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  • May 8, 2013, 9:39 AM
    Heard during Disney's (DIS -1%) earnings call: 1) Investments in Fantasy Land at Magic Kingdom in Orlando look to be helping traffic. An all-time single day attendance record was set at the park during Easter weekend. 2) CEO Robert Iger addresses the one segment that is under-performing at the company (TV business) by noting that TV markets are compressing, but the exec sees market share improving. 3) Disney is working on opportunities to utilize the Star Wars franchise into television and theme parks. Details will follow later this year. (transcript)
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  • May 7, 2013, 4:22 PM
    Disney (DIS): FQ2 EPS of $0.79 beats by $0.03. Revenue of $10.55B (+14% Y/Y) beats by $50M. Shares +0.7% AH. (PR)
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  • May 7, 2013, 8:51 AM
    Shares of Disney (DIS) are up 0.6% to $65.44 premarket after the company announces a deal with Electronic Arts to make new Star Wars games and with its FQ2 earnings report slated for release later today. What to watch: Disney says it will make games for a "core gaming audience" and will hold on to the rights to develop titles for other mobile devices. Look for some visibility from execs tonight on a conference call (webcast) as to the when and how on making Disney Interactive profitable.
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  • May 6, 2013, 5:47 PM
    Electronic Arts (EA) +2.1% AH after announcing a multi-year deal with Disney (DIS) to make new Star Wars games "spanning all interactive platforms and the most popular game genres." Disney maintains the rights to develop mobile, online, and social games for the franchise. The deal comes shortly after Disney decided to shutter LucasArts' game development studio, and close to 18 months after EA launched Star Wars: The Old Republic, whose performance has underwhelmed. (PR)
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  • Feb. 6, 2013, 6:15 PM
    Netflix (NFLX +5.7%) continued its winter to remember today, possibly aided by favorable comments from Disney (DIS) CEO Bob Iger during the media giant's FQ1 earnings call. When asked about the impact Disney's movie deal with Netflix could have on Disney Channel viewing and pay-TV relationships, Iger stated Disney "thought long and hard" about the impact, and concluded the deal was a "movie play" that wouldn't hurt Disney Channel. Also: Time Warner (TWX) CEO Jeff Bewkes offered Netflix (both a customer and rival) guarded praise during TWX's earnings call. (earlier)
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  • Feb. 6, 2013, 7:27 AM
    Disney (DIS) will consider an exit for ESPN from the U.K. due to the losses it has piled up in the region. The company is also struggling to retain the rights to key sporting events which doesn't bode well for the network. The topic came up during the company's FQ1 earnings conference call (transcript) in which CFO Jay Rasulo highlighted the unprofitability of ESPN in the U.K. DIS +2.7% premarket.
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  • Nov. 9, 2012, 12:54 PM
    Disney (DIS -5.3%) continues to trade lower as a host of analysts lower their expectations for the company primarily due to fears advertising revenue could be under pressure. Comments from execs on yesterday's earnings call (transcript) highlighted the idea the company is transitioning from an investment phase (Lucasfilm, Cars Land, Disneyland) into a growth mode. Reading between the lines of analyst comments, Disney investors may have to play a waiting game for those investments to pay dividends and for the economy to turn around to help drive revenue higher.
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  • Nov. 9, 2012, 9:10 AM
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Walt Disney Co, together with its subsidiaries, is a diversified entertainment company with operations in five business segments: Media Networks, Parks and Resorts, Studio Entertainment, Consumer Products and Interactive.