DreamWorks Animation

  • Is This an Investor’s Dream Stock?

    By Dan Moskowitz - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: CMCSA, DWA, VIAB

    If you’re reading this article, then there’s a pretty good chance that you’re either long or short DreamWorks Animation (NASDAQ: DWA). Approximately 40% of the float is short, which is an extremely high number. We’ll take a look at whether or not the shorts have a justifiable case.

    Hits and misses

    DreamWorks Animation has had its share of hits and misses. The biggest hits have been more »

  • An Entertainment Firm to Discover

    By Phillip Woolgar - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: DISCA, DLB, DWA

    Entertainment companies are among the most fun in which to invest. Why? Because they are a part of everyday life. That's why I'm excited to see consumer spending on the rise, because that means big profits for these businesses.

    Discovery Communications in the developing world

    Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA) is getting it done both in America and throughout the world. After living in Costa Rica for three months more »

  • The Touch of Magic That Your Portfolio Needs

    By Scott Daily - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: DWA, TWX, DIS

    Disney (NYSE: DIS) is entering into its ninth decade of existence, yet shows no signs of a slowdown. Disney started out as a modest cartoon studio and has morphed over the years into an entertainment powerhouse. Disney’s operations focus on the following three industry segments: media networks, parks and resorts, and consumer products. Disney is a strong buy due to its impressive leadership and powerful brands.

    A little history more »

  • Should You Buy Netflix Pre-Earnings?

    By Matthew Frankel - July 19, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, DWA, NFLX

    Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) is one of my favorite stocks to follow. First, Netflix is a prime example of how the market can irrationally overreact to seemingly negative news.  Netflix climbed as high as $304 in 2011 before falling to just over $50 less than a year ago, and has now come almost full-circle. Due to some bad (but not awful) subscriber data and earnings misses, investors with the foresight to more »

  • Don't Let Your Emotions Get in the Way

    By Phillip Woolgar - July 16, 2013 | Tickers: DWA, TWX, DIS

    Normally when I invest, I don't let my emotions get involved -- and that makes many of my choices extremely boring. I seek out companies in sectors where I see the most growth, while also having stellar profit margins, revenue increases and undervaluation. 

    So when I took a look at the financials behind Time Warner (NYSE: TWX), I was extremely excited. This is a company that can not only add more »

  • Netflix Is Poised to Outperform

    By Ishfaque Faruk - July 10, 2013 | Tickers: AMCX, DWA, NFLX, TWX

    Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) has brought a number of game-changing innovations. The company's ability to innovate and build entirely new categories rapidly is unquestionable. Gone are the days of Netflix being a DVD-by-mail provider only, and the company is increasingly being more selective in choosing which TV shows it adds. The company's recent big bets on original content are paving the way for the creation of an Internet TV more »

  • Why Netflix Is Still on the Rise

    By Ben Popkin - July 10, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, DWA, NFLX

    In the age of technology, we have grown accustomed to having what we want when we want it. This is especially true for television, and with Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) our demands are met. Netflix provides internet television service to computers, televisions, and mobile devices domestically and internationally. With online streaming and by-mail DVD deliveries, it is one of the most convenient ways to enjoy television and movies. But Netflix has more »

  • Netflix Has Solid Upside

    By Ishfaque Faruk - July 8, 2013 | Tickers: DWA, NFLX, TWX

    Netflix's (NASDAQ: NFLX) has been a solid performer in 2013 so far. With such a strong showing under its belt, many investors have become skeptical of Netflix's upside potential. However, the company's business model has undergone a material change, and has now evolved into being a content producer, in addition to being a video-distributor. With strong subscriber additions, along with narrowed losses from overseas, Netflix has substantial more »

  • Internet TV Giant Killing it in Kiddie Content

    By Reuben Brewer - July 8, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, DWA, NFLX, DIS

    Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) is working quickly to differentiate itself on the content front. One area in which it's locking up a leading position is kids' television. Competitors like Amazon's (NASDAQ: AMZN) Prime service are going to find it increasingly hard to compete.

    Video Streaming or Television?

    The line between video streaming and television is quickly blurring. The difference was quite distinct before Netflix made the switch from focusing more »

  • Animated Films Take Summer Box Office

    By Stephanie Faris - July 8, 2013 | Tickers: DWA, NFLX, DIS

    Shareholders are hopeful about DreamWorks Animation (NASDAQ: DWA) upcoming earnings call, especially with the spring success of The Croods and the buzz surrounding Turbo, voiced by Ryan Reynolds. Because DreamWorks has beaten estimates by at least 190% in the past three quarters and by more than 300% over the past two, investors have high expectations for the company's July 31 call.

    Dream like earnings

    These expectations are based on more »

  • Content Is King With These Companies

    By Mark Yagalla - July 4, 2013 | Tickers: DWA, LGF, TWX

    The old mantra was build it and they will come. Today it's create the content and everyone will be lining up to buy it. The film studios that produce original films and television shows are looking particularly attractive. With the rise of Netflix, there's a bidding war for content and pure-play content companies stand to benefit from this trend.

    The small studio that keeps churning out blockbusters

    Lions more »

  • Is Netflix Overpriced?

    By Ted Cooper - June 24, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, DWA, NFLX

    Netflix's (NASDAQ: NFLX) stock price has taken investors on a wild ride over the last few years. After beginning calendar year 2010 in the low $50s per share, the stock zoomed upward to a high just under $300 before crashing to $70 at the end of 2011. However, the stock has since risen to above $200, causing skepticism among investors that the company is actually worth what the more »

  • One Great Opportunity for Streaming Larger Profits

    By Callum Turcan - June 24, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, DWA, NFLX, VIA

    Marriage is always sweet, and the marriage of Dreamworks Animation (NASDAQ: DWA) and Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) could make those investments even sweeter. On Monday, these companies announced an agreement to stream over 300 hours of original content on Netflix that Dreamworks will make.

    For Netflix, Dreamworks will make a series based on its upcoming movie Turbo. Turbo is an animated kids movie about a failing family restaurant that can't more »

  • It is All About Exclusive Content for Netflix

    By Nick Chiu - June 21, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, DWA, NFLX, VIA

    According to McKinsey Global Institute, mobile Internet is one of the 12 disruptive technologies. Mobile Internet is about enhancing service delivery, boosting productivity, and delivering better and easier life experiences. Mobile Internet is progressing constantly, and Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) is well positioned to ride this trend.

    The deal with DreamWorks

    Netflix just signed an original programming deal with DreamWorks Animation (NASDAQ: DWA). This multi-year agreement is the largest deal ever more »

  • Why You Should Be Wary of Netflix

    By Hunter Hillman - June 18, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, DWA, NFLX

    On June 18, Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) and DreamWorks Animation (NASDAQ: DWA) announced that they had struck a deal to bring exclusive, original content to Netflix. Ostensibly, this fills the void left by the lapse of Netflix’s deal with Viacom. It represents the next step in Netflix’s push for original content, which is designed to differentiate it from competitors such as Amazon’s (NASDAQ: AMZN) Prime Instant Video.

    Netflix more »

  • What Is Netflix's Market Saturation Point?

    By Alexander Cho - June 18, 2013 | Tickers: DWA, NFLX, DIS

    Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) today announced a deal whereby it’s getting exclusive access to 300 hundred hours of exclusive content from DreamWorks Animation (NASDAQ: DWA). DreamWorks Animation has a rich content collection of high-budget, high-grossing films like Shrek, Kung Fu Panda 2, Madagascar, and How to Train Your Dragon. Over the past five years the total grossing value of the films ranged from $321 million to $742 million.

    Neither the more »

  • Making the Right Bet in Online Video

    By Andrés Cardenal - June 18, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, DWA, NFLX, VIAB

    We are in the midst of a major shift in the way we consume video, just like internet revolutionized the books and music industry, video is going under a similar transformation due to the online streaming boom. There will be many opportunities for different players to profit from this revolution over the next years, but investors need to consider major industry trends in order to position themselves in the best more »

  • Netflix Continues to Emphasize Original Content With DreamWorks Deal

    By Sam Mattera - June 18, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, DWA, NFLX

    Shares of both Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) and DreamWorks (NASDAQ: DWA) spiked higher on Monday on news that the companies had expanded their partnership. DreamWorks will develop original TV series based on some of its hit movies (Shrek, How to Train Your Dragon, etc.) and sell them to Netflix on an exclusive basis.

    While the deal seems like a clear winner for DreamWorks (it lets the company further monetize its intellectual more »

  • These 4 Stocks Are "Future Proof"

    By Adem Tahiri - June 17, 2013 | Tickers: BBBY, CNK, DWA, RGC

    Blockbuster, Borders, Circuit City; it seems like every day technology is putting another household name out of business. While investing has always been about anticipating "what's next," today's investors have to be especially careful. For today's investors a rock solid company with a wonderful history can literally become worthless over the course of one short year.

    But because of this technological disruption, I feel that some investors more »

  • Film Studios Look to China for Growth

    By Mark Yagalla - June 5, 2013 | Tickers: BONA, DWA, FOX, VIAB, DIS

    China just surpassed Japan to become the second-largest box office market in the world. This has film studios salivating over China's potential one billion movie viewers. As China rises, so does its demand for quality entertainment. Film studios are rushing to capitalize on this by making movies friendly to China's censors. Last year China agreed to raise the limit from 20 imported blockbusters per year to 34. The more »

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