Today's Research on Starz and IMAX: Entertainment Stocks on Solid Ground

   Today's Research on Starz and IMAX: Entertainment Stocks on Solid Ground

  PR Newswire

  LONDON, February 21, 2013

LONDON, February 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Entertainment industry felt the brunt of the decline in the economy but it is
on a rebound now. Along with the improvement in macro economic factors, good
movie releases ensured that entertainment companies are making money. The
stock prices of these companies also tell a similar story. IMAX Corporation
(NYSE: IMAX) acts as a benchmark for entertainment industry. The company is
keen to grow through international expansion. Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA) is
performing well after its spinoff from its parent company Liberty Media. The
stock is expected to perform well as its management is taking aggressive steps
to boost its value. StockCall professionals have completed their technical
analysis on Starz and IMAX and these free reports are accessible by
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IMAX Expands Overseas

IMAX is scheduled to announce its fourth quarter earnings on February 21 ^st .
The company is expected to report its revenue at $73.5 million while its EPS
is expected to be at 16 cents per share. For its full year, the average
consensus for revenue is at $279.2 million and EPS estimate is pegged at 72
cents per share. IMAX is a pioneer in the entertainment technology. The
company is also expanding in international markets as it plans to open 3 new
theaters in Russia. Be sure to read our latest technical research on IMAX
Corporation by registering at 

IMAX's stock popped 12 percent so far this year and the trend is likely to
continue as the company focuses on offering high potential movies. IMAX will
also benefit from its international expansion as well as the robustness in
domestic demand. The company is also working towards making its technology
have wide acceptance. It is planning to grow its presence in the emerging
markets like China and India. Though, the company provided reservations about
its performance in China due to strict censorship rules, it projects to
perform well in other markets such as India and Russia.

IMAX Corp. is also focused on providing innovative solutions as the company
recently fitted Smithsonian's theaters with new laser technology. With the
combination of good domestic growth and international expansion, IMAX is
anticipated to provide good returns to its investors.

Starz Renews Deal with Sony

Starz is in good hands as the stock is being lapped up by Chase Coleman of
Tiger Global Management. The fund has included 7 percent of its portfolio in
this stock. Strong institutional interest is generally good news for the
stock. Apart from Tiger Global Management, the stock was also bought by Steve
Cohen of SAC Capital and Jeffrey Gates. Sign up for the free technical
research on Starz - Series A Liberty Capital Common Stock at 

Starz is the product of a spin-off from parent company Liberty Media. The
company is taking aggressive steps to stimulate growth. It renewed its deal
with Sony. Under this deal, Starz acquired the exclusive pay TV rights to
screen Sony film releases through 2021. The new contract will enhance Starz's
movie library. The company is also working towards developing original
programming and content. The contract will run from 2016.

Starz faces stiff competition from companies like Netflix. However, with its
strong portfolio of original content along with licensed content, the company
is in a good spot. The company's new deals and its emphasis on creating
original programming are likely to provide positive push to its stock price.

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