The marquee signing comes as Apple ramps up its original content portfolio and goes head to head with the likes of Netflix and Amazon in a war for consumers’ attention.
“Together, Winfrey and Apple will create original programs that embrace her incomparable ability to connect with audiences around the world,” the company said in a statement Friday. “Winfrey’s projects will be released as part of a lineup of original content from Apple.”
Apple did not specify whether Winfrey would appear in any of the shows, but she is expected to have an on-screen role as a host and interviewer. The company also declined to discuss financial aspects of the deal.
Apple said the deal will not affect Winfrey’s contract with OWN, the television network she launched in 2011. Winfrey recently extended her contract there through 2025.
Apple, Amazon and Netflix have been racing to lock-in producers, showrunners and performers, and paying unprecedented sums to do so. Backed with enormous financial capital, their entry into Hollywood has radically changed the entertainment business and forced traditional studios to pay more for top talent.
Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Fifth Street Asset Management Inc.(FSAM)
Fifth Street Asset Management Inc., incorporated on May 8, 2014, is an alternative asset manager with more than $6.3 billion of assets under management. The funds, managed by the Company, provide financing solutions to small and mid-sized companies across their capital structures, primarily in connection with investments by private equity sponsors. The Company’s credit solutions include one-stop financing, uni-tranche debt, senior secured debt, mezzanine debt, equity co-investments, healthcare asset-backed lending and venture debt financing. Its Business Development Companies (BDCs) are publicly-traded permanent capital vehicles that maintain a portfolio of a diverse range of companies in a tax-favored structure. These permanent capital vehicles are externally managed, closed-end, non-diversified investment companies. As of December 31, 2014, 90.5% of the Company’s assets under management reside in publicly-traded permanent capital vehicles, consisting of Fifth Street Finance Corp. (FSC) and Fifth Street Senior Floating Rate Corp. (FSFR). The Company conducts substantially all of its operations through its consolidated subsidiary, Fifth Street Management LLC (Fifth Street Management). The Company provides financing solutions across industry sectors, including healthcare, food and restaurants, manufacturing, software and technology, business services, energy, education, aerospace and defense, consumer products and marketing services.
Fifth Street Finance Corp.
FSC is a specialty finance company that lends to and invests in small and mid-sized companies, primarily in connection with investments by private equity sponsors. FSC’s investment objective is to maximize its portfolio’s total return by generating current income from its debt investments and capital appreciation from its equity investments. FSC is advised by Fifth Street Management.
Fifth Street Senior Floating Rate Corp.
FSFR is a specialty finance company whose investment objective is to maxi! mize the total return on its portfolio by generating current income from debt investments, while seeking to preserve capital. FSFR invests primarily in senior secured loans, including first lien, unitranche and second lien debt instruments, that pay interest at rates, which are determined periodically on the basis of a floating base lending rate, made to private middle market companies whose debt is rated below investment grade, which the Company refers to collectively as senior loans. FSFR may also invest in senior unsecured loans issued by private middle market companies and subordinated loans issued by private middle market companies and senior and subordinated loans issued by public companies. FSFR is advised by Fifth Street Management.
Senior Loan Funds
The investment objective of the Company’s funds, SLF I and SLF II, in its senior loan funds strategy is to generate leveraged returns by focusing on investing, directly or indirectly through subsidiaries, in senior, secured term loan debt (including broadly syndicated loans, first lien term loans, second lien loans and delayed draw term loans and revolving loans) of middle market companies. The portfolios of loan debt provide and are expected to continue to provide eligible collateral for warehouse financing and the Company expects that the portfolios of loan debt will provide eligible collateral for securitization financing that are employed by the senior loan funds to enhance the size of investment portfolios and magnify the returns generated from such portfolios.
Fifth Street Opportunities Fund
The investment objective of Fifth Street Opportunities Fund (FSOF) is to generate income and long-term capital appreciation. The Company intends to achieve the investment objective by primarily investing opportunistically in various credit-related instruments, including debt securities, instruments and obligations of the United States and non-United States government, corporate and other non-governmental ! entities ! and issuers and preferred and convertible preferred securities that include fixed-income features, and in publicly-traded equity and equity-linked securities, including the equity securities of BDCs managed by unaffiliated investment managers. FSOF’s general partner is FSCO GP LLC and its investment adviser is Fifth Street Management.
- [By Logan Wallace]
Fifth Street Asset Management (OTCMKTS:FSAM) and U.S. Global Investors (NASDAQ:GROW) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings and risk.
- [By Logan Wallace]
Fifth Street Asset Management (OTCMKTS: FSAM) and Triangle Capital (NYSE:TCAP) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and dividends.
Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Maiden Hldgs Ltd(MHLD)
Maiden Holdings, Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides reinsurance solutions to regional and specialty insurers primarily in the United States and Europe. The company offers property, casualty, accident, and health reinsurance products. It offers its products through the treaties with other insurers on a quota share or excess of loss basis, as well as on a facultative basis through third-party intermediaries and on direct basis. Maiden Holdings, Ltd. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered Hamilton, Bermuda.
- [By Max Byerly]
Shares of Maiden Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MHLD) dropped 14.5% during mid-day trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $2.60 and last traded at $2.65. Approximately 2,396,727 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 263% from the average daily volume of 660,901 shares. The stock had previously closed at $3.10.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
Maiden (NASDAQ: MHLD) and Mercury General (NYSE:MCY) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and risk.
Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: SPDR Blmbg Barclays Intl Trs Bd ETF (BWX)
Spdr Lehman Series Trust, formerly SPDR Barclays International Treasury Bond ETF, is engaged in providing investment results, which correspond to the price and yield performance of the Barclays Capital Global Treasury ex-US Capped Index. The Barclays Capital Global Treasury Ex-US Capped Index includes government bonds issued by investment-grade countries outside the United States, in local currencies, that have a remaining maturity of one year or more and are rated investment grade. Each of the component securities in the Global Treasury Ex-US Capped Index is a constituent of the Barclays Global Treasury ex-US Index, screened, such that the countries are included Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom. SSgA Funds Management, Inc. acts as an investment manager.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
Spdr Bloomberg Barclays International Treasury Bond Etf (BMV:BWX) declared a monthly dividend on Monday, October 1st, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Tuesday, October 2nd will be paid a dividend of 0.0272 per share on Friday, October 5th. This represents a $0.33 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.20%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, October 1st. This is an increase from Spdr Bloomberg Barclays International Treasury Bond Etf’s previous monthly dividend of $0.02.
- [By Joseph Griffin]
Blue Whale Token (CURRENCY:BWX) traded up 8.5% against the U.S. dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 23:00 PM E.T. on September 14th. One Blue Whale Token token can currently be bought for $0.0005 or 0.00000008 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including Coinsuper, BitForex and IDEX. Blue Whale Token has a market capitalization of $0.00 and approximately $6,973.00 worth of Blue Whale Token was traded on exchanges in the last day. During the last seven days, Blue Whale Token has traded 18.1% higher against the U.S. dollar.
- [By Joseph Griffin]
Blue Whale Token (CURRENCY:BWX) traded 10.6% lower against the U.S. dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 15:00 PM Eastern on September 6th. Blue Whale Token has a total market capitalization of $0.00 and $9,138.00 worth of Blue Whale Token was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. Over the last week, Blue Whale Token has traded 26.2% lower against the U.S. dollar. One Blue Whale Token token can now be bought for approximately $0.0004 or 0.00000007 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including Coinsuper, IDEX and BitForex.
- [By Max Byerly]
Millennium Management LLC acquired a new stake in Spdr Bloomberg Barclays International Treasury Bond Etf (BMV:BWX) in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm acquired 13,579 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $401,000.
Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Luby's, Inc.(LUB)
Lubys, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a multi-brand restaurant company in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Company-Owned Restaurants, Franchise Operations, and Culinary Contract Services. Its primary brands include Lubys Cafeteria, Fuddruckers – Worlds Greatest Hamburgers, and Lubys Culinary Contract Services; and other brands comprise Cheeseburger in Paradise and Bob Lubys Seafood. The company also offers culinary contract services consisting of contract arrangements to manage food services for clients operating in healthcare, higher education, and corporate dining businesses. As of December 3, 2015, it operated 94 Luby’s Cafeterias, 76 Fuddruckers restaurants, 8 Cheeseburger in Paradise full service restaurants and bars, and 1 Bob Luby’s Seafood Grill; and franchised 106 Fuddruckers franchise locations across the United States, including Puerto Rico, as well as Canada, Mexico, Italy, Poland, Chile, and the Dominican Republic. In addition, the company provides food service management to 21 sites. The company, formerly known as Lubys Cafeterias, Inc., was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
- [By Joseph Griffin]
Luby’s (NYSE:LUB) and RCI Hospitality (NASDAQ:RICK) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation and earnings.
- [By Joseph Griffin]
Main Street Capital (NYSE: MAIN) and Luby’s (NYSE:LUB) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and risk.
Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Kitov Pharamceuticals Holdings Ltd.(KTOV)
Kitov Holdings was incorporated under the laws of the State of Israel (under a previous name) on August 12, 1968 and its ordinary shares were originally listed for trading on the TASE in 1978. Our ordinary shares are currently traded on the TASE under the symbol “KTOV”, and our ADSs and our public warrants are traded on NASDAQ under the symbols “KTOV” and “KTOVW”, respectively.
In October 2012, the District Court in Lod approved the creditors arrangement in accordance with Section 350 of the Companies Law in order to effectuate the sale by Kitov Holdings (then known as Mainrom Line Logistics Ltd.) of all its activities, assets, rights, obligations and liabilities to a private company held by its then controlling shareholders, and all rights of Kitov Holdings’ creditors against it were extinguished. The sale was made pursuant to an arrangement between Kitov Holdings and its creditors. Advisors’ Opinion:
- [By Shane Hupp]
Ardelyx (NASDAQ: ARDX) and KITOV PHARMA LT/S (NASDAQ:KTOV) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.
- [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) rose 28.8 percent to $4.03 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that it has received the FDA clearance for expanded indications for its Senhance Surgical System.
Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: ENT) rose 15.6 percent to $2.30 in pre-market trading.
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ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. (NYSE: ZTO) rose 12.2 percent to $21.65 in pre-market trading. Alibaba and Cainiao agreed to make strategic investment in ZTO Express of $1.38 billion.
DHI Group, Inc. (NYSE: DHX) rose 10.8 percent to $2.05 in pre-market trading.
Momo Inc. (NASDAQ: MOMO) shares rose 9.6 percent to $42.68 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter and issued strong sales forecast for the second quarter.
Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: XENE) shares rose 9.1 percent to $6.00 in pre-market trading.
Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ: OLED) rose 8.4 percent to $108.00 in pre-market trading.
Jupai Holdings Limited (NYSE: JP) shares rose 7 percent to $24.50 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) rose 5.9 percent to $10.61 in pre-market trading.
Frontline Ltd. (NYSE: FRO) rose 5.9 percent to $5.04 in pre-market trading.
Evogene Ltd. (NASDAQ: EVGN) rose 5.5 percent to $3.27 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) rose 5.5 percent to $3.68 in pre-market trading after gaining 5.44 percent on Friday.
Kitov Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ: KTOV) shares rose 5.4 percent to $2.16 in pre-market trading.
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