The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE:DIS)‘s stock had its “sell” rating reissued by Barclays PLC in a note issued to investors on Friday. They presently have a $89.00 price objective on the entertainment giant’s stock. Barclays PLC’s price target points to a potential downside of 6.28% from the company’s previous close.

Several other analysts have also recently commented on the company. Brean Capital reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of The Walt Disney in a research report on Thursday, October 27th. Credit Suisse Group AG reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $125.00 price target (down from $128.00) on shares of The Walt Disney in a research report on Thursday, October 27th. Vetr cut The Walt Disney from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $103.64 price target for the company. in a research report on Monday, October 24th. Zacks Investment Research cut The Walt Disney from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 19th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets restated a “market perform” rating and issued a $90.00 target price (down from $95.00) on shares of The Walt Disney in a report on Monday, October 17th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have assigned a hold rating and fifteen have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $109.21.

Analyst Recommendations for The Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS)

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

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

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of 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 valued at $8,763,471,000 after buying an additional 633,253 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. boosted 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 in the last quarter. Morgan Stanley boosted 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 in the last quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors boosted 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 in the last quarter. Finally, Geode Capital Management LLC boosted 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 in the last quarter. 57.98% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other 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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