Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) Receiving Somewhat Negative Press Coverage, Analysis Shows

Media coverage about Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) has trended somewhat negative on Sunday, InfoTrie reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Walt Disney earned a media sentiment score of -1.29 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned media headlines about the entertainment giant an news buzz score of 0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Walt Disney’s analysis:

A number of research analysts recently commented on DIS shares. Guggenheim upped their price objective on Walt Disney from $115.00 to $123.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday. Royal Bank of Canada decreased their price objective on Walt Disney from $110.00 to $108.00 and set a “sector perform” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, May 6th. Imperial Capital reiterated a “sell” rating and issued a $105.00 price objective on shares of Walt Disney in a report on Monday, June 22nd. Citigroup decreased their price objective on Walt Disney from $161.00 to $135.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, April 21st. Finally, Sanford C. Bernstein decreased their price objective on Walt Disney from $100.00 to $96.00 and set a “market perform” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, May 6th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating and thirteen have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $127.36.

Shares of DIS stock traded up $2.53 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $119.34. 16,203,300 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 13,031,578. The stock’s fifty day simple moving average is $116.71 and its two-hundred day simple moving average is $120.16. The stock has a market capitalization of $215.56 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 40.32, a P/E/G ratio of 13.07 and a beta of 1.10. Walt Disney has a 12-month low of $79.07 and a 12-month high of $153.41. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.45, a quick ratio of 0.89 and a current ratio of 0.94.

Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 5th. The entertainment giant reported $0.60 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.83 by ($0.23). The firm had revenue of $18.01 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $17.49 billion. Walt Disney had a return on equity of 9.09% and a net margin of 6.88%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 20.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $1.61 EPS. On average, research analysts expect that Walt Disney will post 1.44 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

About Walt Disney

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an entertainment company worldwide. The company's Media Networks segment operates cable programming businesses under the ESPN, Disney, and Freeform brands; broadcast businesses, including ABC TV Network and eight owned television stations; and radio businesses.

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