Icon Advisers Incco Lowers stake in Discover Financial Services (DFS)

Discover Financial Services (DFS) : Icon Advisers Incco reduced its stake in Discover Financial Services by 25.48% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 203,580 shares of Discover Financial Services which is valued at $11,817,819 after selling 69,600 shares in Discover Financial Services , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 9, 2016.Discover Financial Services makes up approximately 0.78% of Icon Advisers Incco’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , First Personal Financial Services added DFS to its portfolio by purchasing 283 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $16,403. Discover Financial Services makes up approx 0.01% of First Personal Financial Services’s portfolio.Corsair Capital Management reduced its stake in DFS by selling 14,619 shares or 19.66% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 59,758 shares of DFS which is valued at $3,468,952. Discover Financial Services makes up approx 0.52% of Corsair Capital Management’s portfolio.Btc Capital Management boosted its stake in DFS in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 2,767 additional shares and now holds a total of 50,749 shares of Discover Financial Services which is valued at $2,858,691. Discover Financial Services makes up approx 0.60% of Btc Capital Management’s portfolio.Winslow Evans Crocker reduced its stake in DFS by selling 390 shares or 37.21% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 658 shares of DFS which is valued at $37,236. Discover Financial Services makes up approx 0.01% of Winslow Evans Crocker’s portfolio.Cutler Group Lp reduced its stake in DFS by selling 5,454 shares or 62.48% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 3,275 shares of DFS which is valued at $185,725. Discover Financial Services makes up approx 0.01% of Cutler Group Lp’s portfolio.

Discover Financial Services opened for trading at $57.87 and hit $58.21 on the upside on Wednesday, eventually ending the session at $58.08, with a gain of 0.14% or 0.08 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 17,76,956 shares. Company has a market cap of $23,443 M.

On the company’s financial health, Discover Financial Services reported $1.47 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.07 according to the earnings call on Jul 19, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $1.40. The company had revenue of $2216.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $2228.30 million. The company’s revenue was up 1.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.33 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Discover Financial Services. Company shares were Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts on Jul 20, 2016 to “Top Pick”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 73 from a previous price target of $68 .

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 Company’s network partners business which provides payment transaction processing and settlement services on the Discover Network.

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