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

$85.37
+1.69 (+2.02 %)
(As of 01/22/2020 03:59 PM ET)
Today's Range
$84.06
Now: $85.37
$85.63
50-Day Range
$81.49
MA: $84.55
$86.70
52-Week Range
$64.86
Now: $85.37
$92.98
Volume1.61 million shs
Average Volume1.15 million shs
Market Capitalization$26.76 billion
P/E Ratio9.64
Dividend Yield2.08%
Beta1.61
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$12.85 billion
Cash Flow$8.54 per share
Book Value$32.18 per share

Profitability

Net Income$2.74 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees16,600
Market Cap$26.76 billion
Next Earnings Date1/23/2020 (Confirmed)
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 Thursday, October 17th. Investors of record on Thursday, November 21st will be paid a dividend of $0.44 per share on Thursday, December 5th. This represents a $1.76 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.06%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 20th. View Discover Financial Services' Dividend History.

How will Discover Financial Services' stock buyback program work?

Discover Financial Services declared that its board has authorized a share repurchase program on Thursday, July 19th 2018, which authorizes the company to buyback $3,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to reacquire up to 11.9% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are typically an indication that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Discover Financial Services' earnings last quarter?

Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) released its earnings results on Tuesday, October, 22nd. The financial services provider reported $2.36 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.29 by $0.07. The financial services provider earned $2.90 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.89 billion. Discover Financial Services had a net margin of 20.97% and a return on equity of 26.79%. Discover Financial Services's revenue was up 6.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $2.05 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, January 23rd 2020. View Earnings Estimates for Discover Financial Services.

How can I listen to Discover Financial Services' earnings call?

Discover Financial Services will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, January 23rd at 12:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at Not Available.

What price target have analysts set for DFS?

17 equities research analysts have issued 12-month target prices for Discover Financial Services' stock. Their forecasts range from $56.00 to $99.00. On average, they expect Discover Financial Services' share price to reach $86.67 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 1.4% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Discover Financial Services.

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

17 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 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?

Press coverage about DFS stock has trended somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Discover Financial Services earned a news sentiment score of 2.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned press coverage about the financial services provider a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near future. View News Stories for Discover Financial Services.

Are investors shorting Discover Financial Services?

Discover Financial Services saw a increase in short interest in December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 5,780,000 shares, an increase of 17.7% from the December 15th total of 4,910,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,500,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.9 days. Approximately 1.9% of the company's stock are short sold. 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), Walt Disney (DIS), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Verizon Communications (vz), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Intel (INTC), AT&T (T), 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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Boston Trust Walden Corp (0.15%), PGGM Investments (0.14%), Hexavest Inc. (0.13%), Wedge Capital Management L L P NC (0.12%), Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.09%) and Artemis Investment Management LLP (0.09%). 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, Kathryn Mcnamara Corley, 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 Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank , Gateway Investment Advisers LLC, DNB Asset Management AS, LVM Capital Management Ltd. MI, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, United Services Automobile Association, State of Alaska Department of Revenue and Arvest Bank Trust Division. 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 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 Hexavest Inc., Artemis Investment Management LLP, PGGM Investments, Wedge Capital Management L L P NC, Winmill & CO. Inc., Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft MBH, Trinity Legacy Partners LLC and Bowling Portfolio Management LLC. Company insiders that have bought Discover Financial Services stock in the last two years include Michele Marrandino and Roger C Hochschild. 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 $85.50.

How big of a company is Discover Financial Services?

Discover Financial Services has a market capitalization of $26.80 billion and generates $12.85 billion in revenue each year. The financial services provider earns $2.74 billion in net income (profit) each year or $7.79 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:  1,162 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  599 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,761
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 1/22/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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