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  • Almost no network has more to lose from the proposed Television Consumer Freedom Act than ESPN (DIS -0.2%), but execs remain unperturbed. ESPN President John Skipper notes the bill lacks the momentum to get through Congress. Skipper also exudes confidence over the emergence for rival sports channels from NBC and CBS by noting the long string of major sporting events ESPN has locked up for years. So far, the rival sports channels have barely dented ESPN's ratings. [View news story]
    The fads in sports continue. Does ESPN follow LaCross.Popular t High School level. Mel Richards
    May 14, 2013. 12:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 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[View news story]
    Record Pa rks means record merchandise. Mel Richards
    May 8, 2013. 10:17 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The pay package of Disney (DIS) CEO Robert Iger climbed 20% to $40.2M in 2012, including a basic salary of $2.5M, $9.5M in stock awards and a cash-and-stock bonus of about $24.3M. Over 90% of Iger's compensation was based on the company's earnings and share-price performance. Since he became CEO in 2005, Disney's stock has more than doubled, including rising by a third last year. [View news story]
    Why nobody followed Melcat? Too personal, or others have self interest? Melcat
    Jan 26, 2013. 12:18 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The pay package of Disney (DIS) CEO Robert Iger climbed 20% to $40.2M in 2012, including a basic salary of $2.5M, $9.5M in stock awards and a cash-and-stock bonus of about $24.3M. Over 90% of Iger's compensation was based on the company's earnings and share-price performance. Since he became CEO in 2005, Disney's stock has more than doubled, including rising by a third last year. [View news story]
    I think Igers compensation is way out of line. Number 1 how mulch is given to the government in taxes. The pay is a bet on stock performance. I have owned the stock since 1977, and never have I been offered an opportunity to bet on the stock like Iger. Will he give back that money in a few years if his longer term policies really did not work out. Such CEO compensation has discouraged ownership of stock generally. Iger like Eisner benefit from a low stock price. It takes an idiot to know that Snow White and all Disney's gems would not grow. Mel Richards
    Jan 21, 2013. 01:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Walt Disney Management Discusses Q4 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript [View article]
    Great job on call. Very helpful. Thanks, Melcat
    Nov 8, 2012. 11:35 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Case For Disney: ESPN, Not Lucasfilm [View article]
    How about cruise lines, foreign travel. Tentacles go everywhere. Melcat
    Nov 5, 2012. 10:06 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Pixar Brought Lucasfilm To Disney [View article]
    Good article on Pixar buying Lucasfilm. Melcat
    Oct 31, 2012. 02:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Low Valuation And Solid Dividend Growth Suggest A Buy For Microsoft [View article]
    Need comment on Surface. Melcat
    Oct 30, 2012. 10:59 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Disney Posts A Strong Third Quarter And Invests For The Future [View article]
    Fi- slut, you have seen the Italian ships go down, Disney's cruise line did well. It's a keeper. Melcat
    Aug 21, 2012. 02:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Disney Posts A Strong Third Quarter And Invests For The Future [View article]
    fi-slut, I think you will find there has been 4, 2for1 splits since 1977. Check it out. I'm getting old. Melcat
    Aug 21, 2012. 02:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Disney Posts A Strong Third Quarter And Invests For The Future [View article]
    I am a retired stock broker from Stifel Nicolaus. I am 82 years young. My largest holding is Disney. My original holding was made in 1977. No doubt I am a happy camper. My main theme in investing is the uniqueness of the company. I always have said, there is only one Snow White. For my fifth 2 for 1 split at $50 is a possibility. Seeking alpha is doing great work. Thanks, Melcat
    Aug 17, 2012. 06:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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