Rosenblatt slashes price target on The Walt Disney Company [DIS] – find out why.


The Walt Disney Company [NYSE: DIS] loss -3.78% or -3.9 points to close at $99.40 with a heavy trading volume of 15315232 shares. The company report on June 9, 2022 that The Biggest Presentations at D23 Expo 2022 Announced.

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Disney100 Kicks off at D23 Expo with the Disney Legends Awards; Disney Parks, Experiences and Products; Disney Princess – The Concert; and Sneak Peeks from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars, and Disney Branded Television Will Delight Fans in Hall D23 from September 9 through 11.

D23: The Official Disney Fan Club has announced the lineup of the most highly anticipated presentations at D23 Expo 2022 presented by Visa, September 9, 10, and 11. Disney100 kicks off at the biggest Disney fan event in the world celebrating 100 years of wonder as The Walt Disney Company enters its second century. The festivities begin Friday morning, September 9 with the Disney Legends Awards Ceremony and a kick-off to Disney100. Later that same day, The Walt Disney Studios will showcase what’s on the horizon from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, and Disney Live Action. On Saturday morning, the Studios will give fans a sneak peek at the latest from Marvel and Lucasfilm. Saturday afternoon, Disney Branded Television will preview their exciting slate. On Sunday morning, fans will get a preview of what’s in store at Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, and that afternoon, guests will enjoy a special presentation of Disney Princess – The Concert.

It opened the trading session at $101.43, the shares rose to $102.12 and dropped to $99.38, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for DIS points out that the company has recorded -35.01% loss over the past six months. However, it is still 0.07% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 12.46M shares, DIS reached to a volume of 15315232 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying 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 $153.78 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.

Rosenblatt 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 19, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, JP Morgan dropped their target price from $220 to $200. The new note on the price target was released on February 10, 2022, representing the official price target for The Walt Disney Company stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $165 to $172, while Guggenheim kept a Neutral rating on DIS stock. On February 10, 2022, analysts decreased their price target for DIS shares from 200 to 190.

The Average True Range (ATR) for The Walt Disney Company is set at 3.61, with the Price to Sales ratio for DIS stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 2.46. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.00, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 7.01. Price to Free Cash Flow for DIS in the course of the last twelve months was 121.31 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.00.

Trading performance analysis for DIS stock

The Walt Disney Company [DIS] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -8.53. With this latest performance, DIS shares dropped by -5.52% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -35.01% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -43.96% 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 33.27, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 28.93, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 34.82 for The Walt Disney Company [DIS]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 115.66, while it was recorded at 105.13 for the last single week of trading, and 147.19 for the last 200 days.

The Walt Disney Company [DIS]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and The Walt Disney Company [DIS] shares currently have an operating margin of +5.55 and a Gross Margin at +25.61. The Walt Disney Company’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +3.00.

Return on Total Capital for DIS is now 2.34, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 1.46. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 2.35, with Return on Assets sitting at 1.00. 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 61.44. Additionally, DIS Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 38.06, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 28.64. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 54.81, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 33.95.

Receivables Turnover for the company is 5.17 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 1.00 and a Current Ratio set at 1.10.

The Walt Disney Company [DIS]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

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 40.92%.

An analysis of insider ownership at The Walt Disney Company [DIS]

There are presently around $114,652 million, or 64.90% of DIS stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of DIS stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 140,466,474, which is approximately 1.823% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 117,304,093 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $11.66 billion in DIS stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $7.17 billion in DIS stock with ownership of nearly -1.319% 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 1,855 institutional holders increased their position in The Walt Disney Company [NYSE:DIS] by around 52,346,310 shares. Additionally, 1,354 investors decreased positions by around 73,141,798 shares, while 280 investors held positions by with 1,027,947,981 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 1,153,436,089 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. DIS stock had 148 new institutional investments in for a total of 4,980,590 shares, while 193 institutional investors sold positions of 6,766,024 shares during the same period.