How to buy Discovery shares | $68.015

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Discovery, Inc (DISCA) is a leading entertainment business based in the US. It opened the day at $65.36 after a previous close of $65.82. During the day the price has varied from a low of $65.2298 to a high of $68.31. The latest price was $68.015 (25 minute delay). Discovery is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 9,800 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Discovery

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: DISCA in this case.
  5. Research Discovery shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Discovery shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

Discovery share price

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Discovery shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-11.
Open$65.36
High$68.31
Low$65.2298
Close$68.015
Previous close$65.82
Change $2.195
Change % 3.3349%
Volume 2,563,308
Information last updated 2021-04-30.
52-week range$18.56 - $78.14
50-day moving average $50.0903
200-day moving average $38.0545
Wall St. target price$46.4
PE ratio 29.0582
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.306
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Fees for buying 10x Discovery shares with popular platforms

Both exchange rates and share prices fluctuate in real time, so the costs presented here should be considered as a guide only. They do not incorporate stamp duty. Always refer to the platform itself for availability and pricing – which may differ from our information.

Platform Platform fee Min. initial deposit Trading fee estimate
Fineco logo £0 No minimum £4.90
£495.22 total
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eToro Free Stocks logo £0 $200 £2.45
£492.77 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £0.96
£491.28 total
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Stake logo £0 £50 £2.48
£492.80 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £16.88
£507.20 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £15.37
£505.69 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £15.66
£505.98 total
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Is it a good time to buy Discovery stock?

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Discovery price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $68.015

1 month (2021-04-09) 61.94%
3 months (2021-02-09) 56.36%
6 months (2020-11-09) 207.48%
1 year (2020-05-08) 222.58%
2 years (2019-05-09) 139.07%
3 years (2018-05-09) 205.27%
5 years (2016-05-09) 141.62%

Is Discovery under- or over-valued?

Valuing a stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge value.

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 29x. In other words, Discovery shares trade at around 29x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

PEG ratio

Discovery's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.3407. A PEG ratio over 1 can be interpreted as meaning shares are overvalued at the current rate of growth, or may anticipate an acceleration in growth.

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.

EBITDA

Discovery's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $3.8 billion (£2.7 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Discovery's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Financials

Revenue TTM $10.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 22.31%
Gross profit TTM $6.9 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.49%
Return on equity TTM 9.5%
Profit margin 9.11%
Book value $16.537
Market capitalisation $17.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Discovery shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "DISCA.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 39.6 million Discovery shares held short by investors – that's known as the "short interest". This figure is 32.9% down from 59.0 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Discovery shares can be evaluated.

Short interest ratio (SIR)

Discovery's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Discovery shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Discovery shares traded daily (recently around 23.4 million). Discovery's SIR currently stands at 1.69. In other words for every 100,000 Discovery shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1690 shares are currently held short.

However Discovery's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Discovery shares, or, against the total number of tradable Discovery shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Discovery's short interest could be expressed as 0.08% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Discovery shares in existence, roughly 80 shares are currently held short) or 0.2858% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Discovery shares, roughly 286 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Discovery.

Find out more about how you can short Discovery stock.

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.

Total ESG risk score

Discovery's 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.).

Environmental score

Discovery's 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.

Social score

Discovery's 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.

Governance score

Discovery's 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.

Controversy score

Discovery's controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, 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

Discovery, Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 23.16
Total ESG percentile 21.36
Environmental score 5.16
Environmental score percentile 8
Social score 15.63
Social score percentile 8
Governance score 13.37
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. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.

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.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Discovery's shares have ranged in value from as little as $18.56 up to $78.14. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

DISCA.US volatility(beta: 1.45)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

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 1.4512. 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).

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