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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for DISCA. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 36, which equates to a potential upside of 34.33 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change 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.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 4 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 5 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of DISCA's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 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, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. DISCA has a PEG ratio of 0.71.

In the last 52-weeks, DISCA has achieved a high of 30.25 and a low of 23.96. Currently the stock is 11.85 percent higher than its low, and 11.4 percent below the high. DISCA has a price/earnings 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.