Traders purchased shares of Walt Disney Company (The) (NYSE:DIS) on weakness during trading hours on Thursday. $161.26 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $94.82 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $66.44 million into the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Walt Disney Company (The) had the 5th highest net in-flow for the day. Walt Disney Company (The) traded down ($0.09) for the day and closed at $103.60

DIS has been the subject of a number of research reports. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) set a $133.00 price objective on Walt Disney Company (The) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $130.00 target price on Walt Disney Company (The) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. BidaskClub upgraded Walt Disney Company (The) from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Deutsche Bank AG restated a “buy” rating and set a $125.00 target price on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in a report on Thursday, August 10th. Finally, Vetr upgraded Walt Disney Company (The) from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $107.66 target price on the stock in a report on Thursday, August 10th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seventeen have given a hold rating and seventeen have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $112.55.

The company has a market capitalization of $159,900.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.10, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.19 and a beta of 1.37. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.42, a current ratio of 0.81 and a quick ratio of 0.74.

Walt Disney Company (The) (NYSE:DIS) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The entertainment giant reported $1.07 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.12 by ($0.05). The firm had revenue of $12.78 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $13.30 billion. Walt Disney Company (The) had a net margin of 16.29% and a return on equity of 19.66%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 2.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $1.10 earnings per share. sell-side analysts expect that Walt Disney Company will post 6.24 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Tdam USA Inc. boosted its stake in Walt Disney Company (The) by 4.1% in the 2nd quarter. Tdam USA Inc. now owns 195,498 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $20,666,000 after purchasing an additional 7,785 shares during the period. State Treasurer State of Michigan boosted its stake in Walt Disney Company (The) by 73.3% in the 1st quarter. State Treasurer State of Michigan now owns 1,355,053 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $153,649,000 after purchasing an additional 573,000 shares during the period. Walter & Keenan Financial Consulting Co. MI ADV boosted its stake in Walt Disney Company (The) by 7.9% in the 2nd quarter. Walter & Keenan Financial Consulting Co. MI ADV now owns 24,719 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $2,626,000 after purchasing an additional 1,800 shares during the period. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in Walt Disney Company (The) by 1.4% in the 1st quarter. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC now owns 175,248 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $19,871,000 after purchasing an additional 2,351 shares during the period. Finally, Connecticut Wealth Management LLC boosted its stake in Walt Disney Company (The) by 1.4% in the 2nd quarter. Connecticut Wealth Management LLC now owns 3,038 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $315,000 after purchasing an additional 42 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 61.06% 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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