Amazon's most recent trend suggests a bearish bias. One trading opportunity on Amazon is a Bear Call Spread using a strike $1780.00 short call and a strike $1790.00 long call offers a potential 80.18% return on risk over the next 37 calendar days. Maximum profit would be generated if the Bear Call Spread were to expire worthless, which would occur if the stock were below $1780.00 by expiration. The full premium credit of $4.45 would be kept by the premium seller. The risk of $5.55 would be incurred if the stock rose above the $1790.00 long call strike price.
The 5-day moving average is moving down which suggests that the short-term momentum for Amazon is bearish and the probability of a decline in share price is higher if the stock starts trending.
The 20-day moving average is moving down which suggests that the medium-term momentum for Amazon is bearish.
The RSI indicator is at 51.93 level which suggests that the stock is neither overbought nor oversold at this time.
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Disney+ Service Goes Live, Setting Up Showdown With Netflix
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 08:01:00 +0000
(Bloomberg) — Walt Disney Co. launched its much-anticipated Disney+ platform early Tuesday morning, embarking on an effort to turn a nearly century-old entertainment giant into a streaming leader.The service became available for at least some users sometime after 1 a.m. New York time, earlier than the 6 a.m. launch that had been touted in a countdown clock.Disney is entering a market already crowded with heavy hitters, including Netflix Inc., Amazon.com and Apple Inc. And more rivals are diving in soon, such as AT&T Inc. and Comcast Corp. next year. The world’s largest entertainment company thinks it can seize the day with a product packed with the company’s best movies and TV shows, including “Star Wars,” Marvel and Pixar films, as well as its library of some 400 children’s movies.“I feel great about what we’ve done,” Chief Executive Officer Bob Iger told a roomful of reporters last week. “I love the app. It’s rich in content. It’s rich in brands. It’s rich in library.”Priced at $7 a month, Disney+ is a bet that the company can attract as many as 90 million subscribers worldwide in five years.It already has some key allies. Some 19 million Verizon Communications Inc. customers will be able to get the service free for the first year, thanks to a deal Disney cut with the carrier. Disney fan club members, meanwhile, got to prepay for a three-year subscription for less than $4 a month.“These are deals you just can’t beat,” said Kevin Mayer, who heads Disney’s direct-to-consumer division and has helped craft the streaming strategy.Disney is looking to make the product accessible to as many people as possible. Customers will get to store their password in as many as 10 devices per family and watch four concurrent streams of movies or shows.The site is designed around five main “tiles,” named after the company’s key brands, including Marvel and the recently acquired National Geographic channel. Disney is spending $1 billion on new programming — such as “The Mandalorian,” the first live-action “Star Wars” series — in the first year alone. Disney+ also will offer the “Star Wars” movies in 4K definition video for the first time.Unlike Netflix, which releases new seasons of programs all at once. Disney+ will put out one episode per week for its original shows. The programs will come out at 12 a.m. Pacific time on Fridays — timing geared toward attracting a global audience, according to Ricky Strauss, Disney’s head of content and marketing for the product.A key part of Disney’s streaming strategy is bundling its services together. For $12.99, subscribers can get a package that includes Disney+, ESPN+ and the ad-supported version of Hulu. Those three services would cost about $18 a month if purchased individually.It’s all coming at great cost to the company. Mayer’s direct-to-consumer division saw its losses more than double to $740 million in the quarter that ended in September. The company doesn’t expect to make a profit on Disney+ for at least five years.But the marketing blitz for the new service seems to have paid off. UBS Group AG analyst John Hodulik surveyed more than 1,000 consumers in October and found some 86% had heard of Disney+. Nearly half were likely to subscribe.The company created its largest cross-promotional push ever, putting solicitations for the new service in Disney-owned hotels and its radio network. Disney also promoted the new service on ESPN’s “Monday Night Football.” Fans watched a preview of Disney+’s new “High School Musical” spinoff on ABC on Friday.“If you haven’t heard about Disney+ by Tuesday,” Strauss said last week. “I promise you will.”Among the new originals on the show is a live-action version of “Lady and the Tramp.” Normally a remake of a classic like that would get a big premiere, a theatrical run and advertising everywhere.In the streaming era, it gets dropped on a Tuesday morning. The question now is whether the Disney magic still comes through without the Hollywood glamour.Either way, Disney doesn’t have much of a choice, said David Yoffie, a professor at Harvard Business School.“Netflix has changed the nature of the game,” Yoffie said. “If they didn’t participate, they would be left behind.”(Updates with executive comments starting in fourth paragraph)To contact the reporters on this story: Christopher Palmeri in Los Angeles at firstname.lastname@example.org;Scott Moritz in New York at email@example.comTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Nick Turner at firstname.lastname@example.org, Rob GolumFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
FirstFT: Today’s top stories
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 06:01:00 +0000
to be replaced, according to three people familiar with the worsening relationship between the US private equity firm and Germany’s biggest bank. The desire for regime change has hardened since Deutsche abandoned merger talks with Commerzbank in April, disappointing Cerberus, Deutsche’s third-largest shareholder and the second-biggest shareholder in Commerzbank.
Markets Rise as Utility Stocks Drop
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 02:38:54 +0000
Berkshire Hathaway is holding back the financial sector, while Walmart stock is outperforming Amazon and the overall market.
Amazon set to launch new grocery store separate from Whole Foods: report
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 02:23:00 +0000
Amazon.com Inc. is reportedly opening a new grocery store separate from its existing Whole Foods and Amazon Go chains. CNet first reported the news Monday, which was confirmed by Amazon to multiple media outlets. The store, in the Woodland Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, is expected to open in 2020, but Amazon did not say if more will open elsewhere. Earlier this year though, the Wall Street Journal reported Amazon was planning on opening a new grocery chain that would be distinct from the Whole Foods brand, and had leases for at least three locations. The new chain's name is not yet known, but it reportedly will not use Amazon Go stores' cashierless technology. The new chain is likely to escalate Amazon's battle against its grocery rivals, which includes Walmart Inc. , Target Corp. and Kroger Co. .
Buy Walmart Stock Ahead of Q3 Earnings with WMT Near New Highs?
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 00:12:12 +0000
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