#6: Time Warner
Forget Lions Gate Entertainment‘s (NYSE:LGF) The Hunger Games and Twilight — Harry Potter was the franchise that first took the young adult world by storm … and Time Warner‘s (NYSE:TWX) Warner Bros. was the company with its name on it.
Fans have expressed their love for the wizard on Facebook to the tune of nearly 54 million likes — good for the No. 12 overall spot. Toss in the die-hard fans of rock/rap group Linkin Park — on the Warner Music label — and you have nearly 48 million more likes in the parent company’s column.
That’s an impressive 101 million total for Time Warner — around 6 million short of the top five, but far from anything to sneeze at.
The stock’s year-to-date gains are equally impressive, as well. TWX has climbed 32% since January — well more than double the S&P 500.