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5/16/14 9:48 AM
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Not a great day for the subscriber model...
5/16/14 9:51 AM
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The thing is, they're also just signed a huge new deal with NBC Universal so, they are alright taking a few lumps for future gain. Phone Post 3.0
5/16/14 9:51 AM
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45 from yesterday or overall value?

First Lehman bros, Now wwf? Phone Post 3.0
5/16/14 9:52 AM
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Lux Fixxins - 45 from yesterday or overall value?

First Lehman bros, Now wwf? Phone Post 3.0
It went from 19 dollars a share to 10 so definitely not a good thing Phone Post 3.0
5/16/14 10:05 AM
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Lost $10,000 or so, not a good morning :(

Purchased $25,000 worth when it was at $24.80 a share a few months back expecting it to go to $30.

It's odd because people expected WWE to get around a $200 million per year TV deal which they got and the stock till tanked. Guessing people are freaking out due to the stock going down and I'd expect it to go back up a bit this afternoon. I still like the company long term.

Another thing is the company was around $11 a share mid last year and since then they added the WWE Network with 650,000 people paying $10 a month and almost doubled their TV rights fees and have not increased spending. Yet the stock is the same price, it makes no sense to me what so ever.
5/16/14 10:16 AM
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If I had the energy for stock watching, I'd put 20k in that right now. will recover at least half of what it lost very soon.
5/16/14 10:17 AM
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ufc98newb - If I had the energy for stock watching, I'd put 20k in that right now. will recover at least half of what it lost very soon.
Yup exactly. It'll be to atleast $15 in a week or 2 Phone Post 3.0
5/16/14 10:18 AM
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ufc98newb - If I had the energy for stock watching, I'd put 20k in that right now. will recover at least half of what it lost very soon.
Sure you would buddy Phone Post 3.0
5/16/14 10:32 AM
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http://www.forbes.com/sites/maggiemcgrath/2014/05/16/wwe-slammed-stock-plunges-nearly-50-as-nbcuniversal-deal-fails-to-impress/

Sounds like investors thought the deal was much less than they expected it to be, and missing stream targets will lead to an operating loss apparently.

Still, the stock will likely recover and if I had disposable income I'd buy shares up while they're cheap. Phone Post 3.0
5/16/14 10:35 AM
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Did they blow up Mr. McMahon again?
5/16/14 10:38 AM
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Anybody with any knowledge said no way WWE gets close to what they said they were expecting to get.

They said they hoped to get double or triple what they were getting (which would be between 180 and 270 million).

But Meltzer and other journos were predicting under 150.

150 seems to be about what they are getting in the States.

Keep in mind that RAW still does 4 million viewers a week. Dana would chop off his nuts to get that many UFC viewers.

5/16/14 10:50 AM
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Ticker? Phone Post 3.0
5/16/14 10:53 AM
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If it ain't Dutch, it ain't much - Lost $10,000 or so, not a good morning :(

Purchased $25,000 worth when it was at $24.80 a share a few months back expecting it to go to $30.

It's odd because people expected WWE to get around a $200 million per year TV deal which they got and the stock till tanked. Guessing people are freaking out due to the stock going down and I'd expect it to go back up a bit this afternoon. I still like the company long term.

Another thing is the company was around $11 a share mid last year and since then they added the WWE Network with 650,000 people paying $10 a month and almost doubled their TV rights fees and have not increased spending. Yet the stock is the same price, it makes no sense to me what so ever.

Might seem like uninformed advice, but don't panic. If the idea was a good one, you'll make your money back once all of the "free money" people get out. Patience.
5/16/14 10:54 AM
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down to $11.15 right now.

It was at $20 on Wednesday.

Fight Pass I have heard people say is just under 300k subscribers. WWE Network is probably around 700k at this point in time. And also that's only USA (although people outside of the USA have found ways around it and do have the network)
5/16/14 11:11 AM
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RKing85 - down to $11.15 right now.

It was at $20 on Wednesday.

Fight Pass I have heard people say is just under 300k subscribers. WWE Network is probably around 700k at this point in time. And also that's only USA (although people outside of the USA have found ways around it and do have the network)

CNBC needs Jim Ross calling the updates. So when it crashes,



THE ROCK BOTTOM, THE ROCK BOTTOM

5/16/14 11:39 AM
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Wait til it bottoms out. Then buy. It's not done going down yet. Phone Post 3.0
5/16/14 11:40 AM
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Rickmeister - Now it's the time to buy Phone Post 3.0

You are 100% right

5/16/14 11:43 AM
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jwistead -
If it ain't Dutch, it ain't much - Lost $10,000 or so, not a good morning :(

Purchased $25,000 worth when it was at $24.80 a share a few months back expecting it to go to $30.

It's odd because people expected WWE to get around a $200 million per year TV deal which they got and the stock till tanked. Guessing people are freaking out due to the stock going down and I'd expect it to go back up a bit this afternoon. I still like the company long term.

Another thing is the company was around $11 a share mid last year and since then they added the WWE Network with 650,000 people paying $10 a month and almost doubled their TV rights fees and have not increased spending. Yet the stock is the same price, it makes no sense to me what so ever.

Might seem like uninformed advice, but don't panic. If the idea was a good one, you'll make your money back once all of the "free money" people get out. Patience.
I'm not pulling anything out, might buy more to lower my avg price I paid per share. I still think the company as a whole is far better financially then it was 6 months ago when the stock was $12 or so.
Like others said, should go up to $15-16 range in a few weeks. Phone Post 3.0
5/16/14 11:45 AM
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RKing85 - down to $11.15 right now.

It was at $20 on Wednesday.

Fight Pass I have heard people say is just under 300k subscribers. WWE Network is probably around 700k at this point in time. And also that's only USA (although people outside of the USA have found ways around it and do have the network)
I do t think Fight Pass has that many, my
Guess is 100-150. Dana talked about in a scrum where he hinted it was just over 100k subscribers. WWE really needs to stack PPVs in Sept to keep all the people that just subscribed for WM, that month will really determine if this was smart or a dumb move by Vince. Phone Post 3.0
5/16/14 11:48 AM
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Just bought me a thousand bucks of shares.  No doubt this one will go up in value real quick.

5/16/14 11:55 AM
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If it ain't Dutch, it ain't much - Lost $10,000 or so, not a good morning :(

Purchased $25,000 worth when it was at $24.80 a share a few months back expecting it to go to $30.

It's odd because people expected WWE to get around a $200 million per year TV deal which they got and the stock till tanked. Guessing people are freaking out due to the stock going down and I'd expect it to go back up a bit this afternoon. I still like the company long term.

Another thing is the company was around $11 a share mid last year and since then they added the WWE Network with 650,000 people paying $10 a month and almost doubled their TV rights fees and have not increased spending. Yet the stock is the same price, it makes no sense to me what so ever.

Vince was puffing his chest about getting $200m to close to $300m domestically alone; not $200m combined with two international markets.
5/16/14 12:05 PM
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SlapUsilly -

Just bought me a thousand bucks of shares.  No doubt this one will go up in value real quick.

Dont blame ya. Phone Post 3.0
5/16/14 12:13 PM
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If it ain't Dutch, it ain't much - Lost $10,000 or so, not a good morning :(

Purchased $25,000 worth when it was at $24.80 a share a few months back expecting it to go to $30.

It's odd because people expected WWE to get around a $200 million per year TV deal which they got and the stock till tanked. Guessing people are freaking out due to the stock going down and I'd expect it to go back up a bit this afternoon. I still like the company long term.

Another thing is the company was around $11 a share mid last year and since then they added the WWE Network with 650,000 people paying $10 a month and almost doubled their TV rights fees and have not increased spending. Yet the stock is the same price, it makes no sense to me what so ever.

Welcome to the wonderful world of speculation.
5/16/14 12:22 PM
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Man this is depressing. People up in here have 20K stock in one company and I'd have to scrape together my change to buy A share. Phone Post 3.0
5/16/14 12:27 PM
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I wonder if Vince is sick or something. This really makes little to no sense at all. I will be purchasing some stocks when I get home but am curious for the reason in decline.

Has to be something behind the scenes as on the surface this doesn't add up.

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