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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 158494.43. Since its IPO date on the 1/2/1962, The Walt Disney Company, DIS performance year to date is -6.64%. Today The Walt Disney Company, DIS has gained -0.64%, with a current price of 96.77.

Ownership of the company is 7.82% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 60.00%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 25.00%. Return of assets are at 10.20%, with return on investment at 13.20%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, The Walt Disney Company, DIS is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.35. While Total debt/equity is 0.48. With a profit margin of 16.60%, this is combined with a gross margin of 46.20%, and operating margin of 25.80%. 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 15.00%. A performance for the year of -16.97%. The 52-week high is -19.64%, and the 52-week low is 13.01%. The average volume for The Walt Disney Company, DIS is 2956292.

With a target price of 109.27, 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 17.93 and a forward P/E of 15.82. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.79. The Walt Disney Company also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.89 and 3.6 respectively. For P/cash, The Walt Disney Company has a value of 31.6, while it is 27.01 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 96.77, The Walt Disney Company has a dividend yield of 1.46%. We see a return on equity of 20.40%.

Looking more long-term The Walt Disney Company, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 10.01%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 5.97% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 15.00% for this year and for the last five years a 19.20% growth has been seen.

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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