Walt Disney Company (DIS) stock moves up, “Buy” rating reiterated by Loop Capital Analysts

Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) shares rose on Tuesday January 17 on lower trade volume than normal after a number of analysts weighed in on the investing value of the stock and reiterated thier respective ratings.

Meanwhile, in early trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was 47 points lower, or 0.24% to 19838, the S&P 500 fell 7 points, or 0.29% to 2267, while the Nasdaq was down 19 points, or 0.35% to 5554.

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Analysts at Loop Capital reiterated a Buy rating on shares of Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) in a reserach note to investors, making it one of the more actively watched stocks on Wall Street. Loop Capital currently has a rating of Buy on the shares. The one-year price target of $109.59 is above the opening price of $107.91, causing a fair amount of other analysts to issue statements on the company recently. Looking back over the last 52 weeks, Walt Disney Company stock has a high of $109.49. Share prices sometimes get a bounce to the upside when analysts reiterate coverage.

Shares of Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) opened at $107.91 yesterday and traded in a range between, $107.91 and $108.93, and last traded at $108.38, which is a jump of $0.32 from the previous closing price.

Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) now has a market cap of 172.48B.

Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) Average Daily Trading Volume

1,497,771 shares traded hands yesterday, 0 percent lower than the average, out of a total float 1,589,360,000. lower than normal. Look for trading volume to pick up in the coming days as investors often use increases in trading volume to identify heavy volume accumulation or distribution by institutional investors.

As with all potential breakouts, investors look for volume to be at least 40%-50% higher than normal on the breakout to show that fund managers and other professional investors are jumping in.

Institutional sponsorship is defined by ownership of a stock by mutual funds, banks, pension funds and other large institutions.

Institutional investors such as these have substantial teams of analysts that investigate thousands of stocks, so it is good validation to see them taking a postion in a stock you are considering.

Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) Moving Averages

A moving average can also act as support or resistance. In an uptrend a 50-day, 100-day or 200-day moving average may act as a support level, as shown in the figure below.

This is because the average acts like a floor (support), so the price bounces up off of it.

In a downtrend a moving average may act as resistance; like a ceiling, the price hits it and then starts to drop again.

By tracking the activity of these professional investors—and the moving averages they affect—it allows for traders to make more effective decisions on trades.

Trades for Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) have ranged from $86.25 – 109.49, and the stock now has a 50-day MA of $104.17 and 200-day MA of $97.36. Today’s last price is 1.01%% under the 52 week high of $109.49.

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