FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2015 file photo, visitors ride the Dumbo the Flying Elephant ride at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. Disney reports quarterly financial results Tuesday, May 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2015 file photo, visitors ride the Dumbo the Flying Elephant ride at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. Disney reports quarterly financial results Tuesday, May 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File) (The Associated Press)

Walt Disney tops 2Q profit and revenue expectations

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The Walt Disney Co. (DIS) on Tuesday reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of $2.11 billion.

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On a per-share basis, the Burbank, California-based company said it had net income of $1.23.

The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 12 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.11 per share.

The entertainment company posted revenue of $12.46 billion in the period, also exceeding Street forecasts. Nine analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $12.24 billion.

Disney shares have risen 18 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index has increased almost 3 percent. The stock has risen 38 percent in the last 12 months.

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This story was generated by Automated Insights (http://automatedinsights.com/ap) using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on DIS at http://www.zacks.com/ap/DIS

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