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November 8, 2012
12:06 EDTDISEarnings Preview: Disney trades slightly higher ahead of earnings report
Disney (DIS) is expected to report Q4 earnings after the market close on Thursday, November 8 with a conference call scheduled for 5:00 pm ET. Analysts are looking for EPS of 68c on revenue of $10.92B. The consensus range is 61c-70c for EPS, and $10.72B-$11.1B for revenue, according to First Call. After reporting better-than-expected Q3 EPS, Disney said it expects CapEx to drop over the next several years. The company recently announced the $4.05B acquisition of Lucasfilm, and analysts and investors will listen for comments from the company on its plans for the company. Disney may also address speculation that it is eyeing Hasbro (HAS), which owns the toy rights to Star Wars and Marvel, both of which have been acquired by Disney. Wells Fargo thinks Lucas is "a great fit" for Disney. The firm believes the deal is similar to Disney's acquisition of Marvel, but with more potential benefit for Disney. At September's Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference, Disney said the company will see "extraordinary returns" from new cruise ships and that ESPN continues to be a growth vehicle.
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August 28, 2014
07:26 EDTDISDisney submits patents for drones for entertainment uses, NY Post says
Disney has filed three patents for entertainment strategies that employ drones, such as the use of unmanned flying vehicles to move giant puppets, according to The New York Post. Reference Link
August 26, 2014
14:45 EDTDISESPN says Verizon signs deal to carry SEC Network
Verizon (VZ) FiOS has signed an agreement to carry the SEC Network and expects to begin airing it prior to Aug. 28, Disney's (DIS) ESPN announced. The deal also includes live viewing rights and additional live and on-demand content scheduled for SEC Network + across other platforms like smartphones, tablets and laptops. In addition, the deal also includes rights for the FiOS Mobile app, which will be available to FiOS customers in the near future. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
09:35 EDTDISNetflix files formal protest against Comcast merger, Engadget reports
Netflix (NFLX) has filed a petition to the FCC against the proposed merger between Comcast (CMCSA) and Time Warner Cable (TWC), as the streaming company has previously indicated it would, reported Engadget. Netflix claims the deal would result in "serious public interest harm" and that a merged cable giant would have huge leverage over it and rivals like Hulu, which is a joint venture owned by Comcast itself along with partners Disney (DIS) and 21st Century Fox (FOXA). Reference Link
August 17, 2014
15:42 EDTDISParamount's 'Ninja Turtlesí holds on to box office lead, Bloomberg says
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August 14, 2014
19:59 EDTDISWal-Mart sees rise in DVD orders following Disney, Amazon feud, Bloomberg says
Wal-Mart's (WMT) online division has capitalized on a feud between Disney (DIS) and Amazon (AMZN) by offering discounted pre-orders on Walt Disney DVDs, according to Bloomberg. Wal-Mart pre-orders of "Captain America" have increased by 90%, while orders of other Disney DVDs have increased by 40%, Bloomberg added, citing an e-mail from Wal-Mart spokesman Dan Toporek. Reference Link

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