The film industry is thriving despite the economic downturn and “Up,” the latest film by Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, is generating positive buzz ahead of its opening in theaters later this month.
Also Disney’s Jonas Brothers and Hannah Montana are still huge draws.
And though theme parks are struggling with the economy, it seems as if the swine flu will have little impact.
Considering Disney reports earnings on Tuesday, May 5, what’s should you expect?
I’m expecting to hear Disney had a tough quarter but I’m a buyer of the stock over the long term says UBS entertainment analyst Michael Morris. Disney is a high quality name that’s been beaten down.
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