Ford Motor Company (F) Stake Held by Capital Investment Advisors Llc; As Discover Finl Svcs (DFS) Share Value Declined, Holder Atwood & Palmer Has Lowered Its Position by $589,000

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Capital Investment Advisors Llc increased its stake in Ford Motor Company (F) by 7.1% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Capital Investment Advisors Llc bought 37,386 shares as the company’s stock declined 9.17% with the market. The institutional investor held 563,789 shares of the auto manufacturing company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $5.22 million, up from 526,403 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Capital Investment Advisors Llc who had been investing in Ford Motor Company for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $35.09B market cap company. The stock increased 1.73% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $8.82. About 41.56M shares traded. Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) has declined 31.24% since January 12, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 31.24% the S&P500. Some Historical F News: 09/05/2018 – FORD SAYS SHUTTING DEARBORN TRUCK PLANT DUE TO PARTS SHORTAGE; 26/03/2018 – GMC unveils an off-road truck to take on Jeep and the Ford Raptor; 15/03/2018 – It is another step in Ford’s push for more tech in its vehicles; 18/04/2018 – Ford March EU New Car Registrations Fell 15% -ACEA; 05/03/2018 – FORD MOTOR CREDIT SOLD $500M PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF 3.470% NOTES; 15/03/2018 – Pedal Commander releases new Bluetooth units for Dodge, Ram, Jeep and Ford vehicles; 21/03/2018 – U.S. spending plan include $100 mln for autonomous cars research, testing; 10/05/2018 – Fitch Expects to Rate Ford Credit Auto Owner Trust 2018-A; Issues Presale; 18/05/2018 – Fitch Affirms Ford & Ford Credit IDRs at ‘BBB’; Outlook Stable; 19/03/2018 – CIG LOGISTICS – TO BUY THREE TRANSLOAD TERMINALS OWNED BY U.S. SILICA IN PERMIAN BASIN AND EAGLE FORD AND MARCELLUS SHALE PLAYS

Atwood & Palmer Inc decreased its stake in Discover Finl Svcs (DFS) by 57.2% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Atwood & Palmer Inc sold 7,750 shares as the company’s stock declined 17.14% with the market. The institutional investor held 5,800 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $443,000, down from 13,550 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Atwood & Palmer Inc who had been investing in Discover Finl Svcs for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $21.01B market cap company. The stock increased 0.08% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $62.54. About 1.72M shares traded. Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) has declined 11.86% since January 12, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 11.86% the S&P500. Some Historical DFS News: 25/04/2018 – NY DoFS: DFS SUPERINTENDENT VULLO ANNOUNCES NEXT PHASE OF NEW YORK’S EXPANDED PARTICIPATION IN STATE-BASED NMLS PLATFORM,; 27/04/2018 – NY Insur Dept: DFS Issues Updated Proposed Life Insurance and Annuity Suitability Regulation Requiring a Best Interest Standard; 03/05/2018 – NY DFS FINES WILLIAM PENN LIFE INSURANCE $6.3M; 15/03/2018 – Discover Financial Services: Delinquency Rate 2.4% as of Feb 28; 16/05/2018 – Discover Financial at AllianceBernstein Conference May 31; 08/05/2018 – Discover Introduces First Fee Forgiveness — a Program That Automatically Waives One Fee Per Year; 26/04/2018 – DISCOVER FINANCIAL SERVICES QTRLY PAYMENT SERVICES TRANSACTION DOLLAR VOLUME WAS $56.1 BLN, UP 19% FROM PRIOR YEAR; 09/04/2018 – NY DoFS: DFS REMINDS REGULATED ENTITIES OF ANTI-TERRORISM TRANSACTION MONITORING REGULATION CERTIFICATION DEADLINE; 13/03/2018 – NY Insur Dept: DFS Announces New Agreement with Geico to Protect New York Drivers from Unfairly Discriminatory Auto Insurance; 11/05/2018 – FinancialExpress: Tax notice to banks: DFS to seek relief, take up matter with revenue dept

More notable recent Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: “Ford Stock Easily Could Reclaim Its Value in the New Year – Investorplace.com” on December 18, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Ford should exit Europe – WSJ – Seeking Alpha” published on January 10, 2019, Seekingalpha.com published: “It Is Finally Time To Buy Ford Motor Co. – Seeking Alpha” on December 19, 2018. More interesting news about Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) were released by: Fool.com and their article: “Ford’s Lincoln Luxury Brand Could Begin a Comeback in 2019 – Motley Fool” published on January 12, 2019 as well as Livetradingnews.com‘s news article titled: “Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) 2019 Target $5 – Live Trading News” with publication date: January 02, 2019.

Capital Investment Advisors Llc, which manages about $1.70B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Spider Euro 50 Index (FEZ) by 15,505 shares to 71,694 shares, valued at $2.74M in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Vanguard Reit Etf (VNQ) by 21,890 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 254,873 shares, and cut its stake in Norfolk Southern Corp (NYSE:NSC).

Among 29 analysts covering F&M Bank (NYSE:F), 12 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 41% are positive. F&M Bank had 81 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was initiated by Jefferies on Tuesday, August 9 with “Underperform”. The company was maintained on Wednesday, May 2 by UBS. The stock of Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) earned “Buy” rating by UBS on Thursday, July 26. The company was maintained on Sunday, August 13 by RBC Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets downgraded Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) on Monday, October 16 to “Sector Perform” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Nomura given on Tuesday, August 14. The company was maintained on Tuesday, July 11 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Buy” rating by Nomura on Tuesday, September 20. The rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley on Friday, October 19 to “Equal-Weight”. Seaport Global initiated Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) on Tuesday, August 9 with “Buy” rating.

Since August 2, 2018, it had 1 insider buy, and 1 sale for $25,163 activity. $124,053 worth of Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) shares were sold by Armstrong Steven R..

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.84 in 2018 Q3. Its down 0.08, from 0.92 in 2018Q2. It worsened, as 84 investors sold F shares while 316 reduced holdings. 93 funds opened positions while 244 raised stakes. 1.87 billion shares or 1.37% less from 1.90 billion shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Profund Advisors Ltd Com invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F). Meiji Yasuda Asset Mgmt Limited has 102,595 shares. Peapack Gladstone Financial owns 272,257 shares. Bridgewater Associate Ltd Partnership reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F). Palladium Prns Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0.02% in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F). Millennium Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F). Virtu Financial Limited has 0% invested in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) for 40,016 shares. Stadion Money Management Limited Liability Corporation owns 23,584 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Prudential Public Ltd Com has 8.88 million shares for 0.27% of their portfolio. Caxton Associates Lp owns 35,384 shares. Kistler reported 4,506 shares. Wilbanks Smith Thomas Asset Management Limited Company has invested 0% of its portfolio in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F). Columbia Asset Mgmt reported 66,504 shares stake. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department reported 0.04% in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F). Summit Wealth Advisors Limited Liability Company owns 16,653 shares.

Atwood & Palmer Inc, which manages about $599.83M and $766.18M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Invesco Actively Managd Etf by 12,700 shares to 235,200 shares, valued at $11.81 million in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Goldman Sachs Etf Tr by 10,775 shares in the quarter, for a total of 13,125 shares, and has risen its stake in Ishares Tr (CSJ).

Analysts await Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) to report earnings on January, 24 after the close. They expect $2.09 earnings per share, up 34.84% or $0.54 from last year’s $1.55 per share. DFS’s profit will be $702.16M for 7.48 P/E if the $2.09 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.05 actual earnings per share reported by Discover Financial Services for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 1.95% EPS growth.

Among 33 analysts covering Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS), 22 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Discover Financial Services had 108 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Wedbush on Wednesday, December 7. On Monday, December 11 the stock rating was upgraded by Barclays Capital to “Overweight”. The rating was initiated by Wedbush with “Neutral” on Tuesday, October 11. The stock of Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) earned “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Thursday, March 29. As per Tuesday, April 11, the company rating was maintained by Wood. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Tuesday, January 2 by Stephens. The rating was downgraded by Susquehanna on Friday, January 6 to “Neutral”. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Friday, June 16 with “Buy”. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, October 25. The rating was upgraded by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, January 7 to “Buy”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.8 in Q3 2018. Its down 0.20, from 1 in 2018Q2. It is negative, as 43 investors sold DFS shares while 274 reduced holdings. 81 funds opened positions while 173 raised stakes. 280.30 million shares or 2.26% less from 286.78 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. 3,137 were reported by Consulate Incorporated. Reliance Company Of Delaware invested in 0.1% or 8,238 shares. Rathbone Brothers Public Limited Company, a United Kingdom-based fund reported 258,712 shares. 50 were reported by Estabrook Mngmt. 848,859 are owned by Bridgeway Management Incorporated. Private Advisor Grp Limited Liability Co owns 8,463 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Fjarde Ap, Alabama-based fund reported 99,827 shares. Robecosam Ag has invested 0.52% in Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS). Lord Abbett And Company Ltd Llc stated it has 1.82M shares. Lazard Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability invested in 15,545 shares or 0% of the stock. Teacher Retirement Of Texas invested in 0.18% or 329,514 shares. Mackay Shields Limited Liability Corp accumulated 0.11% or 193,778 shares. Nomura Asset Mgmt Ltd reported 0.04% of its portfolio in Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS). Chevy Chase Tru Holding Inc reported 289,769 shares or 0.09% of all its holdings. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage reported 286,190 shares.

More notable recent Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Discover Financial -1.7% as Q3 EPS misses consensus by 1 cent – Seeking Alpha” on October 25, 2018, also Benzinga.com with their article: “Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS), Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) – VantagePoint’s 5 Stocks To Watch: Uptrends In Discover And Progressive, Downtrends in Fastenal And Walmart – Benzinga” published on August 27, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Discover Financial Is A Great Buy – Seeking Alpha” on February 26, 2018. More interesting news about Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) were released by: Fool.com and their article: “Here’s Why Capital One, Discover, and Mastercard Are Falling Today – Motley Fool” published on December 04, 2018 as well as Streetinsider.com‘s news article titled: “Discover Financial Services (DFS) Declares $0.40 Quarterly Dividend; Approves $3B Buyback – StreetInsider.com” with publication date: July 19, 2018.

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