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Best shares to buy in the coronavirus stock market crash – Walt Disney Company and RDI Reit

THE STOCK MARKET crash has thrown up many bargains since coronavirus sent world economies into a nose dive. With so many companies trading on dirt-cheap valuations, you may be wondering what stocks to buy right now.

Here are two shares think are the best you can invest in at the moment.

THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY (share price $101.58)

Shares of Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) have lost a big chunk of their value since the coronavirus pandemic. The stock price stood at $101.58 on Fridays close, down 33% from a 52-week high of $153.41.

The drop was to be expected given that the company has had to close all of its theme parks and hotels around the world. Disney also had the misfortune of releasing the Pixar film Onward just before the efforts to fight the spread of coronavirus forced cinemas to close. That turned a near sure-fire winner into a box office flop. This is all bad news in the short term.

Change in audience viewing habits

In the long term, I find it hard to believe that Disney won’t eventually recover. People may delay their fun filled Disney world vacations as money gets tight and fears of a pandemic linger, but eventually people will want to visit the world’s top theme parks again, which include the various Disney properties.

It’s also worth noting that the pandemic has been excellent for streaming services and been a major driver for Disney+ subscriptions due to its massive programming archive, which one expects will be reporting big numbers come May time.

Actor Keanu Reeves (Credit: Gilberto Marques/ MáquinaCWO, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license)

Keanu Reeves tipped for Marvel debut

Movie wise, the Marvel Cinematic Universe now owned by Disney has big plans for the future. Many of the official titles announced for their upcoming Phase 4 and Phase 5 will be sure fire winners including a Black Widow movie, a new Spiderman movie and The Eternals (rumoured to be starring Keanu Reeves for his long-awaited debut in the Marvel universe.)

Given these reasons Walt Disney Company will be one of the top recovery shares over the next 12 months in my book

RDI REIT P.L.C (current price 51.60p)

RDI REIT plc (LSE: RDI.L) is a UK Real Estate Investment Trust (UK-REIT) committed to becoming the UK’s leading income focused REIT.

The Company owns properties independently valued at £1.6bn in the United Kingdom and Germany, Europe’s two largest, liquid and transparent property markets. RDI invests in assets with strong property fundamentals spread across UK offices (including London serviced offices), UK logistics, UK shopping centres, UK retail parks, UK hotels and German retail.

So far rental income from their various owned property has been stable, RDI has received 68% of rent due in March from its retail tenants. A recent press release stated “We are actively engaging with tenants and clients across the portfolio. Financial assistance in the form of rent-free periods or rent deferrals are being prioritised for those occupiers most in need and in order to help support their businesses during this challenging period, Longer term, we remain confident in the quality of our operational assets which have a strong track record of income resilience despite the short-term disruptions as a result of the unprecedented impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.”

RDI Reit’s stock was trading at 106p on March 11th when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organisation. Since then the stock has decreased by 52% and is trading at 51.60p at close on Friday

Stock market recovery

All things considered, I think shares in RDI REIT offer great value with the prospect of attractive returns in the future. I think it’s one of the best UK stocks to buy right now and am tipping this stock for a big recovery in the next 12 months

We will revisit these two tips in April 2021 to see how we have done.

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  1. Want to say thank you, I invested £1000 in RDI reit and have made £600 profit in a month. Can you do some more stock tips please?

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