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Discover Financial Services (DFS) Rating Reiterated by Jefferies Group

13 January 2018

Following the completion of the sale, the chief operating officer now directly owns 769,440 shares in the company, valued at approximately $51,390,897.60. Globeflex Capital LP who had been investing in Healthsouth Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $4.86B market cap company. About 363,042 shares traded. Encompass Health Corporation (NYSE:HLS) has risen 15.04% since January 10, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 130.42% the S&P500.

Samlyn Capital Llc decreased Tjx Cos Inc New (NYSE:TJX) stake by 343,458 shares to 90,037 valued at $6.64 million in 2017Q3. Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc bought 3.48 million shares as the company's stock declined 15.69% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund run by Geoffrey Raynor held 4.66 million shares of the energy company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $8.95 million, up from 91,547 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The firm has a market capitalization of $29,200.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.83, a P/E/G ratio of 1.80 and a beta of 1.52. The stock closed maximum at $80.38 over the 52 weeks but is now -0.02% away from that point. About 627,414 shares traded.

Wells Fargo & Co restated their market perform rating on shares of Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) in a research note released on Tuesday morning. It has underperformed by 6.28% the S&P500.

A number of other research analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. Therefore 36% are positive. The company presently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average price target of $79.90. Wedbush initiated Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) rating on Tuesday, October 11. JP Morgan has "Neutral" rating and $58 target. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of DFS in report on Monday, January 8 with "Buy" rating. Jefferies maintained it with "Buy" rating and $82 target in Friday, June 16 report. Barclays set a $95.00 price target on shares of Discover Financial Services and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research note on Friday. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, September 1 by Jefferies.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.77 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.61, from 2.32 in 2017Q2. Advisory Alpha Ltd invested in 202,915 shares. 100 funds opened positions while 297 raised stakes. (OGE) worth $554.54 million at the end of the most recent reporting period.The investor is now holding 17,952,053 shares thanks to an increase of 173,220 new shares in their portfolio. Rational Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Discover Financial Services in the third quarter valued at about $123,000. Capstone Investment Advisors Netherlands B.V. acquired a new stake in shares of Discover Financial Services in the second quarter valued at about $157,000. Moody National Bank & Trust Division reported 0% stake. Next Fincl Group Incorporated Inc reported 403 shares. Highstreet Asset Mngmt invested in 9,136 shares. Thompson Invest Management has invested 0.75% in Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS). Ubs Oconnor Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0.16% in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP). Bremer Trust Association holds 0.4% of its portfolio in Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) for 22,115 shares. 226,590 are held by Jacobs Levy Equity. Cutter And Brokerage Inc holds 0.14% or 5,608 shares in its portfolio. Ferguson Wellman Mgmt has 240,592 shares for 0.56% of their portfolio. After having $1.59 EPS previously, Discover Financial Services's analysts see -3.77% EPS growth. They expect $1.53 earnings per share, up 9.29% or $0.13 from last year's $1.4 per share. SRE's profit will be $349.28M for 19.25 P/E if the $1.39 EPS becomes a reality. Icon Advisers reported 1.13% of its portfolio in Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.63 in Q3 2017. Civeo Corporation (NYSE:CVEO), at its latest closing price of $3.13, it has a price-to-book ratio of 0.76, compared to an industry average at 1.72. It turned negative, as 74 investors sold CSCO shares while 637 reduced holdings. 72 funds opened positions while 218 raised stakes. Ci Invs has 1.21 million shares. Cranbrook Wealth Ltd Liability Corp holds 0% or 9 shares in its portfolio. Segall Bryant Hamill Ltd owns 172,013 shares. Bluespruce Invests Ltd Partnership reported 9.2% of its portfolio in Visa Inc. 2,600 were reported by Villere St Denis J And Ltd Llc. Manufacturers Life Insur The has 215,558 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio.

Flowers Foods, Inc. produces and markets bakery products in the United States. 144.78 million shares or 7.91% more from 134.16 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Tobam stated it has 525,158 shares. Moreover, Breton Hill Limited has 0.19% invested in Visa Inc. (NASDAQ:EA). 3,735 are owned by Mckinley Capital Llc Delaware. New York-based Citigroup Inc has invested 0% in ClearBridge American Energy MLP Fund Inc. The Tudor Investment Corp Et Al holds 25,579 shares with $1.65 million value, down from 62,633 last quarter. Advsrs Asset Mgmt Incorporated has 18,592 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. (NASDAQ:EA) for 371,961 shares. Boys Arnold & holds 11,930 shares. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and eighteen have issued a buy rating to the company. Therefore 34% are positive. Healthsouth had 32 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. (NASDAQ:EA) rating on Monday, July 10. The firm has "Outperform" rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Monday, February 27. (NYSE:V) on Wednesday, September 6 with "Buy" rating. The firm has "Buy" rating by Jefferies given on Thursday, September 7. The stock of Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) earned "Buy" rating by Piper Jaffray on Friday, June 23. (NYSE:T) rating on Monday, March 7.