1. As of noon trading, Walt Disney ( DIS) is down $0.17 (-0.3%) to $48.86 on light volume Thus far, 2.4 million shares of Walt Disney exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $48.70-$49.20 after having opened the day at $49.09 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.03. The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an entertainment company worldwide. Walt Disney has a market cap of $87.3 billion and is part of the media industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.7, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 31.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 15 analysts that rate Walt Disney a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Walt Disney as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth, notable return on equity and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Walt Disney Ratings Report now. Holiday Special: Subscribe to Action Alerts PLUS to see how Jim Cramer trades his $2.5 Million+ portfolio for 51% off the list price. Your first 14-days are FREE: Sign up today to get e-mail alerts before every trade If you are interested in one of these 5 stocks, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the services sector could consider iShares Dow Jones US Cons Services ( IYC) while those bearish on the services sector could consider ProShares Ultra Short Consumer Sers ( SCC). A reminder about TheStreet Ratings group: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model.
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