Analysts at Cowen upgraded Disney stock, as they expect that the entertainment giant’s upcoming video streaming platform and the next ‘Star Wars’ would prove to be strong tailwinds.
Cowen raised its rating on Disney to outperform from market perform, and also increased its 12-month price target to $131 from $102. Cowen analyst Doug Creutz emphasized on the company's “very powerful pipeline of product” that he expects to boost the company’s performance over the rest of the year and the coming years as well. He estimates a $3 billion calendar year operating profit to come from Disney’s movie production unit Studio, while being particularly optimistic about the Q4 calender year 2019 releases ‘Frozen 2’ and ‘Star Wars Episode IX’.
Cowen is also hopeful that Disney’s new streaming platform “is well positioned to have an extremely strong launch that surpasses consensus subscriber expectations”.