Aperio Group LLC raised its position in shares of Walt Disney Company (The) (NYSE:DIS) by 3.1% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 882,362 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock after buying an additional 26,841 shares during the period. Walt Disney Company (The) makes up approximately 0.6% of Aperio Group LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 26th largest position. Aperio Group LLC’s holdings in Walt Disney Company (The) were worth $93,751,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other large investors have also made changes to their positions in DIS. Harwood Advisory Group LLC boosted its stake in shares of Walt Disney Company (The) by 0.6% in the second quarter. Harwood Advisory Group LLC now owns 2,071 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $220,000 after buying an additional 12 shares during the last quarter. HM Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Walt Disney Company (The) by 0.5% in the first quarter. HM Capital Management LLC now owns 2,690 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $305,000 after buying an additional 14 shares during the last quarter. Barton Investment Management boosted its stake in shares of Walt Disney Company (The) by 0.3% in the first quarter. Barton Investment Management now owns 7,732 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $876,000 after buying an additional 20 shares during the last quarter. Mutual of Omaha Bank Wealth Management boosted its stake in shares of Walt Disney Company (The) by 0.7% in the first quarter. Mutual of Omaha Bank Wealth Management now owns 4,570 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $519,000 after buying an additional 30 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Youngs Advisory Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Walt Disney Company (The) by 0.5% in the second quarter. Youngs Advisory Group Inc. now owns 5,797 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $616,000 after buying an additional 30 shares during the last quarter. 62.42% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Walt Disney Company (NYSE DIS) traded down 0.74% during trading on Monday, reaching $106.89. 2,065,957 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. Walt Disney Company has a 52 week low of $90.32 and a 52 week high of $116.10. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $106.01 and its 200-day moving average price is $109.39. The stock has a market capitalization of $167.27 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.64 and a beta of 1.40.

Walt Disney Company (The) (NYSE:DIS) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, May 9th. The entertainment giant reported $1.50 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.45 by $0.05. The business had revenue of $13.34 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $13.44 billion. Walt Disney Company (The) had a net margin of 16.63% and a return on equity of 19.81%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 2.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $1.36 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts expect that Walt Disney Company will post $5.90 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a Semi-Annual dividend, which was paid on Thursday, July 27th. Stockholders of record on Monday, July 10th were given a $0.78 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, July 6th. Walt Disney Company (The)’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 27.18%.

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A number of brokerages have recently commented on DIS. Bank of America Corporation set a $125.00 target price on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, June 24th. Guggenheim reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $122.00 target price (down from $128.00) on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and issued a $125.00 target price on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in a report on Tuesday, July 25th. Wells Fargo & Company reaffirmed a “market perform” rating and issued a $111.00 target price on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in a report on Wednesday, May 10th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and issued a $124.00 target price on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in a report on Tuesday, April 11th. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have assigned a hold rating and seventeen have given a buy rating to the stock. Walt Disney Company (The) currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $115.95.

In related news, Chairman Robert A. Iger sold 797,578 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, June 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $105.09, for a total transaction of $83,817,472.02. Following the transaction, the chairman now directly owns 1,566,484 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $164,621,803.56. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Susan E. Arnold sold 12,143 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $109.02, for a total transaction of $1,323,829.86. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 48,673 shares in the company, valued at $5,306,330.46. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 13.00% of the company’s stock.

Walt Disney Company (The) Company Profile

The Walt Disney Company is an entertainment company. The Company operates in four business segments: Media Networks, Parks and Resorts, Studio Entertainment, and Consumer Products & Interactive Media. The media networks segment includes cable and broadcast television networks, television production and distribution operations, domestic television stations, and radio networks and stations.

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