Stifel Nicolaus reissued their buy rating on shares of The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE:DIS) in a research note released on Friday. The brokerage currently has a $100.00 price target on the entertainment giant’s stock.

Several other analysts have also recently commented on the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued an overweight rating and set a $118.00 price target on shares of The Walt Disney in a research note on Saturday, August 13th. Nomura reissued a buy rating and set a $110.00 price target on shares of The Walt Disney in a research note on Friday, November 11th. BTIG Research reissued a sell rating on shares of The Walt Disney in a research note on Friday, November 11th. Loop Capital reissued a buy rating and set a $114.00 price target on shares of The Walt Disney in a research note on Friday, November 11th. Finally, RBC Capital Markets reissued a hold rating and set a $103.00 price target on shares of The Walt Disney in a research note on Friday, November 11th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seventeen have issued a hold rating and fifteen have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The Walt Disney currently has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of $108.09.

The Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) opened at 99.12 on Friday. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $94.91 and a 200 day moving average price of $96.03. The company has a market cap of $157.75 billion, a PE ratio of 17.30 and a beta of 1.21. The Walt Disney has a 12-month low of $86.25 and a 12-month high of $114.75.

The Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 10th. The entertainment giant reported $1.10 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.16 by $0.06. The firm had revenue of $13.14 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $13.71 billion. The Walt Disney had a return on equity of 19.81% and a net margin of 16.88%. The Walt Disney’s quarterly revenue was down 2.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.20 earnings per share. On average, analysts anticipate that The Walt Disney will post $5.95 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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In other The Walt Disney news, EVP Alan N. Braverman sold 19,871 shares of The Walt Disney stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $99.00, for a total value of $1,967,229.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 135,614 shares in the company, valued at approximately $13,425,786. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 13.00% of the company’s stock.

Hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of The Walt Disney by 0.7% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 89,587,720 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $8,763,471,000 after buying an additional 633,253 shares during the period. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. boosted its stake in shares of The Walt Disney by 0.9% in the third quarter. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. now owns 39,868,002 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $3,702,143,000 after buying an additional 362,293 shares during the period. Morgan Stanley boosted its stake in shares of The Walt Disney by 3.4% in the third quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 18,670,615 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $1,733,752,000 after buying an additional 608,198 shares during the period. BlackRock Fund Advisors boosted its stake in shares of The Walt Disney by 2.3% in the third quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors now owns 18,485,186 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $1,716,534,000 after buying an additional 422,011 shares during the period. Finally, BlackRock Group LTD boosted its stake in shares of The Walt Disney by 1.4% in the third quarter. BlackRock Group LTD now owns 12,029,072 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $1,117,018,000 after buying an additional 166,598 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 56.30% of the company’s stock.

About The Walt Disney

The Walt Disney Company is a diversified entertainment company. The Company’s business segments include Media Networks, Parks and Resorts, Studio Entertainment, Consumer Products and Interactive. The Media Networks segment includes cable and broadcast television networks, television production operations, television distribution, domestic television stations, and radio networks and stations.

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