Two Sigma Securities LLC raised its stake in shares of Walt Disney Company (The) (NYSE:DIS) by 6.0% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 12,510 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock after buying an additional 708 shares during the period. Two Sigma Securities LLC’s holdings in Walt Disney Company (The) were worth $1,419,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. HM Capital Management LLC raised its stake in Walt Disney Company (The) by 0.5% in the first quarter. HM Capital Management LLC now owns 2,690 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $305,000 after buying an additional 14 shares during the last quarter. Fox Run Management L.L.C. acquired a new stake in Walt Disney Company (The) during the first quarter valued at about $1,270,000. Triangle Securities Wealth Management raised its stake in Walt Disney Company (The) by 0.5% in the first quarter. Triangle Securities Wealth Management now owns 28,049 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $3,180,000 after buying an additional 135 shares during the last quarter. Kentucky Retirement Systems acquired a new stake in Walt Disney Company (The) during the fourth quarter valued at about $11,073,000. Finally, Kentucky Retirement Systems Insurance Trust Fund acquired a new stake in Walt Disney Company (The) during the fourth quarter valued at about $4,940,000. 62.42% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Walt Disney Company (DIS) traded up 0.31% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $101.66. 2,864,768 shares of the stock traded hands. Walt Disney Company has a one year low of $90.32 and a one year high of $116.10. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $106.14 and a 200-day moving average price of $109.28. The stock has a market capitalization of $156.91 billion, a PE ratio of 18.03 and a beta of 1.40.

Walt Disney Company (The) (NYSE:DIS) last issued 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. The firm had revenue of $14.24 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $14.44 billion. Walt Disney Company (The) had a net margin of 16.22% and a return on equity of 19.69%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down .3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $1.62 EPS. Equities analysts anticipate that Walt Disney Company will post $5.90 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a Semi-Annual dividend, which was paid on Thursday, July 27th. Stockholders of record on Monday, July 10th were given a $0.78 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, July 6th. Walt Disney Company (The)’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 27.56%.

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A number of research analysts have weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub raised shares of Walt Disney Company (The) from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, July 24th. Credit Suisse Group reissued a “buy” rating and set a $125.00 target price on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in a research report on Sunday, May 28th. Morgan Stanley boosted their target price on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) from $124.00 to $130.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 20th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) reissued a “conviction-buy” rating and set a $138.00 target price on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in a research report on Wednesday, April 26th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “buy” rating and set a $125.00 target price (down previously from $130.00) on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in a research report on Monday, May 15th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, sixteen have given a hold rating and seventeen have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $115.19.

In other news, Chairman Robert A. Iger sold 797,578 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, June 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $105.09, for a total value of $83,817,472.02. Following the transaction, the chairman now owns 1,566,484 shares in the company, valued at approximately $164,621,803.56. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 0.38% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Walt Disney Company (The) (NYSE:DIS)

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