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NYSE:DFSDiscover Financial Services Stock Price, Forecast & News

$35.00
+1.54 (+4.60 %)
(As of 04/8/2020 09:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$34.91
Now: $35.00
$39.74
50-Day Range
$25.25
MA: $51.48
$76.42
52-Week Range
$23.25
Now: $35.00
$92.98
Volume6.25 million shs
Average Volume3.78 million shs
Market Capitalization$10.79 billion
P/E Ratio3.85
Dividend Yield5.26%
Beta1.88
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 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 incorporated in 1960 and is based in Riverwoods, Illinois.
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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 4.2Community Rank: 3.3Dividend Strength: 4.2Insider Behavior: 4.0Valuation: 3.8 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

3.89 out of 5 stars


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$13.99 billion
Cash Flow$11.63 per share
Book Value$36.04 per share

Profitability

Net Income$2.96 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees17,200
Market Cap$10.79 billion
Next Earnings Date4/22/2020 (Confirmed)
OptionableOptionable

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Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) Frequently Asked Questions

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

Discover Financial Services' stock was trading at $53.20 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, DFS shares have decreased by 34.2% and is now trading at $35.00. View which stocks have been mosted impacted by Coronavirus.

Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Discover Financial Services?

19 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Discover Financial Services in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 8 hold ratings and 10 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View analyst ratings for Discover Financial Services.

When is Discover Financial Services' next earnings date?

Discover Financial Services is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, April 22nd 2020. View our earnings forecast 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 Wednesday, April 22nd at 12:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at Not Available.

How were Discover Financial Services' earnings last quarter?

Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January, 23rd. The financial services provider reported $2.25 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $2.24 by $0.01. The financial services provider earned $2.94 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.94 billion. Discover Financial Services had a net margin of 20.94% and a return on equity of 26.59%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 4.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $2.03 earnings per share. View Discover Financial Services' earnings history.

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 21st. Shareholders of record on Thursday, February 20th will be paid a dividend of $0.44 per share on Thursday, March 5th. This represents a $1.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.03%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, February 19th. 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 initiated a share buyback program on Thursday, July 19th 2018, which permits the company to buyback $3,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to purchase up to 11.9% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are typically an indication that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

What price target have analysts set for DFS?

19 analysts have issued 1-year price targets for Discover Financial Services' shares. Their forecasts range from $32.00 to $96.00. On average, they expect Discover Financial Services' share price to reach $78.38 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 123.9% from the stock's current price. View analysts' price targets for Discover Financial Services.

Has Discover Financial Services been receiving favorable news coverage?

News headlines about DFS stock have trended very negative this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Discover Financial Services earned a news sentiment score of -3.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the financial services provider a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the immediate future. View the latest news aboutDiscover Financial Services.

Are investors shorting Discover Financial Services?

Discover Financial Services saw a increase in short interest in the month of March. As of March 13th, there was short interest totaling 5,598,200 shares, an increase of 6.2% from the February 27th total of 5,270,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 2,270,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.5 days. Approximately 1.8% of the shares of the company are short sold. View Discover Financial Services' Current Options Chain.

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), Walt Disney (DIS), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Visa (V), CVS Health (CVS), Intel (INTC), AbbVie (ABBV), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Verizon Communications (VZ) and Bank of America (BAC).

Who are Discover Financial Services' key executives?

Discover Financial Services' management team includes the following 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)
  • Ms. Julie A. Loeger, Exec. VP & Pres of US Cards (Age 55)

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 a number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Gradient Investments LLC (0.05%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.02%), CHICAGO TRUST Co NA (0.01%), IBM Retirement Fund (0.00%) and F&V Capital Management LLC (0.00%). 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, Roger C Hochschild and Wanjiku Juanita Walcott. 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 State of Alaska Department of Revenue, and F&V Capital Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold Discover Financial Services company stock in the last year include Cynthia A Glassman, Daniel Peter Capozzi, Diane E Offereins, Edward W Mcgrogan, Mary K Bush, Michael H Moskow, and R Mark Graf. View insider buying and selling activity for Discover Financial Services.

Which institutional investors are buying Discover Financial Services stock?

DFS stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Gradient Investments LLC, IBM Retirement Fund, and CHICAGO TRUST Co NA. Company insiders that have bought Discover Financial Services stock in the last two years include John Greene, Roger C Hochschild, and Wanjiku Juanita Walcott. View insider buying and selling activity 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, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is Discover Financial Services' stock price today?

One share of DFS stock can currently be purchased for approximately $35.00.

How big of a company is Discover Financial Services?

Discover Financial Services has a market capitalization of $10.79 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. View additional information about Discover Financial Services.

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]

This page was last updated on 4/8/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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