NYSE:DIS - Walt Disney Stock Price, News, Headlines & Rumors

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$112.48 -0.04 (-0.04 %)
(As of 08/17/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$112.37
Today's Range$111.89 - $112.86
52-Week Range$96.20 - $117.90
Volume4.76 million shs
Average Volume8.24 million shs
Market Capitalization$167.58 billion
P/E Ratio19.73
Dividend Yield1.49%
Walt Disney logoThe Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an entertainment company worldwide. The company's Media Networks segment operates cable programming services under the brand ESPN, Disney, and Freeform; broadcast businesses, which include the ABC TV Network and eight owned television stations; radio businesses consisting of the ESPN Radio network; and the Radio Disney network. It also produces and sells original live-action and animated television programming to first-run syndication and other television markets, as well as subscription video on demand services and in home entertainment formats, such as DVD, Blu-Ray, and electric home video license. Its Parks and Resorts segment owns and operates the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and the Disneyland Resort in California. This segment also operates Disney Resort & Spa in Hawaii, Disney Vacation Club, Disney Cruise Line, and Adventures by Disney; and manages Disneyland Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, and Shanghai Disney Resort, as well as licenses its intellectual property to a third party for the operations of the Tokyo Disney Resort in Japan. The company's Studio Entertainment segment produces and acquires live-action and animated motion pictures for distribution in the theatrical, home entertainment, and television markets primarily under the Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and Touchstone banners. This segment also produces stage plays and musical recordings; licenses and produces live entertainment events; and provides visual and audio effects, and other post-production services. Its Consumer Products & Interactive Media segment licenses its trade names, characters, and visual and literary properties; develops and publishes mobile games; and sells its products through The Disney Store, shopDisney.com, and shop.Marvel.com, as well as directly to retailers. The company was founded in 1923 and is based in Burbank, California.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Cable & other pay television services
Sub-IndustryMovies & Entertainment
SectorConsumer Discretionary


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.35
Current Ratio0.88
Quick Ratio0.81


Trailing P/E Ratio19.73
Forward P/E Ratio16.16
P/E Growth1.48

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$55.14 billion
Price / Sales3.03
Cash Flow$7.8657 per share
Price / Cash14.30
Book Value$29.16 per share
Price / Book3.86


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$5.70
Net Income$8.98 billion
Net Margins20.76%
Return on Equity21.37%
Return on Assets10.45%


Outstanding Shares1,487,240,000
Market Cap$167.58 billion

Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Walt Disney's stock symbol?

Walt Disney trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "DIS."

How often does Walt Disney pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Walt Disney?

Walt Disney announced a semiannual dividend on Wednesday, June 27th. Investors of record on Monday, July 9th will be given a dividend of $0.84 per share on Thursday, July 26th. This represents a yield of 1.62%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, July 6th. This is a positive change from Walt Disney's previous semiannual dividend of $0.78. View Walt Disney's Dividend History.

How were Walt Disney's earnings last quarter?

Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August, 7th. The entertainment giant reported $1.87 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.97 by $0.10. The entertainment giant had revenue of $15.23 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $15.49 billion. Walt Disney had a net margin of 20.76% and a return on equity of 21.37%. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.58 earnings per share. View Walt Disney's Earnings History.

When is Walt Disney's next earnings date?

Walt Disney is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, November, 8th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Walt Disney.

What price target have analysts set for DIS?

24 analysts have issued 12 month price targets for Walt Disney's stock. Their predictions range from $93.00 to $144.00. On average, they anticipate Walt Disney's stock price to reach $119.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 5.8% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Walt Disney.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Walt Disney?

24 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Walt Disney in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 9 hold ratings and 13 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Walt Disney.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Walt Disney stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Walt Disney stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Disney’s ongoing investments in their technology platform are hurting operating income as increasing costs are expected to negatively impact profitability going forward. Per management this will have a negative impact of around $100 million in the third quarter. Falling subscriber base and higher programming costs at ESPN are also major concerns. Additionally, Disney’s direct-to-consumer service will face significant competition in the streaming market from the likes of Netflix, Amazon Prime, Apple and Walmart. Shares have underperformed the industry in the past year. However, the impressive line-up of big budget movies slated to be released over the next 18 months is expected to drive its top and bottom-line." (7/31/2018)
  • 2. Pivotal Research analysts commented, "We are downgrading Disney stock from at this time, as the stock’s recent run-up fails to reflect that a higher price paid for Fox’s Entertainment assets would reduce the value of Disney to its shareholders. Alternately, the absence of completion of the transaction would also be negative for Disney as it would mean the company would be unable to realize the synergies it expects to produce from the transaction. The strategic position of the company would further be weakened relative to what would otherwise be possible without the transaction." (6/18/2018)

Are investors shorting Walt Disney?

Walt Disney saw a increase in short interest in the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 31,638,711 shares, an increase of 19.2% from the July 13th total of 26,534,390 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 8,332,452 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 3.8 days. Approximately 2.1% of the shares of the company are short sold. View Walt Disney's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Walt Disney's key competitors?

Who are Walt Disney's key executives?

Walt Disney's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Robert A. Iger, Chairman & CEO (Age 67)
  • Ms. Christine Mary McCarthy, Sr. EVP & CFO (Age 63)
  • Mr. Alan N. Braverman, Sr. EVP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 70)
  • Ms. Mary Jayne Parker, Sr. EVP & Chief HR Officer (Age 57)
  • Mr. Kevin A. Mayer, Chairman of Direct-to-Consumer & International Bus. Segment (Age 56)

Has Walt Disney been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media stories about DIS stock have been trending positive recently, Accern reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Walt Disney earned a daily sentiment score of 0.48 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news headlines about the entertainment giant an impact score of 48.22 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near term. View Recent Headlines for Walt Disney.

Who are Walt Disney's major shareholders?

Walt Disney's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Phocas Financial Corp. (4.51%), FMR LLC (1.75%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.49%), Morgan Stanley (1.41%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (1.04%) and Parnassus Investments CA (0.49%). Company insiders that own Walt Disney stock include Alan N Braverman, Aylwin B Lewis, Brent Woodford, Maria Elena Lagomasino, Mary Jayne Parker, Robert A Iger and Susan E Arnold. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Walt Disney.

Which major investors are selling Walt Disney stock?

DIS stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Morgan Stanley, Janus Henderson Group PLC, Fisher Asset Management LLC, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Acadian Asset Management LLC, State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D and Levin Capital Strategies L.P.. Company insiders that have sold Walt Disney company stock in the last year include Alan N Braverman, Aylwin B Lewis, Brent Woodford, Mary Jayne Parker and Robert A Iger. View Insider Buying and Selling for Walt Disney.

Which major investors are buying Walt Disney stock?

DIS stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Phocas Financial Corp., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Ruffer LLP, Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Unigestion Holding SA, Baird Financial Group Inc. and Lindsell Train Ltd. View Insider Buying and Selling for Walt Disney.

How do I buy shares of Walt Disney?

Shares of DIS can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Walt Disney's stock price today?

One share of DIS stock can currently be purchased for approximately $112.48.

How big of a company is Walt Disney?

Walt Disney has a market capitalization of $167.58 billion and generates $55.14 billion in revenue each year. The entertainment giant earns $8.98 billion in net income (profit) each year or $5.70 on an earnings per share basis. Walt Disney employs 199,000 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Walt Disney?

Walt Disney's mailing address is 500 SOUTH BUENA VISTA ST, BURBANK CA, 91521. The entertainment giant can be reached via phone at 818-560-1000.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Walt Disney (NYSE DIS)

Community Ranking:  2.9 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  1,421 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  1,060 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  2,481
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Walt Disney and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe DIS will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe DIS will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 8/17/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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