The Walt Disney Company (DIS) is a leading entertainment business based in the US. It opened the day at USD$175.69 after a previous close of USD$174.41. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD$174.1001 to a high of USD$178.88. The latest price was USD$176.46 (25 minute delay). Disney is listed on the NYSE and employs 180,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
How to buy shares in Disney
Compare share trading platforms. Use our comparison table to help you find a platform that fits you.
Open your brokerage account.Complete an application with your details.
Confirm your payment details.Fund your account.
Research the stock.Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – DIS – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
Purchase now or later.Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
Check in on your investment.Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.
Important: By investing in a share CFD, you are speculating on the price movement of that share and do not have ownership of the underlying asset. CFDs are complicated financial products are are more suited to experienced trader. Learn more about CFD trading
Use our graph to track the performance of DIS stocks over time.
Disney price performance over time
Historical closes compared with the close of $176.46 from 2021-10-15
1 week (2021-10-11)
1 month (2021-09-17)
3 months (2021-07-16)
6 months (2021-04-16)
1 year (2020-10-16)
2 years (2019-10-18)
3 years (2018-10-18)
5 years (2016-10-18)
Is Disney under- or over-valued?
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 289x. In other words, Disney shares trade at around 289x 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 1.0373. 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 $7.7 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Disney's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Operating margin TTM
Gross profit TTM
Return on assets TTM
Return on equity TTM
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting Disney shares
There are currently 24.7 million Disney shares held short by investors – that's known as Disney's "short interest". This figure is 16.1% up from 21.3 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Disney shares can be evaluated.
Disney's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
Disney's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Disney shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Disney shares traded daily (recently around 8.6 million). Disney's SIR currently stands at 2.86. In other words for every 100,000 Disney shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2860 shares are currently held short.
However Disney's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Disney shares, or, against the total number of tradable Disney shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Disney's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Disney shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0136% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Disney shares, roughly 14 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 Disney.
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 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 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 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 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 $117.23 up to $203.02. 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 1.2026. This would suggest that Disney'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, 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
Currently 0.123% of Disney stocks are held by insiders and 66.465% by institutions.
Latest data suggests 180,000 work at Disney.
Disney's fiscal year ends in September.
Disney's address is: 500 South Buena Vista Street, Burbank, CA, United States, 91521
Disney's international securities identification number is: US2546871060
Disney's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 254687106
Disclaimer: This information should not be interpreted as an endorsement of futures, stocks, ETFs, CFDs, options or any specific provider, service or offering. It should not be relied upon as investment advice or construed as providing recommendations of any kind. Futures, stocks, ETFs and options trading involves substantial risk of loss and therefore are not appropriate for all investors. Trading CFDs and forex on leverage comes with a higher risk of losing money rapidly. Past performance is not an indication of future results. Consider your own circumstances, and obtain your own advice, before making any trades.
True to its name, SuperRare is an NFT marketplace that focuses on crypto art tokenised on the Ethereum blockchain. The result is part marketplace and part social network for the artistic side of the NFT community.
If you are looking to start buying, selling and trading NFTs, Mintable is one of the best places to start.
How likely would you be to recommend finder to a friend or colleague?
Very UnlikelyExtremely Likely
Thank you for your feedback.
Our goal is to create the best possible product, and your thoughts, ideas and suggestions play a major role in helping us identify opportunities to improve.
finder.com is an independent comparison platform and information service that aims to provide you with the tools you need to make better decisions. While we are independent, the offers that appear on this site are from companies from which finder.com receives compensation. We may receive compensation from our partners for placement of their products or services. We may also receive compensation if you click on certain links posted on our site. While compensation arrangements may affect the order, position or placement of product information, it doesn't influence our assessment of those products. Please don't interpret the order in which products appear on our Site as any endorsement or recommendation from us. finder.com compares a wide range of products, providers and services but we don't provide information on all available products, providers or services. Please appreciate that there may be other options available to you than the products, providers or services covered by our service.