Today Discover Financial Services (DFS) Stock Reaches 52-Week High

Anti Discover Financial Services Institutional Investors Sentiment Runs Low in Q3 2017

The stock increased 0.86% or $0.67 during the last trading session, reaching $78.24. About 627,414 shares traded. OptiNose, Inc. (NASDAQ:OPTN) has 0.00% since January 10, 2017 and is. It has outperformed by 131.48% the S&P500.

Dan Sobol increased its stake in Electronic Arts Inc (EA) by 42.86% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Samlyn Capital Llc acquired 175,675 shares as American Express Co (AXP)'s stock declined 3.65%. The hedge fund run by Dan Sobol held 40,000 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $4.72M, up from 28,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The stock's 52-week range is $57.50 to $79.91, and its 3-month range is $63.31 to $80.38. About 2.08M shares traded.

Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) shares were trading higher by 1.57 percent ($1.23) at $79.47 a piece in Wednesday's session. It has underperformed by 6.28% the S&P500. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 173,149 shares of the company's stock, valued at $11,545,575.32. Wasatch Advisors Inc. now owns 16,352 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $1,054,000 after buying an additional 3,200 shares during the last quarter.

Following some medium-term indicators on shares of OGE Energy Corp. BP PLC now owns 54,000 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $2,894,000 after buying an additional 24,000 shares in the last quarter. Therefore 36% are positive. The stock now has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of $78.24. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and eighteen have given a buy rating to the stock. The company was upgraded on Monday, December 11 by Barclays Capital. The stock of Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) earned "Buy" rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Monday, July 17. Barclays Capital downgraded it to "Equal-Weight" rating and $43 target in Wednesday, September 7 report. Wedbush initiated Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) on Tuesday, October 11 with "Neutral" rating. The stock of American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) has "Buy" rating given on Friday, July 14 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The insider, CORLEY KATHRYN MCNAMARA, now holds 134,744 shares of DFS. The stock has "Outperform" rating by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, July 20.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.77 in Q3 2017. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a "buy" rating and issued a $107.00 price objective on shares of Discover Financial Services in a research note on Tuesday.

BLACKROCK INC. raised its stake in OGE Energy Corp. Finally, Buckingham Research started coverage on shares of Discover Financial Services in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Sg Americas Limited Liability Corporation holds 8,807 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Cutler Inv Counsel Ltd Liability Com reported 5,180 shares or 0.08% of all its holdings. Nordea Investment Mgmt Ab reported 0.54% stake. New York-based Laurion Cap Limited Partnership has invested 0% in Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS). Axa reported 106,750 shares. Ww Asset Mngmt Inc has invested 0.07% in Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS). Moreover, British Columbia Invest Mgmt has 0.17% invested in Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) for 340,858 shares. Tokio Marine Asset holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) for 3,509 shares. Advantus Cap Mngmt reported 0.06% stake. The institutional investor held 249,809 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $16.11 million, up from 241,439 at the end of the previous reported quarter.

The stock of Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) hit a new 52-week high and has $84.09 target or 4.00 % above today's $80.86 share price. 9,700 were reported by State Common Retirement Fund.

Since August 23, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 7 sales for $23.51 million activity. 281.04 million shares or 1.59% less from 285.59 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 223,215 Accelerate Diagnostics, Inc. Segall Bryant Hamill Ltd owns 172,013 shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.11 in Q3 2017. Its down 1.37, from 3 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 10 investors sold TCX shares while 14 reduced holdings. 8 funds opened positions while 17 raised stakes. (NYSE:V). Roundview Cap Ltd Liability Com invested in 11,893 shares. Banque Pictet & Cie Sa holds 97,177 shares. Cutter Brokerage Inc stated it has 5,608 shares or 0.14% of all its holdings. Strategic Glob Advsr Ltd holds 0.74% or 21,498 shares. National Bank Of Montreal Can owns 334 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Perkins Coie Tru owns 668 shares or 0.02% of their U.S. portfolio. Atria Invests Ltd Liability has invested 0.18% in Visa Inc. 4,075 were reported by Peak6 Invests L P. Polar Cap Llp owns 53,371 shares or 0.04% of their United States portfolio. Synovus Fin Corporation reported 4,717 shares. (NASDAQ:CSCO) for 44,188 shares. Jarislowsky Fraser reported 28,534 shares. Arizona State Retirement Sys has 137,745 shares. "The company will release fourth quarter results after market closes on Jan 24, 2017". It offers Accelerate Pheno system, an in vitro diagnostic platform for the identification and antibiotic susceptibility testing of pathogens associated with serious or health care-associated infections, including gram-positive and gram-negative organisms, as well as yeast. The firm was formerly known as Accelr8 Technology Corporation and changed its name to Accelerate Diagnostics, December 2012.

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