Walt Disney Company (The) (NYSE:DIS) saw unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Stock investors bought 43,955 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 179% compared to the typical daily volume of 15,745 put options.

A number of equities analysts have issued reports on DIS shares. BMO Capital Markets restated an “underperform” rating and issued a $90.00 price objective (down previously from $95.00) on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. Loop Capital restated a “hold” rating and issued a $108.00 price objective on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) set a $133.00 price objective on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. Wells Fargo & Company restated a “market perform” rating and issued a $109.00 price objective on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. Finally, BidaskClub cut shares of Walt Disney Company (The) from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating and twenty-one have assigned a buy rating to the company. Walt Disney Company (The) currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $113.95.

Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) opened at 97.07 on Friday. Walt Disney Company has a 12-month low of $90.32 and a 12-month high of $116.10. The stock has a market capitalization of $149.83 billion, a PE ratio of 17.22 and a beta of 1.42. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $103.93 and its 200 day moving average is $108.10.

Walt Disney Company (The) (NYSE:DIS) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. The entertainment giant reported $1.58 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.53 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $14.24 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $14.44 billion. Walt Disney Company (The) had a net margin of 16.22% and a return on equity of 19.69%. Walt Disney Company (The)’s revenue for the quarter was down .3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business earned $1.62 EPS. Equities analysts anticipate that Walt Disney Company will post $5.87 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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

A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in DIS. S&CO Inc. raised its position in Walt Disney Company (The) by 2.2% during the 1st quarter. S&CO Inc. now owns 2,760 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $313,000 after buying an additional 60 shares during the last quarter. Cordasco Financial Network raised its position in Walt Disney Company (The) by 2.4% during the 1st quarter. Cordasco Financial Network now owns 1,549 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $176,000 after buying an additional 37 shares during the last quarter. Cable Hill Partners LLC raised its position in Walt Disney Company (The) by 19.6% during the 1st quarter. Cable Hill Partners LLC now owns 1,991 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $226,000 after buying an additional 326 shares during the last quarter. Grubman Wealth Management purchased a new position in Walt Disney Company (The) during the 1st quarter worth approximately $264,000. Finally, Douglass Winthrop Advisors LLC raised its position in Walt Disney Company (The) by 1.8% during the 1st quarter. Douglass Winthrop Advisors LLC now owns 413,408 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $46,876,000 after buying an additional 7,230 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 61.47% of the company’s stock.

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Walt Disney Company (The) 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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