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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Discovery Communications, Inc., DISCA

Discovery Communications, Inc., DISCA is in the exchange NASDAQ and its industry is CATV Systems in the sector of Services. Based in USA, Discovery Communications, Inc., DISCA  has a market cap of 10013.88. Since its IPO date on the 7/8/2005, Discovery Communications, Inc., DISCA performance year to date is -4.09%. Today Discovery Communications, Inc., DISCA has gained -0.27%, with a current price of 25.59.

Ownership of the company is 0.60% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is *TBA. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 0.00%. Return of assets are at 4.90%, with return on investment at 11.20%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Discovery Communications, Inc., DISCA is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.46. While Total debt/equity is 1.49. With a profit margin of 11.90%, this is combined with a gross margin of 62.80%, and operating margin of 31.20%. Discovery Communications, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.8, while the quick ratio is 1.8.

For the last year Discovery Communications, Inc., DISCA has seen a EPS growth of -4.80%. A performance for the year of -3.80%. The 52-week high is -19.53%, and the 52-week low is 8.16%. The average volume for Discovery Communications, Inc., DISCA is 1921300.

With a target price of 29.05, can Discovery Communications, Inc., DISCA reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Discovery Communications, Inc., DISCA. Discovery Communications, Inc. has a P/E of 13.88 and a forward P/E of 11.51. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 0.88. Discovery Communications, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.55 and 1.93 respectively. For P/cash, Discovery Communications, Inc. has a value of 54.13, while it is 8.49 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 25.59, Discovery Communications, Inc. has a dividend yield of *TBA. We see a return on equity of 14.20%.

Looking more long-term Discovery Communications, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 15.70%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 12.38% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -4.80% for this year and for the last five years a 1.00% growth has been seen.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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