Discovery Communications' stock market performance has been middling, and, between the end of Shark Week and the end of the buzz around its share-dividend, the company's stock resides in the red, for this year -- but, not by much. Analysts have ratcheted down expectations, but there is still room for the Silver Spring entertainment network to find a partner. There are plenty of M&A opportunities and the industry is not facing pressure in Washington for its consolidation plays. Factoring in Discovery's biggest backer, it may be time for the Chart of the Day to turn itself into 'The Deal of the Year.'
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