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February 9, 2016
16:45 EDTDISDisney CEO says 'feels great' about Parks business
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16:44 EDTDISDisney CEO Iger says ESPN recently saw uptick in subscribers
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16:43 EDTDISDisney CEO says Netflix a 'real revenue driver' for company
Iger said Disney must balance revenue from new platforms with that from traditional platforms. Iger said Disney must participate in some disruption of traditional industry models. Disney CEO Bob Iger is speaking on CNBC.
16:24 EDTDISDisney reports Q1 Media Networks operating income down 6% to $1.4B
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16:23 EDTDISDisney CEO says Q1 results driven by 'phenomenal success' of Star Wars
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16:22 EDTDISDisney reports Q1 EPS Media Networks revenue $6.33B vs. $5.86B last year
Reports Q1 Media Networks revenue $6.33B vs. $5.86B last year, Parks and Resorts revenue $4.28B vs. $3.91B last year, Studio Entertainment revenue $2.72B vs. $1.86B last year, Consumer Products and Interactive Media revenue $1.91B vs. $1.76B last year.
16:20 EDTDISDisney reports Q1 EPS ex-items $1.63, consensus $1.45
Reports Q1 revenue $15.24B, consensus $14.75B.
16:09 EDTDISOptions Update; February 9, 2016
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15:07 EDTDISOption volume leaders: FB AAPL BAC MSFT NFLX TWTR GE MU DIS TSLA CSCO C GM
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14:50 EDTDISDisney February weekly 91 straddle priced for 5.9% movement into Q4
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14:36 EDTDISNotable companies reporting after market close
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13:34 EDTDISDisney technical notes ahead of results
The shares are in an active downtrend with a bearish double top pattern in play. The downside for the pattern is to the $80 area, if it completes. If the news is a bearish disappointment, the pattern is likely to continue to unfold. Initial support is at the 52-week low at $89.04. If the news is a positive surprise, the first level of significance is resistance at the $100 area. Resistance levels on the way are at $93.46 and $96.43.
12:18 EDTDISOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
Stocks have moved in a fairly wide range, with the Dow beginning the session with triple digit losses, moving briefly into positive territory, and now hovering near the flat line. Oil prices continue to dictate the equity market's direction, as each move of oil prices toward the plus side is followed by a subsequently positive move for stocks. With oil back below $30 per barrel, the major averages have found it hard to maintain any upward momentum. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., wholesale sales dipped 0.3% in December, while inventories fell 0.1%. The Labor Department's Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey showed job openings rose 261,000 in December to about 5.61M. In Asia, most major markets remain closed for Chinese New Year, but one of the exceptions, Japan, saw its main indexes plunge, as the Nikkei dropped 5.4% and the Topix fell 5.5%. COMPANY NEWS: Class A shares of 21st Century Fox (FOXA) declined 3% after the company reported lower than expected second quarter revenue, while peer Viacom (VIAB) tumbled 15% following its own revenue miss. The results of the two media conglomerates weighed on the largest name in the space, Disney (DIS), which fell 1% near noon ahead of its own earnings report, which is due after the closing bell today. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Salesforce (CRM), which rose 5% after it was upgraded to Hold from Underperform at Jefferies. Also higher was Boston Scientific (BSX), which gained 4% after it announced that Medicare will cover its Watchman LAAC device. In addition, Belden (BDC) and Goodyear Tire (GT) were up 20% and 5%, respectively, after reporting quarterly earnings. Among the noteworthy losers was ITC Holdings (ITC), which fell 2% after it agreed to be acquired by Fortis in a cash and stock deal valued at $11.3B. Also lower were Plains All American (PAA), Bristow Group (BRS) and HCP (HCP), which were down 14%, 24%, and 15%, respectively, after reporting quarterly earnings. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was down 75.85, or 0.47%, to 15,951.20, the Nasdaq was down 16.69, or 0.39%, to 4,267.06, and the S&P 500 was down 8.08, or 0.44%, to 1,845.36.
12:03 EDTDISStocks with call strike movement; DIS MSFT
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11:09 EDTDISEarnings Watch: 'Star Wars,' ESPN in focus as Disney reports Q1 earnings
The Walt Disney Company (DIS) is scheduled to report first quarter earnings after the market close on Tuesday, February 9 with a conference call scheduled for 5:00 pm ET. The Walt Disney Company is a diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with five business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for earnings per share of $1.45 on revenue of $14.75B, according to First Call. The consensus range for EPS is $1.27-$1.55 on revenue of $13.51B-$15.95B. LAST QUARTER: Disney reported fourth quarter adjusted EPS of $1.20, beating estimates for $1.14, on revenue of $13.51B, just missing estimates for $13.55B. Media Networks revenue for Q4 was $5.83B vs. $5.22 in the year-ago period, Parks and Resorts revenue was $4.36B vs. $3.96B a year earlier. The company also said Studio Entertainment for Q4 was $1.78B, Consumer Products revenue was $1.2B and Interactive revenue was $347M. Operating income at Cable Networks increased$381M to $1.7B in Q4. Speaking on CNBC, Chief Executive Officer Bob Iger said the company is "really bullish" on ESPN and said the channel's future "remains very bright." Iger also commented that the company was seeing "a different media environment in general," with more competition for the consumer. Iger later said on the company's earnings conference call that "We like the environment because we think long-term it gives us more opportunities." NEWS: During the quarter, The Wall Street Journal reported that Hulu, a joint venture with Disney, Comcast (CMCSA, CMCSK) and Fox (FOX, FOXA), was in talks to sell a stake in the company to Time Warner (TWX) that would value the service at more than $5B. In a November regulatory filing, Disney disclosed that domestic subscribers for ESPN as of October 3, 2015 were 92M, a decline of 3M subscribers from the previous year, as estimated by Nielsen Media Research. In December, The Financial Times said that Disney doubled its stake in youth focused media group Vice Media to $400M. In December, Disney's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" shattered U.S. box office records, debuting at $238M domestically for the weekend of December 20, beating analyst estimates of $200M-$230M. "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has since crossed the $900M mark at the domestic box office, making it the only picture in history to reach this milestone. Additionally, "Star Wars" reached the $2B mark worldwide, becoming only the third film ever to do so and just the second to do it in original release. Disney's success from the newest "Star Wars" film has been somewhat overshadowed by the increase in cord-cutting and its troubling impact on ESPN, Steven Russolillo of the Wall Street Journal's Ahead of the Tape said ahead of the company's Q1 earnings. STREET RESEARCH: On the day after Disney's Q4 earnings report, Piper Jaffray analyst James Marsh said he felt the stock's valuation largely reflected the current outlook. Jefferies analyst John Janedis lowered his price target for Disney to $92 from $112 on February 1, saying domestic growth at the parks is likely to moderate. He believes investors will focus on ESPN, Shanghai and Disney's domestic parks. In January, Atlantic Equities analyst Hamilton Faber downgraded Disney to Neutral from Overweight and cut his price target to $104 from $148. Faber looked at how cord cutting will affect ESPN and is concerned about high levels of fixed costs in its sports rights while ESPN faces revenue headwinds. Also in January, JPMorgan analyst Alexia Quadrani lowered her price target for Disney shares to $120 from $124 but calls the stock "extremely attractive" at current levels. She said that concern over ESPN subscriber losses is being exaggerated. PRICE ACTION: Year-to-date, Disney shares are down over 13%. Ahead of Tuesday afternoon's earnings report, shares are lower by over 1% to $90.96.
09:34 EDTDISActive equity options trading on open
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09:11 EDTDISHViacom sees affiliate revenue growth in low-mid single digit range
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06:35 EDTDISDisney's ESPN woes may overshadow 'Star Wars' success, WSJ says
Disney's success from the newest "Star Wars" film has been somewhat overshadowed by the increase in cord-cutting and its troubling impact on ESPN, Steven Russolillo of the Wall Street Journal's Ahead of the Tape says. When the media conglomerate reports Q1 results Tuesday, the stock's next move will probably be determined by what the company says about ESPN, the Journal says. ESPN accounts for 52% of Disney's operating income in FY15, even though its contribution has been declining for the past four years, the report says. Reference Link
February 8, 2016
13:04 EDTDISDisney volatility elevated into Q1 and outlook
Disney February weekly call option implied volatility is at 94, February is at 51, March is at 36; compared to its 52-week range of 14 to 36, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q1 results on February 9.
06:17 EDTDISCBS' Moonves eyeing bigger move to digital content, Reuters says
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