Description: Spending on paid media worldwide will increase 7.0% in 2017 to $584.14 billion Source: eMarker.com Date: Oct 16, 2017 Link: https://www.emarketer.com/Article/eMarketer-Releases-New-Worldwide-Ad-Spending-Estimates/1016621?ecid=NL1009 Questions for discussion: What do these figures tell investors? Which stocks do you think will partake in this predicted spending growth?
Posts Tagged: Budgets
Description: Analyst downward revisions tend to beget even more such revisions Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Aug 26, 2017 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-bad-news-on-amazons-stock-price-is-only-beginning-2017-08-25 Questions for discussion: What is the basis for negativity on Amazon stock price? How do you think the market will respond?
Description: Netflix Looks Like a Loser. But Here’s Why It’s Probably a Winner Source: Fortune.com Date: Aug 15, 2017 Link: http://fortune.com/2017/08/15/netflix-looks-like-loser-feels-like-winner/ Questions for discussion: Why does Netflix worry some investors? What are the reasons presented for optimism? What do you see in the firm’s future?
Description: As sales for the upscale retailer continue to fall. Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: May 31, 2017 Link: http://for.tn/2rkvlk4 Questions for discussion: Do you think the decisions taken will mitigate the financial issues facing the company? What would you suggest?
Description: ESPN, which laid off 100 people this week, has a multitude of problems, but the basic one is this: It pays too much for content and costs too much for consumers. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: April 28, 2017 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-04-28/espn-can-t-afford-to-go-on-like-this Questions for discussion: Why is ESPN in trouble? What should management do to fix the… Read more »
Description: Cost-cutting measures have already begun. Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: May 06, 2016 Link: http://for.tn/1SUgToR Questions for discussion: Why is the company share-value falling so dramatically? Do you think the current valuation represents a buy-opportunity as the firm attempts to rebuild momentum?
Description: BLENDLE IS A Dutch media startup that lets you pay a few cents for individual news articles online—the much chattered-about micropayments model that’s one of many on a long list of strategies destined to save the business of journalism (or not). And now it’s available in the US. Source: Wired.com Date: Mar 23, 2016… Read more »
Description: Chipotle downgrade to rare underperform rating at Jefferies, which cited weak February trends and rising marketing costs Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Mar 18, 2016 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/chipotle-stock-drops-after-rare-bearish-call-at-jefferies-2016-03-17 Questions for Discussions: Why has Chipotle stock been down-graded by this analyst? Do you agree with the assessment and predictions for recovery?
Description: Stock buybacks are a boon for shareholders, right? Source: NYTimes.com Date: Mar 11, 2016 Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/13/business/stock-buyback-plans-seen-as-shareholder-boon-can-backfire.html?ref=business&_r=0 Questions for discussion: Summarize the arguments presented in the report. Do you agree with the assessment?
Description: Bond king Bill Gross is not known for his sunny outlook for the markets. But he took his pessimism to a new level in his latest monthly outlook. Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: Mar 03, 2016 Link: http://money.cnn.com/2016/03/03/investing/bill-gross-janus-banks-stocks/index.html?iid=hp-stack-dom Questions for discussion: Summarize the bank problems as argued in the report. What do you… Read more »