Discovery Rises On Unusually High Volume (DISCA)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA) is trading at unusually high volume Thursday with 2.8 million shares changing hands. It is currently at two times its average daily volume and trading up $1.79 (+2.4%) at $77.14 as of 3:51 p.m. ET.

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Discovery has a market cap of $11.12 billion and is part of the services sector and media industry. Shares are up 20.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Discovery Communications, Inc. operates as a non fiction media company worldwide. It operates through three segments: U.S. Networks, International Networks, and Education. The company provides original and purchased content across various distribution platforms. The company has a P/E ratio of 30.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Discovery as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full Discovery Ratings Report.

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