Discovery Communications (DISCK) Getting Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Study Shows

Media headlines about Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCK) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Discovery Communications earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 45.7442216964823 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

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A number of equities research analysts recently commented on DISCK shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Discovery Communications from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. BidaskClub raised shares of Discovery Communications from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 23rd. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Discovery Communications from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Sunday, December 31st. Finally, Morgan Stanley raised their target price on shares of Discovery Communications from $22.00 to $29.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 31st. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, Discovery Communications presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $29.00.

Discovery Communications stock traded down $0.13 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $20.55. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 3,030,741 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,867,047. The company has a market cap of $7,894.02, a P/E ratio of 10.39 and a beta of 1.46. Discovery Communications has a 12 month low of $14.99 and a 12 month high of $29.18. The company has a current ratio of 5.34, a quick ratio of 5.34 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.20.

Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCK) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, February 27th. The company reported $0.47 earnings per share for the quarter. The business had revenue of $1.86 billion during the quarter. Discovery Communications had a negative net margin of 4.90% and a positive return on equity of 21.68%.

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About Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications, Inc (Discovery) is a global media company. The Company 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. Its segments include U.S.

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