Discovery Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA) Under Analyst Spotlight

(NASDAQ:DISCB) shares saw heavy trading volume with 958 shares changing hands by the end of trading on Friday. (NASDAQ:DISCA). Teacher Retirement System Of Texas holds 21,929 shares. Short interest decreased from 529 to 523 over that period.

Investors are a little more bullish on shares of the company recently if you take into consideration the downtick in short interest.

A number of other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the business. The correct version of this news story can be accessed at The New South Capital Management Inc holds 4.67M shares with $120.65M value, down from 4.74 million last quarter. Horizon Investment Services LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Discovery Communications in the 1st quarter worth about $202,000. OLD Mutual Customised Solutions Proprietary Ltd. raised its holdings in shares of Discovery Communications by 112.1% in the 1st quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 49.14% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors. (NASDAQ:DISCA). Bnp Paribas Asset Sa reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Discovery Communications Inc.

The stock has actually made sharp losses in the past year, as the company has gathered a -24.47% return in the past twelve months.

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DISCA has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Discovery Communications, Inc. has a 52 week low of $19.36 and a 52 week high of $29.18.

08/08/2017 - Discovery Communications, Inc. was upgraded to "buy" by analysts at Pivotal Research. The firm owned 750,639 shares of the company's stock after selling 99,212 shares during the quarter. The count of Hold ratings in that period was 0. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded shares of Discovery Communications from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Wednesday, June 14th. Discovery Communications now has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $27.07. The firm has a market capitalization of $12.15 billion, a P/E ratio of 11.3121 and a beta of 1.56. When looking at the past five sessions, the stock returned 1.08% gains and is up by 8.85% compared with its 200-day moving average of $234.09.

Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCA) last announced its earnings results on Monday, July 31st. The firm had revenue of $1.75 billion during the quarter. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 17.45, and it's gotten there by action that has been more volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. A month ago, they told us to expect earnings of US$0.6 per share while three months ago their EPS consensus estimate was US$0.59. Fiduciary Trust Co. bought a new position in shares of Discovery Communications in the 2nd quarter valued at about $160,000. The Bislett Management Llc holds 490,000 shares with $12.66M value, up from 430,000 last quarter. Also, CFO Gunnar Wiedenfels bought 20,000 shares of Discovery Communications stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 1st. Following the completion of the acquisition, the chief financial officer now owns 20,000 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $460,200. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. The most recent short interest data show 8.23% of the company's stock are short sold.

According to Zacks brokerage recommendations, Discovery Communications, Inc. The Firm provides content across multiple distribution platforms, including pay-television (pay-TV), free-to-air (FTA) and broadcast television, Websites, digital distribution arrangements and content licensing agreements.

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