NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of the Walt Disney Co. (DIS - Get Report) finished the day down by 1.61% to $93.89 on Friday, as the media and entertainment giant gets ready to announce its latest financial results next week.

Disney will report its fiscal 2016 first quarter earnings results after the market close on Tuesday afternoon.

Analysts are expecting to see a year over year rise in both earnings per share and revenue from the House of Mouse.

A survey of analysts by Thomson Reuters shows that the company has been forecast to post earnings of $1.45 per share on revenue of $14.75 billion for the three month period ended in December 2015.

Disney's earnings came in at $1.27 per share on revenue of $13.4 billion for the fiscal 2015 first quarter.

Disney's latest blockbuster film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, will top $900 million at the domestic box office as of February 5, Forbes reports. The movie will fly past $2 billion worldwide by tomorrow.

Separately, TheStreet Ratings has set a "buy" rating and a score of B on Disney stock. This is driven by a few notable strengths, which TheStreet Ratings believes should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks it covers.

The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, notable return on equity and reasonable valuation levels. TheStreet Ratings feels its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

TheStreet Ratings objectively rated this stock according to its "risk-adjusted" total return prospect over a 12-month investment horizon. Not based on the news in any given day, the rating may differ from Jim Cramer's view or that of this articles's author. 

You can view the full analysis from the report here: DIS

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