Anyone buy Disney stock?

Discussion in 'Budget Board' started by LovinPooh, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. LovinPooh

    LovinPooh DIS Veteran

    Jun 23, 2008
    I saw a link from Mousesavers to It would make a really cool xmas present. Anyone ever buy this sort of thing? Not that it matters about the dividends, but how much do you normally get?
  2. mom2val

    mom2val Can't wait to go back

    Jan 27, 2008
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  4. unionville

    unionville DIS Veteran

    Mar 26, 2008
    We have had 1 share for years - I was thinking our check last year was around 60 cents.... I always think that it cost them more to mail the check than the actual divident!

    I gave my husband the share as an anniversary present - he doesn't like Disney as much as I do! I actually ordered the framed version with the message and it's a fun addition to our office wall.
  5. Mary•Poppins

    Mary•Poppins DIS Veteran

    Mar 10, 2010
    I bought my teenage sons one piece of stock (Microsoft and Dreamworks) about 3 years ago for Christmas. The cost of getting a paper stock is about 25.00 to 30.00 additional. It was a gift and we thought it would be a great way for them to start to see how the stock market worked. Since the price of it was so expensive, it really outweighs buying it as an investment (if that is what you are looking for).

    Both boys have tracked how their stock has done. At one point Dreamworks was above 40.00 (we bought it around 20.00) ... then it fell. It was a great lesson for my sons to see.

    We have their stocks framed in their rooms. The Dreamworks one is beautiful. I heard the Disney one is too.
  6. hannahdrewmom

    hannahdrewmom DIS Veteran

    Jan 17, 2011
    We too own 1 share. YEARS ago stock holders used to get discounts .... so we bought in.... the next year that promo ended. :lmao: That's pretty much how I do in the stock market in general! We do still have the certificate framed and get our $.40 a year.
  7. LovinPooh

    LovinPooh DIS Veteran

    Jun 23, 2008
    Well that .40 will definetly help with the $4000 I spend on trips every year :laughing:
    Thanks for the info! :goodvibes
    I think it will be the coolest gift ever for my DD, and she will love getting a check from Disney no matter how much it is ;)
  8. Mickey1Fan

    Mickey1Fan <font color=magenta>He had five fingers and was we

    Jun 12, 2004
    I have one share also. Just for the certificate.
  9. Donnainnj

    Donnainnj <font color=navy>Loves having an AP<br><font color

    Feb 6, 2001
    We buy in, but not the single share stuff, we get it through the Disney Direct investment plan. Have $100 taken out of our bank account each month. Was the beginning of the college fund. Sold most of what we had last year for DD's first year of school this September.
  10. buzz5985

    buzz5985 DIS Veteran

    Jul 6, 2000
    Why don't you all reinvest your dividends??

    I purchased a share of stock for my DS when he was born, the stock split etc, reinvested the dividends, he is now 14 and has about 11 shares. We also have the stock certificate - it is beautiful and looks lovely in a frame.

  11. camlace

    camlace DIS Veteran

    Apr 11, 2002
    I was thinking the same thing :confused3 We bought one share each of Disney, Pixar and Harley Davidson and got the paper copy to hang in our office. Then immediately notified the company to reinvest the dividends. I'd rather put that $0.38 a year right back into the investment. Yes its small, but generally when dividends are that small always easiest just to roll them back into the investment.
  12. cvjw

    cvjw DIS Veteran

    Dec 22, 2005
    We used to own a bunch of Disney stock. We sold it a few years back when the price went really high. We have not bought Disney stock again, although I would love to own some again!
  13. nunzia

    nunzia You can't top pigs with pigs, but you CAN top Toys

    Oct 19, 2007
    I have Disney stock..when I first bought it years ago I got the certificate and that 5 shares split and such to be at about 15...I bought for years at Sharebuilder and just recently started buying monthly direct from Disney. Need to frame that certificate, because it is really cool.
  14. AmberHeartsDisney

    AmberHeartsDisney DIS Veteran

    Apr 21, 2009
    I own two shares but i work for a financial office so i just got it from work haha
  15. Cheshire Figment

    Cheshire Figment <font color=red><marquee behavior=alternate>Friend

    Jan 12, 2001
    I have two accounts with the Disney Stock Reinvestment Plan.

    For about 14 years I have been having $100 per month as a direct transfer from a bank account to buy Disney Stock. And a second account, as a CM, where 20% of every gross pay is used for stock purchase. This year my reinvested dividends were almost $350.
  16. pyrxtc

    pyrxtc <font color=deeppink>Married 10-5-02<br><font colo

    Jan 21, 2004
    I bought from Oneshare for my nephew for his christening. I got the frame and plaque and everything. It looks great on his bedroom wall. I would love to own more shares but not sure where to buy them and got to see how much we can afford to put into this. My parents owned a bunch of Disney stock and sold it the year before it split last. Bad timing.
  17. benolathe

    benolathe Mouseketeer

    Oct 11, 1999
    I also do the direct purchase of $100 per month. It comes out of my bank account automatically, and I receive quarterly statements showing the number of shares that are purchased each month. Have been doing this for just over 10 years - and the current value is about $21,000. :thumbsup2

    And yes, all of the dividends are reinvested.
  18. eyor44

    eyor44 DIS Veteran

    May 26, 2008
    A couple years ago DH asked me what I wanted for Christmas. I said Disney (meaning, a trip). He bought me the one share of stock and said "Now, I bought you Disney." :lmao: I loved it. One of my most favorite gifts. The cerificate looks great and is very nicely framed. My first check was for .03. The bank teller did a double take on that one. :rotfl2:

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