Analyst Ratings for Discovery Communications Inc. Series A (DISCA)

Updated: 2017-07-29

Analysts covering Discovery Communications Inc. Series A (NASDAQ:DISCA) have given it a consensus rating of Hold. About 30 days ago, DISCA was issued an average rating of Hold.

Of the 31 analysts covering the stock, 3 gave it a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 23 issued a hold rating, 1 issued an underweight rating, and 4 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 1 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

DISCA was given price targets by several analysts. The highest price target was 36, implying a possible profit of 34.33 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 22, which equates to a potential downside of -17.91 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 0 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.88 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -2.17 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 4 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 5 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of DISCA's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 19.9 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of DISCA is 0.71.

DISCA has a 52-week high of 30.25 and a 52-week low of 23.96. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 11.85 percent, and 11.4 percent lower than its 52-week high. DISCA has a P/E ratio of 14.1. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The DISCA value stock report compares DISCA to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $9.88 billion. DISCA is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.