Hulk Hogan Scandal Costs WWE Shareholders Big Money

Jul 25, 2015 - by Marc Middleton

– Forbes has an article at this link about how the Hulk Hogan racist comments controversy has cost WWE $50 million.

Forbes notes how shares of WWE stock increased 14% after an outperform recommendation from Wells Fargo earlier this month, making WWE shareholders $160 million richer. However, after the Hogan scandal broke this week, shares dropped almost 4% on Friday to $16.60 per share, costing shareholders around $50 million. It was noted how the overall market and shares of MSG, which may be the closest public proxy to WWE, slipped just 1%.

WWE stock fell even more in after-hours trading on Friday to $16.00.

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