Traders bought shares of Walt Disney Company (The) (NYSE:DIS) on weakness during trading hours on Thursday. $229.28 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $163.87 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $65.41 million into the stock. Of all equities tracked, Walt Disney Company (The) had the 5th highest net in-flow for the day. Walt Disney Company (The) traded down ($1.67) for the day and closed at $101.20

DIS has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Rosenblatt Securities boosted their price target on Walt Disney Company (The) from $120.00 to $125.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, May 8th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $134.00 price target on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in a research note on Wednesday, May 10th. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $110.00 price target on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in a research note on Wednesday, May 10th. Wells Fargo & Company reissued a “market perform” rating and issued a $111.00 price target on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in a research note 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 note on Wednesday, May 10th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seventeen have issued a hold rating and sixteen have given a buy rating to the stock. Walt Disney Company (The) presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $114.58.

The company has a market capitalization of $156.66 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.00 and a beta of 1.42. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $104.72 and its 200 day moving average price is $108.42.

Walt Disney Company (The) (NYSE:DIS) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. The entertainment giant reported $1.58 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.53 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $14.24 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $14.44 billion. Walt Disney Company (The) had a return on equity of 19.69% and a net margin of 16.22%. Walt Disney Company (The)’s revenue was down .3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $1.62 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts forecast that Walt Disney Company will post $5.88 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, Director Maria Elena Lagomasino bought 976 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 10th. The stock was bought at an average price of $102.34 per share, for a total transaction of $99,883.84. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 7,513 shares in the company, valued at $768,880.42. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Chairman Robert A. Iger sold 797,578 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, June 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $105.09, for a total value of $83,817,472.02. Following the sale, the chairman now owns 1,566,484 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $164,621,803.56. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 0.38% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. HM Capital Management LLC raised 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 valued at $305,000 after buying an additional 14 shares in the last quarter. Fox Run Management L.L.C. acquired a new stake in shares of Walt Disney Company (The) during the first quarter valued at approximately $1,270,000. State Treasurer State of Michigan raised its stake in shares of Walt Disney Company (The) by 73.3% in the first quarter. State Treasurer State of Michigan now owns 1,355,053 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $153,649,000 after buying an additional 573,000 shares in the last quarter. Clearbridge Investments LLC raised its stake in shares of Walt Disney Company (The) by 2.0% in the first quarter. Clearbridge Investments LLC now owns 7,623,125 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $864,386,000 after buying an additional 150,316 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Virtu Financial LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Walt Disney Company (The) during the first quarter valued at approximately $450,000. Institutional investors own 61.46% of the company’s stock.

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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.