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Discover Financial Services Stock Forecast, Price & News

$92.27
-1.97 (-2.09 %)
(As of 01/22/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$91.14
Now: $92.27
$94.35
50-Day Range
$81.95
MA: $90.07
$99.89
52-Week Range
$23.25
Now: $92.27
$100.96
Volume2.98 million shs
Average Volume3.19 million shs
Market Capitalization$28.28 billion
P/E Ratio28.39
Dividend Yield1.87%
Beta1.8
Discover Financial Services, through its subsidiaries, operates as a direct banking and payment services company in the United States. It operates in two segments, Direct Banking and Payment Services. 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 PULSE network, an automated teller machine, debit, and electronic funds transfer network; Diners Club International, a payments network that issues Diners Club branded charge cards and provides card acceptance services; and Discover Network that processes transactions for Discover-branded credit and debit cards, as well as provides payment transaction processing and settlement services. The company was founded in 1985 and is based in Riverwoods, Illinois.
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MarketRank

Overall MarketRank

2.30 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

83rd out of 1,933 stocks

Personal Credit Institutions Industry

2nd out of 16 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.3Community Rank: 3.2Dividend Strength: 2.5Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Personal credit institutions
Sub-IndustryConsumer Finance
SectorFinance
CUSIP25470910
Phone224-405-0900
Employees17,200

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$13.99 billion
Cash Flow$9.02 per share
Book Value$36.04 per share

Profitability

Net Income$2.96 billion

Miscellaneous

Market Cap$28.28 billion
Next Earnings Date4/28/2021 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable
$92.27
-1.97 (-2.09 %)
(As of 01/22/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Discover Financial Services' stock been impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Discover Financial Services' stock was trading at $53.20 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus (COVID-19) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, DFS stock has increased by 73.4% and is now trading at $92.27.
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Is Discover Financial Services a buy right now?

18 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Discover Financial Services in the last twelve months. There are currently 8 hold ratings and 10 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "buy" Discover Financial Services stock.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than Discover Financial Services?

Wall Street analysts have given Discover Financial Services a "Buy" rating, but there may be better short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but Discover Financial Services wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
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What is Larry J. Merlo's approval rating as Discover Financial Services' CEO?

6,978 employees have rated Discover Financial Services CEO Larry J. Merlo on Glassdoor.com. Larry J. Merlo has an approval rating of 37% among Discover Financial Services' employees. This puts Larry J. Merlo in the bottom 10% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

When is Discover Financial Services' next earnings date?

Discover Financial Services is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, April 28th 2021.
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How were Discover Financial Services' earnings last quarter?

Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, January, 19th. The financial services provider reported $2.59 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.42 by $0.17. The financial services provider earned $2.82 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.81 billion. Discover Financial Services had a return on equity of 11.00% and a net margin of 7.89%. Discover Financial Services's revenue for the quarter was down 4.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $2.25 EPS.
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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 Tuesday, January 19th. Investors of record on Thursday, February 18th will be paid a dividend of $0.44 per share on Thursday, March 4th. This represents a $1.76 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.91%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, February 17th.
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Is Discover Financial Services a good dividend stock?

Discover Financial Services pays an annual dividend of $1.76 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.87%. The dividend payout ratio of Discover Financial Services is 19.38%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Discover Financial Services will have a dividend payout ratio of 22.03% next year. This indicates that Discover Financial Services will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What price target have analysts set for DFS?

18 Wall Street analysts have issued 1 year target prices for Discover Financial Services' stock. Their forecasts range from $32.00 to $115.00. On average, they anticipate Discover Financial Services' share price to reach $85.12 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 7.8%.
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Who are some of Discover Financial Services' key competitors?

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), The Walt Disney (DIS), Verizon Communications (VZ) and Visa (V).

Who are Discover Financial Services' key executives?

Discover Financial Services' management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Roger Crosby Hochschild, CEO, Pres & Director (Age 55, Pay $2.7M)
  • Mr. John Thomas Greene, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 54, Pay $931.37k)
  • Ms. Wanjiku Juanita Walcott, Exec. VP, Chief Legal Officer & Gen. Counsel (Age 49, Pay $3.9M)
  • Ms. Diane E. Offereins, Exec. VP & Pres of Payment Services (Age 62, Pay $1.73M)
  • Ms. Julie A. Loeger, Exec. VP & Pres of US Cards (Age 56, Pay $1.69M)
  • Ms. Shifra Kolsky, Chief Accounting Officer, Sr. VP & Controller
  • Mr. Amir S. Arooni, Exec. VP & Chief Information Officer (Age 55)
  • Mr. R. Andrew Eichfeld, Exec. VP and Chief HR & Admin. Officer (Age 50)
  • Mr. Craig A. Streem, VP of Investor Relations (Age 70)
  • Ms. Leslie Sutton, VP of Corp. Communications

What is Discover Financial Services' stock symbol?

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

Who are Discover Financial Services' major shareholders?

Discover Financial Services' stock is owned by many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Atalanta Sosnoff Capital LLC (0.38%), Scout Investments Inc. (0.12%), Wedge Capital Management L L P NC (0.09%), Gradient Investments LLC (0.09%), Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.07%) and Nepsis Inc. (0.04%). 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, John Greene, Kathryn Mcnamara Corley, Mary K Bush, Michael H Moskow, R Mark Graf, Robert Andrew Eichfeld, Roger C Hochschild and Wanjiku Juanita Walcott.
View institutional ownership trends for Discover Financial Services
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Which major investors are selling Discover Financial Services stock?

DFS stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Wedge Capital Management L L P NC, Nepsis Inc., Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A., Valicenti Advisory Services Inc., Smith Graham & Co. Investment Advisors LP, HGK Asset Management Inc., Gateway Investment Advisers LLC, and Thompson Investment Management Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Discover Financial Services company stock in the last year include Mary K Bush, and Robert Andrew Eichfeld.
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Which major investors are buying Discover Financial Services stock?

DFS stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Atalanta Sosnoff Capital LLC, Scout Investments Inc., Engrave Wealth Partners LLC, Vision Capital Management Inc., Kestra Advisory Services LLC, Park Avenue Securities LLC, BKD Wealth Advisors LLC, and IFM Investors Pty Ltd. Company insiders that have bought Discover Financial Services stock in the last two years include John Greene, Robert Andrew Eichfeld, Roger C Hochschild, and Wanjiku Juanita Walcott.
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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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is Discover Financial Services' stock price today?

One share of DFS stock can currently be purchased for approximately $92.27.

How big of a company is Discover Financial Services?

Discover Financial Services has a market capitalization of $28.28 billion and generates $13.99 billion in revenue each year. The financial services provider earns $2.96 billion in net income (profit) each year or $9.08 on an earnings per share basis. Discover Financial Services employs 17,200 workers across the globe.

What is Discover Financial Services' official website?

The official website for Discover Financial Services is 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]

This page was last updated on 1/24/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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