Catalyst Capital Advisors LLC Acquires 28,510 Shares of The Walt Disney Company (DIS)

Catalyst Capital Advisors LLC raised its holdings in shares of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) by 9,831.0% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 28,800 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock after purchasing an additional 28,510 shares during the quarter. Catalyst Capital Advisors LLC’s holdings in The Walt Disney were worth $3,096,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Pegasus Partners Ltd. purchased a new stake in The Walt Disney during the fourth quarter valued at about $1,049,000. Brookstone Capital Management lifted its holdings in The Walt Disney by 16.3% during the fourth quarter. Brookstone Capital Management now owns 5,707 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $614,000 after purchasing an additional 798 shares during the last quarter. Cypress Capital Management LLC increased its position in shares of The Walt Disney by 4.2% during the fourth quarter. Cypress Capital Management LLC now owns 15,218 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $1,636,000 after buying an additional 610 shares during the period. Keeler Thomas Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of The Walt Disney during the fourth quarter valued at about $4,072,000. Finally, IPG Investment Advisors LLC increased its position in shares of The Walt Disney by 2.7% during the fourth quarter. IPG Investment Advisors LLC now owns 69,123 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $7,431,000 after buying an additional 1,814 shares during the period. 62.58% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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In other The Walt Disney news, Director Aylwin B. Lewis sold 1,797 shares of the 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 transaction, the director now directly owns 85,636 shares in the company, valued at $9,282,086.04. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 0.38% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Shares of NYSE DIS opened at $100.24 on Tuesday. The Walt Disney Company has a one year low of $96.20 and a one year high of $116.10. The company has a current ratio of 0.87, a quick ratio of 0.80 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43. The company has a market cap of $150,893.89, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.59, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.57 and a beta of 1.30.

The Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 6th. The entertainment giant reported $1.89 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.61 by $0.28. The 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 analysts’ expectations of $15.47 billion. During the same period last year, the business earned $1.55 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 3.8% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts predict that The Walt Disney Company will post 6.92 EPS for the current fiscal year.

DIS has been the topic of several analyst reports. Jefferies Group reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $112.00 price target on shares of The Walt Disney in a research report on Wednesday, February 7th. Pivotal Research reiterated a “sell” rating and set a $93.00 price target (up from $91.00) on shares of The Walt Disney in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. B. Riley upped their price target on The Walt Disney from $122.00 to $125.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 7th. Vetr cut The Walt Disney from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $111.04 price target on the stock. in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, Loop Capital upped their price target on The Walt Disney from $106.00 to $108.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 31st. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating, sixteen have given a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $118.70.

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The Walt Disney Profile

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an entertainment company worldwide. The company's Media Networks segment operates cable programming services under the brand ESPN, Disney, and Freeform; broadcast businesses, which include the ABC TV Network and eight owned television stations; radio businesses consisting of the ESPN Radio network; and the Radio Disney network.

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