Why has The Walt Disney Company (DIS) gained 0.07% in last trading?

The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is -2.79% lower on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $79.07 and a high of $183.40 in the current 52-week trading range. The DIS stock was last observed hovering at around $175.99 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 0.13% off its average median price target of $189.60 for the next 12 months. It is also 16.13% off the consensus price target high of $210.00 offered by 28 analysts, but current levels are -53.15% lower than the price target low of $115.00 for the same period.

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Currently trading at $176.12, the stock is 0.14% and 12.63% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 6.82 million and changing 0.07% at the moment leaves the stock 37.67% off its SMA200. DIS registered 21.29% gain for a year compared to 6-month gain of 45.67%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $167.14 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $136.18.

The stock witnessed a 0.23% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 36.57%, and is -1.67% down over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 1.95% over the week and 2.39% over the month.

The Walt Disney Company (DIS) has around 203000 employees, a market worth around $318.67B and $65.39B in sales. Fwd P/E is 37.23. Profit margin for the company is -4.40%. Distance from 52-week low is 122.74% and -3.97% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (-1.90%).

The Walt Disney Company (DIS) Analyst Forecasts

Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for The Walt Disney Company (DIS) is a “Overweight”. 28 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 2.00, where 7 rate it as a Hold and 1 think it is a “Overweight”. 19 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 0 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.

The Walt Disney Company is expected to release its quarterly report on 05/11/2021 and quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at -$0.44 with sales reaching $15.88B over the same period.The EPS is expected to shrink by -125.10% this year, but quarterly earnings will post 6.80% year-over-year. Quarterly sales are estimated to shrink -23.90% in year-over-year returns.

The Walt Disney Company (DIS) Top Institutional Holders

3,474 institutions hold shares in The Walt Disney Company (DIS), with 3.68M shares held by insiders accounting for 0.20% while institutional investors hold 65.71% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 1.81B, and float is at 1.81B with Short Float at 1.10%. Institutions hold 65.57% of the Float.

The top institutional shareholder in the company is Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) with over 146.73 million shares valued at $18.21 billion. The investor’s holdings represent 8.10% of the DIS Shares outstanding. As of Sep 29, 2020, the second largest holder is Blackrock Inc. with 115.0 million shares valued at $14.27 billion to account for 6.35% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are State Street Corporation which holds 74.4 million shares representing 4.11% and valued at over $9.23 billion, while State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co holds 2.11% of the shares totaling 38.2 million with a market value of $4.74 billion.

The Walt Disney Company (DIS) Insider Activity

A total of 127 insider transactions have happened at The Walt Disney Company (DIS) in the last six months, with sales accounting for 64 and purchases happening 63 times. The most recent transaction is an insider sale by WOODFORD BRENT, the company’s EVP, Control, Fin Plan & Tax. SEC filings show that WOODFORD BRENT sold 1,062 shares of the company’s common stock on Dec 23 at a price of $172.96 per share for a total of $0.18 million. Following the sale, the insider now owns 34620.0 shares.

The Walt Disney Company disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Dec 23 that Mucha Zenia B. (SEVP & Chief Comms Officer) sold a total of 797 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Dec 23 and was made at $172.96 per share for $0.14 million. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 19620.0 shares of the DIS stock.

Still, SEC filings show that on Dec 23, BRAVERMAN ALAN N (Sr EVP, General Counsel & Secy) disposed off 1,187 shares at an average price of $172.96 for $0.21 million. The insider now directly holds 98,922 shares of The Walt Disney Company (DIS).

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The Walt Disney Company (DIS): Who are the competitors?

The company’s main competitors (and peers) include Discovery Inc. (DISCA) that is trading 15.02% up over the past 12 months. Sony Corporation (SNE) is 43.36% up on the 1-year trading charts. Short interest in the company’s stock has risen 3.69% from the last report on Nov 29, 2020 to stand at a total of 20.09 million short shares sold with a short interest ratio of 1.47.

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