Walt Disney Company (The) (DIS) Shares Bought by Legal & General Group Plc

After a Lackluster 2017 Is It Time to Sell Walt Disney Stock

Source Disney SEC Filings

The stock declined 1.03% or $1.08 reaching $103.67 per share. 920.44 million shares or 3.28% less from 951.70 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported.

Walt Disney Company (The) (NYSE:DIS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 9th. It has underperformed by 7.44% the S&P500. About 2.27 million shares traded. (USA) (NYSEMKT:NGD) has declined 31.09% since November 14, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 3.62% the S&P500. Castleark Management Lc reported 2,000 shares. Its down 8.64% from 3.57 million shares previously. State Street Corp boosted its holdings in Walt Disney Company (The) by 0.7% in the first quarter. The entertainment giant reported $1.07 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.12 by ($0.05). DIS's profit will be $2.48B for 16.26 P/E if the $1.61 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.29 actual EPS reported by General Electric Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -3.45% negative EPS growth. Analysts have a mean recommendation of 2.80 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range). Therefore 53% are positive. According to today's trading volume The Walt Disney Company is ABOVE its 20-Day Avg. volume with the stock showing ABOVE Abnormal volume in the past 150 days. Credit Suisse maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Friday, September 8 report. The company was maintained on Wednesday, May 11 by Topeka Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with "Buy" rating and $13000 target in Thursday, July 13 report. Rosenblatt maintained it with "Hold" rating and $11500 target in Wednesday, August 9 report. The firm has "Sell" rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Thursday, July 13. Morgan Stanley has "Equalweight" rating and $105 target. The stock of Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) earned "Market Perform" rating by Wells Fargo on Tuesday, August 18. The company was maintained on Monday, May 15 by Loop Capital. The stock has "Buy" rating by Pivotal Research on Monday, April 18.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.09 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.07, from 1.12 in 2017Q1.

Want to see what other hedge funds are holding DIS? 108 funds opened positions while 638 raised stakes. Bollard Group Limited Liability Corporation owns 22,270 shares for 0.13% of their portfolio. State Treasurer State of MI now owns 1,355,053 shares of the entertainment giant's stock valued at $153,649,000 after purchasing an additional 573,000 shares during the period. Walt Disney Company (The) accounts for 0.7% of Legal & General Group Plc's holdings, making the stock its 27th largest holding. Compton Mgmt Inc Ri holds 18,832 shares. The Maryland-based Marathon Mgmt has invested 0.1% in Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS). Scott And Selber Incorporated reported 32,548 shares. FBR Capital maintained Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) on Thursday, May 25 with "Hold" rating. From an investment attractiveness viewpoint, DIS is ranked in the third quartile of the sector with a ranking of 388 among the 568 companies in the sector; The current Portfolio Grader ranking for DIS puts it 61 among the 93 companies in this industry group, giving it a below-average spot and number 3,531 in the 5000 company Portfolio Grader company universe. Davenport & Ltd Liability accumulated 0% or 453,476 shares. Exane Derivatives owns 225 shares or 0% of their USA portfolio.

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Investors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in 2017 Q2. This is assuming the current $1.61 EPS is accurate. It improved, as 77 investors sold DIS shares while 606 reduced holdings. 44 funds opened positions while 151 raised stakes. 176.79 million shares or 9.38% more from 161.62 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. AQR Capital Management LLC now owns 1,190,645 shares of the entertainment giant's stock valued at $135,008,000 after purchasing an additional 626,245 shares during the period. Amf Pensionsforsakring Ab invested in 1.71% or 1.32M shares. Commonwealth Retail Bank Of invested in 11,622 shares or 0% of the stock. Prtn Cap Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.15% or 6,683 shares in its portfolio.

Investors are a little more bearish on the company recently if you look at the increase in short interest. Private Na reported 0.86% stake. Motley Fool Wealth Limited Co invested in 83,804 shares or 0.81% of the stock. Fifth Third National Bank & Trust holds 210 shares. Sumitomo Mitsui accumulated 4.71 million shares or 0.73% of the stock.

Among 33 analysts covering Cimarex Energy (NYSE:XEC), 20 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. The firm has "Underperform" rating given on Tuesday, October 24 by Oppenheimer. KLR Group downgraded the stock to "Hold" rating in Friday, January 20 report. The firm has "Hold" rating by Jefferies given on Friday, October 6. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, August 11 by Citigroup. (NYSE:SPN) rating on Wednesday, April 26. Argus Research has "Buy" rating and $129 target. The firm earned "Equal-Weight" rating on Friday, August 14 by Barclays Capital.

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