World Wrestling Entertainment, INC. is an integrated media and entertainment company primarily engaged in the development, production and marketing of television programming, live events and the licensing and sale of consumer products featuring the WWE brand. WWE has been involved in the sports entertainment business for over twenty years and has developed wrestling into one of the most popular forms of entertainment.
Economic drivers remain down from historical levels. In 2003, WWE created two separate major television programs, Raw and Smackdown!, each with it's own story lines and talent. This was done to create two touring companies and increase the number of live events and provides the potential to increase to the contribution of the entertainment business. WWE just needs time to produce the intended marketplace results. The company consistently retains the merit of being the number one regularly scheduled program on cable TV with Raw on Monday nights on TNN, and Smackdown! Is the highest rated show on UPN. It airs on Thursdays.
Revenues consist principally of attendance at live events, sale of television advertising time and sponsorships; domestic and international television rights fees, pay-per-view purchases and direct sale of merchandise.
Stock for WWE can be purchased through any brokerage or online investing service. Minimums and fees will vary. Investors Choice Plan enables stockholders to purchase shares and reinvest the cash dividends paid on shares.
For the past nine weeks stock prices for World Wrestling Entertainment, INC have fluctuated between a high of $14.40 at the end of April to a low of $11.52 towards the end of May. For the month of June stock prices fluctuated between $12.37 for a low and $13.45 for a high. Although stock prices are not as stable as the corporation had hoped, it expects operating profits to more than double from the prior year.