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Netflix said to be in Disney’s crosshairs, and analysts see a streaming rationale

Walt Disney Co. is on the prowl to acquire assets to add to its Goliath media and entertainment business; at least that’s the chatter on Wall Street.

Following reports last week Disney DIS, -0.40% was considering a bid for the floundering but pioneering social-media platform Twitter Inc. TWTR, +4.12% , the House of Mouse’s name was tied to interest in another buy: Netflix Inc.

See also: Disney is the ‘most logical choice’ of a buyer for Twitter.

Shares of Netflix NFLX, +4.14%climbed 4.1% in active trade Monday following the rumors, which began Friday and carried over through the weekend.

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