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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 148174.62. 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 92.2 (with a change from open of 0.49%), this in conjunction with a target price of 108.93. Volume today has so far reached 8260200, with an average volume of about 7470.03. The GAP for this stock, is 0.03%.

The P/E ratio is 16.54, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 15.15. 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 -11.62%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for The Walt Disney Company, EPS is looking like it will grow 5.11% 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 1607.1, 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 4.72.

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 1.54. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 2.65, with Price/book ratio coming to 3.38 and Price/cash is 28.35, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 22.1.

The simple moving averages are -3.14% and -5.69% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -22.53% and the 52 week low is 7.68%.

The Walt Disney Company has a dividend yield of 1.54%, with a current price of 92.2. 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 -0.21%, with performance for the month coming to -2.81%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -4.24%, and for the half year the performance is -5.99%. Volatility for this week is 0.95% and for the month this is 1.08%.

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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