2,439 Shares in Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) Purchased by Wiley BROS. Aintree Capital LLC

Wiley BROS. Aintree Capital LLC purchased a new position in shares of Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor purchased 2,439 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock, valued at approximately $267,000.

Several other hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Litman Gregory Asset Management LLC bought a new stake in Walt Disney in the fourth quarter worth $25,000. Crewe Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in Walt Disney by 55.6% in the fourth quarter. Crewe Advisors LLC now owns 280 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $31,000 after acquiring an additional 100 shares in the last quarter. Portfolio Solutions LLC bought a new stake in Walt Disney in the fourth quarter worth $43,000. Contravisory Investment Management Inc. boosted its holdings in Walt Disney by 176.4% in the fourth quarter. Contravisory Investment Management Inc. now owns 409 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $45,000 after acquiring an additional 261 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Watermark Asset Management Inc. boosted its holdings in Walt Disney by 52.2% in the fourth quarter. Watermark Asset Management Inc. now owns 446 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $49,000 after acquiring an additional 153 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 66.71% of the company’s stock.

In related news, EVP Brent Woodford sold 4,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $135.24, for a total transaction of $540,960.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, EVP Zenia B. Mucha sold 33,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, April 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $128.88, for a total value of $4,253,040.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 39,000 shares of company stock valued at $5,022,700. Corporate insiders own 0.36% of the company’s stock.

DIS has been the topic of several analyst reports. Credit Suisse Group reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $114.00 target price on shares of Walt Disney in a report on Tuesday, January 22nd. Zacks Investment Research cut Walt Disney from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 31st. BMO Capital Markets boosted their price target on Walt Disney from $109.00 to $114.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 7th. Tigress Financial restated a “buy” rating on shares of Walt Disney in a research note on Tuesday, February 12th. Finally, Edward Jones upgraded Walt Disney from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 13th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and nineteen have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Walt Disney presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $142.42.

NYSE:DIS traded down $0.24 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $133.85. 4,485,767 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 11,973,869. Walt Disney Co has a one year low of $98.81 and a one year high of $142.37. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.36, a quick ratio of 0.74 and a current ratio of 0.77. The firm has a market capitalization of $199.58 billion, a PE ratio of 18.91, a P/E/G ratio of 3.57 and a beta of 1.00.

Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 8th. The entertainment giant reported $1.61 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.59 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $14.92 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $14.53 billion. Walt Disney had a return on equity of 15.67% and a net margin of 22.55%. Walt Disney’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.84 earnings per share. Equities analysts forecast that Walt Disney Co will post 6.67 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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About Walt Disney

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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