AOL HACKING Victim and 4 Media Titans Making Waves Now
AOL, Inc. (NYSE:AOL): Yahoo confirmed that a hacker group known as The D33D Company, posted online user names and passwords for what appeared to be 453,492 accounts belonging to Yahoo, Gmail, AOL, Hotmail, Comcast, MSN, SBC Global, Verizon, BellSouth and Live.com users. AOL’s shares traded down at $0.15 (0.54%), they were recently at $27.38.
Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX): Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) is still haunted by their decision to raise U.S. prices for video subscription services, which triggered mass customer cancellations, as well as a sell-off in their stock, the Associated Press reported. Though Netflix has revived subscriber growth, their stock is still more than 70% below its peak price of about $305. Their shares traded down at $0.3 (0.35%), they were recently at $84.67.
Coinstar, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSTR): After the research firm Dougherty & Company suggested to Coinstar (NASDAQ:CSTR) that their joint venture with Verizon (NYSE:VZ) is likely to influence their their future stock in a negative way, they decided to retreat. The firm believes that their association with Verizon could generate substantial losses that may require additional capital. Dougherty & Company maintained a Neutral rating on the stock, which fell $2.42, or 3.61%, to $64.45. Their shares traded down at $3.87 (5.78%), they were recently at $63.14.
Walt Disney Co. (NYSE:DIS): Disney’s (NYSE:DIS) presentation at Comic-Con, revealed that the company’s movie studio has a mix of live-action and animated films. While Disney has seen roaring success with animated films and comic character-driven features, traditional live-actions films have recently, fallen flat. However, their new strategy, highlighted at Comic-Con, appears to favor the live action front, with high-profile stars such as Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp. Their shares traded up $0.63 (1.33%)they were recently at $48.035.
DIRECTV, Inc. (NASDAQ:DTV): Due to a difference of opinion with Viacom, DirecTV has worked out an agreement with Disney (NYSE:DIS), beginning tomorrow, they will add Disney Junior to their programming lineup. It is good timing for the deal because 20 million DirecTV subscribers are currently losing out on children’s show characters such as Sponge Bob Square Pants. Their shares traded up $0.78 (1.64%), they were recently at $48.3299.
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