The Walt Disney Company (DIS) a Sell on Sinking Quant Score

DIS stock a sell in latest weekly rating.

By Portfolio Grader

The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) ranks in the top 10% of its industry group, Media, and in the top decile of sector group, Consumer Discretionary, with a market value of $157.2 billion. From an investment attractiveness viewpoint, DIS is ranked in the third quartile of the sector with a ranking of 388 among the 568 companies in the sector; The current Portfolio Grader ranking for DIS puts it 61 among the 93 companies in this industry group, giving it a below-average spot and number 3,531 in the 5000 company Portfolio Grader company universe.

DIS is rated as a Sell using the approach to investing of Louis Navellier and his Portfolio Grader stock evaluator. The current Portfolio Grader recommendation on the shares has been in place for 3 months.

Currently, Portfolio Grader ranks the Consumer Discretionary sector number 12 among the 12 sectors in its universe putting it as the least attractive sector of all the GICS sectors. The Media industry group is ranked 64 among the 69 industry groups within the GICS sectors, placing it well below-average in terms of the Navellier scoring system.

The company has achieved average or below-average scores in 6 of the 8 areas evaluated by Portfolio Grader in the ranking of company stocks.

DIS's operational scores are below the industry norms for sales growth, operating margin, and earnings growth. Scores for visibility of earnings are mixed, with rankings for earnings surprises and earnings revisions that are worse than average, while the score for earnings momentum is better than average. DIS's score for return on equity is strikingly better than its industry group average but its grade for cash flow is below-average. These fundamental scores give The Walt Disney Company a position in the third quartile of the industry group.

The Navellier Proprietary Quantitative Score is used by Portfolio Grader to view DIS's shares from the viewpoint of risk/reward. This proprietary scoring methodology evaluates the relative value of DIS's shares based on the current price of the shares relative to its peers, the market and risk associated with its industry and sector groups. Using this risk/reward calculation, the company currently scores below-average in its industry group compared to its peers.

Louis Navellier's proprietary Portfolio Grader stock ranking system assesses roughly 5,000 companies every week based on a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. Stocks are given a letter grade based on their results, with A being 'strong buy' and F being 'strong sell'. Explore the tool here.

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