Hub Group, Inc. (HUBG) EPS Estimated At $0.52; 7 Analysts Covering Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA)

January 14, 2018 - By Vivian Park

Among 31 analysts covering Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCA), 7 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 20 Hold. Therefore 23% are positive. Discovery Communications had 89 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, August 11, the company rating was initiated by Piper Jaffray. As per Wednesday, June 14, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Hold” on Wednesday, September 6. Moffett Nathanson downgraded Discovery Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA) on Tuesday, September 27 to “Sell” rating. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, September 19 report. FBR Capital maintained Discovery Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA) on Wednesday, November 2 with “Mkt Perform” rating. The stock has “Underperform” rating by Bernstein on Tuesday, June 7. RBC Capital Markets maintained Discovery Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA) rating on Monday, June 12. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $3200 target. The firm has “Hold” rating by Topeka Capital Markets given on Monday, April 25. The stock of Discovery Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, February 22 by Loop Capital. See Discovery Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA) latest ratings:

09/01/2018 Broker: Pivotal Research Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Hold Downgrade
04/01/2018 Broker: Wells Fargo Rating: Hold New Target: $25.0 Maintain
02/01/2018 Broker: Barrington Rating: Buy New Target: $30.0 Upgrade
02/01/2018 Broker: Macquarie Research Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Outperform Upgrade
21/12/2017 Broker: Bank of America Rating: Buy New Target: $30.0 Upgrade
08/11/2017 Broker: FBR Capital Rating: Hold New Target: $19.0
08/11/2017 Broker: B. Riley & Co Rating: Neutral Old Target: $23 New Target: $19 Maintain
06/11/2017 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Neutral Old Target: $22 New Target: $18 Maintain
03/11/2017 Broker: Loop Capital Rating: Hold Old Target: $25 New Target: $21 Maintain
03/11/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $24.0 Maintain

Analysts expect Hub Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HUBG) to report $0.52 EPS on February, 1.They anticipate $0.03 EPS change or 5.45% from last quarter’s $0.55 EPS. HUBG’s profit would be $17.74 million giving it 24.93 P/E if the $0.52 EPS is correct. After having $0.46 EPS previously, Hub Group, Inc.’s analysts see 13.04% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.48% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $51.85. About 357,352 shares traded or 16.13% up from the average. Hub Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HUBG) has declined 9.31% since January 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 26.01% the S&P500.

Among 13 analysts covering Hub Group (NASDAQ:HUBG), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. Hub Group had 42 analyst reports since August 18, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Friday, December 18. The firm has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Tuesday, November 22. The stock of Hub Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HUBG) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 28 by Stifel Nicolaus. Seaport Global Securities initiated the shares of HUBG in report on Wednesday, February 15 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Hub Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HUBG) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, June 20 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Thursday, September 7. The stock has “Hold” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Thursday, October 26. On Thursday, August 27 the stock rating was downgraded by Zacks to “Buy”. The stock of Hub Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HUBG) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, January 8 by Susquehanna. The stock of Hub Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HUBG) earned “Hold” rating by Cowen & Co on Monday, August 28.

Hub Group, Inc., an asset-light freight transportation management company, provides intermodal, truck brokerage, and logistics services in North America. The company has market cap of $1.77 billion. It operates through two divisions, Mode and Hub. It has a 32.41 P/E ratio. The Company’s intermodal services include arranging for the movement of its customersÂ’ freight in containers and trailers over long distances.

Since August 28, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $225,600 activity. Another trade for 6,000 shares valued at $225,600 was sold by REAVES CHARLES R.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.16 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.10, from 1.06 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 23 investors sold Hub Group, Inc. shares while 44 reduced holdings. 26 funds opened positions while 52 raised stakes. 30.77 million shares or 3.05% more from 29.86 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Citadel Advsrs Ltd Liability Co reported 0.02% in Hub Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HUBG). Piedmont Advsrs Lc holds 7,291 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Pnc Fincl Svcs Grp Incorporated, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 1,353 shares. D E Shaw And stated it has 164,955 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Minnesota-based Foundry Prtn Ltd Liability has invested 0.09% in Hub Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HUBG). Walthausen Ltd Limited Liability Company has 169,020 shares for 0.68% of their portfolio. Moreover, Parametric Associate has 0% invested in Hub Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HUBG) for 88,358 shares. Legal General Group Public Limited Com reported 0% in Hub Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HUBG). Sei Investments owns 0% invested in Hub Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HUBG) for 2 shares. Thrivent Finance For Lutherans has invested 0% in Hub Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HUBG). Northern Corp holds 382,763 shares. 13,600 were accumulated by Louisiana State Employees Retirement Sys. Tower Capital Ltd Llc (Trc) accumulated 6,190 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Ubs Asset Mngmt Americas holds 26,605 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Stephens Invest Grp Incorporated invested in 0.28% or 279,661 shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.92 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.10, from 0.82 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 65 investors sold Discovery Communications, Inc. shares while 163 reduced holdings. 57 funds opened positions while 152 raised stakes. 204.44 million shares or 4.84% more from 195.01 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Lawson Kroeker Incorporated Ne has 266,135 shares for 1.7% of their portfolio. Cqs Cayman Ltd Partnership, a Cayman Islands-based fund reported 318,780 shares. Quantbot Technology L P reported 70,598 shares. Gam Ag holds 0.04% or 44,910 shares. First Bancorporation Of Omaha owns 53,062 shares. Pinnacle Assocs Ltd has invested 0.87% in Discovery Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA). Cedar Hill Associates Limited Liability Company reported 0.36% stake. Carroll Associate invested in 0% or 177 shares. Addenda Cap holds 0.16% in Discovery Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA) or 110,018 shares. Macquarie Group Limited invested 0% of its portfolio in Discovery Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA). Jefferies Gru Lc owns 324,882 shares. 6,406 were accumulated by Bartlett & Company. Oppenheimer Asset Mgmt accumulated 0% or 598 shares. Ngam Advsr Limited Partnership reported 0.03% in Discovery Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA). River And Mercantile Asset Llp, United Kingdom-based fund reported 131,600 shares.

Discovery Communications, Inc. operates as a media firm worldwide. The company has market cap of $13.64 billion. The firm operates through U.S. It has a 12.8 P/E ratio. Networks, International Networks, and Education and Other divisions.

Since December 13, 2017, it had 3 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $10.39 million activity. Another trade for 100,000 shares valued at $1.86 million was made by WARGO J DAVID on Thursday, December 14. $6.56M worth of stock was bought by MALONE JOHN C on Wednesday, December 13. Campbell Bruce sold $55,349 worth of stock.

The stock increased 1.33% or $0.32 during the last trading session, reaching $24.33. About 4.08M shares traded. Discovery Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA) has declined 0.88% since January 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.58% the S&P500.

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