The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE:DIS)‘s stock had its “hold” rating restated by stock analysts at Brean Capital in a note issued to investors on Friday.

A number of other research analysts have also recently commented on DIS. Morgan Stanley reissued a “hold” rating on shares of The Walt Disney in a research note on Sunday, July 17th. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $90.00 target price on shares of The Walt Disney in a research note on Friday. Barclays PLC reaffirmed a “sell” rating and set a $89.00 price objective on shares of The Walt Disney in a research note on Friday. FBR & Co reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of The Walt Disney in a research note on Sunday, September 4th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co. cut The Walt Disney to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 25th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, sixteen have issued a hold rating and fifteen have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $108.87.

Analyst Recommendations for The Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS)

The Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) opened at 94.96 on Friday. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $92.67 and a 200-day moving average price of $96.65. The firm 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 Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) last released its earnings results on Thursday, November 10th. The entertainment giant reported $1.10 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.16 by $0.06. The firm earned $13.14 billion during 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 firm’s revenue was down 2.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $1.20 EPS. Analysts anticipate that The Walt Disney will post $5.77 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of DIS. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in The Walt Disney by 0.7% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 89,587,720 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $8,763,471,000 after buying an additional 633,253 shares during the period. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. increased its position in shares of The Walt Disney by 0.9% in the third quarter. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. now owns 39,868,002 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $3,702,143,000 after buying an additional 362,293 shares during the last quarter. Morgan Stanley increased its position in shares of The Walt Disney by 3.4% in the third quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 18,670,615 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $1,733,752,000 after buying an additional 608,198 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors increased its position in shares of The Walt Disney by 2.3% in the third quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors now owns 18,485,186 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $1,716,534,000 after buying an additional 422,011 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Geode Capital Management LLC increased its position in shares of The Walt Disney by 1.6% in the first quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 12,328,050 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $1,221,823,000 after buying an additional 191,473 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 57.98% of the company’s stock.

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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