6:57 a.m. Dec. 15, 2020
- By Emily Bary
Zynga stock gains after Wells Fargo upgradeShares of Zynga Inc. are up 2.5% in Tuesday morning trading after Wells Fargo analyst Brian Fitzgerald upgraded the stock to overweight from equal weight. " We think shares of Zynga present a favorable risk/reward in light of a new, more detailed strategic vision of organic growth, which CEO Gibeau recently articulated," he wrote in a note to clients. Fitzgerald is upbeat about Zynga's vertically integrated advertising network, its broader portfolio of franchises that will enable the company to allocate advertising spending toward areas with the greatest returns on investment, and an expansion of the business beyond the mobile platform. "We think ZNGA's investment in supporting new launches (i.e. 'Harry Potter, Puzzles & Spells') is underappreciated by the market, and data on app usage have inflected back upwards in Nov and Dec after a lull in July through September," he wrote. Zynga's stock has declined 9.7% since Nov. 4, when Zynga last reported quarterly earnings. The S&P 500 has added 5.9% in that time.
8:20 a.m. July 25, 2020
- By Mike Murphy
Here’s everything coming to HBO Max in August 2020, and what’s leaving ‘Lovecraft Country’ series premiere and Seth Rogen’s ‘An American Pickle’ highlight the month’s offeringsHBO Max will welcome Batman in August 2020, while it says goodbye to Harry Potter.
5:45 a.m. July 19, 2020
- By Andrew Keshner
NBC’s Peacock is flying into the streaming wars — how does it compare to Amazon, Netflix, Disney, Hulu, HBO Max and Apple? Peacock launches July 15 with tiered pricing that includes NBC classics like ‘Saturday Night Live,’ ‘Parks and Recreation’ and ‘Law and Order’Peacock launches July 15 with tiered pricing that includes NBC classics like ‘Saturday Night Live,’ ‘Parks and Recreation’ and ‘Law and Order.’
6:46 a.m. June 11, 2020
- Associated Press
‘Harry Potter’ creator J.K. Rowling says she refuses to ‘bow down’ to criticism about her recent comments on transgender people Rowling wrote a lengthy post on her blog voicing concerns over ‘new trans activism’“Harry Potter” creator J.K. Rowling said she refuses to “bow down” to criticism about her recent comments on transgender people.