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The 4 Biggest Catalysts for The Walt Disney Co. in 2019

DATE POSTED:January 12, 2019

2018 was a lackluster year for Disney's (NYSE: DIS) stock, which rose just 2% after four quarters of uneven growth across its segments. Its theme parks and movie business generated consistent returns, but cord-cutters repeatedly dented its media networks unit. However, 2019 could be a much brighter year for the House of Mouse as four main catalysts bolster its core businesses.

Disney will likely close its $71.3 billion takeover of most of Fox's (NASDAQ: FOX) (NASDAQ: FOXA) media assets in late January. Disney is selling some regional sports networks and European cable channels to appease antitrust regulators, but it will retain most of Fox's non-news cable networks, the film rights to Marvel's X-Men, Deadpool, and The Fantastic Four, and the distribution rights to Star Wars IV: A New Hope.

Image source: Fox.

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