American Trust Investment Advisors LLC grew its holdings in Walt Disney Company (The) (NYSE:DIS) by 2.8% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 12,361 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock after acquiring an additional 336 shares during the quarter. American Trust Investment Advisors LLC’s holdings in Walt Disney Company (The) were worth $1,313,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in the 1st quarter valued at about $144,000. Paragon Capital Management Ltd acquired a new stake in shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in the 1st quarter valued at about $200,000. Evanson Asset Management LLC boosted 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 purchasing an additional 104 shares during the period. Harwood Advisory Group LLC boosted 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 purchasing an additional 12 shares during the period. Finally, Doyle Wealth Management boosted 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 purchasing an additional 65 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 61.38% of the company’s stock.

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DIS has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Guggenheim reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $122.00 target price on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in a research report on Tuesday, September 5th. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $103.00 price objective (down from $110.00) on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in a research report on Friday. BidaskClub raised Walt Disney Company (The) from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, July 24th. BTIG Research reaffirmed a “sell” rating on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in a research report on Monday, September 25th. Finally, Sanford C. Bernstein reaffirmed a “market perform” rating on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in a research report on Tuesday, September 12th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have assigned a hold rating and nineteen have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Walt Disney Company (The) presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $113.92.

Walt Disney Company (DIS) opened at 100.07 on Monday. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $99.91 and a 200-day moving average price of $106.38. The firm has a market cap of $154.46 billion, a PE ratio of 17.75 and a beta of 1.40. Walt Disney Company has a one year low of $90.32 and a one year high of $116.10.

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 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 business had revenue of $14.24 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $14.44 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.62 earnings per share. Walt Disney Company (The)’s revenue for the quarter was down .3% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts predict that Walt Disney Company will post $5.81 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In related news, Director Maria Elena Lagomasino purchased 976 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 10th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $102.34 per share, with a total value of $99,883.84. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 7,513 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $768,880.42. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 13.00% of the company’s stock.

About Walt Disney Company (The)

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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