Thursday, March 2, 2017

Considerable Dividend Stock: The Walt Disney Company (DIS)

The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) share price jumped at US$ 110.4 before falling back to end the trade at US$ 110.09 a share. The dividend stock is -1.7% off a 52-week high stock price of US$ 111.99 but is up 22.83% since hitting the US$ 90.32. Investors are buying the stock with a trailing-twelve-month price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 19.87.

After a -0.13% fall from previous close of US$ 110.23, The Walt Disney Company (DIS) has a US$ 173.15 Billion market cap. The company pays a US$ 0.39-cent-per-share quarterly dividend, giving it a 1.42% yield. That brings its full year payout to US$ 1.56 and 26.7% annual payout ratio based on EPS. According to FT, © Thomson Reuters Click for restrictions

The DIS has soared 5.63% year-to-date. The equity has gained steam in recent weeks, with shares up about 12.26% in the past three months. It added 0.07%, climbed 0.72% and jumped 16.52% in the week, one month and six months, respectively. Revenue growth rate was recorded at 6.3% and net income per share was seen moving at a 17.9% rate in the past five years.

The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) is over 4% above analysts’ consensus price target of US$ 116.29. The stock has blown through analysts’ low price target of US$ 85, but is still below the high US$ 138 target. On a price appreciation basis over the past 12 months, the stock returned 16.99%.

The most recent short interest data show 1.05% of the company’s stock are short sold. It would take about 2.08 days to cover all short positions. In terms of volatility, it has a beta coefficient of 1.2 and technical analysis volatility indicator called Average True Range or ATR around 0.95.

The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) closed 11.57% above its 200-day moving average which many technicians use as a guide to the long-term trend, so stocks above the line are considered to be in longer-term uptrends, while those below it are considered to be in downtrends. The stock is 1.9% above another chart threshold, its 50-day moving average and 0.02% above its 20-day simple moving average.

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Considerable Dividend Stock: The Walt Disney Company (DIS)

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