A Look At Insider Reactions To Warner Bros. Discovery Inc. (WBD)

As of Thursday close, Warner Bros. Discovery Inc.’s (NASDAQ:WBD) stock was up $0.49, moving up 2.95 percent to $17.11. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 20,239,639 shares. 1 time new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$1.77 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 27,476,186.

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Since last month, WBD stock retreated -30.67%. Shares of the company fell to $16.51 on 05/12/22, the lowest level in the past month. Since the beginning of this year, WBD’s stock price has dropped by -27.32%. However, the stock has declined by -56.90% since its 52-week high.

Warner Bros. Discovery Inc. (WBD) last reported insider trading activity 8 days ago on May 05. YANG GEOFFREY Y, the Director of the company, purchased of 58,296 shares for $18.79 on May 05. It resulted in a $1,095,275 investment by the insider. Di Piazza Samuel A Jr. added 2,700 shares at an average price of $18.52 on May 02. The insider now owns 2,700 shares following the transaction. On May 02, Director Di Piazza Samuel A Jr. bought 13,500 shares at $18.45 apiece. The transaction was valued at $249,021.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Warner Bros. Discovery Inc. (WBD) has a P/E ratio of about 8.49. The stock’s beta is 1.25. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 3.52, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 0.84, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 17.78 may also be considered.

Financial Health

In the recent quarter, Warner Bros. Discovery Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 2.00, while its current ratio was 2.00, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the recent quarter was 1.14, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 1.20. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 61.20% percent. In the recent year, operating margins totaled 15.60%. Based on annual data, WBD earned $7.57 billion in gross profit and brought in $12.19 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 6.60%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 9.30%.

According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. WBD’s revenue rose 100.0% during the quarter, while net income inched up to $3.16 billion. During the quarter, the company generated $1.85 billion in EBITDA. The liabilities of Warner Bros. Discovery Inc. were 20.57 billion at the end of its most recent quarter. The value of shareholders’ equity is $2.43 billion.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Warner Bros. Discovery Inc.’s (WBD) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 60.60%, the RSI 9-day stood at 30.78% on 12 May.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Warner Bros. Discovery Inc. price is down by -9.37% percent or -$1.77. At present, WBD shares trade -34.19% below its 20-day simple moving average.

Stochastic coefficient K was 6.43% and Stochastic coefficient D was 5.02%, while ATR was 1.37. Given the Stochastic reading of 11.05% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 30.78%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -1.08, while the 14-day reading stands at -1.52.

Analyst Ratings

Cowen upgraded its rating on Warner Bros. Discovery Inc. (NASDAQ: WBD) to an Outperform in a note to investors on May 12, 2022. The analysts firm previously had a Market perform rating on the stock.Warner Bros. Discovery Inc. (WBD) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 1 brokerage firm, WBD is a sell, and 10 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 1 analyst rate Warner Bros. Discovery Inc. stock as buy, with 12 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $40.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $18.00 – $52.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Warner Bros. Discovery Inc. (WBD) will achieve an average price target of $35.56.


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