Analysis – The Walt Disney Co. Increases Dividend by 34%

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The Walt Disney Company announced a regular yearly dividend of $1.15, a 34 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.86 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on January 8, 2015, to shareholders of record at close of business on December 15, 2014.

Date Dividend
12/15/2014 1.15
12/12/2013 0.86
12/6/2012 0.75
12/14/2011 0.6
12/9/2010 0.4

Analysis of Valuation of The Walt Disney Company (Symbol DIS).

The Walt Disney Company is trading at the top of its average price/sale (P/S) range.  The Walt Disney Company is trading below its average historical dividend yield. 

Price 12/04/14 % Yield 5 Year Div. Growth Rate  SPS    2014 P/S Ratio 10 yr P/S  Low 10 yr P/S  High 5 yr max Yield % 5 yr lowest Yield %
$93.23 1.22% 13.5% 28.45 3.13 .76 3.13 1.66% .90%

The Walt Disney Company Dividend Yield Chart (Click to enlarge)

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Explanation:  Dividend growth stocks may be valued upon historical relative price/sales and current yield analysis. Dividend stocks trading at a low historical price/sales (P/S) ratio should be viewed more highly to investors due to their depressed valuation versus other higher P/S ratio stocks.  Max P/S price target is based upon company reaching its highest historical P/S ratio.  Dividend stocks should also be viewed favorably when the current yield is above historical readings for the past 10 years.  Further information on evaluating dividend growth candidates can be found at

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