News coverage about Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Walt Disney earned a news impact score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the entertainment giant an impact score of 45.7834976607357 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- An Insider’s look at Disney World’s upcoming Toy Story Land (themeparkinsider.com)
- Self-image, career goals focus at Disney Dreamers Academy (amsterdamnews.com)
- Is The Walt Disney Company a Buy? (msn.com)
- Disney Is Ramping Up Efforts to Compete With Netflix (finance.yahoo.com)
- ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald’ Gets A Trailer Teaser (finance.yahoo.com)
Shares of Walt Disney (DIS) traded up $0.44 on Monday, reaching $105.17. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 6,490,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 8,980,000. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43, a quick ratio of 0.80 and a current ratio of 0.87. The stock has a market capitalization of $158,140.00, a PE ratio of 17.56, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.79 and a beta of 1.30. Walt Disney has a fifty-two week low of $96.20 and a fifty-two week high of $116.10.
A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on DIS. Bank of America reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $144.00 price target (up from $130.00) on shares of Walt Disney in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. Vetr cut Walt Disney from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $114.86 price objective for the company. in a research report on Tuesday, February 13th. B. Riley reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $122.00 price objective on shares of Walt Disney in a research report on Monday, January 29th. Macquarie set a $125.00 price objective on Walt Disney and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 6th. Finally, Rosenblatt Securities upgraded Walt Disney from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and upped their price objective for the company from $115.00 to $130.00 in a research report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating, eighteen have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $118.59.
In other news, Director Aylwin B. Lewis sold 1,797 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $108.39, for a total value of $194,776.83. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 85,636 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $9,282,086.04. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 0.38% of the company’s stock.
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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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