Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) – Jefferies Group boosted their FY2018 EPS estimates for Walt Disney in a report released on Tuesday. Jefferies Group analyst J. Janedis now anticipates that the entertainment giant will post earnings per share of $6.99 for the year, up from their prior forecast of $6.38. Jefferies Group currently has a “Hold” rating and a $112.00 price target on the stock. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Walt Disney’s Q1 2019 earnings at $1.90 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $1.87 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $2.13 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $1.57 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $7.47 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $8.19 EPS.
A number of other brokerages also recently issued reports on DIS. Pivotal Research raised their price target on Walt Disney from $83.00 to $91.00 and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 14th. B. Riley boosted their price target on Walt Disney from $122.00 to $125.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday. Morgan Stanley dropped their price target on Walt Disney from $130.00 to $120.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st. Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $120.00 price target on shares of Walt Disney in a research report on Wednesday, November 22nd. Finally, Loop Capital boosted their price target on Walt Disney from $106.00 to $108.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 31st. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating, nineteen have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $119.13.
Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 6th. The entertainment giant reported $1.89 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.61 by $0.28. Walt Disney had a return on equity of 20.44% and a net margin of 19.61%. The company had revenue of $15.35 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $15.47 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $1.55 EPS. Walt Disney’s revenue was up 3.8% on a year-over-year basis.
The business also recently declared a Semi-Annual dividend, which was paid on Thursday, January 11th. Shareholders of record on Monday, December 11th were issued a dividend of $0.84 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, December 8th. Walt Disney’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 23.86%.
A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Lee Financial Co raised its holdings in Walt Disney by 7.6% during the 2nd quarter. Lee Financial Co now owns 1,052 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $112,000 after buying an additional 74 shares during the last quarter. Front Row Advisors LLC acquired a new position in Walt Disney in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $122,000. Legacy Advisors LLC acquired a new position in Walt Disney in the third quarter valued at approximately $137,000. Malaga Cove Capital LLC acquired a new position in Walt Disney in the third quarter valued at approximately $140,000. Finally, Wealthcare Advisory Partners LLC acquired a new position in Walt Disney in the third quarter valued at approximately $142,000. Institutional investors own 61.58% of the company’s stock.
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About Walt Disney
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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