Q: Can I buy or sell stock directly through DisneyA: Yes, you can buy and sell shares directly through The Walt Disney Company Investment Plan. The Walt Disney Company Investment Plan Prospectus and Enrollment Form are available in the Forms section of this website. Additional information regarding The Walt Disney Company Investment Plan is available at www.disneyshareholder.com.
Q: If I am not enrolled in The Walt Disney Company Investment Plan, how will my dividend be paidA: The dividend is paid by check or may be directly deposited into a bank account. Most domestic banks and financial institutions allow for direct deposit. For more information regarding direct deposit, you can access your account online at www.disneyshareholder.com or you can contact us at our toll free number: 1-855-553-4763. Although the amount of your dividend may be negligible, we encourage you to keep your account up to date by cashing your check. There are abandoned property laws that require us to remit dividends and stock holdings for inactive accounts.
Some investors might look at The Walt Disney Company's (DIS 2.07%) stock chart for 2017 and shrug it off as a forgettable subpar performance. The stock tumbled as much as 7.5% lower in the fall and closed the year at a gain of just 3.2%. Shareholders missed out on a fantastic period for the general market, where the S&P 500 market barometer rose 19.4%.
Always conduct your own due diligence by reviewing the most recent analyst commentary, Disney stock news, technical and fundamentals analysis. Remember that your decision to trade or invest should be based on your risk tolerance, market expertise, portfolio size and investment goals.
Your decision to invest in Disney stock should be based on your risk tolerance, investing goals, and portfolio composition. You should do your own research about the stock by reading the latest DIS stock news, technical and fundamental analysis.
Disney is having a remarkable year, on course for a record-setting $7.6 billion in global box office. One major key to this success has been acquiring other companies with valuable IP and maximizing the growth and revenue potentials. Pixar, Marvel, and Lucasfilm all came into the Disney corporate fold, and all signs point toward the advisability of a couple of new big moves by Disney to further expand their holdings, build a bigger catalogue of new properties to exploit, have their own platform for sharing content with the largest possible audience as directly as possible, and finding a way to rescue ESPN from a slide that continues to be the one small drag on the company's stock and performance overall. The solution to all of these needs is simple but immense: Disney should buy Netflix, Paramount, and Sony.
Last up is Diageo, the $100 billion U.K.-based beverage giant. A consumer defensive stock, Diageo should be able to hold up in a strained macro environment, as alcohol tends to be relatively recession-resistant. As with tobacco, alcohol consumers tend to have a fair degree of brand loyalty, and the company's slate of elite brands gives it enviable positioning in its space, with bar staples such as Johnnie Walker, Guinness, Tanqueray, Don Julio, Smirnoff, Baileys, Ciroc and Bulleit all under its umbrella. Despite net sales jumping 21.4% in fiscal 2022, the stock fell with the broader market last year, losing 17.4%. That's largely due to its base in the U.K. and a bad year for the British pound. That slump can't last forever, and shares now trade for about 20 times forward earnings, a discount to its five-year average forward P/E of 24.4. The defensive DEO has traded more or less flat in 2023, adding 0.3% through March 23.
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