| Walt Disney is an entertainment company. Co.'s segments are: Media Networks, which includes domestic cable networks, broadcast television network and domestic television stations, and television production and distribution; Parks, Experiences and Products, which includes theme parks and resorts, and consumer products operations; Studio Entertainment, which includes motion picture production and distribution, music production and distribution, and post-production services; and Direct-to-Consumer and International, which includes direct-to-consumer streaming services, international television networks and channels, and other digital content distribution platforms and services. |
When researching a stock like Walt Disney, many investors are the most familiar with Fundamental Analysis — looking at a company's balance sheet, earnings, revenues, and what's happening in that company's underlying business. Investors who use Fundamental Analysis to identify good stocks to buy or sell can also benefit from DIS Technical Analysis to help find a good entry or exit point. Technical Analysis is blind to the fundamentals and looks only at the trading data for DIS stock — the real life supply and demand for the stock over time — and examines that data in different ways. One of those ways is to calculate a Simpe Moving Average ("SMA") by looking back a certain number of days. One of the most popular "longer look-backs" is the DIS 200 day moving average ("DIS 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the DIS 50 day moving average ("DIS 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for Walt Disney. Comparing two moving averages against each other can be a useful visualization tool: by calculating the difference between the DIS 200 DMA and the DIS 50 DMA, we get a moving average convergence divergence indicator ("DIS MACD"). The DIS MACD chart, in conjunction with the chart of the moving averages, basically helps in visualizing how the moving averages are showing convergence (moving closer together), or divergence (moving farther apart).