Big Earnings Beats After the Bell: DIS, TRIP and ETSY

Marcus Newton
May 9, 2018

Taking a big leg up in after-market trading Tuesday following its Q1 earnings release, TripAdvisor (TRIP - Free Report) almost doubled bottom-line expectations to 30 cents per share on revenues that soared to $378 million from the projected $361 million. The difference between the actual and expected EPS is $0.61 a share with a surprise factor of 52.1%. Earnings yield provides a way for investors to help measure returns. There can be various forms of dividends, such as cash payment, stocks or any other form. The firm will look to it's next scheduled report date to try to improve on these numbers. Loeb Partners Corporation who had been investing in Disney Walt Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $152.06B market cap company. The firm's price-to-sales ratio was noted 3.45 in contrast with an overall industry average of 3.19. If RVOL is less than 1 it is not In Play on this trading day and Investors may decide not to trade it. Meanwhile the stock weekly performance was positive at 5.88%, which was upheld for the month at 0.48%. On Tuesday, February 6 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Hold".

Smead Capital Management Inc increased its stake in Target Corp (TGT) by 5.63% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. The stock of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) earned "Sell" rating by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, August 9. The company's market cap is $151.77 Billion. The stock has a 52-week low of $96.20 while its 52-weeks high is $113.19. Adviser Investments LLC grew its position in shares of The Walt Disney by 41.6% during the 3rd quarter. The related volume now stands at 1.33.

Amid reports that Comcast (CMCSA) is planning to make its own bid for 21st Century Fox's (FOXA) entertainment assets, Disney CEO Bob Iger told CNBC late Tuesday that he is confident that the Disney-Fox deal will go through. The price-to-sales ratio offers a simple approach in this case.

In recent trading day The Walt Disney Company (DIS) stock showed the move of 1.31% with the closing price of $102.48.

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Taking a look at the current stock price for The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX), we could notice that the shares are trading close to the $31.06 level. The lesser the ratio, the more attractive the investment. If the ratio is less than 1, then we can determine that there has been a decrease in price. On the opposite end, shares have been trading 12.37% away from the 50-day low price. The company has a quick ratio of 0.80, a current ratio of 0.87 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43. It's now trading about -9.46% below its 52-week high. Pineno Levin Ford Asset Mngmt holds 3.63% in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) or 80,997 shares. The 52-week range can be found in the stock's quote summary.

Walt Disney stock opened at $100.35 on Friday. Value ranks companies using four ratios. Keeping up with historical data as well as short-term and long-term trends may be very helpful. Typically, the lower the value, the more undervalued the company tends to be. If RVOL is above 2 it is In Play and this is more evidence Investors ought to be in the name. Operating income growth was due to increases in theatrical, home entertainment and TV/SVOD distribution results, partially offset by higher film cost impairments. The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) has declined 11.59% since May 8, 2017 and is downtrending. If the number is at zero (0) then there is no evidence of fraudulent book cooking, whereas a number of 6 indicates a high likelihood of unusual activity. A single point is assigned to each test that a stock passes. The consensus recommendation for stock is 2.20.

Ecommerce firm Etsy (ETSY - Free Report) also doubled up expectations on its bottom line, posting 10 cents per share versus the 5 cents in the Zacks consensus.

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