Little Upside For Investors: The Walt Disney Company (DIS)

Wall Street analysts will be watching closely when The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) reports its quarterly earnings next, which is scheduled for Tue 14 May (In 91 Days). Looking at the latest analyst forecasts, the current earnings-per-share (EPS) consensus estimate is sitting at $1.81 per share. In the preceding quarter, the company reportedly generated EPS of $1.84 per share of its common stock. Looking at profitability indicators, this organization has an operating margin of 24.30%, a profit margin of 18.50% and a gross margin of 44.40%.

Speaking of Wall Street analysts, a number of market experts at top investment banks have recently posted their updated ratings on shares of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS). Most recently, on November 27th, 2018, Imperial Capital Upgrade a Outperform rating. Before that, on October 19th, 2018, Barclays Upgrade to Overweight. Imperial Capital Reiterated a In-line rating on August 9th, 2018, Imperial Capital Reiterated an In-line rating on August 8th, 2018, and B. Riley FBR Reiterated a Buy rating on August 8th, 2018.

At its current price point, combined with the fact that this company has 1.49B shares outstanding, the current market capitalization sits at 162.71B. In the last trading day, 7,457,967 shares of The Walt Disney Company were traded, which compares to its usual volume of about 8.25M shares per day of trading.

If we compare this company’s current price to its recent pricing activity, we can see that the price has changed by -$3.46 in the past five trading days, resulting in a percentage change of -3.07% and a moving average of 110.50. In the past 20 days, its price changed by -$3.22 (which is -2.86%) and the stock’s moving average was 110.99. Looking back a full 50 days, shares of DIS changed by -$6.90 (which is -5.94%) and demonstrated a moving average of 110.72.

Staying in the same analytical area, this company’s stock has demonstrated a 9-day Stochastic %K score of 20.71%, a 14-day Stochastic %K score of 21.98% and a 20-day Stochastic %K score of 21.98%. Using a similar metric, The Walt Disney Company (DIS) shares showed a Stochastic %D of 33.81% over the past 9 days, a Stochastic %D score of 34.23% over the last 14 days, and a 20-day Stochastic %D of 34.23%. Meanwhile, this stock’s MACD Oscillator was -1.04 over the past 9 days, -0.90 over the past two weeks, and -0.94 in the last 20 days.

As recent trading data suggests, this company’s shares have been hovering close to the $109.20 level. Over the past 12 months, this stock has experienced a high price of $120.20 and a low of $97.68. Top market experts pay heightened attention to a stock as it is getting closer to a notable historic high price or low price.

The Vanguard Group Inc purchased more shares of this company during the last fiscal quarter, as we can observe in the latest corresponding filing from The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This specific major shareholder, at the end of the quarter, held 103,333,104 shares of the company’s stock following the addition of 1,854,453 to this investor’s holdings during the three-month period. This share count represents that The Vanguard Group Inc now held 6.93% stake in The Walt Disney Company (DIS)’s shares.

Just in the most recent trading day, The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) experienced a high price of $110.83 and low point of $109.15. At the end of the last trading session, this stock was at 109.2 per share, following a gain of $0.77, or -0.22% during the full day.