The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE:DIS)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reissued by Stifel Nicolaus in a report issued on Friday. They presently have a $100.00 price objective on the entertainment giant’s stock. Stifel Nicolaus’ price objective points to a potential upside of 1.04% from the company’s current price.

Other analysts also recently issued reports about the company. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated an “overweight” rating and set a $118.00 target price on shares of The Walt Disney in a research note on Saturday, August 13th. Nomura restated a “buy” rating and issued a $110.00 price target on shares of The Walt Disney in a research note on Friday, November 11th. BTIG Research restated a “sell” rating on shares of The Walt Disney in a research note on Friday, November 11th. Loop Capital restated a “buy” rating and issued a $114.00 price target on shares of The Walt Disney in a research note on Friday, November 11th. Finally, RBC Capital Markets restated a “hold” rating and issued a $103.00 price target on shares of The Walt Disney in a research note on Friday, November 11th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seventeen have issued a hold rating and fifteen have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $108.09.

Analyst Recommendations for The Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS)

Shares of The Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) opened at 98.97 on Friday. The Walt Disney has a 1-year low of $86.25 and a 1-year high of $115.47. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $94.49 and its 200-day moving average price is $96.01. The company has a market capitalization of $158.35 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.27 and a beta of 1.21.

The Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, November 10th. The entertainment giant reported $1.10 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.16 by $0.06. The Walt Disney had a net margin of 16.88% and a return on equity of 19.81%. The business had revenue of $13.14 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $13.71 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $1.20 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 2.7% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts forecast that The Walt Disney will post $5.95 earnings per share for the current year.

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In other news, EVP Alan N. Braverman sold 19,871 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $99.00, for a total transaction of $1,967,229.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 135,614 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $13,425,786. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Insiders own 13.00% of the company’s stock.

Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. increased its position in The Walt Disney by 9.5% in the second quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. now owns 581,708 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $56,903,000 after buying an additional 50,299 shares during the last quarter. HL Financial Services LLC increased its position in The Walt Disney by 3.5% in the second quarter. HL Financial Services LLC now owns 1,548,371 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $151,463,000 after buying an additional 52,301 shares during the last quarter. Chesley Taft & Associates LLC increased its position in The Walt Disney by 0.4% in the second quarter. Chesley Taft & Associates LLC now owns 270,147 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $26,426,000 after buying an additional 1,205 shares during the last quarter. Oakbrook Investments LLC increased its position in The Walt Disney by 16.7% in the second quarter. Oakbrook Investments LLC now owns 304,720 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $29,808,000 after buying an additional 43,625 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Adage Capital Partners GP L.L.C. increased its position in The Walt Disney by 11.7% in the second quarter. Adage Capital Partners GP L.L.C. now owns 1,841,393 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $180,125,000 after buying an additional 192,150 shares during the last quarter. 56.30% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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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