Investors sold shares of Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) on strength during trading on Tuesday. $172.92 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $427.85 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $254.93 million out of the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Walt Disney had the highest net out-flow for the day. Walt Disney traded up $0.86 for the day and closed at $113.63

Several research firms have weighed in on DIS. Pivotal Research reiterated a “sell” rating and issued a $95.00 target price on shares of Walt Disney in a report on Sunday. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Walt Disney from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 19th. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $140.00 target price on shares of Walt Disney in a report on Wednesday, August 8th. Imperial Capital increased their target price on shares of Walt Disney from $108.00 to $112.00 and gave the stock an “inline” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 8th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets increased their target price on shares of Walt Disney from $100.00 to $110.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 8th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and thirteen have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $119.54.

The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.35, a quick ratio of 0.81 and a current ratio of 0.88. The stock has a market capitalization of $164.19 billion, a PE ratio of 19.98, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.46 and a beta of 1.31.

Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 7th. The entertainment giant reported $1.87 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate 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 the consensus estimate of $15.49 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $1.58 EPS. equities analysts anticipate that Walt Disney Co will post 6.92 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In related news, EVP Alan N. Braverman sold 140,638 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, July 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $107.00, for a total value of $15,048,266.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 160,316 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $17,153,812. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Chairman Robert A. Iger sold 437,679 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $115.00, for a total transaction of $50,333,085.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chairman now directly owns 1,498,871 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $172,370,165. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 710,954 shares of company stock valued at $80,620,932. 0.38% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Old Port Advisors acquired a new stake in Walt Disney in the second quarter valued at $1,170,000. Royal London Asset Management Ltd. acquired a new stake in Walt Disney in the second quarter valued at $65,954,000. Moody Aldrich Partners LLC acquired a new stake in Walt Disney in the second quarter valued at $71,061,000. Ashburton Jersey Ltd lifted its stake in Walt Disney by 46.1% in the second quarter. Ashburton Jersey Ltd now owns 1,585 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $166,000 after acquiring an additional 500 shares during the last quarter. Finally, HRT Financial LLC acquired a new stake in Walt Disney in the second quarter valued at $565,000. 63.00% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Walt Disney Company Profile (NYSE:DIS)

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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