Walt Disney Co (DIS) EVP Brent Woodford Sells 2,000 Shares

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Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) EVP Brent Woodford sold 2,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, January 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $112.75, for a total transaction of $225,500.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 24,513 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,763,840.75. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

Brent Woodford also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Friday, January 4th, Brent Woodford sold 294 shares of Walt Disney stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $110.00, for a total transaction of $32,340.00.
  • On Thursday, December 26th, Brent Woodford sold 721 shares of Walt Disney stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $101.13, for a total transaction of $72,914.73.
  • On Wednesday, December 26th, Brent Woodford sold 721 shares of Walt Disney stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $101.13, for a total transaction of $72,914.73.
  • On Friday, December 21st, Brent Woodford sold 1,341 shares of Walt Disney stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $107.71, for a total transaction of $144,439.11.
  • On Wednesday, December 19th, Brent Woodford sold 723 shares of Walt Disney stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $110.10, for a total transaction of $79,602.30.
  • On Wednesday, December 12th, Brent Woodford sold 4,500 shares of Walt Disney stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $113.04, for a total transaction of $508,680.00.

Shares of DIS stock traded down $0.15 on Friday, hitting $112.65. The stock had a trading volume of 4,757,304 shares, compared to its average volume of 7,840,887. The company has a market capitalization of $167.73 billion, a PE ratio of 15.91, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.93 and a beta of 1.05. The company has a current ratio of 0.94, a quick ratio of 0.86 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.32. Walt Disney Co has a 52-week low of $97.68 and a 52-week high of $120.20.

Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 8th. The entertainment giant reported $1.48 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.31 by $0.17. The firm had revenue of $14.30 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $13.76 billion. Walt Disney had a net margin of 21.20% and a return on equity of 21.43%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 11.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.07 earnings per share. Equities research analysts predict that Walt Disney Co will post 7.05 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a semiannual dividend, which was paid on Thursday, January 10th. Investors of record on Monday, December 10th were issued a $0.88 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, December 7th. This is a boost from Walt Disney’s previous semiannual dividend of $0.84. This represents a yield of 1.51%. Walt Disney’s dividend payout ratio is currently 24.86%.

Several equities research analysts have issued reports on the stock. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Walt Disney from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, October 19th. Loop Capital upped their target price on shares of Walt Disney to $130.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, November 9th. Argus upped their target price on shares of Walt Disney from $129.00 to $135.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, November 12th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Walt Disney from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, October 1st. Finally, B. Riley restated a “neutral” rating on shares of Walt Disney in a research note on Friday, November 9th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $122.37.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Walt Disney by 0.5% during the third quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 103,729,219 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $12,130,095,000 after purchasing an additional 553,232 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc raised its holdings in shares of Walt Disney by 0.5% during the third quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 103,729,219 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $12,130,095,000 after purchasing an additional 553,232 shares during the period. Phocas Financial Corp. raised its holdings in shares of Walt Disney by 989,639.9% during the second quarter. Phocas Financial Corp. now owns 67,054,876 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $703,000 after purchasing an additional 67,048,101 shares during the period. FMR LLC raised its holdings in shares of Walt Disney by 1.5% during the third quarter. FMR LLC now owns 26,397,731 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $3,086,951,000 after purchasing an additional 382,573 shares during the period. Finally, Clearbridge Investments LLC raised its holdings in shares of Walt Disney by 2.1% during the third quarter. Clearbridge Investments LLC now owns 9,031,930 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock worth $1,056,194,000 after purchasing an additional 189,866 shares during the period. 62.85% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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Walt Disney Company Profile

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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