Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Walt Disney (DIS) Stock Price

News coverage about Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Walt Disney earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the entertainment giant an impact score of 44.9496345861887 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

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

Shares of Walt Disney (NYSE DIS) traded up $0.70 during trading on Friday, reaching $111.27. The company had a trading volume of 18,878,846 shares, compared to its average volume of 8,991,186. Walt Disney has a 1-year low of $96.20 and a 1-year high of $116.10. The company has a market capitalization of $168,052.41, a P/E ratio of 19.52, a P/E/G ratio of 2.37 and a beta of 1.38. 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 (NYSE:DIS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 9th. The entertainment giant reported $1.07 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.12 by ($0.05). The business had revenue of $12.78 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $13.30 billion. Walt Disney had a net margin of 16.29% and a return on equity of 19.66%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 2.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $1.10 EPS. sell-side analysts anticipate that Walt Disney will post 6.23 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a Semi-Annual dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, January 11th. Shareholders of record on Monday, December 11th will be paid a $0.84 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 8th. Walt Disney’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 29.53%.

Several equities analysts have issued reports on the company. B. Riley reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Walt Disney in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $125.00 price target on Walt Disney and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday. Rosenblatt Securities reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $110.00 price target on shares of Walt Disney in a research note on Thursday, September 28th. Citigroup reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Walt Disney in a research note on Thursday, September 28th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $135.00 price target on shares of Walt Disney in a research note on Friday. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, sixteen have assigned a hold rating and seventeen have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Walt Disney has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $113.44.

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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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