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Thu, Jan. 28, 10:32 AM
- Take-Two Interactive (TTWO -1.3%) and WWE (WWE +2.3%) have set a multi-year extension on their deal covering WWE's pro wrestling video games, popular titles that are among the biggest contributors to Take-Two revenue.
- The WWE 2K series will continue after the most recent WWE 2K16 entry, and 2K Games will continue to invest in its card-battling game WWE SuperCard, which originally launched in August 2014.
- Terms of the deal weren't disclosed. WWE 2K16 launched in October on PS3 and PS4 systems and Xbox 360 and Xbox One; WWE SuperCard, for iOS/Android, has been downloaded more than 9M times.
Thu, Jan. 14, 10:31 AM
- World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE +3.4%) is holding on to gains after being added to the S&P SmallCap 600.
- Looking ahead, some analysts think the company has been lowballing subscriber growth guidance which sets it up for a Q4 earnings surprise.
- Previously: EXR, USCR, WWE up in late trading on S&P index changes (Jan. 13 2016)
Wed, Jan. 13, 5:54 PM
- Self-storage REIT Extra Space Storage (NYSE:EXR) is up 2% after hours as it's set to join the S&P 500 after the close of trading Friday.
- The company is replacing Chubb (CB -0.7%), which is being acquired by ACE Ltd. (already in S&P 500) in a deal expected to close tomorrow. Ace will change its name to Chubb and take over the CB ticker symbol after that closure.
- EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) will replace Extra Space Storage in the S&P MidCap 400, and U.S. Concrete (NASDAQ:USCR) is replacing EPR in the SmallCap 600 after Friday's close. USCR is up 4.1% after hours.
- With Wausau Paper (NYSE:WPP) set to be acquired by SCA around Jan. 20, World Wrestling Entertainment (NYSE:WWE), up 4.1% after hours, is replacing Wausau in the SmallCap 600 after the close that day.
Oct. 23, 2015, 1:21 PM
- World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE +7.7%) trades higher after the company announced it launched the WWE Network in India.
- The entertainment company is running some promotions in an effort to bring in subscribers.
- Global expansion of the WWE Network has been a major topic during recent World Wrestling Entertainment conference calls.
Jul. 30, 2015, 9:12 AM
- Gainers: UNXL +33%. UNIS +22%. MEET +18%. GEVO +17%. SHOP +15%. OTEX +15%. WWE +15%. SGYP +13%. SKX +12%. MWW +9%. HBP +8%. HOLX +8%. WDC +8%. APD +6%.
- Losers: PRSN -35%. LNCO -21%. LINE -19%. FMI -18%. SSYS -18%. ITG -14%. FOE -13%. WFM -12%. QRVO -12%. OSK -11%. LOCK -11%. DDD -9%. MNKD -7%. NCR -6%. GNCA -6%. FMS -5%. MPC -5%. CROX -5%.
Apr. 30, 2015, 9:18 AM
- World Wrestling Entertainment (NYSE:WWE) reports its WWE streaming service is over 1.3M subscribers to mark +30% Q/Q growth.
- WWE subscribers watched an average of 53 hours of content during the quarter in an indication that the retention rate with subscribers stands a good chance of being high.
- The company launched WWE Network in the U.K. and Ireland during the period, while North Africa and the Middle East were added in the last month. Plans are in placed to enter India, China, Germany, Japan, Italy, Thailand, and Malaysia.
- Q1 revenue growth by segment: Media +38% to $104.8M, Live events +81% to $39.3M, Consumer products +30% to $30.2M, WWE Studios -65% to $1.5M.
- Previously: World Wrestling Entertainment beats by $0.11, beats on revenue
- WWE +3.55% premarket to $14.87.
Apr. 30, 2015, 8:38 AM
- World Wrestling Entertainment (NYSE:WWE): Q1 EPS of $0.13 beats by $0.11.
- Revenue of $176.2M (+40.3% Y/Y) beats by $4.75M.
- Shares +3.8% PM.
Mar. 30, 2015, 1:06 PM
- World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE -16%) falls sharply lower after the company discloses some streaming subscriber information.
- CEO Vince McMahon says the online TV network has 1.3M subscribers after running a free promotion in February.
- Execs indicated during Q&A that they would stick with a pricing of $9.99 for the service.
- A total subscriber count of 3M to 4M users is still the company's goal.
- Shares of WWE are still up 13.2% YTD despite today's slide.
- WWE Network Wrestlemania conference call webcast.
Feb. 12, 2015, 9:15 AM| Feb. 12, 2015, 9:15 AM | 5 Comments
Feb. 12, 2015, 9:05 AM
- World Wrestling Entertainment (NYSE:WWE) trades higher after the company tops earnings estimates.
- Network segment revenue was up 64% during the period.
- Revenue from the Asia Pacific region topped $10M for the first time.
- Consumer product revenue +22.9% to $20.4M.
- WWE Network subs +12% Q/Q to 816K.
- WWE +6.58% premarket to $14.25.
Feb. 12, 2015, 9:01 AM
- World Wrestling Entertainment (NYSE:WWE): Q4 EPS of -$0.01 beats by $0.07.
- Revenue of $140.5M (+18.7% Y/Y) beats by $4.8M.
- Shares +6.58% PM.
Oct. 30, 2014, 9:18 AM
- World Wrestling Entertainment (NYSE:WWE) reports its WWE Network expanded to 731K subscribers in Q3.
- 31K subscriber were added during the period - 3K in the U.S. and 28K international.
- The company's media division increased revenue by 5.8% to $76.9M.
- Live events revenue -13.1% to $21.8M.
- Strategy: The company plans a new pricing plan of $9.99 per month beginning on November 1.
- WWE +1.7% premarket.
Oct. 30, 2014, 8:57 AM
- World Wrestling Entertainment (NYSE:WWE): Q3 EPS of -$0.01 beats by $0.16.
- Revenue of $120.2M (+6.1% Y/Y) misses by $13M.
- Shares +1.73% PM.
Oct. 22, 2014, 2:37 PM
- Shares of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE -7.1%) slide lower again as sentiment remains shaky following a short presentation yesterday by Mangrove Partners.
- "We think people are really unhappy and that the number of [[streaming]] additions is going to prove very disappointing," warns analyst Nathaniel August.
Jul. 31, 2014, 3:58 PM
- World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE +3.2%) is an unusual gainer in an otherwise down day, after reporting a smaller than expected Q2 loss and announcing a 10-year deal with Rogers Media to be the exclusive distribution partner of all WWE pay-per-view events throughout Canada.
- The company plans to get its WWE Network to 1.4M subscribers; almost twice the number it had at the end of Q2; to achieve that, it announces new pricing options and plans to cut its workforce by 7%.
Jul. 17, 2014, 12:15 PM
- Shares of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE +6.5%) move higher on heavy volume on renewed buyout speculation.
- The M&A buzz in the media sector kicked into a higher gear yesterday after 21st Century Fox made an offer for Time Warner.
- Though the streaming sub growth at WWE hasn't dazzled, analysts think the initiative could still draw interest from a company on the distribution side of the business.
World Wrestling Entertainment Inc is an integrated media and entertainment company. It is engaged in the production and distribution of content through various channels including digital over-the-top (OTT) WWE Network, live events and feature films.
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