Walt Disney Co (DIS) Shares Sold by MCF Advisors LLC
MCF Advisors LLC decreased its holdings in Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) by 1.8% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 5,553 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock after selling 100 shares during the quarter. MCF Advisors LLC’s holdings in Walt Disney were worth $609,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the business. Contravisory Investment Management Inc. raised its position in shares of Walt Disney by 176.4% during the fourth quarter. Contravisory Investment Management Inc. now owns 409 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $45,000 after acquiring an additional 261 shares during the last quarter. Watermark Asset Management Inc. raised its position in shares of Walt Disney by 52.2% during the fourth quarter. Watermark Asset Management Inc. now owns 446 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $49,000 after acquiring an additional 153 shares during the last quarter. Highwater Wealth Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Walt Disney during the fourth quarter worth $56,000. CX Institutional bought a new stake in shares of Walt Disney during the fourth quarter worth $80,000. Finally, Opera Trading Capital bought a new stake in shares of Walt Disney during the fourth quarter worth $137,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 63.71% of the company’s stock.
In other Walt Disney news, EVP Brent Woodford sold 2,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $114.35, for a total value of $228,700.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 26,517 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,032,218.95. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, EVP Alan N. Braverman sold 1,153 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $107.70, for a total value of $124,178.10. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 106,390 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $11,458,203. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders sold 12,148 shares of company stock valued at $1,336,704. Insiders own 0.36% of the company’s stock.
Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 5th. The entertainment giant reported $1.84 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.57 by $0.27. Walt Disney had a return on equity of 20.50% and a net margin of 18.46%. The business had revenue of $15.30 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $15.20 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $1.89 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down .3% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, equities research analysts anticipate that Walt Disney Co will post 7.09 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on DIS shares. Edward Jones upgraded Walt Disney from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 13th. Tigress Financial reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Walt Disney in a research note on Tuesday, February 12th. Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $114.00 price objective on shares of Walt Disney in a research note on Tuesday, January 22nd. Zacks Investment Research raised Walt Disney from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 17th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets lifted their price objective on Walt Disney from $109.00 to $114.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 7th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Walt Disney currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $124.84.
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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 businesses under the ESPN, Disney, and Freeform brands; broadcast businesses, including ABC TV Network and eight owned television stations; and radio businesses.
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