Walt Disney Company (The) (NYSE:DIS) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the thirty-eight ratings firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seventeen have issued a hold rating and fifteen have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $114.91.

A number of equities analysts have weighed in on DIS shares. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) set a $134.00 price objective on Walt Disney Company (The) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, May 20th. Macquarie lowered Walt Disney Company (The) from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and lifted their price objective for the company from $90.32 to $105.00 in a research note on Wednesday, May 17th. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $125.00 price objective (down previously from $130.00) on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in a research note on Monday, May 15th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Walt Disney Company (The) from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th. Finally, Rosenblatt Securities lifted their price objective on Walt Disney Company (The) from $120.00 to $125.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, May 8th.

Shares of Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) traded up 0.30% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $101.50. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 7,827,433 shares. Walt Disney Company has a 12-month low of $90.32 and a 12-month high of $116.10. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $104.72 and its 200 day moving average price is $108.42. The firm has a market cap of $156.66 billion, a P/E ratio of 18.00 and a beta of 1.42.

Walt Disney Company (The) (NYSE:DIS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 8th. The entertainment giant reported $1.58 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.53 by $0.05. The business had revenue of $14.24 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $14.44 billion. Walt Disney Company (The) had a return on equity of 19.69% and a net margin of 16.22%. The company’s revenue was down .3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $1.62 EPS. On average, analysts expect that Walt Disney Company will post $5.88 EPS for the current year.

In other Walt Disney Company (The) news, Chairman Robert A. Iger sold 797,578 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, June 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $105.09, for a total value of $83,817,472.02. Following the sale, the chairman now owns 1,566,484 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $164,621,803.56. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Maria Elena Lagomasino bought 976 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 10th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $102.34 per share, for a total transaction of $99,883.84. Following the transaction, the director now owns 7,513 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $768,880.42. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 0.38% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Several hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Atlas Brown Inc. raised its stake in Walt Disney Company (The) by 7.7% in the first quarter. Atlas Brown Inc. now owns 14,762 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $1,674,000 after buying an additional 1,050 shares in the last quarter. CENTRAL TRUST Co raised its stake in Walt Disney Company (The) by 7.2% in the first quarter. CENTRAL TRUST Co now owns 100,460 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $11,391,000 after buying an additional 6,716 shares in the last quarter. West Oak Capital LLC raised its stake in Walt Disney Company (The) by 0.6% in the first quarter. West Oak Capital LLC now owns 7,744 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $878,000 after buying an additional 50 shares in the last quarter. Trust Co raised its stake in Walt Disney Company (The) by 9.5% in the fourth quarter. Trust Co now owns 29,505 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $3,075,000 after buying an additional 2,553 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Boltwood Capital Management raised its stake in Walt Disney Company (The) by 7.1% in the first quarter. Boltwood Capital Management now owns 25,237 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $2,861,000 after buying an additional 1,675 shares in the last quarter. 61.46% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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About Walt Disney Company (The)

The Walt Disney Company is an entertainment company. The Company operates in four business segments: Media Networks, Parks and Resorts, Studio Entertainment, and Consumer Products & Interactive Media. The media networks segment includes cable and broadcast television networks, television production and distribution operations, domestic television stations, and radio networks and stations.

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