Analysts See $1.53 EPS for Discover Financial Services (DFS)

January 22, 2018 - By Stephen Andrade

 Analysts See $1.53 EPS for Discover Financial Services (DFS)
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.77 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.14, from 0.91 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 71 investors sold Discover Financial Services shares while 261 reduced holdings. 58 funds opened positions while 197 raised stakes. 301.28 million shares or 2.91% less from 310.30 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
Duncker Streett And Communication Inc owns 15,354 shares or 0.3% of their US portfolio. Tctc Ltd holds 0.08% or 20,200 shares. 2.14 million are held by Barrow Hanley Mewhinney And Strauss Ltd Company. Moreover, Royal Bancorp Of Scotland Grp Public Limited Com has 1.55% invested in Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) for 97,115 shares. Roffman Miller Pa owns 223,246 shares. Putnam Fl Invest Mngmt Company, Massachusetts-based fund reported 16,787 shares. Mitsubishi Ufj Tru Banking invested in 0.09% or 777,773 shares. Rockefeller Finance Svcs invested in 5,280 shares. Prelude Cap Mngmt Ltd Liability holds 153 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust reported 0.1% stake. Wellington Gru Llp stated it has 13,329 shares. Moors & Cabot holds 0.04% in Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) or 3,886 shares. Wealthtrust has 0.01% invested in Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS). San Francisco Sentry Inv Grp (Ca) accumulated 2,773 shares. Moreover, Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) Limited has 0.13% invested in Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS).

Analysts expect Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) to report $1.53 EPS on January, 23.They anticipate $0.13 EPS change or 9.29 % from last quarter’s $1.4 EPS. DFS’s profit would be $555.97M giving it 12.80 P/E if the $1.53 EPS is correct. After having $1.59 EPS previously, Discover Financial Services’s analysts see -3.77 % EPS growth. The stock increased 0.13% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $78.32. About 4.34 million shares traded or 90.24% up from the average. Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) has risen 10.42% since January 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.28% the S&P500.

Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) Ratings Coverage

Among 32 analysts covering Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS), 22 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 69% are positive. Discover Financial Services has $107.0 highest and $43 lowest target. $72.79’s average target is -7.06% below currents $78.32 stock price. Discover Financial Services had 78 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Wednesday, September 7, the company rating was downgraded by Barclays Capital. The rating was maintained by Stephens with “Sell” on Tuesday, January 2. Susquehanna maintained Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) on Thursday, December 28 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, September 1 by Jefferies. The stock of Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) earned “Buy” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Tuesday, June 13. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, October 6 by Oppenheimer. Bernstein maintained Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) on Wednesday, April 20 with “Outperform” rating. Bank of America downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Thursday, February 11 report. Bank of America maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Wednesday, October 25 report. Wells Fargo maintained Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) on Tuesday, January 9 with “Hold” rating.

Discover Financial Services, through its subsidiaries, operates as a direct banking and payment services firm in the United States. The company has market cap of $28.46 billion. It operates in two divisions, Direct Banking and Payment Services. It has a 13.47 P/E ratio. The Direct Banking segment offers Discover-branded credit cards to individuals; and other consumer services and products, including private student loans, personal loans, home equity loans, and other consumer lending, as well as deposit products, such as certificates of deposit, money market accounts, savings accounts, checking accounts, and individual retirement arrangement certificates of deposit.

More notable recent Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Discover Financial (DFS) Grows on Loans, High Debt Hurts” on December 26, 2017, also Businesswire.com with their article: “Discover Study Finds Millennials Are Saving More Than Other Generations” published on January 10, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Discover Financial: Shaking Off Credit Concerns” on December 31, 2017. More interesting news about Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) were released by: Fool.com and their article: “Is Discover Financial Services’ Dividend Safe?” published on January 04, 2018 as well as Chicagobusiness.com‘s news article titled: “Discover topping credit-card rivals in growth—and bad loans” with publication date: January 19, 2018.

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