Trillium Asset Management LLC lessened its position in Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) by 14.8% in the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 2,986 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock after selling 520 shares during the period. Trillium Asset Management LLC’s holdings in Walt Disney were worth $327,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
Other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Eagle Capital Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Walt Disney by 2.3% during the 3rd quarter. Eagle Capital Management LLC now owns 26,193 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $3,063,000 after purchasing an additional 589 shares during the period. HC Financial Advisors Inc. raised its stake 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 valued at $3,742,000 after purchasing an additional 3,495 shares during the period. Parkwood LLC bought a new stake in shares of Walt Disney during the 3rd quarter valued at $4,605,000. Putnam FL Investment Management Co. raised its stake in shares of Walt Disney by 1.3% during the 3rd quarter. Putnam FL Investment Management Co. now owns 132,071 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $15,444,000 after purchasing an additional 1,730 shares during the period. Finally, Brown Advisory Inc. raised its stake in shares of Walt Disney by 4.6% during the 3rd quarter. Brown Advisory Inc. now owns 1,150,770 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $134,570,000 after purchasing an additional 50,941 shares during the period. 65.92% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
In related news, EVP Zenia B. Mucha sold 33,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, April 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $128.88, for a total transaction of $4,253,040.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, EVP Brent Woodford sold 2,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $114.35, for a total value of $228,700.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 26,517 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,032,218.95. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 0.36% of the stock is owned by insiders.
Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, May 8th. The entertainment giant reported $1.61 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate 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 period in the previous year, the business earned $1.84 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 2.6% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, equities research analysts predict that Walt Disney Co will post 6.8 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
A number of analysts recently issued reports on the company. Citigroup boosted their price objective on Walt Disney from $126.00 to $132.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 9th. Imperial Capital boosted their price objective on Walt Disney from $139.00 to $147.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 7th. BMO Capital Markets boosted their price objective on Walt Disney from $140.00 to $170.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 7th. BTIG Research upgraded Walt Disney from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, April 15th. Finally, Rosenblatt Securities assumed coverage on Walt Disney in a research note on Tuesday, April 2nd. They set a “buy” rating and a $150.00 price objective on the stock. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and nineteen have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $142.36.
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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 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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