USS Investment Management Ltd Takes $5.85 Million Position in Walt Disney Company (The) (DIS)

USS Investment Management Ltd purchased a new stake in shares of Walt Disney Company (The) (NYSE:DIS) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor purchased 55,100 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock, valued at approximately $5,854,000.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in DIS. Tarbox Group Inc. lifted its holdings in Walt Disney Company (The) by 409.5% in the first quarter. Tarbox Group Inc. now owns 2,828 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $321,000 after buying an additional 2,273 shares during the period. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board lifted its holdings in Walt Disney Company (The) by 8,245.5% in the first quarter. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board now owns 670,726 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $76,054,000 after buying an additional 662,689 shares during the period. Markel Corp lifted its holdings in Walt Disney Company (The) by 1.0% in the first quarter. Markel Corp now owns 1,663,200 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $188,590,000 after buying an additional 17,000 shares during the period. Arete Wealth Advisors LLC lifted its holdings in Walt Disney Company (The) by 52.0% in the first quarter. Arete Wealth Advisors LLC now owns 4,202 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $476,000 after buying an additional 1,437 shares during the period. Finally, Grandfield & Dodd LLC lifted its holdings in Walt Disney Company (The) by 44.1% in the first quarter. Grandfield & Dodd LLC now owns 71,879 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $8,150,000 after buying an additional 21,995 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 60.40% of the company’s stock.

Several equities analysts recently weighed in on DIS shares. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Walt Disney Company (The) from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, July 24th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Walt Disney Company (The) from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, November 3rd. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $130.00 price objective on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 22nd. Vetr upgraded shares of Walt Disney Company (The) from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $110.51 price objective on the stock in a report on Wednesday, October 11th. Finally, Barclays PLC cut their target price on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) from $98.00 to $94.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, October 13th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, sixteen have issued a hold rating and eighteen have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $112.56.

Shares of Walt Disney Company (DIS) opened at $102.75 on Tuesday. The company has a market cap of $158,590.00, a PE ratio of 18.15, a P/E/G ratio of 2.20 and a beta of 1.37. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.42, a quick ratio of 0.74 and a current ratio of 0.81. Walt Disney Company has a twelve month low of $96.20 and a twelve month high of $116.10.

Walt Disney Company (The) (NYSE:DIS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 9th. The entertainment giant reported $1.07 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.12 by ($0.05). Walt Disney Company (The) had a return on equity of 19.66% and a net margin of 16.29%. The business had revenue of $12.78 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $13.30 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $1.10 EPS. Walt Disney Company (The)’s revenue for the quarter was down 2.8% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts forecast that Walt Disney Company will post 6.24 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Walt Disney Company (The) 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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