NASDAQ:DISCA - Discovery Communications Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $28.91 -0.18 (-0.62 %) (As of 02/21/2019 01:24 PM ET)Previous Close$29.09Today's Range$28.71 - $29.1152-Week Range$20.59 - $34.89Volume189,921 shsAverage Volume3.83 million shsMarket Capitalization$15.13 billionP/E Ratio12.87Dividend YieldN/ABeta1.38 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Discovery, Inc. operates as a media company worldwide. The company operates through U.S. Networks, International Networks, and Education and Other segments. It owns and operates various television networks under the Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science Channel, Velocity, Discovery Family Channel, Destination America, American Heroes Channel, Discovery Life, The Oprah Winfrey Network, Eurosport, Discovery Kids, DMAX, and Discovery Home & Health brands, as well as other regional television networks. The company's content spans genres, including survival, exploration, sports, lifestyle, general entertainment, heroes, adventure, crime and investigation, health, and kids. It also develops and sells curriculum-based education products and services, such as an online suite of curriculum-based video on demand (VOD) tools, professional development services, and digital textbooks, as well as student assessments; and publishes hard copy curriculum-based content for K-12 schools. In addition, the company operates production studios that develop content; and Websites. It provides content through various distribution platforms comprising pay-television, free-to-air and broadcast television, Websites, digital distribution arrangements, and content licensing agreements, as well as various platforms that include brand-aligned Websites, online streaming, mobile devices, VOD, and broadband channels. As of December 31, 2017, the company operated approximately 400 distribution feeds in 40 languages internationally. Discovery, Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland. Receive DISCA News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for DISCA and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Cable & other pay television services Sub-IndustryBroadcasting SectorConsumer Discretionary Current SymbolNASDAQ:DISCA Previous Symbol CUSIP25470F10 Webcorporate.discovery.com Phone240-662-2000Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.61 Current Ratio1.01 Quick Ratio1.01Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio12.87 Forward P/E Ratio10.67 P/E Growth0.31 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$6.87 billion Price / Sales2.20 Cash Flow$8.8410 per share Price / Cash Flow3.27 Book Value$8.43 per share Price / Book3.43Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.24 Net Income$-337,000,000.00 Net Margins-8.52% Return on Equity17.05% Return on Assets4.64%Miscellaneous Employees7,000 Outstanding Shares523,500,000Market Cap$15.13 billion OptionableOptionable Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCA) Frequently Asked Questions What is Discovery Communications' stock symbol? Discovery Communications trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "DISCA." How will Discovery Communications' stock buyback program work? Discovery Communications declared that its board has initiated a share buyback program on Monday, July 31st 2017, which authorizes the company to buyback shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are often an indication that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued. How were Discovery Communications' earnings last quarter? Discovery Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA) released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August, 7th. The company reported $0.66 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.84 by $0.18. The firm had revenue of $2.85 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.85 billion. Discovery Communications had a positive return on equity of 17.05% and a negative net margin of 8.52%. View Discovery Communications' Earnings History. When is Discovery Communications' next earnings date? Discovery Communications is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, February 26th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Discovery Communications. What price target have analysts set for DISCA? 17 brokerages have issued 12-month price targets for Discovery Communications' stock. Their predictions range from $20.00 to $42.00. On average, they anticipate Discovery Communications' stock price to reach $32.6563 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 13.0% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Discovery Communications. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Discovery Communications? 17 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Discovery Communications in the last year. There are currently 4 hold ratings and 13 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Discovery Communications. What are Wall Street analysts saying about Discovery Communications stock? Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Discovery Communications stock: 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Discovery's shares have outperformed the industry over the past year. The company is benefiting from strong domestic advertising growth driven by improved ratings, healthy overall pricing, nice growth in TV Everywhere apps and strong execution by the sales and network teams. Additionally, the Scripps buyout has expanded Discovery’s product portfolio significantly. Moreover, the buyout strengthened Discovery’s international footprint. Increasing availability across linear, digital over-the-top platforms like Hulu, AT&T Watch and Sling is a major growth driver. Notably, estimates have been stable over the past seven days ahead of the company's Q4 earnings release. The company has positive record of earnings surprise in the recent quarters. However, higher restructuring costs related to Scripps acquisition are dragging down profitability." (2/5/2019) 2. Pivotal Research analysts commented, "We value Discovery using a DCF, with a near-term discount rate of 6.7%, a long-term discount rate of 13.5% and a 2.5% long-term growth rate." (12/6/2018) Has Discovery Communications been receiving favorable news coverage? Media headlines about DISCA stock have been trending somewhat negative on Thursday, InfoTrie reports. InfoTrie scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Discovery Communications earned a daily sentiment score of -1.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news stories about the company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near term. Are investors shorting Discovery Communications? Discovery Communications saw a increase in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 25,762,921 shares, an increase of 4.5% from the January 15th total of 26,979,994 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 3,896,914 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 6.6 days. Currently, 17.0% of the shares of the company are short sold. View Discovery Communications' Current Options Chain. Who are some of Discovery Communications' key competitors? Some companies that are related to Discovery Communications include Rogers Communications (RCI), Liberty Global (LBTYA), Liberty Global (LBTYB), Liberty Global (LBTYK), Liberty Broadband Corp Series A (LBRDA), Liberty Broadband Corp Series C (LBRDK), Altice USA (ATUS), DISH Network (DISH), Discovery Inc Series C (DISCK), Viacom (VIAB), Shaw Communications (SJR), Qurate Retail Inc Series B (QRTEB), ITV PLC/ADR (ITVPY), Roku (ROKU) and Cable One (CABO). Who are Discovery Communications' key executives? Discovery Communications' management team includes the folowing people: Mr. David M. Zaslav, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 59)Gunnar Wiedenfels, Chief Financial Officer (Age 42)Mr. Bruce L. Campbell, Chief Devel., Distribution & Legal Officer (Age 52)Mr. Jean-Briac Perrette, CEO & Pres of Discovery Networks International (Age 48)Mr. David C. Leavy, Chief Corp. Operations & Communications Officer (Age 50) Who are Discovery Communications' major shareholders? Discovery Communications' stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (2.08%), Smead Capital Management Inc. (0.93%), New South Capital Management Inc. (0.87%), Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund (0.56%), Geode Capital Management LLC (0.52%) and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.42%). Company insiders that own Discovery Communications stock include Adria Alpert-Romm, Bruce Campbell, David Leavy, Gunnar Wiedenfels, J David Wargo, Jean-Briac Perrette, John C Malone, Kenneth W Lowe, Kurt Wehner, Paul A Gould, Paul J Guagliardo, S Decker Anstrom and Savalle Sims. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Discovery Communications. Which major investors are selling Discovery Communications stock? DISCA stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Lord Abbett & CO. LLC, New South Capital Management Inc., Strs Ohio, Smead Capital Management Inc., Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc., PNC Financial Services Group Inc. and Reinhart Partners Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Discovery Communications company stock in the last year include Adria Alpert-Romm, Bruce Campbell, David Leavy, Gunnar Wiedenfels, Jean-Briac Perrette, Kenneth W Lowe, Kurt Wehner and Savalle Sims. View Insider Buying and Selling for Discovery Communications. Which major investors are buying Discovery Communications stock? DISCA stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, BlackRock Inc., Toronto Dominion Bank, First Trust Advisors LP, Geode Capital Management LLC, Velanne Asset Management Ltd, Two Sigma Investments LP and Duality Advisers LP. Company insiders that have bought Discovery Communications stock in the last two years include Gunnar Wiedenfels, J David Wargo, John C Malone, Paul J Guagliardo and S Decker Anstrom. View Insider Buying and Selling for Discovery Communications. How do I buy shares of Discovery Communications? Shares of DISCA can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is Discovery Communications' stock price today? One share of DISCA stock can currently be purchased for approximately $28.91. How big of a company is Discovery Communications? Discovery Communications has a market capitalization of $15.13 billion and generates $6.87 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $-337,000,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or $2.24 on an earnings per share basis. Discovery Communications employs 7,000 workers across the globe. What is Discovery Communications' official website? The official website for Discovery Communications is http://corporate.discovery.com. How can I contact Discovery Communications? Discovery Communications' mailing address is 1 DISCOVERY PLACE, SILVER SPRING MD, 20910. The company can be reached via phone at 240-662-2000 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for Discovery Communications (NASDAQ DISCA)Community Ranking: 2.0 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 507 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 786 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,293MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Discovery Communications and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe DISCA will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe DISCA will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. 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