Based on the aggregated intelligence of 135,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, entertainment giant The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Disney facts

Headquarters (founded)

Burbank, Calif. (1923)

Market Cap

$42.07 billion


Movies and Entertainment

TTM Revenue

$36.37 billion


President/CEO Robert Iger (since 2005)

CFO Thomas Staggs (since 1998)

Major Properties

Pixar, ABC, ESPN, Walt Disney World, Disneyland

Return on Equity (average, last three years)


Dividend Yield



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General Electric (NYSE:GE)

CAPS Members Bullish on DIS Also Bullish on


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CAPS Members Bearish on DIS Also Bearish on

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Sources: Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's, and Motley Fool CAPS. TTM = trailing 12 months.

Over on CAPS, fully 3,717 of the 4,022 members who have rated Disney -- some 92% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Star therailsplitter and nickpohl.

In late April, therailsplitter listed several reasons why the Mouse's moat would stay intact:

Strong brand (ingrained in all Americans' heads since childhood)
Large barrier to entry in theme park business
Pixar has separated itself from the competition in terms of quality, creativity, and popularity by a safe margin
The fact that it'd be impossible to reproduce Disney
Many synergistic relationships with other businesses

In a pitch from last week, nickpohl offers an anecdotal update on the "Happiest Place on Earth":

I just got back from Disney in Orlando and you wouldn't know there's a recession. They as a company have everything down to a science and have a product that is marketed incredibly well. The parks are detailed beyond belief, their movies will be around forever, UP is incredible, and they're making Toy Story 3.

This is a pick that isn't even considering financials. But you don't really need to look at them to realize that they can't go wrong: 3 incredibly popular music TV shows/movies in [Jonas Brothers, Hannah Montana, and High School Musical].

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Disney and Apple are Motley Fool Stock Advisor picks. Disney is also a choice of Inside Value. Johnson & Johnson is an Income Investor recommendation. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.