Traders sold shares of The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE:DIS) on strength during trading on Tuesday. $114.70 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $201.24 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $86.54 million out of the stock. Of all stocks tracked, The Walt Disney had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. The Walt Disney traded up $0.22 for the day and closed at $100.20

A number of analysts have weighed in on DIS shares. Morgan Stanley reiterated an “equal weight” rating and issued a $100.00 price target on shares of The Walt Disney in a research report on Wednesday, March 16th. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of The Walt Disney in a research report on Wednesday, March 16th. Bank of America Corp. reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $130.00 price target on shares of The Walt Disney in a research report on Friday, April 1st. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of The Walt Disney in a research report on Monday, April 4th. Finally, Needham & Company LLC reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of The Walt Disney in a research report on Tuesday, April 5th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have assigned a hold rating and sixteen have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The Walt Disney currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $109.33.

The stock has a market capitalization of $162.57 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.45. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $98.42 and a 200-day moving average of $98.58.

The Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 10th. The entertainment giant reported $1.36 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.40 by $0.04. The company earned $12.97 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $13.22 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $1.23 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.1% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts predict that The Walt Disney Co. will post $5.81 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently declared a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, July 28th. Investors of record on Monday, July 11th will be paid a dividend of $0.71 per share. This represents a yield of 1.45%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, July 7th.

In related news, Director Maria Elena Lagomasino acquired 980 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 12th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $101.98 per share, with a total value of $99,940.40. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 2,820 shares in the company, valued at approximately $287,583.60. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, EVP Brent Woodford sold 2,500 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $106.50, for a total value of $266,250.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 27,975 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,979,337.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Several hedge funds recently modified their holdings of the company. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of The Walt Disney by 0.5% in the fourth quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 87,774,484 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $9,223,343,000 after buying an additional 425,678 shares during the period. Morgan Stanley increased its stake in shares of The Walt Disney by 14.8% in the fourth quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 17,484,772 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $1,837,300,000 after buying an additional 2,259,996 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in shares of The Walt Disney by 4.9% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 3,690,320 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $387,810,000 after buying an additional 172,233 shares during the period. California State Teachers Retirement System increased its stake in shares of The Walt Disney by 1.6% in the fourth quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 3,144,354 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $330,409,000 after buying an additional 50,140 shares during the period. Finally, Swiss National Bank increased its stake in shares of The Walt Disney by 0.8% in the fourth quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 2,914,328 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $306,238,000 after buying an additional 21,900 shares during the period.

The Walt Disney Company, incorporated on July 28, 1995, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with five business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media.

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