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Warner Bros. Discovery Inc. (NASDAQ: WBD): Slumped -52.71% In 2022, Outlook Stable

The trading price of Warner Bros. Discovery Inc. (NASDAQ:WBD) floating higher at last check on Wednesday, June 22, closing at $14.19, 1.10% higher than its previous close.

Traders who pay close attention to intraday price movement should know that it has been fluctuating between $13.925 and $14.68. The company’s P/E ratio in the trailing 12-month period was 6.97, while its 5Y monthly beta was 1.13. In examining the 52-week price action we see that the stock hit a 52-week high of $31.88 and a 52-week low of $13.30. Over the past month, the stock has lost -19.77% in value.

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Warner Bros. Discovery Inc., whose market valuation is $32.71 billion at the time of this writing. Investors’ optimism about the company’s current quarter earnings report is understandable. Analysts have predicted the quarterly earnings per share to grow by -$0.01 per share this quarter, however they have predicted annual earnings per share of $0.49 for 2022 and $1.75 for 2023. It means analysts are expecting annual earnings per share growth of -71.80% this year and 257.10% next year.

Analysts have forecast the company to bring in revenue of $11.9 billion for the current quarter, with the likely lows of $11.53 billion and highs of $12.35 billion. The average estimate suggests sales will likely up by 298.50% this quarter compared to what was recorded in the comparable quarter last year. From the analysts’ viewpoint, the consensus estimate for the company’s annual revenue in 2022 is $45.88 billion. The company’s revenue is forecast to grow by 276.40% over what it did in 2022.

A company’s earnings reviews provide a brief indication of a stock’s direction in the short term, where in the case of Warner Bros. Discovery Inc. No upward and no downward comments were posted in the last 7 days.

Here is the average analyst rating on the stock as represented by 1.00 to 5.00, with the extremes of 1.00 and 5.00 suggesting the stock should be considered as either strong buy or strong sell respectively. The number of analysts that have assigned WBD a recommendation rating is 24. Out of them, 11 rate it a Hold, while 11 recommend Buy, whereas 1 assign an Overweight rating. 0 analyst(s) have tagged Warner Bros. Discovery Inc. (WBD) as Underweight, while 1 advise Sell. Analysts have rated the stock Overweight, likely urging investors to take advantage of the opportunity to add to their holdings of the company’s shares.

If we dig deeper into the stock’s outlook, we see that the stock’s PEG is 0.94, which symbolizes a positive outlook. A quick review shows that WBD’s price is currently -13.10% off the SMA20 and -23.78% off the SMA50. The RSI metric on the 14-day chart is currently showing 36.14, and weekly volatility stands at 6.94%. When measured over the past 30 days, the indicator reaches 5.47%. Warner Bros. Discovery Inc. (NASDAQ:WBD)’s beta value is currently sitting at 1.34, while the Average True Range indicator is currently displaying 0.99. With analysts defining $18.00-$52.00 as the low and high price targets, we arrive at a consensus price target of $33.11 for the trailing 12-month period. The current price is about -26.85% off the estimated low and -266.46% off the forecast high, based on this estimate. Investors will be thrilled if WBD’s share price rises to $29.50, which is the median consensus price. At that level, WBD’s share price would be -107.89% below current price.

To see how Warner Bros. Discovery Inc. stock has been performing today in comparison to its peers in the industry, here are the numbers: WBD stock’s performance was 1.10% at last check in today’s session, and -52.71% in the past year, while Apple Inc. (AAPL) has been trading 1.05% in recent session and positioned 2.70% higher than it was a year ago. Another comparable company Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) saw its stock trading 1.91% higher in today’s session but was down -37.07% in a year. Furthermore, Netflix Inc. (NFLX) showed an increase of 4.37% today while its price kept declining at -65.61% over the past year. Warner Bros. Discovery Inc. has a P/E ratio of 6.97, compared to Apple Inc.’s 22.09 and Amazon.com Inc.’s 52.55. Also during today’s trading, the S&P 500 Index has surged 0.65%, while the Dow Jones Industrial also saw a positive session, up 0.42% today.

An evaluation of the daily trading volume of Warner Bros. Discovery Inc. (NASDAQ:WBD) indicates that the 3-month average is 22.06 million. However, this figure has increased over the past 10 days to an average of 24.09 million.

Currently, records show that 591.00 million of the company’s shares remain outstanding. The insiders hold 0.70% of outstanding shares, whereas institutions hold 8.20%. The stats also highlight that short interest as of Apr 28, 2022, stood at 38.63 million shares, resulting in a short ratio of 1.56 at that time. From this, we can conclude that short interest is 1.59% of the company’s total outstanding shares. It is noteworthy that short shares in April were down slightly from the previous month’s figure, which was 45.47 million. However, since the stock’s price has seen -40.36% year-to-date, investors’ interest is likely to be reignited due to its potential to move even lower.

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