Shares of The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE:DIS) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the thirty-three research firms that are currently covering the firm. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, thirteen have assigned a hold recommendation, fourteen have given a buy recommendation and one has assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $112.14.

A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on DIS shares. Drexel Hamilton reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of The Walt Disney in a report on Thursday, June 16th. Nomura reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $115.00 target price on shares of The Walt Disney in a report on Wednesday, June 15th. Vetr downgraded The Walt Disney from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $108.99 target price on the stock. in a report on Thursday, June 30th. Pivotal Research reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $122.00 target price on shares of The Walt Disney in a report on Sunday, July 24th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. dropped their price objective on The Walt Disney from $120.00 to $117.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, August 11th.

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of DIS. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of The Walt Disney by 0.7% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 89,587,720 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $8,763,471,000 after buying an additional 633,253 shares during the period. Geode Capital Management LLC boosted its position in The Walt Disney by 1.6% in the first quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 12,328,050 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $1,221,823,000 after buying an additional 191,473 shares during the period. BlackRock Group LTD boosted its position in The Walt Disney by 0.6% in the first quarter. BlackRock Group LTD now owns 11,992,291 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $1,190,955,000 after buying an additional 68,155 shares during the period. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC boosted its position in The Walt Disney by 6.5% in the first quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 10,992,868 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $1,091,702,000 after buying an additional 674,334 shares during the period. Finally, Fisher Asset Management LLC boosted its position in The Walt Disney by 0.3% in the second quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC now owns 8,674,051 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $867,232,000 after buying an additional 28,364 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 57.92% of the company’s stock.

Shares of The Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) opened at 92.39 on Monday. The company has a 50 day moving average of $94.94 and a 200-day moving average of $98.20. The Walt Disney has a 52 week low of $86.25 and a 52 week high of $120.65. The company has a market cap of $148.48 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.60 and a beta of 1.28.

The Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, August 9th. The entertainment giant reported $1.62 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.61 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $14.20 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $14.16 billion. The Walt Disney had a return on equity of 19.98% and a net margin of 16.48%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 9.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $1.45 EPS. On average, equities research analysts expect that The Walt Disney will post $5.79 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

About The Walt Disney

The Walt Disney Company is a diversified entertainment company. The Company’s business segments include Media Networks, Parks and Resorts, Studio Entertainment, Consumer Products and Interactive. The Media Networks segment includes cable and broadcast television networks, television production operations, television distribution, domestic television stations, and radio networks and stations.

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