Gasoline costs surged previous $3 a gallon, the best since late 2014, because the Colonial Pipeline shutdown squeezed provides.
The value rise comes forward of what’s anticipated to be a busy summer season driving season with reopenings and pent-up demand fueling shopper journey.
Mark Tepper, president of Strategic Wealth Companions, doesn’t anticipate that to derail summer season street journeys, although.
“If you consider it, a household of 4 has acquired over $10,000 from the federal government over the course of the final yr. Come July 1, they will get $300 per thirty days per child, so an additional 100 bucks a month or so that they’re going to pay on the pump is actually nothing within the grand scheme of issues given what is going on on proper now,” Tepper instructed CNBC’s “Buying and selling Nation” on Wednesday.
Tepper added that rising airline costs may additionally push shoppers to take street journeys over flying to trip locations.
“The corporate I like proper right here is Six Flags. I just like the regional amusement park play over the vacation spot parks like Disney and SeaWorld. I believe they’re simpler to get to, you’ll be able to drive there, you may make a day journey out of it, you’ll be able to go for a weekend,” Tepper mentioned.
Shares of Six Flags, a $3.5 billion park operator, are up 21% in 2021, greater than double the beneficial properties for the broader market. Tepper mentioned the inventory has room to develop.
“Six Flags trades at a valuation low cost and I actually assume expectations and earnings revisions are going to go up and up and up over the course of the following a number of quarters for these guys, so I believe it is a purchase right here,” he mentioned.
The corporate is predicted to report a lack of 82 cents a share in fiscal 2021, based on FactSet, narrower than the pandemic-related lack of practically $5 a share in 2020. It’s forecast to return to a revenue of $1.92 a share in 2022.
Gina Sanchez, CEO of Chantico World and chief market strategist at Lido Advisors, likes Six Flags within the brief time period however says one other amusement park play is the higher wager in the long term.
“Disney has a number of different legs to face on in addition to simply the parks play as a result of in addition they have Disney Plus and a whole lot of different components to their enterprise,” Sanchez mentioned throughout the identical interview. “We predict that it is nonetheless engaging as a result of the outlook for these vacation spot parks continues to be fairly gloomy. … Disney was the most well liked park globally earlier than Covid. I believe it should nonetheless be the most well liked park after Covid.”
Disney will report earnings after the bell Thursday. Analysts anticipate earnings of 26 cents a share, down from 60 cents a share a yr earlier. Its parks and experiences section make up 23% of complete income.
Disclosure: Lido holds Disney.