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

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$61.83 -1.43 (-2.26 %)
(As of 12/14/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$63.26
Today's Range$61.7150 - $63.70
52-Week Range$62.94 - $81.93
Volume2.61 million shs
Average Volume1.98 million shs
Market Capitalization$21.55 billion
P/E Ratio10.34
Dividend Yield2.49%
Beta1.51
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

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Personal credit institutions
Sub-IndustryConsumer Finance
SectorFinance
Current SymbolNYSE:DFS
Previous Symbol
CUSIP25470910
Phone224-405-0900

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio2.58
Current Ratio1.48
Quick Ratio1.48

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio10.34
Forward P/E Ratio7.90
P/E Growth0.66

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$11.55 billion
Price / Sales1.80
Cash Flow$6.0916 per share
Price / Cash Flow10.15
Book Value$28.42 per share
Price / Book2.18

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$5.98
Net Income$2.10 billion
Net Margins19.51%
Return on Equity25.49%
Return on Assets2.57%

Miscellaneous

Employees16,500
Outstanding Shares335,960,000
Market Cap$21.55 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, October 18th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 21st will be given a dividend of $0.40 per share on Thursday, December 6th. This represents a $1.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.58%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 20th. View Discover Financial Services' Dividend History.

How will Discover Financial Services' stock buyback program work?

Discover Financial Services declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a share buyback plan 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 plans are generally a sign that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Discover Financial Services' earnings last quarter?

Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October, 25th. The financial services provider reported $2.05 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Zacks' consensus estimate of $2.05. The financial services provider earned $2.72 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates 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 Wednesday, January 23rd 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Discover Financial Services.

What price target have analysts set for DFS?

19 brokerages have issued 12-month price objectives for Discover Financial Services' shares. Their forecasts range from $73.00 to $100.00. On average, they anticipate Discover Financial Services' stock price to reach $86.7739 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 39.7% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Discover Financial Services.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for 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 6 hold ratings, 12 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?

Media headlines about DFS stock have trended somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Discover Financial Services earned a news impact score of 1.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the financial services provider a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the immediate future.

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. David W. Nelms, Exec. Chairman (Age 57)
  • Mr. Roger Crosby Hochschild, CEO, Pres & Director (Age 53)
  • Mr. R. Mark Graf, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 54)
  • Mr. Carlos M. Minetti, Exec. VP & Pres of Consumer Banking (Age 55)
  • Ms. Diane E. Offereins, Exec. VP & Pres of Payment Services (Age 60)

Who are Discover Financial Services' major shareholders?

Discover Financial Services' stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (7.38%), Vanguard Group Inc (7.38%), BlackRock Inc. (6.68%), Capital World Investors (4.28%), Primecap Management Co. CA (3.73%) and FMR LLC (2.60%). 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 FMR LLC, Morgan Stanley, AQR Capital Management LLC, Schroder Investment Management Group, Prudential Financial Inc., Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc., BlackRock Inc. and Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp. 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 purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Man Group plc, Capital World Investors, First Trust Advisors LP, WINTON GROUP Ltd, Primecap Management Co. CA, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Panagora Asset Management Inc. and Seizert Capital Partners LLC. 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 $62.11.

How big of a company is Discover Financial Services?

Discover Financial Services has a market capitalization of $21.55 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:  1,073 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  523 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,596
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 12/14/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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