Aviva PLC increased its stake in shares of Walt Disney Company (The) (NYSE:DIS) by 0.3% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 997,513 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,800 shares during the quarter. Aviva PLC owned 0.06% of Walt Disney Company (The) worth $105,976,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Lee Financial Co grew its stake in Walt Disney Company (The) by 7.6% during the 2nd quarter. Lee Financial Co now owns 1,052 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $112,000 after purchasing an additional 74 shares in the last quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Walt Disney Company (The) during the 1st quarter worth about $144,000. Allegis Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of Walt Disney Company (The) during the 2nd quarter worth about $206,000. Weybosset Research & Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Walt Disney Company (The) by 2.6% during the 2nd quarter. Weybosset Research & Management LLC now owns 2,000 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $213,000 after acquiring an additional 50 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Anchor Capital Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of Walt Disney Company (The) by 1.6% during the 2nd quarter. Anchor Capital Advisors LLC now owns 2,062 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $219,000 after acquiring an additional 32 shares in the last quarter. 61.06% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Several research firms have recently issued reports on DIS. Vetr cut Walt Disney Company (The) from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $110.54 price objective for the company. in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. BidaskClub raised Walt Disney Company (The) from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a $125.00 price objective on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in a research report on Tuesday, July 25th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) set a $133.00 price objective on Walt Disney Company (The) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $110.00 price objective on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, sixteen have issued a hold rating and eighteen have given a buy rating to the stock. Walt Disney Company (The) has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $112.81.

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Walt Disney Company (DIS) opened at $103.17 on Wednesday. Walt Disney Company has a 52 week low of $96.20 and a 52 week high of $116.10. The firm has a market capitalization of $159,240.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.38, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.22 and a beta of 1.37. The company has a current ratio of 0.81, a quick ratio of 0.74 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.42.

Walt Disney Company (The) (NYSE:DIS) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The entertainment giant reported $1.07 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.12 by ($0.05). Walt Disney Company (The) had a return on equity of 19.66% and a net margin of 16.29%. The business had revenue of $12.78 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $13.30 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $1.10 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 2.8% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts expect that Walt Disney Company will post 6.24 earnings per share for the current year.

Walt Disney Company (The) 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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Walt Disney Company (The) (NYSE:DIS)

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