Discovery Communications Stock Price, News & Analysis (NASDAQ:DISCK)

$22.65 -0.17 (-0.74 %)
(As of 02/18/2018 03:11 PM ET)
Previous Close$22.65
Today's Range$22.51 - $22.91
52-Week Range$14.99 - $29.18
Volume1.78 million shs
Average Volume2.93 million shs
Market Capitalization$8.59 billion
P/E Ratio11.86
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta1.45

About Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCK)

Discovery Communications logoDiscovery Communications, Inc. (Discovery) is a global media company. The Company provides content across multiple distribution platforms, including pay-television (pay-TV), free-to-air (FTA) and broadcast television, Websites, digital distribution arrangements and content licensing agreements. Its segments include U.S. Networks, which consists principally of domestic television networks and digital content services; International Networks, consisting primarily of international television networks and digital content services, and Education and Other, which consists principally of curriculum-based product and service offerings, and production studios. The Company's portfolio of networks includes television brands, such as Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, ID, Velocity (known as Turbo outside of the United States) and Eurosport. It is also engaged in extending content distribution across various platforms, including brand-aligned Websites, Web-native networks and online streaming.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Television Broadcasting
Sub-IndustryN/A
SectorConsumer Discretionary
SymbolNASDAQ:DISCK
CUSIPN/A
Phone240-662-2000

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio2.56%
Current Ratio5.87%
Quick Ratio5.87%

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio11.8587008308944
Forward P/E Ratio10.20
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$6.50 billion
Price / Sales1.32
Cash Flow$8.65 per share
Price / Cash2.62
Book Value$13.14 per share
Price / Book1.72

Profitability

Trailing EPS$1.91
Net Income$1.19 billion
Net Margins16.63%
Return on Equity22.24%
Return on Assets6.83%

Miscellaneous

EmployeesN/A
Outstanding Shares379,050,000

Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCK) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Discovery Communications' stock symbol?

Discovery Communications trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "DISCK."

How were Discovery Communications' earnings last quarter?

Discovery Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCK) announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July, 31st. The company reported $0.68 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.72 by $0.04. The firm had revenue of $1.75 billion for the quarter. Discovery Communications had a return on equity of 22.24% and a net margin of 16.63%. View Discovery Communications' Earnings History.

Where is Discovery Communications' stock going? Where will Discovery Communications' stock price be in 2018?

2 brokers have issued 12-month price targets for Discovery Communications' stock. Their predictions range from $29.00 to $29.00. On average, they expect Discovery Communications' stock price to reach $29.00 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Discovery Communications.

Are investors shorting Discovery Communications?

Discovery Communications saw a decline in short interest in the month of January. As of January 12th, there was short interest totalling 24,016,981 shares, a decline of 6.8% from the December 29th total of 25,760,668 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 3,587,812 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 6.7 days. Currently, 11.9% of the shares of the stock are sold short.

Who are some of Discovery Communications' key competitors?

Who are Discovery Communications' key executives?

Discovery Communications' management team includes the folowing people:

  • David M. Zaslav, President, Chief Executive Officer, Director (Age 57)
  • Gunnar Wiedenfels, Chief Financial Officer
  • Jean-Briac Perrette, President and Chief Executive Officer - Discovery Networks International (Age 45)
  • Adria Alpert-Romm, Chief Human Resources and Global Diversity Officer (Age 62)
  • Kurt T. Wehner, Executive Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer (Age 54)
  • Bruce L. Campbell, Chief Distribution Officer, Chief Development Officer, Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel (Age 49)
  • David Leavy, Chief Corporate Operations and Communications Officer (Age 47)
  • S. Decker Anstrom, Independent Director (Age 66)
  • Robert R. Beck, Independent Director (Age 76)
  • Robert R. Bennett, Independent Director (Age 59)

Who owns Discovery Communications stock?

Discovery Communications' stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (3.59%), State of Wisconsin Investment Board (3.57%), Mackenzie Financial Corp (0.81%), Sterling Capital Management LLC (0.67%), First Manhattan Co. (0.67%) and Private Management Group Inc. (0.62%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for Discovery Communications.

Who sold Discovery Communications stock? Who is selling Discovery Communications stock?

Discovery Communications' stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including APG Asset Management N.V., First Manhattan Co., Alliancebernstein L.P., Confluence Investment Management LLC, Pinnacle Associates Ltd., Water Island Capital LLC, Loring Wolcott & Coolidge Fiduciary Advisors LLP MA and Wells Fargo & Company MN. View Insider Buying and Selling for Discovery Communications.

Who bought Discovery Communications stock? Who is buying Discovery Communications stock?

Discovery Communications' stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including State of Wisconsin Investment Board, Mackenzie Financial Corp, Cheyne Capital Management UK LLP, Douglass Winthrop Advisors LLC, Private Management Group Inc., Nokomis Capital L.L.C., Douglas Lane & Associates LLC and River Road Asset Management LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Discovery Communications.

How do I buy Discovery Communications stock?

Shares of Discovery Communications 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 Discovery Communications stock can currently be purchased for approximately $22.65.

How big of a company is Discovery Communications?

Discovery Communications has a market capitalization of $8.59 billion and generates $6.50 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $1.19 billion in net income (profit) each year or $1.91 on an earnings per share basis.

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 (DISCK)

Community Ranking:  1.9 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  120 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  191 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  311
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Discovery Communications and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCK) Analysts' Consensus Rating

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Today30 Days Ago90 Days Ago180 Days Ago
Consensus Rating: HoldHoldHoldHold
Consensus Rating Score: 2.002.002.002.00
Ratings Breakdown: 0 Sell Rating(s)
2 Hold Rating(s)
0 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
0 Sell Rating(s)
2 Hold Rating(s)
0 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
0 Sell Rating(s)
2 Hold Rating(s)
0 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
0 Sell Rating(s)
1 Hold Rating(s)
0 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
Consensus Price Target: $29.00$22.00$22.00N/A
Price Target Upside: 20.13% upside21.01% upside21.01% upsideN/A

Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCK) Consensus Price Target History

Price Target History for Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCK)

Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCK) Analyst Ratings History

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DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
1/31/2018Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight -> Equal Weight$22.00 -> $29.00LowView Rating Details
8/1/2017Barrington ResearchReiterated RatingMarket PerformLowView Rating Details
4/25/2016Topeka Capital MarketsDowngradeBuy -> Hold$37.00 -> $30.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 2/18/2016 forward)

Earnings

Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCK) Earnings History and Estimates Chart

Earnings by Quarter for Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCK)

Discovery Communications (NASDAQ DISCK) Earnings History by Quarter

DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
11/2/2017Q3 2017$0.53$0.43$1.65 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/31/20176/30/2017$0.72$0.68$1.75 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/9/20173/31/2017$0.50$0.41$1.61 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/14/201712/31/2016$0.47$0.56$1.67 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/1/2016Q3 2016$0.43$0.40$1.56 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/2/2016Q2 2016$0.55$0.71$1.71 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2016Q1 2016$0.39$0.46$1.56 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/18/2016Q4$0.39$0.38$1.65 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/3/2015Q3$0.39$0.47$1.56 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/5/2015Q2$0.48$0.49$1.65 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2015Q1 2015$0.37$0.42$1.54 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/19/2015Q4 2014$0.42$0.43$1.68 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/4/2014Q3 2014$0.41$0.46$1.57 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/31/2014Q2 2014$0.58$1.64 billion$1.61 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/6/2014Q1 2014$0.75$0.75$1.48 billion$1.41 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/13/2014$0.92$0.92$1.58 billion$1.54 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/31/2013$0.71$0.80$1.38 billion$1.38 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/30/2013$0.82$1.47 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/7/2013Q1 2013$0.32$1.16 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/14/2013Q4 2012$0.35ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/6/2012Q3 2012$0.29ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/31/2012Q2 2012$0.38ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/8/2012Q1 2012$0.28ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/16/2012Q4 2011$0.35ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/1/2011Q3 2011$0.25$0.30ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2011Q2 2011$0.29$0.31ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/28/2011Q1 2011$0.26$0.27ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/11/2011Q4 2010$0.26$0.26ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/2/2010Q3 2010$0.21$0.20ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/3/2010Q2 2010$0.25ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/30/2010Q1 2010$0.20ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/10/2010Q4 2009$0.20ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/3/2009Q3 2009$0.11ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2009Q2 2009$0.16ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/4/2009Q1 2009$0.14ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/25/2009Q4 2008$0.16ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/7/2008Q3 2008$0.16ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Earnings results data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Estimates

Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCK) Earnings Estimates

Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.22 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.24 EPS

Dividends

Dividend History for Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCK)


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Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Discovery Communications (NASDAQ DISCK)

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Headlines

Discovery Communications (NASDAQ DISCK) News Headlines

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DateHeadline
Discovery Communications (DISCK) Upgraded by BidaskClub to BuyDiscovery Communications (DISCK) Upgraded by BidaskClub to Buy
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 17 at 2:42 PM
Zacks: Brokerages Anticipate Discovery Communications Inc. (DISCK) to Announce $0.33 EPSZacks: Brokerages Anticipate Discovery Communications Inc. (DISCK) to Announce $0.33 EPS
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 5 at 3:12 AM
Discovery Communications Inc. (DISCK) Given Average Rating of "Hold" by BrokeragesDiscovery Communications Inc. (DISCK) Given Average Rating of "Hold" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 3 at 2:32 PM
Morgan Stanley Increases Discovery Communications (DISCK) Price Target to $29.00Morgan Stanley Increases Discovery Communications (DISCK) Price Target to $29.00
www.americanbankingnews.com - January 31 at 8:46 PM
Discovery Communications Inc. (DISCK) Short Interest Down 6.8% in JanuaryDiscovery Communications Inc. (DISCK) Short Interest Down 6.8% in January
www.americanbankingnews.com - January 27 at 3:16 AM
Discovery Communications Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (DISCK)Discovery Communications Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (DISCK)
www.americanbankingnews.com - January 21 at 1:28 AM
$0.50 EPS Expected for Discovery Communications Inc. (DISCK) This Quarter$0.50 EPS Expected for Discovery Communications Inc. (DISCK) This Quarter
www.americanbankingnews.com - January 19 at 5:26 AM
Who Ya Callin Superfluous? Tax Boost Only Goes So Far for Troubled Media StocksWho Ya Callin' Superfluous? Tax Boost Only Goes So Far for Troubled Media Stocks
finance.yahoo.com - January 11 at 9:36 AM
Digital Video: From Creation to Fragmentation, Industry Execs Weigh InDigital Video: From Creation to Fragmentation, Industry Execs Weigh In
finance.yahoo.com - January 11 at 9:36 AM
[$$] 5 Value Stocks Set to Beat the Market[$$] 5 Value Stocks Set to Beat the Market
finance.yahoo.com - January 11 at 9:36 AM
Malone vs. Murdoch: Whos Right About Future of Media?Malone vs. Murdoch: Who's Right About Future of Media?
finance.yahoo.com - January 10 at 9:23 AM
Discovery Has Widespread AppealDiscovery Has Widespread Appeal
finance.yahoo.com - January 10 at 9:23 AM
Zacks Investment Research Upgrades Discovery Communications (DISCK) to HoldZacks Investment Research Upgrades Discovery Communications (DISCK) to Hold
www.americanbankingnews.com - January 9 at 8:58 PM
BidaskClub Lowers Discovery Communications (DISCK) to HoldBidaskClub Lowers Discovery Communications (DISCK) to Hold
www.americanbankingnews.com - January 6 at 7:28 PM
[$$] John Malone Buys More Discovery, Sheds Lions Gate[$$] John Malone Buys More Discovery, Sheds Lions Gate
finance.yahoo.com - January 2 at 9:18 AM
Discovery Communications: S&P 500’s Top Loser on December 28Discovery Communications: S&P 500’s Top Loser on December 28
finance.yahoo.com - January 1 at 9:16 AM
Discovery Communications (DISCK) Upgraded at BidaskClubDiscovery Communications (DISCK) Upgraded at BidaskClub
www.americanbankingnews.com - December 22 at 9:04 PM
Discovery Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA) to Ring the Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell in Celebration of Animal Planets New Years Day Premiere of "AKC National Championship Dog Show Presented by Royal Canin"Discovery Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA) to Ring the Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell in Celebration of Animal Planet's New Year's Day Premiere of "AKC National Championship Dog Show Presented by Royal Canin"
feeds.benzinga.com - December 22 at 3:21 PM
Discovery Communications Sees Unusually High Options Volume (DISCK)Discovery Communications Sees Unusually High Options Volume (DISCK)
www.americanbankingnews.com - December 18 at 3:10 AM
Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCK) Given Average Recommendation of "Hold" by BrokeragesDiscovery Communications, Inc. (DISCK) Given Average Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - December 15 at 12:02 PM
Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCK) Short Interest Up 19.0% in NovemberDiscovery Communications, Inc. (DISCK) Short Interest Up 19.0% in November
www.americanbankingnews.com - December 13 at 1:10 AM
Discovery Communications (DISCK) Stock Rating Upgraded by BidaskClubDiscovery Communications (DISCK) Stock Rating Upgraded by BidaskClub
www.americanbankingnews.com - December 9 at 3:42 PM
Financial Contrast: Discovery Communications (DISCK) & Discovery Communications (DISCA)Financial Contrast: Discovery Communications (DISCK) & Discovery Communications (DISCA)
www.americanbankingnews.com - December 6 at 9:38 PM
ETFs with exposure to Discovery Communications, Inc. : December 5, 2017ETFs with exposure to Discovery Communications, Inc. : December 5, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - December 5 at 5:26 PM
Discovery Communications (DISCA) Surges: Stock Moves 7.1% HigherDiscovery Communications (DISCA) Surges: Stock Moves 7.1% Higher
finance.yahoo.com - December 5 at 9:58 AM
Financial Analysis: CTC Media (CTCM) & Discovery Communications (DISCK)Financial Analysis: CTC Media (CTCM) & Discovery Communications (DISCK)
www.americanbankingnews.com - December 3 at 5:30 PM
Discovery Communications, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : DISCK-US : December 1, 2017Discovery Communications, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : DISCK-US : December 1, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - December 1 at 4:41 PM
Discover Financial Services and Discovery Education Unite to Empower High School Students to Take Control of Their Financial FuturesDiscover Financial Services and Discovery Education Unite to Empower High School Students to Take Control of Their Financial Futures
finance.yahoo.com - November 29 at 9:19 AM
Short Interest in Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCK) Rises By 46.8%Short Interest in Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCK) Rises By 46.8%
www.americanbankingnews.com - November 27 at 11:32 PM
Former Obama admin official battles to get Weinstein CompanyFormer Obama admin official battles to get Weinstein Company
finance.yahoo.com - November 22 at 6:41 PM
Bear of the Day: Discovery Communications (DISCA)Bear of the Day: Discovery Communications (DISCA)
finance.yahoo.com - November 22 at 6:41 PM
Pilgrim's Pride, Discovery Communications, Salesforce.com, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP highlighted as Zacks Bull and Bear of the DayPilgrim's Pride, Discovery Communications, Salesforce.com, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP highlighted as Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day
finance.yahoo.com - November 22 at 6:41 PM
Liberty Medias John Malone calls the drop in Discoverys stock a dirt cheap buying opportunityLiberty Media's John Malone calls the drop in Discovery's stock a 'dirt cheap' buying opportunity
finance.yahoo.com - November 18 at 5:29 PM
Recent DISCK NewsRecent DISCK News
www.bloomberg.com - November 16 at 6:34 PM
Harrisburg School District Incorporates Computational Thinking Into Its Curriculum To Empower Students With Skills For Future CareersHarrisburg School District Incorporates Computational Thinking Into Its Curriculum To Empower Students With Skills For Future Careers
finance.yahoo.com - November 16 at 1:30 PM
BBC looking at 500 mln pound bid for UKTV - TelegraphBBC looking at 500 mln pound bid for UKTV - Telegraph
finance.yahoo.com - November 16 at 1:30 PM
Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area Educators Learn Computational Thinking To Prepare Students For 21st Century CareersWashington D.C. Metropolitan Area Educators Learn Computational Thinking To Prepare Students For 21st Century Careers
finance.yahoo.com - November 14 at 6:22 PM
Interesting DISCK Put And Call Options For January 2020Interesting DISCK Put And Call Options For January 2020
www.nasdaq.com - November 13 at 6:34 PM
Disney has big plans for Star Wars and its upcoming streaming serviceDisney has big plans for Star Wars and its upcoming streaming service
finance.yahoo.com - November 12 at 5:37 PM
Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCK) Short Interest Up 30.0% in OctoberDiscovery Communications, Inc. (DISCK) Short Interest Up 30.0% in October
www.americanbankingnews.com - November 11 at 3:40 AM
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finance.yahoo.com - November 10 at 10:08 AM
ETFs with exposure to Discovery Communications, Inc. : November 7, 2017ETFs with exposure to Discovery Communications, Inc. : November 7, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - November 8 at 2:10 AM
Discovery Communications, Inc. :DISCK-US: Earnings Analysis: Q3, 2017 By the Numbers : November 6, 2017Discovery Communications, Inc. :DISCK-US: Earnings Analysis: Q3, 2017 By the Numbers : November 6, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - November 6 at 7:20 PM
Discovery Communications Reports Third Quarter 2017 ResultsDiscovery Communications Reports Third Quarter 2017 Results
www.bizjournals.com - November 2 at 6:55 PM
Discovery Communications Enters Oversold Territory (DISCK)Discovery Communications Enters Oversold Territory (DISCK)
www.nasdaq.com - November 2 at 6:55 PM
Why Discovery Communications, Inc. Stock Fell 11.3% in OctoberWhy Discovery Communications, Inc. Stock Fell 11.3% in October
www.fool.com - November 2 at 4:53 PM
Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCK) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to "Sell"Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCK) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to "Sell"
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 30 at 8:38 PM
Can Discovery (DISCA) Deliver a Beat This Earnings Season?Can Discovery (DISCA) Deliver a Beat This Earnings Season?
finance.yahoo.com - October 30 at 6:34 PM
Tiger Woods Foundation and Discovery Education Join Forces to Create Virtual Field Trip to Highlight Careers at FacebookTiger Woods Foundation and Discovery Education Join Forces to Create Virtual Field Trip to Highlight Careers at Facebook
finance.yahoo.com - October 30 at 6:34 PM
Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCK) Receives Average Recommendation of "Hold" from AnalystsDiscovery Communications, Inc. (DISCK) Receives Average Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 26 at 12:14 PM

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