David Nelms Insider Trading for 30,000 Shares of Discover Financial Services (DFS); 10 Analysts Are Bullish Hancock Holding Company (HBHC) Last Week

Among 15 analysts covering Hancock Holding Company (NASDAQ:HBHC), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Hancock Holding Company had 48 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, October 3 by SunTrust. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, August 11 report. Suntrust Robinson downgraded Hancock Holding Company (NASDAQ:HBHC) on Monday, September 19 to “Neutral” rating. SunTrust maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, November 28 report. The stock of Hancock Holding Company (NASDAQ:HBHC) earned “Buy” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Monday, August 21. The firm has “Hold” rating by Stephens given on Thursday, January 18. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by Wood on Friday, April 8. SunTrust maintained Hancock Holding Company (NASDAQ:HBHC) on Thursday, January 18 with “Hold” rating. As per Tuesday, January 23, the company rating was maintained by Hovde Group. As per Thursday, December 21, the company rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. See Hancock Holding Company (NASDAQ:HBHC) latest ratings:

23/01/2018 Broker: Hovde Group Rating: Buy New Target: $62.0 Maintain
19/01/2018 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Buy New Target: $63.0 Maintain
19/01/2018 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Buy New Target: $62.0 Maintain
18/01/2018 Broker: Sandler O’Neill Rating: Buy New Target: $61.0 Maintain
18/01/2018 Broker: Stephens Rating: Hold New Target: $58.0 Maintain
18/01/2018 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Hold New Target: $59.0 Maintain
08/01/2018 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Hold New Target: $57.0 Maintain
08/01/2018 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $57.0 Maintain
04/01/2018 Broker: Sandler O’Neill Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Buy Upgrade
27/12/2017 Broker: Hovde Group Old Rating: Market Perform New Rating: Outperform Upgrade

David Nelms, the Chairman & CEO of Discover Financial Services, made a sale of 30,000 shares of the company, valued by the market at around $2,389,500 U.S. Dollars, based on a market price of $79.7 per share. The probability of this sell remaining unnoticed is extremely low because it’s significant one, with the Chairman & CEO now having 1.40 million shares – that is 0.38% of the company’s stock market capitalization. This trade was reported on February 05, 2018 and is already filed with the DC-based SEC. The original Form 4 is free at your disposal to the public here.

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 $27.21 billion. It operates in two divisions, Direct Banking and Payment Services. It has a 13.82 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.

Among 32 analysts covering Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS), 22 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 69% are positive. Discover Financial Services has $107.0 highest and $43 lowest target. $79.45’s average target is 6.10% above currents $74.88 stock price. Discover Financial Services had 90 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, June 13 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock of Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) earned “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Friday, February 2. The rating was maintained by Bernstein with “Outperform” on Wednesday, April 20. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Outperform” on Tuesday, October 6. As per Thursday, February 18, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. The company was maintained on Thursday, December 21 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. As per Thursday, January 25, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. On Wednesday, October 25 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”. The rating was upgraded by Bank of America to “Buy” on Thursday, December 15. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, October 21 by Stifel Nicolaus.

Since September 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 21 selling transactions for $20.74 million activity. Another trade for 2,435 shares valued at $198,769 was sold by McGrogan Edward W. On Monday, January 29 the insider Schneider Glenn P sold $1.02M. Offereins Diane E had sold 15,000 shares worth $894,450 on Friday, September 1. $307,240 worth of Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) was sold by Corley Kathryn McNamara on Tuesday, January 2. $1.94M worth of Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) was sold by NELMS DAVID W on Monday, October 2. On Friday, September 1 Minetti Carlos sold $472,960 worth of Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) or 8,000 shares. Shares for $1.10 million were sold by Graf R. Mark on Friday, October 27.

The stock decreased 5.18% or $4.09 during the last trading session, reaching $74.88. About 2.66 million shares traded or 18.71% up from the average. Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) has risen 10.42% since February 6, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.28% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.77 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.14, from 0.91 in 2017Q2. It dived, 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. Hm Payson & invested in 0.39% or 139,632 shares. 932,535 are owned by Prudential Fin. Wells Fargo Co Mn reported 0.02% stake. Ssi reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS). Aviva Public Lc has 0.08% invested in Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS). Art Advsr Ltd Liability accumulated 89,700 shares. Riverhead Management Llc holds 50,834 shares. World Asset Management stated it has 0.07% of its portfolio in Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS). Alley Lc owns 39,654 shares for 0.93% of their portfolio. Ibm Retirement Fund reported 0.12% stake. Benjamin F Edwards & has 0% invested in Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS). Oakbrook Invs Limited holds 25,976 shares or 0.11% of its portfolio. M&T Bancorporation invested 0.06% in Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS). Cornerstone Capital Management Limited Liability Company holds 0.04% or 69,442 shares. Investec Asset Mngmt has 239,187 shares.

Hancock Holding Company operates as the bank holding firm for Whitney Bank that provides a range of community banking services to commercial, small business, and retail customers. The company has market cap of $4.45 billion. The firm offers various deposit products, including noninterest-bearing demand deposits, interest-bearing transaction accounts, savings accounts, money market deposit accounts, and time deposit accounts. It has a 21.07 P/E ratio. It also provides commercial and industrial; commercial real estate; construction and land development; and residential mortgages, including fixed and adjustable rate loans; and consumer loans comprising second lien mortgage home loans, home equity lines of credit, and nonresidential consumer purpose loans.

The stock decreased 3.86% or $2.1 during the last trading session, reaching $52.25. About 686,824 shares traded or 30.90% up from the average. Hancock Holding Company (NASDAQ:HBHC) has risen 80.63% since February 6, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 63.93% the S&P500.