News stories about Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Walt Disney earned a news sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the entertainment giant an impact score of 45.5499168202649 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
- Walt Disney (DIS) Earns Buy Rating from Analysts at Loop Capital (americanbankingnews.com)
- Disney hotel guests will soon be charged to park during their stay (winknews.com)
- Box Office: ‘Black Panther’ Pacing To Top ‘Last Jedi’ And ‘Avengers’ (finance.yahoo.com)
- Disney hotel guests may need to budget for another vacation cost (finance.yahoo.com)
- Major Disney Springs attraction rehab to start (finance.yahoo.com)
A number of research analysts have commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Walt Disney from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday. Loop Capital assumed coverage on shares of Walt Disney in a research note on Thursday. They set a “buy” rating on the stock. Bank of America reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $144.00 price target (up from $130.00) on shares of Walt Disney in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. B. Riley upped their target price on shares of Walt Disney from $122.00 to $125.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 7th. Finally, Jefferies Group restated a “hold” rating and set a $112.00 target price on shares of Walt Disney in a research report on Wednesday, February 7th. 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 issued a strong buy rating to the company. Walt Disney has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $118.59.
Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 6th. The entertainment giant reported $1.89 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.61 by $0.28. Walt Disney had a net margin of 19.61% and a return on equity of 20.44%. The firm had revenue of $15.35 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $15.47 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $1.55 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 3.8% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts predict that Walt Disney will post 6.95 EPS for the current fiscal year.
In other news, Director Aylwin B. Lewis sold 1,797 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $108.39, for a total value of $194,776.83. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 85,636 shares in the company, valued at approximately $9,282,086.04. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Company insiders own 0.38% of the company’s stock.
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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