CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 4, 2006–Charles Carlson, editor of the DRIP Investor, highlights a pair of stocks to watch this year. Read about Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS – News) and Harris (NYSE:HRS – News). Click here for the full story exclusively on Zacks.com: http://at.zacks.com/?id=84
Highlights from the December 28 Featured Expert column by Charles Carlson include:
Disney (Walt) (NYSE:DIS – News) has been hurt by the same issues that have crimped many media-related concerns, such as a sluggish ad market. However, Charles Carlson believes 2006 will be a much better year for the company and stock. The firm’s broadcasting properties (ESPN, ABC) should do well in 2006. Theme parks should also do well, especially if energy prices retreat and the economy remains strong. The one area that has hurt the bottom line has been movie operations. Disney seems to be making headway in repairing its relationship with Pixar, and some announcement concerning the status of this important relationship is expected soon.
Harris (NYSE:HRS – News) manufactures communications systems for commercial customers and the U.S. government. Harris has handily beaten Wall Street’s estimates in each of the last four quarters. For fiscal 2006 ending in June, per-share profits should grow at least 35%. While defense spending could slow a bit, the company’s communications systems should remain in big demand.
Get Charles Carson’s DRIP specifics on these companies, along with four more stocks to watch in 2006, by clicking: http://at.zacks.com/?id=85
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