Published: Tue, November 14, 2017
Finance | By Loren Pratt

B. Riley Maintains Rating On Walt Disney Company (DIS)


The stock decreased 0.37% or $7.67 on November 13, reaching $2044.63. About 71,482 shares traded.

Walt Disney Company (The) (NYSE:DIS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. It has underperformed by 7.44% the S&P500.

Lumbard & Kellner Llc increased its stake in Metlife Inc (MET) by 6.17% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 98,803,049 shares of the entertainment giant's stock worth $10,497,824,000 after acquiring an additional 2,131,932 shares during the last quarter. Similarly, the company's last 5 years high P/E ratio is 21 and low P/E is 16.21, whereas, the industry's and sector's high P/E for the past year is 49.04 and 35.08 respectively and low P/E ratio for the last 5 years is 18.68 for the industry and 13.31 for the Sector.

It closed at $31.42 lastly. TFS Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:TFSL) has declined 10.86% since November 13, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seventeen have assigned a hold rating and seventeen have given a buy rating to the company. Therefore 53% are positive. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a $125.00 price target on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in a report on Thursday, August 10th. Southwest Gas Holdings Inc (SWX) has risen 14.20% since November 13, 2016 and is uptrending. Piper Jaffray maintained Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) on Sunday, August 6 with "Buy" rating. CLSA maintained it with "Outperform" rating and $108 target in Friday, September 23 report. American International Group Inc divested its investment by selling 8,248 shares a decrease of 1.4% as of 09/30/2017. The stock of Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) has "Overweight" rating given on Thursday, April 20 by Morgan Stanley. As per Monday, October 5, the company rating was upgraded by Kepler Cheuvreux. The firm's revenue for the quarter was down 2.8% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts predict that Walt Disney Company will post 6.26 earnings per share for the current year. Whittier Trust Co. of Nevada Inc. boosted its position in Walt Disney Company (The) by 3.9% in the 1st quarter.

Equity analyst Loop Capital lowered the price target on November 10 changing the forecast from $104.00 to $103.00 with a "Hold" recommendation. Whittier Trust Co. now owns 252,155 shares of the entertainment giant's stock valued at $28,591,000 after buying an additional 34,101 shares during the last quarter. Its down 0.08, from 0.79 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 77 investors sold DIS shares while 606 reduced holdings.


A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in DIS.

Several analysts recently issued reports on DIS shares. Shikiar Asset owns 2,253 shares for 0.1% of their portfolio. Hills Bancorp & Tru has invested 0.79% in Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS). Narwhal Mgmt has 39,895 shares for 1.1% of their portfolio. More interesting news about Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) were released by: Money.Cnn.com and their article: "Disney blocks LA Times from movie screenings over story" published on November 03, 2017 as well as Seekingalpha.com's news article titled: "Disney: Looking Forward" with publication date: November 10, 2017. Mirador Capital Lp owns 2,900 shares or 0.19% of their USA portfolio. Marshfield Associates sold 14,133 shares as Yum! Lincoln Ltd Llc stated it has 77,248 shares. Hwg LP invested in 0% or 42 shares. The shares were sold at an average price of $105.13, for a total transaction of $166,315.66.

Shares of The Walt Disney Co. Mar Vista Inv Prtn Limited Liability Corp reported 339,181 shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.77 in Q2 2017. Next year this growth will reach 114.71% to attain $0.73. 81 funds opened positions while 307 raised stakes. Factory Mutual Ins Co reported 1.18M shares. The stock of Blackbaud, Inc. Quinn Opportunity Partners Llc, a New York-based fund reported 599,700 shares. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC now owns 175,248 shares of the entertainment giant's stock valued at $19,871,000 after buying an additional 2,351 shares during the last quarter. Olstein Mngmt Lp reported 0.92% stake. The portion of a company's profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock was $0.1 a share in the trailing twelve months. Lowe Brockenbrough stated it has 0.15% of its portfolio in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP). M&R Cap Mngmt Inc invested 0.23% in Yum! Delta Asset Ltd Tn has invested 0% in Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET). Bristol John W & Company owns 440,993 shares for 1.38% of their portfolio. Andra Ap accumulated 94,100 shares. 240.48 million shares or 2.87% less from 247.59 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. The Walt Disney Company has a quick ratio of 0.9 measuring its ability to meet its short term obligations with its most liquid assets.

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