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

$75.35
-1.07 (-1.40 %)
(As of 02/18/2020 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
$75.06
Now: $75.35
$76.36
50-Day Range
$73.91
MA: $79.97
$85.85
52-Week Range
$69.11
Now: $75.35
$92.98
Volume1.69 million shs
Average Volume2.45 million shs
Market Capitalization$23.62 billion
P/E Ratio8.30
Dividend Yield2.30%
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. Read More…

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$8.33 per share
Book Value$37.83 per share

Profitability

Net Income$2.96 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees16,600
Market Cap$23.62 billion
Next Earnings Date4/23/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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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 Tuesday, January 21st. Shareholders of record on Thursday, February 20th will be given a dividend of $0.44 per share on Thursday, March 5th. This represents a $1.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.34%. 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 declared that its board has approved a stock repurchase program on Thursday, July 19th 2018, which permits the company to repurchase $3,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to repurchase up to 11.9% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are often an indication that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Discover Financial Services' earnings last quarter?

Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January, 23rd. The financial services provider reported $2.25 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $2.24 by $0.01. The financial services provider had revenue of $2.94 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.94 billion. Discover Financial Services had a net margin of 20.94% and a return on equity of 26.25%. The business's revenue was up 4.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company posted $2.03 earnings per share. 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, April 23rd 2020. View Earnings Estimates for Discover Financial Services.

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 $56.00 to $99.00. On average, they anticipate Discover Financial Services' stock price to reach $87.07 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 15.5% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Discover Financial Services.

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

18 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Discover Financial Services in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 9 hold ratings and 8 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Discover Financial Services.

Has Discover Financial Services been receiving favorable news coverage?

Headlines about DFS stock have been trending extremely negative this week, InfoTrie reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Discover Financial Services earned a news sentiment score of -5.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news stories about the financial services provider a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the immediate future. View News Stories for Discover Financial Services.

Are investors shorting Discover Financial Services?

Discover Financial Services saw a increase in short interest during the month of January. As of January 15th, there was short interest totalling 5,780,000 shares, an increase of 17.7% from the December 31st total of 4,910,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,450,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 4.0 days. Approximately 1.9% of the company's shares are sold short. 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 CVS Health (CVS), Visa (V), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Walt Disney (DIS), AT&T (T), Verizon Communications (VZ), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Intel (INTC), AbbVie (ABBV) and Bank of America (BAC).

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)
  • Ms. Julie A. Loeger, Exec. VP & Pres of US Cards (Age 55)

Who are Discover Financial Services' major shareholders?

Discover Financial Services' stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Capital World Investors (7.56%), State Street Corp (4.44%), FMR LLC (2.91%), Boston Partners (2.37%), LSV Asset Management (1.77%) and Principal Financial Group Inc. (1.09%). 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, Michele Marrandino, 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 Eaton Vance Management, Jacobs Levy Equity Management Inc., Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc., Renaissance Technologies LLC, AJO LP, Victory Capital Management Inc., Mackay Shields LLC and Man Group plc. 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, Mary K Bush, Michael H Moskow and R Mark Graf. View Insider Buying and Selling 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 Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Capital World Investors, FMR LLC, AQR Capital Management LLC, M&G Investment Management Ltd., NorthCoast Asset Management LLC, Bessemer Group Inc. and Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC. Company insiders that have bought Discover Financial Services stock in the last two years include John Greene, Michele Marrandino, Roger C Hochschild and Wanjiku Juanita Walcott. 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, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Discover Financial Services' stock price today?

One share of DFS stock can currently be purchased for approximately $75.35.

How big of a company is Discover Financial Services?

Discover Financial Services has a market capitalization of $23.62 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 16,600 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]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Discover Financial Services (NYSE DFS)

Community Ranking:  3.3 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  1,175 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  617 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,792
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Discover Financial Services and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe DFS will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe DFS will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 2/18/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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