Is The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) A Safe Bet For Investors?


The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) closed its last session at $104.6. The stock traded within a range of $102.69 and $104.76. The company operates in the Consumer Cyclical sector with a market capitalization of 155.31 Million. Trading volume for The Walt Disney Company was 7.36 Million in its previous trading session. Currently, The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) has an average volume of 8.94 Million.

Company Profile

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with five business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media.

Analyst Views

The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) received a Buy rating from 5 analysts. 1 analysts gave its stock an Outperform rating. 1 analysts say it’s a Hold while 0 analysts provided their expert opinion as Sell.

The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) touched its 1-Year High price of $116.10 on 04/27/17 and its 1-Year Low price of $ 96.20 on 09/07/17.

EPS & Financials

The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $1.89/Share beating the analyst estimate of $1.61/Share by a difference of $0.28. This showed a surprise of 17.4% in the last quarter earnings.

For the current quarter, 26 analysts are projecting a mean EPS of $1.69/share. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $1.96/share and a low EPS of $1.54/share.

Analysts believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $14.01 Billion for the current quarter. According to their predictions high & low revenue estimates are 14.44 Billion and 13.67 Billion respectively.

Technical Analysis

By taking a look at the stock’s current statistics it can gauged that the stock candle is BULLISH with HIGH volatility. The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) has a 20-Day average volume of 9.79 Million. According to today’s trading volume The Walt Disney Company is BELOW its 20-Day Avg. volume with the stock showing BELOW Abnormal volume in the past 150 days.

Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that the stock is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the company was in BEARISH territory while an analysis of the last 40-Day trend shows a BEARISH signal. The 100-Day trend also shows a BULLISH trend as well.

The company currently has an insider ownership of 0.1 Percent and Institutional ownership of 63 Percent. The return on assets stands at 11.6%, Return on Equity currently is 25.6% and the Return on Investment value is 14.2%.

The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) gross margin percentage stands at 45% while its operating margin for the past trailing twelve month is 25.1 percent and its overall profit margin (ttm) is 19.6 Percent. The stock is currently moving below its 20-Day Simple Moving Average of -3.36% with a 50-Day Simple Moving Average of -3.85 percent. As of today, the company has a SMA200 (200-day simple moving average) of -0.3 Percent. The Stock has YTD (year to date) performance of -2.71 percent.

The TTM operating margin for the company stands at 25.1%. The return on invested capital is at 14.2%, which is good, compared to its peers. The Free Cash Flow or FCF margin is 18.57.

The company’s stock is currently moving with a -ve distance from the 200 day SMA of approximately -0.3%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of -2.71% which means that the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price.