Why Live Nation (LYV) Stock Is Down Today

Anthony Lee /
2024/04/16 11:09 am EDT

What Happened:

Shares of live events and entertainment company Live Nation (NYSE:LYV) fell 9.6% in the pre-market session after the Wall Street Journal reported that the Justice Department is preparing to file an antitrust lawsuit against the company. According to the reports, there are allegations that Live Nation "used its dominance in a matter that undermined competition for ticketing live events."

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What is the market telling us:

Live Nation's shares are somewhat volatile and over the last year have had 3 moves greater than 5%. In context of that, today's move is indicating the market considers this news meaningful but not something that would fundamentally change its perception of the business.

Live Nation is up 1.6% since the beginning of the year, but at $93.35 per share it is still trading 12.6% below its 52-week high of $106.81 from March 2024. Investors who bought $1,000 worth of Live Nation's shares 5 years ago would now be looking at an investment worth $1,437.

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