Janney Montgomery Scott LLC grew its holdings in shares of Walt Disney Company (The) (NYSE:DIS) by 3.5% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 363,815 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock after purchasing an additional 12,146 shares during the period. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC’s holdings in Walt Disney Company (The) were worth $38,655,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the company. Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in the 1st quarter valued at $144,000. Feltz Wealth PLAN Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in the 1st quarter valued at $173,000. Doyle Wealth Management increased its position in shares of Walt Disney Company (The) by 3.2% in the 2nd quarter. Doyle Wealth Management now owns 2,069 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $220,000 after acquiring an additional 65 shares during the period. Evanson Asset Management LLC increased its position in shares of Walt Disney Company (The) by 5.3% in the 2nd quarter. Evanson Asset Management LLC now owns 2,070 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $220,000 after acquiring an additional 104 shares during the period. Finally, Harwood Advisory Group LLC increased its position in shares of Walt Disney Company (The) by 0.6% in the 2nd quarter. Harwood Advisory Group LLC now owns 2,071 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $220,000 after acquiring an additional 12 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 61.38% of the company’s stock.

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In other Walt Disney Company (The) news, Director Maria Elena Lagomasino purchased 976 shares of Walt Disney Company (The) stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 10th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $102.34 per share, for a total transaction of $99,883.84. Following the transaction, the director now owns 7,513 shares in the company, valued at approximately $768,880.42. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Company insiders own 0.38% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) opened at 100.07 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $154.46 billion, a PE ratio of 17.75 and a beta of 1.40. Walt Disney Company has a 12 month low of $90.32 and a 12 month high of $116.10. The company has a 50-day moving average of $99.91 and a 200-day moving average of $106.38.

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

DIS has been the topic of several analyst reports. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $103.00 price target (down from $110.00) on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in a research report on Friday. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Walt Disney Company (The) from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Rosenblatt Securities reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $110.00 price target on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in a research report on Thursday, September 28th. Citigroup Inc. reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in a research report on Thursday, September 28th. Finally, BTIG Research reaffirmed a “sell” rating on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in a research report on Monday, September 25th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have given a hold rating and nineteen have issued a buy rating to the stock. Walt Disney Company (The) currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $113.92.

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.

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