Research Analysts’ Weekly Ratings Changes for Walt Disney (DIS)

A number of research firms have changed their ratings and price targets for Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS):

  • 11/27/2019 – Walt Disney had its price target raised by analysts at Loop Capital from $165.00 to $170.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 11/27/2019 – Walt Disney had its price target raised by analysts at Imperial Capital from $141.00 to $143.00.
  • 11/25/2019 – Walt Disney is now covered by analysts at Consumer Edge. They set an “overweight” rating and a $175.00 price target on the stock.
  • 11/25/2019 – Walt Disney had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co.. They now have a $160.00 price target on the stock.
  • 11/20/2019 – Walt Disney had its price target raised by analysts at Imperial Capital from $141.00 to $143.00. They now have an “inline” rating on the stock.
  • 11/18/2019 – Walt Disney had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Rosenblatt Securities. They now have a $175.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $170.00.
  • 11/15/2019 – Walt Disney had its price target raised by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG from $132.00 to $139.00. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 11/14/2019 – Walt Disney had its price target raised by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from $150.00 to $160.00. They now have an “overweight” rating on the stock.
  • 11/13/2019 – Walt Disney was given a new $163.00 price target on by analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 11/11/2019 – Walt Disney had its price target raised by analysts at Imperial Capital from $139.00 to $141.00. They now have an “in-line” rating on the stock.
  • 11/11/2019 – Walt Disney had its price target raised by analysts at Argus from $143.00 to $160.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 11/11/2019 – Walt Disney had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Evercore ISI. They now have a $155.00 price target on the stock.
  • 11/8/2019 – Walt Disney had its price target lowered by analysts at Wells Fargo & Co from $173.00 to $167.00. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • 11/8/2019 – Walt Disney had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co.. They now have a $150.00 price target on the stock.

Shares of Walt Disney stock opened at $147.66 on Monday. Walt Disney Co has a 12 month low of $100.35 and a 12 month high of $153.41. The company has a quick ratio of 0.84, a current ratio of 0.90 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41. The stock has a market cap of $266.14 billion, a PE ratio of 25.59, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 5.53 and a beta of 1.01. The business has a fifty day simple moving average of $140.19 and a 200-day simple moving average of $137.78.

Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 7th. The entertainment giant reported $1.07 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.95 by $0.12. The firm had revenue of $19.10 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $19.02 billion. Walt Disney had a return on equity of 11.38% and a net margin of 15.89%. Walt Disney’s quarterly revenue was up 33.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $1.48 earnings per share. Analysts expect that Walt Disney Co will post 5.61 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a semi-annual dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, January 16th. Shareholders of record on Monday, December 16th will be given a dividend of $0.88 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, December 13th. This represents a yield of 1.2%. Walt Disney’s payout ratio is presently 30.50%.

In other Walt Disney news, CFO Christine M. Mccarthy sold 4,617 shares of Walt Disney stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $139.20, for a total transaction of $642,686.40. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 135,756 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $18,897,235.20. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, EVP Brent Woodford sold 4,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $152.16, for a total transaction of $608,640.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 36,479 shares in the company, valued at $5,550,644.64. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 12,617 shares of company stock worth $1,847,326. Company insiders own 0.36% of the company’s stock.

Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Marshall Wace LLP lifted its stake in shares of Walt Disney by 571.8% in the 2nd quarter. Marshall Wace LLP now owns 1,168,468 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $163,166,000 after purchasing an additional 994,529 shares during the last quarter. Halbert Hargrove Russell LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Walt Disney in the second quarter worth about $599,000. Markel Corp lifted its position in shares of Walt Disney by 0.9% in the second quarter. Markel Corp now owns 1,823,000 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $254,564,000 after buying an additional 16,500 shares during the last quarter. Cramer Rosenthal Mcglynn LLC bought a new stake in shares of Walt Disney during the 2nd quarter worth about $15,573,000. Finally, BP PLC boosted its stake in shares of Walt Disney by 2.0% during the 2nd quarter. BP PLC now owns 257,100 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $35,909,000 after acquiring an additional 4,961 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 64.14% of the company’s stock.

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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