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Discovery Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Discovery Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 10448.9. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Discovery Communications, Inc. is 25.76 (with a change from open of -0.50%), this in conjunction with a target price of 29.09. Volume today has so far reached 1214922, with an average volume of about 3282.76. The GAP for this stock, is -1.07%.

The P/E ratio is 14.19, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 11.78. The current EPS for Discovery Communications, Inc., is 1.84, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -4.80%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to -1.91%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Discovery Communications, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 12.79% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 15.70%. Quarter over quarter is 51.70% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 3.30%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 1.00%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 11.50%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.50% and institutional ownership is *TBA. Shares outstanding is 399.27, while shares float is at a value of 373.62. Float short for Discovery Communications, Inc. is 7.39% and the short ratio is 8.41.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.46, while the total debt/equity comes to 1.49. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.8, and the quick ratio is 1.8. The most recent gross margin is 62.80% and their operating margin is 31.20%. The profit margin is 11.90%.

Discovery Communications, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 4.90%, and on investment, 11.20%. Return on equity is 14.20%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 0.9. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.61, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.98 and Price/cash is 56.48, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 8.85.

The simple moving averages are -0.99% and -3.17% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -18.99% and the 52 week low is 8.88%.

Discovery Communications, Inc. has a dividend yield of *TBA, with a current price of 25.76. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 0.00%. This is in an industry, CATV Systems, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Services. Discovery Communications, Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the CATV Systems industry means that Discovery Communications, Inc. has seen performance for the past week of -5.49%, with performance for the month coming to 5.82%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 1.83%, and for the half year the performance is -9.23%. Volatility for this week is 2.51% and for the month this is 2.41%.

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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