Lyons Wealth Management LLC. bought a new stake in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund bought 8,657 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock, valued at approximately $931,000. The Walt Disney comprises approximately 1.5% of Lyons Wealth Management LLC.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 13th biggest position.

A number of other hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake in The Walt Disney by 2.2% in the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 98,803,049 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $10,497,824,000 after purchasing an additional 2,131,932 shares during the last quarter. Northern Trust Corp raised its stake in The Walt Disney by 2.5% in the 2nd quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 20,462,287 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $2,174,118,000 after purchasing an additional 500,349 shares during the last quarter. Legal & General Group Plc increased its stake in shares of The Walt Disney by 3.8% during the 3rd quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 8,186,026 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $806,872,000 after acquiring an additional 300,973 shares during the last quarter. Parnassus Investments CA increased its stake in shares of The Walt Disney by 19.3% during the 3rd quarter. Parnassus Investments CA now owns 6,941,130 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $684,187,000 after acquiring an additional 1,123,949 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Ameriprise Financial Inc. increased its stake in shares of The Walt Disney by 7.0% during the 2nd quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 5,672,744 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $602,413,000 after acquiring an additional 371,811 shares during the last quarter. 62.58% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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DIS has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $112.00 price objective on shares of The Walt Disney in a research note on Wednesday, February 7th. Pivotal Research reaffirmed a “sell” rating and set a $93.00 price objective (up previously from $91.00) on shares of The Walt Disney in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th. B. Riley upped their price objective on shares of The Walt Disney from $122.00 to $125.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 7th. Vetr downgraded shares of The Walt Disney from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $111.04 price objective for the company. in a research note on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, Loop Capital upped their price objective on shares of The Walt Disney from $106.00 to $108.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 31st. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating, sixteen have issued a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $118.70.

In other The Walt Disney news, Director Aylwin B. Lewis sold 1,797 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, February 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $108.39, for a total value of $194,776.83. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 85,636 shares in the company, valued at approximately $9,282,086.04. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 0.38% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Shares of NYSE:DIS opened at $100.24 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43, a current ratio of 0.87 and a quick ratio of 0.80. The Walt Disney Company has a 1 year low of $96.20 and a 1 year high of $116.10. The stock has a market cap of $150,893.89, a PE ratio of 17.59, a PEG ratio of 1.57 and a beta of 1.30.

The Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 6th. The entertainment giant reported $1.89 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.61 by $0.28. The firm had revenue of $15.35 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $15.47 billion. The Walt Disney had a return on equity of 20.44% and a net margin of 19.61%. The Walt Disney’s quarterly revenue was up 3.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $1.55 EPS. sell-side analysts forecast that The Walt Disney Company will post 6.92 EPS for the current year.

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About The Walt Disney

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an entertainment company worldwide. The company's Media Networks segment operates cable programming services under the brand ESPN, Disney, and Freeform; broadcast businesses, which include the ABC TV Network and eight owned television stations; radio businesses consisting of the ESPN Radio network; and the Radio Disney network.

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