NYSE:DFS - Discover Financial Services Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$66.16 +0.04 (+0.06 %)
(As of 01/24/2019 07:52 AM ET)
Previous Close$66.12
Today's Range$65.05 - $66.59
52-Week Range$54.36 - $81.93
Volume2.22 million shs
Average Volume2.22 million shs
Market Capitalization$22.23 billion
P/E Ratio11.06
Dividend Yield2.42%
Beta1.56
Discover Financial Services, through its subsidiaries, operates as a direct banking and payment services company in the United States. The Direct Banking segment offers Discover-branded credit cards to individuals; and other consumer products and services, including private student loans, personal loans, home equity loans, and other consumer lending, as well as deposit products, such as certificates of deposit, money market accounts, savings accounts, checking accounts, and individual retirement arrangement certificates of deposit. The Payment Services segment operates the Discover Network, which processes transactions for Discover-branded credit cards, and provides payment transaction processing and settlement services; and PULSE network, an electronic funds transfer network that provides financial institutions issuing debit cards on the PULSE network with access to automated teller machines and point-of-sale terminals. This segment also operates Diners Club International, a payments network that issues Diners Club branded charge cards and provides card acceptance services. The company was incorporated in 1960 and is based in Riverwoods, Illinois.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Personal credit institutions
Sub-IndustryConsumer Finance
SectorFinance
CUSIP25470910
Phone224-405-0900

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$11.55 billion
Cash Flow$6.3250 per share
Book Value$28.42 per share

Profitability

Net Income$2.10 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees16,500
Market Cap$22.23 billion
OptionableOptionable

Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Discover Financial Services' stock symbol?

Discover Financial Services trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "DFS."

How often does Discover Financial Services pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Discover Financial Services?

Discover Financial Services declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, January 17th. Investors of record on Thursday, February 21st will be given a dividend of $0.40 per share on Thursday, March 7th. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.42%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, February 20th. View Discover Financial Services' Dividend History.

How will Discover Financial Services' stock buyback program work?

Discover Financial Services announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a share repurchase program on Thursday, July 19th 2018, which permits the company to buyback $3,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to purchase up to 11.9% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are often a sign that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Discover Financial Services' earnings last quarter?

Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) announced its earnings results on Thursday, October, 25th. The financial services provider reported $2.05 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $2.05. The financial services provider earned $2.72 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.69 billion. Discover Financial Services had a net margin of 19.51% and a return on equity of 25.49%. View Discover Financial Services' Earnings History.

When is Discover Financial Services' next earnings date?

Discover Financial Services is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, January 24th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Discover Financial Services.

How can I listen to Discover Financial Services' earnings call?

Discover Financial Services will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, January 24th at 5:00 PM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

What price target have analysts set for DFS?

17 equities research analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Discover Financial Services' stock. Their forecasts range from $75.00 to $100.00. On average, they expect Discover Financial Services' share price to reach $86.6206 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 30.9% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Discover Financial Services.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Discover Financial Services?

17 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Discover Financial Services in the last year. There are currently 6 hold ratings, 10 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Discover Financial Services.

Has Discover Financial Services been receiving favorable news coverage?

News coverage about DFS stock has trended negative recently, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Discover Financial Services earned a news impact score of -2.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news coverage about the financial services provider a news buzz of 2.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is very unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next several days.

Who are some of Discover Financial Services' key competitors?

Who are Discover Financial Services' key executives?

Discover Financial Services' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Roger Crosby Hochschild, CEO, Pres & Director (Age 54)
  • Mr. R. Mark Graf, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 55)
  • Mr. Carlos M. Minetti, Exec. VP & Pres of Consumer Banking (Age 56)
  • Ms. Diane E. Offereins, Exec. VP & Pres of Payment Services (Age 61)
  • Mr. David W. Nelms, Exec. Officer (Age 58)

Who are Discover Financial Services' major shareholders?

Discover Financial Services' stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Bank of Montreal Can (0.80%), Strs Ohio (0.14%), BTIM Corp. (0.13%), BB&T Corp (0.12%), Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.12%) and Arvest Bank Trust Division (0.08%). Company insiders that own Discover Financial Services stock include Carlos Minetti, Cynthia A Glassman, Daniel Peter Capozzi, David W Nelms, Diane E Offereins, Edward W Mcgrogan, Glenn P Schneider, James V Panzarino, Julie A Loeger, Kathryn Mcnamara Corley, Lawrence A Weinbach, Mary K Bush, Michael H Moskow, Michele Marrandino, R Mark Graf, Richard H Lenny and Roger C Hochschild. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Discover Financial Services.

Which institutional investors are selling Discover Financial Services stock?

DFS stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Strs Ohio, Gulf International Bank UK Ltd, BTR Capital Management Inc., Denali Advisors LLC, Valicenti Advisory Services Inc., Narwhal Capital Management, Cullinan Associates Inc. and Oakbrook Investments LLC. Company insiders that have sold Discover Financial Services company stock in the last year include Carlos Minetti, Cynthia A Glassman, Daniel Peter Capozzi, David W Nelms, Diane E Offereins, Edward W Mcgrogan, Glenn P Schneider, Kathryn Mcnamara Corley, Mary K Bush, Michael H Moskow, R Mark Graf, Richard H Lenny and Roger C Hochschild. View Insider Buying and Selling for Discover Financial Services.

Which institutional investors are buying Discover Financial Services stock?

DFS stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of Montreal Can, Meeder Asset Management Inc., BTIM Corp., Polianta Ltd, First Midwest Bank Trust Division, Virtu Financial LLC, BB&T Corp and Landmark Bank. View Insider Buying and Selling for Discover Financial Services.

How do I buy shares of Discover Financial Services?

Shares of DFS can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Discover Financial Services' stock price today?

One share of DFS stock can currently be purchased for approximately $66.16.

How big of a company is Discover Financial Services?

Discover Financial Services has a market capitalization of $22.23 billion and generates $11.55 billion in revenue each year. The financial services provider earns $2.10 billion in net income (profit) each year or $5.98 on an earnings per share basis. Discover Financial Services employs 16,500 workers across the globe.

What is Discover Financial Services' official website?

The official website for Discover Financial Services is http://www.discover.com.

How can I contact Discover Financial Services?

Discover Financial Services' mailing address is 2500 Lake Cook Road, Riverwoods IL, 60015. The financial services provider can be reached via phone at 224-405-0900 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Discover Financial Services (NYSE DFS)

Community Ranking:  3.4 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  1,077 (Thanks for Voting!)
Underperform Votes:  528 (Thanks for Voting!)
Total Votes:  1,605
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This page was last updated on 1/24/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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