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- 21st Century Fox is spiking after Disney raised its bid to $71.3 billion.
- Disney and Comcast have been in a bidding war over 21st Century Fox assets.
- Disney shares are also higher on the news.
- Watch 21st Century Fox trade in real time here.
Shares of 21st Century Fox are surging, up 7.45%, Wednesday morning after Disney raised its bid for the company’s assets excluding Fox News and Fox Business. Disney shares are up about 1% on the news.
The revised $71.3 billion bid topped Comcast’s all-cash offer of $65 billion, and will allow 21st Century Fox shareholders to decide between receiving all cash or a mix of cash and stock.
The increased offer comes one week after Comcast crashed Disney’s attempt to buy the assets with a $65 billion bid, following the US Justice Department’s approval of AT&T’s merger with Time Warner. Disney originally bid $28 a share back in December.
21st Century Fox is up 33.69% this year.