Hasbro: Entertainment Favorite

Focus: DIVIDEND

Charles Carlson Image Charles Carlson Editor, DRIP Investor

"Easy hold" stocks provide a nice compromise between passive and active investing. These stocks have a risk-return profile that makes it easy to hold them year-in, year-out. 

Easy holds, too, typically pay rising streams of dividends, which enhance their appeal. Owning easy hold stocks, especially via low-cost DRIP programs, can help investors capture the benefits of passive investing — low fees and minimal tax impact.

One of my favorites that is performing especially well of late is Hasbro (HAS). The company is coming off an outstanding earnings performance in the December quarter. Per-share profits were $1.64, beating the consensus estimate by a whopping $0.37. 

While Hasbro may be known as a toy company, it really is an entertainment play. 

The company’s tight relationship with Walt Disney by virtue of holding licensing rights to market products based on a number of Disney properties, such as Frozen, Star Wars, and Beauty and the Beast, has provided a big lift to growth. 

I think these shares still have plenty of upside potential and look for them to handily beat the market this year.

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