Disney+ Helps Stock Market Surge After Virus Woes
By Allyson Vannatta, Staff Writer
The Walt Disney Company’s stock surged on Thursday to give the Dow the 40-point boost it needed during this down time.
According to MarketWatch, shares of Walt Disney Co. DIS, +3.39% surged 5.4% to pace all of the Dow Jones Industrial Average’s DJIA, +1.22% premarket gainers Thursday.
“We view Disney+ as a core driver to the company’s extensive ecosystem of consumer touchpoints, which we believe will benefit the Parks and Studio once normal operations resume,” wrote J.P. Morgan analyst Alexia Quadrani in a note to clients.
This news comes as Disney+ revealed that the streaming service passed 50 million paid subscribers.
Disney+ recently rolled out in the U.K., Ireland, Austria, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, and France, according to Variety.
The streaming service quickly hit 5 million app downloads after launching across Europe.
Movieguide® previously reported that Disney+ beat out Netflix for the most downloaded streaming app in the United States this year.
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