| Walt Disney, together with its subsidiaries, is an entertainment company with operations in two segments: Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution (DMED) and Disney Parks, Experiences and Products (DPEP). DMED encompasses Co.'s film and episodic television content production and distribution activities. Content is distributed by a single organization across three lines of business: Linear Networks, Direct-to-Consumer and Content Sales/Licensing. The operations of DPEP's lines of business are: Parks and Experiences, which consist of theme parks and resorts; and Consumer Products, which consist of licensing of its trade names, characters, visual, literary and other intellectual properties. |
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).