The streaming space is becoming more and more competitive as Apple and Disney have now launched their streaming service. A few days ago, Disney+ announced it signed up 10 million subscribers on a single day, the first day it launched.
Amazon Prime and Netflix are also strong players with a good offering of original content. They also have the advantage of already being popular for several years. The secular trend of moving from cable to streaming still poses a big opportunity for growth and the battle to get market share is expected to become more intense.
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The recent launch of Apple+ was received with mixed results but there are more original content in the pipeline. The transition from hardware to service is coming along nicely and many analysts still consider it a buy or a top pick.
He trimmed his position as it became a large position in his portfolio. It continues to execute very well. The 5G phone will take time because it is proliferated through North America. He prefers stocks to ETFs but an ETF could work if you prefer not to pick a stock.
Walt Disney (DIS-N)
Disney+ launched on November 12 to much anticipation. They reported good numbers from their Dutch test. The company can leverage their content to attract subscribers and are the best equipped to compete with Netflix.
(A Top Pick Nov 05/19, Down 3%) It has bounced back. The cruise and park businesses are a chunky part of their overall revenue. A lot of their movies have not been able to come out into theatres. They bought FOX but the sweet spot was Disney plus, their streaming product. They need to have…
Netflix Inc. (NFLX-Q)
One of the first largely known streaming service across the world. There are concerns of increased competition in the space and analysts are worried the company is losing its first mover advantage. Nevertheless, cable cutting trends will help Netflix gain additional subscribers.
Buy it probably tomorrow after the sell-off, knee-jerk reaction to this week's disappointing earnings report, ends. A good hold for the long term.
A very diverse company that offers streaming through it’s Amazon Prime Video service. The subscription segment is growing and paying off, allowing them more consistent and growing revenue.
Looking at technicals right now, the market has tried to break through and has failed a couple of times. It could be choppy through the election. We could be ready for a 5-7% pull-back over the next couple of weeks. Your entry point will be late October or early November. He would slightly prefer GOOG-Q.
Roku Inc (ROKU-Q)
A unique play in the streaming space as it acts as a conduit for several thousand different apps. It’s a volatile stock but they facilitate the move from cable to streaming.
Is one of 7 growth stocks where investors don't care about earnings during this pandemic, so buy them: The thesis that feeds this is that there's nothing worth watching on TV except sports. Forget watching ads in traditional TV. Roku lets you watch ad-free TV anytime you want. It's up 66% YTD.
Canada Streaming Movers
Cineplex Inc (CGX-T)
The company is reporting earnings today. They are diversifying away from cinema which has added to debt but helped them diversify. There is a general downward trend to the movement. However, many investors buy this stock for the dividends.
It was doing everything well and they were going to sell the business before the pandemic. Now, the business is ruined. With social distancing and lack of good movies, it is un-investable.
Shaw Communication (B) (SJR.B-T)
Its recent move into streaming weighed on Shaw due to increased competition in the wireless space as well as streaming. It pays a good dividend near 4% and is in a safer oligopolistic industry.
Growing exposure to wireless, content, cable, low valuation at 6x operating cash flow. Likes the group, and this is a newer name he's added. Yield is 4.78%. (Analysts’ price target is $27.58)
Rogers Communications (B) (RCI.B-T)
Rogers is a diversified telecom company that also offers Anyplace TV that lets subscribers watch tv on demand. They missed on earnings and the stock price pulled back so it could be a good chance to buy it on sale.
He's held this for 30 years. Investors underestimate their infrastructure assets in their networks built-out. The stock is cheap now. They benefit from heavy streaming now. They generate good cash flow and a cheap valuation. (He also own BCE, Telus and Shaw.) Rogers' advantage as that it trades at a similar valuation, but pays the…
BCE Inc. (BCE-T)
The BCE Premium TV channel let’s customers watch sports online. They pay out a good dividend that is considered safe. They recently reported earnings that were on par with expectations.
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Quebecor Inc (B) (QBR.B-T)
Through Vidéotron, the company offers club illico that let’s subscribers stream content, mostly focusing on French Canadian content. This telco has a strong presence in Quebec and is also active in Ontario.
Pre-COVIC, he saw that tech was going to pop, and now the puck is heading to boring value names, like Quebecor. Has an 11% growth rate and trades at 12.6x 2021. Its a very cheap telco and have a lot of cash to return to shareholders and raise the dividend if they wish. Their wireless…