5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Disney

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Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, entertainment giant Walt Disney (NYS: DIS) has earned a coveted five-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$69.8 billion
IndustryMovies and entertainment
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$40.9 billion
ManagementCEO Robert Iger (since 2005)
CFO James Rasulo (since 2010)
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)11.7%
Cash/Debt$3.19 billion / $14.3 billion
Dividend Yield1.5%
CompetitorsCBS
News Corp.
Time Warner

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 94% of the 5,116 members who have rated Disney believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those bulls, NJ7, nicely summed up the bull case for our community:

Owning a growing ESPN doesn't hurt. ... The growing Disney theme parks also provide a revenue stream. I think that we will see an improvement in the animated department for Disney and many, many more sequels of many, many more films, which will continue to provide Disney with strong revenue streams. The improvement of the economy, which we may finally be seeing, will have a dramatic impact as well. Worldwide growth of Disney and its affiliated companies will also help this stock to outperform long term.

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At the time this article was published Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of Disney. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.

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