Star Wars: The Force Awakens Gave Disney A $2 Billion Stock Boost

April 19, 2015 5:27 PM

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Gave Disney A $2 Billion Stock Boost

The new Star Wars trailer is making both fans and Disney very happy, but for very different reasons. The buzz around the new trailer—and excitement for Star Wars: The Force Awakens—has already given Disney’s stock a $2 billion boost, according to CBS MoneyWatch .

The stock boost is one indication that Disney did not overpay when they shelled out $4 billion for LucasFilms in October 2012, which included the rights to Star Wars. “We already are fairly confident that it was a good deal for us,” said Disney C.E.O. Bob Iger in an interview on CNBC’s Power Lunch, ...

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