Disney Stock Drops on Mass Furloughs

Guggenheim raised its target price to $100

Deputy Editor
Apr 13, 2020 at 10:17 AM
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Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) is down 2% to trade at $102.38 at last check, despite receiving a $2 target price raise by Guggenheim to $100. Meanwhile, the worldwide entertainment company is furloughing 43,000 workers, effective April 19, after closing resorts last month due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Taking a look at the charts, Disney stock just breached familiar resistance at the 30-day moving average for the first time since December, but following today's drop looks to be backtracking from the defeat. This comes almost one month after the equity hit a more than five-year low of $79.07, on March 18. Longer-term, DIS is down 27.7% year-to-date. 

Coming into today, 12 out of 17 analysts consider DIS a "buy" or "strong buy" rating, leaving plenty of room for more downgrades in the weeks ahead. Echoing this, the stock's 12-month consensus target price of $135.04 is a 29.2% premium to current levels. 




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