Disney (DIS)

Learn everything you need to know about Disney and find links to beginner-friendly guides that show you the best way to invest in it.
Updated: Nov 30, 2022

About Disney

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What is Disney?

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Disney (also known as the Walt Disney Company) is one of the world’s largest entertainment companies. Its business is diverse and includes movie studios, television networks, and streaming services. For most people, Disney is best known for its theme parks and resorts across the globe. It also operates cruises and retail locations where it sells various Disney-themed products.

In recent years, Disney has acquired the rights to some of the world’s most popular and lucrative entertainment franchises through purchases of Lucasfilm (maker of the Star Wars movies) and Marvel Studios (maker of an entire cinematic universe of films and television shows).

How does Disney make money?

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Disney is a diversified global company that is spread across several industries. It operates through two main business segments: Disney media and entertainment (DMED) and Disney parks, experiences, and products (DPEP). DMED includes its on-screen operations, such as movie studios, television studios, and streaming services. DPEP includes its parks, resorts, products and more.

It makes money by selling services and products across the different segments it operates in. For example, ticket sales to its theme parks, producing movies and television shows, and subscriptions for its streaming services.

What is Disney’s best selling product?

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The largest portion of Disney’s revenue is generated through its Linear Networks operating segment. This includes all of the TV networks it owns, such as Disney, ESPN, and National Geographic. In the first quarter of 2022, this segment of its business bought in $7.7 billion in revenue.

Where its revenue comes from has been slightly skewed in recent years. Traditionally, its parks, resorts, and experiences provide much of its income; however, the coronavirus pandemic virtually shut off this side of its business. In the first quarter of 2022, Parks, experiences, and products generated $7.2 billion in revenue.

Who are the key executives at Disney?

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Disney is a global business and has a high number of executives and directors. Its current CEO is Robert Iger. Here’s a list of other key executives working for Disney.

  • Robert Iger. Chief Executive Officer
  • Alan Bergman. Chairman, studios
  • Rebecca Campbell. Chairman, international content
  • Jennifer Cohen. Executive Vice President
  • Josh D’Amaro. Chairman, parks
  • Susan Arnold. Chairman of the board
  • Amy L. Chang Independent director
  • Nancy Lee Chief of staff

Where can I buy shares in Disney?

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You can buy Disney stock on a stock trading platform. These platforms are extremely simple to use but there are different options to suit your specific needs. If you are a first-time investor you might want to use a trading platform for beginners, while if you plan on doing a lot of trading from your phone, a stock trading app might be best.

Are there any other ways to invest in Disney?

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The simplest way to invest in Disney is to buy shares through a stock broker. However, you can also invest through an ETF or a fund. The best ETFs allow you to invest in the stock market more generally rather than focus on one company.

Disney is part of the NYSE index, so you can invest in an ETF that tracks that index, or choose a blue chip ETF that lets you own a basket of related stocks from the same industry.

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What is the Disney stock price today?

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The DIS stock price today is currently $95.07, as of November 2022. The price of Disney is down 39% in 2022. You can use the live Disney stock chart to track the NYSE:DIS price in real time above, or compare the Disney value today to its past performance using the Disney financials tab at the top of this page.

What is the 52-week low for Disney stock?

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The 52-week low for Disney stock is $86.28. DIS stock is currently 9.95% above the 52-week low.
What is the 52-week high for Disney stock?

The 52-week high for Disney stock is $160.32. DIS stock is currently

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41% below the 52-week high.

What is the stock forecast for Disney?

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The average Disney stock forecast has a price target of $120 by the end of 2023. Disney’s latest financial results, the broader economic outlook, and the amount of competition in the various industries it operates all influence these forecasts.

It’s best to take analyst forecasts with a grain of salt but you can use their estimates to help you understand the weight of opinion about a stock.

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Prash Raval
Financial Writer
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