DIS - The Walt Disney Company

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
-1.12 (-0.84%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT

132.69 -0.04 (-0.03%)
After hours: 6:02PM EDT

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Previous Close133.85
Bid132.57 x 900
Ask132.88 x 800
Day's Range131.95 - 133.55
52 Week Range98.81 - 142.37
Avg. Volume14,338,990
Market Cap238.874B
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.68
PE Ratio (TTM)14.85
EPS (TTM)8.94
Earnings DateAug 5, 2019 - Aug 9, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield1.76 (1.28%)
Ex-Dividend Date2018-12-07
1y Target Est149.22
Trade prices are not sourced from all markets
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  • Look for a Mid-Summer Turnaround for Roku Stock
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    Despite the weakness in the broader markets in May, not all stocks have suffered the same fate. One stock that has been a bright spot is Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU), the largest over-the-top streaming content provider. On May 21, ROKU stock hit an all-time high at $87.65.Source: Shutterstock U.S. consumers are moving from traditional pay TV services to streaming delivery services. And advertisers are following viewers. Therefore I would not bet against Roku shares longer-term.However, there is likely to be some profit-taking in the stock in the next few weeks. Such a decline would potentially offer investors better entry points if they decide to hit the buy button later in the year. With all of that in mind, let's look at what may be next for Roku stock.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 6 Stocks to Buy for This Decade's Massive Megatrend Where Is ROKU Stock Now?The streaming device platform Roku, which also is the leading connected TV manufacturer in the U.S., became a darling of Wall Street soon after its IPO in 2017. The price of Roku initially went up from an opening price of $15.78 to a high of $77 in just over a year, benefiting from the disruptive internet entertainment revolution that has made viewing more personalized.Then came the selloff in the last quarter of 2018 -- especially in the tech sector -- which was seen as an important signal that investors were no longer willing to be exuberant with technology stocks and their rich valuation numbers. On Dec. 24, Roku saw a 52-week low of $26.30.As Roku released two consecutive strong earnings reports first on Feb. 22 and later on May 8, bullish momentum came back into the stock and the stock kept rewarding the shareholders. Especially after the Q1 earnings released in May, Roku stock soared the next morning as well as the following several trading days. Year-to-date, ROKU stock is up over an eye-popping 170%. Roku's Business Model is EvolvingRoku stock's revenue can be divided into two segments. "Player" which represents sales of its digital media boxes, and "Platform" which includes advertising sales, licensing and other non-hardware revenue sources.In its earlier years, Roku's player segment accounted for about 75%, while its platform segment, which generates revenue mainly through advertising and content partnerships, provided the other 25%.However, these ratios have been changing rapidly. Now the platform segment accounts for the bulk of the company's sales. And Roku's device sales growth is decelerating. The expanding platform business, in return, means that the advertising business is growing.At present, Roku and Hulu, a video streaming service that is majority-owned by Disney (NYSE:DIS), are the market leaders in over-the-top (OTT) advertising. OTT ads are shown on a TV screen through a smart (connected) TV, or streaming device.For example, Roku sells display ads that it shows on its home screen and on its screen saver. The company also offers ads within the videos it streams from particular channels available through the player. ROKU's Impressive GrowthAccording to the earnings result of Feb. 22, in Q4 2018, ROKU's platform revenue, which made up about 45% of total revenue, grew 129% year-over-year (YoY).Then came the earnings release of May 8 which showed a 79% YoY increase in platform revenue to $134.2 million. Now, platform revenue accounts for 65% of total revenue. Roku's accelerating growth has led to a 51% YoY growth in total revenue, which reached $207 million.ROKU stock also reported strong Q1 sales for both Roku TVs and players. More than one in three smart TVs sold in the U.S are Roku TVs. It has indeed taken the lead from Samsung to become the number one selling Smart TV operating system (OS). Roku's OS, which is built specifically for televisions, is also available in Roku streaming boxes.The operating system enables Roku to have a direct relationship with its almost 30 million subscribers, who are increasingly spending more time on the platform.In its quarterly results, ROKU provides guidance on revenue, gross profit, net income, and adjusted EBITDA. In its Q1 2019 earnings, the group impressed investors with guidance on all four metrics that came above expectations for the rest of the year.Adoption of OTT video services will likely increase in double digits both in the U.S and overseas. And Roku management is also looking at international expansion as the next strategic area of growth.The company aims to grow the number of countries it operates in and to add local content to attract international viewers. However, analysts believe that it will be several quarters before Roku firmly establishes relationships with international retailers and manufacturers and successfully markets its products globally. Bulls vs. Bears amid Intensifying CompetitionRoku is a growth stock, but it's also a speculative stock. Long-term ROKU bulls happily highlight many of Roku's competitive advantages, starting with ROKU's first-mover advantage in OTT advertising, share of smart TVs sold in the U.S. and projected annual growth of over 30% in the rapidly expanding over-the-top streaming market.On the opposing side of the coin are the nervous investors and short-sellers who are looking for any excuse to short ROKU stock. They believe that the market is setting itself up for disappointment. Can Roku's future quarters indeed be as bright as investors want to believe?Unlike Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), Roku does not generate content. This is another reason why some investors worry that Roku's revenue growth through subscriptions may simply be not enough to justify the rich valuation. The company still operates at a net loss and is burning cash rather fast.ROKU is facing increasing competition on multiple fronts from several tech and media giants. Rivals such as Alphabet's (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL) Chromecast, Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) Apple TV, Amazon's (NASDAQ:AMZN) Fire TV as well as Disney+.Going forward, will Roku be able to not only hold but also gain ground? As these competitors continue to make their mark in the streaming platform landscape, investors may decide to take some money off the table, pressuring the recent price gains.In March, the stock was hit with several downgrades by analysts who voiced concern at stretched valuation levels. If the broader market does not go up as rapidly as it has done over the past few months, then the momentum in high-flying stocks like ROKU would slow down, too.If Roku cannot keep up with the aggressive growth assumptions, then shareholders may become more concerned with low profits as well as its margins and the stock price could easily suffer. In other words, could the market be getting ahead of itself? Short-Term Technical AnalysisAs a result of the impressive 2019 price gains, short-term technical indicators have become over-extended. Investors who pay attention to short-term oscillators should note that ROKU's technical message has also become "overbought."Therefore, in mid-March, following the downgrades, it was not surprising to see a rapid fall of 14% in one day on the headlines.While long-term investors would now like to see Roku go over the $90 level and reach $100, traders may push the price down and keep the range between $60 and $70, possibly until the next earnings repot in Aug. 2019.Thus in case of a broader market decline in the coming weeks, a pullback toward the mid-$60 level might occur in ROKU stock. The Bottom Line on ROKU StockROKU stock is likely to experience volatility in May and June. So investors should not rush to hit the buy button on Roku in the coming weeks. They may want to wait for the release of the next quarterly statement later in the summer to re-evaluate the balance sheet and the fundamentals.In recent months, ROKU stock has given investors a lot to be optimistic about and investors who buy the shares on the dips are likely to be rewarded handsomely within a few years.In the meantime, Roku may also find itself in the middle of a bidding war from the competitors to be acquired. After all it has experienced strong growth since its IPO and has an enviable advertising business that combines mobile with television.As of this writing, Tezcan Gecgil did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 6 Stocks to Buy for This Decade's Massive Megatrend * The 7 Best Stocks to Buy From the IPO ETF * 7 Athletic Apparel Stocks With Marathon Pace Compare Brokers The post Look for a Mid-Summer Turnaround for Roku Stock appeared first on InvestorPlace.

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  • Mere Competition Can’t Disrupt Netflix Stock
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    In the entertainment world, streaming companies like Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) have levered a profound impact. Naturally, Netflix stock has provided long-term stakeholders with much to smile about.Source: via NetflixBut on Sunday night, the program that received the most cheers came not from streaming platforms but from a traditional cable powerhouse. According to The Wall Street Journal, a whopping 19.3 million viewers tuned into watch HBO's Game of Thrones. Due to the buzz surrounding the final episode in the popular series, it was a record-breaking night for HBO.It also gives some food for thought regarding NFLX stock.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 7 High-Yield REITs to Buy (Even When the Market Tanks) The AT&T (NYSE:T)-owned HBO truly had a gamechanger in its hands. Although I don't dare to guess where Hollywood executives take this momentum, a logical pathway is a spinoff series. Whatever the ultimate result, should we worry about the Netflix stock price? NFLX Stock Sees More Competent CompetitionHindsight being 20/20, we can clearly identify the two major catalysts for the Netflix stock price: content and platform.Currently, the viewing public's attention focuses mostly on the former, and for good reason. Netflix routinely submits groundbreaking original shows, such as Narcos and the extraordinarily popular Stranger Things. Additionally, they've widened their portfolio to include international titles.But from an investor's perspective, the latter component carries significant importance. How so? Well, let's face facts: going first to market with the streaming platform resulted in easy money in NFLX stock. But fresh competition will now raise that low-hanging fruit by at least a couple yards.Of course, I'm referencing entertainment behemoth Disney (NYSE:DIS) and its Disney+ streaming service. On paper, DIS is a dual threat as it's competing on both platform and highly lucrative content and brands. But with Game of Thrones' runaway success, another factor comes into play: scheduling.CNBC's Sarah Whitten made a compelling argument: Thrones releases its episodes on a weekly basis, which forcibly creates anticipation and tension. But NFLX largely incorporates a binge-watching format: the subscriber chooses how much (or how little) they view in one sitting.Should management then switch to this episodic format to help boost the Netflix stock price? I think the evidence points to yes. On a week-to-week basis, viewership declines significantly under the company's binge-friendly format. But with Thrones, viewership remains robust and consistent.In other words, the data suggests that Netflix has lost some revenue-synergies due to inefficient scheduling. And with NFLX stock going rangebound for most of this year, the company could use a change of pace. No Need to Panic on Netflix StockStill, I don't think a need yet exists to tinker significantly with what brought the Netflix stock price to its present heights.Sure, most people prefer episodic formats as opposed to binge-watching. But according to data from Parrot Analytics, it's a very small majority. Over time, it's conceivable that this trend will shift in favor of binge-watching.I say this because streaming is mostly popular with young Gen-Xers, millennials and of course Gen-Z. They're the ones dictating this new direction in media, and how we generally consume content. Since they're obviously going to be around longer than older generations, I'd put more emphasis on what they think.Furthermore, an inherent risk exists to suddenly change expectations. Netflix is Netflix because it first allowed consumers to binge-watch. Previously, such a concept was either impossible or extremely cumbersome. To take that away cuts into what makes the company and the streaming platform special in the first place.Therefore, management's best decision is to maintain the status quo and focus on original content. Despite the big guns crowding the sector, NFLX stock still has the advantage. Primarily, the underlying company is winning on that critical content game. * 7 Safe Stocks to Buy for Anxious Investors Second, Netflix is a lean and focused organization: they don't have to worry about resorts or integrating a next-generation telecommunications network. Their sole job is to entertain people at a reasonable price. They show no sign in losing strength in this department, which is why I'm not worried about Netflix stock.As of this writing, Josh Enomoto is long AT&T stock. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 7 High-Yield REITs to Buy (Even When the Market Tanks) * 5 Great Blue-Chip Stocks to Buy Today * 7 Tech Stocks to Buy That Are Also Perfect for Retirement Compare Brokers The post Mere Competition Cana€™t Disrupt Netflix Stock appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • Historical Valuations Could Hamper Disney Stock Growth
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    Historical Valuations Could Hamper Disney Stock Growth

    The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) continues to add to its attractions as it launches Star Wars Galaxy's Edge at its Disneyworld and Disneyland parks. The Parks and Resorts division has long served as Disney's strongest division regarding profit growth. Still, whether that will help Disney stock remains unclear. Over the last few years, the shares fell and then increased based on television, and now, the performance of its streaming services. Given recent historical patterns, streaming, and not theme parks, will continue to drive the DIS stock price.Source: Richard Stephenson via Flickr (Modified)For all of the talk about theme parks, media has long driven Disney shares. The steady increases that defined DIS stock for the first half of the decade came to an abrupt halt in 2015. Customers were dropping both the Disney Channel and ESPN en masse as they turned away from cable and satellite to TV to lower-cost streaming services.Things changed last month when the company announced a launch date for its streaming service, Disney+. But streaming for Disney is shaping up to be more than just Disney+ and ESPN+. The company picked up 10% more of Hulu from AT&T (NYSE:T). That boosted Disney's Hulu stake to 70% and with it came full control of the content and streaming platform per an agreement with co-owner Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA), which agreed to sell its 30% stake to Disney in five years.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 7 High-Yield REITs to Buy (Even When the Market Tanks) Nobody expects these streaming services to make up for the revenue lost from its declining subs from the Disney Channel and ESPN. In fact, profit estimates have fallen in recent weeks as the prospect of higher content costs weighs on DIS. Analysts now forecast that profits will fall by 7.2% this year and by 2% in 2020. Disney Stock Depends on Multiple ExpansionNonetheless, the challenge that Disney+ poses to Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) inspired a one-day 11.5% bump following the announcement. The DIS stock price has retreated modestly since that time. Still, with a Disney stock price of around $134 per share, the forward price-to-earnings (PE) ratio now stands at about 20.That's a problem. The five-year average PE comes in at around 18.8. Over the last 10 years, the average PE ratio on Disney stock has never reached above 22. The consensus price target now stands at $150 per share, with other estimates going as high as $170 per share. Reaching the $150 per share target would take the PE ratio to around 23.That represents an increase of just under 12% from current levels. Hence, traders need only see a modest move higher before Disney stock becomes a bet on multiple expansion.It could happen. At current prices, Netflix trades at just over 100 times forward earnings. And let's not forget about the mere announcement of the Disney+ launch that led to a massive one-day spike in Disney stock.I see this as a reasonable bet for current long-term holders of DIS. Given the success of the theme parks and franchises, profit growth will resume at some point. They have past profits and a higher dividend yield to rely on. However, new buyers face more of a gamble. If they do not get the needed multiple expansion, they might have to wait years before they turn a profit on Disney stock. Bottom Line on Disney StockTheme parks may drive Disney but in recent years, subscriber numbers have driven Disney stock. With the opening of the Star Wars-themed areas, one has to assume the Parks and Resorts division will continue to lead the company in revenue growth. Unfortunately, this has brought little benefit to holders of DIS stock. That trend will likely continue. * 7 Stocks to Buy for Over 20% Upside Potential DIS stagnated for years as cable-cutting led to smaller audiences for both the Disney Channel and ESPN. Now, it recently moved to record highs after the Disney+ announcement.Unfortunately, to move significantly higher, Disney stock will have to do something it has not done in decades -- trade at more than 22x earnings. Streaming media could drive multiple expansion. If it sustains itself above a 23x PE, DIS stock could move much higher. However, if traders balk, new investors could wait years before seeing a profit in DIS.As of this writing, Will Healy did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned stocks. You can follow Will on Twitter at @HealyWriting. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 7 Safe Stocks to Buy for Anxious Investors * 4 Tech Stocks Looking Vulnerable * Should You Buy, Sell, Or Hold These 7 Hot IPO Stocks? Compare Brokers The post Historical Valuations Could Hamper Disney Stock Growth appeared first on InvestorPlace.

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