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Aug 5- Media company Walt Disney Co's quarterly profit blew past Wall Street expectations, with a muscular performance from its "Captain America" movie, higher attendance at U.S. theme parks and brisk sales of merchandise tied to mega-hit "Frozen." Shares of Disney rose 15 cents in after-hours trading to $86.90 after closing at $86.75 on the New York Stock Exchange.
LOS ANGELES, Aug 5- Walt Disney Co is working on plans to bring more of its "Star Wars" franchise into the company's theme parks, Chief Executive Bob Iger said on Tuesday. Disney is "developing designs for a far greater' Star Wars' presence in the parks," Iger said on a conference call after the company released its quarterly results.
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Bob Iger, The Walt Disney Company chairman & CEO, takes a selfie with Star Wars wookie Chewbacca.
May 6- Media company Walt Disney Co on Tuesday reported higher profit that beat Wall Street expectations for the quarter ended in March, boosted by the continued strength of its blockbuster animated film "Frozen." The company said it posted adjusted earnings of $1.11 a share, beating the 96 cent average forecast of analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
The "Squawk on the Street" crew discuss the success of the Disney brand, and Bob Iger's leadership.
"Captain America: The Winter Soldier," the sequel to Marvel's 2011 film, smashed its way to $96.2 million in weekend ticket sales
LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, April 6- "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," the sequel to Marvel's 2011 film about the red, white and blue superhero, smashed its way to $96.2 million in weekend ticket sales, setting a new record for an April release and speeding past last week's winner, "Noah."
LOS ANGELES, March 24- The Walt Disney Co has agreed to buy Maker Studios, one of YouTube's largest networks, for $500 million, a deal that makes Disney a major online video distributor and should help draw more teens into the Disney entertainment empire.
Tony Wible, Janney Montgomery Scott analyst, provides his thoughts on the future of Disney's brand ahead of today's annual shareholder meeting and the likely 2016 retirement of CEO Bob Iger. While Disney is an investing class franchise, we tend to prefer Viacom, says Wible.
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Discussing the film "Frozen" and Disney's broadcast and cable business, with Vasily Karasyov, Sterne Agee senior analyst.
Carl Icahn has been pushing Apple to use its $150 billion war chest to buy back company shares. Not every shareholder agrees.
Stocks bounced off their worst levels in the final minutes but still finished slightly lower in choppy trading Tuesday as investors hesitated to jump in amid ongoing concerns about the Federal Reserve's plans to scale back its bond-buying program and reports of political turmoil in Egypt.
U.S. stock index futures turned flat on Tuesday, surrendering earlier gains as shares in Europe moved lower, and ahead of the factory orders data.
Disney's board extended Bob Iger's tenure as its CEO by 15 months through June 30, 2016.
Disney will release new "Star Wars" films every year starting in 2015, with Chris Wyman, Tampa Star Wars Club, and Grady Smith, Entertainment Weekly.
Activist shareholders are failing in their attempt to change the way Disney does business at the top, with CNBC's Julia Boorstin. David Miller, Caris & Company, and Eleanor Bloxham, The Value Alliance, weigh in.
CNBC's Julia Boorstin provides a preview of what to expect at the company's annual meeting with shareholders.
The California State Teachers' Retirement System wants Disney to strip its CEO Bob Iger of his chairman status. Jack Ehnes, CALSTRS CEO, offers insight.