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Jim Cramer and TheStreet Quant Ratings: 'Buy Disney'

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- With earnings from major media and entertainment companies disappointing many shareholders, we decided to see if this trend is here to stay, or just a bump in the road.

Many pay-TV subscribers are cutting their cords, and switching to cheaper alternatives, such as Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) and Sling TV (DISH).

Shares of Time Warner Inc. (TWX - Get Report), Discovery Communications Inc. (DISCA), and Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (FOX - Get Report) plunged 9%, 12%, and 7%, respectively. Poor earnings reports have a lot of people on Wall Street bearish, but not all. Our own Jim Cramer has this to say about Walt Disney Company's (DIS - Get Report) stock, "You sell it today you will be selling it into one of the great buybacks of all time ... I would like to suggest that you think a little long term."

So, what are the best entertainment companies investors should be buying? Here are the top three, according to TheStreet Ratings, TheStreet's proprietary ratings tool.

TheStreet Ratings projects a stock's total return potential over a 12-month period including both price appreciation and dividends. Based on 32 major data points, TheStreet Ratings uses a quantitative approach to rating over 4,300 stocks to predict return potential for the next year. The model is both objective, using elements such as volatility of past operating revenues...


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