Investors purchased shares of The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE:DIS) on weakness during trading hours on Thursday. $104.35 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $66.94 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $37.41 million into the stock. Of all companies tracked, The Walt Disney had the 10th highest net in-flow for the day. The Walt Disney traded down ($0.22) for the day and closed at $96.65

Several analysts have commented on the stock. Topeka Capital Markets lowered their price objective on shares of The Walt Disney from $130.00 to $129.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, May 11th. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $92.00 price objective (down previously from $101.05) on shares of The Walt Disney in a research report on Wednesday, May 11th. Piper Jaffray Cos. reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and issued a $120.00 price objective on shares of The Walt Disney in a research report on Tuesday, May 10th. Nomura lifted their price objective on shares of The Walt Disney from $110.00 to $115.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 26th. Finally, Drexel Hamilton reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of The Walt Disney in a research report on Thursday, May 5th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have issued a hold rating and fifteen have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $109.84.

The company’s 50 day moving average is $97.55 and its 200 day moving average is $98.29. The stock has a market cap of $154.91 billion and a P/E ratio of 17.32.

The Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, August 9th. The entertainment giant reported $1.62 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.61 by $0.01. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $1.45 EPS. The firm had revenue of $14.20 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $14.16 billion. The Walt Disney’s revenue was up 9.0% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that The Walt Disney Co. will post $5.80 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a semiannual dividend, which was paid on Thursday, July 28th. Investors 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.

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Swiss National Bank raised its position in 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 last quarter. Conning Inc. raised its position in The Walt Disney by 0.4% in the fourth quarter. Conning Inc. now owns 49,767 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $5,230,000 after buying an additional 185 shares during the last quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. raised its position in The Walt Disney by 5.3% in the fourth quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now owns 221,083 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $23,254,000 after buying an additional 11,060 shares during the last quarter. Mycio Wealth Partners LLC raised its position in The Walt Disney by 5.7% in the fourth quarter. Mycio Wealth Partners LLC now owns 11,993 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $1,260,000 after buying an additional 645 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Barrett Asset Management LLC raised its position in The Walt Disney by 0.3% in the fourth quarter. Barrett Asset Management LLC now owns 344,450 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $36,195,000 after buying an additional 1,160 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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