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.

Several price targets were given for DISCA by the analysts covering the stock. The highest price target was 36, implying a possible profit of 34.33 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 22, implying potential capital losses of -17.91 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 0 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.88 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -2.17 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the 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, compared to 5 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

DISCA has an estimated earnings growth rate of 19.9 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is 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, 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.

DISCA has a 52-week high of 30.25 and a 52-week 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 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 market cap of DISCA is $9.88 billion. DISCA is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.