Discovery Comms (DISCA) Was Upgraded by Wells Fargo; V.F. (VFC) Covered By 14 Bulls

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Trading of Discovery Comms (NASDAQ:DISCA)‘s shares is going to be interesting today, as Wells Fargo upped the stock to a Buy. Along the rating upgrade, Wells Fargo analysts gave a PT of $27.0000 or 25.99% more.

Among 30 analysts covering V.F. Corp (NYSE:VFC), 14 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 47% are positive. V.F. Corp had 106 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, January 3 by PiperJaffray. Guggenheim maintained the shares of VFC in report on Monday, January 8 with “Buy” rating. As per Tuesday, October 17, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, August 14 by Piper Jaffray. The stock of V.F. Corporation (NYSE:VFC) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, October 24 by UBS. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy” on Friday, February 16. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, August 14 by Stifel Nicolaus. Zacks upgraded V.F. Corporation (NYSE:VFC) rating on Wednesday, August 26. Zacks has “Hold” rating and $77 target. On Thursday, November 12 the stock rating was downgraded by Sterne Agee CRT to “Underperform”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Monday, October 23. See V.F. Corporation (NYSE:VFC) latest ratings:

12/03/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Outperform New Target: $85 Initiates Coverage On
20/02/2018 Broker: DA Davidson Rating: Hold New Target: $78.0
20/02/2018 Broker: JP Morgan Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $82 New Target: $78 Maintain
20/02/2018 Broker: Barclays Capital Old Rating: Overweight New Rating: Overweight Old Target: $96 New Target: $89 Maintain
16/02/2018 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Buy New Target: $89.0 Maintain
12/02/2018 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Buy Upgrade
05/02/2018 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Hold New Target: $79.0 Maintain
05/02/2018 Broker: PiperJaffray Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Overweight Old Target: $56 Upgrade
02/02/2018 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $96.0 Initiate
29/01/2018 Broker: Canaccord Genuity Rating: Buy New Target: $90.0 Maintain

Discovery Communications, Inc. operates as a media firm worldwide. The company has market cap of $15.16 billion. The firm operates through U.S. It currently has negative earnings. Networks, International Networks, and Education and Other divisions.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.87 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.05, from 0.92 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 74 investors sold Discovery Communications, Inc. shares while 172 reduced holdings. 93 funds opened positions while 121 raised stakes. 228.72 million shares or 11.88% more from 204.44 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Lpl Fincl Limited Liability accumulated 48,258 shares. State Of Wisconsin Invest Board has invested 0.79% in Discovery Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA). Manufacturers Life Insur Company The has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Discovery Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA). Clinton Group Inc, a New York-based fund reported 251,548 shares. Wallace Cap Mgmt Inc has invested 1.59% in Discovery Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA). State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Sys holds 378,581 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Chevy Chase reported 178,536 shares. Aqr Capital Mngmt Limited Liability holds 973,829 shares. Salem Counselors Inc invested in 0% or 450 shares. Monetary Mgmt Group Inc owns 1,000 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Riverhead Management Limited Liability Corp has 92,229 shares for 0.08% of their portfolio. Meeder Asset Mngmt has 4,950 shares. Weitz Mgmt Inc stated it has 1.24 million shares. Bridgewater Limited Partnership invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Discovery Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA). Smead Capital Mngmt has 3.95M shares.

Analysts await Discovery Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA) to report earnings on May, 8. They expect $0.43 EPS, up 4.88% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.41 per share. DISCA’s profit will be $304.25M for 12.46 P/E if the $0.43 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.47 actual EPS reported by Discovery Communications, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -8.51% negative EPS growth.

Among 32 analysts covering Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCA), 7 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 23 Hold. Therefore 22% are positive. Discovery Communications has $40 highest and $18 lowest target. $25.79’s average target is 20.35% above currents $21.43 stock price. Discovery Communications had 94 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, August 6 by Pivotal Research. The company was maintained on Tuesday, September 19 by Cowen & Co. Topeka Capital Markets downgraded Discovery Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA) rating on Monday, April 25. Topeka Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $31 target. The stock has “Hold” rating by Cowen & Co on Wednesday, September 6. Moffett Nathanson downgraded Discovery Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA) on Tuesday, September 27 to “Sell” rating. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, August 8 by Pivotal Research. The firm earned “Mkt Perform” rating on Friday, February 19 by FBR Capital. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 11 by Needham. The firm has “Neutral” rating by UBS given on Monday, August 3. As per Thursday, October 19, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets.

Since December 13, 2017, it had 3 insider purchases, and 4 sales for $9.48 million activity. Alpert-Romm Adria sold $367,214 worth of Discovery Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA) on Friday, March 16. $2.03M worth of stock was bought by MALONE JOHN C on Thursday, December 14. Shares for $55,349 were sold by Campbell Bruce on Wednesday, December 13. $1.86 million worth of Discovery Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA) was bought by WARGO J DAVID on Thursday, December 14. 2,571 shares were sold by Sims Savalle, worth $61,902. Leavy David also sold $484,002 worth of Discovery Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA) shares.

The stock increased 1.23% or $0.26 during the last trading session, reaching $21.43. About 6.12M shares traded or 6.60% up from the average. Discovery Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA) has declined 21.53% since April 2, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 33.08% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.01 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.07, from 1.08 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 41 investors sold V.F. Corporation shares while 258 reduced holdings. 106 funds opened positions while 196 raised stakes. 392.21 million shares or 0.79% less from 395.35 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Blair William And Commerce Il stated it has 63,024 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Ogorek Anthony Joseph New York Adv invested 0.01% in V.F. Corporation (NYSE:VFC). King Luther holds 0.84% or 1.39 million shares. Moreover, Whittier Com Of Nevada has 0.11% invested in V.F. Corporation (NYSE:VFC). Trust Of Vermont stated it has 9,976 shares or 0.07% of all its holdings. Northstar Investment Advsrs Ltd Liability Co holds 1.85% or 138,284 shares in its portfolio. B & T Management Dba Alpha Management owns 1.44% invested in V.F. Corporation (NYSE:VFC) for 41,165 shares. Geode Cap Management Llc invested in 0.1% or 3.82 million shares. Quantitative Systematic Strategies Lc, Connecticut-based fund reported 20,694 shares. Cibc Bancorp Usa, a Illinois-based fund reported 6,249 shares. Twin holds 88,100 shares or 0.32% of its portfolio. Voloridge Invest Mngmt Ltd Liability invested 0.15% of its portfolio in V.F. Corporation (NYSE:VFC). Cue Fincl holds 0.15% of its portfolio in V.F. Corporation (NYSE:VFC) for 3,090 shares. 40 were accumulated by Mcf Advsrs Ltd Liability Co. Bb&T Secs Limited Liability owns 0.15% invested in V.F. Corporation (NYSE:VFC) for 156,516 shares.

The stock increased 0.61% or $0.45 during the last trading session, reaching $74.12. About 3.07 million shares traded or 7.53% up from the average. V.F. Corporation (NYSE:VFC) has risen 34.81% since April 2, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 23.26% the S&P500.

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