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This basket consists of companies tied to modern and traditional romance in the US.
The Home Depot, Inc.
Marriott International, Inc.
The Hershey Company
Match Group, Inc.
Tiffany & Co.
Darden Restaurants, Inc.
L Brands, Inc.
Signet Jewelers Limited
AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc.
Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc.
How did yesterday's launch of HBO Max go? Sensor Tower estimated that HBO Now and Max have been downloaded by 33 million people since launching in April 2015, compared to 260 million for Netflix, 120 million for Hulu (both Netflix and Hulu were measured starting in January 2014) and 50 million for Disney+.
For the foreseeable future, at least, many of us have nowhere to go and nothing but time on our hands. With this week’s arrival of HBO Max, an overcrowded streaming market becomes even more competitive, particularly here in the United States. Gone are the days of Netflix’s streaming supremacy (at least from a content perspective).
What happened Cinemark (NYSE: CNK) tumbled almost 11% today on no company-specific news, but fellow theater operator AMC Entertainment (NYSE: AMC) was down 10% as well. So what Movie theater chains had gotten a boost the other day thanks to prospects improving for reopening the economy, though at least one analyst worried that Cinemark would be hurt by its exposure to the Brazilian market.
Try this trade on for size amidst the brewing battle between President Trump and social media companies.
Everybody's streaming, and every media company wants in on the fun. Let's look at three players whose secret weapons provide a leg up on the competition.
In this episode of MarketFoolery, Chris Hill chats with Motley Fool analyst Jim Gillies about the latest headlines from Wall Street. They talk about some stock offerings and there is news on the work-from-home front.
Mixed Outlook for Retail Building Products Amid Coronavirus
Ruth's Hospitality (RUTH) saw a big move last session, as its shares jumped more than 6% on the day, amid huge volumes.
AT&T's (NYSE: T) "skinny bundle" live TV streaming service has had a bit of a rough time in recent years. AT&T blamed lapsing promotional subscriptions for the sudden crash, an explanation that turned out to be both true and incomplete: AT&T did indeed lose a lot of promo subscriptions, but part of the problem was that such subscriptions were -- allegedly, at least -- created fraudulently in the first place and assigned to unknowing customers. Now, as first reported by Cord Cutters News, AT&T TV Now is back in action on Roku.
If you want to learn about what it takes to succeed as a retailer, there's no better company to study than Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ: COST). Costco is also beloved by bargain shoppers for its low prices. The profits Costco makes from selling membership plans allow it to sell its wares only slightly above cost.
Netflix stock, the IBD 50 Growth Stocks To Watch pick for Thursday, is in a buy range on a rebound from 10-week support.
Jason Dressel, Managing Director at History Factory By John Jannarone The coronavirus pandemic has created questions among senior executives around the world they’ve never needed to address. One place they’ve been looking: Their counterparts at other corporations. And with the recent launch of History Factory’s COVID-19 Corporate Memory Project, there is a living […]
Many Americans, stuck at home because of the coronavirus pandemic, are putting federal stimulus checks and other money into online stock trading. Several leading brokerage firms have reported a surge in new accounts since much of the U.S. went into lockdown in March, and the stock market’s sharp recovery since the March lows, coupled with recent steps to reopen the U.S. economy, only fuels these newcomers’ euphoria. Indeed, with zero-commissions, day trading seems like an easy way to make a quick buck.
While the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the global economy, Netflix, Nvidia and ServiceNow are among 22 stocks expecting 25%-150% growth in 2020.
Today I want to look at a strategy called a synthetic long stock. Let's use Netflix stock as our example.
Click here to read the full article. With millions of Americans still under quarantine orders, Hulu is introducing a way for subscribers to sit together on the couch -- virtually -- to stream TV shows and movies at the same time.Starting May 28, Hulu is beginning to test Watch Party, its first social feature that will let viewers watch titles together and chat in groups of up to eight people. The feature is currently available only on hulu.com for a select number of titles.The Hulu Watch Party also seems to be designed to drive upgrades to the $11.99 monthly package with no ads: The feature is available only to those who have the pricier subscription VOD tier.Users who have access to the test can launch the experience through the “Watch Party” icon on the Details pages of shows and movies from the service's library. They will then be given a link to invite their family and friends, who must also subscribe to the Hulu no-ads plan. According to Hulu, participants in a Watch Party must be 18 or older to either start or join a co-viewing session.While watching, viewers can communicate with each other in a chat window on the right-hand side. Users also have the ability to control their own playback without affecting the rest of the Watch Party: If you hit pause (or fall behind because of a poor internet connection), you can rejoin the rest of the party by hitting the “click to catch up” button in the chat window.A Hulu rep said the Watch Party feature was built in-house by the company's product team and doesn't require a browser plug-in. To see which TV shows and movies are available, customers can look for a “Watch Party” icon on the details page in the Hulu guide.The "watch together" concept isn't new: Startup Scener offers a similar experience for Netflix and HBO, and there's also a browser plug-in called Netflix Party (which is unaffiliated with Netflix).Separately, Hulu this month began rolling out a new user interface, starting with Roku and Apple TV, designed to make finding new content easier.Hulu is now fully controlled by Disney, which offers the service in discounted bundle with Disney Plus and ESPN Plus. As of March 28, Hulu had 32.1 million total subscribers (3.3 million on its Live + SVOD tiers), up 27% year over year, according to Disney.Hulu released an animation showing what the Watch Party feature looks like:
In this episode of Motley Fool Money, Chris Hill chats with Motley Fool analysts Emily Flippen and Ron Gross about the latest news from Wall Street. They talk about the work-from-home culture and the changes it brings.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) has snagged Martin Scorsese's next movie "Killers of the Flower Moon" from rival Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX), cementing its foray into movies.What Happened The Scorsese movie, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro, will be branded as an Apple Original Film, according to the Wall Street Journal. The movie is based on a nonfiction bestseller by David Grann dealing with events in the 20th century Oklahoma, when members of the oil-rich Osage Nation Native Americans were serially murdered."Killers of the Flower Moon" suffered from budgetary overruns with costs in excess of $200 million.ViacomCBS Inc. (NYSE: VIAC) owned Paramount Studios also faced creative challenges as multiple script rewrites were required to cut costs but failed to do so.Apple will act as the creative studio and will finance the movie, while Paramount Pictures will handle its theatrical distribution.Why It Matters The latest from Scorsese will be the second high profile movie Apple has bagged. Earlier in May, it scored "Greyhound," a World War II film.In April, Scorsese's team had reached out to Apple, Netflix and MGM Holdings Inc. as Paramount balked at the big-budget production. Scorsese's last directorial effort, "The Irishman," starring Robert De Niro, also faced budgetary overruns and had to be rescued by Netflix. The movie received several Academy Award nominations last year, reported the WSJ.Price Action On Thursday, Apple shares closed 0.44% higher at $318.11.Image Credit: Courtesy of Apple TV.See more from Benzinga * Apple's Face ID Will Allow Mask Wearing Users To Unlock Their Phones Quickly * Apple Looking To Diversify Its Manufacturing Base, Will Make Headphones In Vietnam * Sony To Convert Its Financial Subsidiary Into Wholly Owned Unit Through .7B Tender Offer(C) 2020 Benzinga.com. Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.
The future for AMC Entertainment (NYSE: AMC) was looking as dark as the theaters it was forced to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but an analyst says the lights may go up again after all. Almost two months after MKM Partners analyst Eric Handler said bankruptcy "appeared likely" for AMC, the Wall Street pro now says the threat has "lessened considerably," and he hiked his fair value estimate of the theater operator's stock from $1 per share to $5 per share. AMC had slashed its dividend, its executives agreed to take deep pay cuts, and it closed all its theaters in a bid to conserve cash.
Dow Jones futures rose and Nasdaq futures fell as coronavirus stock market rally sector rotation continues. China OK'd a national security law for Hong Kong.
Sonic Automotive Inc, which operates 95 U.S. car dealerships, started laying off and furloughing about a third of its workforce as the coronavirus pandemic crushed its sales. Then it changed its executives' pay packages - handing them a multimillion-dollar windfall. On April 10, Sonic's board gave its top executives stock options to replace performance-based share awards, regulatory filings show.
Shares of Netflix Inc. pulled an intraday U-turn to close higher Wednesday, snapping the longest-losing streak in nearly 10 months, and bucking the launch of the rival HBO Max service and the recent rotation away from COVID-19 beneficiaries.