Saturday, 20 January, 2018

Walt Disney's (DIS) "Buy" Rating Reaffirmed at Bank of America

Theresa Hayes | 12 January, 2018, 18:23

According to the Recommendation Trends of the stock polled by Zacks Investment Research for this month, the company has a consensus recommendation of 2.31 out of the scale from 1 to 5 where 1 stands for Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell. The institutional investor held 575 shares of the medical and dental instruments company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $121,000, down from 3,330 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hamlin Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Extended Stay Amer Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $3.78 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.05% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $186.6. Harvey Capital Management Inc. now owns 26,120 shares of the entertainment giant's stock valued at $2,555,000 after buying an additional 3,500 shares in the last quarter. First Trust Small Cap US Equity Sel ETF (NASDAQ:RNSC) has 0.00% since January 10, 2017 and is. It has outperformed by 13.30% the S&P500.

Arrowgrass Capital Partners Llp increased its stake in Disney Walt Co (Call) (DIS) by 35.71% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Becker Capital Management Inc sold 378,970 shares as the company's stock declined 10.36% while stock markets rallied. Compass Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Disney Walt Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $165.73 billion market cap company. The stock traded within a range of $109.86 and $110.86. Swedbank now owns 2,670,407 shares of the entertainment giant's stock valued at $261,219,000 after buying an additional 425,902 shares in the last quarter.

The Walt Disney Company (DIS) declined -0.54% yesterday to close its trading session at $111.62. It has underperformed by 7.44% the S&P500. The firm has "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Wednesday, April 12. The stock of Time Warner Inc. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with "Buy" on Friday, August 25. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Thursday, November 19 by Topeka Capital Markets. On Wednesday, March 30 the stock rating was downgraded by Hilliard Lyons to "Long-Term Buy". Guggenheim has "Buy" rating and $128 target. The Relative Volume value measured for The Walt Disney Company stands at 0.97. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of DIS in report on Thursday, September 14 with "Hold" rating.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.38 in Q3 2017. BG comes in with a P/S ratio of 0.21 that's below 1, potentially implying that it could be cheap relative to the overall sector (6.81) and its peers (1.92). It increased, as 37 investors sold ATVI shares while 205 reduced holdings. 97 funds opened positions while 312 raised stakes. Barton Investment Mgmt reported 6,942 shares stake. Ivory Investment Management Limited Liability Com has 1.47M shares. Swiss National Bank & Trust invested in 5.78M shares. Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Id, Idaho-based fund reported 9,678 shares. Whittier has 0% invested in Hudson Global, Inc (NASDAQ:HSON) for 4 shares. Blackhill Capital Inc invested in 4.34% or 234,400 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) reported 180,545 shares. Caz Invs Lp holds 0.39% or 100,000 shares in its portfolio. Invesco Ltd stated it has 3.55 million shares or 0.13% of all its holdings. 39,261 are held by Pinnacle Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) or 657 shares. 32,394 were reported by Telos Cap. 654,479 were reported by Sei. 387.06 million shares or 0.01% more from 387.02 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. First Business Financial, Wisconsin-based fund reported 7,602 shares. $228.20 million worth of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NYSE:STAY) for 5.24M shares. It also reduced its holding in Mgm Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) by 11,440 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 79,376 shares, and cut its stake in Helmerich & Payne Inc (NYSE:HP).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.01, from 1.1 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 90 investors sold The Walt Disney Company shares while 649 reduced holdings. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 25,745 shares of the company's stock, valued at $2,693,184.45. On Friday, November 13 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with "Equal-Weight". 113,098 were accumulated by Gofen & Glossberg Limited Liability Corp Il. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt holds 2,213 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Compass holds 3.63% or 231,908 shares. The company has a quick ratio of 0.74, a current ratio of 0.81 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.42. Moreover, Rothschild Asset Mgmt has 0.41% invested in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) for 379,056 shares. Gamco Invsts Inc Et Al reported 0.05% of its portfolio in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS). More interesting news about The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) were released by: Bizjournals.com and their article: "Disney patents hint at possible Star Wars lightsaber experience at parks" published on January 04, 2018 as well as Usnews.com's news article titled: "Disney Will Withstand ESPN President's Departure" with publication date: December 19, 2017.

Analysts await 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) to report earnings on January, 23. Lvm Mgmt Ltd Mi reported 1.95% stake. Parkside Savings Bank Trust holds 0.05% or 900 shares. Oppenheimer Inc holds 0% or 16,000 shares in its portfolio. Therefore 58% are positive. Aon Corporation had 43 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Pivotal Research initiated the shares of DIS in report on Tuesday, October 20 with "Hold" rating. On Thursday, June 1 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Hold". UBS Group reissued a buy rating and issued a $126.00 target price on shares of Walt Disney in a report on Tuesday, September 5th. Loop Capital maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Thursday, August 31 report.