As that company grows, you have a good chance of being rewarded with share price growth, dividends, or some combination of both. Often, the rewards compound -- and get better -- the longer you hold the shares, just like a long-term relationship with your Valentine. Eric Volkman (Digital Realty Trust): If I were to wrap a stock and gift it to a sweetheart, it'd be a solid company that generates its own presents -- dividends -- on a regular basis.
For instance, shares of Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOG)(NASDAQ: GOOGL) and Meta Platforms (NASDAQ: META) are currently down 30% and 50%, respectively, from all-time highs. An exception to this weak growth trend is The Trade Desk (NASDAQ: TTD), which has continued to post impressive financial results. The Trade Desk operates a demand-side platform (DSP).
Disney (DIS) shares have climbed 27% to start 2023 with the company scheduled to release its first-quarter fiscal 2023 earnings report on Wednesday, February 8.