5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Disney

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, entertainment giant Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS  ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Disney and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Disney facts

Headquarters (founded)

Burbank, Calif. (1923)

Market Cap

$92.4 billion

Industry

Movies and entertainment

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$41.9 billion

Management

Chairman/CEO Robert Iger
CFO James Rasulo

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

12.9%

Cash/Debt

$4.4 billion/$15 billion

Dividend Yield

1.2%

Competitors

CBS (NYSE: CBS  )
News Corp.
(NYSE: NWS  )
Time Warner
(NYSE: TWX  )

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 94% of the 5,411 members who have rated Disney believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

This past summer, one of those bulls, All-Star joryko, highlighted one of Disney's main franchises as a great reason to look into the stock:

ESPN will continue to be an absolute powerhouse as it dominates the sporting news industry on television. Has [one of] the highest household penetration rate among all networks and recently set up a deal to stream ESPN and ESPN2 on the Xbox. Throw in Disney's power of just being Disney and I don't believe John Carter himself could bring this one down. Long-term lock.

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Brian Pacampara has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Walt Disney. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Walt Disney. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.


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