Why Disney Is Poised to Keep Poppin'

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

$113.5 billion

Industry

Movies and entertainment

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$42.8 billion

Management

Chairman/CEO Robert Iger

CFO James Rasulo

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

13.6%

Cash/Debt

$3.2 billion / $17.5 billion

Dividend Yield

1.2%

Competitors

CBS 

News Corp. 

Time Warner

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

On CAPS, 94% of the 5,770 members who have rated Disney believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this week, one of those bulls, fellow Fool Jason Moser (TMFJMo), succinctly summed up the Disney bull case for our community:

No reason to not give this one the thumbs up. Iron Man 3 killing it and I expect Star Wars will be a successful venture as well. Best of all they make their money a lot of different ways and work the generational cycle like they invented it.

It's easy to forget that Walt Disney is more than just the House of Mouse. True, Disney amusement parks around the world hosted more than 121 million guests in 2011. But from its vast catalog of characters to its monster collection of media networks, much of Disney's allure for investors lies in its diversity, and The Motley Fool's premium research report lays out the case for investing in Disney today. This report includes the key items investors must watch as well as the opportunities and threats the company faces going forward. So don't miss out -- simply click here now to claim your copy today.


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