Insider Trade: Diane Offereins Sold 15,000 Shares of Discover Financial Services (DFS); Profile of 3 Analysts Covering Marks and Spencer Group plc (MAKSY)

Among 6 analysts covering Marks and Spencer (OTCMKTS:MAKSY), 3 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Marks and Spencer had 6 analyst reports since October 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Monday, November 14. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, October 7 by JP Morgan. Berenberg downgraded the stock to “Sell” rating in Friday, January 8 report. Investec downgraded Marks and Spencer Group plc (OTCMKTS:MAKSY) on Tuesday, November 29 to “Sell” rating. The rating was upgraded by Jefferies on Tuesday, February 28 to “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, December 12 by Bank of America. See Marks and Spencer Group plc (OTCMKTS:MAKSY) latest ratings:

Discover Financial Services EVP – Pres. – Payment Services Diane Offereins on the January 04, 2018 unloaded a total of 15,000 shares of the stock exchange listed company that are priced at about $1,151,250 U.S. Dollars. This is based on an average stock price per share of $76.8 U.S. Dollars. She also unloaded 15,000 shares with a market value $1,055,364 USD in the last 30 days. Published January 04, 2018, you can read more about the sale by opening the following legal document here. The probability of this transaction staying a secret is nil due to its size, with the EVP – Pres. – Payment Services currently owning 134,047 shares — that is 0.04% of the total market cap of Discover Financial Services.

Marks and Spencer Group plc operates various retail stores. The company has market cap of $6.70 billion. It offers food products; and womenswear, menswear, kids wear, lingerie, and beauty and home products through its stores and online. It has a 27.29 P/E ratio. The firm operates 942 stores, including 253 owned and 383 franchise Simply Food stores; and 343 full-line stores and 41 outlet stores in the United Kingdom.

The stock decreased 0.88% or $0.075 during the last trading session, reaching $8.405. About shares traded. Marks and Spencer Group plc (OTCMKTS:MAKSY) has 0.00% since January 9, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Among 31 analysts covering Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS), 21 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 68% are positive. Discover Financial Services has $91.0 highest and $43 lowest target. $70.22’s average target is -9.48% below currents $77.57 stock price. Discover Financial Services had 74 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Wednesday, October 25, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Top Pick” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Monday, October 19. The stock of Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) earned “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, April 12. RBC Capital Markets maintained Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) rating on Wednesday, July 20. RBC Capital Markets has “Top Pick” rating and $73 target. The rating was maintained by Bernstein on Wednesday, April 20 with “Outperform”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs given on Wednesday, April 20. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, June 16 by Jefferies. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, October 10 by Wells Fargo. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, September 1 by Jefferies. Deutsche Bank maintained it with “Buy” rating and $63 target in Wednesday, May 4 report.

Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 21 selling transactions for $20.03 million activity. NELMS DAVID W sold $2.30 million worth of Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) on Tuesday, January 2. On Tuesday, August 1 the insider Minetti Carlos sold $490,320. On Monday, October 2 HOCHSCHILD ROGER C sold $989,786 worth of Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) or 15,258 shares. $1.10M worth of stock was sold by Graf R. Mark on Friday, October 27. Corley Kathryn McNamara sold $307,240 worth of stock or 4,000 shares. Offereins Diane E sold $894,450 worth of Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) on Friday, September 1.

Analysts await Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) to report earnings on January, 23. They expect $1.53 earnings per share, up 9.29% or $0.13 from last year’s $1.4 per share. DFS’s profit will be $555.96 million for 12.67 P/E if the $1.53 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.59 actual earnings per share reported by Discover Financial Services for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -3.77% negative EPS growth.

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 $28.19 billion. It operates in two divisions, Direct Banking and Payment Services. It has a 13.34 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.

The stock decreased 0.75% or $0.59 during the last trading session, reaching $77.57. About 1.76 million shares traded. Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) has risen 10.42% since January 9, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.28% the S&P500.