Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reissued by Jefferies Group in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday. They currently have a $112.00 price target on the entertainment giant’s stock. Jefferies Group’s target price indicates a potential upside of 6.91% from the company’s previous close.

Other equities research analysts have also recently issued research reports about the company. JPMorgan Chase & Co. set a $125.00 price objective on Walt Disney and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, November 10th. Citigroup restated a “buy” rating and set a $119.00 price objective on shares of Walt Disney in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $130.00 price objective on Walt Disney and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. Goldman Sachs Group boosted their price objective on Walt Disney from $115.00 to $120.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, November 10th. Finally, Vetr cut Walt Disney from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $110.51 price objective for the company. in a report on Thursday, October 19th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating, nineteen have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. Walt Disney has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $118.33.

Shares of Walt Disney (NYSE DIS) traded down $1.41 during trading hours on Wednesday, hitting $104.76. The stock had a trading volume of 12,440,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 7,960,000. Walt Disney has a 12 month low of $96.20 and a 12 month high of $116.10. The company has a market capitalization of $158,220.00, a PE ratio of 14.88, a PEG ratio of 1.82 and a beta of 1.30. The company has a current ratio of 0.81, a quick ratio of 0.74 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.42.

Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 6th. The entertainment giant reported $1.89 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.61 by $0.28. Walt Disney had a return on equity of 19.66% and a net margin of 16.29%. The company had revenue of $15.35 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $15.47 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.55 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 3.8% on a year-over-year basis. analysts forecast that Walt Disney will post 6.46 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in DIS. Saratoga Research & Investment Management lifted its stake in Walt Disney by 14.5% during the second quarter. Saratoga Research & Investment Management now owns 52,728 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $5,602,000 after purchasing an additional 6,678 shares during the last quarter. Rothschild Asset Management Inc. lifted its stake in Walt Disney by 6,944.6% during the second quarter. Rothschild Asset Management Inc. now owns 520,599 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $55,314,000 after purchasing an additional 513,209 shares during the last quarter. CIBC Asset Management Inc lifted its stake in Walt Disney by 1.5% during the second quarter. CIBC Asset Management Inc now owns 138,277 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $14,692,000 after purchasing an additional 2,013 shares during the last quarter. Heritage Wealth Advisors lifted its stake in Walt Disney by 4.2% during the second quarter. Heritage Wealth Advisors now owns 15,563 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $1,657,000 after purchasing an additional 627 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Lourd Capital LLC lifted its stake in Walt Disney by 1.5% during the second quarter. Lourd Capital LLC now owns 4,240 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $451,000 after purchasing an additional 64 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 61.58% of the company’s stock.

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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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