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Walt Disney (DIS) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$111.95
+0.37 (+0.33%)
(As of 03/1/2024 ET)
Today's Range
$111.03
$112.15
50-Day Range
$89.28
$112.42
52-Week Range
$78.73
$112.92
Volume
7.24 million shs
Average Volume
14.33 million shs
Market Capitalization
$205.35 billion
P/E Ratio
69.11
Dividend Yield
0.80%
Price Target
$110.86

Walt Disney MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.78 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
1.0% Downside
$110.86 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
0.96% of Shares Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Weak
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-0.46
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.26mentions of Walt Disney in the last 14 days
Based on 107 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$1.83 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
18.22%
From $4.61 to $5.45 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.

4.83 out of 5 stars

Consumer Discretionary Sector

12th out of 270 stocks

Miscellaneous Amusement & Recreation Services Industry

1st out of 19 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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Disney is a Phoenix rising from the ashes of its mistakes; CEO Bob Iger is driving margins and setting the company up for another decade of growth.
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What many consider America's critical financial asset suffers biggest fall on record. Expert says: "it's very bad for millions, protect yourself now."
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Taylor Swift’s blockbuster concert film “The Eras Tour” will make its streaming debut on Disney+
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Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 1/10 Dividend
12/08/2023
Dividend Payable
1/10/2024
Last Earnings
2/06/2024
Today
3/02/2024
Next Earnings (Estimated)
5/08/2024
Fiscal Year End
9/30/2024

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Miscellaneous amusement & recreation services
Sub-Industry
Movies & Entertainment
CUSIP
25468710
Employees
225,000
Year Founded
1923

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$110.86
High Stock Price Target
$136.00
Low Stock Price Target
$76.00
Potential Upside/Downside
-1.0%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.78
Research Coverage
23 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$2.35 billion
Pretax Margin
6.60%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$88.94 billion
Cash Flow
$6.92 per share
Book Value
$57.52 per share

Miscellaneous

Outstanding Shares
1,834,302,000
Free Float
1,832,468,000
Market Cap
$205.35 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.41

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

These insights were generated using artificial intelligence. They are based on proprietary MarketBeat data, news articles, and custom LLM A.I. algorithms. This analysis of Walt Disney was last updated on Sunday, March 3, 2024 at 12:42 AM.

Pros

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

  • The Walt Disney Company operates in the entertainment industry, which has shown resilience and growth potential, especially with the rise of streaming services.
  • Disney's diverse portfolio of brands and franchises, including Marvel, Star Wars, and Pixar, provides a strong foundation for long-term success and revenue generation.
  • Recent investments in direct-to-consumer streaming services like Disney+ and Hulu have shown promising growth and subscriber numbers, indicating a shift towards digital content consumption.
  • Disney's theme parks and resorts, once fully operational post-pandemic, are expected to drive significant revenue and profit margins due to pent-up demand for leisure and travel experiences.
  • With a history of successful acquisitions, such as Marvel Entertainment and Lucasfilm, Disney has demonstrated the ability to leverage synergies and expand its market reach effectively.

Cons

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 challenges and uncertainties in the short term.
  • Increasing competition in the streaming industry from players like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and upcoming services could put pressure on Disney's subscriber growth and pricing power.
  • Fluctuations in advertising revenue and content production costs could affect Disney's profitability, especially in a dynamic and evolving media landscape.
  • Concerns about the company's debt levels and capital expenditures for future projects may raise questions about financial stability and cash flow management.
  • Stock price volatility in the entertainment sector, influenced by market trends, consumer preferences, and regulatory changes, could impact investor sentiment and returns.














DIS Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Walt Disney stock right now?

23 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Walt Disney in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 sell rating, 3 hold ratings and 19 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" DIS shares.
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What is Walt Disney's stock price target for 2024?

23 brokers have issued 1 year target prices for Walt Disney's shares. Their DIS share price targets range from $76.00 to $136.00. On average, they predict the company's stock price to reach $110.86 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 1.0%.
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How have DIS shares performed in 2024?

Walt Disney's stock was trading at $90.29 on January 1st, 2024. Since then, DIS stock has increased by 24.0% and is now trading at $111.95.
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Are investors shorting Walt Disney?

Walt Disney saw a decrease in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totaling 18,470,000 shares, a decrease of 31.7% from the January 15th total of 27,050,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 13,970,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.3 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 Wednesday, May 8th 2024.
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How were Walt Disney's earnings last quarter?

The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February, 6th. The entertainment giant reported $1.22 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.97 by $0.25. The entertainment giant had revenue of $23.50 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $23.71 billion. Walt Disney had a net margin of 3.36% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 7.88%. Walt Disney's revenue for the quarter was down .1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $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 announced a semi-annual dividend on Wednesday, February 7th. Shareholders of record on Monday, July 8th will be given a dividend of $0.45 per share on Thursday, July 25th. This represents a yield of 0.5%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, July 8th.
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Is Walt Disney a good dividend stock?

Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) pays an annual dividend of $0.90 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 55.56%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, DIS will have a dividend payout ratio of 16.51% 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 issued an update on its FY 2024 earnings guidance on Wednesday, February, 7th. The company provided EPS 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 a variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (8.26%), State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. (1.75%), Northern Trust Corp (1.22%), Norges Bank (1.17%), Legal & General Group Plc (0.76%) and Citadel Advisors LLC (0.00%). 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 3/3/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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