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Dreamworks Animation SKG Inc (DWA)

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  • Apr. 16, 2013, 9:48 AM
    B. Riley upgrades DreamWorks Animation (DWA +2.8%) straight up to a Buy rating from Sell after the company delivered as promised on its most recent release to take some of the sting off of disappointing numbers last fall for Rise of the Guardians. A price target of $23 was set on DWA by the investment firm. (Box office tally: The Croods)
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  • Apr. 15, 2013, 7:51 AM
    Box office roundup: 1) Universal Studios (CMCSA) sees Oblivion score a $61.1M overseas after opening in 7.4K locations, boding well for the U.S. debut of the film on Friday. 2) The Croods keeps pulling in +$10M weekends and is now up over the $142M mark for Dreamworks Animation (DWA). 3) Oz: The Great and Powerful pushes over the $471M mark in global box office sales for Disney (DIS) to quietly make the film a rousing success for the company's studio.
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  • Mar. 25, 2013, 6:51 AM
    Box office review: The film industry is falling further behind last year's haul with the weekend box for the top dozen films taking in 35% less than last year's comparable weekend. Star performers in an otherwise dull weekend included The Croods with an estimated $44.7M take for DreamWorks Animation (DWA) and Olympus Has Fallen with an opening weekend of $30.5M which beat expectations. The showing for Oz The Great and Powerful from Disney (DIS) was solid again with a $22M third-week tally.
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  • Feb. 27, 2013, 9:58 AM
    DreamWorks Animation (DWA -1.9%) CEO Jeff Katzenberg says the company isn't for sale. Despite layoffs, the studio won't be downsizing its physical presence or farming out production work. Katzenberg is quick to point out the painful Rise of the Guardians failure followed 17 movies in a row that were hits.
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  • Feb. 26, 2013, 4:05 PM
    Dreamworks Animation (DWA): Q4 EPS of -$0.98. Revenue of $264.7M beats by $51.53M. Shares -0.5% AH. (PR)
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  • Feb. 26, 2013, 12:10 AM
    Notable earnings after Tuesday’s close: AVGO, AWK, DGI, DWA, EIX, FSLR, GA, GPOR, GWRE, HRZN, JAZZ, MAKO, MIDD, NUVA, ORA, PCLN, QCOR, RENN, REXX, RRC, SPN, STEC, TIVO, VNO, VRSK, ZAGG
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  • Feb. 25, 2013, 5:35 PM
    Notable earnings after Tuesday’s close: AVGO, AWK, DGI, DWA, EIX, FSLR, GA, GPOR, GWRE, HRZN, JAZZ, MAKO, MIDD, NUVA, ORA, PCLN, QCOR, RENN, REXX, RRC, SPN, STEC, TIVO, VNO, VRSK, ZAGG
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  • Feb. 18, 2013, 5:24 AM
    A long-running SEC investigation into possible corruption by U.S. movie studios in China is casting a shadow over Hollywood's dealings in the country, especially as there hasn't been too much information on the inquiry's progress. At the same time, Chinese consumers have started to prefer home-grown blockbusters over Hollywood fare. Still, the show goes on, with "Kung Fu Panda 3" and "Iron Man 3" among the projects that use China for filming.
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  • Feb. 15, 2013, 9:45 AM
    DreamWorks Animation (DWA +0.4%) plans to open three theme parks in Russia which will serve as indoor entertainment zones with theaters, hotels, and retail space. The aggressive move by the company comes after its had a recent bout of good success in the nation amid a growing box office market.
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  • Feb. 12, 2013, 9:21 AM
    DreamWorks Animation (DWA) says it will debut a kids series exclusively on Netflix's (NFLX) streaming service. Turbo: F.A.S.T will be aired sometime after the big-screen release of 3D movie Turbo this summer. An interesting question on the Netflix original content model centers on whether or not by allowing users to binge view an entire series such as House of Cards the company will diminish the social media boost and advertising tie-ins of building an online conversation around a series.
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  • Feb. 7, 2013, 8:07 AM
    Job cuts at DreamWorks Animation (DWA) could be as high as 20%, according to The Los Angeles Times. The company will also push back the release date for Mr. Peabody & Sherman from November of this year to March of 2014. Much of the turmoil emanates from the staggering loss the studio expects to take on Rise of the Guardians with Lazard Capital estimating a writeoff in the ballpark of $96M could be seen on flop.
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  • Feb. 6, 2013, 8:42 AM
    DreamWorks Animation (DWA) will cut jobs after suffering a box office disappointment with Rise of the Guardians. The studio will also pull back its production schedule to only release two films in 2013 instead of three. DWA -3.4% premarket, with a downgrade from Piper Jaffray to Neutral from Overweight also factoring in.
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  • Jan. 8, 2013, 12:55 PM
    DreamWorks Animation (DWA -0.4%) is an attractive investment for buy-and-hold investors, according to SA author Buffett Junior. Though shares could see a near-term bump after the Rise of the Guardians disappointed at the box office, with three promising films in the pipeline for 2013 the slump could be short.
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  • Dec. 10, 2012, 9:26 AM
    DreamWorks Animation (DWA) hires Michael Francis to be its new global brand officer, tasked with finding new ways to create revenue channels for the company's stable of characters. If the name sounds familiar it's because it's the same Michael Francis who bolted from J.C. Penney in a move that raised a few eyebrows.
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  • Dec. 3, 2012, 5:48 PM
    After-hours top gainers, as of 5:15 p.m.: ESIO +11.7%. PETS +5.6%. DWA +5.2%. IMUC +3.2%. PACR +3%.
    After-hours top losers: PBY -6.4%. PFPT -5.9%. DST -3.9%. PDLI -3.2%. GRMN -2.4%.
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  • Dec. 3, 2012, 2:09 PM
    Stifel Nicolaus downgrades DreamWorks (DWA -4.8%) to Sell from Hold after sizing up the tepid response of North American moviegoers to Rise of the Guardians. Almost two weeks into its theater run, the $48.95M pulled in by the film is below the pace of previous animation titles from DreamWorks. The investment firm thinks the studio may have lost the automatic $150M lift it usually saw off its animation reputation alone.
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Company Description
Dreamworks Animation SKG Inc creates and exploits family entertainment, including animated feature films, television series and specials, live entertainment properties and related consumer products.