Media coverage about Walt Disney Company (The) (NYSE:DIS) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Walt Disney Company (The) earned a news sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the entertainment giant an impact score of 44.8675759515894 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) traded down $0.26 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $102.74. 4,109,530 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 7,162,110. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.42, a current ratio of 0.81 and a quick ratio of 0.74. The firm has a market capitalization of $158,978.53, a PE ratio of 18.07, a PEG ratio of 2.19 and a beta of 1.37. Walt Disney Company has a 1 year low of $96.20 and a 1 year high of $116.10.

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

Several research firms have commented on DIS. B. Riley reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Loop Capital reissued a “hold” rating and set a $108.00 target price on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. BMO Capital Markets reissued an “underperform” rating and set a $90.00 target price (down previously from $95.00) on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. Wells Fargo & Company reissued a “market perform” rating and set a $109.00 target price on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) set a $133.00 price objective on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, sixteen have issued a hold rating and eighteen have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Walt Disney Company (The) presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $112.56.

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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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