Investors sold shares of The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE:DIS) on strength during trading hours on Thursday. $128.26 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $165.99 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $37.73 million out of the stock. Of all companies tracked, The Walt Disney had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. The Walt Disney traded up $0.09 for the day and closed at $99.97

Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on DIS shares. Barclays PLC reissued an “underweight” rating and issued a $89.00 price objective on shares of The Walt Disney in a research report on Thursday, June 30th. Bank of America Corp. reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $130.00 price objective on shares of The Walt Disney in a research report on Friday, April 1st. Piper Jaffray Cos. reissued an “overweight” rating and issued a $120.00 price objective on shares of The Walt Disney in a research report on Wednesday, April 6th. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $110.00 price objective on shares of The Walt Disney in a research report on Wednesday, April 6th. Finally, Morgan Stanley increased their price objective on shares of The Walt Disney from $100.00 to $105.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Thursday. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have assigned a hold rating and sixteen have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $109.49.

The company has a 50 day moving average of $98.43 and a 200-day moving average of $98.60. The company has a market capitalization of $162.20 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.41.

The Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 10th. The entertainment giant reported $1.36 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.40 by $0.04. The firm earned $12.97 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $13.22 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $1.23 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 4.1% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts anticipate that The Walt Disney Co. will post $5.81 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, July 28th. Stockholders of record on Monday, July 11th will be issued a $0.71 dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 1.45%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, July 7th.

In other news, 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 owns 27,975 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,979,337.50. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, Director Maria Elena Lagomasino acquired 980 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 12th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $101.98 per share, with a total value of $99,940.40. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 2,820 shares in the company, valued at approximately $287,583.60. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here.

A number of large investors have made changes to their positions in DIS. Lourd Capital LLC increased its stake in shares of The Walt Disney by 2.9% in the fourth quarter. Lourd Capital LLC now owns 10,205 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $1,072,000 after buying an additional 286 shares in the last quarter. Mandatum Life Insurance Co Ltd acquired a new stake in shares of The Walt Disney during the fourth quarter valued at about $1,075,000. Roof Eidam & Maycock ADV increased its stake in shares of The Walt Disney by 4.4% in the fourth quarter. Roof Eidam & Maycock ADV now owns 10,304 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $1,083,000 after buying an additional 430 shares in the last quarter. Main Street Research LLC increased its stake in shares of The Walt Disney by 1.7% in the fourth quarter. Main Street Research LLC now owns 10,662 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $1,120,000 after buying an additional 180 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Tiedemann Wealth Management LLC increased its stake in shares of The Walt Disney by 70.9% in the fourth quarter. Tiedemann Wealth Management LLC now owns 10,873 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $1,139,000 after buying an additional 4,511 shares in the last quarter.

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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