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Disney CEO says EPS to be in line with last year - CNBC

Sept 7 (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co Chief Executive Bob Iger said the company's earnings per share for this year will roughly be in line with what it reported last year, CNBC reported, sending its shares down 3 percent.

Disney earned $5.72 per share last year. Analysts are expecting the company to earn $5.88 this year, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

Iger was speaking at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2017 Media, Communications & Entertainment Conference. (http://cnb.cx/2eKr3x6)

Disney could not be immediately reached for comment.

The company's stock fell nearly 3 percent to $98.56, making it the biggest percentage loser on the Dow Jones Industrial Average. (Reporting by Supantha Mukherjee in Bengaluru; Editing by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty)