NASDAQ:DISCK - Discovery Communications Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$25.35 +0.04 (+0.16 %)
(As of 06/18/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$25.03
Today's Range$24.45 - $25.48
52-Week Range$14.99 - $27.15
Volume574,696 shs
Average Volume3.99 million shs
Market Capitalization$13.22 billion
P/E Ratio11.99
Dividend YieldN/A

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 Cable & other pay television services
SectorConsumer Discretionary


Debt-to-Equity Ratio2.00
Current Ratio1.83
Quick Ratio1.83


Trailing P/E Ratio11.99
Forward P/E RatioN/A
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$6.87 billion
Price / Sales1.93
Cash Flow$8.8947 per share
Price / Cash2.85
Book Value$8.43 per share
Price / Book3.01


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)N/A
Net Income$-337,000,000.00
Net Margins-7.40%
Return on Equity19.34%
Return on Assets5.10%


Outstanding Shares522,140,000

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 will Discovery Communications' stock buyback program work?

Discovery Communications declared that its board has authorized a stock buyback plan on Monday, July 31st 2017, which allows the company to buyback outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are often a sign that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Discovery Communications' earnings last quarter?

Discovery Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCK) announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May, 8th. The company reported $0.53 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.40 by $0.13. The company had revenue of $2.31 billion for the quarter. Discovery Communications had a negative net margin of 7.40% and a positive return on equity of 19.34%. View Discovery Communications' Earnings History.

What price target have analysts set for DISCK?

2 Wall Street analysts have issued 1 year target prices for Discovery Communications' shares. Their predictions range from $29.00 to $29.00. On average, they expect Discovery Communications' share 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 during the month of May. As of May 31st, there was short interest totalling 4,874,872 shares, a decline of 35.5% from the May 15th total of 7,563,437 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 3,795,609 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.3 days. Approximately 1.4% of the company's stock are short sold.

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)
  • Kenneth W. Lowe, Director (Age 66)
  • S. Decker Anstrom, Independent Director (Age 66)
  • Robert R. Beck, Independent Director (Age 76)

Has Discovery Communications been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about DISCK stock have been trending positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Discovery Communications earned a media sentiment score of 0.34 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 43.35 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next several days.

Who are Discovery Communications' major shareholders?

Discovery Communications' stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (5.02%), State of Wisconsin Investment Board (3.78%), Seizert Capital Partners LLC (1.22%), Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC (0.98%), CQS Cayman LP (0.98%) and Northern Trust Corp (0.93%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for Discovery Communications.

Which institutional investors are selling Discovery Communications stock?

DISCK stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Prudential Financial Inc., Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC, Nokomis Capital L.L.C., KBC Group NV, Cheyne Capital Management UK LLP, Glen Harbor Capital Management LLC, Olstein Capital Management L.P. and Jane Street Group LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Discovery Communications.

Which institutional investors are buying Discovery Communications stock?

DISCK stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Millennium Management LLC, CQS Cayman LP, Contrarius Investment Management Ltd, Northern Trust Corp, State of Wisconsin Investment Board, Natixis and Lido Advisors LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Discovery Communications.

How do I buy shares of Discovery Communications?

Shares of DISCK 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 DISCK stock can currently be purchased for approximately $25.35.

How big of a company is Discovery Communications?

Discovery Communications has a market capitalization of $13.22 billion and generates $6.87 billion in revenue each year.

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:  138 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  216 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  354
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Discovery Communications and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe DISCK will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe DISCK will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 6/18/2018 by Staff

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