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02-27-2006, 09:35 PM
" 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."

>>LINK<< (http://www.marketwatch.com/News/Story/Story.aspx?guid=%7B1886F15A-756B-4644-8474-F534305073AD%7D&source=blq%2Fyhoo&dist=yhoo&siteid=yhoo)


02-27-2006, 09:57 PM
this would be interesting, but is it really possible...?

02-27-2006, 10:18 PM
Does Apple really have the economic power to purchase Disney... ABC, ESPN and all of it's other diversified holdings. Seems doubtful.

02-27-2006, 10:36 PM
tough to say. disneys market cap is 54billion, whereas apple is 59billion.

possible? yes... on the outward limits of reality, but completely unlikely. i bet it would be more like an 'aoltimewarner' than 'apple ownz j00'. considering how disparate their markets are, it would be just as effective of a merger (for those that arent following: a bad joke).

02-28-2006, 03:25 AM
Well, all I know is that the stock is going up like crazy for Disney and Pixar! What I don't understand is why Pixar's stock is rising so.. it will become Disney stock soon..


02-28-2006, 03:53 AM
He owns 7% right, so doesnt he need atleast 28.5% of the shares to put a buy out offer in.


02-28-2006, 04:12 AM
What I don't understand is why Pixar's stock is rising so.. it will become Disney stock soon..

In the proposed merger each Pixar share will be bought for 2.3 Disney shares. Apparently the market agrees with you ~ they expect the merger to happen ~ because the values are already moving in unison.



02-28-2006, 04:17 AM
It wouldn't make sense, Apple is still a hardware company, not a content provider. Disney also has avery limited market, and SJ already has a lot of control being the largest shareholder, so I don't see a reason...

02-28-2006, 04:23 AM
I ate an apple once!

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