DIS - The Walt Disney Company

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
129.70
-0.32 (-0.25%)
At close: 4:03PM EDT
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Previous Close130.02
Open130.13
Bid129.65 x 1300
Ask0.00 x 1200
Day's Range129.48 - 130.30
52 Week Range100.35 - 147.15
Volume3,644,790
Avg. Volume8,274,335
Market Cap233.639B
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.72
PE Ratio (TTM)16.70
EPS (TTM)N/A
Earnings DateN/A
Forward Dividend & Yield1.76 (1.35%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-07-05
1y Target EstN/A
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And right now three of these names also enjoy negotiating power for bulls on the price charts. Blue-Chip Stocks to Buy: Disney (DIS)Disney (NYSE:DIS) is the first of the blue-chip stocks to buy. The diversified entertainment giant hit all-time-highs in late July fueled by a breakout from a near three-year long triangle pattern.Shares of this blue-chip pay investors a below-market dividend of 1.36%. That's nothing to write home about, but it's a little something for your time. Moreover, DIS stock offers investors nice prospects for continued growth. And my guess is Disney's deeper move into the streaming market with Disney+ later this year and against the likes of Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), will prove to be the company's newest stock booster.With an oversold DIS stock pulling back to test its 40-week simple moving average, lower Bollinger Band and 50% retracement level in an inside doji bottoming pattern, this blue-chip stock is nearly ready to buy.DIS Stock Strategy: My advice is to buy DIS stock on confirmation of the two-week candlestick bottoming pattern as shares trade through $131.78. I'd give this blue-chip stock a bit of wiggle room, but if shares fall below $126.50, exiting the position and keeping the powder dry for stronger opportunities makes sense. Cisco Systems (CSCO)Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) is the next of our blue-chip stocks to buy. And you can thank Goldman Sachs for putting CSCO stock into a better position for buying. On Thursday, the investment firm warned Cisco's enterprise revenues will weaken while its telecom spending will remain at depressed levels. Investors reacted by sending shares down 1.47%.The combination in CSCO stock I'm looking at is much more upbeat. Today's buyers can get into this blue-chip as it offers a 3% yield backed by price action that's setting up a corrective double-bottom inside a very strong technical support zone. * 10 Winning Stocks to Buy and Stick With for the Long Haul CSCO Stock Strategy: My advice in this blue-chip stock is to buy shares next week if the hammer candlestick is confirmed above $48.13. All chips are off the table if the pattern fails and investors would be smart to exit or risk a much larger correction toward possibly $40 a share. AT&T (T)Not that I've saved the best for last, but AT&T (NYSE:T) is a blue-chip stock whose attractive income stream of 5.50%, relative strength and pattern on the price chart make it ripe for buying.Shares are in position to stage a breakout from a tight multi-week consolidation that has found support from prior highs and above T stock's cup-shaped base of nearly 2.5-years. Bullish investors might also see the current pattern as a "high" handle formation. Either way, the price action bodes well for a continued rally into 2020.T Stock Strategy: The plan for buying this blue-chip stock is simple. Wait for T stock to trade above resistance and purchase shares through $38.22. And respect the pattern low for exiting if needed, as an even larger yield may not be worth the trouble.Disclosure: Investment accounts under Christopher Tyler's management do not currently own positions in securities mentioned in this article. The information offered is based upon Christopher Tyler's observations and strictly intended for educational purposes only; the use of which is the responsibility of the individual. For additional market insights and related musings, follow Chris on Twitter @Options_CAT and StockTwits. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Super Boring Stocks to Buy With Super Safe Returns * 10 Winning Stocks to Buy and Stick With for the Long Haul * Don't Give Up on These 4 Cannabis Stocks The post 3 Blue-Chip Stocks to Buy In October appeared first on InvestorPlace.

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