A long-haired princess, a video game villain, an ice queen, a pillowy robot, cosmopolitan critters, and now a demi-god.
That’s the trajectory of the current Disney Animation renaissance, which is likely to add another success to a string of them this weekend with “Moana.”
A musical that stars newcomer Auli’i Cravalho as the titular Polynesian princess and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as the demigod Maui, “Moana” is projected for a five day holiday weekend opening in the range of $80 million to $85 million, according to box office analysts. The film is off to a good start making $2.6 million in Tuesday night showings.
Those projections would put it in play to be one of the biggest Thanksgiving holiday openings of all time.
Disney itself is being a bit more modest, putting its forecast closer to $70 million. But the House of Mouse may just be trying to downplay expectations. The truth is there are plenty of reasons to think that the film could pull in larger-than-expected ticket sales this weekend.
daily stock picks: Synta Pharmaceuticals Corp.(SNTA)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Synta Pharmaceuticals Corp. (NASDAQ: SNTA) shares were also up, gaining 61 percent to $0.393. Synta Pharmaceuticals announced plans to merge with privately-held Madrigal Pharmaceuticals.
daily stock picks: Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc(VRX)
- [By Kumar Abhishek] Valeant Pharmaceuticals(NYSE:VRX) stock jumps after the company sold Dendreon for hefty gains.
Shares of Valeant (NYSE:VRX) jumped more than 14% in pre-market trading yesterday, after the Canadian drug maker announced its long-awaited asset sale plans. The stock later gave away some of its gains after Moody’s released a report stating that the asset sales will not impact its credit rating or outlook, though Valeant’s bond prices jumped by 4.5%. Valeant is a classic example of a shareholder value destroyer. Once the darling of Wall Street, the stock has lost more than 90% of its value since its peak in 2014 and is down by more 80% in the last one year. The stock has dragged portfolios of the likes of Bill Ackman and Prof. Aswath Damodaran. However, the asset saleprovides a ray of hope for Valeant’s shareholders.
- [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]
Originally published Nov. 17 at 3:41 p.m. EDT
The consideration of the contrary has been a theme all week. And here in ” Don’t Run With the Crowd: Embrace the Contrary.” Miami madness (of a real estate kind) Mark Grant is scared by our currency’s strength. Danielle on scenarios. Boockvar to subscriber Bad Golfer! JC Penney ( JCP) short puts–a 100% win. (Shorting options frequently ends differently!) Just say no to closed-end muni-bond funds. DRYS is all wet. Could iPhone manufacturing be coming back home? On inflation breakevens–a picture that speaks volumes. The market moved higher from the “get go”–in large measure it seems to be a response to the better economic data this morning. At 3 p.m. stocks were near the day’s highs. I shorted The Cisco Kid last night. Sticking with this short rental. I added to my ProShares UltraShort S&P500 ETF ( SDS) long (growing ever larger). My net short exposure–is now between small and medium-sized at the close. The US. dollar, as discussed above, continued to rip higher against the euro. I am concerned. Mark Grant is concerned. The market is not concerned. The price of crude oil (down $0.20) settled lower after yesterday’s robust gains. Gold fell $9 as it continues to break down–closing in on $1,200. Ag commodities: wheat up $0.07, corn up $0.04, soybeans up $0.05 and oats up $0.02. Lumber up $7 following the big housing number this morning. Bonds schmeissed . .. iShares Barclays 2
- [By Keith Speights]
It’s been a long time since Valeant Pharmaceuticals (NYSE:VRX) stock was in a legitimate uptrend. Despite the hiring of a new CEO last year to right the ship, Valeant’s share price has continued to fall.
- [By Virendra Singh Chauhan]
Nvidia corporation stock shook off the bad performance from the last week, with a nearly 3% gain in the first trading session of this week. If you are wondering whether or not NVIDIA stock has turned the corner, a recent tweet from NVIDIA bear Andrew Left offers some answers. In late December, Citron’s Andrew Left issued a bearish NVDA call, calling a $90 bottom on the stock. Well, the famed short seller of Valeant (NYSE:VRX) fame, recently disclosed that he had covered its short position on NVIDIA. Given that Citron had originally called for a $90 price target, it appears likely that Citron thinks NVDA stock has bottomed out $10 above its original target.
- [By Benzinga News Desk]
Just days after Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (NYSE: VRX) shares took a steep tumble below the $11 level, the stock is almost back to an important level at $12: Link
daily stock picks: Clayton Williams Energy, Inc.(CWEI)
- [By Dustin Parrett]
Share PriceYTDMarket CapClayton Williams Energy Inc. (NYSE: CWEI)$138.8216.4%2.4BDiamondback Energy Inc. (Nasdaq: FANG)$106.365.42%$9.38BWestern Gas Partners LP (NYSE: WES)$65.6411.71%$9.67BTesoro Logistics LP (NYSE: TLLP)$59.3416.79%$6.25BResolute Energy Corp. (NYSE: REN)$46.0811.87%$931.13MAntero Midstream Partners LP (NYSE: AM)$34.9813.28%$6.4BExterran Corp. (NYSE: EXTN)$33.9942.22%$1.19BDominion Midstream Partners LP (NYSE: DM)$32.9011.34%$2.6BNextEra Energy Partners LP (NYSE: NEP)$31.1922.12%$1.68BArchrock Inc. (NYSE: AROC)$16.0021.21%$1.12B
While some of these stocks have performed well, we arent recommending this list of natural gas stocks. Thats because we arent interested in stocks that have already peaked at Money Morning; were interested in the next big winner. And we have one that could surge in 2017
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Noble Energy (NBL) soared to the top of the S&P 500 today after purchasing Clayton Williams Energy (CWEI) for $2.7 billion.
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Noble Energygained 7.1% to $40.05, while the S&P 500 fell 0.3% to2,267.89.
daily stock picks: Pure Cycle Corporation(PCYO)
- [By Lisa Levin]
In trading on Tuesday, utilities shares fell 0.46 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Korea Electric Power Corporation (ADR) (NYSE: KEP), down 4 percent, and Pure Cycle Corporation (NASDAQ: PCYO), down 2 percent.
- [By Jim Robertson]
On Wednesday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested small cap water and wastewater services stockPure Cycle Corporation (NASDAQ: PCYO) as a long/bullish trade: