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A Glimpse Into Insider Trading And Ownership At The Walt Disney Company (DIS)

The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) has seen its stock price gain 0.52, or +0.50%, so far in 2017. In the past 3-month period alone, shares of DIS have appreciated +2.75 – or +2.70%. The stock’s 52-week range is $95.78 to $116.10, and its 3-month range is $96.20 to $106.24.

The average Wall Street analyst rating for The Walt Disney Company is Strong Buy, according to the average of 19 analyst scores. Of those analysts, 9 rate stock as a Strong Buy, 8 rate it as Hold, and just no analyst rates it as a Moderate Sell.

Insider Trading Activity for The Walt Disney Company

Taking a look at insider trading at The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) can give useful insight into how the stock is performing. The Walt Disney Company has had 11 insider trades in the last 3 months, including 11 open market buys and 0 sells. Of those insider trades, 7,230 shares of The Walt Disney Company were purchased and 0 shares were sold. The total number of shares traded in the last 90-day period is 7,230.



Insider trading over the last 12 months, however, paints a different picture. In the last year there have been a total of 91 insider trades, including 43 open market buys and 48 sells. Of those transactions, there were 26,408 shares of DIS bought and 1.11 million shares sold. The total number of shares traded in the last 12 months is 1.13 million.

The most recent open market insider trade was Buy of 976 shares on a day where the closing price was 102.34. The insider, LAGOMASINO MARIA ELENA, now holds 7,513 shares of DIS.

The most recent non open market insider trade was completed by MATSCHULLAT ROBERT W on 09/30/2017, and was a acquisition of 779 shares with a final price of $98.7. The insider now holds 64,631 shares of The Walt Disney Company (DIS).

Examining Institutional Ownership at The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS)

According to The Walt Disney Company’s latest 13F filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), institutional ownership is at 62.12%. The total amount of shares outstanding is 1.56 billion, giving the company a market capitalization of about 163.60 billion.

There are 2,013 institutional holders with active positions, accounting for 958.82 million shares in total. Of those holders, 844 had increased positions amounting to 49.13 million shares, 956 had decreased positions amounting to 73.78 million shares, and 213 holders have a held position accounting for 835.92 million shares.

The top 5 institutional holders, in ascending order, are as follows: VANGUARD GROUP INC with 98.8 million shares, BLACKROCK INC. with 85.19 million shares, STATE STREET CORP with 66.77 million shares, STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE CO with 42.21 million shares, and FMR LLC with 31.79 million shares.

According to The Walt Disney Company (DIS) most recent 13F filing, the company has 80 new institutional holders – accounting for 4.35 million shares of its common stock. There were 125 sold out positions, amounting to 12.06 million shares.




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