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Black Panther, Walmart Earnings, Roku Guidance, & Facebook Music

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  • (1:00) - Black Panther Crushes Box Office Records
  • (6:40) - Walmart Q4 Earnings Report: Online Sales Down
  • (11:00) - Roku Earnings Report
  • (15:15) - Facebook Music Streaming Service Rumors
  • (26:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

On today’s episode of the Zacks Friday Finish Line, Content Writer Ryan McQueeney and Editor Maddy Johnson take on this week’s biggest stories, including Black Panther’s effect on Disney, Walmart’s latest earnings results, Roku’s shaky guidance, and rumors linking Facebook to music streaming aspirations.

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Black Panther, the latest film in Disney’s (DIS - Free Report) Marvel Cinematic Universe, debuted over the holiday weekend, bringing in record box office numbers and becoming one of the biggest release’s in company history. Maddy and Ryan discuss what that could mean for Disney going forward (also read: After Black Panther's Stellar Opening, Is Disney Stock a Buy?).

Next up, the hosts discussed the latest earnings reports from Walmart (WMT - Free Report) and Roku (ROKU - Free Report) . Walmart’s profits came in below expectations on the back of slowing e-commerce growth, while Roku sold off in the wake of its sluggish guidance. Maddy and Ryan discuss the pros and cons of both reports.

Finally, the Finish Line team highlights the rumor that Facebook (FB - Free Report) is gearing up to launch its own music streaming service after inking yet another licensing deal this week (also read: Is Facebook Launching a Music Streaming Service?).

Listen to the show to hear more!

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