Media stories about Walt Disney Company (The) (NYSE:DIS) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Walt Disney Company (The) earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the entertainment giant an impact score of 45.7584765554483 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

A number of analysts have recently commented on DIS shares. Bank of America Corporation reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $120.00 price target (down from $125.00) on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in a research report on Friday, September 8th. FBR & Co reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $97.00 price target on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in a research report on Friday, September 8th. Guggenheim reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $122.00 price target on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in a research report on Tuesday, September 5th. UBS AG reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $126.00 price target on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in a research report on Tuesday, September 5th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company raised Walt Disney Company (The) from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and boosted their price target for the stock from $109.00 to $116.00 in a research report on Tuesday, September 5th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seventeen have assigned a hold rating and seventeen have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $112.79.

Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) opened at $103.82 on Tuesday. Walt Disney Company has a 1-year low of $96.20 and a 1-year high of $116.10. The company has a market cap of $161,725.94, a PE ratio of 18.38, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.30 and a beta of 1.37. The company has a current ratio of 0.81, a quick ratio of 0.74 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.42.

Walt Disney Company (The) (NYSE:DIS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 9th. The entertainment giant reported $1.07 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.12 by ($0.05). Walt Disney Company (The) had a net margin of 16.29% and a return on equity of 19.66%. The company had revenue of $12.78 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $13.30 billion. During the same period last year, the company earned $1.10 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 2.8% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts forecast that Walt Disney Company will post 6.26 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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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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