Pivotal Research restated their sell rating on shares of Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) in a research report sent to investors on Sunday. They currently have a $95.00 target price on the entertainment giant’s stock.

Other research analysts have also recently issued reports about the company. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a buy rating and set a $140.00 target price on shares of Walt Disney in a research note on Wednesday, August 8th. Bank of America set a $144.00 target price on Walt Disney and gave the stock a buy rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 8th. B. Riley lowered their target price on Walt Disney from $123.00 to $121.00 and set a buy rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, August 8th. Zacks Investment Research raised Walt Disney from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $122.00 target price for the company in a research note on Monday, June 18th. Finally, ValuEngine raised Walt Disney from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Friday, June 15th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and thirteen have assigned a buy rating to the company. Walt Disney currently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average target price of $119.54.

DIS opened at $113.63 on Friday. Walt Disney has a 12 month low of $96.80 and a 12 month high of $117.90. The firm has a market cap of $164.19 billion, a P/E ratio of 19.98, a P/E/G ratio of 1.46 and a beta of 1.31. The company has a quick ratio of 0.81, a current ratio of 0.88 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.35.

Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, August 7th. The entertainment giant reported $1.87 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 analyst estimates of $15.49 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $1.58 earnings per share. research analysts forecast that Walt Disney will post 6.92 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other news, EVP Brent Woodford sold 843 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $113.56, for a total value of $95,731.08. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 27,650 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,139,934. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, EVP Alan N. Braverman sold 140,638 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated 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 sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 160,316 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $17,153,812. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 710,954 shares of company stock valued at $80,620,932. Insiders own 0.38% of the company’s stock.

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Trilogy Capital Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Walt Disney in the 1st quarter valued at about $107,000. CSat Investment Advisory L.P. purchased a new stake in shares of Walt Disney in the 2nd quarter valued at about $112,000. Live Your Vision LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Walt Disney by 91.6% in the 2nd quarter. Live Your Vision LLC now owns 1,046 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $113,000 after purchasing an additional 500 shares during the last quarter. BDO Wealth Advisors LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Walt Disney by 184.3% in the 1st quarter. BDO Wealth Advisors LLC now owns 1,140 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $114,000 after purchasing an additional 739 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bruderman Asset Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Walt Disney in the 1st quarter valued at about $116,000. 63.00% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Walt Disney Company 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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