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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for DIS. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 135, which equates to a potential upside of 22.73 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 82, implying a possible loss of -25.45 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -1.27 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -8.26 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.34 percent, as compared to a month ago. 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. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 3 analysts that decreased their estimates. 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.

The growth rate of DIS's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 5.51 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, 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 a 52-week high of 116.10 and a 52-week low of 90.32. 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 P/E 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.