Analysts rate Walt Disney Company (DIS:NYE) with a Strong Buy rating and a $145 target

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Based on the Walt Disney stock forecast from 22 analysts, the average analyst Walt Disney stock price target is USD 145.03 over the next 12 months. Walt Disney Company’s average analyst rating is Strong Buy. Stock Target Advisor’s own stock analysis of Walt Disney stock forecast is Bullish, which is based on 11 positive signals and 4 negative signals. At the last closing, Walt Disney stock price was USD 112.08Walt Disney stock price has changed by -4.33% over the past week, +5.98% over the past month and -38.91% over the last year.

About Walt Disney Company (DIS:NYE):

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. he company engages in the film and episodic television content production and distribution activities, as well as operates television broadcast networks. It also offers direct-to-consumer streaming services, sale/licensing of film and television content to third-party television and subscription video-on-demand services; theatrical, home entertainment, and music distribution services. In addition, the company operates theme parks and resorts. 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:

DIS stock forecast shows that the 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 is in the top quartile. Although stability is good, also keep in mind it can limit returns.

High dividend returns:

DIS stock forecast shows that the stock has outperformed its sector peers on average annual dividend returns basis in the past 5 years (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. This can be a good buy, especially if it is outperforming on total return basis, for investors seeking high income yields.

Superior return on equity:

The company management has delivered 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 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 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:

DIS stock forecast shows that the stock has shown top quartile earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

Superior Revenue Growth:

DIS stock forecast shows that the stock has shown top quartile revenue growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

 

What we don’t like:

Below median total returns:

DIS stock forecast shows that 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 on cashflow basis:

Walt Disney stock price 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.

Overpriced on free cash flow basis:

Walt Disney stock price 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.

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