3 Media Stocks in Focus: Viacom Rakes in 3 Billion in Bond Sales, Netflix Loves the ‘Breaking Bad’ Premiere, and Disney Takes Infinity to the Next Level
Viacom (NYSE:VIAB): Viacom has raised $3 billion in a bond sale of notes with maturities of 5 years, 10 years, and 30 years, making for the largest bond sale by the company since 2006. The debt is rated Baa2 by Moody’s Investors Service and BBB at Standard & Poor’s, according to Bloomberg data.
Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX): Netflix is getting a nice boost from the successful premiere of AMC’s of Breaking Bad, which netted nearly 6 million viewers in the final season’s opener. The company negotiated rights to show the season finale the day after it aired in the U.K. and Ireland, while U.S. users will have only have access to older episodes for the time being.
Walt Disney Co. (NYSE:DIS): Disney is launching a more substantial line of toys that will integrate into its Infinity video game. Players will be able to take the real-life toy characters and upload them into the video game, gaining the ability to control their characters in the game and have them go on adventures through various settings.
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