Published: Fri, May 19, 2017
Culture | By Stewart Greene

Susan E. Arnold Sells 12143 Shares of Walt Disney Co (DIS) Stock

The Walt Disney Company (DIS) will report its next earnings on May 09 AMC. 692,926 were reported by Amp Invsts Ltd. 1832 Asset Mngmt LP has invested 0.33% in Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS). Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) has risen 6.00% since April 18, 2017 and is uptrending. Loop Capital lowered shares of Walt Disney from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating and cut their price target for the stock from $115.00 to $114.44 in a research note on Monday, April 24th. Barclays Capital upgraded the stock to "Equal Weight" rating in Friday, November 11 report. Additionally, The Walt Disney Company (DIS) stock price has gone down by -6.20% over the last 20 trading days, and its price is -8.11% below the 52-week high. Pivotal Research initiated the shares of DIS in report on Tuesday, October 20 with "Hold" rating. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating and seventeen have given a buy rating to the stock. Drexel Hamilton downgraded the shares of DIS in report on Monday, September 26 to "Hold" rating. The Wisconsin-based Madison Inv Hldg has invested 0.27% in Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS). The stock has a market capitalization of $166.94 billion, a PE ratio of 18.60 and a beta of 1.25. The company's 50 day moving average price is $113.04 and its 200-day moving average price is $107.07. In this case, shares are down -1.57% from $129, the 52-week high touched on March 15, 2017, and are keeping their losses at 14.87% for the past 12 months. Walt Disney also was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Wednesday. The Beta for the stock stands at 1.88. This represents an increase of approximately 225% compared to the average daily volume of 2,249 put options.

Many analysts are providing their Estimated Earnings analysis for The Walt Disney Company and for the current quarter 29 analysts have projected that the stock could give an Average Earnings estimate of $1.63/share. The entertainment giant reported $1.50 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.45 by $0.05. Walt Disney had a return on equity of 19.43% and a net margin of 16.29%. The business had revenue of $13.34 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $13.44 billion. The company reported revenue of $0 in the same period a year ago.

The Walt Disney Company (DIS) has been given an average price target of $118.96 from analysts, according to data collected by Finviz.

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For the past 5 years, The Walt Disney Company's EPS growth has been almost 17.9%. Also, Director Susan E. Arnold sold 12,143 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 11th. Lafleur & Godfrey Llc sold 44,375 shares as the company's stock 0.00%. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 48,673 shares of the company's stock, valued at $5,306,330.46. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link.

In other news, EVP Brent Woodford sold 2,000 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, April 18th. The company maintains price to book ratio of 3.85. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Since December 8, 2016, it had 0 insider buys, and 12 sales for $13.39 million activity.

Other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Chartist Inc Ca has invested 0% in Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS). Private Capital Advisors Inc. now owns 36,850 shares of the entertainment giant's stock worth $4,178,000 after buying an additional 300 shares in the last quarter. Cfo4life Limited Partnership has 0.25% invested in Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS). Stock Yards Comml Bank And holds 1.64% or 119,650 shares. Brighton Jones LLC increased its position in shares of Walt Disney by 636.7% in the first quarter. The firm owned 10,445 shares of the entertainment giant's stock after selling 429 shares during the period. West Coast Financial LLC raised its stake in Walt Disney by 6.9% in the third quarter. Meridian Wealth Management LLC now owns 11,691 shares of the entertainment giant's stock worth $1,326,000 after buying an additional 425 shares during the period. Connecticut-based Bradley Foster Sargent Inc Ct has invested 1.62% in Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS). The firm owned 4,636 shares of the entertainment giant's stock after buying an additional 112 shares during the period. As higher figure of institutional mostly indicates intentions of capital gain, which is suitable for passive investors as well stocks with a large amount of institutional ownership are often looked upon favorably. These ratios are important while doing valuation of the company or the shares of the company. The Firm operates in four business divisions: Media Networks, Parks and Resorts, Studio Entertainment, and Consumer Products & Interactive Media.

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