Is Walt Disney Co (NYSE: DIS) The Best Stock To Invest In?

After Hours

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Stocks Info

Walt Disney Co is listed on the NYSE in the Communication Services sector while operating in the Entertainment industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $97.13 and fluctuated between $97.41 as its day high and $95.82 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Walt Disney Co is $178.16B. A total of 9.31 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 12.86M shares.

Insider Activity

Insider trades are also considered as indicators of how a stock will perform in the future, in addition to stock predictions. During the recent three months, DIS has seen 0 BUY and 0 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 0 and the disposition of 0 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 40 BUYs and 13 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 41,916 shares during that period but sold 7,767.

In the most recent transaction, Coleman Sonia L sold 898 shares of DIS for 90.11 per share on Jan 02. After the transaction, the Sr. EVP and Chief HR Officer now owns 1,861 company shares. In a previous transaction on Dec 18, WOODFORD BRENT sold 18,788 shares at 92.99 per share. DIS shares that EVP, Control, Fin Plan & Tax owns now total 33,586.

Among the insiders who bought shares, Chang Amy acquired of 1,078 shares on Dec 07 at a per-share price of $92.69. This resulted in the Director holding 6,216 shares of DIS after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Coleman Sonia L sold 959 shares at $89.05 per share on Aug 01. Company shares held by the Sr. EVP and Chief HR Officer now total 961.

Dividend

The reasons why investors prefer dividend-paying companies are that dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate that the company will perform well in the future. Walt Disney Co pays an annual dividend of $0.42, resulting in a dividend yield of 0.43%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 75.49. DIS’s most recent ex-dividend date was 12/8/2023 when it declared a $0.30 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 1/10/2024. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 1/16/2020 with an ex-dividend date of 12/13/2019. The DIS stock dividend was $0.88 per share in cash.

Despite rarely being accurate, price targets can exert some form of influence at times, and are often regarded as valuable by markets. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for DIS in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $102.17 with high estimates of $115.00 and low estimates of $63.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, DIS has a high of $118.18 and a low of $78.73.

As of this writing, DIS has an earnings estimate of $0.99 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 20 estimates, with a high estimate of $1.11 per share and a lower estimate of $0.89. The company reported an EPS of $1.03 in the last quarter, which was 8.40% higher than expectations of $0.95.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

As well as showing the assets and liabilities of the company, the balance sheet also shows the amount invested in equity by investors. Investors can analyze a company’s future prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. DIS’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $15.96B in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $57.63B in debt and $31.08B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $54.25, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $102.22B.

Analysts Opinion

After-hours and pre-market trading may carry slightly higher risks than regular market hours. As issuers often announce important financial information outside regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for a particular security. That is because extended-hours trading may result in lower liquidity and higher volatility. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for DIS is Buy with a score of 4.25.

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