Great West Life Assurance Co. Can Boosts Position in Walt Disney Co (DIS)

Great West Life Assurance Co. Can boosted its holdings in Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) by 7.1% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 1,393,124 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock after buying an additional 92,705 shares during the period. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can owned approximately 0.09% of Walt Disney worth $146,203,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other large investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Live Your Vision LLC grew its position in Walt Disney by 91.6% in the second quarter. Live Your Vision LLC now owns 1,046 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $113,000 after acquiring an additional 500 shares in the last quarter. Trilogy Capital Inc. acquired a new stake in Walt Disney in the first quarter valued at approximately $107,000. BDO Wealth Advisors LLC grew its position in Walt Disney by 184.3% in the first quarter. BDO Wealth Advisors LLC now owns 1,140 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $114,000 after acquiring an additional 739 shares in the last quarter. Bruderman Asset Management LLC acquired a new stake in Walt Disney in the first quarter valued at approximately $116,000. Finally, Marshall & Sullivan Inc. WA acquired a new stake in Walt Disney in the second quarter valued at approximately $121,000. 63.04% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

DIS has been the subject of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Walt Disney from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, September 10th. Pivotal Research reaffirmed a “sell” rating and issued a $95.00 price objective on shares of Walt Disney in a research report on Sunday, September 23rd. B. Riley lowered their price objective on shares of Walt Disney from $123.00 to $121.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, August 8th. Bank of America set a $144.00 price objective on shares of Walt Disney and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 8th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group began coverage on shares of Walt Disney in a research report on Tuesday, July 10th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $114.00 price objective for the company. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $119.54.

DIS stock opened at $112.61 on Friday. Walt Disney Co has a twelve month low of $96.80 and a twelve month high of $118.10. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.35, a current ratio of 0.88 and a quick ratio of 0.81. The company has a market cap of $173.92 billion, a PE ratio of 19.76, a P/E/G ratio of 1.55 and a beta of 1.29.

Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 7th. The entertainment giant reported $1.87 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.97 by ($0.10). Walt Disney had a return on equity of 21.37% and a net margin of 20.76%. The company had revenue of $15.23 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $15.49 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $1.58 EPS. On average, analysts anticipate that Walt Disney Co will post 6.92 EPS for the current year.

In other Walt Disney news, EVP Mary Jayne Parker sold 29,192 shares of Walt Disney stock in a transaction on Wednesday, October 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $117.99, for a total value of $3,444,364.08. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 29,199 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,445,190.01. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, EVP Brent Woodford sold 843 shares of Walt Disney stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $113.56, for a total transaction of $95,731.08. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 27,650 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,139,934. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 599,701 shares of company stock valued at $69,049,384. 0.38% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Walt Disney Profile

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an entertainment company worldwide. The company's Media Networks segment operates cable programming services under the brand ESPN, Disney, and Freeform; broadcast businesses, which include the ABC TV Network and eight owned television stations; radio businesses consisting of the ESPN Radio network; and the Radio Disney network.

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