The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE:DIS)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reiterated by research analysts at Jefferies Group in a report released on Friday. They presently have a $92.00 target price on the entertainment giant’s stock. Jefferies Group’s price target points to a potential downside of 3.12% from the stock’s current price.

A number of other analysts have also recently commented on DIS. Stifel Nicolaus cut The Walt Disney from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $110.00 price target on the stock. in a research report on Wednesday, July 20th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Citigroup Inc. dropped their price target on The Walt Disney from $120.00 to $117.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, August 11th. Morgan Stanley boosted their price target on The Walt Disney from $100.00 to $105.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 14th. Credit Suisse Group AG reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $125.00 price target (down from $128.00) on shares of The Walt Disney in a research report on Thursday, October 27th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued an “overweight” rating and issued a $118.00 price target on shares of The Walt Disney in a research report on Saturday, August 13th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, sixteen have given a hold rating and fifteen have given a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $108.87.

Analyst Recommendations for The Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS)

Shares of The Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) opened at 94.96 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $152.61 billion, a P/E ratio of 17.07 and a beta of 1.21. The Walt Disney has a 52-week low of $86.25 and a 52-week high of $120.65. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $92.67 and a 200-day moving average price of $96.65.

The Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 10th. The entertainment giant reported $1.10 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.16 by $0.06. The firm had revenue of $13.14 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $13.71 billion. The Walt Disney had a net margin of 16.48% and a return on equity of 19.98%. The business’s revenue was down 2.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $1.20 earnings per share. On average, analysts predict that The Walt Disney will post $5.77 EPS for the current year.

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Ropes Wealth Advisors LLC raised its position in shares of The Walt Disney by 20.6% in the first quarter. Ropes Wealth Advisors LLC now owns 7,419 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $737,000 after buying an additional 1,269 shares during the last quarter. Ancora Inverness LLC raised its position in shares of The Walt Disney by 23.0% in the first quarter. Ancora Inverness LLC now owns 24,686 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $2,452,000 after buying an additional 4,609 shares during the last quarter. Aviva PLC raised its position in shares of The Walt Disney by 0.7% in the first quarter. Aviva PLC now owns 972,383 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $96,567,000 after buying an additional 6,742 shares during the last quarter. Maryland Capital Management raised its position in shares of The Walt Disney by 2.8% in the first quarter. Maryland Capital Management now owns 6,123 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $608,000 after buying an additional 166 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Motley Fool Wealth Management LLC raised its position in shares of The Walt Disney by 4.0% in the first quarter. Motley Fool Wealth Management LLC now owns 53,968 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $5,360,000 after buying an additional 2,068 shares during the last quarter. 57.98% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

About The Walt Disney

The Walt Disney Company is a diversified entertainment company. The Company’s business segments include Media Networks, Parks and Resorts, Studio Entertainment, Consumer Products and Interactive. The Media Networks segment includes cable and broadcast television networks, television production operations, television distribution, domestic television stations, and radio networks and stations.

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