Here’s How to Play Disney Stock Nowhttp://www.fool.com/investing/general/2013/06/21/heres-how-to-play-disney-stock-now.aspx Tim Beyers
June 21, 2013
Say goodbye to Cinderella and Snow White. Thanks to superheroes and Jedi Knights, Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS) stock has never before reached such heights.
Officially, the shares touched an all-time high of $67.89 a share on May 16 -- not even two weeks after Iron Man 3 took the box office by storm. The film has since passed the billion-dollar mark in gross receipts worldwide, leaving fans clamoring to get Robert Downey Jr. back for a fourth go as the Armored Avenger. Mix in theme parks, ESPN, ABC, and a new Star Wars film with $2 billion potential and Disney starts to look like one of the great growth stocks of the next several years.
But investing is also a game best played in context. How does Disney stock compare to peers Time Warner (NYSE: TWX) and News Corp. (NASDAQ: NWSA)? Here's what the numbers say:
And here's what Fools say, going by the data available in our CAPS investor intelligence database:
Disney, at five stars, is easily the top-rated stock of the bunch. The company's $40 billion licensing machine deserves at least some of the credit.
"Disney has always had the Midas touch when it comes