Discover Financial (DFS) Gets Goldman Sachs Lower Rating; Shorts at WHITECAP RESOURCES COMMON SHARES C (SPGYF) Raised By 7.79%

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Discover Financial (NYSE:DFS) was lowered by Goldman Sachs from a “Buy” rating to a “Neutral” rating in a analysts report shared with investors on Monday morning.

WHITECAP RESOURCES INC COMMON SHARES C (OTCMKTS:SPGYF) had an increase of 7.79% in short interest. SPGYF’s SI was 4.40 million shares in April as released by FINRA. Its up 7.79% from 4.08M shares previously. With 8,600 avg volume, 512 days are for WHITECAP RESOURCES INC COMMON SHARES C (OTCMKTS:SPGYF)’s short sellers to cover SPGYF’s short positions. The SI to WHITECAP RESOURCES INC COMMON SHARES C’s float is 1.21%. The stock increased 0.27% or $0.0184 during the last trading session, reaching $6.7484. About shares traded. Whitecap Resources Inc. (OTCMKTS:SPGYF) has 0.00% since April 16, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500.

Whitecap Resources Inc. acquires, explores for, develops, and produces natural gas and crude oil properties in the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin. The company has market cap of $2.69 billion. The Company’s principal properties are located in West Central Alberta, Southwest Saskatchewan, Northwest Alberta and British Columbia, and West Central Saskatchewan. It currently has negative earnings. As of December 31, 2016, the firm had 4,260 net wells.

Discover Financial Services, through its subsidiaries, operates as a direct banking and payment services firm in the United States. The company has market cap of $24.94 billion. It operates in two divisions, Direct Banking and Payment Services. It has a 13.01 P/E ratio. The Direct Banking segment offers Discover-branded credit cards to individuals; and other consumer services and products, including private student loans, personal loans, home equity loans, and other consumer lending, as well as deposit products, such as certificates of deposit, money market accounts, savings accounts, checking accounts, and individual retirement arrangement certificates of deposit.

Analysts await Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) to report earnings on April, 24. They expect $1.83 earnings per share, up 27.97% or $0.40 from last year’s $1.43 per share. DFS’s profit will be $646.99 million for 9.64 P/E if the $1.83 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.55 actual earnings per share reported by Discover Financial Services for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 18.06% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.87 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.10, from 0.77 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 51 investors sold Discover Financial Services shares while 266 reduced holdings. 99 funds opened positions while 176 raised stakes. 296.68 million shares or 1.53% less from 301.28 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Fuller Thaler Asset reported 3,200 shares. Utah Retirement System reported 67,391 shares. Eastern Retail Bank reported 6,262 shares. Manufacturers Life Insurance Com The has invested 0.11% in Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS). Brown Advisory holds 0.01% or 50,149 shares in its portfolio. San Francisco Sentry Investment Gru (Ca) accumulated 2,829 shares. Fil Limited reported 0.2% in Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS). Silvercrest Asset Mngmt Gru Ltd Co owns 5,418 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Washington Trust Bank & Trust holds 600 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Beck Mack And Oliver Limited Liability Company holds 0.01% or 3,000 shares in its portfolio. Gemmer Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Company accumulated 638 shares. Huntington Bankshares holds 5,866 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Kentucky Retirement System Ins Fund holds 9,650 shares. Skba Mngmt Limited Liability Corp owns 0.07% invested in Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) for 6,650 shares. Northern Tru Corp reported 4.24M shares.

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