Published: Tue, November 01, 2016
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Will Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) Surprise Analysts This Quarter?

Number of analysts are eying on this stock and after detailed observation, they have given the stock mean target price of $37.33 while their mean recommendation is 2.20 (1=Buy, 5=sell).

Shares of The Walt Disney Co. The Walt Disney Company P/E (price to earnings) ratio is 16.84 and Forward P/E ratio of 15.51. Chesley Taft & Associates LLC now owns 270,147 shares of the entertainment giant's stock valued at $26,426,000 after buying an additional 1,205 shares in the last quarter. These analysts have also projected a Low Estimate of $1.11/share and a High Estimate of $1.32/share.

The Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 9th. The firm has a SMA 50 (Simple Moving Average) of 0.80% and a SMA 200-(Simple Moving Average) of -2.51%. This Consumer Discretionary Sector stock now has the Market Capitalization of 149.63 Billion. Aviva PLC now owns 972,383 shares of the entertainment giant's stock valued at $96,567,000 after buying an additional 6,742 shares during the period. The change from open is -0.02% at the time of writing. That means the share price went down -7.96% from its 52-week low and trades up 36.71% versus the highest price the stock has traded at during the previous year. The latest exchange of 7.3 Million shares is below its average trading activity of 7.53 Million shares. Walt Disney Co makes up approx 2.09% of Oakworth Capital's portfolio.Smith Chas P Associates Pa Cpas reduced its stake in DIS by selling 1,487 shares or 39.86% in the most recent quarter.

The Walt Disney Company's (DIS) witnessed a gain of 0.57% in recent trading period with closing price of $ 94.02. Willingdon Wealth Management now owns 33,159 shares of the entertainment giant's stock worth $3,293,000 after buying an additional 3,551 shares during the last quarter. The company most recent volume stood at 7.31 million shares as compared to average volume of 7.53 million shares.

During last 5 trades the stock sticks nearly 0.88%. The company has its outstanding Shares of 1.61 Billion.

Turns back to returns ratios, returns on equity stands at 20.90%. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have given a hold rating and fifteen have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock. On the other hand, when a company regularly misses Street expectations, the stock is often punished.

While looking at the Earnings Estimates of the company, The Average Earnings Estimate for the Current Fiscal quarter is measured as $1.16 by 31 analysts. At present, 17 analysts recommended Holding these shares while 1 recommended sell, according to FactSet data.

Publicly traded companies often feel enormous pressure to meet or beat consensus earnings estimates each quarter. Disney Consumer Products (DCP) delivers product experiences across thousands of categories from toys and apparel to books and fine art. Disney Interactive is a creator of interactive entertainment across all current and emerging digital media platforms.

The Company ended its last session at $93.49 by Surging 0.8%. The Media Networks segment includes cable and broadcast television networks, television production operations, television distribution, domestic television stations, and radio networks and stations.

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