Investors sold shares of Walt Disney Company (The) (NYSE:DIS) on strength during trading on Friday. $96.36 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $217.43 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $121.07 million out of the stock. Of all equities tracked, Walt Disney Company (The) had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. Walt Disney Company (The) traded up $0.52 for the day and closed at $98.57

A number of brokerages have weighed in on DIS. Bank of America Corporation set a $125.00 price target on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, June 24th. BMO Capital Markets reissued an “underperform” rating and issued a $90.00 price target (down from $95.00) on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in a report on Thursday, August 10th. FBR & Co reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $97.00 price target on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in a report on Friday, September 8th. Guggenheim reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $122.00 price target (down from $128.00) on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $125.00 price target on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in a report on Tuesday, July 25th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have assigned a hold rating and twenty have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $113.52.

The firm has a market capitalization of $152.14 billion, a P/E ratio of 17.48 and a beta of 1.42. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $101.91 and its 200-day moving average is $107.44.

Walt Disney Company (The) (NYSE:DIS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. The entertainment giant reported $1.58 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.53 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $14.24 billion for 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 business’s quarterly revenue was down .3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $1.62 EPS. Equities analysts anticipate that Walt Disney Company will post $5.81 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other Walt Disney Company (The) news, Director Maria Elena Lagomasino bought 976 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 10th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $102.34 per share, with a total value of $99,883.84. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 7,513 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $768,880.42. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. 0.38% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Several hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. MPS Loria Financial Planners LLC acquired a new position in shares of Walt Disney Company (The) during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $495,000. Frontier Investment Mgmt Co. increased its holdings in shares of Walt Disney Company (The) by 18.3% during the 2nd quarter. Frontier Investment Mgmt Co. now owns 5,818 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $618,000 after acquiring an additional 902 shares during the last quarter. Intl Fcstone Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Walt Disney Company (The) during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $674,000. Griffin Asset Management Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Walt Disney Company (The) during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $318,000. Finally, Gs Investments Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Walt Disney Company (The) during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $2,693,000. 61.38% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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Walt Disney Company (The) Company Profile

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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