Traders bought shares of The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE:DIS) on weakness during trading on Monday. $155.21 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $101.64 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $53.57 million into the stock. Of all equities tracked, The Walt Disney had the 4th highest net in-flow for the day. The Walt Disney traded down ($0.08) for the day and closed at $95.75

DIS has been the subject of several analyst reports. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “sector perform” rating on shares of The Walt Disney in a research note on Friday, May 13th. Piper Jaffray Cos. reissued an “overweight” rating and set a $120.00 target price on shares of The Walt Disney in a research note on Tuesday, May 10th. Jefferies Group reissued a “hold” rating and set a $92.00 target price (down from $101.05) on shares of The Walt Disney in a research note on Wednesday, May 11th. Credit Suisse Group AG lowered their target price on The Walt Disney from $130.00 to $128.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, May 12th. Finally, Hilliard Lyons reissued a “buy” rating on shares of The Walt Disney in a research note on Saturday, May 14th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have assigned a hold rating and fifteen have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The Walt Disney presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $109.04.

The company’s 50 day moving average price is $97.67 and its 200 day moving average price is $98.22. The firm has a market capitalization of $155.35 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.63.

The Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 10th. The entertainment giant reported $1.36 earnings per share (EPS) 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 period last year, the business earned $1.23 earnings per share. The Walt Disney’s quarterly revenue was up 4.1% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts expect that The Walt Disney Co. will post $5.81 EPS for the current year.

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

In other news, Director Maria Elena Lagomasino purchased 980 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on 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 purchase, the director now owns 2,820 shares in the company, valued at approximately $287,583.60. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Vanguard Group Inc. raised 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 last quarter. Morgan Stanley raised 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 last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised 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 last quarter. Swiss National Bank raised 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 last quarter. Finally, Calamos Advisors LLC raised 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 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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