Capital Square LLC acquired a new position in shares of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS – Get Rating) during the first quarter, Holdings Channel.com reports. The institutional investor acquired 3,579 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock, valued at approximately $490,000.
A number of other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Kavar Capital Partners Group LLC grew its stake in Walt Disney by 5.3% during the first quarter. Kavar Capital Partners Group LLC now owns 36,881 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $5,059,000 after buying an additional 1,849 shares in the last quarter. Lansing Street Advisors bought a new position in shares of Walt Disney in the first quarter worth about $48,000. Wolff Wiese Magana LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Walt Disney by 24.2% in the first quarter. Wolff Wiese Magana LLC now owns 3,983 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $546,000 after acquiring an additional 777 shares during the last quarter. Retirement Planning Co of New England Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Walt Disney by 22.7% in the first quarter. Retirement Planning Co of New England Inc. now owns 5,913 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $811,000 after acquiring an additional 1,093 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Great Lakes Advisors LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Walt Disney by 4.5% in the first quarter. Great Lakes Advisors LLC now owns 430,739 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $59,080,000 after acquiring an additional 18,634 shares during the last quarter. 64.17% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
Wall Street Analyst Weigh In
A number of research analysts have recently commented on DIS shares. KeyCorp dropped their target price on shares of Walt Disney from $151.00 to $131.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, July 20th. Truist Financial dropped their price objective on shares of Walt Disney from $135.00 to $125.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, July 26th. The Goldman Sachs Group dropped their price objective on shares of Walt Disney from $148.00 to $130.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, July 26th. StockNews.com lowered shares of Walt Disney from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, June 2nd. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. dropped their price objective on shares of Walt Disney from $200.00 to $175.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, April 19th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and nineteen have given a buy rating to the stock. According to data from MarketBeat, the stock presently has an average rating of “Moderate Buy” and a consensus target price of $154.28.
Walt Disney Price Performance
Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS – Get Rating) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 11th. The entertainment giant reported $1.08 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.20 by ($0.12). Walt Disney had a net margin of 3.46% and a return on equity of 6.87%. The company had revenue of $19.25 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $20.25 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.79 earnings per share. As a group, analysts forecast that The Walt Disney Company will post 3.93 EPS for the current fiscal year.
Walt Disney Profile
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an entertainment company worldwide. It operates through two segments, Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution; and Disney Parks, Experiences and Products. The company engages in the film and episodic television content production and distribution activities, as well as operates television broadcast networks under the ABC, Disney, ESPN, Freeform, FX, Fox, National Geographic, and Star brands; and studios that produces motion pictures under the Walt Disney Pictures, Twentieth Century Studios, Marvel, Lucasfilm, Pixar, and Searchlight Pictures banners.
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