Walt Disney (DIS) Receives News Impact Score of 0.14

News coverage about Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Walt Disney earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the entertainment giant an impact score of 45.0873514897868 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

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

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Shares of Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) traded down $0.13 during trading hours on Tuesday, reaching $101.35. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 8,330,335 shares, compared to its average volume of 8,295,240. Walt Disney has a one year low of $96.20 and a one year high of $116.10. The firm has a market capitalization of $154,683.16, a P/E ratio of 14.38, a PEG ratio of 1.75 and a beta of 1.30. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43, a current ratio of 0.87 and a quick ratio of 0.80.

Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 6th. The entertainment giant reported $1.89 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.61 by $0.28. Walt Disney had a return on equity of 20.44% and a net margin of 19.61%. The company had revenue of $15.35 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $15.47 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $1.55 earnings per share. Walt Disney’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.8% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts anticipate that Walt Disney will post 6.95 EPS for the current year.

A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Loop Capital assumed coverage on Walt Disney in a research note on Thursday, March 15th. They set a “buy” rating and a $130.00 price target on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered Walt Disney from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 13th. Vetr lowered Walt Disney from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $114.86 price target on the stock. in a research note on Tuesday, February 13th. BMO Capital Markets boosted their price target on Walt Disney from $90.00 to $95.00 and gave the stock a “positive” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 8th. Finally, Jefferies Group restated a “hold” rating and set a $112.00 price target on shares of Walt Disney in a research note on Wednesday, February 7th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating, eighteen have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. Walt Disney currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $119.40.

In other Walt Disney news, Director Aylwin B. Lewis sold 1,797 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, February 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $108.39, for a total value of $194,776.83. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 85,636 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $9,282,086.04. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Insiders own 0.38% of the company’s stock.

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Walt Disney 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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