Several analysts have recently updated their ratings and price targets for Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS):

  • 12/4/2017 – Walt Disney had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Rosenblatt Securities. They now have a $115.00 price target on the stock.
  • 11/29/2017 – Walt Disney was downgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. They now have a $107.36 price target on the stock.
  • 11/22/2017 – Walt Disney had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies. They now have a $120.00 price target on the stock.
  • 11/22/2017 – Walt Disney had its “sell” rating reaffirmed by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. They now have a $90.00 price target on the stock.
  • 11/21/2017 – Walt Disney was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $107.20 price target on the stock.
  • 11/15/2017 – Walt Disney was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Despite reporting lower-than-expected results in fourth-quarter fiscal 2017, Disney’s shares have outpaced the industry in a month. Analysts believe that the deal with Rian Johnson, director of The Last Jedi, to produce a new Star Wars trilogy may have raised hopes of investors. Further, a strong performance by the Parks & Resorts unit continues to impress investors. It’s decision to terminate the distribution agreement with Netflix for subscription streaming and having its own streaming services —one for Disney and Pixar brands and another for ESPN followers — is likely to be a driving factor in the long run. Also, in an effort to attract online viewers, Disney has completed the acquisition of BAMTech. However, falling subscriber and higher programming costs at ESPN were the major concerns this quarter too. The fresh NBA agreement and rise in contractual rate are driving the programming cost.”
  • 11/13/2017 – Walt Disney was downgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. They now have a $106.77 price target on the stock.
  • 11/12/2017 – Walt Disney was given a new $125.00 price target on by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 11/10/2017 – Walt Disney had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies. They now have a $120.00 price target on the stock.
  • 11/10/2017 – Walt Disney had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at B. Riley. They now have a $101.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $97.00.
  • 11/10/2017 – Walt Disney was given a new $125.00 price target on by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 11/10/2017 – Walt Disney had its price target lowered by analysts at Loop Capital from $104.00 to $103.00. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 11/10/2017 – Walt Disney had its price target raised by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc from $115.00 to $120.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 11/10/2017 – Walt Disney had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They now have a $103.77 price target on the stock, up previously from $102.68.
  • 11/3/2017 – Walt Disney was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Disney’s shares have outpaced the industry in a year driven by sturdy movie business and solid performance of Parks & Resorts. The studio will continue its success given an impressive lineup of big budget movies up to 2018. The company’s decision to terminate distribution agreement with Netflix for subscription streaming and having its own streaming services – one for Disney and Pixar brands and another for ESPN followers is likely to be a driving factor in the long run. However, the stock recently came under pressure after CEO cautioned that fiscal 2017 earnings are likely to be similar to last year. Ongoing concerns regarding ESPN future and havoc at its Lucasfilm division due to the delay in the release of Star Wars: Episode IX also hurt the stock. Nevertheless, in an effort to attract online viewers, Disney, which had earlier acquired 33% stake BAMTech, announced its intention to acquire another 42% stake in the firm.”
  • 11/1/2017 – Walt Disney had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at B. Riley.
  • 11/1/2017 – Walt Disney had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Citigroup Inc.. They now have a $119.00 price target on the stock.
  • 10/31/2017 – Walt Disney was given a new $130.00 price target on by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 10/31/2017 – Walt Disney had its price target lowered by analysts at Morgan Stanley from $130.00 to $120.00. They now have an “overweight” rating on the stock.
  • 10/19/2017 – Walt Disney was downgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $110.51 price target on the stock.
  • 10/13/2017 – Walt Disney had its price target lowered by analysts at Barclays PLC from $98.00 to $94.00. They now have an “equal weight” rating on the stock.
  • 10/12/2017 – Walt Disney was downgraded by analysts at Guggenheim from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating.
  • 10/11/2017 – Walt Disney was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating. They now have a $110.51 price target on the stock.
  • 10/9/2017 – Walt Disney was upgraded by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada from an “outperform” rating to a “top pick” rating. They now have a $125.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $130.00.

Walt Disney Company (NYSE DIS) opened at $107.22 on Wednesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $158,960.33, a PE ratio of 18.47, a P/E/G ratio of 2.24 and a beta of 1.38. Walt Disney Company has a 52-week low of $96.20 and a 52-week high of $116.10. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.42, a current ratio of 0.81 and a quick ratio of 0.74.

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

The business also recently declared a Semi-Annual dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, January 11th. Investors of record on Monday, December 11th will be given a $0.84 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Friday, December 8th. Walt Disney’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 27.42%.

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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