Cubic Asset Management Boosted Its Discovery Communications (DISCA) Stake; Jones Lang Lasalle (JLL)’s Sentiment Is 1.28

January 11, 2018 - By Marguerite Chambers

Cubic Asset Management Llc increased Discovery Communications (DISCA) stake by 16.35% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Cubic Asset Management Llc acquired 18,905 shares as Discovery Communications (DISCA)’s stock declined 9.80%. The Cubic Asset Management Llc holds 134,550 shares with $2.87M value, up from 115,645 last quarter. Discovery Communications now has $12.80 billion valuation. The stock increased 5.45% or $1.18 during the last trading session, reaching $22.83. About 10.07M shares traded or 56.14% up from the average. Discovery Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA) has declined 0.88% since January 11, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.58% the S&P500.

Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated, a financial and professional services company, provides commercial real estate and investment management services worldwide. The company has market cap of $6.92 billion. It offers a range of real estate services, including agency leasing, project and development management/construction, capital markets, property management, corporate finance, real estate investment banking/merchant banking, energy and sustainability services, research, facility management outsourcing, strategic consulting, technology solutions, advisory services, investment management, tenant representation, lease administration, transaction management, logistics and supply-chain management, valuations, mortgage origination and servicing, and value recovery and receivership services. It has a 20.44 P/E ratio. The firm also provides investment management services to institutional and retail investors, including high-net-worth individuals.

Among 31 analysts covering Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCA), 7 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 20 Hold. Therefore 23% are positive. Discovery Communications had 89 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by M Partners with “Neutral” on Friday, February 19. The rating was maintained by Needham on Tuesday, July 25 with “Hold”. The firm has “Hold” rating by Loop Capital given on Wednesday, February 22. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, October 19 with “Buy”. The stock of Discovery Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, January 9 by Pivotal Research. Piper Jaffray initiated Discovery Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA) rating on Friday, August 11. Piper Jaffray has “Hold” rating and $2700 target. The stock of Discovery Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA) earned “Outperform” rating by Macquarie Research on Tuesday, January 2. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Friday, October 16. The stock has “Buy” rating by Pivotal Research on Tuesday, August 8. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Thursday, September 7.

Since December 13, 2017, it had 3 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $10.39 million activity. Another trade for 100,000 shares valued at $1.86 million was made by WARGO J DAVID on Thursday, December 14. Another trade for 102,377 shares valued at $2.03 million was bought by MALONE JOHN C. Campbell Bruce sold $55,349 worth of Discovery Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA) on Wednesday, December 13.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.92 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.10, from 0.82 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 65 investors sold DISCA shares while 163 reduced holdings. 57 funds opened positions while 152 raised stakes. 204.44 million shares or 4.84% more from 195.01 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Utah Retirement accumulated 37,443 shares. Janney Montgomery Scott Limited Liability Com accumulated 36,322 shares. Van Den Berg Mngmt I accumulated 1.60 million shares. Massachusetts-based Martingale Asset Mgmt LP has invested 0.03% in Discovery Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA). North Star Mgmt owns 380 shares. Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Co Ltd Com invested 0% of its portfolio in Discovery Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA). Parametric Portfolio Ltd Liability Corp has 355,909 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Ent Fincl Service Corp invested 0% of its portfolio in Discovery Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA). Nordea Inv Mgmt Ab reported 10,855 shares. Brinker stated it has 9,938 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. First Personal Financial Serv has 0% invested in Discovery Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA). Comerica Bankshares accumulated 80,691 shares. Peak6 Investments Ltd Partnership stated it has 4,070 shares. Private Management Group Incorporated has 1.38 million shares for 1.48% of their portfolio. Us National Bank & Trust De reported 88,866 shares.

Kerrisdale Advisers Llc holds 5.21% of its portfolio in Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated for 40,433 shares. Generation Investment Management Llp owns 4.34 million shares or 5.15% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Theleme Partners Llp has 3.99% invested in the company for 624,099 shares. The Texas-based Goodman Financial Corp has invested 3.51% in the stock. Pekin Singer Strauss Asset Management Il, a Illinois-based fund reported 122,893 shares.

The stock decreased 0.87% or $1.34 during the last trading session, reaching $152.56. About 189,709 shares traded. Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated (JLL) has risen 4.94% since January 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.76% the S&P500.

Analysts await Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated (NYSE:JLL) to report earnings on February, 5. They expect $4.27 earnings per share, up 8.10% or $0.32 from last year’s $3.95 per share. JLL’s profit will be $193.71 million for 8.93 P/E if the $4.27 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.96 actual earnings per share reported by Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 117.86% EPS growth.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 sales for $1.12 million activity.

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