Vicus Capital grew its stake in Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) by 37.2% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 4,910 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,331 shares during the quarter. Vicus Capital’s holdings in Walt Disney were worth $528,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
Several other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the company. Vantage Financial Partners Ltd. Inc. bought a new position in Walt Disney during the second quarter worth about $925,000. Legacy Advisors LLC bought a new position in Walt Disney during the third quarter worth about $137,000. Cerebellum GP LLC bought a new position in Walt Disney during the fourth quarter worth about $142,000. Malaga Cove Capital LLC bought a new position in Walt Disney during the third quarter worth about $140,000. Finally, Krilogy Financial LLC increased its position in Walt Disney by 13.2% during the second quarter. Krilogy Financial LLC now owns 1,422 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $151,000 after acquiring an additional 166 shares during the period. 62.63% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.
NYSE:DIS opened at $100.35 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43, a quick ratio of 0.80 and a current ratio of 0.87. Walt Disney Co has a one year low of $96.20 and a one year high of $116.10. The company has a market cap of $151,796.09, a P/E ratio of 17.61, a price-to-earnings-growth 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 expect that Walt Disney Co will post 6.95 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
In related news, Director Aylwin B. Lewis sold 1,797 shares of Walt Disney stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, February 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $108.39, for a total transaction of $194,776.83. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 85,636 shares in the company, valued at approximately $9,282,086.04. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. 0.38% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
A number of equities analysts recently commented on DIS shares. Barclays set a $105.00 price target on shares of Walt Disney and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 23rd. Edward Jones lowered shares of Walt Disney from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, December 15th. Wells Fargo reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $135.00 target price on shares of Walt Disney in a report on Friday, December 15th. Vetr raised shares of Walt Disney from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $111.60 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday. Finally, Credit Suisse Group reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Walt Disney in a report on Friday, December 22nd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating, sixteen have assigned a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Walt Disney currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $118.82.
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About Walt Disney
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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