The Walt Disney Company’s stock (NYSE:DIS) has recently garnered an “Moderate Buy” consensus from the twenty-five research firms covering the entertainment titan, as reported by The analyst breakdown reveals a singular “Sell” rating, two “Hold” ratings, and a commanding twenty-two “Buy” ratings. The average 12-month price target for Disney’s stock from these analysts stands at $126.29.

Several notable research firms have weighed in on DIS recently. On March 26th, Raymond James increased their target from $112.00 to $128.00 with an “outperform” rating. Further confidence came from Daiwa Capital Markets with a reiterated “buy” rating and a $133.00 price objective on April 1st. Tigress Financial echoed this sentiment with a $136.00 target in February, and Bank of America showcased robust optimism on April 1st, raising its price objective to $145.00. However, Macquarie, while acknowledging a slight uptick, maintained a more neutral stance, adjusting their target from $104.00 to $107.00 in mid-May.

In a show of confidence, Director James P. Gorman recently acquired 20,000 shares at an average cost of $106.03, totaling over $2 million, according to an SEC filing. Despite being a fraction of the company’s vast holdings, it signifies insider endorsement of Disney’s potential. Conversely, EVP Sonia L. Coleman sold 4,400 shares at an average price of $106.00, amounting to $466,400, as indicated in another SEC disclosure.

Institutional investors have also been quite active. For example, Avitas Wealth Management LLC upped its stake in Disney by 2.2% during Q4, while WNY Asset Management LLC bolstered its holdings by 32.8%. Collective institutional ownership of Disney stock is a solid 65.71%, reflecting broad investor confidence.

As of Friday, Disney’s stock opened at $101.76, boasting a market capitalization of $185.51 billion. The share performance metrics present a price-to-earnings ratio of 110.61 and a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.28. The stock has a 52-week range of $78.73 to $123.74. Recent quarterly earnings demonstrated an EPS of $1.21, outpacing estimates slightly, with a revenue close to $22.08 billion.

Reflecting on Disney’s diversified operational suite — spanning from ABC and Freeform to the cinematic prowess of Lucasfilm and Marvel — the company remains a cornerstone of both entertainment and investor interest globally.

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