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Stocks Buzz: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA), Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV), Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS)


Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -1.97% or $-0.53 to close the day at $26.34 on active trading volume of 5.62M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 3.04M. The Silver Spring Maryland 20910 based company has been outperforming the catv systems group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 1.97%, compared to the industry which has advanced 7.79% over the same period. With RSI of 38.59, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $28.05, making it a hold for now.

Discovery Communications, Inc. operates as a media company worldwide. It operates through U.S. Networks; International Networks; and Education and Other segments. The company owns and operates various television networks under the Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science, Velocity, Discovery Family, American Heroes, Destination America, Discovery Life, Oprah Winfrey Network, Eurosport, DMAX, and Discovery Kids brands. Its content spans genres, including survival, exploration, sports, lifestyle, general entertainment, heroes, adventure, crime and investigation, health, and kids. The company also develops and sells curriculum-based education products and services comprising online suite of curriculum-based VOD tools, professional development services, and digital textbooks, as well as student assessments; and publishes hard copy curriculum-based content for K-12 schools. In addition, it operates production studios that develop content for television service providers, as well as Websites. The company provides content through various distribution platforms, including pay-TV, free-to-air and broadcast television, digital distribution arrangements, and content licensing agreements, as well as various platforms, such as brand-aligned Websites, Web-native networks, on-line streaming, mobile devices, video on demand (VOD), and broadband channels. As of December 31, 2015, it operated approximately 380 distribution feeds in 40 languages internationally. The company is headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) grew with the stock adding 2.07% or $1.04 to close at $51.34 on light trading volume of 5.57M compared its three months average trading volume of 7.21M. The Dallas Texas 75235 based company operating under the Regional Airlines industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 23.23% up for the period and up by 3.01% so far this year. With price target of $56.57 and a 52.55% rebound from 52-week low, Southwest Airlines Co. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Southwest Airlines Co. operates passenger airlines that provide scheduled air transportation services in the United States and near-international markets. As of December 31, 2015, it operated 704 Boeing 737 aircraft. The company served 97 destinations in 40 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, as well as 7 near-international countries, including Mexico, Jamaica, The Bahamas, Aruba, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, and Belize. It also sells frequent flyer points and related services to business partners participating in the Rapid Rewards frequent flyer program, including car rental agencies, hotels, restaurants, and retailers. The company was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 1.62% or $0.9 to close the day at $56.61 on higher than average trading volume of 5.56M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 4.6M. The Las Vegas Nevada 89109 based company has been outperforming the resorts & casinos companies by -3.0093% for last three months and its recent losses have trimmed gains to 5.99% YTD, versus the resorts & casinos industry which is up 4.5% for the same period. The RSI of 53.99 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.

Las Vegas Sands Corp., together with its subsidiaries, develops, owns, and operates integrated resorts in Asia and the United States. It owns and operates The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, Sands Cotai Central, the Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip, the Plaza Casino, and the Sands Macao in Macao, the People’s Republic of China; and iconic Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. The company also owns and operates The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino, and Five-Diamond luxury resorts on the Las Vegas Strip; Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada; and the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Its integrated resorts include accommodations, gaming, entertainment and retail, convention and exhibition facilities, celebrity chef restaurants, and other amenities. Las Vegas Sands Corp. was founded in 1988 and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.


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