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NYSE:DFS

Discover Financial Services - DFS Stock Forecast, Price & News

$108.83
+0.31 (+0.29%)
(As of 08/18/2022 10:26 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$108.26
$108.88
50-Day Range
$89.53
$110.47
52-Week Range
$88.02
$133.78
Volume
1,947 shs
Average Volume
1.88 million shs
Market Capitalization
$29.73 billion
P/E Ratio
7.09
Dividend Yield
2.17%
Price Target
$126.07

Discover Financial Services MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.54 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
16.2% Upside
$126.07 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.44% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-0.24
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.41mentions of Discover Financial Services in the last 14 days
Based on 4 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
N/A
Proj. Earnings Growth
-6.98%
From $15.32 to $14.25 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

3.20 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

34th out of 932 stocks

Personal Credit Institutions Industry

1st out of 13 stocks

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About Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) Stock

Discover Financial Services, through its subsidiaries, provides digital banking products and services, and payment services in the United States. It operates in two segments, Digital Banking and Payment Services. The Digital Banking segment offers Discover-branded credit cards to individuals; private student loans, personal loans, home loans, and other consumer lending; and direct-to-consumer deposit products comprising savings accounts, certificates of deposit, money market accounts, IRA certificates of deposit, IRA savings accounts and checking accounts, and sweep accounts. The Payment Services segment operates the PULSE, an automated teller machine, debit, and electronic funds transfer network; and Diners Club International, a payments network that issues Diners Club branded charge cards and/or provides card acceptance services, as well as offers payment transaction processing and settlement services. The company was incorporated in 1960 and is based in Riverwoods, Illinois.

Discover Financial Services Stock Down 1.8 %

Shares of NYSE:DFS opened at $108.52 on Thursday. The stock's 50-day moving average price is $100.27 and its 200-day moving average price is $108.75. Discover Financial Services has a 12-month low of $88.02 and a 12-month high of $133.78. The stock has a market capitalization of $29.64 billion, a P/E ratio of 7.07, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.24 and a beta of 1.45. The company has a current ratio of 1.26, a quick ratio of 1.26 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.43.

Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS - Get Rating) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, July 20th. The financial services provider reported $3.96 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $3.77 by $0.19. The company had revenue of $3.22 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.18 billion. Discover Financial Services had a net margin of 34.89% and a return on equity of 36.35%. Discover Financial Services's revenue for the quarter was down 9.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $5.55 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Discover Financial Services will post 15.32 earnings per share for the current year.

Discover Financial Services Announces Dividend

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 8th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 25th will be issued a dividend of $0.60 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 24th. This represents a $2.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.21%. Discover Financial Services's dividend payout ratio is currently 15.63%.

Analysts Set New Price Targets

A number of research firms recently commented on DFS. Piper Sandler increased their target price on Discover Financial Services to $132.00 in a research note on Friday, July 22nd. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft reduced their target price on Discover Financial Services from $150.00 to $140.00 in a research note on Friday, July 22nd. Citigroup cut Discover Financial Services from a "buy" rating to a "neutral" rating and reduced their target price for the company from $140.00 to $115.00 in a research note on Friday, July 22nd. Bank of America reduced their target price on Discover Financial Services from $128.00 to $120.00 in a research note on Sunday, July 24th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reduced their target price on Discover Financial Services from $150.00 to $135.00 in a research note on Monday, July 11th. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the stock. Based on data from MarketBeat, Discover Financial Services presently has an average rating of "Moderate Buy" and a consensus price target of $127.56.

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DFS Stock News Headlines

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DFS Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 6/9 Dividend
5/25/2022
Dividend Payable
6/09/2022
Last Earnings
7/20/2022
Today
8/18/2022
Ex-Dividend for 9/8 Dividend
8/24/2022
Dividend Payable
9/08/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
10/19/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Personal credit institutions
Sub-Industry
Consumer Finance
Sector
Finance
CUSIP
25470910
Employees
16,700
Year Founded
1985

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$126.07
High Stock Price Forecast
$143.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$97.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+15.8%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.54
Research Coverage
13 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$5.45 billion
Pretax Margin
45.12%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$13.22 billion
Cash Flow
$19.09 per share
Book Value
$46.52 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
271,559,000
Market Cap
$29.73 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.45

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DFS Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Discover Financial Services stock right now?

13 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Discover Financial Services in the last twelve months. There are currently 6 hold ratings and 7 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "buy" DFS shares.
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What is Discover Financial Services' stock price forecast for 2022?

13 Wall Street research analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for Discover Financial Services' shares. Their DFS share price forecasts range from $97.00 to $143.00. On average, they predict the company's share price to reach $126.07 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 16.2% from the stock's current price.
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How have DFS shares performed in 2022?

Discover Financial Services' stock was trading at $115.56 at the start of the year. Since then, DFS shares have decreased by 6.1% and is now trading at $108.52.
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Are investors shorting Discover Financial Services?

Discover Financial Services saw a drop in short interest during the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totaling 3,920,000 shares, a drop of 7.1% from the July 15th total of 4,220,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 2,000,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.0 days. Approximately 1.4% of the company's stock are short sold.
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When is Discover Financial Services' next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, October 19th 2022.
View our DFS earnings forecast
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How were Discover Financial Services' earnings last quarter?

Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July, 20th. The financial services provider reported $3.96 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $3.77 by $0.19. The financial services provider had revenue of $3.22 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.18 billion. Discover Financial Services had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 36.35% and a net margin of 34.89%. Discover Financial Services's revenue was down 9.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $5.55 EPS.
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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 20th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 25th will be paid a dividend of $0.60 per share on Thursday, September 8th. This represents a $2.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.21%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 24th.
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Is Discover Financial Services a good dividend stock?

Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) pays an annual dividend of $2.40 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.17%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 12 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 15.63%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, DFS will have a dividend payout ratio of 16.84% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for DFS.

How will Discover Financial Services' stock buyback program work?

Discover Financial Services declared that its Board of Directors has approved a share buyback program on Wednesday, July 21st 2021, which authorizes the company to buyback $2,400,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to reacquire up to 6.4% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are usually an indication that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued.

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

291 employees have rated Discover Financial Services Chief Executive Officer Roger Hochschild on Glassdoor.com. Roger Hochschild has an approval rating of 86% among the company's employees.

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), 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 many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include State Street Corp (4.43%), FMR LLC (3.65%), Macquarie Group Ltd. (1.79%), Northern Trust Corp (1.24%), Primecap Management Co. CA (1.14%) and Allspring Global Investments Holdings LLC (0.69%). Insiders that own company stock include Brian Hughes, Carlos Minetti, Cynthia A Glassman, Daniel Peter Capozzi, Diane E Offereins, John Greene, Mary K Bush, Mary K Bush, Michael H Moskow, Robert Andrew Eichfeld, Roger C Hochschild, Shifra Kolsky and Wanjiku Juanita Walcott.
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How do I buy shares of Discover Financial Services?

Shares of DFS stock 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 $108.52.

How much money does Discover Financial Services make?

Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) has a market capitalization of $29.64 billion and generates $13.22 billion in revenue each year. The financial services provider earns $5.45 billion in net income (profit) each year or $15.36 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Discover Financial Services have?

The company employs 16,700 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.
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When was Discover Financial Services founded?

Discover Financial Services was founded in 1985.

How can I contact Discover Financial Services?

Discover Financial Services' mailing address is 2500 Lake Cook Road, Riverwoods IL, 60015. The official website for the company is www.discover.com. The financial services provider can be reached via phone at (224) 405-0900, via email at investorrelations@discover.com, or via fax at 224-405-4993.

This page (NYSE:DFS) was last updated on 8/18/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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