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How to buy Discovery stock
Learn how to easily invest in Discovery stock.
Discovery Inc is an entertainment business based in the US. Discovery shares (DISCA) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Discovery employs 9,800 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
How to buy shares in Discovery
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- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – DISCA – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
- Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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What's in this guide?
- DISCA shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is DISCA stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Is DISCA suitable for ethical investing?
- Are DISCA shares over-valued?
- Discovery's financials
- How volatile are DISCA shares?
- Does Discovery pay a dividend?
- Have DISCA shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Discovery stock price (NASDAQ: DISCA)Use our graph to track the performance of DISCA stocks over time.
Discovery shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$28.58|
|52-week range||$21.66 - $78.14|
|50-day moving average||$25.45|
|200-day moving average||$29.08|
|Wall St. target price||$39.22|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$1.50|
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Is it a good time to buy Discovery stock?
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Discovery price performance over time
|1 week (2022-01-13)||-2.59%|
|1 month (2021-12-20)||24.86%|
|3 months (2021-10-20)||12.83%|
|6 months (2021-07-20)||1.60%|
|1 year (2021-01-20)||-21.57%|
|2 years (2020-01-17)||-11.87%|
|3 years (2019-01-18)||3.14%|
|5 years (2017-01-20)||2.47%|
Is Discovery stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Discovery stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Discovery's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Discovery's P/E ratio
Discovery's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 21x. In other words, Discovery shares trade at around 21x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Discovery's PEG ratio
Discovery's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.8612. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Discovery's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Discovery's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $3.6 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Discovery's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$11.9 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||18.1%|
|Gross profit TTM||$6.9 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||3.97%|
|Return on equity TTM||11.2%|
|Market capitalisation||$15.6 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Discovery's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Discovery.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Discovery's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 23.16
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Discovery's overall score of 23.16 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 21st percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Discovery is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Discovery's environmental score
Environmental score: 5.16/100
Discovery's environmental score of 5.16 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Discovery is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Discovery's social score
Social score: 15.63/100
Discovery's social score of 15.63 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Discovery is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Discovery's governance score
Governance score: 13.37/100
Discovery's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Discovery is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Discovery's controversy score
Controversy score: 1/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Discovery scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Discovery has managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||23.16|
|Total ESG percentile||21.36|
|Environmental score percentile||8|
|Social score percentile||8|
|Governance score percentile||8|
|Level of controversy||1|
Discovery share dividends
We're not expecting Discovery to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Have Discovery's shares ever split?
Discovery's shares were split on a 1957:1000 basis on 6 August 2014. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1957 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Discovery shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 48.9% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Discovery shares which in turn could have impacted Discovery's share price.
Discovery share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Discovery's shares have ranged in value from as little as $21.655 up to $78.14. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Discovery's is 1.3107. This would suggest that Discovery's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Discovery, Inc. , a media company, provides content across various distribution platforms in approximately 50 languages worldwide. It operates in two segments, U. S. Networks and International Networks. The company owns and operates various television networks under the Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, Science, MotorTrend, Discovery en Español, Discovery Familia, Eurosport, TVN, Discovery Kids, Discovery Family, American Heroes Channel, Destination America, Discovery Life, DIY Network, Cooking Channel, Great American Country, ID, the Oprah Winfrey Network, Eurosport, DMAX, and Discovery Home & Health brands, as well as other regional television networks. Its content spans genres, including survival, natural history, exploration, sports, general entertainment, home, food, travel, heroes, adventure, crime and investigation, health, and kids.
Discovery in the news
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Discovery is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 2.388% of Discovery shares are held by insiders and 106.826% by institutions. How many people work for Discovery?
Latest data suggests 9,800 work at Discovery. When does the fiscal year end for Discovery?
Discovery's fiscal year ends in December. Where is Discovery based?
Discovery's address is: 230 Park Avenue South, New York, NY, United States, 10003 What is Discovery's ISIN number?
Discovery's international securities identification number is: US25470F1049 What is Discovery's CUSIP number?
Discovery's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 25468Y107
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