Legendary Investor Bill Miller Talks Amazon (AMZN), Disney (DIS) Takeover

The father-son duo of Bill Miller and Bill Miller IV appeared on CNBC on Father’s Day to discuss some of the favorite stock picks of Miller Value Investors, including Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS), and Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE:TUP).

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Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), which has gained another 47% in 2018, remains a favorite stock pick of Bill Miller. Miller does not believe that Amazon will acquire a media company to grow Prime Video, nor does he think that it needs to. He noted that Amazon and Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) already have the capability to produce and distribute their own original content online, giving them little incentive to purchase an expensive media company.

Miller sees Jeff Bezos as trying to duplicate the Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) model, developing so much original content for Prime Video that it becomes a fixed-cost enterprise which Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) can later take advantage of by further boosting Prime membership fees. While Miller also thinks highly of Netflix as a company and has owned it in the past, he does think the price is high right now.

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On the next page we’ll look at two other stocks discussed by Bill Miller and his son Bill Miller IV during their recent interview.