Analysts rate The Walt Disney Company (DIS:NYE) with a Strong Buy, $187.50 Target

STA Research
by: STA Research

Analysts rate The Walt Disney Co. with a consensus Strong Buy rating, and a 12-month average target price of $187.53.

Loop Capital maintained The Walt Disney Company with a Buy rating and lowered the target price from $190 to $165 on the company’s stock.

Based on The Walt Disney Company stock forecasts from 21 analysts, the average analyst target price for The Walt Disney Company is USD 187.53 over the next 12 months. The Walt Disney Company’s average analyst rating is Strong Buy. Stock Target Advisor’s own stock analysis of The Walt Disney Company is Slightly Bullish, which is based on 9 positive signals and 4 negative signals. At the last closing, The Walt Disney Company’s stock price was USD 138.58. The Walt Disney Company’s stock price has changed by -0.14% over the past week, -2.14% over the past month and -26.48% over the last year.

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an entertainment company worldwide. It operates through two segments, Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution; and Disney Parks, Experiences and Products. The Walt Disney Company was founded in 1923 and is based in Burbank, California.

What we 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.

Superior risk-adjusted returns

This stock has performed well, on a risk-adjusted basis, compared to its sector peers (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.

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 are in the top quartile. Although stability is good, also keep in mind that it can limit returns.

Superior return on equity

The company management has delivered a better return on equity in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Superior capital utilization

The company management has delivered a better return on invested capital in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Superior return on assets

The company management has delivered a better return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

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.

Superior Earnings Growth

This stock has shown top quartile earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

What we don’t like:

Below median total returns

The company has underperformed 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 on a 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 buying.

Overpriced on a 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 buying.

 

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