One Reason Disney (DIS) Stock is Rising

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of The Walt Disney Co. (DIS) are climbing by 1.01% to $111.49 in Monday's mid-day trading session on the company's unmatched ability to wring profits, the CEO's influence, and the company's expansions, Barron's reported.

"This world's appetite for great entertainment is bigger than it has ever been and probably bigger than Wall Street realizes," CEO Bob Iger stated in Barron's.

Disney has far more deals with merchandise companies than its rivals like Viacom (VIA), Time Warner (TWX), and DreamWorks Animation SKG (DWA), according to Sterne Agee. For example, it has 37% more deals than Viacom, 56% more than Time Warner and seven times as many as DreamWorks.

It's also a good time to buy its stock, as shares could rise another 50% over the next three years, Barron's noted.

Additionally, CEO Bob Iger has been a key factor in the company's success. He has spent richly on park expansions and upgrades, and over the next three years, Disney's cash flow is expected to jump 30% in the fiscal year ending in September 2016.

Last May, Disney opened its first Shanghai retail store and next spring, the company will open Shanghai Disneyland.

Separately, 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, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins."

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