NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The Walt Disney Co. (DIS) shares closed trading up 1.05% to $108.10 on Thursday as the entertainment company got a boost from the release of a teaser trailer for its highly anticipated "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" film set for release Christmas day.
The new trailer was debuted at a Star Wars celebration in California that was hosted by the film's director J.J. Abrams and producer Kathleen Kennedy.
"The Force Awakens" will be the first Star Wars film released under the Disney banner after the company bought the rights to the movie franchise from George Lucas for $4 billion in 2012.
The Star Wars movie is expected to be one of the biggest films in 2015, a year in which analysts are expecting the movie industry to post a record breaking box office of $11 billion for the year.
Disney's stock has increased 14% over the past three months.
The trailer for the new Star Wars film can be viewed here.
TheStreet Ratings team rates DISNEY (WALT) CO as a Buy with a ratings score of A+. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:
"We rate DISNEY (WALT) CO (DIS) a BUY. This is based on the convergence of positive investment measures, which should help this stock outperform the majority of stocks that we rate. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins."
Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:
- You can view the full analysis from the report here: DIS Ratings Report