Disney(NYSE:DIS) reported its fiscal first-quarter results last week, and the beats on profits and revenue were both worth applauding. But the media powerhouse is in the midst of some aggressive moves into the world of streaming, and while those can hardly avoid making a splash, what remains unclear is how well they will make a profit.
In this segment fromMarketFoolery, host Chris Hill and Head of Motley Fool Asia David Kretzmann discuss the streaming subscriber growth of ESPN+ and the methods the company has been using to lure customers in; the surprising delay of the Disney+ launch; and the costs involved with that big push into streaming, from the lost Netflix(NASDAQ:NFLX) revenue to the hefty expense of churning out fresh original content for its own streaming platforms. They also consider at least one area investors can feel optimistic about: Disney’s movie studios.
A full transcript follows the video.
This video was recorded on Feb. 6, 2019.
Chris Hill: Walt Disney Company’s profits and revenue both came in higher than expected in the first quarter. You tell me what your headline is. One thing that’s getting a lot of attention is the number of subscribers that Disney has for the ESPN+ streaming app.
Top High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2021: Shore Bancshares Inc(SHBI)
Shore Bancshares, Inc. operates as the holding company for The Centreville National Bank of Maryland; The Talbot Bank of Easton, Maryland; and The Felton Bank, which provide various commercial and consumer banking products and services in Maryland and Delaware. It offers various deposit products, including commercial checking, savings, money market, Christmas savings, individual retirement, and overnight investment sweep accounts; interest-bearing and non-interest-bearing demand deposits, as well as time deposits; and certificates of deposit. The company also provides commercial loans, including secured and unsecured loans, working capital loans, lines of credit, term loans, accounts receivable financing, real estate acquisition development, construction loans, and letters of credit; and individual loans comprising mortgage, home improvement, installment, and other personal loans; credit cards; personal lines of credit; automobile; and other consumer financing. In addition , it offers merchant credit card clearing services; direct deposit of payroll, Internet banking, and telephone banking services; safe deposit boxes; debit cards; and automatic teller machine (ATM) services. Further, the company provides nondeposit products, such as mutual funds and annuities, and discount brokerage services; and trust, asset management, and financial planning services. Additionally, it offers insurance products and services, which comprise property and casualty, life, marine, individual health, and long term care insurance, as well as pension and profit sharing plans and retirement plans to businesses and consumers. The company operates 19 full service branches and 22 ATMs in the Kent County, Queen Anne?s County, Caroline County, Talbot County, and Dorchester County in Maryland, as well as in Kent County, Delaware. Shore Bancshares, Inc. was founded in 1876 and is based in Easton, Maryland.
- [By Shane Hupp]
Press coverage about Shore Bancshares (NASDAQ:SHBI) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Shore Bancshares earned a coverage optimism score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the bank an impact score of 46.3784121307224 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
- [By Joseph Griffin]
LSV Asset Management increased its stake in Shore Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:SHBI) by 134.4% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 157,489 shares of the bank’s stock after acquiring an additional 90,289 shares during the period. LSV Asset Management’s holdings in Shore Bancshares were worth $2,970,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Top High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2021: Diamondrock Hospitality Company(DRH)
DiamondRock Hospitality Company, incorporated on May 6, 2004, is a lodging-focused Maryland corporation operating as a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company owns a portfolio of approximately 30 hotels and resorts throughout North America and the United States Virgin Islands that consists of over 10,925 guest rooms. Its primary business is to acquire, own, asset manage and renovate full-service hotel properties in the United States. Its portfolio is concentrated in gateway cities and destination resort locations. The Company conducts its business through an umbrella partnership REIT (UPREIT) in which the Company’s hotels are owned by subsidiaries of its operating partnership, DiamondRock Hospitality Limited Partnership. The Company is the sole general partner of its operating partnership and owns either directly or indirectly, all of the limited partnership units of its operating partnership. The Company leases all of its domestic hotels to taxable REIT subsidiary (TRS) lessees. In turn, the Company’s TRS lessees must engage a third-party management company to manage the hotels. Each of its hotels is managed by a third party and a number of its hotels are operated under a brand owned by lodging brand companies, such as Marriott International, Inc. (Marriott), Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (Starwood) and Hilton Worldwide (Hilton).
The Company’s owned hotel properties include Chicago Marriott, Hilton Minneapolis, Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel, Lexington Hotel New York, Salt Lake City Marriott Downtown, Renaissance Worthington, Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort, Orlando Airport Marriott, Westin San Diego, Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort , Westin Washington, D.C. City Center, Hilton Boston Downtown, Vail Marriott Mountain Resort & Spa, Marriott Atlanta Alpharetta, Courtyard Manhattan/Midtown East, Hilton Garden Inn Times Square Central, Bethesda Marriott Suites, Hilton Burlington, JW Marriott Denver at Cherry Creek, Courtyard Manhattan/Fifth Aven! ue, The Lodge at Sonoma, a Renaissance Resort & Spa, Courtyard Denver Downtown, Hilton Garden Inn Chelsea/New York City, Renaissance Charleston, Inn at Key West and Hotel Rex.
The Company competes with Airbnb.
- [By Max Byerly]
Shares of DRH opened at $10.74 on Tuesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.29 billion, a PE ratio of 10.91, a P/E/G ratio of 2.13 and a beta of 1.47. DiamondRock Hospitality has a fifty-two week low of $8.69 and a fifty-two week high of $12.99. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.49, a quick ratio of 2.48 and a current ratio of 2.48.
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About DiamondRock Hospitality
- [By Motley Fool Transcribers]
Diamondrock Hospitality Co (NYSE:DRH)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 26, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET
Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
- [By Joseph Griffin]
KKR Real Estate Finance Trust (NYSE:KREF) and DiamondRock Hospitality (NYSE:DRH) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.
- [By Max Byerly]
DiamondRock Hospitality (NYSE:DRH) and Liberty Property Trust (NYSE:LPT) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, valuation and dividends.
Top High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2021: TTM Technologies, Inc.(TTMI)
TTM Technologies, Inc., incorporated on June 21, 2005, is a manufacturer of printed circuit board (PCB) products and is focused on technologically advanced PCBs and electro-mechanical solutions (E-M Solutions). The Company operates approximately 30 specialized facilities in the United States, the People’s Republic of China (China), Canada and Mexico. The Company’s operating segments include PCB, which consists of approximately 15 domestic PCB fabrication plants, including a facility that provides follow-on value-added services primarily for one of the PCB fabrication plants; over eight PCB fabrication plants in China and one in Canada, and E-M Solutions, which consists of approximately four custom electronic assembly plants; over three in China and one in Mexico. The Company serves a range of customer base in various markets, including manufacturers of networking/communications infrastructure products, smartphones and touchscreen tablets, as well as the aerospace and defense, computing and industrial/medical industries. Its customers include both original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and electronic manufacturing services (EMS) providers. The Company offers a range of PCB products, including high density interconnect (HDI) PCBs, conventional PCBs, flexible PCBs, rigid-flex PCBs, backplane assemblies and integrated circuits (IC) substrates. It also offers certain services to support its customers’ needs, which include design for manufacturability (DFM) support during new product introduction stages; PCB layout design; simulation and testing services; QTA production, and drilling and routing services.
The Company is focused on high layer count conventional PCBs. A multi-layer PCB can accommodate complex circuitry than a single-sided or double-sided PCB and as such requires more production techniques. The Company’s North America and Asia Pacific operating segments produce HDI PCBs. HDI PCBs are boards with characteristics, including micro-sized holes, or microvias (diameter at or less than ! 0.15 millimeter (mm)), fine lines (circuit line width and spacing at or less than 0.075 mm) and can be constructed with thin high performance materials, thereby enabling interconnection functions per unit area. HDI PCBs generally are manufactured using a sequential build-up process in which circuitry is formed in the PCB one layer at a time through successive drilling, plating and lamination cycles. The Company manufactures circuits on flexible substrates that can be installed in three-dimensional applications for electronic packaging systems. Rigid-flex circuitry provides a means to integrate multiple PCB assemblies and other elements, such as display, input or storage devices without wires, cables or connectors, replacing them with thin, light composites that integrate wiring in ultra-thin, flexible ribbons between sections
The Company assembles backplanes and sub-systems and provides system integration of backplane assemblies, cabling, power, thermal and other complex electromechanical parts into chassis and other enclosures. In addition to assembly services, it provides inspection and testing services, such as automated optical inspection (AOI) and X-ray inspection to ensure that all components have been properly placed and electrical circuits are complete. IC substrates are mounts that are used to connect small ICs to comparatively PCBs for assembly into electronic end products, such as memory modules, cellular phones, digital cameras, automotive global positioning system (GPS) and engine controls. The Company produces and tests circuits used in radio-frequency or microwave emission and collection applications. These products are typically used for radar, transmit/receive antennas and similar wireless applications. The Company also provides custom-fabricated PCBs to customers within 24 hours to 10 days.
The Company competes with Chin Poon Industrial Co., LTD., Unimicron Technology Corp., IBIDEN Co., Ltd., Compeq Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Tripod Technology Corp., ISU Petasys! Co., Ltd! ., Sanmina Corporation, Multek Corporation, Wus Printed Circuit Co., Ltd., Flex, Jabil Circuit, Inc., AT & S Austria Technologie & Systemtechnik AG and Amphenol Corp.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
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- [By Ethan Ryder]
TTM Technologies (NASDAQ:TTMI) was downgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report issued on Monday.
- [By Shane Hupp]
TTM Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTMI) EVP Tai Keung Chung sold 23,345 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $18.90, for a total transaction of $441,220.50. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 50,357 shares in the company, valued at approximately $951,747.30. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.