The Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) Upgraded to "Buy" by Zacks Investment Research

Doris Richards
April 19, 2018

Stewart & Patten Co Llc bought 73,600 shares as the company's stock declined 7.94% with the market. Rampart Investment Management Company Llc who had been investing in Disney Walt Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $152.19 billion market cap company. About 2.95M shares traded.

The Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, February 6th. (HBI) by 34.93% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating, seventeen have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The institutional investor held 124,866 shares of the laboratory analytical instruments company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $24.12 million, down from 130,686 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Scholtz & Company Llc who had been investing in Microsoft Corporation for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $742.57 billion market cap company. About 6.21 million shares traded. The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) has risen 1.35% since April 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.88% the S&P500.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 11 selling transactions for $2.18 million activity. Vetr raised The Walt Disney from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $115.53 price target for the company in a report on Monday, January 22nd. Therefore 23% are positive. BMO Capital Markets maintained The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) rating on Monday, September 11. Susquehanna has "Hold" rating and $3900 target. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer on Tuesday, August 29 with "Buy". The rating was maintained by JP Morgan with "Overweight" on Wednesday, April 12. M&T Bancorp has invested 0.28% in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS). Allsquare Wealth Limited Liability reported 0.03% in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS). The firm has "Top Pick" rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Monday, October 9. BMO Capital Markets has "Sell" rating and $90.0 target.

City Network Inc (CNS) investors sentiment decreased to 1.54 in 2017 Q4. The entertainment giant reported $1.55 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.48 by $0.07. It is positive, as 58 investors sold DIS shares while 690 reduced holdings.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. 896.07 million shares or 0.31% less from 898.84 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Company insiders own 13.00% of the company's stock. Chilton Investment Co. LLC lifted its stake in The Walt Disney by 3.3% during the 4th quarter. Alpha Cubed Ltd Llc has 74,886 shares. Benin Mngmt holds 0.93% of its portfolio in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) for 21,663 shares. James Invest Inc invested in 0% or 330 shares. The business's revenue was up 3.8% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts forecast that The Walt Disney Company will post 6.92 EPS for the current year. Chatham Grp, a Georgia-based fund reported 7,913 shares. First Quadrant LP Ca reported 84,035 shares stake.

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an entertainment company worldwide. New England Professional Planning Gp Incorporated holds 2,477 shares. Monarch Capital Management Inc owns 11,160 shares. Shine Invest Advisory Svcs holds 2,375 shares. Ledyard National Bank holds 0% or 1,900 shares in its portfolio. KO's profit will be $1.96B for 24.19 P/E if the $0.46 EPS becomes a reality.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.01, from 0.89 in 2017Q3. Sold All: 13 Reduced: 35 Increased: 44 New Position: 30. 61 funds opened positions while 159 raised stakes. Numeric Invsts Ltd Liability owns 4,400 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mngmt has invested 0.07% of its portfolio in Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD). Cleararc has invested 0.56% in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS). Robinson Capital Mngmt Limited Liability Com has 582,425 shares for 3.46% of their portfolio. Eaton Vance Management owns 4.81 million shares. 62,203 are held by Mirae Asset Glob Investments Limited. Rocky Mountain Advisers Lc reported 118 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Cobblestone Capital Lc Ny has 0.84% invested in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) for 78,401 shares. Miles Inc holds 0.14% or 2,110 shares. Hall Laurie J Trustee, Massachusetts-based fund reported 17,760 shares.

Viking Global Investors Lp, which manages about $39.90 billion and $16.26B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Jazz Pharmaceuticals Plc (NASDAQ:JAZZ) by 296,129 shares to 901,337 shares, valued at $121.37M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Regeneron (NASDAQ:REGN) by 2,794 shares in the quarter, for a total of 12,998 shares, and has risen its stake in Ss&C Technologies (NASDAQ:SSNC).

Among 22 analysts covering Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 58% are positive. On Friday, December 15 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with "Buy". Jefferies has "Hold" rating and $175.0 target. The rating was downgraded by FBR Capital on Tuesday, July 26 to "Market Perform". The firm has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, February 7 by GBH Insights. The firm has "Outperform" rating by Robert W. Baird given on Wednesday, January 24.

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