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#1 - The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS)

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The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) - It may be a small world, but if you’re looking for an American company to anchor your portfolio, Disney is looking like a solid bet right now. The stock is on a tear, up over 20% since the beginning of the year. The blue-chip stock saw a particularly nice jump in June when Morgan Stanley released a bullish forecast for Disney’s new streaming service, Disney + which is set to launch in November and will be a direct competitor of Netflix. Plus, Disney has already made a deal with Comcast that gives Disney full operational control of Hulu right now even though Comcast will not sell its 33 percent stake until 2024. Disney’s bread and butter continues to be its theme parks which continue to flourish despite the company raising admission prices every year. But Disney is more than just the “Magic Kingdom”, they are a full-blown media company and have recently released the blockbuster hit, Avengers: Endgame which has generated over $2.76 billion worldwide since its June 26 launch. The only concern for Disney’s stock right now is low volume. But with the favorable rating from Morgan Stanley, it’s possible that institutional investors will start to pay attention.

About Walt Disney
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an entertainment company worldwide. The company's Media Networks segment operates cable programming businesses under the ESPN, Disney, and Freeform brands; broadcast businesses, including ABC TV Network and eight owned television stations; and radio businesses. It also produces original live-action and animated television programming to first-run syndication and television markets; and subscription video-on-demand services and in home entertainment formats, as well as operates ESPN+, a direct-to-consumer streaming service providing multi-sports content. Its Parks and Resorts segment owns and operates the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and the Disneyland Resort in California. This segment also operates Disney Resort & Spa in Hawaii, Disney Vacation Club, Disneyland Paris, Disney Cruise Line, and Adventures by Disney; and manages Hong Kong Disneyland Resort and Shanghai Disney Resort, as well as licenses its intellectual property to a third party for the operations of the Tokyo Disney Resort in Japan. The company's Studio Entertainment segment produces and acquires live-action and animated motion pictures for distribution in the theatrical, home entertainment, and television markets primarily under the Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and Touchstone banners. This segment also produces stage plays and musical recordings; licenses and produces live entertainment events; and provides visual and audio effects, and other post-production services. Its Consumer Products & Interactive Media segment licenses its trade names, characters, and visual and literary properties; develops and publishes mobile games, books, magazines, and comic books; distributes branded merchandise directly through retail, online, and wholesale businesses; offers Website management and design; and develops and distributes online video content. The company was founded in 1923 and is based in Burbank, California.

Current Price: $135.20
Consensus Rating: Buy
Ratings Breakdown: 19 Buy Ratings, 3 Hold Ratings, 1 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $150.2882 (11.2% Upside)

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