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

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$79.24 +0.72 (+0.92 %)
(As of 08/22/2018 02:59 AM ET)
Previous Close$78.52
Today's Range$78.23 - $79.69
52-Week Range$57.50 - $81.93
Volume2.24 million shs
Average Volume2.16 million shs
Market Capitalization$26.70 billion
P/E Ratio13.20
Dividend Yield1.80%
Beta1.49
Discover Financial Services logoDiscover 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
SymbolNYSE:DFS
CUSIP25470910
Phone224-405-0900

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio2.54
Current Ratio1.49
Quick Ratio1.49

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio13.20
Forward P/E Ratio10.16
P/E Growth0.91

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$11.55 billion
Price / Sales2.35
Cash Flow$6.4266 per share
Price / Cash12.33
Book Value$28.42 per share
Price / Book2.79

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$5.98
Net Income$2.10 billion
Net Margins19.07%
Return on Equity24.25%
Return on Assets2.51%

Miscellaneous

Employees16,500
Outstanding Shares342,660,000
Market Cap$26.70 billion

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 announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, July 19th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 23rd will be given a dividend of $0.40 per share on Thursday, September 6th. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.02%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 22nd. This is a positive change from Discover Financial Services's previous quarterly dividend of $0.35. 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 approved a stock buyback 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 buy up to 11.9% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are often a sign that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Discover Financial Services' earnings last quarter?

Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) posted its earnings results on Thursday, July, 26th. The financial services provider reported $1.91 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.88 by $0.03. The financial services provider earned $2.60 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.63 billion. Discover Financial Services had a return on equity of 24.25% and a net margin of 19.07%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 7.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $1.40 EPS. 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 Tuesday, October, 23rd 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Discover Financial Services.

What price target have analysts set for DFS?

23 brokerages have issued 12 month price targets for Discover Financial Services' shares. Their predictions range from $73.00 to $100.00. On average, they anticipate Discover Financial Services' stock price to reach $85.4252 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 7.8% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Discover Financial Services.

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

23 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Discover Financial Services in the last year. There are currently 8 hold ratings, 14 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Discover Financial Services.

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, Chairman & CEO (Age 57)
  • Mr. Roger Crosby Hochschild, Pres, COO & 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)

Has Discover Financial Services been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about DFS stock has been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Discover Financial Services earned a news impact score of 0.16 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.18 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next several days. View Recent Headlines for Discover Financial Services.

Who are Discover Financial Services' major shareholders?

Discover Financial Services' stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (6.71%), Boston Partners (3.62%), FMR LLC (3.25%), Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc. (2.22%), LSV Asset Management (1.99%) and Morgan Stanley (1.42%). Company insiders that own Discover Financial Services stock include Carlos Minetti, 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 major investors are selling Discover Financial Services stock?

DFS stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Artisan Partners Limited Partnership, BlackRock Inc., Epoch Investment Partners Inc., Columbus Hill Capital Management L.P., TD Asset Management Inc., Nomura Holdings Inc. and DF Dent & Co. Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Discover Financial Services company stock in the last year include Carlos Minetti, 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 major investors are buying Discover Financial Services stock?

DFS stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including American Century Companies Inc., Millennium Management LLC, Morgan Stanley, Worldquant Millennium Quantitative Strategies LLC, Janus Henderson Group PLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Standard Life Aberdeen plc and Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V.. 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 $79.24.

How big of a company is Discover Financial Services?

Discover Financial Services has a market capitalization of $26.70 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.

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:  993 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  487 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,480
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 8/22/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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