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Investing Idea; Invest in What You Watch: Entertainment to Watch (VIAB), (CMCSA), (TWX), (DIS)(April 16, 2013)
Investing Idea; Invest in What You Watch: Entertainment to Watch (VIAB), (CMCSA), (TWX), (DIS)
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Point Roberts, WA - April 16, 2013 (www.investorideas.com newswire) Investorideas.com staff: Investorideas.com, an investor research portal specializing in investing ideas in leading sectors reports on trading for entertainment stocks for April 16th, 2013. For investors seeking to invest in products and services they know and use daily, today snapshot gives insight to the entertainment and broadcasting sector.
With Awards season over it's now approaching the time of year where entertainment and movie companies make their big profits with summer blockbusters and summer programming. One other new element which will be affecting some of the bigger names in television and film this year is Twitter.
The San Francisco-based company has recently been reported to be holding talks with Viacom Inc. about hosting TV clips on its site and selling ads alongside them as well as also discussing a content partnership with Comcast Corp's NBCUniversal.
Twitter is currently racing to add video content that will get users to spend more time on the site and watch ads. Building on its existing partnerships with Walt Disney Co's ESPN, Weather Channel LLC and Turner Broadcasting System Inc., Twitter is seeking to add more entertainment and news video. NBC, which also owns the USA Network, and Viacom, which owns MTV and Nickelodeon seem likely future partners given the popularity of their content.
Entertainment Stocks Trading and News Snapshot:
Time Warner Inc., (NYSE:TWX) trading up at $59.85 gained $1.38 or 2.35% on a high volume of 2,862,097 shares, making it today's top entertainment stocks to watch.
Time Warner Inc. known for operating a variety of successful entertainment brands is on the rise as "summer blockbuster" season approaches as well as peak ratings season for their premium pay television services, HBO and Cinemax, with shows such as Game of Thrones and True Blood returning to air. Time Warner distributes feature films, television and other programming, videogames and magazines all through the company's massive brands TNT, TBS, CNN, HBO, Cinemax, Warner Bros., New Line Cinema, People, Sports Illustrated, and Time.
Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) trading at $41.37 rose up $0.22 or 0.53% on a volume of 8,938,794 shares.
Starting today, Comcast's Xfinity TV and Tribeca Film will bring Xfinity TV customers special access to the 12th Annual Tribeca Film Festival on Xfinity On Demand which will include four films available before they make their debut during the Tribeca Film Festival on April 17 th: The English Teacher, Fresh Meat, What Richard Did, and Greetings from Tim Buckley along with past Tribeca Film favorites that have screened at the Festival including Newlyweds, Grave Encounters, Janie Jones, Struck by Lightning, and over a dozen more.
Leading up to and during the Tribeca Film Festival, Xfinity TV will offer the independent feature Death of a Superhero free to customers on Xfinity.com/TV and through the Xfinity TV Player App from April 15 th to 22 nd.
Viacom Inc., (NASDAQ:VIAB) trading at $66.13 showed a gain of $2.11 or 3.29% on a volume of 1,986,951 shares.
Viacom Inc. known for operating successful television brands such as MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, BET, CENTRIC, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., TeenNick, Nicktoons, Nick at Nite, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV Land, SPIKE, Tr3s, Paramount Channel, VIVA, and others, as well as a casual games business that includes Web sites, such as AddictingGames.com and Shockwave.com, continues to rise as company profit improves. The company also produces, finances, and distributes motion pictures and other entertainment content under the Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies brands.
The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) trading at $60.44 rose by $1.56 or 2.65% on a volume of 5,941,468 shares.
Walt Disney Company, which has been rated by many as a buy, due to the company's strong revenue growth, solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, is prepared for one "super" summer after another after the success of last years Marvels: The Avengers, which broke scores of box office records. The company has seen vast success after taking over Marvel and now has the next few years of "super hero" films lines up, which are all already gaining fan momentum through media hype. Disney will also be busy putting together their new Star Wars trilogy, done by JJ Abrams the director of the successful Star Trek reboot, as well as new films from Disney's Pixar Studios. With so many successful and profitable entertainment franchises, all of which contribute not only through film growth but merchandise and rides at Disney theme parks, it is very obvious why Disney is on a steady rise and set buy for many investors.
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