Walt Disney (DIS) Stock Price, News & Analysis

+0.21 (+0.18%)
(As of 05:45 PM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
6.15 million shs
Average Volume
11.90 million shs
Market Capitalization
$208.96 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target

Walt Disney MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.84 Rating Score
9.8% Upside
$125.08 Price Target
Short Interest
1.07% of Shares Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.43mentions of Walt Disney in the last 14 days
Based on 88 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$226,405 Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $4.66 to $5.57 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

4.51 out of 5 stars

Consumer Discretionary Sector

27th out of 270 stocks

Miscellaneous Amusement & Recreation Services Industry

2nd out of 18 stocks

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About Walt Disney Stock (NYSE:DIS)

The Walt Disney Company is the world’s second-largest entertainment company by revenue and market cap. It is built on the work of Walt Disney, a revolutionary entertainer and cartoon innovator, and is now a multinational conglomerate of entertainment venues, channels, and brands. The company was founded in 1923 as the Disney Brothers Studio and operated under several other names before being branded as The Walt Disney Company in 1986.

The company is based in Walt Disney Studios, Burbank, California, and is best known for its work in animation and for creating the character Mickey Mouse. Over the years, the company expanded into live-action movies, theme parks, and even new corporate divisions such as Pixar, Marvel, and Lucasfilm. The new divisions provided new avenues for growth that helped accelerate the company’s business to a record high revenue near $85 billion in F2022.

Among the many innovations, are its work with technicolor and multiplane motion picture cameras. These advances were used throughout the groundbreaking Silly Symphonies series which featured animated shorts set to music.

Today, The Walt Disney Company, through a network of subsidiaries, operates as an entertainment company worldwide. The company operates through two segments; Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution and Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products creating long-lasting memories for children of all ages. In total, the company has earned 135 Oscars including 32 awarded directly to Walt himself and is said to have created many of the most loved and enduring films of all time as well as revolutionizing the theme park industry.

Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution is focused on the film and television production and distribution industries including the operation of television networks under the ABC, Disney, ESPN, Freeform, FX, Fox, National Geographic, and Star brands. The company’s studios produce major motion pictures and content for its channels and digital streaming services under the Walt Disney Pictures, Twentieth Century Studios, Marvel, Lucasfilm, Pixar, and Searchlight Pictures banners. This segment also hosts streaming services including but not limited to Disney+, ESPN+, Hulu, and Star+ as well as post-production services by Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound.

The Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products segment includes a network of theme parks, resorts, and cruises under the Walt Disney World and Disneyland banners. Parks include the flagship Walt Disney World in Florida, Disneyland Paris, and Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. Guests can also enjoy themed vacations under the National Geographic banner and others. This segment also provides a wide range of licensed and branded themed products based on each of its many franchises.

DIS Stock Price History

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Company Calendar

Last Earnings
Next Earnings (Confirmed)
Fiscal Year End

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Miscellaneous amusement & recreation services
Movies & Entertainment
Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

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Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
25 Analysts


Net Income
$2.35 billion
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$88.90 billion
Cash Flow
$7.01 per share
Book Value
$58.37 per share


Outstanding Shares
Free Float
Market Cap
$208.59 billion

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Should I Buy Walt Disney Stock? DIS Pros and Cons Explained


Here are some ways that investors could benefit from investing in The Walt Disney Company:

  • The Walt Disney Company operates globally across multiple segments, providing diversified revenue streams that can help mitigate risks associated with economic downturns in specific regions or industries.
  • Disney's direct-to-consumer streaming services, including Disney+ and Hulu, have shown significant growth potential, attracting a large subscriber base and contributing to the company's overall revenue growth.
  • With a strong portfolio of intellectual property from iconic brands like Marvel, Pixar, and Star Wars, Disney has a competitive advantage in creating popular and profitable content for various entertainment platforms.
  • Disney's theme parks and resorts, such as Walt Disney World and Disneyland, have a loyal customer base and offer unique experiences that drive consistent revenue generation through ticket sales, merchandise, and food and beverage offerings.
  • Despite recent market fluctuations, Disney's stock price has shown resilience and potential for long-term growth, making it an attractive investment opportunity for investors seeking stability and capital appreciation.


Investors should be bearish about investing in The Walt Disney Company for these reasons:

  • The ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Disney's theme parks and theatrical releases has led to revenue losses and operational challenges, affecting the company's overall financial performance.
  • Increasing competition in the streaming industry from platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Apple TV+ poses a threat to Disney's market share and subscriber growth, potentially impacting its streaming revenue in the future.
  • Disney's heavy reliance on the entertainment and tourism sectors makes the company vulnerable to external factors like changes in consumer preferences, economic conditions, and regulatory challenges that could disrupt its business operations and financial stability.
  • The high level of debt on Disney's balance sheet, particularly due to recent acquisitions like 21st Century Fox, raises concerns about the company's leverage and ability to manage debt obligations effectively, which could impact its credit rating and financial flexibility.
  • Uncertainties surrounding the resumption of normal operations for Disney's theme parks and live entertainment events, as well as potential delays in film production schedules, create risks of revenue volatility and prolonged recovery periods that may affect investor confidence in the short to medium term.
These pros and cons were generated based on recent news and financial data from MarketBeat in order to provide readers with the fastest and most accurate insights. They were last updated on Saturday, April 13, 2024. Please send any questions or comments about these Walt Disney pros and cons to contact@marketbeat.com.

DIS Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Walt Disney stock right now?

25 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Walt Disney in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 sell rating, 2 hold ratings and 22 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" DIS shares.
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What is Walt Disney's stock price target for 2024?

25 brokers have issued 12-month target prices for Walt Disney's shares. Their DIS share price targets range from $76.00 to $145.00. On average, they expect the company's share price to reach $125.08 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 9.8% from the stock's current price.
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How have DIS shares performed in 2024?

Walt Disney's stock was trading at $90.29 at the beginning of the year. Since then, DIS stock has increased by 26.2% and is now trading at $113.95.
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Are investors shorting Walt Disney?

Walt Disney saw a increase in short interest in the month of March. As of March 31st, there was short interest totaling 19,660,000 shares, an increase of 5.4% from the March 15th total of 18,650,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 12,560,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.6 days.
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When is Walt Disney's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, May 7th 2024.
View our DIS earnings forecast

How can I listen to Walt Disney's earnings call?

Walt Disney will be holding an earnings conference call on Tuesday, May 7th at 8:30 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

How were Walt Disney's earnings last quarter?

The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February, 6th. The entertainment giant reported $1.22 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.97 by $0.25. The entertainment giant earned $23.50 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $23.71 billion. Walt Disney had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 7.88% and a net margin of 3.36%. Walt Disney's quarterly revenue was down .1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.99 earnings per share.
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How often does Walt Disney pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Walt Disney?

Walt Disney declared a semi-annual dividend on Wednesday, February 7th. Investors of record on Monday, July 8th will be paid a dividend of $0.45 per share on Thursday, July 25th. This represents a dividend yield of 0.5%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, July 8th.
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Is Walt Disney a good dividend stock?

Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) pays an annual dividend of $0.30 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.27%. The company does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio is 18.52%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, DIS will have a dividend payout ratio of 5.39% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What guidance has Walt Disney issued on next quarter's earnings?

Walt Disney updated its FY 2024 earnings guidance on Wednesday, February, 7th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of 4.600- for the period, compared to the consensus estimate of 3.980. The company issued revenue guidance of -.

What is Bob Chapek's approval rating as Walt Disney's CEO?

380 employees have rated Walt Disney Chief Executive Officer Bob Chapek on Glassdoor.com. Bob Chapek has an approval rating of 77% among the company's employees.

What other stocks do shareholders of Walt Disney own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Walt Disney investors own include NVIDIA (NVDA), Netflix (NFLX), Alibaba Group (BABA), Tesla (TSLA), Visa (V), Intel (INTC), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), AT&T (T), Boeing (BA) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM).

Who are Walt Disney's major shareholders?

Walt Disney's stock is owned by many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.26%), Sarasin & Partners LLP (0.12%), Vaughan Nelson Investment Management L.P. (0.11%), IMC Chicago LLC (0.00%), Saratoga Research & Investment Management (0.07%) and Everett Harris & Co. CA (0.07%). Insiders that own company stock include Amy Chang, Brent Woodford, Christine M Mccarthy, Robert A Chapek, Robert A Iger, Sonia L Coleman and Susan E Arnold.
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How do I buy shares of Walt Disney?

Shares of DIS stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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This page (NYSE:DIS) was last updated on 4/24/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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