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News For DIS From The Last 14 Days
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September 2, 2015
11:22 EDTDISHulu announces commercial-free option to subscribers
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10:00 EDTDISOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: AcelRx (ACRX) initiated with a Buy at H.C. Wainwright... Adobe (ADBE) initiated with a Perform at Oppenheimer... Antero Midstream (AM) initiated with a Buy at Ladenburg... Arbutus Biopharma (ABUS) initiated with an Outperform at JMP Securities... CSI Compressco (CCLP) initiated with a Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Cepheid (CPHD) initiated with an Equal Weight at Barclays... Cincinnati Financial (CINF) initiated with a Buy at MKM Partners... Disney (DIS) initiated with an Outperform at CLSA... Genomic Health (GHDX) initiated with an Underweight at Barclays... Green Brick (GRBK) initiated with a Neutral at Citi... Heron Therapeutics (HRTX) initiated with a Buy at BofA/Merrill... Karyopharm (KPTI) initiated with an Overweight at JPMorgan... PayPal (PYPL) initiated with a Buy at Argus... Quidel (QDEL) initiated with an Overweight at Barclays... Recro Pharma (REPH) initiated with a Buy at H.C. Wainwright.
08:20 EDTDIS, DISDisney initiated with an Outperform at CLSA
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September 1, 2015
16:32 EDTDISDisney names Jonathan Headley as Treasurer
Jonathan S. Headley has been named SVP and Treasurer of The Walt Disney Company, it was announced by Christine M. McCarthy, Senior Executive VP and CFO, The Walt Disney Company. "During his 11-year tenure as Assistant Treasurer, Jon has shown himself to be a highly effective financial executive, and his proven expertise, leadership skills and strategic acumen make him the right choice for this role," Ms. McCarthy said. Mr. Headley will report directly to Ms. McCarthy, who had previously served as Treasurer before becoming CFO earlier this summer. In his new role, Mr. Headley will be responsible for the management and oversight of the company's global treasury functions including corporate finance, liquidity management, capital markets and banking activities, financial risk management, enterprise project and structured finance, pension and investments, decision support, enterprise consumer payments and global cash management.
11:18 EDTDISMarvel Studios President to now report to Disney, Variety reports
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08:40 EDTDISStar Wars launch may 'meaningfully accelerate' Disney unit growth, says JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Alexia Quadrani points out that this Friday at midnight marks the global launch of new Star Wars merchandise ahead of the first Star Wars film in a decade on December 18. The analyst believes the launch has the potential to "meaningfully accelerate" Disney's Consumer Products division's revenue and profit growth. A 200% increase in Star Wars global licensing and retail store sales could lead to $500M of incremental revenues and $200M of incremental operating profit in FY16, Quadrani tells investors in a research note. She has an Overweight rating on Disney.
06:24 EDTDISAlibaba invests in China's response to Pixar, WSJ reports
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05:00 EDTDISStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; DIS FCX
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August 31, 2015
08:44 EDTDISNetflix confirms that it will not renew agreement with Epix
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05:37 EDTDISHulu, Epix announce extensive multi-year agreement
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August 30, 2015
18:51 EDTDISNetflix to lose access to certain high profile movies, Re/code says
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August 28, 2015
09:33 EDTDIS Active equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open: AAPL FB NOV NFLX AMZN DIS TSLA T BABA BAC
August 27, 2015
17:36 EDTDISGameStop to open first dedicated U.S. collectibles store in 2H
GameStop (GME) says plans to open first U.S. ThinkGeek collectibles store in 2H. Says already seeing supply chain and purchasing synergies related to acquisition of Geeknet, "some of which" will positively impact GameStop in current fiscal year. Sees Geeknet becoming profitable in back half of current year. Highlights portfolio of new collectibles in support of Disney's (DIS) new "Star Wars" movie. Regarding plan to shift floor space away from video games to collectibles in GameStop stores, says not a sudden decision, says based on "couple years" of research. Emphasizes that collectibles, or "loot," are "going to be a bigger part of our business."
06:40 EDTDISNielsen to start tracking for online streaming shows, WSJ reports
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06:23 EDTDISWal-Mart extends holiday layaway program two weeks, Reuters reports
Wal-Mart (WMT) plans to boost its holiday layaway program by two weeks ahead of an expected year-end demand for Star Wars toys, a Disney (DIS) property, Reuters reports. The retailer will jumpstart the program on August 28, two weeks earlier than last year, the report says, citing comments from Anne Marie Kehoe, VP of toys at Wal-Mart. Reference Link
August 26, 2015
15:05 EDTDISNew 'Star Wars' film will monopolize IMAX for a month, Hollywood Reporter says
Disney's (DIS) "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," which will be released December 18, will have four weeks of IMAX (IMAX) large-format screens to itself, according to the Hollywood Reporter, after IMAX reserved all of its screens for the movie for a month, something the company hasn't done since a similar deal with The Hobbit movies four years ago. Reference Link
August 25, 2015
19:16 EDTDISTV service Hulu to feature programmatic ads powered by Facebook, Oracle
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14:11 EDTDISAnalysts say Facebook looks solid amid virtual reality, social media trends
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10:57 EDTDISHilliard Lyons upgrades Disney after recent pullback
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10:10 EDTDISDisney upgraded to Buy from Long-Term Buy at Hilliard Lyons
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