America First Investment Advisors LLC Acquires 1,211 Shares of Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS)

America First Investment Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) by 12,110.0% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 1,221 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,211 shares during the period. America First Investment Advisors LLC’s holdings in Walt Disney were worth $177,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the business. Joseph P. Lucia & Associates LLC increased its position in shares of Walt Disney by 4.6% during the third quarter. Joseph P. Lucia & Associates LLC now owns 8,996 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $1,172,000 after buying an additional 396 shares during the period. Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co. increased its position in shares of Walt Disney by 3.8% during the third quarter. Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co. now owns 19,794 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $2,580,000 after buying an additional 731 shares during the period. DNB Asset Management AS increased its position in shares of Walt Disney by 8.0% during the third quarter. DNB Asset Management AS now owns 211,107 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $27,511,000 after buying an additional 15,626 shares during the period. Sumitomo Mitsui DS Asset Management Company Ltd increased its position in shares of Walt Disney by 13.5% during the third quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui DS Asset Management Company Ltd now owns 185,846 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $24,219,000 after buying an additional 22,105 shares during the period. Finally, Assenagon Asset Management S.A. increased its position in shares of Walt Disney by 3,746.1% during the third quarter. Assenagon Asset Management S.A. now owns 261,537 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $34,084,000 after buying an additional 254,737 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 64.25% of the company’s stock.

In other Walt Disney news, EVP Brent Woodford sold 2,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $147.45, for a total value of $294,900.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 34,479 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $5,083,928.55. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, EVP Alan N. Braverman sold 1,113 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, December 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $146.32, for a total transaction of $162,854.16. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 102,789 shares in the company, valued at $15,040,086.48. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 10,258 shares of company stock valued at $1,525,940 over the last 90 days. Corporate insiders own 0.31% of the company’s stock.

DIS has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Walt Disney from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $152.00 price objective for the company. in a research report on Wednesday, February 5th. Cowen increased their price objective on shares of Walt Disney from $154.00 to $159.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 5th. Guggenheim increased their price objective on shares of Walt Disney from to in a research report on Wednesday, February 5th. UBS Group increased their price objective on shares of Walt Disney from $155.00 to $162.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 16th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets increased their price objective on shares of Walt Disney from $165.00 to $175.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 5th. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nineteen have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $160.36.

NYSE:DIS opened at $140.90 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 0.80, a quick ratio of 0.75 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40. The stock has a market capitalization of $254.39 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.51, a PEG ratio of 5.21 and a beta of 1.00. The firm has a fifty day simple moving average of $143.04 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of $139.53. Walt Disney Co has a 12 month low of $107.32 and a 12 month high of $153.41.

Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 4th. The entertainment giant reported $1.53 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.44 by $0.09. The business had revenue of $20.86 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $20.84 billion. Walt Disney had a net margin of 13.81% and a return on equity of 10.23%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 36.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company posted $1.84 earnings per share. Equities analysts predict that Walt Disney Co will post 5.38 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a semi-annual dividend, which was paid on Thursday, January 16th. Shareholders of record on Monday, December 16th were issued a $0.88 dividend. This represents a yield of 1.2%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, December 13th. Walt Disney’s payout ratio is 30.50%.

About Walt Disney

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an entertainment company worldwide. The company's Media Networks segment operates cable programming businesses under the ESPN, Disney, and Freeform brands; broadcast businesses, including ABC TV Network and eight owned television stations; and radio businesses.

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