Today’s Ownership Action: Walt Disney Co’s (NYSE:DIS) Sentiment is 1.03

November 24, 2016 - By Marguerite Chambers   ·   0 Comments

Today's Ownership Action: Walt Disney Co's (NYSE:DIS) Sentiment is 1.03

Sentiment for Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS)

Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) institutional sentiment decreased to 1.03 in 2016 Q2. Its down -0.01, from 1.04 in 2016Q1. The ratio dived, as 716 funds increased or opened new equity positions, while 688 sold and reduced their stakes in Walt Disney Co. The funds in our partner’s database now possess: 909.47 million shares, down from 970.21 million shares in 2016Q1. Also, the number of funds holding Walt Disney Co in their top 10 equity positions decreased from 156 to 125 for a decrease of 31. Sold All: 66 Reduced: 622 Increased: 605 New Position: 111.

The Walt Disney Company is a diversified entertainment company. The company has a market cap of $158.04 billion. The Company’s business divisions include Media Networks, Parks and Resorts, Studio Entertainment, Consumer Products and Interactive. It has a 17.18 P/E ratio. The Media Networks segment includes cable and broadcast television networks, television production operations, television distribution, domestic television stations, and radio networks and stations.

The stock increased 0.56% or $0.55 on November 23, hitting $98.26. About 6.17 million shares traded hands. Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) has declined 5.31% since April 22, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 10.72% the S&P500.

Analysts await Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) to report earnings on February, 14. They expect $1.50 EPS, down 7.98% or $0.13 from last year’s $1.63 per share. DIS’s profit will be $2.41B for 16.38 P/E if the $1.50 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.10 actual EPS reported by Walt Disney Co for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 36.36% EPS growth.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with five business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media.”

Rit Capital Partners Plc holds 40.31% of its portfolio in Walt Disney Co for 481,800 shares. Lindsell Train Ltd owns 1.87 million shares or 9.95% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Klingenstein Fields & Co Llc has 9.08% invested in the company for 1.99 million shares. The United Kingdom-based Lansdowne Partners (Uk) Llp has invested 8.63% in the stock. Tukman Grossman Capital Management Inc, a California-based fund reported 1.39 million shares.#img1#

Insider Transactions: Since January 1, 0001, the stock had 0 insider purchases, and 3 sales for $2.58 million net activity.

Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 48% of The Walt Disney Company’s analysts are positive. Out of 27 Wall Street analysts rating The Walt Disney Company, 13 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 14 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $10.55 while the high is $136. The stock’s average target of $114.39 is 16.42% above today’s ($98.26) share price. DIS was included in 63 notes of analysts from July 24, 2015. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, September 29 by UBS. On Thursday, February 18 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Hold”. The stock has “Buy” rating given by Hilliard Lyons on Tuesday, August 25. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of DIS in a report on Monday, August 10 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, August 25 by Cowen & Co. The rating was maintained by FBR Capital on Friday, November 6 with “Outperform”. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Guggenheim given on Monday, November 16. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, August 11 by Citigroup. Credit Agricole initiated the stock with “Outperform” rating in Wednesday, September 2 report. The stock of Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) earned “Equal Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Friday, November 11.

DIS Company Profile

The Walt Disney Company, incorporated on July 28, 1995, is a diversified entertainment company. The Firm operates through five business divisions: Media Networks, Parks and Resorts, Studio Entertainment, Consumer Products and Interactive.

More notable recent Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “Walt Disney Co Is on Track to Have the Best Year in Box Office History” on November 22, 2016, also Fool.com with their article: “ESPN Subscriber Losses Finally Take Their Toll at Walt Disney Co” published on November 21, 2016, Fool.com published: “The Walt Disney Company Bought Back 74 Million Shares in 2016 — Should …” on November 23, 2016. More interesting news about Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) were released by: Fool.com and their article: “Better Buy: Walt Disney Co. vs. Netflix” published on November 15, 2016 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “6 Must-See Updates on Walt Disney Co.’s Business” with publication date: November 15, 2016.

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