The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) Is Above Board?


Dallas, Texas 02/20/2014 (FINANCIALSTRENDS) – The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) stock got a target price boost from analysts at the Argus. The company has posted gains in the last twelve months and has even outperformed competing twenty first century Fox Inc  (NASDAQ:FOXA) with nearly 13 percentage points.

Positive Notes

The company reported a quarterly EPS of $1.04 thus beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.91 by $0.13. The company made sales revenues of $12.31 billion during this quarter against a consensus estimate of $12.23 billion. In the comparable quarter of the last year, the company scored an EPS of $0.79. In the current quarter revenues were up 8.5% on a Year on Year basis. On the average, the analysts’ forecast for earnings per share is $4.04, for the current annual period.

Is DIS Overstated as a Charm Stone?

Options Activity Compared to Competitor’s Stance

Still the worldwide entertainment stock appears to be over-weighted for a bearish sentiment as the Twenty-First Century Fox stock has seen higher activity on the options side with a call to put ratio of about 9.42 on three of tha largest bourse including International Securities Exchange (ISE), NASDAQ OMX PHLX (PHLX) and Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE). The ratio translates to the simple fact that there have been over 9 call opening for every put option bought by speculators.

Compared to that ten-day call to put ration for Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) on the same trio of stock exchanges is 1.54 i.e. within the 34th percentile of the 12 month average. The calls to put ratio has grown at a slower pace in the last two weeks i.e. at a margin of 3 to 2 only. Other analyst firms like capital markets and 22 other firms have raised their price target for the stock with an optimist rating like “buy” or “outperform”.

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