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Even at 12-Year Highs, Buy Disney: Pros

“I’m surprised Disney isn’t up more in the after-market,” says trader Stephen Weiss after parsing through Disney earnings.

“I think the stock is cheap.”

As a well diversified media company, Disney was able to beat the Street - with better than expected results - even though its film unit reported an $84 million loss due to poor performance by the movie "John Carter," which cost $250 million to produce and millions more to market.

However, the weakness was offset by results from the media networks, which includes sports powerhouse ESPN, and showed operating earnings increased 13 percent to $1.7 billion in the latest quarter.

The theme park business showed similar strength. Earnings at the theme park unit rose 53 percent to $222 million.

“They have so many different engines,” adds Weiss. "That’s what I like about it."

“Lower gasoline is also good for Disney,” adds Dennis Gartman.

“I’d also get long,” says trader Brian Kelly.

Only trader Dan Nathan is skeptical. “The stock is trading at 12 years highs,” he reminds. “There are better places to put money to work than Disney.”

Looking at the numbers, Disney posted fiscal second quarter earnings of $1.1 billion and a 6 percent increase in revenue to $9.629 billion.

Analysts had expected the company to report earnings excluding items of 55 cents a share on $9.56 billion in revenue, according to a consensus estimate from Thomson Reuters.

In case you’re wondering, these results do not include results from Disney's blockbuster superhero movie "The Avengers," which set an industry record on May 6 by grossing $207.4 million in ticket sales over its first weekend.



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