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The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 148656.91. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for The Walt Disney Company is 93.09 (with a change from open of 0.33%), this in conjunction with a target price of 109.52. Volume today has so far reached 2018948, with an average volume of about 7506.63. The GAP for this stock, is 0.24%.

The P/E ratio is 16.61, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 15.21. The current EPS for The Walt Disney Company, is 5.57, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 15.00%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to -11.27%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for The Walt Disney Company, EPS is looking like it will grow 5.08% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 10.74%. Quarter over quarter is 9.70% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 9.00%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 19.20%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 6.60%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 7.82% and institutional ownership is 59.60%. Shares outstanding is 1606.06, while shares float is at a value of 1476.18. Float short for The Walt Disney Company is 2.39% and the short ratio is 4.69.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.34, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.46. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1, and the quick ratio is 0.9. The most recent gross margin is 46.40% and their operating margin is 25.80%. The profit margin is 16.50%.

The Walt Disney Company has seen returns on assets of 10.30%, and on investment, 13.20%. Return on equity is 20.90%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 1.55. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 2.65, with Price/book ratio coming to 3.4 and Price/cash is 28.44, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 22.17.

The simple moving averages are -3.25% and -5.41% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -21.78% and the 52 week low is 8.71%.

The Walt Disney Company has a dividend yield of 1.53%, with a current price of 93.09. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 25.30%. This is in an industry, Entertainment – Diversified, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Services. The Walt Disney Company is based in USA.

Performance in the Entertainment – Diversified industry means that The Walt Disney Company has seen performance for the past week of 0.15%, with performance for the month coming to -4.45%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -5.83%, and for the half year the performance is -9.95%. Volatility for this week is 1.32% and for the month this is 1.01%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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