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Will The Force Be With The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS)?

Today, I am going to be analyzing the stock of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS), who reports earnings after the bell today.

Like many of us, I grew up with Mickey and Donald and the rest of the Disney characters. Disney as a company is loved by folks around the world and has a strong brand. That said, the stock can and does have corrections and it may be set for another correction after the earnings come out tonight. The market itself seems to have a little bit of a negative tone, which is indicating to me to be on the sidelines in this stock at the moment.

The recent red weekly Trade Triangle for Disney is the first red flag that the stock may have put in a top. While not as significant a change as a monthly Trade Triangle, it should not be ignored. The second red flag for Disney is the glaring negative divergence between price action (number 6) and the MACD (number 8). This is not a good sign and the divergence could be a warning of an impending drop in this stock.

This in-depth analysis of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) is not saying that this stock is going to collapse. I am only reporting on certain technical elements that could cause this stock to come under downside pressure.

What Does This Company Do?

The Walt Disney Company operates as an entertainment company worldwide. The company operates in five segments: Media Networks, Parks and Resorts, Studio Entertainment, Consumer Products, and Interactive.

Chart Legend & Technical Picture (Black Numbers)

1. 1st major cyclic low
2. 2nd major cyclic low (32 months)
3. Projected 3rd major cyclic Low (March/April)
4. Major support trend line
5. Break below a 21-week trend line
6. Negative divergence from MACD indicator
7. Fibonacci retracement levels
8. Negative divergence from price action

To summarize, the earnings issued tonight by Disney will have an effect on tomorrow's price action. I expect earnings to come in about as expected or perhaps a little lower. What is of greater importance is going to be the mood of the market. The first trading that takes place in Disney stock on Thursday will more than likely tell the story. If the market is in a negative mode as it approaches the end of the week, it will confirm my outlook and put further pressure on Disney.

If I am correct and Disney misses its earnings, we could potentially see the stock of Disney trade down to the following Fibonacci retracement levels:
38.2% @ $57.84
50% @ $52.21
61.8% @ $46.58

The most likely target zone is $52.21, which is a 50% retracement that is similar to what took place back in August of 2011 (number 2).

Cycle wise, I could see Disney under pressure until the March/April period, based on its 32 month cycle. If that does occur, it will trigger the monthly Trade Triangle. Should that event take place, I would expect to see a move down to the 50% Fibonacci retracement level of $52.21. When and if the monthly Trade Triangle signals a trend change to the downside, I would use the $52.21 level as the first target zone.

Every success with MarketClub in 2014,
Adam Hewison
President, INO.com
Co-Creator, MarketClub

Comments

  1. Rajeev says:

    Hi,

    I see a Head & Shoulder formation in the making over a next couple of months. The stock may go down up to strong support at around 60, rise a back to 65 and finally may go down below to 50% Fibonacci level.

    Thanks,
    Rajeev.

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