Why Disney Is Poised to Keep Rallying

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

$114.6 billion

Industry

Movies and entertainment

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$43.8 billion

Management

Chairman/CEO Robert Iger

CFO James Rasulo

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

13.9%

Cash / Debt

$4.0 billion / $16.9 billion

Dividend Yield

1.2%

Competitors

News Corp.

Time Warner

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

On CAPS, 94% of the 5,904 members who have rated Disney believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, AaronSmothers, succinctly summed up the Disney bull case for our community:

With the addition of Lucasfilm and the hopeful repeat of entertainment quality, Disney stands to reap serious rewards from box office, merchandise etc. These additions to the already world class portfolio of Disney will provide the offset needed from ESPN competition from News Corp. Add to that the continuing success of Disney Parks and you've got a great company for the foreseeable future.

If you want market-thumping returns, you need to put together the best portfolio you can. Of course, despite a strong five-star rating, Disney may not be your top choice.

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