DIS - The Walt Disney Company

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
140.40
+0.46 (+0.33%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT

140.40 0.00 (0.00%)
After hours: 6:47PM EDT

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Previous Close139.94
Open140.36
Bid140.30 x 1100
Ask140.40 x 1200
Day's Range139.51 - 140.74
52 Week Range100.35 - 143.51
Volume7,635,461
Avg. Volume12,175,440
Market Cap252.678B
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.70
PE Ratio (TTM)15.71
EPS (TTM)8.94
Earnings DateAug 5, 2019 - Aug 9, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield1.76 (1.26%)
Ex-Dividend Date2018-12-07
1y Target Est151.43
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