WASHINGTON TRUST Co Raises Holdings in Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS)
WASHINGTON TRUST Co increased its position in Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) by 2.6% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 95,265 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,438 shares during the period. WASHINGTON TRUST Co’s holdings in Walt Disney were worth $9,390,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
Other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Tortoise Investment Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Walt Disney by 0.6% during the 2nd quarter. Tortoise Investment Management LLC now owns 2,269 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $241,000 after buying an additional 14 shares in the last quarter. Burt Wealth Advisors grew its holdings in shares of Walt Disney by 0.5% in the 2nd quarter. Burt Wealth Advisors now owns 3,182 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $338,000 after acquiring an additional 15 shares during the period. Sonata Capital Group Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Walt Disney by 0.7% in the 2nd quarter. Sonata Capital Group Inc. now owns 2,732 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $290,000 after acquiring an additional 20 shares during the period. Leisure Capital Management grew its holdings in shares of Walt Disney by 0.5% in the 2nd quarter. Leisure Capital Management now owns 4,449 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $473,000 after acquiring an additional 20 shares during the period. Finally, First Capital Advisors Group LLC. grew its holdings in shares of Walt Disney by 0.4% in the 2nd quarter. First Capital Advisors Group LLC. now owns 6,515 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $692,000 after acquiring an additional 24 shares during the period. 61.62% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
A number of research firms recently weighed in on DIS. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $130.00 price target on Walt Disney and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. JPMorgan Chase & Co. set a $125.00 target price on Walt Disney and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, November 10th. Rosenblatt Securities upgraded Walt Disney from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their target price for the company from $115.00 to $130.00 in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Zacks Investment Research cut Walt Disney from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. Finally, Vetr cut Walt Disney from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $106.77 price objective on the stock. in a report on Monday, November 13th. Four investment 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 stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $117.25.
Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The entertainment giant reported $1.07 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.12 by ($0.05). The business had revenue of $12.78 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $13.30 billion. Walt Disney had a net margin of 16.29% and a return on equity of 19.66%. The firm’s revenue was down 2.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $1.10 earnings per share. sell-side analysts predict that Walt Disney Co will post 6.42 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently announced a Semi-Annual dividend, which was paid on Thursday, January 11th. Stockholders of record on Monday, December 11th were paid a dividend of $0.84 per share. The ex-dividend date was Friday, December 8th. Walt Disney’s dividend payout ratio is presently 29.58%.
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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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