Walt Disney Company (The) (NYSE:DIS)‘s stock had its “sell” rating reiterated by equities research analysts at BMO Capital Markets in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday. They presently have a $90.00 price objective on the entertainment giant’s stock. BMO Capital Markets’ price target points to a potential downside of 12.40% from the stock’s current price.

A number of other brokerages have also weighed in on DIS. Guggenheim reissued a “buy” rating and set a $122.00 price objective on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in a report on Tuesday, September 5th. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “hold” rating and set a $103.00 price objective (down from $110.00) on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in a report on Friday, October 6th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Walt Disney Company (The) from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. BTIG Research reissued a “sell” rating on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in a report on Monday, September 25th. Finally, Sanford C. Bernstein reissued a “market perform” rating on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in a report on Tuesday, September 12th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, sixteen have given a hold rating and eighteen have issued a buy rating to the company. Walt Disney Company (The) has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $112.56.

Shares of Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) traded down $0.26 on Wednesday, hitting $102.74. 4,140,480 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 7,162,110. The stock has a market capitalization of $158,580.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.03, a PEG ratio of 2.19 and a beta of 1.37. The company has a quick ratio of 0.74, a current ratio of 0.81 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.42. Walt Disney Company has a 12-month low of $96.20 and a 12-month high of $116.10.

Walt Disney Company (The) (NYSE:DIS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 9th. The entertainment giant reported $1.07 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.12 by ($0.05). The company had revenue of $12.78 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $13.30 billion. Walt Disney Company (The) had a net margin of 16.29% and a return on equity of 19.66%. Walt Disney Company (The)’s quarterly revenue was down 2.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm earned $1.10 earnings per share. equities research analysts forecast that Walt Disney Company will post 6.24 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Tortoise Investment Management LLC grew its stake in shares of Walt Disney Company (The) by 0.6% in the 2nd quarter. Tortoise Investment Management LLC now owns 2,269 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $241,000 after buying an additional 14 shares during the period. Burt Wealth Advisors grew its stake in shares of Walt Disney Company (The) by 0.5% in the 2nd quarter. Burt Wealth Advisors now owns 3,182 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $338,000 after buying an additional 15 shares during the period. Sonata Capital Group Inc. grew its stake in shares of Walt Disney Company (The) by 0.7% in the 2nd quarter. Sonata Capital Group Inc. now owns 2,732 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $290,000 after buying an additional 20 shares during the period. Leisure Capital Management grew its stake in shares of Walt Disney Company (The) by 0.5% in the 2nd quarter. Leisure Capital Management now owns 4,449 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $473,000 after buying an additional 20 shares during the period. Finally, First Capital Advisors Group LLC. grew its stake in shares of Walt Disney Company (The) by 0.4% in the 2nd quarter. First Capital Advisors Group LLC. now owns 6,515 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $692,000 after buying an additional 24 shares during the period. 60.40% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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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