Walt Disney and Whole Foods Market Essay by Master Researcher

Walt Disney and Whole Foods Market
An analysis of Walt Disney and Whole Foods Market stocks.
# 89140 | 2,250 words | 0 sources | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Business (Companies) , Business (Finance, Investment and Banking)

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This document discusses the share price and performance of Walt Disney and Whole Foods Market. The three month and two year stock performance of each company is examined followed by a discussion of their price to earnings ratios and other financial indicators. Additionally, market news that has developed around both companies is discussed in relation to their respective market strategies and performance. Both companies are listed as a buy.

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"Walt Disney is one of the largest media conglomerates across the globe and concentrates in four primary segments within the media industry: 1) media networks, 2) studio entertainment, 3) resorts and theme parks, and 4) consumer products and branded goods (Disney, 2005). For 2005 total revenues were $31.9b which represented a $1b increase over the previous fiscal year. Disney lines of business also include television enterprises, such as ABC and ESPN as well as a publishing arm. Among some of its more well-known movie studios are Touchstone, Miramax and the recently acquired Pixar (Disney, 2005). Disney's resorts and theme parks are the world's most well-known in the industry supported in large part by the popularity of its historic children's characters such as Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Goofy, and Pluto."

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