Weekly Investment Analysts’ Ratings Changes for Walt Disney (DIS)

Several brokerages have updated their recommendations and price targets on shares of Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS) in the last few weeks:

  • 2/13/2018 – Walt Disney was downgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $114.86 price target on the stock.
  • 2/12/2018 – Walt Disney was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating. They now have a $115.49 price target on the stock.
  • 2/8/2018 – Walt Disney had its price target raised by analysts at BMO Capital Markets from $90.00 to $95.00. They now have a “positive” rating on the stock.
  • 2/7/2018 – Walt Disney had its “sell” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Pivotal Research. They now have a $94.00 price target on the stock. They wrote, “We continue to value Disney at $94 per share on a YE2018 basis, rating the stock Sell. Disney reported fiscal 1Q18 (calendar 4Q17) earnings for the period ending December 30, 2017 on Tuesday. Revenues rose +4% (including less than a percentage point of top-line benefit from the acquisition of BAMTech). This compares with our forecast for revenue growth of +5%. Operating income margins of 26% vs. 25% in the year-ago period were better than our 23% expectation, and adjusted EPS of $1.89, up from $1.55 in the year-ago period, was also better than expectations.””
  • 2/7/2018 – Walt Disney had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They now have a $112.00 price target on the stock.
  • 2/7/2018 – Walt Disney had its price target raised by analysts at B. Riley from $122.00 to $125.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 2/6/2018 – Walt Disney was downgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $115.49 price target on the stock.
  • 2/6/2018 – Walt Disney was given a new $125.00 price target on by analysts at Macquarie. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 2/5/2018 – Walt Disney was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating. They now have a $118.52 price target on the stock.
  • 2/5/2018 – Walt Disney had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Cowen Inc. They now have a $102.00 price target on the stock.
  • 1/31/2018 – Walt Disney had its price target raised by analysts at Morgan Stanley from $120.00 to $130.00. They now have an “overweight” rating on the stock.
  • 1/31/2018 – Walt Disney had its price target raised by analysts at Loop Capital from $106.00 to $108.00. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 1/29/2018 – Walt Disney had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at B. Riley. They now have a $122.00 price target on the stock.
  • 1/23/2018 – Walt Disney was given a new $105.00 price target on by analysts at Barclays PLC. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 1/22/2018 – Walt Disney had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Loop Capital. They now have a $106.00 price target on the stock.
  • 1/22/2018 – Walt Disney was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $115.53 price target on the stock.
  • 1/16/2018 – Walt Disney was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $115.53 price target on the stock.
  • 1/10/2018 – Walt Disney had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Bank of America Corp. They now have a $144.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $130.00.
  • 1/9/2018 – Walt Disney was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating. According to Zacks, “Disney is acquiring majority of Twenty-First Century Fox’s assets, which includes its Film and Television studios accompanied by cable and international TV businesses. The deal provides a bout of fresh air to Disney, which for quite some time now has been jostling in the fast changing media landscape, where rise in streaming and cord cutting have become two faces of the coin. No wonder, the buyout of these assets would considerably enhance the media mogul’s bargaining power with Cable TV providers, increase affiliate fees, provide a fresh lease of life to ESPN and create cost synergies. Further, the addition of Fox's rich library of movies and TV series would greatly enhance Disney’s prospects in the streaming service. Bob Iger will continue to spearhead the company through 2021 for a smooth integration of Fox’s assets into Disney.”
  • 1/9/2018 – Walt Disney had its “sell” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Pivotal Research. They now have a $93.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $91.00.
  • 1/3/2018 – Walt Disney had its price target raised by analysts at Royal Bank of Canada to $135.00. They now have a “top pick” rating on the stock.
  • 1/3/2018 – Walt Disney was downgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. They now have a $113.39 price target on the stock.
  • 1/3/2018 – Walt Disney was upgraded by analysts at Rosenblatt Securities from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $130.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $115.00.
  • 1/2/2018 – Walt Disney was upgraded by analysts at Macquarie from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating. They now have a $125.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $112.00.
  • 1/2/2018 – Walt Disney was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Shares of Disney have outperformed the industry in the past three months. The company is acquiring majority of Twenty-First Century Fox’s assets, which includes its Film and Television studios accompanied by cable and international TV businesses. The deal provides a bout of fresh air to Disney, which for quite some time now has been jostling in the fast changing media landscape, where rise in streaming and cord cutting have become two faces of the coin. No wonder, the buyout of these assets would considerably enhance the media mogul’s bargaining power with Cable TV providers, increase affiliate fees, provide a fresh lease of life to ESPN and create cost synergies. Further, the addition of Fox's rich library of movies and TV series would greatly enhance Disney’s prospects in the streaming service. Bob Iger will continue to spearhead the company through 2021 for a smooth integration of Fox’s assets into Disney.”
  • 1/1/2018 – Walt Disney was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $112.50 price target on the stock.
  • 12/22/2017 – Walt Disney had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG.
  • 12/20/2017 – Walt Disney was given a new $100.00 price target on by analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 12/19/2017 – Walt Disney was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating. According to Zacks, “Disney is acquiring majority of Twenty-First Century Fox’s assets, which includes its Film and Television studios accompanied by cable and international TV businesses in a transaction worth $52.4 billion. The deal provides a bout of fresh air to Disney, which for quite some time now has been jostling in the fast changing media landscape, where rise in streaming and cord cutting have become two faces of the coin. No wonder, the buyout of these assets would considerably enhance the media mogul’s bargaining power with Cable TV providers, increase affiliate fees, provide a fresh lease of life to ESPN and create cost synergies. Further, the addition of Fox's rich library of movies and TV series would greatly enhance Disney’s prospects in the streaming service. Bob Iger will continue to spearhead the company through 2021 for a smooth integration of Fox’s assets into Disney.”

Shares of Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) opened at $104.60 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43, a quick ratio of 0.80 and a current ratio of 0.87. Walt Disney Co has a 1 year low of $96.20 and a 1 year high of $116.10. The stock has a market cap of $156,562.75, a PE ratio of 14.84, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.81 and a beta of 1.30.

Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 6th. The entertainment giant reported $1.89 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.61 by $0.28. Walt Disney had a net margin of 19.61% and a return on equity of 20.44%. The business had revenue of $15.35 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $15.47 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.55 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 3.8% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts anticipate that Walt Disney Co will post 6.8 EPS for the current year.

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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