Analyst Ratings for Discovery Communications Inc. Series C (DISCK)

Updated: 2017-07-29

Shares of Discovery Communications Inc. Series C (NASDAQ:DISCK) have received a consensus rating of Hold from Wall Street analysts. About 30 days ago, DISCK was issued an average rating of Hold.

A buy rating was issued by 3 analysts, 0 gave an overweight rating, 23 gave a hold rating, 1 issued an underweight rating, and 4 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an decrease of 1 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for DISCK. The most optimistic price target was 36, implying a possible profit of 41.18 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 22, implying a possible loss of -13.73 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. That number becomes 1.44 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 1.37 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.5 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of DISCK's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 18.15 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. DISCK has a PEG ratio of 0.74.

In the trailing 52-weeks, DISCK hit 29.18 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 23.24. Currently the stock is 9.72 percent higher than its low, and 12.61 percent below the high. DISCK has a P/E ratio of 13.41. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The DISCK value stock report compares DISCK to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of DISCK is $9.88 billion. DISCK's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.