Analyst Ratings for Walt Disney Co. (DIS)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Analysts covering Walt Disney Co. (NYSE:DIS) have given it a consensus rating of Overweight. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for DIS last month.

Of the 32 analysts covering the stock, 17 gave it a buy rating, 1 issued an overweight rating, 11 issued a hold rating, 1 issued an underweight rating, and 2 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 0 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 1.

Several price targets were given for DIS by the analysts covering the stock. The maximum price target given was 135, which equates to a potential upside of 22.73 percent. The lowest price target was 82, implying a possible loss of -25.45 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -1.27 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -8.26 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -0.34 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -1.17 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 3 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 4 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of DIS to grow at a rate of 5.51 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of DIS is 3.48.

DIS has traded between a high of 116.10 and a low of 90.32 over the past year. Today's price is 21.79 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 5.25 percent. DIS has a price/earnings ratio of 19.16. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The DIS value stock report compares DIS to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $167.35 billion. DIS will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.