News stories about Walt Disney Company (The) (NYSE:DIS) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Walt Disney Company (The) earned a news sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the entertainment giant an impact score of 46.5745336433175 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Walt Disney Company (DIS) traded down 0.67% during trading on Friday, hitting $100.70. The stock had a trading volume of 6,893,916 shares. Walt Disney Company has a 12 month low of $90.32 and a 12 month high of $116.10. The company’s 50 day moving average is $105.49 and its 200-day moving average is $108.98. The company has a market cap of $155.43 billion, a PE ratio of 17.86 and a beta of 1.40.

Walt Disney Company (The) (NYSE:DIS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 8th. The entertainment giant reported $1.58 EPS 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 firm had revenue of $14.24 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $14.44 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $1.62 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was down .3% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts predict that Walt Disney Company will post $5.88 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a Semi-Annual dividend, which was paid on Thursday, July 27th. Investors of record on Monday, July 10th were given a dividend of $0.78 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, July 6th. Walt Disney Company (The)’s payout ratio is 27.56%.

Several equities analysts have commented on DIS shares. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) set a $134.00 price objective on Walt Disney Company (The) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, May 20th. Macquarie lowered Walt Disney Company (The) from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and raised their price objective for the company from $90.32 to $105.00 in a research report on Wednesday, May 17th. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “buy” rating and set a $125.00 price objective (down previously from $130.00) on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in a research report on Monday, May 15th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Walt Disney Company (The) from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 11th. Finally, Rosenblatt Securities raised their price objective on Walt Disney Company (The) from $120.00 to $125.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday, May 8th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, sixteen have issued a hold rating and seventeen have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $115.16.

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In other Walt Disney Company (The) news, Chairman Robert A. Iger sold 797,578 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, June 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $105.09, for a total transaction of $83,817,472.02. Following the completion of the sale, the chairman now owns 1,566,484 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $164,621,803.56. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Director Maria Elena Lagomasino bought 976 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 10th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $102.34 per share, with a total value of $99,883.84. Following the purchase, the director now owns 7,513 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $768,880.42. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Company insiders own 0.38% of the company’s stock.

About Walt Disney Company (The)

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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