Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Decreased Discover Financial Services (DFS) Stake; Algert Global Has Boosted Its Willdan Group (WLDN) Holding

March 2, 2018 - By rebbecca

Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc decreased Discover Financial Services (DFS) stake by 2.39% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc sold 5,885 shares as Discover Financial Services (DFS)’s stock declined 15.69%. The Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc holds 240,592 shares with $15.51 million value, down from 246,477 last quarter. Discover Financial Services now has $26.68 billion valuation. The stock decreased 4.59% or $3.62 during the last trading session, reaching $75.21. About 4.15 million shares traded or 77.46% up from the average. Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) has risen 10.42% since March 2, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.28% the S&P500.

Algert Global Llc increased Willdan Group Inc (WLDN) stake by 454.09% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Algert Global Llc acquired 62,438 shares as Willdan Group Inc (WLDN)’s stock rose 15.46%. The Algert Global Llc holds 76,188 shares with $2.47 million value, up from 13,750 last quarter. Willdan Group Inc now has $187.28M valuation. The stock increased 1.91% or $0.4 during the last trading session, reaching $21.37. About 111,237 shares traded or 75.20% up from the average. Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN) has risen 216.21% since March 2, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 199.51% the S&P500.

Since December 8, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 selling transactions for $92,429 activity. The insider Tipermas Marc sold $75,720.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.59 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.31, from 1.9 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 10 investors sold WLDN shares while 19 reduced holdings. 15 funds opened positions while 31 raised stakes. 5.40 million shares or 13.22% more from 4.77 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Massachusetts-based Rhumbline Advisers has invested 0% in Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN). Credit Suisse Ag stated it has 8,106 shares or 0% of all its holdings. State Common Retirement Fund has invested 0% in Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN). Rice Hall James And Limited Company holds 0.01% in Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN) or 9,931 shares. California Public Employees Retirement System holds 0% in Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN) or 12,100 shares. Sei Invests holds 8 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Tiaa Cref Investment Mngmt has 0% invested in Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN). France-based Fund Mgmt Sa has invested 0% in Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN). Eagle Asset Inc holds 0.05% or 262,361 shares in its portfolio. Manufacturers Life Ins The invested in 0% or 6,382 shares. Blair William & Il owns 0% invested in Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN) for 7,790 shares. Ftb holds 0% of its portfolio in Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN) for 116 shares. Ativo Mgmt Ltd Company holds 0.3% in Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN) or 35,009 shares. Nationwide Fund has 0% invested in Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN). Pnc Service Group Inc holds 295,264 shares.

Algert Global Llc decreased Care Com Inc (NYSE:CRCM) stake by 92,589 shares to 113,076 valued at $1.80M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Arc Document Solutions Inc (NYSE:ARC) stake by 176,349 shares and now owns 130,822 shares. M/I Homes Inc (NYSE:MHO) was reduced too.

Among 3 analysts covering Willdan Group (NASDAQ:WLDN), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Willdan Group has $40 highest and $13 lowest target. $29.67’s average target is 38.84% above currents $21.37 stock price. Willdan Group had 10 analyst reports since September 1, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Speculative Buy” rating by Seaport Global Securities on Monday, January 18. Canaccord Genuity maintained the shares of WLDN in report on Thursday, June 1 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, September 1 by TheStreet. Wedbush maintained the shares of WLDN in report on Wednesday, November 23 with “Outperform” rating. The firm has “Speculative Buy” rating by Seaport Global Securities given on Friday, January 15. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Wedbush on Monday, November 7. The company was maintained on Sunday, October 29 by Canaccord Genuity. Wedbush maintained Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN) rating on Friday, May 12. Wedbush has “Outperform” rating and $40 target.

Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc increased Becton Dickinson & Co (NYSE:BDX) stake by 52,420 shares to 57,295 valued at $11.23 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Spdr S&P Oil&Gas Exploration & (XOP) stake by 27,265 shares and now owns 42,940 shares. Ishares Russell 2000 Etf (IWM) was raised too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.77 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.14, from 0.91 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 71 investors sold DFS 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. Guardian Life Ins Of America owns 0.01% invested in Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) for 846 shares. Hotchkis And Wiley Cap Limited Liability reported 5.90M shares. Smithfield Trust stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS). Smith Asset Mngmt Group Incorporated Lp holds 0.62% of its portfolio in Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) for 286,623 shares. Nationwide Fund accumulated 637,659 shares. 4,784 were reported by Fort Washington Invest Advisors Oh. Covington Cap Mngmt holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) for 1,590 shares. Camelot Portfolios Ltd owns 6,644 shares or 0.21% of their US portfolio. Mariner Wealth Advisors Ltd Liability Com holds 0.01% in Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) or 4,442 shares. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt Systems holds 0.03% or 30,282 shares in its portfolio. Bbva Compass Bank & Trust Inc stated it has 54,976 shares or 0.23% of all its holdings. Great Lakes Advsr Limited Liability accumulated 925,043 shares or 1.4% of the stock. Victory Capital has invested 0.01% in Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS). Solaris Asset Management Limited Liability holds 2.47% in Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) or 65,454 shares. Aviva Public Ltd Liability owns 240,270 shares.

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 had 90 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was upgraded on Monday, December 11 by Barclays Capital. Jefferies maintained Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) rating on Tuesday, July 18. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $8200 target. Oppenheimer maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Tuesday, October 6 report. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, February 18 by Deutsche Bank. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by Wells Fargo on Thursday, January 25. The stock of Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) earned “Neutral” rating by Macquarie Research on Wednesday, May 11. Sterne Agee CRT initiated the shares of DFS in report on Thursday, September 10 with “Buy” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) rating on Wednesday, October 21. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $68 target. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, January 8 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Nomura given on Wednesday, October 25.

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 $649.20M for 10.27 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.