Hurricane Irma affects Disney's Q4 earnings, report says

Guggenheim lowered Walt Disney Company (The) from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a report on Thursday, October 12th. It also upped Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg Ltd (NYSE:TSM) stake by 18.81M shares and now owns 18.84 million shares. Out of 5 Wall Street analysts rating Unisys Corporation, 4 give it "Buy", 0 "Sell" rating, while 1 recommend "Hold". Finally, First Capital Advisors Group LLC. boosted its holdings in Walt Disney Company (The) by 0.4% during the second quarter. The Texas-based Salient Cap Advsrs Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0.08% in Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS). Operating income for the segment dropped by 43 percent in Q4 to $218 million and by 13 percent in fiscal 2017 to $2.3 billion.

The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS)[Trend Analysis] price per shares surged 0.96% to $101.61 with volume of 12.16 Million. The sales growth rate for a stock is a measure of how the stock's sales per share (SPS) has grown over a specific period of time. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Monday, June 5 by Oppenheimer. Tracking the stock price in relation to moving averages as well as highs and lows for the year might assist with evaluating future stock performance. Its Parks and Resorts segment owns and operates the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and the Disneyland Resort in California.

Declines in its studio and broadcast TV divisions contributed to lackluster fourth-quarter earnings results by the Walt Disney Co., which on Thursday released results for the quarter ending Sep. 30. The institutional investor held 1.23 million shares of the television services company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $130.78 million, down from 1.44M at the end of the previous reported quarter. For the 2017 fiscal year, which ended September 30, the company reported diluted earnings per share of $5.69, down 1 percent from the previous year. The Walt Disney had a net margin of 16.88% and a return on equity of 19.81%.

DIS's average Beneish M-Score: -2.60 during the last 7 years. Earnings, adjusted for one-time items, came to $1.07 per share. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.12 per share. Increasing profits are the best indication that a company can pay dividends and that the share price will trend upward., Inc. (CRCM) exchanged hands at an unexpectedly high level of 0.3 million shares over the course of the day.

A number of other research analysts also recently weighed in on DIS.

The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) closed its last session at $102.68.

Disney shares rose about 1 percent from their Thursday closing price to $103.57 after the "Star Wars" announcements, reversing an initial falloff after Disney's results raised concerns about cable subscriptions. FBR Capital maintained Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) rating on Wednesday, August 5. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, sixteen have issued a hold rating, eighteen have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company's stock. Piper Jaffray maintained the shares of DIS in report on Tuesday, October 31 with "Buy" rating. It increased, as 82 investors sold T shares while 619 reduced holdings. Delphi Management Ma reported 22,710 shares or 1.34% of all its holdings. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.

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The Walt Disney Company (DIS) shows its Return on Assets (ROA) value of 9.8 percent, while the Return on Equity (ROE) value is 20.8 percent and Return on Investment (ROI) value stands at 14.4 percent.

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