S. Muoio & CO. LLC trimmed its stake in shares of Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) by 9.1% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 4,980 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock after selling 500 shares during the quarter. S. Muoio & CO. LLC’s holdings in Walt Disney were worth $695,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Several other hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in DIS. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund raised its position in shares of Walt Disney by 14,778.0% during the 4th quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 53,195,820 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $485,000 after buying an additional 52,838,274 shares in the last quarter. FMR LLC raised its position in shares of Walt Disney by 37.2% during the 1st quarter. FMR LLC now owns 33,901,641 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $3,764,098,000 after buying an additional 9,190,235 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. raised its position in shares of Walt Disney by 6.5% during the 4th quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 92,790,946 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $10,174,527,000 after buying an additional 5,639,712 shares in the last quarter. Cortland Advisers LLC bought a new stake in shares of Walt Disney during the 4th quarter worth about $118,918,000. Finally, Clearbridge Investments LLC raised its position in shares of Walt Disney by 10.5% during the 1st quarter. Clearbridge Investments LLC now owns 10,855,844 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $1,205,324,000 after buying an additional 1,031,035 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 64.27% of the company’s stock.

Several brokerages have recently issued reports on DIS. Morgan Stanley set a $160.00 price objective on shares of Walt Disney and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, August 2nd. Rosenblatt Securities reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $175.00 price objective on shares of Walt Disney in a research note on Monday, May 6th. Guggenheim reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $157.00 price objective on shares of Walt Disney in a research note on Tuesday, April 23rd. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $150.00 price objective on shares of Walt Disney in a research note on Wednesday, August 7th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets lifted their price objective on shares of Walt Disney from $140.00 to $170.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 7th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and nineteen have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $148.22.

Shares of DIS traded down $0.38 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $134.75. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 139,525 shares, compared to its average volume of 10,164,042. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $140.82 and a 200 day moving average price of $128.94. The stock has a market capitalization of $243.55 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.05, a PEG ratio of 4.40 and a beta of 0.96. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.38, a current ratio of 0.70 and a quick ratio of 0.67. Walt Disney Co has a fifty-two week low of $100.35 and a fifty-two week high of $147.15.

Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, August 6th. The entertainment giant reported $1.35 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.76 by ($0.41). The firm had revenue of $20.25 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $21.40 billion. Walt Disney had a return on equity of 13.08% and a net margin of 19.02%. The business’s revenue was up 32.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business earned $1.87 earnings per share. As a group, equities analysts anticipate that Walt Disney Co will post 6.02 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a Semi-Annual dividend, which was paid on Thursday, July 25th. Stockholders of record on Monday, July 8th were given a $0.88 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, July 5th. Walt Disney’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 24.86%.

In other news, EVP Zenia B. Mucha sold 49,561 shares of Walt Disney stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $140.00, for a total value of $6,938,540.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, EVP Brent Woodford sold 2,000 shares of Walt Disney stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, July 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $144.25, for a total transaction of $288,500.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders sold 154,423 shares of company stock worth $21,743,165. 0.36% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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 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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