If for a brand with staying power look no further than Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS). The entertainment company knows how to use its brand power and position to great effect for shareholders. Steady is one word that comes to mind in describing the operating performance of Disney. From an earnings trading perspective, this one is all about valuation and beating the numbers. Disney has exceeded analyst estimates in each of the last four quarters and will likely do so again this quarter.
Wall Street expects Disney to grow profits by 14% in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2013. At current prices, shares trade for 15 times next fiscal year estimated earnings. That’s too cheap for a big brand like this that will do better than expected thanks to a strong consumer and QE Infinity.