Based on the aggregated intelligence of 165,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, entertainment giant Disney (NYSE: DIS) has earned a respectable 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

$66.5 billion


Movies and entertainment

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$36.8 billion


CEO Robert Iger

CFO James Rasulo

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)


Compound Annual Revenue Growth (Over Past 3 Years)


1-Year Performance



$3.1 billion / $13.2 billion


Sony (NYSE: SNE)

Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT)

Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, nearly 93% of the 4,464 members who have rated Disney believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include KattyKayK and jedweiss.

Two weeks ago, KattyKayK pointed toward new opportunities and reliable legacy products as reasons for bullishness:

On the technology side, Disney diligently worked with manufacturers (projectors, TVs, and dvd players) to develop true 3-D capability for the home. In addition to new movies (animated & live action) created in 3-D, they have a great back catalogue of movies that are easily adaptable to the 3-D technology that can be rereleased for home entertainment.

Both Disney and Sony are trying to capitalize on an initial burst of consumer interest in 3-D technologies. And both are making the move into 3-D games as well as movies. Microsoft is also joining the 3-D-gaming fray. If consumers continue to eat up 3-D, then Disney should be poised for increasing profits.

Last month, jedweis thought Disney had a good story for both the short and long term.

Given the latest release of Iron Man 2, Toy Story 3 coming out in June, and the summer/spring sales for Disney Land/World starting to generate increased earnings, this should be a safe place to keep your money for at least a few months. But Disney has proven itself to be a solid company that is flexible and has a brand name that dwarfs its competition so wait for the right price and hold on to it for as long as you want.

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Jim Royal, PhD., owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Walt Disney and Microsoft are Motley Fool Inside Value selections. Walt Disney is a Stock Advisor pick. Motley Fool Options has recommended a diagonal call position on Microsoft. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.