News headlines about Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news 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 sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the entertainment giant an impact score of 45.3148479831879 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) opened at $112.19 on Monday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.42, a quick ratio of 0.74 and a current ratio of 0.81. Walt Disney has a 1 year low of $96.20 and a 1 year high of $116.10. The company has a market cap of $169,010.31, a P/E ratio of 19.68, a PEG ratio of 1.97 and a beta of 1.38.

Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) last released its quarterly earnings data 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 for 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%. Walt Disney’s revenue for the quarter was down 2.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $1.10 earnings per share. research analysts anticipate that Walt Disney will post 6.42 EPS for the current year.

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

Several research firms have weighed in on DIS. Barclays set a $105.00 price objective on Walt Disney and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 23rd. Loop Capital reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $106.00 price target on shares of Walt Disney in a research report on Monday, January 22nd. Vetr raised Walt Disney from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $115.53 price target on the stock in a research report on Monday, January 22nd. Bank of America restated a “buy” rating and issued a $144.00 price objective (up from $130.00) on shares of Walt Disney in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Walt Disney from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating, eighteen have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $116.53.

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About Walt Disney

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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