The Walt Disney Company [NYSE: DIS] slipped around -0.51 points on Monday, while shares priced at $185.51 at the close of the session, down -0.27%. The company report on April 29, 2021 that Paul Richardson Named Chief Human Resources Officer of The Walt Disney Company, Effective July 1.
Paul Richardson has been named Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), effective July 1, it was announced by Bob Chapek, Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Richardson, who is currently Senior Vice President, Human Resources for ESPN and was Disney’s first Chief Diversity Officer, will succeed longtime veteran Jayne Parker, who previously announced she is leaving the Company at the end of June after a 33-year career at Disney and will work closely with Mr. Richardson during the transition.
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The Walt Disney Company stock is now 2.39% up from its year-to-date (YTD) trading value. DIS Stock saw the intraday high of $189.22 and lowest of $185.25 per share. The company’s 52-week high price is 203.02, which means current price is +15.57% above from all time high which was touched on 03/08/21.
Compared to the average trading volume of 11.02M shares, DIS reached a trading volume of 7401494 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
What do top market gurus say about The Walt Disney Company [DIS]?
Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for DIS shares is $209.23 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on DIS stock is a recommendation set at 2.00. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.
Truist have made an estimate for The Walt Disney Company shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on April 16, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, UBS raised their target price from $155 to $200. The new note on the price target was released on January 22, 2021, representing the official price target for The Walt Disney Company stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $185, while BMO Capital Markets analysts kept a Market Perform rating on DIS stock.
The Average True Range (ATR) for The Walt Disney Company is set at 3.40, with the Price to Sales ratio for DIS stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 5.52. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 4.00, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 9.44.
How has DIS stock performed recently?
The Walt Disney Company [DIS] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 0.67. With this latest performance, DIS shares dropped by -1.83% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 52.63% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 75.84% in the past year of trading.
Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for DIS stock in for the last two-week period is set at 48.51, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 50.48, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 49.06 for The Walt Disney Company [DIS]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 189.31, while it was recorded at 184.98 for the last single week of trading, and 156.22 for the last 200 days.
The Walt Disney Company [DIS]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and The Walt Disney Company [DIS] shares currently have an operating margin of +5.49 and a Gross Margin at +24.49. The Walt Disney Company’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -4.35.
Return on Total Capital for DIS is now 2.31, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -2.13. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -3.28, with Return on Assets sitting at -1.43. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, The Walt Disney Company [DIS] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 74.56. Additionally, DIS Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 42.71, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 30.92. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 66.79, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 38.26.
Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, The Walt Disney Company [DIS] managed to generate an average of -$13,951 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 4.62 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.33.The Walt Disney Company’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.30 and a Current Ratio set at 1.30.
Earnings analysis for The Walt Disney Company [DIS]
With the latest financial reports released by the company, The Walt Disney Company posted 0.6/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.88/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company fail the estimates by a Surprise Factor of -31.80%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for DIS. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for The Walt Disney Company go to 47.73%.
Insider trade positions for The Walt Disney Company [DIS]
There are presently around $221,897 million, or 67.20% of DIS stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of DIS stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 145,755,712, which is approximately -0.662% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 115,219,426 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $21.43 billion in DIS stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $13.27 billion in DIS stock with ownership of nearly -4.138% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in The Walt Disney Company stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of May and at the time of the May reporting period, where 1,621 institutional holders increased their position in The Walt Disney Company [NYSE:DIS] by around 81,468,375 shares. Additionally, 1,336 investors decreased positions by around 49,668,451 shares, while 260 investors held positions by with 1,061,731,008 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 1,192,867,834 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. DIS stock had 369 new institutional investments in for a total of 22,281,380 shares, while 103 institutional investors sold positions of 5,868,132 shares during the same period.