Today's Pre-Market Trading Very Positive For Walt Disney (DIS)

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Trade-Ideas LLC identified Walt Disney ( DIS) as a pre-market leader candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Walt Disney as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • DIS has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $733.8 million.
  • DIS traded 107,101 shares today in the pre-market hours as of 8:01 AM.
  • DIS is up 2.7% today from Friday's close.

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More details on DIS:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an entertainment company worldwide. The company operates in five segments: Media Networks, Parks and Resorts, Studio Entertainment, Consumer Products, and Interactive. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.1%. DIS has a PE ratio of 24.2. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Walt Disney a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Walt Disney has been 6.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Walt Disney has a market cap of $184.8 billion and is part of the services sector and media industry. The stock has a beta of 1.10 and a short float of 2.5% with 6.48 days to cover. Shares are up 17.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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TheStreetRatings.com Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Walt Disney as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

Highlights from the ratings report include:
  • DIS's revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 7.3%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 8.8%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • DISNEY (WALT) CO has improved earnings per share by 23.3% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, DISNEY (WALT) CO increased its bottom line by earning $4.25 versus $3.38 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($4.90 versus $4.25).
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has greatly exceeded that of the S&P 500, but is less than that of the Media industry average. The net income increased by 18.6% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from $1,840.00 million to $2,182.00 million.
  • The return on equity has improved slightly when compared to the same quarter one year prior. This can be construed as a modest strength in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Media industry and the overall market, DISNEY (WALT) CO's return on equity exceeds that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly increased by 53.05% to $1,855.00 million when compared to the same quarter last year. The firm also exceeded the industry average cash flow growth rate of 41.37%.

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