Guardian Capital Advisors LP Has $2.70 Million Stock Holdings in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS)

Guardian Capital Advisors LP raised its position in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DISFree Report) by 1.1% in the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 29,500 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock after purchasing an additional 325 shares during the period. Guardian Capital Advisors LP’s holdings in Walt Disney were worth $2,701,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Several other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in DIS. Planned Solutions Inc. acquired a new position in Walt Disney in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $26,000. Fortis Group Advisors LLC acquired a new position in Walt Disney in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $30,000. Stone House Investment Management LLC raised its holdings in Walt Disney by 355.3% in the 4th quarter. Stone House Investment Management LLC now owns 346 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $31,000 after acquiring an additional 270 shares in the last quarter. Partnership Wealth Management LLC acquired a new position in Walt Disney in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $33,000. Finally, Evolution Advisers Inc. raised its holdings in Walt Disney by 38.2% in the 4th quarter. Evolution Advisers Inc. now owns 380 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $34,000 after acquiring an additional 105 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 65.71% of the company’s stock.

Analysts Set New Price Targets

Several equities analysts have commented on DIS shares. Needham & Company LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $145.00 price target on shares of Walt Disney in a report on Tuesday, May 7th. Daiwa Capital Markets reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $133.00 target price on shares of Walt Disney in a report on Monday, April 1st. The Goldman Sachs Group dropped their target price on Walt Disney from $125.00 to $120.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, February 8th. Macquarie increased their target price on Walt Disney from $104.00 to $107.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday. Finally, Loop Capital increased their target price on Walt Disney from $113.00 to $140.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, May 6th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and twenty-three have issued a buy rating to the company. Based on data from MarketBeat, the stock currently has an average rating of “Moderate Buy” and an average price target of $126.58.

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Insider Buying and Selling at Walt Disney

In related news, Director James P. Gorman purchased 20,000 shares of Walt Disney stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 8th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $106.03 per share, for a total transaction of $2,120,600.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 20,467 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,170,116.01. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. In related news, Director James P. Gorman purchased 20,000 shares of Walt Disney stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 8th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $106.03 per share, for a total transaction of $2,120,600.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 20,467 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,170,116.01. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, EVP Sonia L. Coleman sold 1,857 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, April 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $121.92, for a total value of $226,405.44. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 4,400 shares in the company, valued at $536,448. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 0.10% of the company’s stock.

Walt Disney Trading Down 0.5 %

DIS traded down $0.48 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $105.35. The stock had a trading volume of 11,251,715 shares, compared to its average volume of 12,139,769. The stock has a market capitalization of $192.06 billion, a P/E ratio of 114.58, a P/E/G ratio of 1.30 and a beta of 1.40. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.38, a quick ratio of 0.69 and a current ratio of 0.75. The firm’s fifty day simple moving average is $114.09 and its two-hundred day simple moving average is $101.89. The Walt Disney Company has a 52 week low of $78.73 and a 52 week high of $123.74.

Walt Disney (NYSE:DISGet Free Report) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 7th. The entertainment giant reported $1.21 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.12 by $0.09. The firm had revenue of $22.08 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $22.12 billion. Walt Disney had a return on equity of 8.37% and a net margin of 1.90%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 1.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.93 EPS. On average, equities analysts predict that The Walt Disney Company will post 4.74 EPS for the current year.

Walt Disney Profile

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The Walt Disney Company operates as an entertainment company worldwide. It operates through three segments: Entertainment, Sports, and Experiences. The company produces and distributes film and television video streaming content under the ABC Television Network, Disney, Freeform, FX, Fox, National Geographic, and Star brand television channels, as well as ABC television stations and A+E television networks; and produces original content under the ABC Signature, Disney Branded Television, FX Productions, Lucasfilm, Marvel, National Geographic Studios, Pixar, Searchlight Pictures, Twentieth Century Studios, 20th Television, and Walt Disney Pictures banners.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS)

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