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 potential capital gains of 34.33 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 22, which equates to a potential downside of -17.91 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

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. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -0.88 percent. 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 made negative revisions. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 5 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of DISCA to grow at a rate of 19.9 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of DISCA is 0.71.

In the last 52-weeks, DISCA has achieved a high of 30.25 and a low of 23.96. Today's price is 11.85 percent above the 52-week low, 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.