Discovery Stock Hits New 52-Week High (DISCA)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $60.90, above its previous 52-week high of $60.48 with 80,216 shares traded as of 10:10 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.4 million shares over the past 30 days.

Discovery has a market cap of $8.72 billion and is part of the services sector and media industry. Shares are up 46% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Discovery Communications, Inc. operates as a non fiction media and entertainment company worldwide. The company provides original and purchased programming across various distribution platforms. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.6, equal to the average media industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Discovery as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Discovery Ratings Report.

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