News stories about Walt Disney Company (The) (NYSE:DIS) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Walt Disney Company (The) earned a coverage optimism score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the entertainment giant an impact score of 46.3360427933769 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

DIS has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. BidaskClub raised shares of Walt Disney Company (The) from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, July 24th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Walt Disney Company (The) from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $130.00 price target on Walt Disney Company (The) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 22nd. Vetr upgraded Walt Disney Company (The) from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $110.51 price target for the company in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. Finally, Barclays PLC lowered their price target on Walt Disney Company (The) from $98.00 to $94.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, October 13th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seventeen have assigned a hold rating and seventeen have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $112.55.

Shares of Walt Disney Company (NYSE DIS) traded down $0.16 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $103.44. The stock had a trading volume of 7,435,925 shares, compared to its average volume of 8,057,944. Walt Disney Company has a 1-year low of $96.20 and a 1-year high of $116.10. The stock has a market capitalization of $159,657.67, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.15, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.20 and a beta of 1.37. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.42, a current ratio of 0.81 and a quick ratio of 0.74.

Walt Disney Company (The) (NYSE:DIS) last released its earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The entertainment giant reported $1.07 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.12 by ($0.05). Walt Disney Company (The) had a return on equity of 19.66% and a net margin of 16.29%. The firm had revenue of $12.78 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $13.30 billion. During the same period last year, the firm earned $1.10 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 2.8% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts expect that Walt Disney Company will post 6.24 earnings per share for the current year.

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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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