Starz could turn into ‘acquisition machine’ after spinoff from Lionsgate

Liberty Media’s John Malone Michael Kovac | Getty Images Written in the Starz? Lionsgate is planning a spinoff of Starz, home of “Outlander” and “Power,” by early next year. Vivendi’s Canal Plus and private equity firm Apollo Global, in tandem with streaming distributor Roku, have both made preliminary bids for a 20% stake, sources say. … Read more

Meme stocks GameStop and AMC tumble Tuesday on heavy trading volume

A GameStop location in New York, Dec. 23, 2021. Scott Mlyn | CNBC Meme stocks tumbled on Tuesday with huge trading activity in the shares. GameStop dropped more than 9% with more than 8 million shares traded through 10:50 am ET, already nearly doubling its 30-day average full-day volume of 4.6 million. AMC Entertainment shares … Read more

American Airlines, Starbucks, Peloton and more

An American Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner approaches for a landing at Miami International Airport on December 10, 2021 in Miami, Florida. Joe Raedle | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading. AMC Entertainment, Hycroft Mining – The movie theater chain saw its shares dip by less than 1% after announcing it … Read more

Netflix, Disney+, HBO Max, other streaming services: Subs, ARPU, Q4 2021

Zendaya stars as Rue Bennett in HBO’s “Euphoria.” HBO When it comes to streaming services, what companies do not say is often as important as what they do. A good general rule: The more clarity a company provides about its paying subscribers, the more confident that company is in its streaming performance. Netflix has consistently … Read more

Fed rate debate, Ukraine tensions could jolt markets in the week ahead

Traders on the floor of the NYSE, Jan. 25, 2022. Source: NYSE Stocks are likely to be volatile in the week ahead as investors watch tensions Russia and Ukraine and debate how quickly the Federal Reserve can raise interest rates. Markets were roiled in the past week and bond yields spiked after a hot inflation … Read more