E Thoughts On Growth Stocks: Apple, Sherwin-Williams, Disney

Frozen's success led to strong merchandise sales of $107.2 billion. So, it is likely that something similar will happen to Zootopia. The cute animal characters in Zootopia have potential for strong merchandise sales.

The success of Zootopia is a strong follow-up to The Force Awakens Star Wars movie. Disney benefited from over $700 million in Star Wars related merchandise sales in 2015. This is in addition to over $2 billion that the Force Awakens earned from box office sales.

I'm confident that Disney will do well over the long-term due to its strong ability to create popular content. The company is likely to remain a leader and survive any fears about ESPN losing business to cable cord cutters. Disney is finding other ways to grow the ESPN business. A few examples of this are: offering ESPN on the Sony PlayStation view service and on the Sling TV streaming service.

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David P. Matthews 5 years ago Member's comment

Looking forward to more - added you to my follow list.

Joe Economy 5 years ago Member's comment

Although climbing in the past month or so, I do think that Apple's more or less stagnant stock will continue to edge up and down based on rumors of new and improved versions of the IPhone. But I will say it again that I think Apple needs to move beyond its dependency on a single product and branch out to other ideas. In car media might be the growth phenomenon that it needs to boost the company. There are a number of really good competitors out there including Android and Parrot so the in car media space remains to be played out in full as yet. I do believe Disney is a broader investment choice with more room to grow as it grows market strength in China and the developing world. It too is vulnerable to the successes of its latest movie productions which can be hot or miss but in the long run, its a better growth stock. Worryingly also is that Disney's stock is rather stagnant down around 5% year to date and seemingly stuck around the $100 level. Stock analysts are also cautious with 14 out of 34 recommending only a hold position, with 5 strong buys and 13 buys. Interesting to see if these 2 stocks can break beyond their comfort zones?

Susan Miller 5 years ago Member's comment

The $SHW and $VAL merger is certainly promising.

Kirk Sheffield 5 years ago Member's comment

Very good picks here. $DIS in particular has just been killing it lately with one major win after another. And they certainly know how to squeeze every last dollar from each box office hit.

Kurt Benson 5 years ago Member's comment

I agree @[Kirk Sheffield](user:24174) Elsa is outselling Barbie, Star Wars is king again and now everyone's crazy over Zootopia. I haven't seen it yet but did see the trailer at the Star Wars movie and it's on my list. I'm bullish $DIS & $AAPL.