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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: The Walt Disney Company, DIS

The Walt Disney Company, DIS is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Entertainment – Diversified in the sector of Services. Based in USA, The Walt Disney Company, DIS  has a market cap of 160179.65. Since its IPO date on the 1/2/1962, The Walt Disney Company, DIS performance year to date is -4.46%. Today The Walt Disney Company, DIS has gained 0.12%, with a current price of 99.79.

Ownership of the company is 7.82% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 57.80%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 24.70%. Return of assets are at 10.30%, with return on investment at 14.40%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, The Walt Disney Company, DIS is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.38. While Total debt/equity is 0.47. With a profit margin of 16.90%, this is combined with a gross margin of 40.70%, and operating margin of 25.50%. The Walt Disney Company ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1, while the quick ratio is 0.9.

For the last year The Walt Disney Company, DIS has seen a EPS growth of 16.80%. A performance for the year of -10.96%. The 52-week high is -12.48%, and the 52-week low is 16.53%. The average volume for The Walt Disney Company, DIS is 1784210.

With a target price of 106.54, can The Walt Disney Company, DIS reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of The Walt Disney Company, DIS. The Walt Disney Company has a P/E of 17.42 and a forward P/E of 14.93. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.7. The Walt Disney Company also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.88 and 3.7 respectively. For P/cash, The Walt Disney Company has a value of 34.75, while it is 21.96 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 99.79, The Walt Disney Company has a dividend yield of 1.42%. We see a return on equity of 21.40%.

Looking more long-term The Walt Disney Company, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 10.24%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 12.37% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 16.80% for this year and for the last five years a 17.90% growth has been seen.

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