Walt Disney Company (The) (NYSE: DIS) recently received a number of ratings updates from brokerages and research firms:

  • 9/11/2017 – Walt Disney Company (The) had its “overweight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co. They now have a $125.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $130.00.
  • 9/11/2017 – Walt Disney Company (The) had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Credit Suisse Group. They now have a $120.00 price target on the stock.
  • 9/8/2017 – Walt Disney Company (The) had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at FBR & Co. They now have a $97.00 price target on the stock. They wrote, “We update estimates to factor in Disney CEO Bob Iger’s statement at an investor conference Sept. 7 that Disney’s EPS was likely to be comparable in F2017 to F2016, a step down from former guidance for modest growth.” Disney’s stock dipped on the comments, along with the media group. But we read the reduced EPS outlook as mainly due to Hurricane Irma, meaning the EPS trim should largely come back in F2018. We didn’t see Iger raising any new secular concerns, although another presenter, Comcast, raised a form of secular concern with disclosure of expectations for up to 150,000 video sub losses in the Sept. quarter, due, in part to competition from skinny bundle SVOD services. But competition of this sort isn’t necessarily negative for Disney (or CBS, Fox, Tegna and TV stations), since they are largely in the online skinny bundles.””
  • 9/8/2017 – Walt Disney Company (The) had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They now have a $90.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $97.06.
  • 9/8/2017 – Walt Disney Company (The) had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Bank of America Corporation. They now have a $120.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $125.00.
  • 9/8/2017 – Walt Disney Company (The) had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Loop Capital. They now have a $104.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $106.00.
  • 9/7/2017 – Walt Disney Company (The) was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $103.55 price target on the stock.
  • 9/5/2017 – Walt Disney Company (The) was upgraded by analysts at Wells Fargo & Company from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating. They now have a $116.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $109.00.
  • 9/5/2017 – Walt Disney Company (The) had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Guggenheim. They now have a $122.00 price target on the stock.
  • 9/5/2017 – Walt Disney Company (The) had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at UBS AG. They now have a $126.00 price target on the stock. They wrote, “overblown,” at least according to UBS’s Doug Mitchelson, who maintains a Buy rating and $126 price target on Disney’s stock.Disney recently announced its own direct-to-consumer OTT (over-the-top) service for ESPN along with its Disney/Pixar-branded content, Mitchelson commented. While management hasn’t yet provided much information about the financial aspect of the service, a serious of reasonable assumptions support management’s move.Overall, the analyst is estimating that incremental operating expenditure and lost revenue will hamper Disney’s fiscal 2018 EBIT by only an incremental $270 million and another $200 million in the following year. Granted, while this figure appears to be “significant,”
  • 8/31/2017 – Walt Disney Company (The) had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Loop Capital. They now have a $106.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $107.00.
  • 8/22/2017 – Walt Disney Company (The) was given a new $130.00 price target on by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 8/21/2017 – Walt Disney Company (The) was downgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. They now have a $103.55 price target on the stock.
  • 8/19/2017 – Walt Disney Company (The) was given a new $119.00 price target on by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The). They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 8/16/2017 – Walt Disney Company (The) had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Loop Capital. They now have a $107.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $108.00.
  • 8/15/2017 – Walt Disney Company (The) was given a new $130.00 price target on by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 8/11/2017 – Walt Disney Company (The) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Disney shares have underperformed the industry in the past three months, primarily due to ongoing concerns regarding ESPN future. Identical to performances in the past few quarters, ESPN disappointed in the third quarter again. Further, the stock came under pressure after the company reported mixed third-quarter fiscal 2017 results, wherein earnings came in above the Zacks Consensus Estimate but revenues lagged the same for the fourth straight quarter. However, the company’s decision to terminate distribution agreement with Netflix for subscription streaming and having its own streaming services – one for Disney and Pixar brands and another for ESPN followers is likely to be driving factor in the long run. Further, in an effort to attract online viewers, Disney which had earlier acquired 33% stake BAMTech announced its intention to acquire another 42% stake in the firm. Moreover, movie and its Parks & Resorts business bode well.”
  • 8/11/2017 – Walt Disney Company (The) had its price target lowered by analysts at Barclays PLC from $102.00 to $98.00. They now have an “equal weight” rating on the stock.
  • 8/10/2017 – Walt Disney Company (The) had its “market perform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Wells Fargo & Company. They now have a $109.00 price target on the stock.
  • 8/10/2017 – Walt Disney Company (The) had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Cowen and Company. They now have a $95.00 price target on the stock.
  • 8/10/2017 – Walt Disney Company (The) had its “underperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. They now have a $90.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $95.00.
  • 8/10/2017 – Walt Disney Company (The) had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Loop Capital. They now have a $108.00 price target on the stock.
  • 8/10/2017 – Walt Disney Company (The) had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. They now have a $125.00 price target on the stock.
  • 8/10/2017 – Walt Disney Company (The) was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $107.66 price target on the stock.
  • 8/9/2017 – Walt Disney Company (The) was given a new $130.00 price target on by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 8/9/2017 – Walt Disney Company (The) had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Credit Suisse Group. They now have a $120.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $125.00.
  • 8/9/2017 – Walt Disney Company (The) had its price target lowered by analysts at FBR & Co from $114.00 to $112.00. They now have a “market perform” rating on the stock.
  • 8/9/2017 – Walt Disney Company (The) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 8/9/2017 – Walt Disney Company (The) had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They now have a $110.00 price target on the stock.
  • 8/9/2017 – Walt Disney Company (The) was given a new $133.00 price target on by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The). They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 8/2/2017 – Walt Disney Company (The) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating.
  • 7/27/2017 – Walt Disney Company (The) was downgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. They now have a $110.54 price target on the stock.
  • 7/25/2017 – Walt Disney Company (The) had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Credit Suisse Group. They now have a $125.00 price target on the stock.
  • 7/24/2017 – Walt Disney Company (The) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 7/16/2017 – Walt Disney Company (The) had its “sell” rating reaffirmed by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. They now have a $95.00 price target on the stock.
  • 7/16/2017 – Walt Disney Company (The) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating.
  • 7/14/2017 – Walt Disney Company (The) had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada. They now have a $130.00 price target on the stock.

Shares of Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) opened at 97.09 on Tuesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $149.86 billion, a P/E ratio of 17.22 and a beta of 1.42. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $103.83 and a 200 day moving average price of $108.06. Walt Disney Company has a one year low of $90.32 and a one year high of $116.10.

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 (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.53 by $0.05. Walt Disney Company (The) had a net margin of 16.22% and a return on equity of 19.69%. The business had revenue of $14.24 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $14.44 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $1.62 EPS. Walt Disney Company (The)’s quarterly revenue was down .3% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that Walt Disney Company will post $5.84 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other Walt Disney Company (The) news, Director Maria Elena Lagomasino acquired 976 shares of Walt Disney Company (The) stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 10th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $102.34 per share, with a total value of $99,883.84. Following the purchase, the director now owns 7,513 shares in the company, valued at $768,880.42. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. 13.00% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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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