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How to buy Disney (DIS) shares
Learn how to easily invest in Disney shares.
Walt Disney Company (DIS) is a leading entertainment business based in the US. It opened the day at USD$94.75 after a previous close of USD$95.83. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD$93.03 to a high of USD$94.99. The latest price was USD$93.78 (25 minute delay). Disney is listed on the NYSE and employs 171,600 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
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How to buy shares in Disney
- Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table. To buy shares in a US-listed company from New Zealand, you'll need to find a trading platform that allows access to US markets.
- Open and fund your share trading account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
- Search for Walt Disney Company. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – DIS – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
- Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of DIS, depending on your share trading account.
- Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until DIS reaches a desired price.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Walt Disney Company. Optimise your portfolio by tracking your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term.
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Disney shares at a glance
|52-week range||$84.07 - $144.46|
|50-day moving average||$102.27|
|200-day moving average||$101.13|
|Wall St. target price||$126.03|
|Dividend yield||$0 (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$1.82|
Disney stock price (NYSE:DIS)Use our graph to track the performance of DIS stocks over time.
Disney price performance over time
Historical closes compared with the close of $93.78 from 2023-03-23
|1 week (2023-03-17)||0.62%|
|1 month (2023-02-24)||-6.50%|
|3 months (2022-12-23)||6.56%|
|6 months (2022-09-21)||-10.25%|
|1 year (2022-03-24)||-32.51%|
|2 years (2021-03-24)||-49.23%|
|3 years (2020-03-24)||98.12|
|5 years (2018-03-23)||98.54|
Is Disney stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Disney stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Disney's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Disney's P/E ratio
Disney's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 40x. In other words, Disney shares trade at around 40x 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.
Disney's PEG ratio
Disney's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.7564. 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 Disney's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Disney's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $11.9 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Disney's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$84.4 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||7.94%|
|Gross profit TTM||$28.3 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||2.07%|
|Return on equity TTM||356.96%|
|Market capitalisation||$176.4 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Disney'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 Disney.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Disney'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 Disney'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 Disney 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.).
Disney's environmental score
Environmental score: 6.53/100
Disney's environmental score of 6.53 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Disney is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Disney's social score
Social score: 13.06/100
Disney's social score of 13.06 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Disney is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Disney's governance score
Governance score: 15.61/100
Disney's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Disney is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Disney's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Disney scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Disney has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Disney share dividends
We're not expecting Disney to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Have Disney's shares ever split?
Disney'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 Disney shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 1.4% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Disney shares which in turn could have impacted Disney's share price.
Disney share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Disney's shares have ranged in value from as little as $84.07 up to $144.46. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Disney's is 1.2995. This would suggest that Disney's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an entertainment company worldwide. It operates through two segments, Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution; and Disney Parks, Experiences and Products. The company engages in the film and episodic television content production and distribution activities, as well as operates television networks under the ABC, Disney, ESPN, Freeform, FX, Fox, National Geographic, and Star brands; and studios that produces films under the Walt Disney Pictures, Twentieth Century Studios, Marvel, Lucasfilm, Pixar, and Searchlight Pictures banners. It also offers direct-to-consumer streaming services through Disney+, Disney+ Hotstar, ESPN+, Hulu, and Star+; sale/licensing of film and television content to third-party television and subscription video-on-demand services; theatrical, home entertainment, and music distribution services; staging and licensing of live entertainment events; and post-production services by Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound. In addition, the company 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, as well as Aulani, a Disney resort and spa in Hawaii. Further, it licenses its intellectual property to a third party for the operations of the Tokyo Disney Resort; provides consumer products, including licensing of trade names, characters, visual, literary, and other IP for use on merchandise, published materials, and games; operates a direct-to-home satellite distribution platform; sells branded merchandise through retail, online, and wholesale businesses; and develops and publishes books, comic books, and magazines. The Walt Disney Company was founded in 1923 and is based in Burbank, California.
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