Walt Disney (DIS) Stock Rating Upgraded by Vetr

Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) was upgraded by equities researchers at Vetr from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report released on Friday. The firm presently has a $113.13 price target on the entertainment giant’s stock. Vetr‘s price objective suggests a potential upside of 14.81% from the stock’s current price.

DIS has been the topic of several other reports. Barclays set a $105.00 target price on shares of Walt Disney and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 23rd. Edward Jones downgraded shares of Walt Disney from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 15th. Wells Fargo reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $135.00 target price on shares of Walt Disney in a research report on Friday, December 15th. Credit Suisse Group restated a “buy” rating on shares of Walt Disney in a report on Friday, December 22nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Walt Disney from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 13th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating, sixteen have given a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company. Walt Disney has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $118.89.

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Shares of Walt Disney (DIS) opened at $98.54 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 0.87, a quick ratio of 0.80 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43. Walt Disney has a 1 year low of $96.20 and a 1 year high of $116.10. The company has a market cap of $151,269.81, a P/E ratio of 13.98, a P/E/G ratio of 1.72 and a beta of 1.30.

Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, February 6th. The entertainment giant reported $1.89 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.61 by $0.28. Walt Disney had a net margin of 19.61% and a return on equity of 20.44%. The business had revenue of $15.35 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $15.47 billion. During the same period last year, the company earned $1.55 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 3.8% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts predict that Walt Disney will post 6.92 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, Director Aylwin B. Lewis sold 1,797 shares of Walt Disney stock in a transaction on Monday, February 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $108.39, for a total value of $194,776.83. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 85,636 shares in the company, valued at approximately $9,282,086.04. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Insiders own 0.38% of the company’s stock.

Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in DIS. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its position in Walt Disney by 2.2% in 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 purchasing an additional 2,131,932 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp grew its position in Walt Disney by 2.5% in 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 purchasing an additional 500,349 shares during the period. Geode Capital Management LLC grew its position in Walt Disney by 0.4% in the 4th quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 16,886,345 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $1,811,851,000 after purchasing an additional 61,296 shares during the period. Franklin Resources Inc. grew its position in Walt Disney by 1.5% in the 4th quarter. Franklin Resources Inc. now owns 13,496,173 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $1,450,978,000 after purchasing an additional 194,342 shares during the period. Finally, Clearbridge Investments LLC grew its position in Walt Disney by 1.5% in the 4th quarter. Clearbridge Investments LLC now owns 8,518,119 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $915,783,000 after purchasing an additional 129,750 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 62.56% of the company’s stock.

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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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