Must Watch these Stocks Earnings: Discover Financial Services (DFS), Citigroup Inc

Lloyd Doyle
January 23, 2018

Bank of Hawaii Corporation (NYSE:BOH) has risen 13.94% since January 22, 2017 and is uptrending. The company was maintained on Thursday, September 1 by Jefferies. We have $80.14 PT which if reached, will make NYSE:BOH worth $217.26 million less. Buckingham Research assumed coverage on Discover Financial Services in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. The company had revenue of $2.53 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.87 billion. equities research analysts anticipate that Discover Financial Services will post 5.94 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. Discover Financial Services now has $28.66 billion valuation.

The Stock surged0.13% and closed its last trading session at $78.32. About 849,135 shares traded. Colony Ltd invested 0.14% in Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS). It has underperformed by 6.28% the S&P500. V has better insider activity and sentiment signals. About 1.44M shares traded or 34.41% up from the average.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.25 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.14, from 0.91 in 2017Q2. The institutional investor owned 286,338 shares of the financial services provider's stock after selling 8,253 shares during the quarter. Weaver C Barksdale & Inc owns 48 shares for 0% of their portfolio.

Honeywell International Inc. (HON) exchanged hands at an unexpectedly high level of 3.75 million shares over the course of the day. Villere St Denis J & Co Llc owns 4.95 million shares or 3.87% of their USA portfolio. Envestnet Asset Management has 6,200 shares. Amica Retiree Med Trust reported 10,062 shares. Swiss Bancorp invested in 71,437 shares. United Service Automobile Association holds 386,916 shares. Glg Ltd invested in 0.09% or 20,789 shares. Scotia Cap holds 0.01% or 15,705 shares in its portfolio. Bluecrest Mngmt Ltd holds 0.13% or 47,863 shares. It also reduced its holding in Cigna Corp (Call) by 1,858 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 670 shares, and cut its stake in Stemline Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:STML). Connecticut-based Paloma Ptnrs Management Co has invested 0.01% in Bank of Hawaii Corporation (NYSE:BOH). They issued a "buy" rating and a $92.00 price objective on the stock. Therefore 10% are positive. Piper Jaffray maintained Bank of Hawaii Corporation (NYSE:BOH) on Monday, July 24 with "Hold" rating. The rating was upgraded by Argus Research on Wednesday, December 16 to "Buy". As per Tuesday, January 26, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. On Wednesday, January 11 the stock rating was initiated by Bernstein with "Underperform". The firm earned "Overweight" rating on Friday, September 8 by Morgan Stanley. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Bank of Hawaii Corporation (NYSE:BOH) rating on Thursday, December 21. Roth Capital has "Buy" rating and $160 target. The Company is a bank holding company, as well as a financial holding company. It operates in two divisions, Direct Banking and Payment Services. It has a 19.64 P/E ratio. It provides direct banking products and services, and payment services through its subsidiaries. Its down 0.14, from 0.91 in 2017Q2.

Want to see what other hedge funds are holding DFS? 58 funds opened positions while 197 raised stakes. Noting its average daily volume at 2.81 million shares each day over the month, this signifies a pretty significant change over the norm. Peak6 Invs Ltd Partnership invested in 0% or 4,075 shares. First Republic Investment Management stated it has 59,636 shares. Segall Bryant And Hamill holds 172,013 shares. Pax Ww Management Limited Liability reported 3,317 shares.

Jefferies Group reissued their buy rating on shares of Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) in a research note published on Thursday, January 11th. Woodmont Inv Counsel Lc, Tennessee-based fund reported 4,027 shares. Corporate insiders own 0.96% of the company's stock. Glenmede Trust Na accumulated 773,352 shares. Toronto Dominion Savings Bank invested in 152,628 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and eighteen have assigned a buy rating to the company. Therefore 69% are positive. Discover Financial Services's dividend payout ratio is presently 24.10%. Discover Financial Services earnings have risen with an annualized rate of 5.3% over the last 5 years. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC owned approximately 0.05% of Discover Financial Services worth $14,234,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Oppenheimer has "Outperform" rating and $67 target. Royal Bank of Canada restated a "buy" rating and set a $86.00 price objective on shares of Discover Financial Services in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Discover Financial Services from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 15th. There are brokerage firms with lower targets than the average, including one setting a price target of $46. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Thursday, July 27 with "Buy". That's why, in the entire world, the industry has just four major players: Visa Inc (NYSE: V), Mastercard Inc (NYSE: MA), American Express Company (NYSE: AXP), and Discover. The firm has "Hold" rating by Vetr given on Wednesday, August 12. Ing Groep Nv (NYSE:ING) was raised too.

Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) operates in the Credit Services segment of the Financial sector. DFS's profit will be $555.97M for 12.75 P/E if the $1.53 EPS becomes a reality. The financial services provider reported $1.59 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.53 by $0.06.

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