Discover Financial Services (DFS) EPS Estimated At $1.53; Avangrid (AGR) Shorts Increased By 0.66%

January 14, 2018 - By Ruchi Gupta

Avangrid Incorporated (NYSE:AGR) had an increase of 0.66% in short interest. AGR’s SI was 4.95M shares in January as released by FINRA. Its up 0.66% from 4.92 million shares previously. With 318,700 avg volume, 16 days are for Avangrid Incorporated (NYSE:AGR)’s short sellers to cover AGR’s short positions. The stock decreased 0.61% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $48.52. About 466,681 shares traded or 0.99% up from the average. Avangrid, Inc. (NYSE:AGR) has risen 8.59% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.11% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) to report $1.53 EPS on January, 23.They anticipate $0.13 EPS change or 9.29% from last quarter’s $1.4 EPS. DFS’s profit would be $555.98 million giving it 13.16 P/E if the $1.53 EPS is correct. After having $1.59 EPS previously, Discover Financial Services’s analysts see -3.77% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.19% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $80.51. About 2.08M shares traded. Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) has risen 10.42% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.28% the S&P500.

Among 6 analysts covering Avangrid (NYSE:AGR), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Avangrid had 12 analyst reports since December 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Macquarie Research on Thursday, January 21. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, February 23 by Janney Capital. JP Morgan maintained the shares of AGR in report on Tuesday, February 23 with “Neutral” rating. The rating was initiated by JP Morgan on Tuesday, December 22 with “Neutral”. Guggenheim upgraded the shares of AGR in report on Tuesday, January 10 to “Buy” rating. The firm has “Underweight” rating by JP Morgan given on Friday, September 23. The stock of Avangrid, Inc. (NYSE:AGR) earned “Outperform” rating by Evercore on Monday, July 24. Guggenheim initiated the stock with “Neutral” rating in Thursday, September 8 report. Wells Fargo downgraded the shares of AGR in report on Wednesday, November 1 to “Market Perform” rating. As per Tuesday, February 23, the company rating was maintained by Macquarie Research.

Avangrid, Inc. operates as an energy services holding firm in the United States. The company has market cap of $14.99 billion. It engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity, as well as distribution, transportation, and sale of natural gas. It has a 22.58 P/E ratio. As of December 31, 2016, the firm delivered electricity to approximately 2.2 million electric utility customers, as well as natural gas to approximately 992,000 natural gas public utility customers; and owned approximately 67.5 billion cubic feet of net working gas storage capacity.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.77 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.14, from 0.91 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 71 investors sold Discover Financial Services shares while 261 reduced holdings. 58 funds opened positions while 197 raised stakes. 301.28 million shares or 2.91% less from 310.30 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Rothschild Invest Il stated it has 108,396 shares. Boston Lc has 0% invested in Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) for 3,325 shares. Oakworth Incorporated holds 0.03% or 1,763 shares. Of Vermont stated it has 0.01% in Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS). Park Natl Oh accumulated 0.03% or 6,984 shares. Dubuque State Bank Trust Company stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS). Gulf Interest Financial Bank (Uk) Ltd, a United Kingdom-based fund reported 124,131 shares. Mirae Asset Investments Ltd invested in 0.05% or 45,326 shares. Icon Advisers Inc invested in 248,680 shares. Private Advisor Group Lc has invested 0.02% in Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS). 16,352 are owned by Wasatch Advsrs Inc. Wealthtrust owns 260 shares. 1.51 million are held by Nwq Inv Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation. Chem State Bank reported 0.16% stake. Camelot Portfolios Llc, a Ohio-based fund reported 6,644 shares.

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