Taking a Fresh Look at The Walt Disney Company (DIS)

The Walt Disney Company (DIS) is an interesting player in the Services space, with a focus on Entertainment – Diversified. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $103.73, down from yesterday’s close by -1.37%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

The Walt Disney Company (DIS) currently trades with a market capitalization of $154.93 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 3.84 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of $9.77 Billion over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to grow in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $1.68 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 1.21% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.

Technical Analysis

It’s important to check the technicals to get a sense of how DIS has been acting. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, The Walt Disney Company recorded a 52-week high of $116.10. It is now trading 12.37% off that level. The stock is trading $107.53 its 50-day moving average by 3.8%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $96.20.

In recent action, The Walt Disney Company (DIS) has made a move of +0.33% over the past month, which has come on weak relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 16.68, and it’s gotten there by action that has been more volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 1.80% with $1.44 Billion sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of DIS.

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