Discover Financial Services Stock Forecast, Price & News

-3.16 (-2.56 %)
(As of 09/20/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Volume1.75 million shs
Average Volume2.13 million shs
Market Capitalization$36.08 billion
P/E Ratio7.71
Dividend Yield1.62%
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About Discover Financial Services

Discover Financial Services is a holding company, which engages in the provision of direct banking and payment services. It operates through the Direct Banking and Payment Services segments. The Direct Banking segment offers Discover-branded credit cards issued to individuals on the Discover Network and other consumer products and services, including private student loans, personal loans, home loans, and other consumer lending and deposit products. The Payment Services segment includes PULSE, Diners Club, and the company's network partners business, which includes credit, debit, and prepaid cards issued on the Discover Network. The company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Riverwoods, IL.


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Overall MarketRank

2.94 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

48th out of 1,332 stocks

Personal Credit Institutions Industry

2nd out of 13 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.2Community Rank: 5.0Dividend Strength: 2.5Insider Behavior: 2.5Valuation: 2.5 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
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Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Discover Financial Services a buy right now?

16 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Discover Financial Services in the last year. There are currently 9 hold ratings and 7 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "hold" Discover Financial Services stock. 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 stocks does MarketBeat like better than Discover Financial Services?

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When is Discover Financial Services' next earnings date?

Discover Financial Services is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, October 20th 2021.
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How were Discover Financial Services' earnings last quarter?

Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July, 20th. The financial services provider reported $5.55 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $3.68 by $1.87. The financial services provider had revenue of $3.58 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $3.01 billion. Discover Financial Services had a net margin of 36.50% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 46.03%. Discover Financial Services's quarterly revenue was up 34.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted ($1.20) earnings per share.
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How has Discover Financial Services' stock been impacted by 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 increased by 126.5% and is now trading at $120.48.
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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, July 21st. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 19th will be paid a dividend of $0.50 per share on Thursday, September 2nd. This represents a $2.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.66%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 18th. This is a boost from Discover Financial Services's previous quarterly dividend of $0.44.
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Is Discover Financial Services a good dividend stock?

Discover Financial Services pays an annual dividend of $2.00 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.62%. Discover Financial Services does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio of Discover Financial Services is 55.56%. 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 15.90% next year. This indicates that Discover Financial Services will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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How will Discover Financial Services' stock buyback program work?

Discover Financial Services announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a share buyback plan on Wednesday, July 21st 2021, which permits the company to repurchase $2,400,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to buy up to 6.4% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are often an indication that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued.

What price target have analysts set for DFS?

16 equities research analysts have issued 12-month target prices for Discover Financial Services' stock. Their forecasts range from $76.00 to $154.00. On average, they anticipate Discover Financial Services' stock price to reach $119.71 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 0.6%.
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Who are Discover Financial Services' key executives?

Discover Financial Services' management team includes the following people:
  • Roger C. Hochschild, President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
  • John T. Greene, Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President
  • Amir S. Arooni, Chief Information Officer & Executive VP
  • Carlos M. Minetti, Executive VP, President-Consumer Banking
  • Peter Daniel Capozzi, Executive VP & President-US Cards

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

291 employees have rated Discover Financial Services CEO Roger Hochschild on Glassdoor.com. Roger Hochschild has an approval rating of 86% among Discover Financial Services' employees.

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).

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 variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (12.09%), Capital International Investors (6.88%), BlackRock Inc. (6.85%), FMR LLC (5.69%), State Street Corp (4.50%) and Macquarie Group Ltd. (2.44%). Company insiders that own Discover Financial Services stock include Brian Hughes, Carlos Minetti, Daniel Peter Capozzi, Diane E Offereins, John Greene, Mary K Bush, Michael H Moskow, Robert Andrew Eichfeld, Roger C Hochschild, Shifra Kolsky and Wanjiku Juanita Walcott.
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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 Nuveen Asset Management LLC, Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC, Lord Abbett & CO. LLC, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Morgan Stanley, Morgan Stanley, LSV Asset Management, and Primecap Management Co. CA. Company insiders that have sold Discover Financial Services company stock in the last year include Brian Hughes, Carlos Minetti, Daniel Peter Capozzi, Diane E Offereins, Mary K Bush, Michael H Moskow, Robert Andrew Eichfeld, Shifra Kolsky, and Wanjiku Juanita Walcott.
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Which major investors are buying Discover Financial Services stock?

DFS stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Jefferies Group LLC, Capital International Investors, Vanguard Group Inc., Amundi, Invesco Ltd., Panagora Asset Management Inc., Bank of America Corp DE, and Bank of America Corp DE. 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.
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What is Discover Financial Services' stock price today?

One share of DFS stock can currently be purchased for approximately $120.48.

How much money does Discover Financial Services make?

Discover Financial Services has a market capitalization of $36.08 billion and generates $12.95 billion in revenue each year. The financial services provider earns $1.14 billion in net income (profit) each year or $3.60 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Discover Financial Services have?

Discover Financial Services employs 17,600 workers across the globe.

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.

When was Discover Financial Services founded?

Discover Financial Services was founded in 1985.

What is Discover Financial Services' official website?

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

Where are Discover Financial Services' headquarters?

Discover Financial Services is headquartered at 2500 Lake Cook Road, Riverwoods IL, 60015.

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 9/21/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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