Why Disney Could Lead the Dow in 2014


Disney was a key contributor to the Dow's massive rise last year. The House of Mouse kicked in 200 points of the market's 3,500 point jump -- to finish as the fifth-best Dow component in 2013.

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In the following video, Fool contributor Demitrios Kalogeropoulos makes the case for Disney's continued dominance this year, thanks to a few trends that are working in the company's favor. First, consumer spending could spike higher in 2014, giving a lift to Disney's parks and resorts business. Next, its movie studios should have a strong year, with hits like Disney's Frozen picking up the slack from Pixar, which is taking 2014 off. And third, Disney should finally see some profits coming from its video game division, which appears to have a strong seller on its hands with the new toys-to-life game, Infinity.

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