DIS - The Walt Disney Company

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
132.27
-1.03 (-0.77%)
At close: 4:06PM EDT
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Previous Close133.30
Open133.03
Bid131.91 x 2200
Ask132.20 x 1000
Day's Range131.61 - 133.23
52 Week Range100.35 - 147.15
Volume25,171,530
Avg. Volume8,797,879
Market Cap238.269B
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.73
PE Ratio (TTM)17.03
EPS (TTM)7.77
Earnings DateNov 6, 2019 - Nov 11, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield1.76 (1.32%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-07-05
1y Target Est151.77
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