Market Update on The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) – Broker Darlings of the Dow: Walt Disney Ranks As a Top 15 Analyst Pick

The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS)

[at Forbes] – A study of analyst recommendations at the major brokerages shows that Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) is the #12 broker pick, on average, out of the 30 stocks making up the Dow Jones Industrial Average, according to ETF Channel. Walt Disney Co. also comes in above the median of analyst [...]
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The Walt Disney Company (DIS), currently valued at $120.64B, opened at $67.27.

During the trading session, DIS traded between $67.16 to $67.55 with its 52-week range being $46.53 to $67.89.

DIS shares are currently priced at 19.69x this year’s forecasted earnings, which makes them relatively inexpensive compared to the industry’s 20.87x forward p/e ratio.

The company pays shareholders $0.75 per share in dividend income per year, for a current yield of 1.10%.

In a review of the consensus earnings estimate this quarter, 26 sell-side analysts are looking at $0.75 per share, which would be $0.07 better than the year-ago quarter and a $0.10 sequential decrease. The full-year EPS estimate is $3.37, which would be a $0.30 better than last year.

The quarterly earnings estimate is predicated on a consensus revenue forecast of $11.39 Billion. If reported, that would be a 5.66% increase over the year-ago quarter.

More recently, UBS upgraded DIS from Neutral to Buy (Apr 29, 2013).
Previously, Argus upgraded DIS from Hold to Buy.

The average price target for DIS shares by the analysts covering it is $72.04, which is 7.09% above where the stock opened.

The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS), operates as an entertainment company worldwide. It is made up of many segments, covering TV and Radio Media, Parks, resorts and consumer products.

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