Schaper Benz & Wise Investment Counsel Inc. WI grew its position in Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) by 3.8% in the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 149,719 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock after acquiring an additional 5,465 shares during the period. Walt Disney accounts for 2.3% of Schaper Benz & Wise Investment Counsel Inc. WI’s portfolio, making the stock its 11th largest holding. Schaper Benz & Wise Investment Counsel Inc. WI’s holdings in Walt Disney were worth $14,758,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Private Asset Management Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Walt Disney by 3.2% in the second quarter. Private Asset Management Inc. now owns 103,699 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $11,018,000 after purchasing an additional 3,205 shares in the last quarter. DnB Asset Management AS increased its holdings in shares of Walt Disney by 2.4% in the second quarter. DnB Asset Management AS now owns 246,801 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $26,223,000 after purchasing an additional 5,900 shares in the last quarter. First PREMIER Bank increased its holdings in shares of Walt Disney by 8.6% in the second quarter. First PREMIER Bank now owns 4,356 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $463,000 after purchasing an additional 344 shares in the last quarter. First American Trust FSB increased its holdings in shares of Walt Disney by 2.9% in the second quarter. First American Trust FSB now owns 44,630 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $4,742,000 after purchasing an additional 1,268 shares in the last quarter. Finally, American National Bank increased its holdings in shares of Walt Disney by 2.9% in the second quarter. American National Bank now owns 54,092 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $5,747,000 after purchasing an additional 1,508 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 61.52% of the company’s stock.

A number of analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Vetr lowered shares of Walt Disney from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $113.39 price target for the company. in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Royal Bank of Canada raised their price target on shares of Walt Disney to $135.00 and gave the company a “top pick” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Rosenblatt Securities raised shares of Walt Disney from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their price target for the company from $115.00 to $130.00 in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Walt Disney from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 19th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies set a $125.00 price target on shares of Walt Disney and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, December 15th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating, eighteen have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. Walt Disney presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $116.07.

Walt Disney Co (NYSE DIS) opened at $112.47 on Friday. Walt Disney Co has a fifty-two week low of $96.20 and a fifty-two week high of $116.10. The stock has a market cap of $169,860.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.80, a PEG ratio of 2.38 and a beta of 1.38. 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 (NYSE:DIS) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The entertainment giant reported $1.07 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.12 by ($0.05). Walt Disney had a net margin of 14.59% and a return on equity of 16.71%. The firm had revenue of $12.78 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $13.30 billion. During the same period last year, the firm earned $1.10 EPS. Walt Disney’s quarterly revenue was down 2.8% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts expect that Walt Disney Co will post 6.23 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a Semi-Annual dividend, which was paid on Thursday, January 11th. Stockholders of record on Monday, December 11th were issued a $0.84 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Friday, December 8th. Walt Disney’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 29.58%.

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Walt Disney 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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS)

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