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Discovery Communications Inc. (DISCK) Analysts See $0.69 EPS

01 August 2017, 10:59 | Melanie Burgess

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Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its stake in shares of Discovery Communications by 1.9% in the fourth quarter.

US stocks are mostly lower in midday trading as Facebook and other technology companies open the week with losses. Quantbot Technologies LP now owns 6,622 shares of the company's stock worth $187,000 after buying an additional 6,039 shares during the last quarter.

Discovery Communications Inc. will be using a mixture of cash and stock to fund its purchase of Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. Six analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. Institutional investors own 44.26% of the company's stock. The original version of this piece can be read at https://www.baseball-news-blog.com/2017/07/31/teachers-advisors-llc-has-13-38-million-position-in-discovery-communications-inc-nasdaqdisck-updated.html. (NASDAQ:DISCA) is performing -2.23%. The overall volume in the last trading session was 3.87 million shares. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $70.79 and a 200 day moving average of $73.76.

The stock has a market capitalization of $10.90 billion, a P/E ratio of 12.87 and a beta of 1.60.

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Unfortunately, Wall Street had forecast EPS of 72 cents on $1.76 billion in revenue, per Yahoo Finance, meaning Discovery missed the mark at both its top and bottom-lines. The firm had revenue of $1.61 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.63 billion. Discovery Communications had a net margin of 17.50% and a return on equity of 23.67%. Scripps reported preliminary results of $400.8 million, up 20.8 percent. During the same period previous year, the business earned $0.46 earnings per share. (NASDAQ:DISCA) to report $ 0.55 EPS and has got OUTPERFORM rating from 2 of Thomson Reuters analysts and 5 analyst (s) given UNDERPERFORM rating. TheStreet raised Discovery Communications from a "c+" rating to a "b-" rating in a research note on Thursday, April 20th. MKM Partners restated a "neutral" rating and set a $30.00 target price (up previously from $27.00) on shares of Discovery Communications in a research report on Tuesday, May 2nd.

Analyst's ratings play a very important role in outlining a stock's performance. Rating Scale; where 1.0 rating means Strong Buy, 2.0 rating signify Buy, 3.0 recommendation reveals Hold, 4.0 rating score shows Sell and 5.0 displays Strong Sell signal.



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