Swarthmore Group Has Decreased By $3.77 Million Its Discover Finl Svcs (DFS) Position; Shorts at Deltic Timber (DEL) Lowered By 9.54%

December 13, 2017 - By Clifton Ray

Deltic Timber Corporation (NYSE:DEL) had a decrease of 9.54% in short interest. DEL’s SI was 526,300 shares in December as released by FINRA. Its down 9.54% from 581,800 shares previously. With 232,800 avg volume, 2 days are for Deltic Timber Corporation (NYSE:DEL)’s short sellers to cover DEL’s short positions. The SI to Deltic Timber Corporation’s float is 4.87%. The stock increased 0.45% or $0.41 during the last trading session, reaching $91.15. About 492,721 shares traded or 181.46% up from the average. Deltic Timber Corporation (NYSE:DEL) has risen 12.75% since December 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.95% the S&P500.

Swarthmore Group Inc decreased Discover Finl Svcs (DFS) stake by 26.48% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Swarthmore Group Inc sold 60,775 shares as Discover Finl Svcs (DFS)’s stock declined 15.69%. The Swarthmore Group Inc holds 168,775 shares with $10.50M value, down from 229,550 last quarter. Discover Finl Svcs now has $27.29 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.00% or $0.74 during the last trading session, reaching $75.09. About 2.20 million shares traded. Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) has risen 10.42% since December 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.28% the S&P500.

Among 30 analysts covering Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS), 20 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Discover Financial Services had 69 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Bank of America upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Thursday, December 15 report. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Thursday, September 7 with “Buy”. Nomura maintained Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) rating on Wednesday, October 25. Nomura has “Buy” rating and $79 target. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, July 17 report. The company was initiated on Thursday, September 10 by Sterne Agee CRT. The stock of Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) earned “Buy” rating by Wood on Tuesday, April 11. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, August 1 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was initiated by Wedbush on Tuesday, October 11 with “Neutral”. The firm has “Top Pick” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Wednesday, July 20. The stock of Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, October 21 by Stifel Nicolaus.

Analysts await Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) to report earnings on January, 23. They expect $1.53 earnings per share, up 9.29% or $0.13 from last year’s $1.4 per share. DFS’s profit will be $555.97M for 12.27 P/E if the $1.53 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.59 actual earnings per share reported by Discover Financial Services for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -3.77% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.77 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.14, from 0.91 in 2017Q1. It worsened, as 55 investors sold DFS shares while 277 reduced holdings. 74 funds opened positions while 227 raised stakes. 310.30 million shares or 1.25% less from 314.23 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Bradley Foster And Sargent Ct reported 0.02% in Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS). Captrust Finance Advsr reported 4,500 shares. Arvest Bancorporation Trust Division has invested 1.38% in Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS). Royal National Bank & Trust Of Canada owns 472,442 shares. Profund Advsrs Ltd Liability has invested 0.03% in Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS). Atwood & Palmer holds 0.13% of its portfolio in Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) for 13,550 shares. Clinton Grp stated it has 131,767 shares or 0.84% of all its holdings. Pnc Financial Grp Inc holds 779,055 shares. Sii Wi accumulated 9,077 shares. Cibc Ww has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS). Btc Mngmt holds 49,243 shares. Hancock Holding reported 222,931 shares or 0.59% of all its holdings. 440 are owned by First Fin In. Ulysses Management Ltd Liability accumulated 320,568 shares. Invesco holds 0.02% or 975,612 shares in its portfolio.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.81 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.21, from 1.6 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 9 investors sold Deltic Timber Corporation shares while 21 reduced holdings. 5 funds opened positions while 43 raised stakes. 9.75 million shares or 0.63% less from 9.81 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Royal Financial Bank Of Canada holds 0% or 139 shares. Southeastern Asset Mgmt Inc Tn stated it has 1.5% of its portfolio in Deltic Timber Corporation (NYSE:DEL). Wellington Grp Inc Llp holds 1.43M shares. Invesco Limited has 21,059 shares. Morgan Stanley has invested 0% in Deltic Timber Corporation (NYSE:DEL). Bw Gestao De Investimentos Ltda invested in 0.17% or 8,485 shares. California State Teachers Retirement Systems reported 19,468 shares. Pictet Asset Ltd holds 0.12% of its portfolio in Deltic Timber Corporation (NYSE:DEL) for 564,107 shares. Arizona State Retirement Sys reported 5,572 shares. Horrell Cap Management owns 27,941 shares for 1.23% of their portfolio. Peak6 Investments L P invested 0% of its portfolio in Deltic Timber Corporation (NYSE:DEL). Prudential reported 0% of its portfolio in Deltic Timber Corporation (NYSE:DEL). Wells Fargo And Comm Mn accumulated 137,228 shares. Alliancebernstein Lp holds 21,527 shares. Florida-based State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Sys has invested 0% in Deltic Timber Corporation (NYSE:DEL).

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