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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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?
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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.
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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.
  12. 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 ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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.
  15. 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 ...
  16. Hulu to Launch Online TV Service (DIS, CMCSA)

    May 2, 2016
    Subscribers will soon be able to use Hulu to livestream TV channels.
  17. 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, ...
  18. 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 ...
  19. 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 ...
  20. 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 ...
  21. 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 ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. 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 ...
  24. 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, ...
  25. 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 ...
  26. 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, ...
  27. 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 ...
  28. 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 ...
  29. 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 ...
  30. 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 ...
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. (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 ...
  34. SeaWorld to Free Willy, End Orca Shows

    March 18, 2016
    After years of controversy, theme park operator SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE: SEAS) announced it will immediately end its ...
  35. 5 Companies Everyone Thought Were Destined for Failure

    March 17, 2016
    For any groundbreaking idea to launch, entrepreneurs will face protectors of the status quo and others who doubt the possibility ...
  36. Hasbro and Mattel Take Toymaking to New Dimension

    March 17, 2016
    It's clear that toymakers Mattel (NASDAQ: MAT) and Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) no longer fear having their intellectual property ...
  37. The 3 Biggest Consumer Discretionary Stocks in the S&P 500 ETF ...

    March 16, 2016
    Identify some of the biggest consumer discretionary holdings in the S&P 500 exchange-traded fund (ETF): Amazon.com, Home ...
  38. 3 Popular Consumer Sector ETFs in 2016 (XLY, XLP)

    March 16, 2016
    Find out which consumer sector exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are the most popular going into 2016 based on the amount of assets ...
  39. Top 5 Positions in Markel Corp's Portfolio (MKL, KMX)

    March 14, 2016
    Discover if the top five stocks in Markel Corp.'s portfolio can help boost your own portfolio performance against the volatile ...
  40. IYC Vs. VCR: Comparing Consumer ETFs

    March 11, 2016
    Learn how the consumer discretionary sector is poised to rise. Discover analyses, similarities and differences of two consumer ...
  41. Stock Buyback Report: Was it a Smart Strategy in 2015? (AAPL, ...

    March 11, 2016
    Find out the story behind company stock buyback programs and how some of the larger stock buybacks of 2015 have fared for ...
  42. Pixar Vs. Everyone Else: Who Is the Next Animation Star? (DIS, ...

    March 11, 2016
    Find out who is quickly closing in on Disney and Pixar for the animated movie crown. What companies offer investors an opportunity ...
  43. Star Wars Vs. Warcraft: Comparing Franchises (DIS, ATVI)

    March 11, 2016
    Find out how much money the Star Wars and Warcraft franchises make, and learn more about the impact the franchises have on ...
  44. Streaming Wars: Netflix Vs. Hulu Vs. Apple TV (NFLX, AAPL)

    March 11, 2016
    Discover the strengths and weaknesses of Netflix, Hulu and Apple TV and how subscribing to all three services can save money ...
  45. Analyzing Disney's Return on Equity (DIS)

    February 28, 2016
    Analyze Disney's return on equity (ROE) and understand why improvements in the company's profit margin has driven ROE upward ...
  46. Disney's 4 Key Financial Ratios (DIS)

    February 19, 2016
    Learn about the financial ratios that are important in understanding Walt Disney Company; analyze the company's past performance ...
  47. Disney Stock Moves Lower on ESPN Weakness (DIS)

    February 10, 2016
    With ESPN's costs projected to rise by some $750 million in fiscal 2017 and $280 million in fiscal 2018, Disney's profit ...
  48. 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 ...
  49. 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 ...
  50. 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 ...
  51. 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 ...
  52. 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? ...
  53. 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 ...
  54. 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 ...
  55. 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 ...
  56. 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 ...
  57. 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.
  58. 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 ...
  59. 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 ...
  60. 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 ...
  61. 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.
  62. 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 ...
  63. 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.
  64. 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? ...
  65. 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 ...
  66. 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 ...
  67. 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 ...
  68. 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.
  69. 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.
  70. 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 ...
  71. 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 ...
  72. 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 ...
  73. 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.
  74. 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?
  75. 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 ...
  76. 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 ...
  77. 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.
  78. 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. ...
  79. 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 ...
  80. 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 ...
  81. 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.
  82. 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 ...
  83. 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.
  84. 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.
  85. 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 ...
  86. 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 ...
  87. 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, ...
  88. 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 ...
  89. 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 ...
  90. 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, ...
  91. Media & Retail Highlight Earnings This Week

    August 2, 2015
    Summer is beginning to wind down and many of the S&amp;P 500 have already shared second-quarter results. However, there still ...
  92. 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 ...
  93. 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 ...
  94. 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.
  95. The Most Successful Corporations In The U.S.

    July 9, 2015
    These five iconic American brands epitomize corporate success.
  96. 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 ...
  97. 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 ...
  98. '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. ...
  99. 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 ...
  100. 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.
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