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Discovery Communications Stock Price, Forecast & Analysis (NASDAQ:DISCA)

$30.76
+1.04 (+3.50 %)
(As of 11/18/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
$29.97
Now: $30.76
$30.90
50-Day Range
$26.55
MA: $28.08
$30.90
52-Week Range
$23.79
Now: $30.76
$32.87
Volume7.96 million shs
Average Volume3.96 million shs
Market Capitalization$16.16 billion
P/E Ratio14.58
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta1.55
Discovery, Inc operates as a media company worldwide. The company operates through two segments, U.S. Networks and International Networks. The company owns and operates various television networks under the Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science Channel, MotorTrend, Food Network, HGTV, Travel Channel, TVN, DIY Network, Cooking Channel, Discovery Family Channel, American Heroes Channel, Destination America, Discovery Life, Discovery en Espanol, Discovery Familia, Great American Country, the Oprah Winfrey Network, Eurosport, Discovery Kids, DMAX, and Discovery Home & Health brands, as well as other regional television networks. Read More…

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Cable & other pay television services
Sub-IndustryBroadcasting
SectorConsumer Discretionary
Current SymbolNASDAQ:DISCA
CUSIP25470F10
Phone240-662-2000

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$10.55 billion
Cash Flow$12.06 per share
Book Value$21.19 per share

Profitability

Net Income$594 million

Miscellaneous

Employees9,000
Market Cap$16.16 billion
Next Earnings Date2/25/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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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 were Discovery Communications' earnings last quarter?

Discovery Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA) released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November, 7th. The company reported $0.87 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.82 by $0.05. The business earned $2.68 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.67 billion. Discovery Communications had a return on equity of 23.29% and a net margin of 16.81%. The business's revenue was up 3.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.79 EPS. 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 25th 2020. View Earnings Estimates for Discovery Communications.

What price target have analysts set for DISCA?

10 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Discovery Communications' stock. Their forecasts range from $27.00 to $41.00. On average, they expect Discovery Communications' stock price to reach $34.78 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 13.1% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Discovery Communications.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Discovery Communications?

10 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Discovery Communications in the last year. There are currently 5 hold ratings and 5 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?

News stories about DISCA stock have been trending neutral this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Discovery Communications earned a coverage optimism score of 0.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave headlines about the company a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future. View News Stories for Discovery Communications.

Are investors shorting Discovery Communications?

Discovery Communications saw a increase in short interest during the month of October. As of October 15th, there was short interest totalling 34,740,000 shares, an increase of 9.9% from the September 15th total of 31,610,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 3,730,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 9.3 days. Approximately 22.8% of the shares of the company are short sold. View Discovery Communications' Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Discovery Communications' key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Discovery Communications own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Discovery Communications investors own include Netflix (NFLX), Walt Disney (DIS), NVIDIA (NVDA), Intel (INTC), Comcast (CMCSA), Costco Wholesale (COST), Micron Technology (MU), Starbucks (SBUX), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) and Cisco Systems (CSCO).

Who are Discovery Communications' key executives?

Discovery Communications' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. David M. Zaslav, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 59)
  • Dr. Gunnar Wiedenfels, Chief Financial Officer (Age 42)
  • Mr. Bruce L. Campbell, Chief Devel., Distribution & Legal Officer (Age 52)
  • Mr. Peter T. Faricy, Chief Exec. Officer of Global Direct-to-Consumer (Age 53)
  • Mr. Jean-Briac Perrette, CEO & Pres of Discovery Networks International (Age 48)

Who are Discovery Communications' major shareholders?

Discovery Communications' stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Smead Capital Management Inc. (0.82%), Loring Wolcott & Coolidge Fiduciary Advisors LLP MA (0.25%), Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. (0.22%), Gamco Investors INC. ET AL (0.21%), Strs Ohio (0.19%) and Reinhart Partners Inc. (0.18%). Company insiders that own Discovery Communications stock include Adria Alpert-Romm, Bruce Campbell, Daniel E Sanchez, David Leavy, Gunnar Wiedenfels, J David Wargo, Jean-Briac Perrette, John C Malone, Kenneth W Lowe, Kurt Wehner, Peter Faricy and Savalle Sims. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Discovery Communications.

Which institutional investors are selling Discovery Communications stock?

DISCA stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Mackay Shields LLC, Strs Ohio, SG Americas Securities LLC, Smead Capital Management Inc., Teacher Retirement System of Texas, Gamco Investors INC. ET AL, Northpointe Capital LLC and State of Tennessee Treasury Department. Company insiders that have sold Discovery Communications company stock in the last year include Bruce Campbell, Daniel E Sanchez, Jean-Briac Perrette and Savalle Sims. View Insider Buying and Selling for Discovery Communications.

Which institutional investors are buying Discovery Communications stock?

DISCA stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Centre Asset Management LLC, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., Arnhold LLC, Symons Capital Management Inc., California Public Employees Retirement System, Winmill & CO. Inc., Augustine Asset Management Inc. and Central Bank & Trust Co.. Company insiders that have bought Discovery Communications stock in the last two years include Gunnar Wiedenfels, J David Wargo, John C Malone and Peter Faricy. 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, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Discovery Communications' stock price today?

One share of DISCA stock can currently be purchased for approximately $30.76.

How big of a company is Discovery Communications?

Discovery Communications has a market capitalization of $16.16 billion and generates $10.55 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $594 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.11 on an earnings per share basis. Discovery Communications employs 9,000 workers across the globe.View Additional Information About Discovery Communications.

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 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  559 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  838 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,397
MarketBeat'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.
This page was last updated on 11/18/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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