Discover Financial Services (DFS) Position Trimmed by OxFORD Asset Management LLP

Anti Discover Financial Services Institutional Investors Sentiment Runs Low in Q3 2017

Ulysses Management Llc sold 20,568 shares as the company's stock declined 15.69% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund run by Kevin D. Eng held 702,850 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $45.32 million, up from 83,541 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Pioneer Trust Bank N A who had been investing in At&T Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $223.95B market cap company. The stock increased 0.56% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $8.97. About 204,813 shares traded. Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) has risen 10.42% since January 10, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.28% the S&P500.

Geoffrey Raynor increased its stake in Jones Energy Inc (JONE) by 4993.69% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. The stock of Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, September 10 by Sterne Agee CRT. Jefferies maintained the shares of DFS in report on Thursday, September 7 with "Buy" rating. The institutional investor held 30,881 shares of the hospital and nursing management company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.43M, up from 20,758 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The stock decreased 4.42% or $1.2 during the last trading session, reaching $25.95. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $71.09 and a 200 day moving average price of $62.48. Sun Cmntys Inc (NYSE:SUI) was raised too. Jones Energy, Inc. (NYSE:JONE) has declined 35.56% since January 11, 2017 and is downtrending. It has outperformed by 29.75% the S&P500.

Since July 31, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 11 insider sales for $38.86 million activity. $5.65M worth of Visa Inc. (NYSE:HD) was sold by Campbell Ann Marie. Chemung Canal invested 2.08% of its portfolio in Visa Inc.

Ing Groep Nv decreased Newmont Mining Corp (NYSE:NEM) stake by 21,930 shares to 36,599 valued at $1.37 million in 2017Q3. It also reduced its holding in Wyndham Worldwide Corp (NYSE:WYN) by 11,999 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 10,635 shares, and cut its stake in Visteon Corp (NYSE:VC). Analysts have a mean recommendation of 2.00 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range). Therefore 73% are positive. Healthsouth had 32 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, January 14, the company rating was downgraded by JP Morgan. Barclays set a $95.00 target price on shares of Discover Financial Services and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research note on Friday. As per Thursday, July 27, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. (NYSE:V) earned "Overweight" rating by Barclays Capital on Monday, May 16. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained Encompass Health Corporation (NYSE:HLS) on Thursday, September 7 with "Hold" rating. (NYSE:HD) on Friday, June 16 with "Buy" rating. The stock of Cisco Systems, Inc. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Wednesday, May 11 by Macquarie Research. The firm has "Outperform" rating given on Wednesday, October 11 by Wells Fargo. The company was reinitiated on Tuesday, August 2 by Stifel Nicolaus.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.63 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.13, from 1.13 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 28 investors sold SRE shares while 168 reduced holdings. In the past 3-month period alone, shares of DFS have appreciated +15.52 - or +23.94%. Bluespruce Invests Ltd Partnership reported 9.2% of its portfolio in Visa Inc. Nationwide Fund has 0.05% invested in Invesco Ltd. (NYSE:IVZ) for 389,107 shares. Civeo Corporation (NYSE:CVEO), at its latest closing price of $3.13, it has a price-to-book ratio of 0.76, compared to an industry average at 1.72. Next Fincl Group Incorporated Inc reported 403 shares. 780 were accumulated by West Oak Capital Limited Liability Corporation. (NYSE:T) for 2,660 shares. Goodman Corp holds 4.27% of its portfolio in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:JONE) for 17.87 million shares. Moreover, Asset has 0.16% invested in ClearBridge American Energy MLP Fund Inc. Primecap Management Communications Ca reported 9.76M shares stake. 51,990 were reported by Leavell Invest Incorporated. (NYSE:JONE). Morgan Stanley reported 0% in Jones Energy, Inc.

Civeo Corporation (NYSE:CVEO), maintained return on investment for the last twelve months at -8.32, higher than what Reuters data shows regarding industry's average. Beach Ltd Company invested 1.87% of its portfolio in Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE). Kistler invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE). Diligent Llc owns 0.63% invested in Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) for 13,345 shares. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of DFS in report on Thursday, February 18 with "Hold" rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.77 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.16, from 1.18 in 2017Q2.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. 100 funds opened positions while 297 raised stakes. Advisory Services Network LLC now owns 2,257 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $121,000 after buying an additional 391 shares in the last quarter. Wasatch Advsrs Inc accumulated 310,781 shares or 0.14% of the stock. Mutual Of America Cap Lc owns 64,981 shares for 0.07% of their portfolio. There were 88 sold out positions, amounting to 6.58 million shares. Stephens started coverage on Discover Financial Services in a research report on Friday, November 18th. Virtus Advisers holds 5,087 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. It also reduced Bed Bath & Beyond Inc (NASDAQ:BBBY) stake by 15,396 shares and now owns 17,650 shares. 281.04 million shares or 1.59% less from 285.59 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Capstone Investment Advisors Netherlands B.V. acquired a new stake in shares of Discover Financial Services in the second quarter valued at about $157,000. Its down 8.58% from 12.00 million shares previously.

Shares of Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) opened at 69.36 on Friday.

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