Discover Financial Services (DFS): Stock to Watch

Discover Financial Services (DFS): Stock to Watch

On average, analysts anticipate that Discover Financial Services will post $6.02 EPS for the current fiscal year. Analysts, on average, seem bullish as they suggest GXP is worth $2.68 more, giving a target price of $30.75/share.

Strs Ohio decreased Discover Financial (DFS) stake by 14.38% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing.

Analysts are also projecting an Average Revenue Estimate for Discover Financial Services as $17000 in the Current Quarter. Elkfork Partners LLC now owns 215,336 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $14,727,000 after buying an additional 71,236 shares during the last quarter. Etrade Cap Mgmt Ltd Co owns 0.13% invested in Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) for 39,140 shares. Moreover, Md Sass Investors Services Inc has 3.89% invested in the company for 958,461 shares.

The number of shares traded in the last trading session was 4.56 Million. Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc. boosted its position in shares of Discover Financial Services by 52.9% in the third quarter. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 5.2% compared to the same quarter a year ago. Private Advisor Ltd Liability, a New Jersey-based fund reported 8,419 shares.

Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) price is pointing towards neither exit nor entry barriers, according to a technical analysis tool called the Relative Strength Index (RSI). Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 98,905 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $6,379,372.50. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $64.33 and a 200 day moving average price of $67.78. The firm has a market capitalization of $22.91 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.29 and a beta of 1.42. The lowest target is $43 while the high is $84.

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Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, April 25th.

The company reported its EPS on 04/25/2017. The business had revenue of $2.34 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.36 billion. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Wednesday, October 5 report. During the same quarter previous year, the business posted $1.35 EPS. With 3.44 million avg volume, 1 days are for Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS)'s short sellers to cover DFS's short positions. Stockholders of record on Thursday, May 11th will be given a dividend of $0.30 per share.

On 4/14/2016 Discover Financial Services announced a quarterly dividend of $0.28 with an ex dividend date of 5/3/2016 which will be payable on 5/19/2016. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.02%. Discover Financial Services's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 20.76%. If you are reading this story on another publication, it was stolen and republished in violation of USA and global copyright & trademark legislation. If you are viewing this news story on another publication, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of USA & worldwide trademark & copyright laws. The original version of this article can be accessed at It turned negative, as 51 investors sold DFS shares while 284 reduced holdings. The stock of Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) has "Neutral" rating given on Wednesday, May 11 by Macquarie Research. As per Thursday, December 15, the company rating was upgraded by Bank of America. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, January 28 with "Top Pick". DA Davidson initiated Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) rating on Wednesday, January 13.

03/29/2017 - Rafferty Capital Markets began new coverage on Discover Financial Services giving the company a "hold" rating. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating, sixteen have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company's stock.

5/1/2017-Deutsche Bank AG was Downgraded by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG from a "Buy " rating to a " Hold" rating. The shares were sold at an average price of $62.18, for a total transaction of $1,865,400.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. The shares were sold at an average price of $67.93, for a total transaction of $1,018,950.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 1,300 are owned by Nikko Asset Mngmt Americas Inc. The Firm is a bank holding company, as well as a financial holding company. The Company's Direct Banking segment includes consumer banking and lending products, specifically Discover-branded credit cards issued to individuals and small businesses on the Discover Network and other consumer banking products and services.

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