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 highest price target was 135, implying potential capital gains of 22.73 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 82, implying a possible loss of -25.45 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -1.27 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -8.26 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.34 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -1.17 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' 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.

DIS has an estimated earnings growth rate of 5.51 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. DIS has a PEG ratio of 3.48.

DIS has traded between a high of 116.10 and a low of 90.32 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 21.79 percent, 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.