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Walt Disney Co (DIS): The Biggest Short Of 2015 According To Analysts

It’s been a great year for Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) in most of its operating fronts having created great returns for shareholders awaiting to see if the same success will be replicated in 2015.  One investor who remains skeptical about the company’s prospects heading into 2015 is A&G Capital CIO, Hilary Kramer. During an interview on Fox Business, Kramer, reiterated that DIS is poised to be the short of 2015.


“I would sell Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS), I think it is going to be the short of 2015. The focus has been on Frozen instead of trying to figure out another big hit,” said Mrs. Kramer.

Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) has faced concerns especially on its declining subscription on ESPN, which has over the years acted as a key source of revenue.  Theme parks and studio entertainment remain some of the segments to watch in 2015 that should move the needle on the stock.

Kramer is of the opinion that Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) will have to work extra hard in unveiling a better film than Frozen if it is to stay at the top of the charts as it did in 2014. Kramer made the remarks even as CEO, Bob Iger, stated that the company was all but set to increase its film output in 2015.

Despite media being a major part of the business, its revenues have not contributed a great deal Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS)’s overall performance

Seventh Capital Managing Partner, Monica Mehta, on the other hand, believes Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) is poised to maintain its bullish run in 2015 especially on the release of Star Wars.

“In this sector media is up about 8%, I think this is a long-term play; Disney is awesome do not let it go,” said Mrs. Mehta.

A dismal performance of Theme parks and Studio Entertainment in 2015 that contribute 31% and 15% of total revenue respectively should spell trouble for Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS). The segments look set to continue with their impressive run in 2015 that should produce higher growth rates translating into more profits.

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