Disney stock has begun to accelerate after a disappointing January and following an overwhelmingly positive earnings report at the start of February 2022. The Disney Company currently boasts such strong growth that the group jumped 3.4% after sharing quarterly financials despite the woes of rising inflation and a deep declining Dow Jones, S&P 500 and Nasdaq on the same day. Revenues, earnings per share, subscription growth and prices are all up, and DIS is beginning to look like a better and better investment.
Disney Theme Parks Rebound
Rides like Splash Mountain reopening and the upcoming Disney Monorail are drawing hordes of visitors back to Disneyworld as the fear of the pandemic eases. Disney Buffet Restaurants, with their full range of bountiful dining options, are back. Disney Parks, Experiences and Products reports almost double the revenue of last year’s quarter, surprising with excellent attendance. Not even omicron has been able to stifle The Walt Disney Company’s profits and growth, but is now a good time for investment?
Amazing Long-Term Content Assets
Morgan Stanley equity analyst Benjamin Swinburne reminds us of just how well Disney is capitalising on the direct-to-consuming streaming market but creating a steady stream of long term content monetization assets and opportunities. He is confident that Disney’s intellectual property is the very best out there and constructed specifically to take advantage of future opportunities. Swinburne’s analytics lead him to believe that the company has a likelihood of returning to the peak levels of business seen before COVID-19 by as soon as over the course of fiscal 2023, or July 1, 2022, onward. After all, Disney+ has raked in 130 million subscribers, and there are no less than 27 Disney blockbuster movies on the cards for the upcoming year.
Recovery Ongoing And Steady
The Walt Disney Company took a huge knock from the pandemic after shutting down theme parks and aligning investments towards content creation. The company may still be in recovery, but income estimates for fiscal 2022 are high. Despite Disney’s share price having fallen by around 2.93% year to date as of halfway through February following favourable financial reports, it is trading significantly better than it was just a month ago when the share price fell by 21% over a year, and the upswing looks set to last.
Great Potential Of Short-Term Gains
Industry analysts, on average, expect a 23% increase in share price through the course of 2022. With a high estimate of 220 and the average of 25 analysts falling at 196, there’s certainly a lot of room to grow from the current trading price hovering around $151 a third of the way through February. We see a short-term target of $160 as having high potential. Technical analytics reveal high volume resistance towards the $175 mark, which is likely to slow Disney’s momentum for a while.
DIS For Short, Mid & Long-Term Growth
Disney is a growth stock that can’t be ignored. Investors are already a significant step forward from the 20% plummet that rival Netflix Inc. incited three weeks prior to Disney’s recent financials by warning of severely constrained growth in the year’s first quarter. 2022 Marks the celebration of Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary, which should fruit significant attendance, streaming and notable overall growth, and there is an abundance of outstanding content on the way. What started as a questionable year with Disney falling 8% in the first month is beginning to turn. Those who caught notice of the trend early would have snagged DIS at a great price, but even now, there is room for growth over the short, medium and, especially, long-term.
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