Targeted Movers: The Walt Disney Company (DIS), Ensco plc (ESV)

The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $1.07/Share lagging the analyst estimate of $1.13/Share by a difference of $-0.06. It has underperformed by 11.84% the S&P500.

Next Financial Group Inc decreased its stake in Disney Walt Co (DIS) by 1.11% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC.

A number of other brokerages also recently commented on DIS. Guggenheim reaffirmed a "buy" rating and set a $122.00 price objective on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in a research report on Tuesday, September 5th.

The Cadinha & Co Llc holds 3,378 shares with $520,000 value, down from 5,526 last quarter. (The) set a $133.00 price target on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Wednesday, August 9th.

The counter witnessed a trading volume of 1.14 million shares versus an average volume of 4.59 million shares during last trading session. The institutional investor held 139,553 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $7.67 million, up from 131,445 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) has risen 9.26% since November 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 33.33% the S&P500.

Brown Capital Management Llc holds 5.2% of its portfolio in Blackbaud, Inc. for 4.95 million shares. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC now owns 175,248 shares of the entertainment giant's stock valued at $19,871,000 after buying an additional 2,351 shares during the last quarter. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership now owns 2,644,700 shares of the entertainment giant's stock worth $280,999,000 after acquiring an additional 1,884,600 shares during the last quarter. Gofen Glossberg Ltd Llc Il invested in 417,052 shares or 1.68% of the stock. Pinnacle Associates Ltd, New York-based fund reported 292,983 shares.

Since June 1, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $106,853 activity. The stock of Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) earned "Overweight" rating by JP Morgan on Wednesday, April 12. The company's quarterly EPS surprised Wall Street by as much as -5% to the downside in its last earnings announcement, so investors should note this tendency when assessing consensus estimates. As per Monday, August 3, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets.

The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) gross margin percentage stands at 39.7% while its operating margin for the past trailing twelve month is 26.1 percent and its overall profit margin (ttm) is 16.7 Percent. A higher P/B ratio of The Walt Disney Company is signposting that the investors have either overvalued it, or that its accountants have undervalued it.

5 year sales growth rate is an important factor for valuation analysis, the 5 year sales growth of the company stands at 5.45 while the industry's and the sector's growth for next 5 years ticked at 5.53 and 3.97 respectively. Therefore 38% are positive. BidaskClub cut shares of Walt Disney Company (The) from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a research note on Sunday, July 16th. (The) raised the price target on November 10 boosting the projection from $115.00 to $120.00 and stated a "Buy" rating. Spartan Motors, Inc.'s current price of $14.45 translates into 0.35% yield. November 10 investment analysts at Jefferies Group LLC made no change to the company rating of "Hold" with a current price target of $103.77. The 52-Week High range of the stock is $116.1, while the 52-week low range is $96.2. UBS AG restated a "buy" rating and issued a $126.00 price objective on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in a report on Tuesday, September 5th. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with "Hold" on Thursday, September 14. Societe Generale upgraded the stock to "Buy" rating in Wednesday, February 8 report. It dived, as 65 investors sold MET shares while 349 reduced holdings. Its down 0.06, from 1 in 2017Q1. The stock of Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) earned "Buy" rating by Nomura on Tuesday, September 20. Mar Vista Inv Prtn Limited Liability Corp reported 339,181 shares. 86 funds opened positions while 181 raised stakes. Ftb has 3,020 shares. Diamond Hill Cap holds 2.08% or 7.03 million shares. Delta Asset Ltd Tn has invested 0% in Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET). Prelude Mngmt Lc owns 8,430 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio.

Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Oakbrook Invests Limited Com stated it has 26,300 shares.

Chelsea Counsel Co. lowered its stake in The Walt Disney Co.

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