Walt Disney Company (The) (DIS) Shares Bought by Ballentine Partners LLC

Ballentine Partners LLC raised its holdings in shares of Walt Disney Company (The) (NYSE:DIS) by 67.8% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 23,764 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock after acquiring an additional 9,599 shares during the quarter. Ballentine Partners LLC’s holdings in Walt Disney Company (The) were worth $2,527,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the company. Highstreet Asset Management Inc. bought a new position in shares of Walt Disney Company (The) during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $234,000. Everett Harris & Co. CA grew its stake in shares of Walt Disney Company (The) by 0.3% during the 2nd quarter. Everett Harris & Co. CA now owns 1,145,822 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $121,744,000 after acquiring an additional 3,163 shares in the last quarter. GW Henssler & Associates Ltd. grew its stake in shares of Walt Disney Company (The) by 1.4% during the 2nd quarter. GW Henssler & Associates Ltd. now owns 199,747 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $21,223,000 after acquiring an additional 2,819 shares in the last quarter. Gamco Investors INC. ET AL grew its stake in shares of Walt Disney Company (The) by 3.6% during the 2nd quarter. Gamco Investors INC. ET AL now owns 99,520 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $10,574,000 after acquiring an additional 3,470 shares in the last quarter. Finally, BARING ASSET MANAGEMENT Ltd grew its stake in shares of Walt Disney Company (The) by 4.0% during the 2nd quarter. BARING ASSET MANAGEMENT Ltd now owns 12,966 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $1,377,000 after acquiring an additional 496 shares in the last quarter. 61.37% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

In other Walt Disney Company (The) news, Director Maria Elena Lagomasino purchased 976 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 10th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $102.34 per share, with a total value of $99,883.84. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 7,513 shares in the company, valued at $768,880.42. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. 13.00% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Several equities analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Walt Disney Company (The) from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday. Citigroup Inc. reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $119.00 target price on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $130.00 target price on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Morgan Stanley decreased their target price on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) from $130.00 to $120.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Finally, Vetr downgraded Walt Disney Company (The) from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $110.51 price target for the company. in a report on Thursday, October 19th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have given a hold rating, eighteen have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $113.40.

Walt Disney Company (NYSE DIS) opened at $98.64 on Monday. Walt Disney Company has a 12 month low of $92.11 and a 12 month high of $116.10. The company has a quick ratio of 0.93, a current ratio of 1.00 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41. The stock has a market capitalization of $152,248.95, a P/E ratio of 17.22, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.13 and a beta of 1.37.

Walt Disney Company (The) (NYSE:DIS) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. The entertainment giant reported $1.58 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.53 by $0.05. Walt Disney Company (The) had a return on equity of 19.69% and a net margin of 16.22%. The firm had revenue of $14.24 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $14.44 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $1.62 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was down .3% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts anticipate that Walt Disney Company will post 5.76 EPS for the current year.

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Walt Disney Company (The) 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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