Discovery Communications (DISCB) Earning Positive Press Coverage, Study Finds

Currently, 24.7% of the company's shares are short sold. Campbell Bruce sold $55,349 worth of stock or 3,047 shares. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 43,173 shares of the company's stock, valued at $784,453.41. Also, CFO Gunnar Wiedenfels purchased 15,000 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 3rd. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $15.45 per share, for a total transaction of $231,750.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 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. It is positive, as 65 investors sold DISCA shares while 163 reduced holdings. Finally, Mackenzie Financial Corp acquired a new stake in Discovery Communications in the third quarter valued at approximately $27,157,000. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 11,966,987 shares of the company's stock valued at $254,779,000 after purchasing an additional 1,297,175 shares in the last quarter. Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Discovery Communications by 50.0% in the second quarter.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in DISCA. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 16,661,316 shares of the company's stock valued at $430,362,000 after acquiring an additional 858,015 shares in the last quarter.

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News headlines about Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCB) have been trending positive this week, according to Accern. The company has a market cap of $8,800.00, a P/E ratio of 19.16, a P/E/G ratio of 1.10 and a beta of 1.56. 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 has a 1-year low of $15.99 and a 1-year high of $30.25.

Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCA) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 1st. They expect $0.38 earnings per share, down 32.14% or $0.18 from last year's $0.56 per share. The business had revenue of $1.65 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.64 billion. Discovery Communications had a net margin of 16.63% and a return on equity of 22.24%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was down.1% on a year-over-year basis. After having $0.43 EPS previously, Discovery Communications, Inc.'s analysts see -11.63% EPS growth.

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A number of research firms have commented on DISCA. (NYSE:UMH). First Allied Advisory Services Inc, Missouri-based fund reported 40,341 shares. Bank of America upgraded Discovery Communications from a "neutral" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $30.00 price target for the company in a research report on Thursday, December 21st. BidaskClub raised shares of Discovery Communications from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Thursday, December 7th. Topeka Capital Markets downgraded it to "Hold" rating and $31 target in Monday, April 25 report. RBC Capital Markets raised their price target on Discovery Communications from $33.00 to $35.00 and gave the stock an "outperform" rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 16th. If you are viewing this report on another site, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of United States and global copyright and trademark laws.

Over the past five trading sessions shares of Discovery Communications, Inc. The Company provides content across multiple distribution platforms, including pay-television (pay-TV), free-to-air and broadcast television, Websites, digital distribution arrangements and content licensing agreements. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity through 149 worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science and Investigation Discovery, as well as USA joint venture networks OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, The Hub and 3net, the first 24-hour 3D network.

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