Barron’s: Apple Computer could buyout Disney

“Barron’s on Saturday said it’s possible that Apple could make a bid to buyout Disney after CEO Steve Jobs becomes the legendary entertainment firm’s largest shareholder.
Jobs, who is the CEO of computer animation business Pixar as well as Apple , will own 7% of Disney after that firm’s agreement to acquire the maker of movies like Toy Story and Finding Nemo,” Greg Morcroft reports for MarketWatch.

“‘I think he has an open option,’ Barron’s quoted analyst Christopher Whalen, a New York-based managing director of Institutional Risk Analytics. ‘Disney is badly undervalued right now. Jobs might get an opportunity to take it out,'” Morcroft reports.

Full article here.

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  1. and on a further note, Steve Jobs has been added to the board of the federal reserve bank. He now owns 7% of the USA, or Idaho. He has the option to choose which.

    “Idaho – I’m lookin in your direction”

  2. Ok, in the past week someone thought Apple should spin off iPod & iTunes because they’re a distraction.

    Now today someone thinks Apple should buy Disney (one of the bigger can of worms in business).

    WTF is this? Disinformation? A joke? Or indeed serious advice??

    “That is a great idea. Just ask Ted Turner about the AOL Time Warner venture.”

    Right on.

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