Walt Disney Company (The) (NYSE:DIS)‘s stock had its “hold” rating restated by research analysts at Loop Capital in a report issued on Friday. They currently have a $104.00 price objective on the entertainment giant’s stock, down from their prior price objective of $106.00. Loop Capital’s target price indicates a potential upside of 7.14% from the company’s previous close.

Other equities research analysts have also recently issued research reports about the company. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $125.00 target price (down previously from $130.00) on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in a research note on Monday, May 15th. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $130.00 target price on Walt Disney Company (The) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, June 12th. Moffett Nathanson reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in a research note on Friday, June 9th. Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $125.00 target price on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in a research note on Sunday, May 28th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) set a $134.00 target price on Walt Disney Company (The) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, May 20th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating and twenty-one have given a buy rating to the stock. Walt Disney Company (The) has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $113.95.

Shares of Walt Disney Company (DIS) traded up 0.01% during trading on Friday, reaching $97.07. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 13,147,662 shares. The firm has a market cap of $149.83 billion, a PE ratio of 17.22 and a beta of 1.42. Walt Disney Company has a 12 month low of $90.32 and a 12 month high of $116.10. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $103.93 and its 200 day moving average price is $108.10. Walt Disney Company (The) also saw some unusual options trading on Thursday. Stock investors acquired 43,955 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 179% compared to the average daily volume of 15,745 put options.

Walt Disney Company (The) (NYSE:DIS) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. The entertainment giant reported $1.58 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.53 by $0.05. Walt Disney Company (The) had a return on equity of 19.69% and a net margin of 16.22%. The company had revenue of $14.24 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $14.44 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $1.62 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was down .3% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts predict that Walt Disney Company will post $5.87 earnings per share for the current year.

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In other Walt Disney Company (The) news, Director Maria Elena Lagomasino acquired 976 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 10th. The stock was bought at an average price of $102.34 per share, with a total value of $99,883.84. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 7,513 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $768,880.42. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. 0.38% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its stake in Walt Disney Company (The) by 2.2% during the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 98,803,049 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $10,497,824,000 after buying an additional 2,131,932 shares during the period. State Street Corp boosted its stake in Walt Disney Company (The) by 0.7% during the first quarter. State Street Corp now owns 67,739,871 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $7,681,023,000 after buying an additional 456,053 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp boosted its stake in Walt Disney Company (The) by 2.5% during the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 20,462,287 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $2,174,118,000 after buying an additional 500,349 shares during the period. Fisher Asset Management LLC boosted its stake in Walt Disney Company (The) by 1.2% during the first quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC now owns 8,846,672 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $1,003,124,000 after buying an additional 101,808 shares during the period. Finally, Legal & General Group Plc boosted its stake in Walt Disney Company (The) by 5.3% during the second quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 7,885,053 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $837,761,000 after buying an additional 394,012 shares during the period. 61.47% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

About Walt Disney Company (The)

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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