Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) Holdings Boosted by Ancora Advisors LLC

Ancora Advisors LLC raised its position in Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) by 4.6% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 127,607 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock after purchasing an additional 5,626 shares during the quarter. Ancora Advisors LLC’s holdings in Walt Disney were worth $13,993,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the business. HC Financial Advisors Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Walt Disney by 12.3% during the 3rd quarter. HC Financial Advisors Inc. now owns 32,000 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $3,742,000 after buying an additional 3,495 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc raised its holdings in shares of Walt Disney by 0.5% during the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 103,729,219 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $12,130,095,000 after buying an additional 553,232 shares in the last quarter. Independent Investors Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Walt Disney by 2.5% during the 4th quarter. Independent Investors Inc. now owns 51,438 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $5,640,000 after buying an additional 1,275 shares in the last quarter. Watermark Asset Management Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Walt Disney by 52.2% during the 4th quarter. Watermark Asset Management Inc. now owns 446 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $49,000 after buying an additional 153 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Cozad Asset Management Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Walt Disney by 6.9% during the 4th quarter. Cozad Asset Management Inc. now owns 3,053 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $335,000 after buying an additional 197 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 64.23% of the company’s stock.

In other Walt Disney news, EVP Zenia B. Mucha sold 33,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, April 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $128.88, for a total value of $4,253,040.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, EVP Brent Woodford sold 2,200 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $138.23, for a total value of $304,106.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 39,200 shares of company stock valued at $5,098,106. Insiders own 0.36% of the company’s stock.

DIS has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Rosenblatt Securities initiated coverage on Walt Disney in a report on Tuesday, April 2nd. They set a “buy” rating and a $150.00 price target for the company. Citigroup initiated coverage on Walt Disney in a report on Tuesday, April 2nd. They set a “buy” rating and a $150.00 price target for the company. Goldman Sachs Group initiated coverage on Walt Disney in a report on Thursday, April 4th. They set a “buy” rating and a $142.00 price target for the company. Bank of America set a $144.00 price target on Walt Disney and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, April 12th. Finally, UBS Group set a $128.00 price target on Walt Disney and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, April 12th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and nineteen have given a buy rating to the company. Walt Disney has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $143.68.

Shares of DIS opened at $141.74 on Friday. Walt Disney Co has a 12-month low of $100.35 and a 12-month high of $142.37. The company has a quick ratio of 0.74, a current ratio of 0.77 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.36. The stock has a market capitalization of $243.10 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.02, a PEG ratio of 3.61 and a beta of 0.97.

Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, May 8th. The entertainment giant reported $1.61 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.59 by $0.02. Walt Disney had a return on equity of 15.67% and a net margin of 22.55%. The business had revenue of $14.92 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $14.53 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $1.84 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.6% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, research analysts forecast that Walt Disney Co will post 6.67 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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About Walt Disney

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an entertainment company worldwide. The company's Media Networks segment operates cable programming businesses under the ESPN, Disney, and Freeform brands; broadcast businesses, including ABC TV Network and eight owned television stations; and radio businesses.

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