Walt Disney (DIS) : Earnings Whisper

The Walt Disney Company (DIS) is set to release 3Q’15 earnings after the close today. The Street is looking for EPS of $1.42 and revenue of $13.22 billion. Last quarter, the company reported earnings per share of $1.23, $0.13 better than the Street’s consensus estimate of $1.10. Revs came in at $12.50 billion versus the $12.25 billion consensus. Meanwhile, EarningsWhisper.com reports a 3Q’15 whisper number of $1.47 per share.

Walt Disney was up $0.48 at $120.48 in midday trade, moving within a 52-week range of $78.54 to $121.73. The name, valued at $204.45 billion, opened at $120.93.

On valuation measures, Walt Disney Co. shares are currently priced at 25.92x this year’s forecasted earnings. Ticker has a t-12 price/sales ratio of 4.02. EPS for the same period registers at $4.65.

In terms of share statistics, Walt Disney Co. has a total of 1.70 billion shares outstanding with 7.73% held by insiders and 64.90% held by institutions. The stock’s short interest currently stands at 2.86%, bringing the total number of shares sold short to 44.70 million.

Offering a dividend yield of 1.10%, shares of the Burbank, California-based entertainment company are up 42.33% year-over-year and 28.14% year-to-date.

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