Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) Upgraded at Vetr

Vetr upgraded shares of Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report released on Monday, January 1st. They currently have $112.50 price objective on the entertainment giant’s stock.

DIS has been the topic of several other reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Walt Disney from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Edward Jones lowered Walt Disney from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Friday, December 15th. Wells Fargo & Co restated a buy rating and set a $135.00 price target on shares of Walt Disney in a research note on Friday, December 15th. Barclays decreased their price objective on Walt Disney from $98.00 to $94.00 and set an equal weight rating on the stock in a report on Friday, October 13th. Finally, B. Riley reaffirmed a hold rating and set a $101.00 price objective (up from $97.00) on shares of Walt Disney in a report on Friday, November 10th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating, eighteen have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Walt Disney presently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $115.77.

Walt Disney (DIS) traded down $0.47 during trading on Monday, hitting $109.47. The stock had a trading volume of 6,056,200 shares, compared to its average volume of 7,660,643. Walt Disney has a twelve month low of $96.20 and a twelve month high of $116.10. The company has a quick ratio of 0.74, a current ratio of 0.81 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.42. The company has a market capitalization of $166,690.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.27, a PEG ratio of 2.38 and a beta of 1.38.

Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The entertainment giant reported $1.07 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.12 by ($0.05). Walt Disney had a net margin of 14.59% and a return on equity of 16.71%. The firm had revenue of $12.78 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $13.30 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $1.10 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was down 2.8% on a year-over-year basis. analysts predict that Walt Disney will post 6.23 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a Semi-Annual dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, January 11th. Stockholders of record on Monday, December 11th will be issued a $0.84 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 8th. Walt Disney’s payout ratio is currently 29.58%.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. North Star Investment Management Corp. raised its position in Walt Disney by 2.5% in the 4th quarter. North Star Investment Management Corp. now owns 33,369 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $3,587,000 after purchasing an additional 800 shares during the last quarter. Country Trust Bank raised its position in Walt Disney by 1.8% in the 4th quarter. Country Trust Bank now owns 165,761 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $17,821,000 after purchasing an additional 2,954 shares during the last quarter. Trust Co raised its position in Walt Disney by 1.8% in the 3rd quarter. Trust Co now owns 31,888 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $3,143,000 after purchasing an additional 563 shares during the last quarter. LVM Capital Management Ltd. MI raised its position in shares of Walt Disney by 1.6% during the 4th quarter. LVM Capital Management Ltd. MI now owns 83,992 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $9,030,000 after acquiring an additional 1,315 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Windward Capital Management Co. CA raised its position in shares of Walt Disney by 129.8% during the 4th quarter. Windward Capital Management Co. CA now owns 115,084 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $12,372,000 after acquiring an additional 64,997 shares during the last quarter. 61.52% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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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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