Scan For Analyst Views: Discover Financial Services (DFS), Spirit Airlines, Inc. (SAVE)

Marco Green
October 12, 2017

About shares traded. WellCare Health Plans, Inc. Finally, Bank of Montreal Can boosted its position in Discover Financial Services by 10.6% in the first quarter. It has underperformed by 6.28% the S&P500.

The average Wall Street analyst rating for Discover Financial Services is Strong Buy, according to the average of 12 analyst scores. The company has market cap of $7.46 billion. The firm has "Buy" rating by Bank of America given on Saturday, September 5. It has a 29.47 P/E ratio.

Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) has a market cap of $23.97 billion and over the last 12 months, DFS has risen by 16.85%.

According to Discover Financial Services (DFS) most recent 13F filing, the company has 89 new institutional holders - accounting for 8.91 million shares of its common stock. Therefore 68% are positive. Discover Financial Services had a return on equity of 21.28% and a net margin of 20.91%. The stock's market capitalization is 24.33B. The firm has "Overweight" rating given on Friday, September 8 by Morgan Stanley. Mizuho upgraded CA, Inc. Jefferies has "Buy" rating and $8200 target. The other 18 are split, though not evenly, between analysts who think you should buy its stock versus those who think you should sell it. The firm has "Mkt Perform" rating given on Thursday, October 22 by FBR Capital. The stock of CA, Inc.

07/13/2017 - Discover Financial Services had its "equal-weight" rating reiterated by analysts at Barclays. Northland Capital maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Wednesday, October 4 report. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Thursday, April 21 by Credit Suisse. The 50 day moving average moved up $4.23 and the 200 day average moved up $3.60. Also, COO Roger C. Hochschild sold 15,258 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 1st. The Company's Mainframe Solutions and Enterprise Solutions divisions comprise the Company's software business organized by the nature of its software offerings and the platform on which the products operate.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.91 in Q2 2017. The financial services provider reported $1.40 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.45 by ($0.05). The original version of this piece of content can be viewed at https://stocknewstimes.com/2017/10/12/california-state-teachers-retirement-system-sells-64002-shares-of-discover-financial-services-dfs.html.

The most recent non open market insider trade was completed by NELMS DAVID W on 08/01/2017, and was a disposition of 30,000 shares with a final price of $61.13. 278.58 million shares or 2.52% less from 285.78 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported.

Md Sass Investors Services Inc decreased Celgene Corp (NASDAQ:CELG) stake by 109,250 shares to 644,279 valued at $83.67 million in 2017Q2.

PACCAR Inc (NASDAQ:PCAR) shares were trading lower by -0.76 percent ($-0.56) at $72.86 a piece in Wednesday's session. Ardsley Advisory owns 165,000 shares or 0.6% of their USA portfolio. Weaver Paul E also sold $350,879 worth of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. Winslow Evans And Crocker has invested 0% in CACI International Inc (NYSE:CACI). M&T Bancshares Corp stated it has 687,615 shares or 0.14% of all its holdings. Mark Sheptoff Planning Ltd Liability invested in 0.02% or 1,100 shares. Cibc World Markets Incorporated stated it has 41,682 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Evercore Wealth Mngmt Lc owns 0% invested in CA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CA) for 300 shares. Farmers And Merchants Investments reported 81 shares stake. (NASDAQ:CA) or 73,750 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) reported 3,149 shares.

Ratings analysis reveals 33% of Discover Financial Services's analysts are positive. Out of 3 Wall Street analysts rating Discover Financial Services, 1 give it "Buy", 0 "Sell" rating, while 2 recommend "Hold". The firm has "Outperform" rating by Oppenheimer given on Thursday, January 28.

01/06/2017 - Discover Financial Services was downgraded to "neutral" by analysts at Susquehanna. The value of the company's investment in Discover Financial Services increased from $279,000 to $514,000 a change of $235,000 for the reporting period. Reliance Trust Of Delaware owns 6,784 shares. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $1.47 earnings per share. The Japan-based Mu Investments Co. Ltd. has invested 3.34% in the stock. Ionic Cap Mgmt Llc owns 233,964 shares.

In a report issued 10/11/2017 Wells Fargo raised the target price of Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) to $69.00 stating a potential upside of 0.07%. The 1 year EPS growth rate is 12.30%. DFS's profit will be $569.71M for 10.68 P/E if the $1.53 EPS becomes a reality. Perigon Wealth Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Discover Financial Services by 2.3% during the 1st quarter.

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