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After years of rumors, whispers, and unsubstantiated reports, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) finally revealed what was arguably the worst-kept secret in Silicon Valley. At the company's Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday, Apple unveiled its long-awaited mixed reality headset, dubbed Vision Pro. It merges virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) into mixed reality, a combination of the two.
Disney (DIS) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.
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After collapsing in 2022, growth stocks are back with a vengeance in 2023. Tech stocks have soared this year, bouncing off of rock-bottom valuations at the end of 2022, and benefiting from signs that the tech industry may already be rebounding from last year's slowdown. Growth stocks, many of which hail from the tech sector, are also surging this year as the Vanguard Growth ETF is up 27% this year and we aren't even at the halfway mark.
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NEW DELHI (Reuters) -Walt Disney Co's Hotstar will offer free streaming of cricket tournaments in India on mobile devices, a move that follows rival JioCinema's recent success in garnering millions of viewers with a similar strategy in the cricket-crazy nation. Hotstar said on Friday it would offer the Asia Cup and ICC Men's Cricket World Cup tournaments at no cost to users. Disney once offered cricket on its platform for free, but has required users to subscribe to a paid plan since 2020.
Disney (DIS) is expanding the Star Wars universe with the launch of Star Wars: Ahsoka on Aug 23, exclusively on Disney+.
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Warner Bros. Discovery (NASDAQ: WBD) and Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS) are two giants in the entertainment industry, both with roots dating back a century. Warner Bros. Discovery's debt-to-equity (D/E) ratio at the end of the first quarter of 2023 was about 1.1. Warner Bros. has made tackling debt a big part of its mission, with CEO David Zaslav implementing a restructuring last year that seeks to cut costs by as much as $3.5 billion.
It's OK to be more cautious at times and more aggressive at others, but buying stocks regularly helps correct for natural market volatility. With that in mind, PayPal Holdings (NASDAQ: PYPL), Target (NYSE: TGT), Vertex Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: VRTX), Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS), and Chevron (NYSE: CVX) are worth buying in June. Trevor Jennewine (PayPal Holdings): It's no secret that digital payments are becoming more prevalent, but investors may not realize that digital wallets are driving that trend.
Analyzing these market movers can tell us which trends are impacting capital markets right now. Nvidia (NASDAQ: NVDA) share prices surged 36% last month, pushing its market cap briefly above $1 trillion (it currently sits at $951 billion). The semiconductor giant reported quarterly earnings that excited investors about the company's near-term growth opportunities.
Shares of Roku (NASDAQ: ROKU) were surging today even as there was no major news out on the leading streaming distribution platform. Instead, investors seemed to be reacting to a number of smaller news items, including that Amazon was planning to launch an ad-based tier for Prime Video. As of 1:52 p.m. ET, Roku stock was up 11.6% as of 1:53 p.m. ET.
Apple should buy Disney as it looks to capture greater adoption of its Vision Pro headset, one media analyst says.
Apple unveiled its new Vision Pro mixed reality headset at the company's WWDC event. It's $3,499 price tag however may turn off a lot of buyers. Laura Martin, Senior Media and Internet Analyst at Needham & Co., however, has an idea. Martin suggests that Apple (AAPL) should buy Disney (DIS) to help build adoption of the new headset. Martin argues that Apple needs "a compelling content storytelling use case" for the Vision Pro to gain traction. She believes that with Disney's content, more people may be willing to purchase the headset. But what about the Disney parks? Martin says Apple likely won't want the parks, but that those could be spun off or sold, given they are "really a good business, standalone." Martin also covers Warner Bros Discovery (WBD). When asked about the ousting of CNN CEO Chris Licht, Martin says investors are betting more on WBD leadership than who is leading CNN. She also makes the case for WBD keeping CNN in its portfolio. "The only way to win the streaming wars is you must have entertainment content, and you must have news, and you must have live sports," Martin says, because when news breaks, it drives viewers to your app. When it comes to the ongoing writers strike and a potential strike from SAG-AFTRA, Martin tells Yahoo Finance Live's Diane King Hall and Alexandra Canal that Wall Street investors will ultimately be the winners because "all of these companies are not going to be able to spend money on content and that won't be a competitive disadvantage." Key video moments 00:00:21 Why Apple should buy Disney 00:01:19 What to do with Disney Parks 00:02:45 Reaction to CNN CEO stepping down 00:04:42 Who will win from the writers strike
When Ron DeSantis, Florida’s pugnacious governor and would-be Republican president, took against the mighty Walt Disney Company, it was seen as a high-profile test of America’s culture wars. DeSantis, who is on the conservative wing of his party, is eager to wage war on “woke”, as the Florida state legislature did last year by passing a contentious “Don’t Say Gay” law, which bars discussion of sexual orientation or gender identity at public schools. After criticism from the LGBT+ community as well as many of its own employees, Disney condemned the legislation and said it would reassess its political donations in Florida.
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Apple unveiled its long-awaited “mixed reality” headset on Monday, in its most anticipated hardware product launch since Steve Jobs revealed the iPad in 2010. It combines virtual reality with augmented reality, which overlays digital images on top of the real world. Apple said it would sell for $3,499, even more than most analysts had expected and nearly 12 times the price of Meta’s Quest 2, the biggest-selling VR headset.
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