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Looking to buy Disney stock in Canada? Here’s everything you need to know, including the current Disney stock price, online brokers with access to DIS stock and the answer to the question, “Is it a good time to buy Disney stock?” Read our guide below.

The Walt Disney Company is an entertainment business based in the US. The Walt Disney Company stocks (DIS.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $178.35 – a decrease of 0.82% over the previous week. The Walt Disney Company employs 170,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $58.3 billion.

How to buy The Walt Disney Company stock in Canada

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  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: DIS in this case.
  5. Research The Walt Disney Company stocks. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your The Walt Disney Company stocks. It's that simple.

How has Coronavirus impacted The Walt Disney Company's stock price?

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

Its last market close was $177.18, which is 21.57% up on its pre-crash value of $138.97 and 124.08% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $79.07.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of The Walt Disney Company stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $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 $1,254.43.

The Walt Disney Company stock price

Use our graph to track the performance of DIS stocks over time.

The Walt Disney Company stocks at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-30.
Latest market close$177.18
52-week range$115.35 - $203.02
50-day moving average $176.9382
200-day moving average $181.6515
Wall St. target price$206.97
Dividend yield $0.88 (0.49%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $-2.4998

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Is it a good time to buy The Walt Disney Company stock?

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The Walt Disney Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $177.18

1 month (2021-07-02) 0.04%
3 months (2021-04-30) -4.75%

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 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 1.1381. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the stocks offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the stocks 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 stock 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$6.5 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$58.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 2.09%
Gross profit TTM USD$21.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.37%
Return on equity TTM -3.92%
Profit margin -7.74%
Book value $47.078
Market capitalisation USD$324 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell The Walt Disney Company stocks

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "DIS.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 21.6 million The Walt Disney Company stocks held short by investors – that's known as The Walt Disney Company's "short interest". This figure is 5.9% down from 22.9 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting The Walt Disney Company stocks 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 stocks currently shorted divided by the average quantity of The Walt Disney Company stocks traded daily (recently around 9.6 million). The Walt Disney Company's SIR currently stands at 2.25. In other words for every 100,000 The Walt Disney Company stocks traded daily on the market, roughly 2250 stocks 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 stocks, or, against the total number of tradable The Walt Disney Company stocks (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 stocks (for every 100,000 The Walt Disney Company stocks in existence, roughly 10 stocks are currently held short) or 0.0119% of the tradable stocks (for every 100,000 tradable The Walt Disney Company stocks, roughly 12 stocks are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the stock 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 01/01/2019) 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 stock dividends

We're not expecting The Walt Disney Company to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying stocks in our guide.

Have The Walt Disney Company stocks ever split?

The Walt Disney Company stocks 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 stocks – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 1.4% lower stock price could have impacted the market appetite for The Walt Disney Company stocks which in turn could have impacted The Walt Disney Company's stock price.

The Walt Disney Company stock price volatility

Over the last 12 months, The Walt Disney Company's stocks have ranged in value from as little as $115.35 up to $203.02. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

DIS.US volatility(beta: 1.19)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a stocks volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while The Walt Disney Company's is 1.1921. This would suggest that The Walt Disney Company's stocks 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.

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