Traders sold shares of Walt Disney Company (The) (NYSE:DIS) on strength during trading on Tuesday. $88.52 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $130.89 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $42.37 million out of the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Walt Disney Company (The) had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. Walt Disney Company (The) traded up $1.60 for the day and closed at $102.77

Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on DIS shares. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) reissued a “conviction-buy” rating and set a $138.00 price target on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in a research report on Wednesday, April 26th. Rosenblatt Securities upped their price target on Walt Disney Company (The) from $120.00 to $125.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday, May 8th. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “hold” rating and set a $110.00 price target on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in a research report on Wednesday, May 10th. Wells Fargo & Company reissued a “market perform” rating and set a $111.00 price target on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in a research report on Wednesday, May 10th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies set a $130.00 price target on Walt Disney Company (The) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 10th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seventeen have assigned a hold rating and sixteen have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $114.61.

The stock has a 50 day moving average of $105.11 and a 200 day moving average of $108.77. The firm has a market capitalization of $156.66 billion, a PE ratio of 18.00 and a beta of 1.40.

Walt Disney Company (The) (NYSE:DIS) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. The entertainment giant reported $1.58 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.53 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $14.24 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $14.44 billion. Walt Disney Company (The) had a return on equity of 19.69% and a net margin of 16.22%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down .3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted $1.62 EPS. On average, analysts predict that Walt Disney Company will post $5.88 earnings per share 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 paid a $0.78 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, July 6th. Walt Disney Company (The)’s dividend payout ratio is presently 27.56%.

In other news, Director Maria Elena Lagomasino bought 976 shares of Walt Disney Company (The) stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 10th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $102.34 per share, for a total transaction of $99,883.84. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 7,513 shares in the company, valued at approximately $768,880.42. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Chairman Robert A. Iger sold 797,578 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $105.09, for a total value of $83,817,472.02. Following the completion of the sale, the chairman now owns 1,566,484 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $164,621,803.56. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 13.00% of the company’s stock.

Hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Vantage Financial Partners Ltd. Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Walt Disney Company (The) during the second quarter valued at approximately $925,000. Lee Financial Co boosted its position in shares of Walt Disney Company (The) by 7.6% in the second quarter. Lee Financial Co now owns 1,052 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $112,000 after buying an additional 74 shares during the last quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Walt Disney Company (The) during the first quarter valued at $144,000. Krilogy Financial LLC boosted its position in shares of Walt Disney Company (The) by 13.2% in the second quarter. Krilogy Financial LLC now owns 1,422 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $151,000 after buying an additional 166 shares during the last quarter. Finally, BDO Wealth Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of Walt Disney Company (The) during the second quarter valued at $153,000. Institutional investors own 62.34% of the company’s stock.

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About Walt Disney Company (The)

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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