Discover Financial Services (DFS) : Senator Investment Group Lp reduced its stake in Discover Financial Services by 48.05% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 4,000,000 shares of Discover Financial Services which is valued at $217.7 Million after selling 3,700,000 shares in Discover Financial Services , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on May 13, 2016.Discover Financial Services makes up approximately 2.95% of Senator Investment Group Lp’s portfolio.
Other Hedge Funds, Including , Levin Capital Strategies reduced its stake in DFS by selling 466,533 shares or 13.7% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 2,937,953 shares of DFS which is valued at $159.9 Million. Discover Financial Services makes up approx 2.87% of Levin Capital Strategies’s portfolio.Mutual Of America Capital Management boosted its stake in DFS in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 1,015 additional shares and now holds a total of 65,312 shares of Discover Financial Services which is valued at $3.6 Million. Discover Financial Services makes up approx 0.08% of Mutual Of America Capital Management’s portfolio.First National Trust Co reduced its stake in DFS by selling 975 shares or 3.24% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 29,164 shares of DFS which is valued at $1.6 Million. Discover Financial Services makes up approx 0.25% of First National Trust Co’s portfolio. Manchester Capital Management sold out all of its stake in DFS during the most recent quarter. The investment firm sold 1,000 shares of DFS which is valued $55,230.Parsec Financial Management boosted its stake in DFS in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 1,982 additional shares and now holds a total of 105,964 shares of Discover Financial Services which is valued at $6 Million. Discover Financial Services makes up approx 0.59% of Parsec Financial Management’s portfolio.
Discover Financial Services opened for trading at $55.96 and hit $56.78 on the upside on Wednesday, eventually ending the session at $56.58, with a gain of 1.53% or 0.85 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 24,99,482 shares. Company has a market cap of $23,324 M.
On the company’s financial health, Discover Financial Services reported $1.35 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.06 according to the earnings call on Apr 19, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $1.29. The company had revenue of $2224.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $2173.41 million. The company’s revenue was up 2.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.28 EPS.
Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Discover Financial Services. Discover Financial Services was Downgraded by Macquarie to ” Neutral” on May 11, 2016. Company shares were Reiterated by Stifel on Apr 20, 2016 to “Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 62 from a previous price target of $60 .Shares were Reiterated by Deutsche Bank on Feb 18, 2016 to “Hold” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 61 from a previous price target of $64 .
Discover Financial Services (DFS) is a direct banking and payment services company. The Company is a bank holding company as well as a financial holding company. The Company provides direct banking products and services and payment services through its subsidiaries. The Company manages its business activities in two segments: Direct Banking and Payment Services. Direct Banking segment includes consumer banking and lending products specifically Discover-branded credit cards issued to individuals and small businesses on the Discover Network and other consumer banking products and services including private student loans personal loans home loans home equity loans prepaid cards and other consumer lending and deposit products. The Payment Services segment includes PULSE Diners Club and the Companys network partners business which provides payment transaction processing and settlement services on the Discover Network.