Strs Ohio Has Upped Discover Financial (DFS) Holding; Aecom Technology (ACM)’s Sentiment Is 1.49

February 21, 2018 - By Marie Mckinney

Strs Ohio increased Discover Financial (DFS) stake by 8.93% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Strs Ohio acquired 102,874 shares as Discover Financial (DFS)’s stock declined 15.69%. The Strs Ohio holds 1.26M shares with $80.92 million value, up from 1.15 million last quarter. Discover Financial now has $28.94B valuation. The stock increased 0.13% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $79.63. About 2.27M shares traded. Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) has risen 10.42% since February 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.28% the S&P500.

AECOM, together with its subsidiaries, engages in designing, building, financing, and operating infrastructure assets worldwide. The company has market cap of $5.59 billion. The firm operates through three divisions: Design and Consulting Services , Construction Services (CS), and Management Services (MS). It has a 13.95 P/E ratio. The DCS segment provides planning, consulting, architectural and engineering design, program management, and construction management services for industrial, commercial, institutional, and government clients, such as transportation, facilities, environmental, and energy/power markets.

Analysts await AECOM (NYSE:ACM) to report earnings on May, 8. They expect $0.65 EPS, down 26.97% or $0.24 from last year’s $0.89 per share. ACM’s profit will be $103.47 million for 13.51 P/E if the $0.65 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.57 actual EPS reported by AECOM for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 14.04% EPS growth.

Electron Capital Partners Llc holds 6.1% of its portfolio in AECOM for 890,337 shares. Poplar Forest Capital Llc owns 1.37 million shares or 4.38% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Steinberg Asset Management Llc has 3.6% invested in the company for 278,085 shares. The Pennsylvania-based S&T Bank Pa has invested 2.69% in the stock. Lyrical Asset Management Lp, a New York-based fund reported 4.16 million shares.

The stock decreased 0.65% or $0.23 during the last trading session, reaching $35.13. About 924,219 shares traded or 2.58% up from the average. AECOM (ACM) has risen 3.75% since February 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 12.95% the S&P500.

Ratings analysis reveals 80% of Aecom Tech’s analysts are positive. Out of 5 Wall Street analysts rating Aecom Tech, 4 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 1 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $38.0 while the high is $48.0. The stock’s average target of $42.25 is 20.27% above today’s ($35.13) share price. ACM was included in 5 notes of analysts from August 22, 2016. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, August 22 report. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, November 15 by Canaccord Genuity. The stock of AECOM (NYSE:ACM) earned “Buy” rating by Argus Research on Tuesday, November 15. On Thursday, December 8 the stock rating was maintained by Standpoint Research with “Buy”. As per Wednesday, January 4, the company rating was upgraded by Robert W. Baird.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 buys, and 7 sales for $5.89 million activity.

Strs Ohio decreased Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) stake by 23,181 shares to 3.09 million valued at $152.75M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Plexus Corp (NASDAQ:PLXS) stake by 12,200 shares and now owns 80,300 shares. Bristol (NYSE:BMY) was reduced 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. Univest Corp Of Pennsylvania invested in 59,972 shares or 1.63% of the stock. Parametric Portfolio Associates Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.13% of its portfolio in Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) for 1.86 million shares. Martingale Asset Mgmt Ltd Partnership accumulated 0.02% or 22,020 shares. Lombard Odier Asset (Europe) Ltd holds 0.02% or 5,103 shares. Riverhead Mngmt Ltd owns 50,834 shares for 0.15% of their portfolio. 46,459 are owned by Richard Bernstein Advisors. Cibc World holds 0.03% or 54,245 shares in its portfolio. Advsrs Asset Mgmt holds 0.02% or 18,592 shares in its portfolio. Federated Investors Pa has invested 0.05% of its portfolio in Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS). Daiwa Sb Ltd reported 13,400 shares or 0.23% of all its holdings. New York State Common Retirement Fund reported 965,900 shares. Glenmede Communication Na owns 773,352 shares or 0.22% of their US portfolio. 9,648 were accumulated by Atria Invs Ltd Liability Corporation. Ing Groep Nv holds 0.04% or 32,179 shares. Strategic Glob Advsr holds 0.54% of its portfolio in Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) for 22,056 shares.

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