The analyst envisions a potential 35.03% upside for DIS shares before they reported their Q2 2022 earnings. Since this price target was made public, DIS has jumped 6.85%.
What does this Upgrade mean for DIS Stock?
This upgrade couldn’t have come at a better time as the DIS stock has been struggling since the turn of the year, falling from $157 to $112.43.
There is some good that can be taken from DIS’s poor performance, as there is now an opportunity for investors to get in at a good price while Disney’s financial ratios are attractive. Disney’s low price and attractive ratios could have influenced RBC in deciding to upgrade the DIS stock. With that being said, RBC raised their DIS stock price target to $150, as they expect continued growth in the DIS stock.
If RBC’s price target comes to fruition it could mean more than just a 35% increase, as it may encourage further growth in the DIS stock.
Effects of the Upgrade on DIS’s Social Sentiment
Here are the latest analytics from the DIS Stocktwits and DIS Twitter communities (over the last 24hrs):
Before we get too far ahead of ourselves, it is important to note that DIS reported earnings 8 hours after the analyst released their price target, and the huge uptick in the sentiment you are seeing is mostly due to Disney’s earnings (and not their analyst upgrade).
Firstly, the sentiment within the DIS StockTwits community has increased drastically as their posting volumes have soared over 1000%, causing their impressions to also be up by a very large amount (645%). This is very good for the DIS stock as it was getting to the point where it seemed it was forgotten about. Now, due to this huge increase in sentiment investors are not only aware of the DIS stock again, but it seems as though they are also excited about it (with over 80% of all messages being tagged as “bullish”). Now it seems like the DIS stock can start to rebound and make up for its poor stock performance over the first 7 months of 2022.
The increase in sentiment in the DIS Twitter community exhibits similar characteristics to that of the change in sentiment within the DIS StockTwits community. The posting volumes in the DIS Twitter community have jumped 580% over the past 24 hours, which has propelled the impressions to increase by over 1300%.
Lastly, there seems to be a disparity between the posting volumes vs impressions between the DIS StockTwits and DIS Twitter communities. The DIS Twitter community only garners 2–3x more posts than the DIS Stocktwits community but is able to fetch about 13x more impressions. This is fantastic! But why is this happening? Let’s take a look.
Large Twitter Accounts Posting About the DIS Stock
Here is a count of “whale” accounts that are active on DIS Twitter (over the past 72 hrs):
- 537 somewhat large Twitter accounts with 10,000+ followers,
- 97 large Twitter accounts with 100k+ followers
- 26 very large accounts with 500k+ followers
As you can see there are a lot of large Twitter accounts that have been actively posting about the DIS stock. These large accounts are able to garner a huge number of impressions in just a single post, with the largest account (posting about $DIS) having a following of 4.8M. This just simply does not exist within the DIS StockTwits community, and is the main reason why the DIS Twitter community is so much larger/influential.
Whether you are trying to stay up-to-date on posting volumes, likes, and/or impressions within a stock’s Stocktwits and/or Twitter communities; diving deeper into the “whale” accounts that are driving sentiment in the DIS Stocktwits and/or Twitter communities, or just keeping up with how different stocks are ranking in terms of their social sentiment; there is no better time to get familiar with social sentiment data.