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November 6, 2012
10:28 EDTDIS, HASHasbro off highs after CNBC's Faber talks down blog report
Hasbro (HAS) shares are off their highs of the day, but still up 2% to $37.00, after CNBC's David Faber said his talks with previous advisers of the company indicate no merger talks are ongoing. Faber's report follows speculation on an MTV blog that Hasbro may be in merger talks with Disney (DIS).
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May 4, 2015
13:17 EDTDISOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
Stocks on Wall Street were higher at midday after having opened in positive territory and showing little movement in the early half of the day. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., factory orders climbed 2.1% in March, which was roughly in-line with expectations. The New York ISM current business conditions index jumped to 58.1 in April from a prior reading of 50. In China, the final Purchasing Managersí Index from HSBC and Markit for April came in at 48.9, which was below the preliminary reading of 49.2 and missed the consensus forecast of 49.4. In Europe, Markit's purchasing managers index for the eurozoneís manufacturing sector fell to 52.0 in April from 52.2 in March. COMPANY NEWS: Dow Chemical (DOW) announced it will cut approximately 1,500-1,750 positions, or approximately 3% of its global workforce, as part of streamlining the organization ahead of the companyís pending separation of a significant portion of its chlorine value chain... McDonald's shares declined fractionally after the company revealed details about the initial steps of the company's turnaround plan. The company said it will restructure its business into four new segments, accelerate the pace of its refranchising and reach the top end of its 3-year $18B-$20B cash return to shareholders target by the end of 2016... Cisco (CSCO) announced that Chuck Robbins will take over as CEO and that John Chambers will assume the role of executive chairman on July 26... Disney (DIS) moved up its second quarter earnings release and conference call following the sudden death of David Goldberg, the CEO of SurveyMonkey and husband of Facebook (FB) COO and Disney Board member Sheryl Sandberg. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Array BioPharma (ARRY), which rose more than 15% after the company reported on its quarterly results and provided pipeline updates for binimetinib and encorafenib. Also higher after its earnings report was BroadSoft (BSFT), which gained almost 15%. Among the noteworthy losers was Spark Therapeutics (ONCE), which fell 4% after the New England Journal of Medicine published a study that found gene therapy created by another company that previously helped restore sight in patients with a rare form of childhood blindness peaked one to three years after treatment and had diminished by six years. Also lower were shares of Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD), which were down about 3% in afternoon trading after David Einhorn of Greenlight Capital spoke cautiously about the company and the fracking space in general while presenting at the Ira Sohn investor conference. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was up 64.48, or 0.36%, to 18,088.54, the Nasdaq was up 19.74, or 0.39%, to 5,025.13, and the S&P 500 was up 7.62, or 0.36%, to 2,115.91.
10:05 EDTDISDisney volatility elevated into Q2 and outlook
Disney May weekly call option implied volatility is at 47, May is at 33, June is at 23, July is at 22; compared to its 52-week average of 23, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q2 before the market open on May 5.
07:45 EDTDISTheater owners upset by Disney conditions on 'Avengers' sequel, WSJ says
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07:30 EDTDISDisney price target raised to $125 from $116 at UBS
UBS raised its price target on Disney to $125 from $116 to reflect higher estimates for content and theme parks and their effect on free cash flow. UBS reiterated its Buy rating on Disney shares.
07:11 EDTDISDisney adjusts time of earnings release to about 8am EDT Tuesday, May 5
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May 3, 2015
16:44 EDTDISDisney's 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' leads U.S. weekend box office with $187.7M
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May 1, 2015
07:39 EDTDISDisney volatility elevated into Q2 and outlook
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April 29, 2015
13:32 EDTDISHulu subscriber base jumped 50% year-over-year, The Verge reports
Hulu now has 9M subscribers, an increase of 50% over the same period last year, the venture's CEO stated, according to The Verge. Hulu is owned by Disney (DIS), Comcast (CMCSA) and 21st Century Fox (FOXA), Reference Link
12:19 EDTDISAMC Networks monetization improved with Hulu deal, says Piper Jaffray
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06:10 EDTDISHulu said to land 'Seinfeld' streaming rights, WSJ reports
Hulu, which is owned by Disney (DIS), Comcast (CMCSA) and 21st Century Fox (FOXA), has reportedly landed a deal to stream all 180 episodes of "Seinfeld," The Wall Street Journal reports. Though terms of the deal have not been disclosed, a source believes that the per-episode value of the show would be around $700,000. Amazon (AMZN) and Yahoo (YHOO) were also bidders for the streaming rights to "Seinfeld," and Netflix (NFLX) expressed interest initially, but later signed a deal for streaming rights to "Friends." Reference Link
April 28, 2015
13:13 EDTDISCablevision and Hulu announce new agreement to provide Hulu to Optimum customers
Cablevision (CVC) and Hulu (DIS; FOX; FOXA; CMCSA) announced that they have reached an agreement to offer Huluís subscription streaming service to Optimum customers. Cablevision is the first cable or satellite provider to agree to distribute Huluís comprehensive catalog of on-demand content. Cablevision plans to provide pricing and other particulars for Hulu, including its availability date, in the near future.
April 27, 2015
11:37 EDTDISESPN files breach of contract suit against Verizon, Re/code reports
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10:00 EDTDISOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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06:48 EDTDISDisney upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Guggenheim
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06:18 EDTDISDisney price target raised to $125 from $110 at Citigroup
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April 24, 2015
12:36 EDTHASGoldman upgrades Mattel, endorsing new partnerships strategy
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11:15 EDTDISDisney calls active on renewed Carl Icahn speculation
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11:03 EDTDISRumor: Disney active on renewed Carl Icahn speculation
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06:50 EDTDISDisney, Fox refuse to run FiOS commercials, NY Times says
Disney (DIS) and 21st Century Fox (FOXA) are refusing to run commercials for Verizon (VZ) FiOS' slimmed down, a la carte package on a number of their stations, according to The New York Times. Disney, Fox and Comcast (CMCSA) have objected to FiOS' new offering, the news service stated. Reference Link
05:44 EDTHASGoldman raises Toys sector to Attractive, upgrades Mattel
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