Traders bought shares of The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE:DIS) on weakness during trading hours on Tuesday. $130.37 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $104.41 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $25.96 million into the stock. Of all companies tracked, The Walt Disney had the 14th highest net in-flow for the day. The Walt Disney traded down ($0.70) for the day and closed at $96.69

A number of analysts have weighed in on DIS shares. Moffett Nathanson increased their price target on The Walt Disney to $105.00 in a report on Tuesday, April 12th. Pivotal Research upgraded The Walt Disney from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their price target for the stock from $104.00 to $121.00 in a report on Monday, April 18th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $118.00 price target on shares of The Walt Disney in a report on Wednesday, April 13th. Bank of America Corp. reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $130.00 price target on shares of The Walt Disney in a report on Friday, April 1st. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $110.00 price target on shares of The Walt Disney in a report on Wednesday, April 6th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have given a hold rating and fifteen have issued a buy rating to the company. The Walt Disney has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $109.46.

The stock has a market capitalization of $156.87 billion and a PE ratio of 17.80. The company’s 50-day moving average is $98.29 and its 200 day moving average is $98.29.

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

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

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

A number of hedge funds and institutional investors recently modified their holdings of the stock. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its position 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 worth $9,223,343,000 after buying an additional 425,678 shares during the period. Morgan Stanley increased its position 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 worth $1,837,300,000 after buying an additional 2,259,996 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its position 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 worth $387,810,000 after buying an additional 172,233 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank increased its position 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 worth $306,238,000 after buying an additional 21,900 shares during the period. Finally, Calamos Advisors LLC increased its position in shares of The Walt Disney by 15.0% in the fourth quarter. Calamos Advisors LLC now owns 1,921,844 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $201,947,000 after buying an additional 251,296 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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