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

April 19, 2015 5:27 PM

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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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