Disney(DIS:NYE) Needham reiterates Hold rating

STA Research
by: STA Research

Needham’s Analyst Laura Martin reiterated her Hold rating on Disney, as the company gets ready to open it’s parks.

STA Research(stocktargetadvisor) has a average target of $136, and a consensus Buy rating on the stock. STA’s  view of the stock is Slightly Bearish with a score of 3.1 out of 10, where 0 is very bearish and 10 very bullish.           

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What to like:
High market capitalization
This is one of the largest entities in its sector and is among the top quartile. Such companies tend to be more stable.
Low volatility
The stock’s annual returns have been stable and consistent compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. Although stability is good, also keep in mind it can limit returns.
Positive cash flow
The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.
Positive free cash flow
The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
What to not like:
Below median total returns
The company has under performed its peers on annual average total returns in the past 5 years.
Overpriced compared to earnings
The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is above the sector median.
Overpriced compared to book value
The stock is trading high compared to its peers median on a price to book value basis.
Overpriced on cash flow basis
The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.
Highly leveraged
The company is in the bottom half compared to its sector peers on debt to equity and is highly leveraged. However, do check the news and look at its sector and management statements. Sometimes this is high because the company is trying to grow aggressively.
Overpriced on free cash flow basis
The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to free cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.
Low Earnings Growth
This stock has shown below median earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector
Low Revenue Growth
This stock has shown below median revenue growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector
Low Dividend Growth
This stock has shown below median dividend growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector

 

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