The movie industry provides a popular pastime for many people around the globe. Movie studios generate billions of dollars annually from theatre tickets and other high-end deals. This is to the benefit of investors who hold movie stocks.
The US stock market has had a fantastic 2019 so far and some movie companies played a part in it. Some movie stocks are performing excellently following blockbuster movies and significant acquisitions.
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Top Four Movie Stocks That Are Heating Up
Here are four movie stocks that could head higher over the coming months.
Walt Disney Co (DIS)
Walt Disney has been perhaps the leading company in the movie sector. The company’s shares are up by 35% since the start of 2019. The fantastic surge in stock price could be due to its acquisition of 21st Century Fox, and other remarkable moves made by the company.
Disney released eight highest-grossing films so far this year, including movies such as “The Lion King,” “Avengers: Endgame,” and “Toy Story 4.” As a result, Disney is leading the other movie studios in box office revenues over the last decade.
Disney will now focus on providing stiff competition to the likes of Netflix, Apple, and Amazon in the streaming sector. The launch of the Disney + streaming service and the takeover of Hulu has set the company up nicely to compete with those streaming giants.
Sony Corp (SNE)
Sony is another movie stock that has performed excellently since the start of 2019. The shares of Sony Corp are up by 36% since the turn of the year. It could head higher in the coming months following the recent strong performance.
‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ is the latest file released by Sony. The movie hit the box office this weekend and opened with $60.1 million this weekend for a $213 million revenue. The amount exceeds the $52 million recorded by Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle in 2017.
Next year, Sony has lined up some exciting movies, including Bad Boys for Life, Bloodshot, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Venom 2, and more.
Warner Bros (T)
The Warner Bros studio is under AT&T since the telecommunication company bought Time Warner for $85 billion last year. The AT&T stock price is up by 31% so far this year, with the performance of Warner Bros studio playing a crucial part.
Warner Bros raked in over $1.02 billion from the ‘Joker’ movie this year, making it one of the best performing films of 2019. The company could be set to get more significant performances next year from films such as Wonder Woman 1984. It is the sequel to the 2017 superhero film ‘Wonder Woman.’
The other movies that would air next year include; Scoob, The Witches, Godzilla vs. Kong, Dune, The Way Back, and more. These moves could see Warner Bros generate substantial theatre revenue and could see the stock price head higher.
Netflix Inc. (NFLX)
Netflix continues to lead the movie-streaming industry despite stiff competition from the likes of Amazon, Disney, and Apple. The shares of Netflix are up by 10% since the start of 2019 but could head higher over the coming months.
Disney has launched its Disney+ streaming service, but analysts believe it has little impact on Netflix. According to analysts from Credit Suisse, the competition from the launch of streaming platforms such as Disney+ have little to no effect on Netflix. However, it could have an impact in the long-term as the companies battle to win over the larger share of the global streaming service.
Netflix has been reluctant to advertisements but analysts believe it could lose millions of subscribers in the US if it doesn’t change its strategy. Adopting ads could see Netflix offer cheaper plans to subscribers and challenge the other platforms that provide affordable plans. If Netflix does this and gains more subscribers, then the company’s stock price could head over in the coming months.
More Movie Stocks That Are Heating Up
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