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Discover Financial Services (DFS) Stock Price, News & Analysis

-1.20 (-0.97%)
(As of 11:44 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
307,505 shs
Average Volume
2.00 million shs
Market Capitalization
$30.85 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target

Discover Financial Services MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
2.39 Rating Score
2.6% Upside
$126.29 Price Target
Short Interest
0.90% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.83mentions of Discover Financial Services in the last 14 days
Based on 10 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $11.48 to $13.03 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

4.96 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

7th out of 844 stocks

Personal Credit Institutions Industry

2nd out of 14 stocks

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About Discover Financial Services Stock (NYSE:DFS)

Discover Financial Services, through its subsidiaries, provides digital banking products and services, and payment services in the United States. It operates in two segments, Digital Banking and Payment Services. The Digital Banking segment offers Discover-branded credit cards to individuals; private student loans, personal loans, home loans, and other consumer lending; and direct-to-consumer deposit products comprising savings accounts, certificates of deposit, money market accounts, IRA certificates of deposit, IRA savings accounts and checking accounts, and sweep accounts. The Payment Services segment operates the PULSE to access automated teller machines, debit, and electronic funds transfer network; and Diners Club International, a payments network that issues Diners Club branded charge cards and/or provides card acceptance services, as well as offers payment transaction processing and settlement services. The company was incorporated in 1960 and is based in Riverwoods, Illinois.

DFS Stock Price History

DFS Stock News Headlines

Discover Financial Services (DFS) Gets a Buy from KBW
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Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 3/7 Dividend
Dividend Payable
Last Earnings
Ex-Dividend for 6/6 Dividend
Dividend Payable
Next Earnings (Estimated)
Fiscal Year End

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Personal credit institutions
Consumer Finance
Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
High Stock Price Target
Low Stock Price Target
Potential Upside/Downside
Consensus Rating
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
18 Analysts


Net Income
$2.94 billion
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$20.61 billion
Cash Flow
$11.52 per share
Book Value
$54.53 per share


Free Float
Market Cap
$30.84 billion

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DFS Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Discover Financial Services stock right now?

18 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Discover Financial Services in the last twelve months. There are currently 11 hold ratings and 7 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "hold" DFS shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in DFS, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is Discover Financial Services' stock price target for 2024?

18 brokers have issued 1 year price objectives for Discover Financial Services' shares. Their DFS share price targets range from $98.00 to $168.00. On average, they expect the company's stock price to reach $126.29 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 2.6% from the stock's current price.
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How have DFS shares performed in 2024?

Discover Financial Services' stock was trading at $112.40 on January 1st, 2024. Since then, DFS stock has increased by 9.5% and is now trading at $123.11.
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Are investors shorting Discover Financial Services?

Discover Financial Services saw a decrease in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totaling 2,230,000 shares, a decrease of 19.2% from the April 15th total of 2,760,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,960,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.1 days. Currently, 0.9% of the company's stock are sold short.
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When is Discover Financial Services' next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, July 17th 2024.
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How were Discover Financial Services' earnings last quarter?

Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April, 18th. The financial services provider reported $1.10 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $2.98 by $1.88. The financial services provider earned $4.21 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.07 billion. Discover Financial Services had a net margin of 10.56% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 17.07%. During the same period last year, the business posted $3.58 earnings per share.
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How often does Discover Financial Services pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Discover Financial Services?

Discover Financial Services announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, April 17th. Investors of record on Thursday, May 23rd will be given a dividend of $0.70 per share on Thursday, June 6th. This represents a $2.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.27%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, May 22nd.
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Is Discover Financial Services a good dividend stock?

Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) pays an annual dividend of $2.80 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.24%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 13 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 31.93%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, DFS will have a dividend payout ratio of 21.49% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for DFS.

How will Discover Financial Services' stock buyback program work?

Discover Financial Services declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a share repurchase plan on Wednesday, April 19th 2023, which permits the company to repurchase $2,700,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to purchase up to 9.8% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are often an indication that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

What is Roger Hochschild's approval rating as Discover Financial Services' CEO?

291 employees have rated Discover Financial Services Chief Executive Officer Roger Hochschild on Roger Hochschild has an approval rating of 86% among the company's employees.

What other stocks do shareholders of Discover Financial Services own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Discover Financial Services investors own include AT&T (T), Intel (INTC), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), AbbVie (ABBV), CVS Health (CVS), Bank of America (BAC), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Walt Disney (DIS), Verizon Communications (VZ) and Visa (V).

Who are Discover Financial Services' major shareholders?

Discover Financial Services' stock is owned by a variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (12.14%), Capital World Investors (6.68%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.81%), LSV Asset Management (0.67%), Capital International Investors (0.65%) and Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (0.34%). Insiders that own company stock include Carlos Minetti, Cynthia A Glassman, Daniel Peter Capozzi, John Greene, Mary K Bush, Michael H Moskow, Robert Andrew Eichfeld, Shifra Kolsky and Wanjiku Juanita Walcott.
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How do I buy shares of Discover Financial Services?

Shares of DFS stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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Does Discover Financial Services have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of Discover Financial Services: DFS Corporate Services LLC, DFS GSD Corp., DFS International Inc., DFS Services LLC, Diners Club International, Diners Club International Ltd., Diners Club Services Private Limited, Diners Club Taiwan Ltd., Discover Bank, Discover Financial Services (Canada) Inc., Discover Financial Services (Hong Kong) Limited, Discover Financial Services (UK) Limited, Discover Funding LLC, Discover Global Employment Company Private Limited, Discover Home Loans Inc., Discover Information Technology (Shanghai) Limited, Discover Products Inc., Discover Properties LLC, Discover Services Corporation, First National Bank Alaska, GTC Insurance Agency Inc., Home Loan Center, PULSE Network LLC, Student Loan Corporation, and The Student Loan Corporation.
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This page (NYSE:DFS) was last updated on 5/23/2024 by Staff

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