Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS)‘s stock had its “hold” rating restated by equities research analysts at Imperial Capital in a research report issued on Tuesday, TipRanks reports. They presently have a $143.00 target price on the entertainment giant’s stock. Imperial Capital’s price target would suggest a potential downside of 3.11% from the stock’s current price. Imperial Capital also issued estimates for Walt Disney’s Q1 2020 earnings at $1.54 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $1.42 EPS and Q4 2020 earnings at $1.20 EPS.

Several other equities research analysts also recently issued reports on DIS. Credit Suisse Group set a $163.00 price target on shares of Walt Disney and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 13th. Wells Fargo & Co dropped their price target on shares of Walt Disney from $173.00 to $167.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, November 8th. Needham & Company LLC reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Walt Disney in a research report on Friday, September 27th. Loop Capital boosted their target price on shares of Walt Disney from $165.00 to $170.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 27th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $160.00 target price on shares of Walt Disney in a research report on Monday, November 25th. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty have issued a buy rating to the stock. Walt Disney has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $154.31.

Walt Disney stock opened at $147.59 on Tuesday. Walt Disney has a 12-month low of $100.35 and a 12-month high of $153.41. The company has a market capitalization of $265.66 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.58, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 5.53 and a beta of 1.01. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41, a current ratio of 0.90 and a quick ratio of 0.84. The firm’s fifty day moving average price is $141.76 and its 200 day moving average price is $138.11.

Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 7th. The entertainment giant reported $1.07 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.95 by $0.12. Walt Disney had a net margin of 15.89% and a return on equity of 11.38%. The firm had revenue of $19.10 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $19.02 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $1.48 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 33.6% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts forecast that Walt Disney will post 5.61 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In related news, EVP Brent Woodford sold 4,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $149.00, for a total transaction of $596,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 36,479 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,435,371. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, CFO Christine M. Mccarthy sold 4,617 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $139.20, for a total transaction of $642,686.40. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 135,756 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $18,897,235.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 12,617 shares of company stock valued at $1,847,326. Insiders own 0.36% of the company’s stock.

Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Resources Management Corp CT ADV bought a new stake in shares of Walt Disney during the 3rd quarter valued at about $3,141,000. Princeton Global Asset Management LLC grew its position in shares of Walt Disney by 98.8% during the 3rd quarter. Princeton Global Asset Management LLC now owns 31,046 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $4,022,000 after buying an additional 15,431 shares during the last quarter. Prestige Wealth Management Group LLC boosted its stake in Walt Disney by 18.2% during the 3rd quarter. Prestige Wealth Management Group LLC now owns 5,321 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $693,000 after purchasing an additional 818 shares during the period. Stamos Capital Partners L.P. boosted its stake in Walt Disney by 23.0% during the 3rd quarter. Stamos Capital Partners L.P. now owns 14,000 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $1,824,000 after purchasing an additional 2,622 shares during the period. Finally, Voloridge Investment Management LLC acquired a new position in Walt Disney during the 3rd quarter valued at about $70,825,000. 64.14% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Walt Disney Company Profile

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an entertainment company worldwide. The company's Media Networks segment operates cable programming businesses under the ESPN, Disney, and Freeform brands; broadcast businesses, including ABC TV Network and eight owned television stations; and radio businesses.

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