Netflix briefly tops Disney as the biggest pure media company in the world by market value

Netflix briefly passed Disney in market value Thursday as the most valuable media company in the world.

Shares of Netflix rose 1.8 percent Thursday, reaching a market value of $152.6 billion, according to FactSet. Disney's stock fell 1 percent and now has a market value of $151.8 billion.

Netflix closed off its highs, up 1.3 percent with a market value of $151.8 billion. Disney trimmed its losses to close 0.76 percent lower, for a market capitalization of $152.2 billion.

Market values of Netflix, Walt Disney and Comcast

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