The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) stock is presently standing at about $98.26 and lots of equity research firms seem to have a target price set on the stock. The median one-year price target of 28 analysts covering the company is $107.50, which suggests the stock could still rise over 9 percent. The highest analyst price target is $125.00, which implies a rally of 73 percent. And a quick view of analyst notes show that 12 are rating the stock a buy while 4 rate DIS a strong buy. There are 18 equity research firms advocating a Hold and 0 consider it Sell.
Deutsche Bank analysts provided their view on The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) recently. The rating firm issued a Buy rating to this company in a research note released on Nov 16, 2016. Barclays analysts disclosed their opinion on The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) recently. The rating firm gave a Equal Weight rating to this stock in a research note published on Nov 11, 2016. According to a research note disclosed on Nov 11, 2016, analysts at Pivotal Research Group have lowered their rating on these shares from Buy to Hold.
The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) Transactions Roundup
Several insiders were part of recent insider activity for the stock. Its Sr EVP, General Counsel & Secy BRAVERMAN ALAN N sold 19,871 company shares for $1967000.23, in a transaction on 2016-11-16. Following the transaction, the Sr EVP, General Counsel & Secy is left with a stake of 1967.23 shares, currently valued at $193300. Meanwhile, Director MATSCHULLAT ROBERT W sold 6,000 shares worth $591000.9, through a transaction dated 2016-11-16. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider is left with a stake of 62,295 shares, amounting $6121106.7. DIS EVP, Control, Fin Plan & Tax WOODFORD BRENT also sold 230 shares, at a stock price of $98.06. This transaction occurred on 2016-11-14 totals $22000.55. After this transaction, the insider’s stake stands at 28,116 shares, with a market value of $2762678.
Executives hold 1.13 percent of the stock. Mr. Steven P. Jobs is one of the biggest insider owners in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS), according to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings. The insider owns 138,000,007 shares which have current market value of around $13559880687.82.Michael D. Eisner is another major inside shareholder in the company. The insider owns 13,954,813 shares as of 0.87%, currently worth $1371199925.38. Mr. Robert A. Iger is ranked as third insider holder of the stock. This insider holds 1,262,045 shares with a market value around $124008541.7 as of recent close.
The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) Earnings Outlook
In The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS)’s latest quarter, EPS moved to $1.10 from $1.62 in preceding quarter and revenues reached at $13,142.00M compared to $14,277.00M. Analysts had expected The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) to post net income of about $1.16 per share on $13,509.20M in revenue. Looking ahead, analysts on average predict that earnings for the current quarter would come in in the range of $1.11 to $1.27. That is compared with the $1.63 in EPS it reported during the same period a year ago.