Analysts See $0.50 EPS for Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCK)

Jeannie Matthews
January 14, 2018

About 2.81M shares traded. The institutional investor held 589,900 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $90.34 million, down from 668,149 at the end of the previous reported quarter.

Several other equities research analysts also recently issued reports on the company. Manor Road Capital Partners LLC boosted its stake in Discovery Communications by 42.5% in the second quarter.

Discovery Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA) gross margin percentage stands at 61.7% while its operating margin for the past trailing twelve month is 30.2 percent and its overall profit margin (ttm) is 11.1 Percent. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 16,661,316 shares of the company's stock worth $430,362,000 after purchasing an additional 858,015 shares in the last quarter. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board acquired a new stake in Discovery Communications in the second quarter valued at approximately $196,000. Finally, State Street Corp increased its position in shares of Discovery Communications by 5.4% during the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. lifted its stake in Discovery Communications by 2.0% in the 2nd quarter. Gotham Asset Management Llc sold 157,852 shares as the company's stock declined 9.80% while stock markets rallied. The last close places the company's stock about $0.85 off its 52 week high of $1.38 and $0.05 above the 52 week low of $0.48.

A number of research firms have recently weighed in on DISCA. Discovery Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCK) has risen 0.32% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending.

Among 31 analysts covering Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCA), 7 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 20 Hold. The stock decreased 0.71% or $0.17 during the last trading session, reaching $23.84. Maxim Group maintained the shares of HAIN in report on Thursday, June 22 with "Hold" rating. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. A composite of 13 technical indicators that includes measures such as moving averages and momentum oscillators suggests that DISCA is a Strong buy, which implies that DISCA is expected to outperform the market based on prior trading patterns. Credit Suisse maintained the shares of DISCA in report on Monday, November 6 with "Neutral" rating. Discovery Communications Inc. The company has a current ratio of 5.87, a quick ratio of 5.87 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.56. Discovery Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA) has declined 0.88% since January 13, 2017 and is downtrending.

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For the current quarter, 18 analysts are projecting a mean EPS of $0.43/share. After having $0.43 EPS previously, Discovery Communications, Inc.'s analysts see -11.63% EPS growth. Also, Director John C. Malone bought 332,523 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 13th.

Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that the stock is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend.

Putnam Investments Llc increased Hain Celestial Group Inc (HAIN) stake by 134.96% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. The stock was bought at an average cost of $19.72 per share, for a total transaction of $6,557,353.56. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 50,000 shares in the company, valued at $772,500. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. BlackRock Inc. now owns 9,533,783 shares of the company's stock valued at $246,259,000 after purchasing an additional 187,781 shares during the period.

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