Waverton Investment Management Ltd held its position in shares of Walt Disney Company (The) (NYSE:DIS) during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 14,870 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock at the close of the second quarter. Waverton Investment Management Ltd’s holdings in Walt Disney Company (The) were worth $1,580,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the business. HM Capital Management LLC raised its position in 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 acquiring an additional 14 shares in the last quarter. Barton Investment Management raised its position in 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 acquiring an additional 20 shares in the last quarter. Youngs Advisory Group Inc. raised its position in 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 acquiring an additional 30 shares in the last quarter. Signature Financial Management Inc. raised its position in Walt Disney Company (The) by 0.7% in the first quarter. Signature Financial Management Inc. now owns 5,286 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $601,000 after acquiring an additional 39 shares in the last quarter. Finally, First National Bank & Trust Co. of Newtown raised its position in Walt Disney Company (The) by 0.3% in the first quarter. First National Bank & Trust Co. of Newtown now owns 18,802 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $2,132,000 after acquiring an additional 50 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 61.38% of the company’s stock.

Several research firms have weighed in on DIS. Bank of America Corporation set a $125.00 target price on Walt Disney Company (The) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, June 24th. BMO Capital Markets reissued an “underperform” rating and issued a $90.00 target price (down previously from $95.00) on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in a report on Thursday, August 10th. FBR & Co reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $97.00 target price on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in a report on Friday, September 8th. Credit Suisse Group reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $125.00 target price on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in a report on Tuesday, July 25th. Finally, Guggenheim reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $122.00 target price (down previously from $128.00) on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating and twenty-one have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $113.98.

Shares of Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) traded down 0.29% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $98.60. The company had a trading volume of 6,359,080 shares. The company’s 50 day moving average is $101.91 and its 200 day moving average is $107.44. Walt Disney Company has a one year low of $90.32 and a one year high of $116.10. The firm has a market cap of $152.19 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.49 and a beta of 1.42.

Walt Disney Company (The) (NYSE:DIS) last announced its quarterly 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. Walt Disney Company (The) had a return on equity of 19.69% and a net margin of 16.22%. The company had revenue of $14.24 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $14.44 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $1.62 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was down .3% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts forecast that Walt Disney Company will post $5.81 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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In related news, Director Maria Elena Lagomasino purchased 976 shares of Walt Disney Company (The) stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 10th. The stock was bought at an average price of $102.34 per share, with a total value of $99,883.84. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 7,513 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $768,880.42. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. 0.38% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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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