Walt Disney Company (The) (DIS) Getting Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Study Finds
News headlines about Walt Disney Company (The) (NYSE:DIS) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Walt Disney Company (The) earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the entertainment giant an impact score of 46.2994021612175 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s analysis:
- Harvey Weinstein forced out of his own film company by sexual harassment scandal (smh.com.au)
- ‘Harvey Weinstein’s Media Enablers’? The New York Times Is One of Them (thewrap.com)
- Disney’s Big Bet on Streaming Relies on Little-Known Tech Company (nytimes.com)
- These 3 Stocks Weighed on the Dow's Gains in Q3 (finance.yahoo.com)
- How Walt Disney’s Housekeeper Secretly Died A Multi-Millionaire (celebritynetworth.com)
Walt Disney Company (NYSE DIS) traded down 0.04% on Friday, reaching $100.07. Walt Disney Company has a 12 month low of $90.32 and a 12 month high of $116.10. The company has a 50-day moving average of $99.91 and a 200 day moving average of $106.38. The stock has a market capitalization of $154.46 billion, a P/E ratio of 17.75 and a beta of 1.40.
Walt Disney Company (The) (NYSE:DIS) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. The entertainment giant reported $1.58 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.53 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $14.24 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $14.44 billion. Walt Disney Company (The) had a net margin of 16.22% and a return on equity of 19.69%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down .3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.62 earnings per share. Equities analysts expect that Walt Disney Company will post $5.81 EPS for the current year.
A number of brokerages recently weighed in on DIS. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “hold” rating and set a $103.00 target price (down previously from $110.00) on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in a research report on Friday. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Walt Disney Company (The) from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Rosenblatt Securities restated a “hold” rating and set a $110.00 target price on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in a research report on Thursday, September 28th. Citigroup Inc. restated a “neutral” rating on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in a research report on Thursday, September 28th. Finally, BTIG Research restated a “sell” rating on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in a research report on Monday, September 25th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have given a hold rating and nineteen have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $113.92.
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In other Walt Disney Company (The) news, Director Maria Elena Lagomasino purchased 976 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 10th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $102.34 per share, for a total transaction of $99,883.84. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 7,513 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $768,880.42. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 0.38% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
Walt Disney Company (The) Company Profile
The Walt Disney Company is an entertainment company. The Company operates in four business segments: Media Networks, Parks and Resorts, Studio Entertainment, and Consumer Products & Interactive Media. The media networks segment includes cable and broadcast television networks, television production and distribution operations, domestic television stations, and radio networks and stations.
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