Insider Selling: Walt Disney EVP Unloads 4,334 Shares of Stock (DIS)
Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) EVP Alan N. Braverman unloaded 4,334 shares of Walt Disney stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, January 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $74.26, for a total value of $321,842.84. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 225,399 shares in the company, valued at approximately $16,738,130. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.
Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) traded down 2.77% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $72.72. 7,338,729 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Walt Disney has a 52 week low of $53.41 and a 52 week high of $76.84. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $73.59 and a 200-day moving average of $67.72. The company has a market cap of $127.8 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.13.
Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) last released its earnings data on Thursday, November 7th. The company reported $0.77 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.75 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $11.57 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $11.40 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.68 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.3% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Walt Disney will post $3.94 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
DIS has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Stifel Nicolaus raised their price target on shares of Walt Disney from $76.00 to $85.00 in a research note to investors on Friday. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at Topeka Capital Markets initiated coverage on shares of Walt Disney in a research note to investors on Friday. They set a “hold” rating and a $78.00 price target on the stock. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, analysts at TheStreet reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Walt Disney in a research note to investors on Wednesday. Fifteen equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twenty-one have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. Walt Disney has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $75.82.
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries, is a diversified worldwide entertainment company.
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