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Walt Disney (DIS) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$114.01
-3.14 (-2.68%)
(As of 04/12/2024 ET)
Today's Range
$113.73
$116.70
50-Day Range
$96.65
$122.84
52-Week Range
$78.73
$123.74
Volume
12.16 million shs
Average Volume
10.72 million shs
Market Capitalization
$209.13 billion
P/E Ratio
70.38
Dividend Yield
0.26%
Price Target
$124.54

Walt Disney MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.84 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
9.2% Upside
$124.54 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.07% of Shares Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Weak
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-0.46
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.28mentions of Walt Disney in the last 14 days
Based on 87 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$226,405 Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
19.53%
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.

4.50 out of 5 stars

Consumer Discretionary Sector

37th out of 265 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
2/06/2024
Today
4/13/2024
Next Earnings (Confirmed)
5/07/2024
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
$124.54
High Stock Price Target
$145.00
Low Stock Price Target
$76.00
Potential Upside/Downside
+9.2%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.84
Research Coverage
25 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$2.35 billion
Pretax Margin
6.60%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$88.90 billion
Cash Flow
$6.72 per share
Book Value
$58.37 per share

Miscellaneous

Outstanding Shares
1,834,300,000
Free Float
1,832,468,000
Market Cap
$209.24 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.42

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

Pros

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

  • The Walt Disney Company has a diversified business model with operations in entertainment, sports, and experiences, providing stability and potential for growth across multiple sectors.
  • Disney's direct-to-consumer streaming services, including Disney+ and Hulu, have shown strong subscriber growth, indicating a shift towards digital content consumption and revenue generation.
  • With a strong portfolio of iconic brands like Marvel, Pixar, and Star Wars, Disney has a solid foundation for creating popular and profitable content across various media platforms.
  • Disney's theme parks and resorts, such as Walt Disney World and Disneyland, are well-known global destinations that contribute significantly to the company's revenue stream.
  • Recent stock price movements have shown resilience and potential for growth, reflecting positive investor sentiment and market confidence in Disney's future prospects.

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 platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and others could pose a threat to Disney's market share and subscriber growth in the long run.
  • Disney's heavy reliance on the success of blockbuster franchises and theme park attendance for revenue generation makes the company vulnerable to fluctuations in consumer preferences and economic conditions.
  • Rising content production costs and investments in technology for streaming services may put pressure on Disney's profit margins and cash flow in the near future.
  • Potential regulatory changes or legal challenges related to intellectual property rights, content distribution, or antitrust issues could impact Disney's operations and financial performance.
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 Wednesday, April 10, 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 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 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 Wall Street analysts have issued 12-month price targets for Walt Disney's shares. Their DIS share price targets range from $76.00 to $145.00. On average, they anticipate the company's share price to reach $124.54 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 9.2% 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 2024. Since then, DIS stock has increased by 26.3% and is now trading at $114.07.
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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
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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 analyst estimates of $23.71 billion. Walt Disney had a net margin of 3.36% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 7.88%. The company's revenue was down .1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.99 EPS.
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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. Stockholders 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 0.26%. 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 EPS 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 number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Sarasin & Partners LLP (0.12%), IMC Chicago LLC (0.00%), Douglas Lane & Associates LLC (0.04%), Cacti Asset Management LLC (0.03%), Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.03%) and ARGA Investment Management LP (0.02%). 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 4/13/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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