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November 16, 2012
09:20 EDTYHOOYahoo! brings back Rossiter to lead platforms effort, AllThingsD says
Yahoo! (YHOO) CEO Marissa Mayer has brought back Jay Rossiter, who previously left the company, to lead its platforms effort, reported AllThingsD, citing an internal memo. Reference Link
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May 5, 2015
13:10 EDTYHOOYahoo May volatility elevated into Alibaba Q1 results
Yahoo (YHOO) May weekly call option implied volatility is at 63, May is at 41, June is at 29; compared to its 26-week average of 33; suggesting large near term price movement Alibaba (BABA) Q1 results.
May 4, 2015
15:54 EDTYHOOFacebook tests Nokia 'HERE' map service, TechCrunch says
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13:46 EDTYHOOEarnings Watch: Analysts largely positive on Disney ahead of earnings
The Walt Disney Company (DIS) is scheduled to report second quarter earnings before the market opens on Tuesday, May 5 with a conference call scheduled for 9:30 am 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 $1.10 on revenue of $12.25B, according to First Call. The consensus range for EPS is $1.03-$1.18 on revenue of $11.89B-$12.82B. LAST QUARTER: Disney reported first quarter EPS of $1.27 on revenue of $13.39B, beating estimates for $1.07 and $12.87B, respectively. The company said its cable networks operating income declined 2% to $1.3B in the quarter due to a decrease at ESPN, and its Parks and Resorts revenue was $3.9B vs. $3.6B a year ago. Media Networks revenue for Q1 was $5.86B vs. $4.29B in the year-ago period and Studio Entertainment revenue was $1.86B vs. $1.89B in the year-ago period. During its earnings conference call, the company said cable programming costs were expected to rise 25% in the first half of 2015 and would be flat in the second half of the year. NEWS: During the quarter, Disneyland executives sent multiple emails to the California Department of Public Health urging it to emphasize that the theme park was not responsible for the recent measles outbreaks and was safe for vaccinated people, according to The Associated Press, citing obtained documents. The report noted that "there is no evidence" the company tried to downplay the seriousness of the issue or give misleading statements. In a CNBC interview, Disney Chief Executive Officer Bob Iger said a wearable device is "coming" for park access. Disney/ABC Television Group and Yahoo (YHOO) announced an extension and expansion of their relationship in March. The companies said "content from hit shows across DATG will be featured on Yahoo." At its annual shareholder meeting, Disney said it would premiere three "Star Wars" films between now and May 2017, and said its studio is "at work" on "Frozen 2." Disney is investing $250M in online fantasy sports business DraftKings, said The Wall Street Journal.Disney/ABC Television Group digital chief Albert Cheng is leaving the company, Deadline said. Disney's ESPN objected to Verizon FiOS's (VZ) plans to break up the traditional TV bundle, The Wall Street Journal reported, and The New York Times said Disney refused to run commercials for FiOS' a la carte package on its stations. ESPN filed a breach of contract suit against Verizon over the "flexible bundle," Re/code reported. The Laurene Powell Jobs Trust reported a 7.7% passive stake in Disney in March. STREET RESEARCH: Jefferies raised its price target for Disney shares to $120 from $105 and kept a Buy rating on the stock after analyzing the potential contribution of Shanghai Disneyland. The firm expects attendance at the park to approach 18M and EBIT just north of $250M by 2021. Citigroup analyst Jason Bazinet raised his price target for Disney shares to $125 from $110 on April 27, saying the media giant has an "impressive slate of films" slated for release in 20152017. Bazinet, who has a Buy rating on the stock, expects Disney will continue taking share of the global box office. JPMorgan expects Disney to report another quarterly beat relative to consensus expectations amid ongoing strength at the Parks and Consumer Products. UBS raised its price target on Disney to $125 from $116 ahead of the company's earnings report to reflect higher estimates for content and theme parks and their effect on free cash flow. The firm has a Buy rating on shares. PRICE ACTION: Year-to-date, Disney shares are up over 17.5%. Ahead of Tuesday morning's earnings report, shares are trading up 0.2% to $110.75.
May 1, 2015
11:18 EDTYHOOYahoo downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Tigress Financial
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06:54 EDTYHOOYahoo acquires startups for fresh talent, WSJ says
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has cut over 3,000 workers since 2012 and added around the same with many new employees arriving through acquisitions, reports the Wall Street Journal. Reference Link
April 29, 2015
11:09 EDTYHOOYahoo falls, levels to watch
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06:10 EDTYHOOHulu 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 27, 2015
18:09 EDTYHOOYahoo announces 18 new digital video series
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08:29 EDTYHOOYahoo negotiating renewal of deal with Couric, WSJ says
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07:17 EDTYHOOAOL CEO says idea of merger with Yahoo a 'dead notion'
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April 24, 2015
06:16 EDTYHOOEU considers new regulator to oversee internet companies, WSJ reports
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April 23, 2015
15:38 EDTYHOOEarnings Watch: Citi says sell Microsoft shares, Wells Fargo sees outperformance
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April 22, 2015
12:43 EDTYHOOYahoo may face difficulties in Japan exit, WSJ says
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11:51 EDTYHOOStocks with call strike movement; CSX YHOO
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11:33 EDTYHOOYahoo should seek go-private offer after spins, says BGC Financial
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09:01 EDTYHOOYahoo launches new video ad formats for advertisers and developers
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06:32 EDTYHOOYahoo price target lowered to $48 from $56 at Barclays
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06:08 EDTYHOOYahoo price target lowered to $54 from $60 at Piper Jaffray
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