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How to buy The Walt Disney Company stock | $183.47

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The Walt Disney Company (DIS) is a leading entertainment business based in the US. It opened the day at $182.91 after a previous close of $183.34. During the day the price has varied from a low of $182.73 to a high of $185.90. The latest price was $183.47 (25 minute delay). The Walt Disney Company is listed on the NYSE and employs 180,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

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The Walt Disney Company stock price (NYSE: DIS)

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The Walt Disney Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-09-17.
Open$182.91
High$185.90
Low$182.73
Close$183.47
Previous close$183.34
Change $0.13
Change % 0.0709%
Volume 10,039,204
Information last updated 2021-09-17.
52-week range$117.23 - $203.02
50-day moving average $179.23
200-day moving average $181.37
Wall St. target price$210.23
PE ratio 300.7705
Dividend yield $0.88 (0.48%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.61

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The Walt Disney Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $183.47 from 2021-09-17

1 week (2021-09-10) -0.35%
1 month (2021-08-19) 5.90%
3 months (2021-06-18) 6.41%
6 months (2021-03-19) -4.01%
1 year (2020-09-18) 42.63%
2 years (2019-09-18) 34.12%
3 years (2018-09-18) 67.51%
5 years (2016-09-16) 98.22%

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 301x. In other words, The Walt Disney Company shares trade at around 301x 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 1.096. 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 $7.7 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 $63.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 3.91%
Gross profit TTM $21.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.76%
Return on equity TTM 1.65%
Profit margin 1.77%
Book value $48.24
Market capitalisation $333.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting The Walt Disney Company shares

There are currently 21.3 million The Walt Disney Company shares held short by investors – that's known as The Walt Disney Company's "short interest". This figure is 4% up from 20.5 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 8.2 million). The Walt Disney Company's SIR currently stands at 2.59. In other words for every 100,000 The Walt Disney Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2590 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 0.0117% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable The Walt Disney Company shares, roughly 12 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 12/31/2018) 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: 2019-01-01.

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

We're not expecting The Walt Disney Company to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have The Walt Disney Company's shares ever split?

The Walt Disney Company's shares were split on a 10000:9865 basis on 12 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 $117.23 up to $203.02. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

DIS.US volatility(beta: 1.2)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 1.2003. 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 domestic television stations. This segment is also involved in the television production and distribution. 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 Studios, Marvel, Lucasfilm, Pixar, Searchlight Pictures, and Blue Sky Studios banners; develops, produces, and licenses live entertainment events; produces and distributes music; and provides post-production services through Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound. Its Direct-To-Consumer & International segment operates international television networks and channels comprising Disney, ESPN, Fox, National Geographic, and Star; direct-to-consumer videos streaming services consisting of Disney+/Disney+Hotstar, ESPN+, 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.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of The Walt Disney Company is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.123% of The Walt Disney Company shares are held by insiders and 66.463% by institutions.
How many people work for The Walt Disney Company?
Latest data suggests 180,000 work at The Walt Disney Company.
When does the fiscal year end for The Walt Disney Company?
The Walt Disney Company's fiscal year ends in September.
Where is The Walt Disney Company based?
The Walt Disney Company's address is: 500 South Buena Vista Street, Burbank, CA, United States, 91521
What is The Walt Disney Company's ISIN number?
The Walt Disney Company's international securities identification number is: US2546871060
What is The Walt Disney Company's CUSIP number?
The Walt Disney Company's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 254687106

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