This Day On The Street
Continue to site
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

Ratings Changes: Disney, W.P. Carey Ratings provides exclusive stock, ETF and mutual fund ratings and commentary based on award-winning, proprietary tools. Its "safety first" approach to investing aims to reduce risk while seeking solid outperformance on a total return basis.'s stock-rating model downgraded Walt Disney (DIS - Get Report) to "hold." The company operates as a diversified entertainment company worldwide.

The numbers: Fiscal second-quarter revenue declined 7.2% from a year earlier to $8.1 billion as net income fell 46% to $613 million and earnings per share dropped 43% to 33 cents. Operating margin fell from 22% to 16% and net margin dropped from 13% to 7.6%. A debt-to-equity ratio of 0.4 indicates a modest debt load. But a quick ratio of 0.8 reflects less-than-ideal liquidity.

The stock: Disney is down 1% this year, keeping pace with the S&P 500 Index. The stock trades at a low price-to-earnings ratio of 12 and offers a lackluster 1.6% dividend yield.

The model upgraded PSS World Medical (PSSI) to "buy." The company distributes medical products, equipment and billing services to health care providers in the U.S.

The numbers: Fiscal fourth-quarter revenue decreased 4.9% to $469 million as net income fell 20% to $16 million and earnings per share dropped 16% to 26 cents. Operating margin fell from 6% to 5.7% as net margin fell from 3.9% to 3.3%. The company's cash balance has surged 338% since the year-ago quarter and stands strong at $92 million. A debt-to-equity ratio of 0.8 indicates conservative leverage.

The stock: PSS World Medical is down 7% this year, underperforming the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500. The stock trades at an expensive price-to-earnings ratio of 18 and doesn't pay dividends.

The model upgraded SmartPros (SPRO - Get Report) to "buy." The company provides training and seminars for accountants, lawyers and finance professionals.

1 of 3

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
DIS $106.69 0.00%
NGLS $45.58 0.00%
SPRO $1.67 0.00%
WPC $65.42 0.00%
AAPL $124.75 0.00%


DOW 17,826.30 -279.47 -1.54%
S&P 500 2,081.18 -23.81 -1.13%
NASDAQ 4,931.8150 -75.9760 -1.52%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs