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Analysts at Evercore Partners hoisted their target price on shares of Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) from $75.00 to $80.00 in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday, AnalystRatings.Net reports. Evercore Partners’ price target suggests a potential upside of 5.88% from the stock’s previous close.

DIS has been the subject of a number of other recent research reports. Analysts at Deutsche Bank raised their price target on shares of Walt Disney from $79.00 to $85.00 in a research note to investors on Tuesday. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at Bank of America Corp. set a $88.00 price target on shares of Walt Disney in a research note to investors on Tuesday. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at TheStreet reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Walt Disney in a research note to investors on Tuesday. Fourteen analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twenty-one have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $78.33.

In other Walt Disney news, EVP Alan Braverman sold 4,334 shares of the stock on the open market 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 completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 225,399 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $16,738,130. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

Shares of Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) traded up 5.30% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $75.56. The stock had a trading volume of 19,798,104 shares. Walt Disney has a one year low of $53.41 and a one year high of $76.84. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $73.89 and a 200-day moving average of $68.10. The company has a market cap of $132.8 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.23. Walt Disney also was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Wednesday. Traders bought 18,550 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 154% compared to the average daily volume of 7,301 call options.

Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) last released its earnings data on Wednesday, February 5th. The company reported $1.04 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.91 by $0.13. The company had revenue of $12.31 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $12.23 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.79 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.5% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Walt Disney will post $3.95 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries, is a diversified worldwide entertainment company.

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