Analyst Research Roundup: Belmond Ltd. (BEL), Discover Financial Services (DFS)

Belmond Ltd. (NYSE:BEL) tinted gains of +0.08% (+0.02 points) to US$24.86. The volume of 1.33 Million shares climbed down over an trading activity of 1.93 Million shares. EPS ratio determined by looking at last 12 month figures is -0.48. Over the same time span, the stock marked US$25.38 as its best level and the lowest price reached was US$10.3. The corporation has a market cap of US$3.02 Billion.

Belmond Ltd. (NYSE:BEL)’s earnings per share has been growing at a -40.3 percent rate over the past 5 year when average revenue increase was noted as 0.8 percent. The return on equity ratio or ROE stands at -4.9 percent while most common profitability ratio return on investment (ROI) was -1.3 percent. The company’s institutional ownership is monitored at 97.9 percent. The company’s net profit margin has achieved the current level of -5.9 percent and possesses 55.1 percent gross margin.

Daily Analyst Recommendations

A number of key analysts, polled by FactSet, shared their views about the current stock momentum. The forecast of 1 surveyed investment analysts covering the stock advises investors to Buy stake in the company. At present, 0 analysts call it Sell, while 2 think it is Hold. Recently, analysts have updated the overall rating to 2.75. 0 analysts recommended Overweight these shares while 1 recommended Underweight, according to FactSet data.

Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) is worth US$21.33 Billion and has recently risen 0.08% to US$62.54. The latest exchange of 1.72 Million shares is below its average trading activity of 2.32 Million shares. The day began at US$62.1 but the price moved to US$61.69 at one point during the trading and finally capitulating to a session high of US$62.75. The stock tapped a 52-week high of US$81.93 while the mean 12-month price target for the shares is US$86.1.

Currently, the stock carries a price to earnings ratio of 7.72, a price to book ratio of 2.04, and a price to sales ratio of 2.02. For the past 5 years, the company’s revenue has grown 74.6%, while the company’s earnings per share has grown 77.5%. With an institutional ownership near 89.6%, it carries an earnings per share ratio of 8.1.

Inside Look At Analysts Reviews

Latest analyst recommendations could offer little help to investors. The stock is a Buy among 7 brokerage firms polled by Factset Research. At present, 7 analysts recommended Holding these shares while 0 recommended sell, according to FactSet data. 0 analysts call it Underweight, while 8 think it is Overweight. Recently, investment analysts covering the stock have updated the mean rating to 2.