Discover Financial Services (DFS) : Clearbridge reduced its stake in Discover Financial Services by 23.94% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 1,451,190 shares of Discover Financial Services which is valued at $84,415,722 after selling 456,860 shares in Discover Financial Services , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 15, 2016.Discover Financial Services makes up approximately 1.59% of Clearbridge’s portfolio.
Other Hedge Funds, Including , New York Life Trust Co added DFS to its portfolio by purchasing 86 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $5,003. Discover Financial Services makes up approx 0.02% of New York Life Trust Co’s portfolio.Amf Pensionsforsakring Ab reduced its stake in DFS by selling 92,095 shares or 7.2% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 1,186,838 shares of DFS which is valued at $69,038,366. Discover Financial Services makes up approx 0.85% of Amf Pensionsforsakring Ab’s portfolio.Hsbc Holdings Plc reduced its stake in DFS by selling 102,465 shares or 19.93% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 411,559 shares of DFS which is valued at $23,940,387. Discover Financial Services makes up approx 0.08% of Hsbc Holdings Plc’s portfolio.Matterhorn Capital Management boosted its stake in DFS in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 31,128 additional shares and now holds a total of 112,735 shares of Discover Financial Services which is valued at $6,350,363. Discover Financial Services makes up approx 3.95% of Matterhorn Capital Management’s portfolio.Quadrant Capital Group boosted its stake in DFS in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 14 additional shares and now holds a total of 4,255 shares of Discover Financial Services which is valued at $241,854. Discover Financial Services makes up approx 0.15% of Quadrant Capital Group’s portfolio.
Discover Financial Services closed down -0.4 points or -0.67% at $59.6 with 25,52,694 shares getting traded on Thursday. Post opening the session at $60.03, the shares hit an intraday low of $59.19 and an intraday high of $60.29 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Thursday session in Red.
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 Companys network partners business which provides payment transaction processing and settlement services on the Discover Network.