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The Walt Disney Company is an entertainment business based in the US. The Walt Disney Company shares (DIS) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. The Walt Disney Company employs 223,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$69.8 billion.

How to buy shares in The Walt Disney Company

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  3. Search for The Walt Disney Company. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: DIS. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until The Walt Disney Company reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$124.23, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of The Walt Disney Company, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of The Walt Disney Company. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

How has coronavirus impacted The Walt Disney Company's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, The Walt Disney Company's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$124.23, which is 10.61% down on its pre-crash value of USD$138.97 and 57.11% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$79.07.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of The Walt Disney Company shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$607.18 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$879.55.

The Walt Disney Company share price

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The Walt Disney Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market closeUSD$124.23
52-week rangeUSD$79.07 - USD$153.41
50-day moving average USD$127.712
200-day moving average USD$118.7175
Wall St. target priceUSD$137.96
PE ratio 51.2183
Dividend yield USD$1.76 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$2.969

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The Walt Disney Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $124.23 from 2020-10-19

1 week (2020-10-19) 124.23
1 month (2020-09-25) 0.19%
3 months (2020-07-24) 5.63%
6 months (2020-04-24) 22.77%
1 year (2019-10-25) -5.10%
2 years (2018-10-26) 9.75%
3 years (2017-10-26) 26.05%
5 years (2015-10-26) 9.43%

Is The Walt Disney Company under- or over-valued?

Valuing The Walt Disney Company stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of The Walt Disney Company's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

The Walt Disney Company's P/E ratio

The Walt Disney Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 51x. In other words, The Walt Disney Company shares trade at around 51x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

The Walt Disney Company's PEG ratio

The Walt Disney Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 13.6206. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into The Walt Disney Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

The Walt Disney Company's EBITDA

The Walt Disney Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$11.9 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a The Walt Disney Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

The Walt Disney Company financials

Revenue TTM USD$69.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 9.43%
Gross profit TTM USD$27.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.97%
Return on equity TTM -0.87%
Profit margin -1.58%
Book value $48.023
Market capitalisation USD$226.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting The Walt Disney Company shares

There are currently 17.1 million The Walt Disney Company shares held short by investors – that's known as The Walt Disney Company's "short interest". This figure is 24% down from 22.4 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting The Walt Disney Company shares can be evaluated.

The Walt Disney Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

The Walt Disney Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of The Walt Disney Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of The Walt Disney Company shares traded daily (recently around 9.2 million). The Walt Disney Company's SIR currently stands at 1.86. In other words for every 100,000 The Walt Disney Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1860 shares are currently held short.

However The Walt Disney Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of The Walt Disney Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable The Walt Disney Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case The Walt Disney Company's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 The Walt Disney Company shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0095% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable The Walt Disney Company shares, roughly 10 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against The Walt Disney Company.

Find out more about how you can short The Walt Disney Company stock.

The Walt Disney Company's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like The Walt Disney Company.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

The Walt Disney Company's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 23.2

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and The Walt Disney Company's overall score of 23.2 (as at 10/01/2020) is excellent – landing it in it in the 16th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like The Walt Disney Company is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

The Walt Disney Company's environmental score

Environmental score: 6.53/100

The Walt Disney Company's environmental score of 6.53 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that The Walt Disney Company is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

The Walt Disney Company's social score

Social score: 13.06/100

The Walt Disney Company's social score of 13.06 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that The Walt Disney Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

The Walt Disney Company's governance score

Governance score: 15.61/100

The Walt Disney Company's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that The Walt Disney Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

The Walt Disney Company's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. The Walt Disney Company scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that The Walt Disney Company has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

The Walt Disney Company was last rated for ESG on: 2020-10-01.

Total ESG score 23.2
Total ESG percentile 15.68
Environmental score 6.53
Environmental score percentile 8
Social score 13.06
Social score percentile 8
Governance score 15.61
Governance score percentile 8
Level of controversy 2

The Walt Disney Company share dividends

27%

Dividend payout ratio: 26.83% of net profits

Recently The Walt Disney Company has paid out, on average, around 26.83% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), The Walt Disney Company shareholders could enjoy a 0% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In The Walt Disney Company's case, that would currently equate to about $1.76 per share.

While The Walt Disney Company's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that The Walt Disney Company may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

The Walt Disney Company's most recent dividend payout was on 16 January 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 December 2019 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have The Walt Disney Company's shares ever split?

The Walt Disney Company's shares were split on a 10000:9865 basis on 13 June 2007. So if you had owned 9865 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 10000 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your The Walt Disney Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 1.4% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for The Walt Disney Company shares which in turn could have impacted The Walt Disney Company's share price.

The Walt Disney Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, The Walt Disney Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $79.07 up to $153.41. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

DIS.US volatility(beta: 1.1)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while The Walt Disney Company's is 1.0993. This would suggest that The Walt Disney Company's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

The Walt Disney Company overview

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an entertainment company worldwide. The company's Media Networks segment operates domestic cable networks under the Disney, ESPN, Freeform, FX, and National Geographic brands; and television broadcast network under the ABC brand, as well as eight owned domestic television stations. This segment is also involved in the television production and distribution; and operation of National Geographic magazines. Its Parks, Experiences and Products segment operates theme parks and resorts, such as Walt Disney World Resort in Florida; Disneyland Resort in California; Disneyland Paris; Hong Kong Disneyland Resort; and Shanghai Disney Resort; Disney Cruise Line, Disney Vacation Club, National Geographic Expeditions, and Adventures by Disney; and Aulani, a Disney resort and spa in Hawaii, 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 distributes motion pictures under the Walt Disney Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox, Marvel, Lucasfilm, Pixar, Fox Searchlight Pictures, and Blue Sky Studios banners; develops, produces, and licenses live entertainment events; produces and distributes music; and provides post-production services, including visual and audio effects. Its Direct-To-Consumer & International segment operates international television networks and channels comprising Disney, ESPN, Fox, National Geographic, Star, and Other India Channels; direct-to-consumer streaming services consisting of Disney +, ESPN+, Hotstar, and Hulu; and operates branded apps and Websites, such as Disney Movie Club and Disney Digital Network, as well as provides streaming technology support services. The company was founded in 1923 and is based in Burbank, California.

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