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  1. 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.
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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. ...
  4. 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.
  5. 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... ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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. ...
  11. 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."
  12. Cruise Critic Names Best New Cruise Ship (CCL)

    October 13, 2016
    Several other cruise line awards included.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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." ...
  16. Top 3 Customer Experience Companies (PG)

    October 10, 2016
    Have the top three customer experience companies rewarded their investors?
  17. 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.
  18. Carnival Bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on Ships (CCL)

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

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

    October 6, 2016
    Another potential Twitter buyer balks.
  21. 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 ...
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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 ...
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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 ...
  28. 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.
  29. 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. ...
  30. 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 ...
  31. 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 ...
  32. 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 ...
  33. 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.
  34. 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. ...
  35. 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 ...
  36. 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 ...
  37. 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.
  38. 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 ...
  39. 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.
  40. 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. ...
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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 ...
  44. 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.
  45. Awaiting These Major Breakouts (DIS, NFLX)

    August 24, 2016
    These three stocks are moving in patterns that can't last. Watch for the breakout.
  46. 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%.
  47. Why You Should Never Bet Against Disney (DIS)

    August 18, 2016
    These are the reasons why Disney continues to be a good bet.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
  51. 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 ...
  52. Disney Getting Sold By Smart Money Crowd (DIS)

    August 3, 2016
    Disney has been sold aggressively by institutions for more than a year and could enter a major downtrend.
  53. Nintendo Takes a Page From Disney With Its Merchandising (DIS)

    July 28, 2016
    Nintendo is taking a page from Disney and gearing up to license and merchandise its popular game characters.
  54. Comcast Q2 Earnings Coming Up: What to Expect?

    July 25, 2016
    The Philadelphia-based media conglomerate is expected to report a decline in earnings per share.
  55. Disney: 6 Secrets You Didn't Know (DIS)

    July 24, 2016
    Six things you probably didn't know about The Walt Disney Company, including how it generates nearly half of its revenue.
  56. Animated Films Boost Summer Box Office Receipts (DIS)

    July 13, 2016
    Animated movies are accounting for the growth in domestic box office sales this summer.
  57. Time Warner's DC Movies Need a Great Comic-Con

    July 12, 2016
    While Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was not a box office disaster, the film underwhelmed audiences, scoring only 66% ...
  58. Comcast Makes All-Time High Ahead of Pets' Weekend (CMCSA, DIS)

    July 11, 2016
    Comcast shares rose ahead of the opening-weekend results for "The Secret Life of Pets," release in theaters by its movie ...
  59. Disney vs. Comcast: A Look at Two Media Stocks

    July 10, 2016
    A glance at two companies operating within the media sector. Both firms operate cable television studio production segments, ...
  60. Disney Stock Trades Ex-Dividend Thursday (DIS)

    July 6, 2016
    Disney will send its dividend payment on July 28 to shareholders of record as of July 11.
  61. Disney Declares Semi-Annual Cash Dividend (DIS)

    June 30, 2016
    Concerns about declining ESPN subscribers haven't hurt The Walt Disney Company's confidence in its capital position.
  62. What Disneyland Shanghai Means for Disney’s Shares (DIS)

    June 29, 2016
    Now that Shanghai Disneyland has opened, should investors be excited or worried? Here is what the Shanghai deal means for ...
  63. Is Finding Dory Another Winner for Disney? (DIS)

    June 22, 2016
    When it comes to the big screen, Disney appears to be getting stronger.
  64. What Disney Can Teach Us About Tax Fairness

    June 21, 2016
    Disney's tax questions are anything but Goofy: It pays much higher taxes than many multinationals, illuminating the unlevel ...
  65. A Look at Disney's New Shanghai Park (DIS)

    June 20, 2016
    Shanghai Disney Resort is Disney’s sixth international theme park outside the U.S. and is triple the size of the neighboring ...
  66. Why Netflix Stock Climbed 14% in May (NFLX, DIS)

    June 6, 2016
    Despite these gains, however, NFLX shares are still down about 13% year-to-date.
  67. Netflix's Disney Deal Cheered by Investors (NFLX, DIS)

    May 31, 2016
    The Disney partnership proved magical for shares of Netflix, which soared more than 11% last week.
  68. The Share Buyback Report: The Consumer Discretionary Sector (XLY)

    May 27, 2016
    Analyze historical share repurchase data for the discretionary sector and identify the financial and economic factors that ...
  69. The Top 4 Nike Shareholders (NKE)

    May 25, 2016
    Learn about the history of Nike Inc. and the top five individual shareholders who continue to benefit from the company's ...
  70. Netflix Stock Soars on Disney Exclusive Deal (NFLX, DIS)

    May 25, 2016
    Has the Disney deal catapulted Netflix beyond HBO in terms of dominant content on its global platform?
  71. Warner Bros. Revamps Its DC Comics Film Operations

    May 19, 2016
    Time Warner (NYSE: TWX) clearly has a moneymaker on its hands with its Warner Bros studio's Batman v. Superman: Dawn of ...
  72. Why Disney Stock Declined 4% Last Week (DIS)

    May 17, 2016
    Combined with a tepid, but stable, performance in its cable sports network ESPN, DIS stock was a ride investors wanted no ...
  73. Nike Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers (NKE)

    May 14, 2016
    Learn about a handful of the key international manufacturing companies that contract with Nike to manufacture its popular ...
  74. Disney Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers (DIS)

    May 13, 2016
    Discover how some of Disney's most important corporate customers help the media giant distribute its vast array of family-oriented ...
  75. Disney Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (DIS)

    May 11, 2016
    Learn about Disney's capital structure and why the company can afford to be more aggressive with its current level of debt ...
  76. Can Captain America Rescue Disney? (DIS)

    May 10, 2016
    Disney's success in the theaters hasn't been enough to offset struggles in the living rooms.
  77. Disney Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers (DIS)

    May 9, 2016
    Find out which companies generate significant portions of their revenues from The Walt Disney Company, and what makes their ...
  78. Disney Stock Rises Ahead of Q2 Earnings (DIS)

    May 9, 2016
    Wall Street expects the media giant to deliver year-over-year increases for both revenue and profits.
  79. Where Does Sheryl Sandberg Keep Her Money? (FB, GOOG)

    May 7, 2016
    Find out how billionaire Sheryl Sandberg’s major investments, from stock to real estate, continue to help her wealth grow ...
  80. Consumer Discretionary Sector: Industries Snapshot

    May 4, 2016
    Discover the consumer discretionary sector, industries within this sector and companies producing goods that fall under the ...
  81. May the 4th Is With Disney (DIS)

    May 4, 2016
    The Walt Disney Company is trying to convert May the 4th into a mainstream phenomenon.
  82. Hulu Takes Aim at DISH and Sony in Live Streaming

    May 3, 2016
    Even though the number of people signing up for DISH Network's Sling TV streaming live-television service has so far been ...
  83. Hulu to Launch Online TV Service (DIS, CMCSA)

    May 2, 2016
    Subscribers will soon be able to use Hulu to livestream TV channels.
  84. DXD vs. DDM: Comparing Leveraged Dow Jones Equity ETFs

    May 2, 2016
    Discover two exchange-traded funds that give leveraged exposure to Dow Jones equity, and see a comparison of their structures, ...
  85. The 3 Largest Consumer Cyclicals ETFs (XLY, FXD)

    May 1, 2016
    Find out which consumer cyclical exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are the largest in their category and how they have performed ...
  86. Global Consumer Services: 4 Key Industry Players (CMCSA, DIS)

    May 1, 2016
    Discover the consumer services companies that are global key industry players based on annual sales, and obtain a brief description ...
  87. Ever Wonder How Pixar Was Able To Feature So Many Brands In The ...

    May 1, 2016
    "Toy Story" created its own toy universe when it was released in 1995, as well as its 1999 and 2010 sequels. Along with ...
  88. Disney Stock: An Earnings Case Study (DIS)

    April 30, 2016
    Explore an earnings case study of The Walt Disney Company, and learn about its earnings and revenue in 2014 and 2015 and ...
  89. ESPN Bigger Deal for Disney Than Star Wars (DIS)

    April 29, 2016
    Disney has returned to the underside of a broken three-year trendline, just in time for the latest earnings report on May ...
  90. J.C Penney's 7 Most Profitable Lines of Business (JCP)

    April 24, 2016
    Explore the profitability mix across J.C. Penney’s seven largest divisions and how they are responsible for the company’s ...
  91. 3 Key Questions to Ask Prior to an ETF Investment

    April 13, 2016
    Discover which factors to consider before investing in an ETF, such as the goal of your investment, the preferred asset class, ...
  92. IMAX Makes Its Latest Push Into India

    April 7, 2016
    Bollywood, meet Hollywood. Monster-screen specialist IMAX (NYSE: IMAX) is about to dramatically expand its presence in India ...
  93. Time Warner's Batman v. Superman Ticket Sales Dive

    April 5, 2016
    During its opening weekend, Time Warner's (NYSE: TWX) Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice grossed $420 million worldwide, ...
  94. The Expected Next CEO of Disney Has Quit (DIS)

    April 5, 2016
    The Walt Disney Company's (DIS) expected successor to current CEO Bob Iger stepped down Monday, leaving markets wondering ...
  95. 6 Successful Investments Warren Buffett Passed On (GOOGL, XRX)

    April 4, 2016
    Even Warren Buffett, the greatest investor of our time, has made many unforced errors. Investors can learn from his mistakes ...
  96. Weird Diversification and Brand Extension Strategies

    March 29, 2016
    Pepsi phones, Coke wine: when should companies embark on diversification and brand extension strategies (from the mundane ...
  97. The Future of Video: Viacom, Time Warner, and Disney (NFLX, VIAB)

    March 27, 2016
    Learn how Viacom, Time Warner and Disney, three giants of the TV industry, are trying to keep up with the evolution of TV ...
  98. The 5 Highest Paid Executives in the Consumers Sectors (LBTYA, ...

    March 24, 2016
    Discover who the highest-paid executives in the consumer sectors are and how they reached their positions of power and influence.
  99. 3 S&P 500 Stocks to Sell Short at the 50-Day EMA

    March 21, 2016
    The 50-day EMA works well with other indicators to identify short sale opportunities with market laggards.
  100. (VCR) Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    March 19, 2016
    Learn about the Vanguard Consumer Discretionary exchange-traded fund (ETF), and evaluate its top five holdings and their ...
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