Disney soars to all-time high

Shares are still riding a strong third quarter, but the company sure isn't sitting still.

By InvestorPlace Sep 6, 2012 10:22AM

arrow upBy Alyssa Oursler

 

Shares of Disney (DIS) continued to ride the company's strong third quarter all the way to an all-time high of $51.24 Wednesday morning -- and Disney is doing what it can to make sure that ride keeps going.

 

Over the past 12 months, the worldwide media and entertainment giant has gained about 56%, with a nearly 36% climb in 2012 alone.

 

The company most notably cashed in on its 2009 acquisition of Marvel, as the studio's recent film "The Avengers" has grossed more than $1.49 billion in ticket sales worldwide and managed to balance out the flop of "John Carter."

 

And the good news doesn't end there. Disney also recently announced that the man behind the blockbuster hit signed on to make a sequel.

 

Plus, the entertainment giant's offerings, as you know, don't just end on the silver screen. The company is as diverse as any, boasting popular media networks -- including Disney channels, ABC and ESPN -- parks, resorts and consumer products.

 

And the company sure isn't sitting still in those regards either.

 

In the parks and resorts segment, for example, Disney is moving forward with a new theme park called Fantasyland set to open in December.

 

On the consumer front, Disney is opening its first Disney Baby retail store in California Thursday.

 

The company's line of infant apparel is already sold at retailers like Amazon (AMZN) and Wal-Mart (WMT), but Disney is looking to further build that line by opening more baby-specific stores and add the offerings to its Disney retail locations.

 

The infant and children's apparel business is a good place to be. Children's Place (PLCE) and Carter's (CRI), for example, are up 42% and 91% respectively in the past 12 months.

 

So if Disney can cash in on that success -- and continue to expand and improve all its offerings -- the stock could be set to soar even more.

 

As of this writing, Alyssa Oursler did not own a position in any of the aforementioned securities.

 

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35Comments
Sep 6, 2012 2:15PM
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Obama has a plan to take everyone from the welfare roles and put them into top management at the new Fantasy Land. Some have said they will not go even if it is at top pay.
Sep 6, 2012 2:14PM
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The DEMS got bit by the teleprompter last night. Cannot even get a majority to recognize Jerusalem as the the Capital of Israel. What a joke.
Sep 6, 2012 2:57PM
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Where is all the printed money going ?

 The Transparency of this administration is a joke
Sep 6, 2012 2:03PM
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 Disney charges too much for everything... Food, Lodging, Movies, and the parks are not even close to affordable.

Sep 6, 2012 2:10PM
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EU   going to lend money to banks who cant pay it back      Sound familiar?  GMAC?   What a Crock
Sep 6, 2012 1:57PM
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Boycott Disney, they own liberal media ABC. Time for balanced news reporting rather than ABC advancing their liberal political agenda.
Sep 6, 2012 2:04PM
Sep 6, 2012 11:44AM
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We are saved. Low unemployment is coming. Housing market is coming back. We will only owe less than $10,000,000,000,000.00  Ten Trillion Dollars, in less than 4 years. Unemployment will be at 6 1/2% or less. Obumer  Our Hero    Yea Right
Sep 6, 2012 2:40PM
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awful quiet here today

i thought the Demoncats  would be in their glory after denouncing GOD and Country last night
Sep 6, 2012 2:49PM
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Amazing ....print money and commodities soar.....good job undercutting the stimulus..... blood sucking speculation......suck it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sep 6, 2012 2:07PM
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Disney's Fantasyland.....that is where the LIBTARDS reside. They have this fantasy that we have a never ending supply of money.
Sep 6, 2012 1:58PM
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Sep 6, 2012 1:44PM
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It's about time the stock did something!
Sep 6, 2012 2:24PM
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This is the best day yet!   You believe it and your entirely brain-dead!  Hilarious! As some "Super Saver"  employees are being given their pink slips...that means the unemployment wil tick down to to 7.9 %  ..... we are one sick dependent welfare State.  Viva Los Estados Unidos y mi .... you get it! 

Sep 6, 2012 4:12PM
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That isn't an all-time high,at one time they were up to $160.00 a share,try doing some research,they had a 4 for 1 spit,last ten years they were too occupied with their little loser pet projects,mis-managing the company,and filling the boards and CEOs pockets with wheelbarrels of cash,they still don't have a decent dividend.
Sep 6, 2012 1:04PM
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I guess all the technology emerging that edits out commercials must not be hurting disney too hard. not  long ago msn ran an article saying disney could not afford to sponsor shows like dancing with the has been's if people were going to edit out the commercials.  welcome to the wonderful world of money!
 
Sep 7, 2012 4:51AM
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Fanstasyland isn't a "new theme park." It is just an expansion to the Fantasyland area of Magic Kingdom.
Sep 6, 2012 1:34PM
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Disney isnt opening a new theme park called fantasyland.  They have expanded the fantasyland area of Magic Kingdom park at Walt Disney World Resort.  The new fantasyland wont bring in any extra revenue from ticket sales.
Sep 6, 2012 2:44PM
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What have I been telling you 99 percenters??? BUY DISNEY and VOTE OBAMA !!!!

SEPTEMBER IS A DOWN MONTH FOR ROMNEY, NOT STOCKS!!!!!!!!!

DISNEY ON FIRE.........WHOOOOOOoooooo!!!!!!!!!!!

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