The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE:DIS) EVP Alan N. Braverman sold 19,871 shares of The Walt Disney stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $99.00, for a total value of $1,967,229.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 135,614 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $13,425,786. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link.

The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE:DIS) traded down 0.14% on Thursday, reaching $98.98. The company had a trading volume of 3,634,992 shares. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $93.28 and a 200-day moving average price of $96.42. The stock has a market capitalization of $158.37 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.27 and a beta of 1.21. The Walt Disney Co. has a 12 month low of $86.25 and a 12 month high of $120.65.

The Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 10th. The entertainment giant reported $1.10 earnings per share (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 19.81% and a net margin of 16.88%. The company earned $13.14 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $13.71 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $1.20 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 2.7% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts forecast that The Walt Disney Co. will post $5.96 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for The Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS)

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Altfest L J & Co. Inc. raised its position in The Walt Disney by 15.8% in the third quarter. Altfest L J & Co. Inc. now owns 11,392 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $1,058,000 after buying an additional 1,552 shares in the last quarter. Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC. raised its position in The Walt Disney by 8.4% in the third quarter. Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC. now owns 490,426 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $45,540,000 after buying an additional 37,969 shares in the last quarter. Cable Hill Partners LLC raised its position in The Walt Disney by 52.8% in the third quarter. Cable Hill Partners LLC now owns 2,490 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $231,000 after buying an additional 860 shares in the last quarter. Mosaic Family Wealth LLC raised its position in The Walt Disney by 20.4% in the third quarter. Mosaic Family Wealth LLC now owns 5,631 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $523,000 after buying an additional 954 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Covington Capital Management raised its position in The Walt Disney by 2.0% in the third quarter. Covington Capital Management now owns 173,685 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $16,128,000 after buying an additional 3,414 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 57.48% of the company’s stock.

A number of analysts recently commented on DIS shares. Stifel Nicolaus cut The Walt Disney from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $110.00 price objective for the company. in a research report on Wednesday, July 20th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Vetr upgraded The Walt Disney from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $102.13 price objective for the company in a research report on Thursday, July 21st. Pivotal Research reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $122.00 price objective on shares of The Walt Disney in a research report on Sunday, July 24th. FBR & Co cut The Walt Disney from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and dropped their price objective for the stock from $111.00 to $108.00 in a research report on Tuesday, July 26th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $115.00 price objective on shares of The Walt Disney in a research report on Thursday, August 4th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eighteen have given a hold rating and fourteen have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $108.39.

The Walt Disney Company Profile

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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