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News For YHOO;DIS From The Last 14 Days
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July 7, 2015
16:01 EDTYHOOOptions Update; July 7, 2015
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12:03 EDTYHOOOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
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11:01 EDTDISDisney seeks continued tax exemption in Anaheim, Reuters reports
Disney is seeking to keep a tax exemption in Anaheim, reports Reuters. The five-member City Council is expected to vote on Tuesday on the company's $1B expansion proposal of its theme part complex as Disney looks for a continued waiver of any future admission tax the city may impose on entertainment venues. Reference Link
10:45 EDTYHOOYahoo follows Alibaba lower as China names sell off
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10:00 EDTDISOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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08:06 EDTDISDisney upgraded to Overweight at Atlantic Equities
As previously reported, Atlantic Equities upgraded Disney to Overweight from Neutral with a $150 price target. The firm believes Disney should now be valued against consumer blue-chip names rather than media peers given strength of its franchises. Atlantic said Disney's franchise strength provides excellent long-term visibility into earnings growth, provides scarcity value of brands, and lower volatility than peers.
07:01 EDTDIS, YHOOAllen & Company to hold a conference
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06:32 EDTDISDisney upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Atlantic Equities
05:53 EDTYHOOSony and Yahoo Japan look to invest heavily in real estate business, WSJ reports
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July 6, 2015
10:34 EDTYHOOAnalysts differ on Yelp after company said to halt sale process
The shares of Yelp (YELP) have fallen in each of the last two sessions after Bloomberg reported that its CEO had decided not to sell the company at this time. Two research firms were upbeat on the stock after the pullback, but Piper Jaffray's well-known analyst, Gene Munster, was cautious on the stock's near-term outlook. WHAT'S NEW: Last Thursday afternoon, Bloomberg reported that Yelp's CEO and founder Jeremy Stoppelman had decided not to sell the company in the near-term. Stoppelman's decision came after Goldman Sachs, which had been hired by Yelp to find potential buyers of the company, identified several interested suitors, the news service stated. BULLISH TAKE: Yelp's stock is significantly undervalued and investors should buy the shares, wrote Brean Capital analyst Tom Forte in a note to investors today. Noting that Bloomberg reported multiple potential suitors for Yelp had been found, Forte contended that many Alibaba (BABA), Amazon.com (AMZN), Facebook (FB), Google (GOOG), Groupon (GRPN), Microsoft (MSFT), Priceline (PCLN), Rakuten, and Yahoo! (YHOO) are all potential acquirers. Moreover, Stoppelman and Yelp's other board members probably decided not to sell Yelp because they believe that it is worth more than the stock indicates, according to Forte, who added that this stance indicates that the company's business has held up well recently. He kept a $58 price target and Buy rating on Yelp. Similarly, SunTrust analyst Robert Peck believes that many companies could still look to buy Yelp. Moreover, the company's valuation is "paltry" versus its peers, while Stoppelman's willingness to consider selling the company should support the stock, the analyst stated. Although Yelp is facing some challenges, its valuation already implies that consensus 2016 estimates for the company will drop by 10%-20%, according to Peck, who kept a Buy rating on the shares. BEARISH TAKE: In the wake of Bloomberg's report, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster said he believes investors will conclude that Yelp was unable to sell itself. Additionally, comScore data for June indicates that Yelp's unique user metrics for the quarter will be disappointing, the analyst stated. However, he predicted that the company's user growth would reaccelerate in the fall, causing investor sentiment to rebound. Although Munster is upbeat on Yelp's long-term outlook, he cut his price target on the name to $40 from $46 and kept a Neutral rating on the stock. PRICE ACTION: In morning trading, Yelp fell 1.4% to $37.65. That follows the 10% decline the stock suffered on Thursday in its last day of trading prior to the long holiday weekend.
09:35 EDTDISActive equity options trading on open
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06:03 EDTYHOOBrean recommends buying shares of Yelp after selloff
Brean Capital analyst Tom Forte believes shares of Yelp are worth "a lot more than current levels" with or without a company sale. He recommends buying the name after Bloomberg reported Thursday that the company had called off its sale process. He points out the article noted that Yelp had multiple interested buyers. Forte's list of potential buyers for Yelp include Alibaba (BABA), Amazon.com (AMZN), Facebook (FB), Google (GOOG), Groupon (GRPN), Microsoft (MSFT), Priceline (PCLN), Rakuten, and Yahoo! (YHOO). Yelp operates the largest crowd-sourced local business directory globally, the analyst tells investors this morning in a research note. Forte keeps a Buy rating on the stock with a $58 price target. Shares closed Thursday down $4.23 to $38.20.
July 5, 2015
16:52 EDTDISUniversal's 'Jurassic World' leads U.S. weekend box office with $30.9M
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July 2, 2015
09:14 EDTYHOOYahoo begins testing search partnership with Google, New York Times reports
Yahoo (YHOO) and Google (GOOG) are exploring a new relationship in which Yahoo would use Google for some regular search results and search ads, reports the New York Times. Yahoo and Google confirmed that Yahoo has begun testing the use of Googl search ads for a small portion of its desktop and mobile web search results. Reference Link
June 30, 2015
14:01 EDTDISDisney names Christine McCarthy CFO, Kevin Mayer Chief Strategy Officer
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11:58 EDTYHOOStocks with call strike movement; GILD YHOO
Gilead (GILD) November 130 call option implied volatility increased 2% to 28, Yahoo (YHOO) October 46 call option implied volatility decreased 2% to 29 according to IVolatility.
June 29, 2015
14:21 EDTDISDisney announces realignment of Consumer Products, Interactive divisions
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06:00 EDTDISDisney's outgoing CFO to stay on as advisor, Deadline Hollywood reports
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June 28, 2015
15:40 EDTDISUniversal's 'Jurassic World' leads U.S. weekend box office with $54.2M
For the weekend of June 28, Comcast (CMCSA, CMCSK) subsidiary Universal's "Jurassic World" topped domestic box office charts at $54.2M. Disney's (DIS) "Inside Out" landed in second place with $52.1M, while Universal's "Ted 2" came in third with $32.9M. Time Warner (TWX) subsidiary Warner Bros.' "Max" and Fox's (FOX, FOXA) "Spy" took fourth and fifth place at $12.2M and $7.8M, respectively. Data gathered by Rentrak.
June 26, 2015
11:09 EDTYHOOYahoo July volatility at low end of 52-week range as shares pullback
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10:00 EDTYHOOOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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08:28 EDTDISDisney considers $1B Disneyland expansion in tax deal with Anaheim
The city of Anaheim, California said it is expected to consider an entertainment tax policy for the Disneyland Resort at its July 7 meeting as Walt Disney Parks and Resorts evaluates a significant investment in its existing operations in the Anaheim Resort. Disney is evaluating the addition of new attractions to drive attendance with a potential investment that could be valued at $1B. If Disney decides to move forward, it would have until December 31, 2024, to complete its investment under the proposed agreement. The expansion under consideration requires no City funding or bond financing. The resolution going before the Council extends a nearly 20-year agreement with Disney regarding entertainment tax policy.
06:20 EDTYHOOYahoo overhauls search engine for mobile browsers
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June 25, 2015
16:53 EDTYHOOYahoo initiated with a Buy at Mizuho
Target $51.
11:38 EDTYHOOStocks with call strike movement; HAL YHOO
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09:08 EDTDISOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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06:08 EDTYHOOFacebook hires Yahoo's cybersecurity chief Alex Stamos
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June 24, 2015
16:20 EDTDISDisney plans semi-annual dividend, says raising dividend 15% annually
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12:06 EDTYHOOYahoo CEO says focused on search, communications, digital content
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12:01 EDTYHOOYahoo's Mayer says committed to success of Alibaba stake spin-off
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11:59 EDTYHOOYahoo CEO says 'incredibly pleased' with stock performance under current team
11:57 EDTYHOOYahoo CEO says mobile monthly active users up 20% year over year
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11:48 EDTYHOOYahoo CEO says Katie Couric signed multi-year contract renewal
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11:36 EDTYHOOYahoo CEO says Mozilla search pact a 'profitable' deal
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is speaking during the company's annual meeting of shareholders.
11:20 EDTYHOOYahoo volatility at low end of 52-week range into shareholder meeting
Yahoo June weekly call option implied volatility is at 22, July is at 22, August is at 29, October is at 28; compared to its 52-week range 20 of 59, suggesting decreasing price movement into today’s shareholder meeting.
08:25 EDTDISNetflix on pace to have larger audience than all networks, FBR says
FBR Capital analyst Barton Crockett says that while Netflix (NFLX) is not rated by Nielsen (NLSN), the 10B hours streamed in Q1 reported by the company are equivalent to having a 24-hour rating of 2.6, on par with Disney's (DIS) ABC and Comcast's (CMCSA) NBC. And while ratings at broadcasters are falling on average, Netflix is growing its ratings at a 40%-plus compound annual rate, Crockett tells investors this morning in a research note. At this pace, Netflix in a year will have a larger 24-hour audience than all broadcast networks, he contends. Regarding last night's 7-for-1 stock split announcement, Crockett says the move reflects management's confidence in the "durability of the recent stock surge." For perspective, three years ago Netflix shares were around $60. This morning they are trading up $18.69 to $699.88 in the pre-market. Crockett has an Outperform rating on the streaming service with a $900 price target.
07:43 EDTDISDisney not investing $250M to DraftKings, Re/code reports
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June 23, 2015
13:09 EDTDISHulu to sell Showtime premium package for subscribers
Hulu (DIS;NWSA;CMSA) will sell Showtime Networks' (CBS) Internet streaming service to subscribers in early July, reports Variety. Hulu will offer Showtime to its subscribers for $8.99 in addition to the $7.99 fee Hulu subscribers pay per month.Reference Link
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