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 most optimistic price target was 36, implying potential capital gains of 34.33 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 22, implying a possible loss 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.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, 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.

Analysts estimate earnings of DISCA to grow at a rate of 19.9 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. 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. 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 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.