Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by equities researchers at Loop Capital in a research report issued on Monday. They presently have a $106.00 target price on the entertainment giant’s stock. Loop Capital’s price target points to a potential downside of 4.15% from the company’s current price.

Several other equities research analysts have also recently weighed in on the company. Vetr raised Walt Disney from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $115.53 price objective for the company in a research report on Monday. Bank of America reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $144.00 target price (up from $130.00) on shares of Walt Disney in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. Zacks Investment Research cut Walt Disney from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. Pivotal Research reaffirmed a “sell” rating and issued a $93.00 target price (up from $91.00) on shares of Walt Disney in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. Finally, Rosenblatt Securities raised Walt Disney from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their target price for the stock from $115.00 to $130.00 in a research report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating, eighteen have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $116.15.

Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) traded up $0.17 on Monday, hitting $110.59. The stock had a trading volume of 10,514,200 shares, compared to its average volume of 7,664,608. Walt Disney has a 12 month low of $96.20 and a 12 month high of $116.10. The company has a quick ratio of 0.74, a current ratio of 0.81 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.42. The company has a market capitalization of $167,770.00, a PE ratio of 19.47, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.94 and a beta of 1.38.

Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 9th. The entertainment giant reported $1.07 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.12 by ($0.05). Walt Disney had a net margin of 16.29% and a return on equity of 19.66%. The business had revenue of $12.78 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $13.30 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.10 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was down 2.8% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts anticipate that Walt Disney will post 6.42 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of DIS. Bank of Montreal Can increased its stake in shares of Walt Disney by 29.5% in the second quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 1,691,943 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $179,768,000 after buying an additional 385,154 shares in the last quarter. First Financial Bank Trust Division increased its stake in shares of Walt Disney by 2.5% in the second quarter. First Financial Bank Trust Division now owns 61,807 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $6,567,000 after buying an additional 1,495 shares in the last quarter. Hays Advisory LLC increased its stake in shares of Walt Disney by 6.1% in the second quarter. Hays Advisory LLC now owns 2,348 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $249,000 after buying an additional 136 shares in the last quarter. Narwhal Capital Management increased its stake in shares of Walt Disney by 10.9% in the second quarter. Narwhal Capital Management now owns 39,895 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $4,239,000 after buying an additional 3,921 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Pennsylvania Trust Co increased its stake in shares of Walt Disney by 26.9% in the second quarter. Pennsylvania Trust Co now owns 219,535 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $23,326,000 after buying an additional 46,486 shares in the last quarter. 61.63% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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Walt Disney Company 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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