The Walt Disney Company (DIS) Is A Stock You Should Watch


As of Thursday close, The Walt Disney Company’s (NYSE:DIS) stock was down -$0.93, moving down -1.04 percent to $88.14. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 14,862,920 shares. 1 time new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$5.62 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 15,362,680, while in the previous 50 days, it was 11,052,834.

Since last month, DIS stock retreated -8.77%. Shares of the company fell to $87.79 on 05/25/23, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $126.48 was reached on 02/09/23 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $84.07. Since the beginning of this year, DIS’s stock price has risen by 1.45% or $1.26, and marked a new high 15 times. However, the stock has declined by -30.31% since its 52-week high.

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DIS stock investors should be aware that The Walt Disney Company (DIS) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 31 days ago on Apr 25. WOODFORD BRENT, the EVP, Control, Fin Plan & Tax of the company, disposed of 1,145 shares for $99.16 on Apr 25. It resulted in a $113,538 divestment by the insider. WOODFORD BRENT sold 1,139 shares at an average price of $95.21 on Mar 21. The insider now owns 30,283 shares following the transaction. On Feb 21, EVP, Control, Fin Plan & Tax WOODFORD BRENT sold 1,139 shares at $103.44 apiece. The transaction was valued at $117,818.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, The Walt Disney Company (DIS) has a P/E ratio of about 39.09. The stock’s beta is 1.31. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 1.90, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 1.65, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 118.50 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.88 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.88.

Financial Health

In the three months ended March 30, The Walt Disney Company’s quick ratio stood at 0.90, while its current ratio was 1.00, showing that the company is not able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending March 30 was 0.46, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.50. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 33.00% percent. In the year ended March 30, EBITDA margin amounted to 14.45%, whereas operating margins totaled 8.10%. Based on annual data, DIS earned $28.32 billion in gross profit and brought in $82.72 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 3.30%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 4.30%.

In The Walt Disney Company’s quarter-end financial report for March 30, it reported total debt of $45.07 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. DIS’s revenue rose 11.76% to $23.51 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $21.82 billion. While analysts expected The Walt Disney Company to report $0.93 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.93 per share. During the quarter, the company generated $3.43 billion in EBITDA. The liabilities of The Walt Disney Company were 103.3 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended March 30, and its total debt was $48.52 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $1.83 billion.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at The Walt Disney Company’s (DIS) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 24.32%, the RSI 9-day stood at 29.14% on 25 May.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current The Walt Disney Company price is down by -5.99% percent or -$5.62. At present, DIS shares trade -11.80% below its 20-day simple moving average and +1.45% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -5.33% below its SMA50 and -18.49% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 2.18% and Stochastic coefficient D was 4.83%, while ATR was 2.36. Given the Stochastic reading of 2.17% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 33.74%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -2.16, while the 14-day reading stands at -4.64.

Analyst Ratings

The Walt Disney Company (DIS) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, DIS is a sell, and 8 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 2 analysts rate The Walt Disney Company stock as buy, with 20 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $123.50, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $94.00 – $147.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict The Walt Disney Company (DIS) will achieve an average price target of $120.88.


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