Mad Money’s Cramer Says Disney Will “Get Through This”
CNBC’s Stock Analyst Says Stick With Disney
Monday, we looked at a nice hop in the price of Disney Stock.
Subsequently, we wondered what would happen Tuesday.
Disney Dipped On Tuesday
Admittedly, not much (good) happened today.
Overall, the stock dropped to 114.37, down from a Monday high of 119.35, and down from a 116.85 close.
In the interim, Disney had an executive shuffle in several of its businesses, most notably:
BREAKING NEWS: Kevin Mayer Leaves Disney To Become CEO of Tik-Tok
Indeed, some wondered how the loss of the company’s streaming boss would show in the stock analysis.
Tanzeel Akhtar of Benzinga wrote:
Walt Disney shares are trading lower on Tuesday after Loop Capital downgraded the stock from Buy to Hold.
On Monday, the company lost its head of streaming, Kevin Mayer, who has served as Disney’s chairman of its direct-to-consumer and the international segment where he oversaw Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+. Mayer departed from Disney to TikTok, the popular short video app.
And The Motley Foo’s Anders Bylund explained, “Loop Capital analyst Alan Gould lowered his Disney rating from a buy to a hold.
“Gould argued that market makers are overestimating how quickly Disney can recover from the business damage of the COVID-19 pandemic and that Monday’s executive-level reshuffling only increased the company’s business uncertainty.”
Optimism From Jim Cramer
However, CNBC’s Jim Cramer was more concerned about how Disney would reopen its doors rather than the executive loss:
Similarly, by the end of business on Tuesday, Cramer was still sticking with Disney.
In his lightning round, Cramer said:
“Disney, here is our approach … I’m just going to own it. The charitable trust is going to own it because we think that it’s a great, iconic brand that’s going to get through this, and that’s enough.”
Go Disney Go! My five shares are thankful for your optimism, Mr. Cramer.
Check Out Today’s Lightning Round from Cramer
Here’s the video of the lightning round:
As an aside, here is the video that introduced me to Jim Cramer and his Mad Money antics:
And of that clip, Jim added:
Finally, and digression aside, much will be riding on tomorrow’s opening of Disney Springs.