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Better Buy: Disney vs. Comcast

Media empires Disney (NYSE: DIS) and Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA) have endured an onslaught of bad breaks this year. However, with theme parks mostly closed, new theatrical releases shelved, and sporting events only just beginning to resume this autumn, it may seem amazing that Disney stock is down a mere 17% from its all-time high and Comcast stock has nearly clawed its way back to breakeven.

The reasons why are telling and should help investors decide which is the better buy right now.

Disney has amassed the world’s most powerful portfolio of entertainment. Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, ESPN, the film franchises picked up from Fox, all complemented by Disney’s own back-catalog of animated and live-action movies should be more than a match for Comcast’s NBCUniversal. Although it also has an enviable portfolio that includes the ongoing Jurassic Park and Fast and the Furious movies, Dreamworks Animation, and plenty of classics.

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