Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the twenty-nine analysts that are covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, thirteen have given a hold recommendation and thirteen have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $126.08.

A number of analysts recently commented on the company. BMO Capital Markets decreased their price target on Walt Disney from $150.00 to $140.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, May 6th. Imperial Capital reissued a “sell” rating and issued a $105.00 target price on shares of Walt Disney in a research report on Monday, June 22nd. Atlantic Securities raised Walt Disney from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating and decreased their target price for the stock from $153.00 to $119.00 in a research report on Thursday, April 2nd. Cfra decreased their target price on Walt Disney from $160.00 to $120.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, April 7th. Finally, TheStreet downgraded Walt Disney from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 12th.

Shares of DIS traded down $0.01 on Tuesday, reaching $111.51. 10,559,593 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 18,087,465. The company has a current ratio of 0.94, a quick ratio of 0.89 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.45. The stock has a market cap of $201.42 billion, a PE ratio of 37.67, a PEG ratio of 11.64 and a beta of 1.09. The stock’s 50 day simple moving average is $116.00 and its two-hundred day simple moving average is $121.83. Walt Disney has a 52-week low of $79.07 and a 52-week high of $153.41.

Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 5th. The entertainment giant reported $0.60 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.83 by ($0.23). The business had revenue of $18.01 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $17.49 billion. Walt Disney had a net margin of 6.88% and a return on equity of 9.09%. The business’s revenue was up 20.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $1.61 earnings per share. Analysts forecast that Walt Disney will post 1.49 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of DIS. TD Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in Walt Disney during the first quarter worth about $29,000. Carolina Wealth Advisors LLC increased its holdings in shares of Walt Disney by 53.3% in the first quarter. Carolina Wealth Advisors LLC now owns 328 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $32,000 after buying an additional 114 shares during the period. Sofos Investments Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Walt Disney by 238.5% in the first quarter. Sofos Investments Inc. now owns 1,300 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $33,000 after buying an additional 916 shares during the period. Cox Capital Mgt LLC purchased a new position in shares of Walt Disney in the first quarter worth about $34,000. Finally, Marquette Asset Management LLC increased its holdings in shares of Walt Disney by 3,500.0% in the first quarter. Marquette Asset Management LLC now owns 360 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $35,000 after buying an additional 350 shares during the period. 62.81% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About Walt Disney

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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