Is The Walt Disney Company (DIS) Good For Your Portfolio?

The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) saw an upside of 1.68% on Wednesday at $174.05 after adding $2.88on Wednesday. The 5-day average trading volume is 10,018,330 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $185.90 in the past week and touched a new high 2 times within the past 5 days. An average of 7,746,118 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 7,983,757.

DIS’s 1-month performance is -2.26% or -$0.96 on its low of $169.03 reached on 09/21/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $117.23 and high of $203.02, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 03/08/21. YTD, DIS has lost -5.52% or -$7.01 and has reached a new high 9 times. However, the current price is down -14.27%% from the 52-week high price.

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Insider Transactions

On Aug 31, 16 days have gone by since the last insider trading activity for The Walt Disney Company (DIS). Chapek Robert A (Chief Executive Officer) most recently sold 10,587 shares at $182.00 per share on Aug 31. This transaction cost the insider $1,926,834. EVP, Control, Fin Plan & Tax, WOODFORD BRENT, sold 8,000 shares at a price of $186.57 on Aug 13. Then, on Jun 02, Director ARNOLD SUSAN E sold 8,400 shares at a price of $177.75 per share. This transaction amounted to $1,493,058.

Valuation Metrics

The Walt Disney Company (DIS) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 273.00, compared to 19.87 for the broader industry and 31.15 for the sector, meaning that investors are optimistic about the stock’s future prospects. The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 304.77 and a low of 12.00.DIS stock has a beta of 1.19. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 4.89 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 3.59, with the price to cash flow ratio at 221.70.

Financial Health

The Walt Disney Company’s quick ratio for the period ended June 29 was 1.20, with the current ratio over the same period at 1.20 meaning that DIS stock is able to fulfill its debt obligations. As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending June 29 was 0.59, while the total debt to equity was 0.64. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 31.10%The trailing 12-month EBITDA margin is 13.70% while for the period ending June 29; The Walt Disney Company’s operating margin was 2.80%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $21.51 billion against revenue of $65.39 billion.

The effectiveness of a company’s management is also important for investors when it comes to determining the potential profitability of the investment. The Walt Disney Company’s return on assets over the past 12 months stands at 0.60%. Return on investment over the past year is -1.90%, while its return on equity (ROE) trailing 12 months is 1.30%. In comparison, the average ROE for the broader industry over the past year is 2.30.

Earnings Surprise

For the quarterly period ending June 29 this year, Net income and sales went up compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Analysts expected DIS to announce $0.55 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $0.8, representing a 45.50% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $2.59 billion. DIS stock balance sheet for the quarter ending June 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 111.1 billion, with total debt at $55.84 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $1.82 billion

Technical Picture

Let’s look briefly at The Walt Disney Company (DIS) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 21 September was 35.29% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 27.50%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $178.15, reflecting a -5.56% or -$10.25 change from its current price. DIS is currently trading -2.41% above its 20-day SMA, -6.37% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by -5.16% and +12.99% respectively.

Stochastic %K and %D was 19.30% and 30.94% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 4.52. The RSI (14) points at 39.91%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 27.68% with the period’s ATR at 4.13. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at -6.09 and -7.13 on the 14-day charts.


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