31, 2013
    Yahoo! has worthwhile online properties, but may struggle to monetize them further.
  34. 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? ...
  35. 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 ...
  36. 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 ...
  37. Walt Disney Collaborates with Cox - Analyst Blog

    December 17, 2012
    The Walt Disney Company (DIS) entered into a long-term distribution agreement with Cox Communications, whereby the latter ...
  38. Bull Vs. Bear - Special Dividends Are A Good Thing

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

    December 6, 2012
    Netflix signs an exclusive Disney licensing deal, and the stock jumps 14% on the news.
  40. Netflix, Disney Sign Exclusive Deal - Analyst Blog

    December 5, 2012
    Netflix Inc. (NFLX) has entered into a multi-year licensing agreement with Walt Disney Company (DIS) for the exclusive right ...
  41. If You Can't Beat The Taxman, Outrun Him!

    December 4, 2012
    Oracle accelerates multiple dividend payments to avoid higher taxes.
  42. Costco Comps Rise - Analyst Blog

    November 29, 2012
    Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST), one of the leading U.S. warehouse club operators, recently posted sales data for the ...
  43. Econ Data Gives Market Good Feeling - Analyst Blog

    November 29, 2012
    Stocks have recovered most of the post-election losses on hopes of a 'Fiscal Cliff' resolution. But the positive market momentum ...
  44. Disney, Reversal Soon?

    November 28, 2012
    New York, November 28th (TradersHuddle.com) - Shares of Walt Disney Co. (NYSE:DIS) ended the trading session lower by $ ...
  45. The Walt Disney's Fourth Quarter Earnings Report

    November 8, 2012
    The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) announced its results for the most recent quarter on November 8, 2012. Walt Disney is ...
  46. Walt Disney Fourth Quarter Earnings Preview

    November 5, 2012
    Disney (NYSE:DIS) will release its fourth quarter results on Thursday, November 8, 2012. Analysts are expecting the company ...
  47. Disney Buys Lucasfilm, But Is It A Trap?

    October 31, 2012
    Disney recently bought LucasFilm for $4.05 billion and already announced plans to release another Star Wars film in 2015. ...
  48. 3 Picks from a Small-Cap Fund Manager

    August 29, 2012
    Mutual-fund manager Tom Laming tells MoneyShow about three companies from various industries where he sees potential. These ...
  49. Walt Disney Third Quarter Earnings Preview

    August 2, 2012
    Disney (NYSE:DIS) is expected to report increased earnings when it releases its third quarter results on Tuesday, August ...
  50. Comcast to Sell Stake in A&E - Analyst Blog

    July 11, 2012
    NBC Universal, a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) - the largest cable MSO in the U.S. -  recently announced plans ...
  51. News Corp to be Sole Owner of ESS - Analyst Blog

    June 7, 2012
    News Corporation (NWSA), a diversified global media company, is acquiring The Walt Disney Company's (DIS) stake in their ...
  52. Hasbro Shifts Breathing New Life Into Its Toys

    May 31, 2012
    Hasbro investors have solid potential for double-digit annual shareholder gains going forward.
  53. Five 52-Week High Fliers

    May 15, 2012
    Explore five stocks making new highs. Is this a case of overvalue, or could investors buy high and sell even higher?
  54. Growth Stocks Not Necessarily Risky

    March 8, 2012
    By looking at growth and value investment as two sides of the same coin, growth stocks like Disney aren't neccessarily risky ...
  55. Life Is A Carnival - Take Another Look

    March 6, 2012
    Carnival's shares are trading near a 52-week low. History suggests that investors should buy the stock before its price goes ...
  56. The Dow's Most Overbought Stocks

    March 3, 2012
    Even after moving sharply higher in February, these four leading Dow stocks still have significant upside, but are close ...
  57. Top Super Bowl Ad Spenders In the Last Decade

    February 1, 2012
    The game between the New York Giants and New England Patriots is expected to be the most-watched event of the year, and it ...
  58. Apple May Yet Be Unreasonably Cheap

    January 5, 2012
    Even with conservative expectations, Apple looks like a bargain.
  59. A Look At Yahoo!'s Past, Present And Future

    December 19, 2011
    Can Yahoo! rebuild itself on the strength of its media businesses?
  60. Bet On Macau

    December 15, 2011
    China’s new found wealth is transforming Macau into an entertainment mecca.
  61. The Smart Plays In Smart TV

    October 28, 2011
    Smart TV's web integration is helping televisions move beyond their old "idiot box" moniker. Learn how to play this growing ...
  62. Mattel – Steady, But Not On Sale

    October 19, 2011
    Mattel is a steady company with quality brands, but lacking in growth. The question for shareholders is whether there's enough ...
  63. Should Value Investors Check Into Marriott?

    October 11, 2011
    The hotel business is tricky, and people aren't vacationing as much. However, Marriott seems to be doing pretty good, all ...
  64. Corruption And Scandal Don't Make News Corp A Bargain

    July 18, 2011
    Scandal doesn't always make for a bargain, and News Corp's recent smearing is the perfect example.
  65. Cash-Rich Companies with Strong Charts

    July 7, 2011
    Investors looking for relative safety in the current environment should consider shares of these four companies, which have ...
  66. Media Stocks Worth Watching

    May 26, 2011
    Investing in media stocks, old and new, could be a great move right now.
  67. 3 Consumer ETFs To Consider

    May 26, 2011
    We look at staples, discretionary and emerging consumer ETFs in the U.S. and abroad.
  68. Disney And The Rich Getting Richer

    February 11, 2011
    Disney is riding an improving tide of consumer and ad spending.
  69. Time Warner Goes Global

    February 7, 2011
    Time Warner's global push will likely make patient shareholders substantial returns.
  70. 4 Non-Cyclical Growth Stocks Increasing Dividends

    January 13, 2011
    These companies may be difficult to find, but they do exist!
  71. Viacom A Hit With Investors

    November 16, 2010
    Viacom is riding a recovery in advertising and will benefit even more if its film unit releases a few hits sometime soon. ...
  72. Theme Park Showdown: Cedar Fair Vs. Great Wolf Resorts

    October 7, 2010
    We look at which of these two theme-park companies is a better buy. Turns out it's a no-brainer, but not for reasons you'd ...
  73. Media Mashup: Who Owns Whom?

    September 27, 2010
    You'd be surprised by how many publications fall under the umbrella of one company. Discover the big media companies and ...
  74. 4 Sports-Related Value Stocks

    August 27, 2010
    Sports can't stay down forever, so investors should check out this selection of sports stocks.
  75. Walt Disney's Valuable Content

    August 16, 2010
    A great quarter from Disney is just that - one great quarter. A lot of things worked well, including three blockbuster movies ...
  76. The BCS Portfolio: Playing College Football Sponsors

    August 13, 2010
    College football's biggest bowls, along with the BCS title game, are sponsored by blue chip names you might want to consider ...
  77. Cheerful Trends From Walt Disney

    August 12, 2010
    Disney's fortunes will improve as long as the macroeconomic environment continues to brighten.
  78. The Stock Market According To GARP

    June 3, 2010
    With analysts predicting a sideways market for the next few months, investors may want to try their hands at GARP investing. ...
  79. 3D Television Reality Check

    March 17, 2010
    Panasonic and Samsung are gung-ho about 3D television, but is the average consumer? Investors shouldn't get too excited just ...
  80. Is Finance Ruining Movies?

    January 19, 2010
    Is the financial industry ruining movies? That depends on whom you ask.
  81. A Look Back At The Marvel-Disney Deal

    December 29, 2009
    Cutesy meets edgy in an interesting marriage.
  82. Disney's Solid Quarter

    November 17, 2009
    Disney still has some trouble areas in its parks and movie studio, but it's likely to remain ahead of its competitors.
  83. Shareholders Not Amused As Cedar Fair Likely Drops Dividend

    November 16, 2009
    Cedar Fair announced it is suspending its once generous distribution beginning next year.
  84. Playing The Recovery With Consumer Discretionary

    October 29, 2009
    If the economy is coming back these ETFs will do well.
  85. Marvel-Disney's Magical Kingdom

    October 8, 2009
    Many in the investment community are wondering whether the Marvel-Disney merger is a good deal after all.
  86. Disney/Marvel: A Marvelous Combination?

    September 4, 2009
    The Disney/Marvel combo should lead to serious profits, but it's not without some risks.
  87. Amusement Park Rebound

    September 2, 2009
    Cedar Fair, owner of parks such as Cedar Point and Kings Island, could be set for renewed success when the industry rebounds. ...
  88. Marvel Takes Earnings Pause

    August 12, 2009
    Marvel has several lucrative projects on the horizon, which should catapult the company back up to greater heights.
  89. Stuffing Knocked Out Of Build-A-Bear

    May 7, 2009
    Disappointing earnings results prompted a 20% share price plunge. Is the picnic over for this retailer of customized teddy ...
  90. Scripps Network Interactive Worth A Look

    March 11, 2009
    Is Scripps Network Interactive an attractive stock in this advertising slowdown.
  91. Disney's Book-Value Dazzle

    March 10, 2009
    Sometimes stocks that trade below book value can add the needed pixie dust to your portfolio.
  92. Gymboree Masters Jungle Gym Of Dour Economy

    February 13, 2009
    A low P/E ratio doesn't guarantee the investment worthiness of a company, but Gymboree is a shining star of the metric.
  93. Cedar Fair Running Off The Tracks?

    January 6, 2009
    Cedar Fair rides out financial waves caused by its purchase of Paramount Parks and a sagging Midwestern economy
  94. Carter's Bound To Break Out

    November 18, 2008
    Carter's bought iconic children's wear manufacturer OshGosh B'Gosh in 2005. Despite good business, its stock can't seem to ...
  95. Gymboree Or Children’s Place, Where Should You Play?

    November 11, 2008
    Both Children's Place and Gymboree are positioned for success, but there are key differences.
  96. Time Warner Spinoff Reveals Hidden Value

    May 14, 2008
    Sum-of-the-parts analysis reveals there is plenty of value tucked away inside Time Warner's vast corporate empire.
  97. What's Plaguing Radio? (CDL,ETM,CXR)

    August 20, 2007
    Radio listeners seem to be tuning out; learn if investors should follow.
  98. Insiders Bail On Crocs (CROX)

    August 9, 2007
    Crocs has had a good run, but insiders are beginning to sell - investors should pay attention.
  99. Media Conglomerates: One Size Fits All?

    June 20, 2007
    The five old line media companies seem the same, but they are really very different.
  100. Disney's Drop May Be An Opportunity (DIS)

    May 10, 2007
    Disney's second-quarter earnings exceeded expectations, but its revenue line fell short. What does this mean for the stock? ...
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