Two Stable Stocks: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA), Himax Technologies, Inc. (HIMX)

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Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA)

Discovery Communications is the world’s #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.8 billion cumulative subscribers in 209 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity through 149 worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science and Investigation Discovery, as well as U.S. joint venture networks OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, The Hub and 3net, the first 24-hour 3D network. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools and owns and operates a diversified portfolio of digital media services, including Revision3.

Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA)‘s Financial Overview

Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA) declined -2.35% yesterday to close its trading session at $21.17. The company has 1 year Price Target of $26.65. The stock touched its 52-Week High on Obsolete and 52-Week Low on Obsolete. The stock traded with the volume of 4.58 Million shares yesterday. The firm shows the market capitalization of $8 Billion.

The firm is trading with SMA20 of -9.25 Percent, SMA50 of SMA50 Percent and SMA200 of -6.19 percent. Discovery Communications, Inc. has P/S value of 1.16 while its P/B value stands at 1.75. Similarly, the company has Return on Assets of -1.2 percent, Return on Equity of -4.2 percent and Return on Investment of 2.3 Percent. The company shows Gross Margin and Operating Margin of 61.8 percent and 9.6 percent respectively.

The Stock currently has Analyst’ mean Recommendation of 2.7 where the scale is from 1 to 5, 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Sell.

The 19 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Discovery Inc have a median target of 26.00, with a high estimate of 31.00 and a low estimate of 16.00. The median estimate represents a +22.82% increase from the last price of 21.17.

Himax Technologies, Inc. (HIMX)

Himax Technologies, Inc. designs, develops and markets semiconductors that are critical components of flat panel displays. The Company’s principal products are display drivers for large-sized TFT-LCD panels, which are used in desktop monitors, notebook computers and televisions, and display drivers for small- and medium-sized TFT-LCD panels, which are used in mobile handsets and consumer electronics products such as digital cameras, mobile gaming devices and car navigation displays. In addition, the Company is expanding its product offering to include LCD TV chipset solutions and LCOS microdisplays.

Himax Technologies, Inc. (HIMX)‘s Financial Outlook

The 10 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Himax Technologies Inc have a median target of 12.95, with a high estimate of 18.00 and a low estimate of 4.00. The median estimate represents a +111.60% increase from the last price of 6.12.

According to Zacks Investment Research, Himax Technologies, Inc. has a Consensus Recommendation of 2.25. (The Scale is from 1-5 where 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell).

The Stock declined-6.28% and closed its last trading session at $6.12. The company has the market capitalization of $1.08 Billion. The firm touched its 52-Week high on Obsolete and 52-Week low on Obsolete. The company has volume of 5.94 Million shares. The company has a total of 175.73 Million shares outstanding.

Himax Technologies, Inc. (HIMX) in the last quarter reported its actual EPS of $0.14/share

The company has YTD performance of -41.27 percent. Beta for Himax Technologies, Inc. stands at 0.26 while its ATR (average true range) is 0.38. The company has Weekly Volatility of 5.49%% and Monthly Volatility of 5.37%.

Himax Technologies, Inc. has distance from 20-day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of -18.05%, Distance from 50-Day Simple Moving Average of SMA50 percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of -34.78%.

The Company currently has ROA (Return on Assets) of 3.7 percent, Return on Equity (ROE) of 6.3 Percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of 0.6% with Gross margin of 24.4 percent and Operating & Profit margin of 1.2% and 4.1% respectively.

 

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