Vantage Financial Partners Ltd. Inc. lifted its position in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) by 18.4% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 10,300 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,600 shares during the quarter. The Walt Disney makes up 0.7% of Vantage Financial Partners Ltd. Inc.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 21st biggest holding. Vantage Financial Partners Ltd. Inc.’s holdings in The Walt Disney were worth $1,111,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in DIS. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake in The Walt Disney by 2.2% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 98,803,049 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $10,497,824,000 after acquiring an additional 2,131,932 shares during the last quarter. Northern Trust Corp raised its stake in The Walt Disney by 2.5% during the 2nd quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 20,462,287 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $2,174,118,000 after acquiring an additional 500,349 shares during the last quarter. Legal & General Group Plc raised its stake in The Walt Disney by 3.8% during the 3rd quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 8,186,026 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $806,872,000 after acquiring an additional 300,973 shares during the last quarter. Parnassus Investments CA raised its stake in The Walt Disney by 19.3% during the 3rd quarter. Parnassus Investments CA now owns 6,941,130 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $684,187,000 after acquiring an additional 1,123,949 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership raised its stake in The Walt Disney by 44.6% during the 4th quarter. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership now owns 6,032,917 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $648,599,000 after acquiring an additional 1,860,702 shares during the last quarter. 62.61% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Several research firms have commented on DIS. Royal Bank of Canada upped their price objective on The Walt Disney to $135.00 and gave the company a “top pick” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 3rd. Vetr downgraded The Walt Disney from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $113.39 target price for the company. in a research note on Wednesday, January 3rd. Rosenblatt Securities raised The Walt Disney from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their target price for the stock from $115.00 to $130.00 in a research note on Wednesday, January 3rd. B. Riley reissued a “hold” rating and set a $122.00 target price on shares of The Walt Disney in a research note on Monday, January 29th. Finally, Loop Capital reissued a “hold” rating and set a $106.00 target price on shares of The Walt Disney in a research note on Monday, January 22nd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating, sixteen have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $118.64.

NYSE DIS opened at $99.23 on Friday. The Walt Disney Company has a 1-year low of $96.20 and a 1-year high of $115.90. The company has a market capitalization of $152,096.83, a P/E ratio of 17.41, a PEG ratio of 1.46 and a beta of 1.30. The company has a quick ratio of 0.80, a current ratio of 0.87 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43.

The Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 6th. The entertainment giant reported $1.89 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.61 by $0.28. The Walt Disney had a return on equity of 20.44% and a net margin of 19.61%. The firm had revenue of $15.35 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $15.47 billion. During the same period last year, the business posted $1.55 EPS. The Walt Disney’s quarterly revenue was up 3.8% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts expect that The Walt Disney Company will post 6.92 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other The Walt Disney news, Director Aylwin B. Lewis sold 1,797 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, February 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $108.39, for a total transaction of $194,776.83. Following the sale, the director now owns 85,636 shares in the company, valued at approximately $9,282,086.04. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. 0.38% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

The Walt Disney 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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