EPS for Discover Financial Services (DFS) Expected At $1.50, Whirlpool (WHR) Shorts Down By 2.75%

June 19, 2017 - By Peter Erickson

Analysts expect Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) to report $1.50 EPS on July, 18.They anticipate $0.03 EPS change or 2.04% from last quarter’s $1.47 EPS. DFS’s profit would be $573.98 million giving it 10.18 P/E if the $1.50 EPS is correct. After having $1.43 EPS previously, Discover Financial Services’s analysts see 4.90% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.63% or $0.38 on June 16, reaching $61.1. About shares traded. Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) has risen 10.42% since June 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.28% the S&P500.

Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) had a decrease of 2.75% in short interest. WHR’s SI was 5.30M shares in June as released by FINRA. Its down 2.75% from 5.45 million shares previously. With 744,800 avg volume, 7 days are for Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR)’s short sellers to cover WHR’s short positions. The stock decreased 0.18% or $0.36 on June 16, reaching $195.87. About shares traded. Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) has risen 6.81% since June 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.89% the S&P500.

Among 24 analysts covering Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS), 16 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Discover Financial Services had 47 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, May 11 by Macquarie Research. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Friday, June 16. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Wednesday, April 20 by Bernstein. The stock of Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, September 1. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, June 1 by BMO Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Top Pick” on Thursday, January 28. The stock of Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) earned “Outperform” rating by Oppenheimer on Tuesday, October 6. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, January 7 by Deutsche Bank. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Oppenheimer on Wednesday, October 21. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, December 7 by Wedbush.

Discover Financial Services is a direct banking and payment services company. The company has market cap of $23.38 billion. The Firm is a bank holding company, as well as a financial holding company. It has a 10.46 P/E ratio. The Firm operates through two divisions: Direct Banking and Payment Services.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.95 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.04, from 0.99 in 2016Q3. It worsened, as 51 investors sold Discover Financial Services shares while 284 reduced holdings. 110 funds opened positions while 209 raised stakes. 321.61 million shares or 0.07% more from 321.39 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Santa Barbara Asset Mngmt stated it has 1.68 million shares. Foster And Motley Incorporated reported 67,854 shares. Connor Clark And Lunn Management Ltd holds 0.02% or 38,325 shares. Nevada-based Whittier Of Nevada Inc has invested 0% in Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS). Johnson Fin Grp Inc Inc reported 0.21% stake. The Massachusetts-based Putnam Invests Limited Liability Company has invested 0.08% in Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS). Cadence Mgmt Llc, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 15,359 shares. Hightower Advisors Lc has invested 0.08% in Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS). Jaffetilchin Invest Ltd Llc holds 0.07% or 3,206 shares in its portfolio. Sun Life Inc owns 15 shares. At Comml Bank owns 10,789 shares or 0.1% of their US portfolio. Delta Lloyd Nv reported 60,145 shares. Calvert Invest Management invested in 26,842 shares. Sentinel Asset Inc holds 567,000 shares or 1.02% of its portfolio. 69,000 are held by Callahan Advsr Limited Liability Company.

Among 6 analysts covering Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Whirlpool had 14 analyst reports since August 13, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Top Pick” rating given on Monday, October 26 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs on Tuesday, October 6. RBC Capital Markets upgraded the shares of WHR in report on Tuesday, September 15 to “Top Pick” rating. Gabelli downgraded Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) on Monday, September 12 to “Hold” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, June 1 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, February 4 by Goldman Sachs. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of WHR in report on Thursday, August 13 with “Outperform” rating. The rating was maintained by M Partners on Monday, December 7 with “Buy”. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, October 17 by M Partners. The company was downgraded on Friday, January 27 by Goldman Sachs.

Whirlpool Corporation is a manufacturer and marketer of home appliances. The company has market cap of $14.46 billion. The Company’s divisions include North America; Europe, Middle East and Africa ; Latin America, and Asia. It has a 16.87 P/E ratio. In North America, the Company markets and distributes home appliances and small domestic appliances under a range of brand names.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.01 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.15, from 1.16 in 2016Q3. It worsened, as 74 investors sold Whirlpool Corporation shares while 186 reduced holdings. 77 funds opened positions while 186 raised stakes. 66.70 million shares or 1.66% more from 65.61 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. 69,003 are owned by Clark Cap Management. Moreover, Estabrook Mngmt has 0% invested in Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR). Quantitative Systematic Strategies Ltd Liability Corp owns 0.71% invested in Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) for 9,580 shares. Tokio Marine Asset Mgmt Limited accumulated 1,739 shares. 5,300 are owned by Ellington Mngmt Grp Limited Liability. Ameritas Inv Prtn Incorporated reported 0.08% stake. Alpine Woods Investors Limited Liability Co invested in 85,200 shares or 0.86% of the stock. 25,838 are held by Granite Inv. Savant Cap Limited Liability reported 2,680 shares. Pnc Fincl Grp Inc Inc has invested 0.03% in Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR). Retirement Sys Of Alabama reported 0.04% stake. First Mercantile Trust reported 2,200 shares. Citadel Ltd Llc invested in 0.02% or 88,325 shares. Moreover, Amp Limited has 0.05% invested in Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR). Holderness Communications stated it has 1,225 shares or 0.2% of all its holdings.

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