Headlines about Walt Disney Company (The) (NYSE:DIS) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Walt Disney Company (The) earned a daily sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the entertainment giant an impact score of 44.7740594242476 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

Walt Disney Company (DIS) traded up 0.93% during trading on Tuesday, hitting $100.79. 5,447,727 shares of the company were exchanged. The company has a market capitalization of $155.57 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.88 and a beta of 1.40. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $100.04 and its 200-day moving average is $106.56. Walt Disney Company has a 12 month low of $90.32 and a 12 month high of $116.10.

Walt Disney Company (The) (NYSE:DIS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 8th. The entertainment giant reported $1.58 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.53 by $0.05. Walt Disney Company (The) had a return on equity of 19.69% and a net margin of 16.22%. The company had revenue of $14.24 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $14.44 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.62 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down .3% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts anticipate that Walt Disney Company will post $5.81 earnings per share for the current year.

DIS has been the subject of a number of research reports. Guggenheim reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $122.00 price objective on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in a research report on Tuesday, September 5th. BidaskClub raised Walt Disney Company (The) from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, July 24th. BTIG Research reissued a “sell” rating on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in a research report on Monday, September 25th. Sanford C. Bernstein reissued a “market perform” rating on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in a research report on Tuesday, September 12th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $120.00 target price (down from $125.00) on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating and twenty have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $113.52.

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In other news, Director Maria Elena Lagomasino acquired 976 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 10th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $102.34 per share, for a total transaction of $99,883.84. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 7,513 shares in the company, valued at $768,880.42. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 13.00% of the company’s stock.

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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