Discussing pressure on media stocks Viacom and Disney, and whether to bet on each company's pipeline, with Tuna Amobi, S&P Capital senior equity analyst.» Read More
U.S. media titans keep tripping over cut cords. Healthy profits and outlooks from the likes of Walt Disney and Time Warner this week weren't enough to disentangle them.
"Star Wars" drove strong results for Walt Disney, but some "Fast Money" traders would hesitate to buy the media giant's shares.
NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq stock market:. Wyndham Worldwide Corp., up $1.58 to $63.21. Coca-Cola Co., up 65 cents to $43.30.
U.S. equities closed near the flatline after a choppy trading session, as investors looked ahead to Janet Yellen's testimony.
U.S. futures fell amid a slew of earnings releases, while oil and global growth concerns weighed on investors.
After Viacom and 21st Century Fox posted quarterly operating profit in line with Wall Street estimates, CNBC's David Faber reports on comments by Viacom Chairman and CEO Philippe Dauman on the company's future.
James Dix, Wedbush analyst, provides his takeaways from Viacom's quarterly earnings. Domestic advertising is what people are focused on, says Dix. Also Dix weighs in on Viacom's succession plan.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
U.S. stock futures were under pressure this morning, after a big drop in Japanese stocks.
NEW YORK _ Viacom Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $449 million. The average estimate of 15 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.17 per share. Viacom shares have increased roughly 2 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has dropped slightly more than 9 percent.
Along with the VIX, the fear factor is rising on Wall Street and that could play a role in Tuesday's trading.
U.S. stocks closed off their session lows on Monday amid a late rally in the energy sector.
Analysts say they would not be surprised to see stocks take aim at January's lows in the week ahead.
New York Times columnist Jim Stewart weighs in on strong earnings from Comcast, after the company posted better-than-expected Q4 revenue driven by growth its media and entertainment unit NBCUniversal; and the dilemma at Viacom.
The "Halftime Report" traders give their trades for the second half.
Viacom is facing big questions about whether its board made the right decision about its leadership as 92-year-old Sumner Redstone steps down as chairman.
Check out Mario Gabelli's views on Viacom and the media industry.
Gabelli Funds Chairman and CEO Mario Gabelli, is the second largest Viacom shareholder, and discusses news the company named CEO Philippe Dauman to the Chairman role.
Viacom activist investor Eric Jackson of SpringOwl Asset Management explains why he doesn't want Philippe Dauman as Viacom chairman.
CNBC's Julia Boorston reports that Shari Redstone will fight Philippe Dauman's chairmanship at Viacom. Shareholder Mario Gabelli talks about what Dauman needs to do while he's at the top.