To buy shares in Disney (NYSE:DIS), you need a trading or share dealing account. Follow these three steps if you want to buy shares in Disney from the UK:
- Decide if you want to buy Disney shares in the short-term or invest in the long-term
- Compare share dealing and trading fees in our comparison tables
- Choose which broker is right for you and open an account
Buying one NYSE:DIS share costs $88.29. However, as well as the $88.29 cost of buying each share you will also have to pay any relevant tax, commission when you buy and sell shares, custody fees for holding your shares on your account and foreign exchange fees for converting GBP into USD. You also have to consider the difference between the bid price (the price at which you sell shares) and the offer price (the price at which you buy shares). These fees vary depending on what sort of account you open, and with what broker. You can compare the different costs associated with the different types of trading and investing accounts in our comparison tables below.
It’s also important to remember that share prices can move quickly, for example, the current NYSE:DIS share price is $88.29 which is a change of 0.15 or 0.17% from the last closing price of 88.29 with 12,892,702 shares traded giving NYSE:DIS a market capitalisation of $161,332,760,122. The most recent daily high has been 89.24 and daily low 88.1. The NYSE:DIS share price 52 week high has been 126.48 and the 52 week low 84.07. Based on the most recent NYSE:DIS share price opening of 88.29, the current NYSE:DIS EPS (earnings per share) are 2.25 and the PE (price earnings ratio) is 39.15.
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If you want to buy shares in Disney from the UK, you need an FCA-regulated stock broker that provides access to US stocks. You can use our comparison of UK-based share dealing platforms that offer access to international markets and see what they charge for buying and selling US stocks, plus what the foreign exchange conversion costs are for converting GBP into USD.
You can use our table to compare the best brokers for trading Disney shares. All brokers in this list are authorised and regulated by the FCA. CFDs & spread betting carry a high level of risk and losses can exceed your deposits.
Is Disney (NYSE:DIS) a good investment in the long term?
This week, traders slammed Disney’s stock following its fourth-quarter results. The California-based company saw the NYSE: DIS share prices plunge by more than 13 percent on Wednesday (9 Nov) to new 52-week lows. Cumulatively, Disney’s shares are now down by 57 percent from its 2021 peak. Many long-term Disney shareholders are undoubtedly discontent about this dismal performance.
For investors on the sideline, is Disney a good buy at these price levels? More importantly, is Disney a good investment in the long run?
To answer that question, let me recount a story about a famous investor who missed the Disney boat. In 1966, Warren Buffett bought a 5% stake in Disney for a paltry $4 million. Uncharacteristically for him, Warren sold this stake a year later for a 50% gain. Good returns? Well, kind of. But that stake, if unsold, is now worth $8 billion (excluding dividends). Huge rewards for doing nothing. All Warren needed to do was just sit and not sell. But he sold – and called this one of his major mistakes.
Just look at Disney’s multi-decade chart below (in log scale). That’s a 400-1,000x return from the sixties.
The moral of the story is that Disney is a fantastic business. It is a powerful icon and should, over time, yield investor returns if risks are taken intelligently.
Walt Disney is a survivor.
Founded in 1923 as Disney Brothers Studio, the company has weathered the ups and downs of the global economy for nearly a century. Its magical power remains undiminished. Millions visit its theme parks every year; many more watch its animated cartoons. Toys are a must-have in young households. And we are talking about a global audience, not just in the western world. In other words, Disney has a massive “corporate moat” that is hard to replicate.
Therefore, the best time to buy Disney shares is when they are down. Currently, Disney’s shares are sliding into new multi-year lows. This opens up opportunities for long-term investors looking to hold for years.
But we would wait to see if the $80 level holds – as that floor was established in 2014 and reaffirmed in 2020. A break of that floor would be near-term negative.
The prevailing trend is undoubtedly bearish. This means investors are anticipating more drops in earnings and revenue.
If you look at Disney’s daily chart, prices have ‘gapped down’ this week. Technically, Disney tended to trade in the direction of the gap for a short while. In contrast, in 2020 most of the gaps were heading up. Hence prices kept appreciating for a good few quarters.
In this respect, it seems Disney’s shares are ‘overvalued’ by the market.
But you will need to stand back and assess if Disney’s business is worth buying. Fundamentally, its operation appears sound (revenue up 23% to $83 billion). And with more $1 billion of free cash flow, Disney has some business flexibility. Its Disney+ subscribers are growing too.
Like most other major consumer stocks, Disney’s share price has come under increasing pressure because of a few negative factors:
- Deteriorating consumer sentiment – this means that consumers may reduce spending on entertainment
- Bearish market – most stocks, apart from energy, are down year-to-date; some significantly so. Disney is affected by these macro conditions
- Losses at streaming – Disney’s heavy spending on acquiring customers for its streaming unit is causing traders to downgrade the stock. Again, most other streaming services are spending heavily too, in order to retain the attractiveness of the channels. Take a look at Netflix (NFLX) shares.
Taken together, I would not be surprised if Disney shares drop further over the medium term.
Wall Street is still not that bearish about the consumer entertainment company. It is not hard to see why.
Disney subscription business – Disney+ and Hulu – added millions of customers over the past few years. This growth is excellent and should provide good revenue for the company in the future. Moreover, Disney’s current content spending will only add more valuable “moat” to its business. Despite Disney’s share decline, many analysts are still holding ‘Outperform’ ratings on the company.
Source: Financial Times
The answers to our frequently asked questions by people interested in buying Disney shares about Disney’s share price are automatically updated every 15 minutes.
The current Disney share price is $88.29
Disney’s share price has moved $0.15 or 0.17% today.
Yesterday, Disney’s share price closed at $88.29
There were 12,892,702 shares traded in Disney yesterday.
What is Disney’s market capitalisation (market cap)?
Disney has market cap of $161,332,760,122
Disney’s most recent daily high has been $89.24
Disney’s most recent daily low has been $88.1
The Disney share price 52 week high has been $126.48
The Disney share price 52 week high has been $84.07
Disney’s current earnings per share (EPS) is 2.25
What is Disney’s price-earnings ratio (PE)?
Disney’s current price earnings ratio (PE) is 39.15