Netflix Inc (NASDAQ:NFLX) stock was hurt by the emergence of Disney (NYSE:DIS) onto the streaming scene. The streaming giant recently raised its price to $13 per month, and investors worry that Disney+ could impede on its market share. The Los Gatos, California-based company recently announced a comedy radio channel called Netflix Is A Joke in partnership with Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:SIRI). The channel will be available starting April 15.
Shares dropped 4.5% to close at $351.14.
Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) fell before the bell Friday after announcing a mammoth $33 billion cash and stock agreement to acquire Anadarko Petroleum Corp (NYSE:APC). The agreement will see Anadarko shareholders being paid roughly 0.4. shares of Chevron and $16.25 in cash per Anadarko share. The $65 per share price is a nearly 39% premium on its Thursday closing price.
Shares of Chevron finished nearly 5% lower at $119.81, while Anadarko jumped 32% to $61.80.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NSYE:JPM) rose after it kicked off earnings season beating Street expectations. The bank brought in record net income of $9.18 billion, up from $.7 billion a year ago. Earnings came in at $2.37 per share on revenue of $29.9 billion, outpacing analysts' estimates of $2.35 EPS on revenue of $28.4 billion.
The money center bank’s stock climbed 4.7% to $111.18.
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC), the other financial giant to report before the bell, saw its shares flip to a loss after early gains. The company saw net income rise to $5.5 billion for the first quarter, up from $4.7 billion in the previous year. Its earnings of $1.20 per share on revenue of $21.6 billion surpassed expectations of $1.09 EPS on revenue of $21 billion. Then, on a post-earnings conference call, Chief Financial Officer John Shrewsberry told investors that net interest income is expected to decline between 2% and 5% in 2019, according to MarketWatch. That’s down from previous guidance between 2% in either direction.
The stock edged down 2.6% to $46.49.
The Walt Disney Company stock closed at an all-time high after the company unveiled information late Thursday about its new streaming service, Disney+, according to engadget. The launch is scheduled for November 12, and it will cost $6.99 per month, cheaper than top competitor Netflix. The Disney+ lineup is expected to include content from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and The Simpsons, among others. Profitability, though, isn’t expected until 2024.
Shares increased more than 11% to $130.04.
UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) tumbled for the second day in a row Friday to its lowest point in a year after Sen. Bernie Sanders announced his Medicare for All plan on Wednesday. The 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful’s plan would create a single-payer system that essentially replaces the network of private health insurers.
Shares lost 5.2% to end the day at $223.24.
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