Discovery Communications (DISCA) was Downgraded by Topeka Capital Markets to ” Hold” while Lowering the Price Target of the company shares to $ 31 from a previous price target of $37 . Earlier the firm had a rating of “Buy ” on the company shares. Topeka Capital Markets advised their investors in a research report released on Apr 25, 2016.
Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Discovery Communications. RBC Capital Mkts Initiated Discovery Communications on Apr 8, 2016 to “Outperform”, Price Target of the shares are set at $35.Shares were Reiterated by UBS on Mar 9, 2016 to “Neutral” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 31 from a previous price target of $32 .Shares were Reiterated by Barclays on Feb 29, 2016 to “Equal Weight” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 28 from a previous price target of $29 .
On the company’s financial health, Discovery Communications reported $0.38 EPS for the quarter, missing the analyst consensus estimate by $ -0.07 based on the information available during the earnings call on Feb 18, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.45. The company had revenue of $1646.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $1669.77 million. The company’s revenue was down -1.8 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.43 EPS.
Discovery Communications opened for trading at $28.34 and hit $28.95 on the upside on Friday, eventually ending the session at $28.8, with a gain of 1.52% or 0.43 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 25,68,312 shares. Company has a market cap of $11,835 M.
In a different news, on Dec 18, 2015, Robert Miron (director) sold 820 shares at $26.31 per share price. According to the SEC, on Nov 9, 2015, Paul J Guagliardo (Chief Commercial Officer) sold 851 shares at $30.14 per share price. On Jun 3, 2015, Paul A Gould (director) sold 2,644 shares at $32.91 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.
Discovery Communications Inc. (Discovery) is a media company. The Company provides content across multiple distribution platforms including pay-TV free-to-air and broadcast television Websites digital distribution arrangements and content licensing agreements. Discovery operates in three segments: U.S. Networks consisting of domestic television networks and Websites; International Networks consisting of international television networks and Websites and Education and Other. The Companys U.S. Networks segment consists of national television networks. The U.S. Networks segment owns and operates 10 national television networks. The Companys International Networks segment consists of national and pan-regional television networks. The Companys Education and Other segment consists of curriculum-based product and service offerings and production studios. The Companys subsidiaries include Discovery Holding Company (DHC) and Discovery Communications Holding LLC (DCH).