Chesley Taft & Associates LLC boosted its holdings in Walt Disney Company (The) (NYSE:DIS) by 0.2% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 185,343 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock after buying an additional 454 shares during the quarter. Walt Disney Company (The) makes up approximately 1.8% of Chesley Taft & Associates LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 11th largest position. Chesley Taft & Associates LLC’s holdings in Walt Disney Company (The) were worth $19,693,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other large investors have also bought and sold shares of the stock. Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in the 1st quarter valued at about $144,000. Feltz Wealth PLAN Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in the first quarter valued at about $173,000. Paragon Capital Management Ltd acquired a new stake in shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in the first quarter valued at about $200,000. Evanson Asset Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Walt Disney Company (The) by 5.3% in the second quarter. Evanson Asset Management LLC now owns 2,070 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $220,000 after buying an additional 104 shares during the period. Finally, Milestone Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of Walt Disney Company (The) by 6.0% in the first quarter. Milestone Group Inc. now owns 2,100 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $238,000 after buying an additional 119 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 61.38% of the company’s stock.

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Several research analysts have issued reports on DIS shares. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Walt Disney Company (The) from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, July 24th. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $130.00 price target on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 22nd. Loop Capital reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $104.00 price objective (down from $106.00) on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in a research note on Friday, September 8th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Walt Disney Company (The) from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada set a $130.00 price objective on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, June 12th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating and twenty have issued a buy rating to the company. Walt Disney Company (The) has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $113.52.

Shares of Walt Disney Company (DIS) traded up 0.86% on Tuesday, hitting $100.72. The stock had a trading volume of 2,446,036 shares. Walt Disney Company has a 12 month low of $90.32 and a 12 month high of $116.10. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $100.05 and a 200-day moving average of $106.64. The stock has a market cap of $155.46 billion, a PE ratio of 17.86 and a beta of 1.40.

Walt Disney Company (The) (NYSE:DIS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 8th. The entertainment giant reported $1.58 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.53 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $14.24 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $14.44 billion. Walt Disney Company (The) had a return on equity of 19.69% and a net margin of 16.22%. The firm’s revenue was down .3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $1.62 EPS. Equities research analysts anticipate that Walt Disney Company will post $5.81 EPS for the current year.

In other news, Director Maria Elena Lagomasino bought 976 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 10th. The shares were bought at an average price of $102.34 per share, for a total transaction of $99,883.84. Following the purchase, the director now owns 7,513 shares in the company, valued at $768,880.42. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 13.00% of the company’s stock.

Walt Disney Company (The) Profile

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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Walt Disney Company (The) (NYSE:DIS)

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