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DFS - Discover Financial Services Share Price

$94.07 -0.9  -1.0%

Last Trade - 26/02/21

Large Cap
Market Cap £20.71bn
Enterprise Value £26.98bn
Revenue £7.96bn
Position in Universe 417th / 6715
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Year End 31st Dec 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021E 2022E CAGR / Avg
8,739 9,099 9,897 10,709 11,459 11,088 11,435 12,128 +4.9%
+4.6 +12.3 +3.0 +31.3 +16.6 +87.6 -58.2 +29.3
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FINANCIAL BRIEF: : For the fiscal year ended 31 December 2020, DiscoverFinancial Services interest income decreased 7% to $11.1B.Net interest income after loan loss provision increased 48%to $9.23B. Net income applicable to common stockholdersdecreased 62% to $1.1B. Net interest income after loan lossprovision reflects increase in interest earning assets anddecrease in interest bearing liabilities.
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Profile Summary

Discover Financial Services (DFS) is a direct banking and payment services company. The Company is a bank holding company, as well as a financial holding company. The Company operates through two segments: Direct Banking and Payment Services. It provides direct banking products and services, and payment services through its subsidiaries. It offers its customers credit card loans, private student loans, personal loans, home equity loans and deposit products. 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. The Company's direct banking offers credit cards, student loans, personal loans, home equity loans, and other consumer lending and deposit products. The Payment Services segment includes PULSE, Diners Club and the Company's Network Partners business.

Last Annual December 31st, 2020
Last Interim December 31st, 2020
Incorporated July 25, 1960
Public Since June 14, 2007
No. of Shareholders: 42,120
No. of Employees: 17,600
Sector Financials
Industry Banking Services
Index S&P Composite 1500 , S&P 500 Financial (sector), S&P 500 ,
Exchange New York Stock Exchange
Shares in Issue 306,691,722
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Frequently Asked Questions for Discover Financial Services
What is the Discover Financial Services share price?

As of 26/02/21, shares in Discover Financial Services are trading at $94.07, giving the company a market capitalisation of £20.71bn. This share price information is delayed by 15 minutes.

How has the Discover Financial Services share price performed this year?

Shares in Discover Financial Services are currently trading at $94.07 and the price has moved by 42.14% over the past 365 days. In terms of relative price strength - which takes into account the overall market trend - the Discover Financial Services price has moved by 9.66% over the past year.

What are the analyst and broker recommendations for Discover Financial Services?

Of the analysts with advisory recommendations for Discover Financial Services, there are there are currently 4 "buy" , 8 "hold" and 0 "sell" recommendations. The overall consensus recommendation for Discover Financial Services is Hold. You can view the full broker recommendation list by unlocking its StockReport.

When will Discover Financial Services next release its financial results?

Discover Financial Services is scheduled to issue upcoming financial results on the following dates:

Interim results are scheduled for: 2021-12-31
What is the Discover Financial Services dividend yield?

The Discover Financial Services dividend yield is 1.87% based on the trailing twelve month period.

Does Discover Financial Services pay a dividend?

Last year, Discover Financial Services paid a total dividend of 1.76, and it currently has a trailing dividend yield of 1.87%. Looking ahead, Discover Financial Services has not announced an ex-dividend date yet and the next dividend pay date is 2021-03-04.

When does Discover Financial Services next pay dividends?

Discover Financial Services has yet to annouce their ex-dividend date and the next dividend pay date is 2021-03-04. The historic dividend yield on Discover Financial Services shares is currently 1.87%.

How do I buy Discover Financial Services shares?

To buy shares in Discover Financial Services you'll need a share-dealing account with an online or offline stock broker. Once you have opened your account and transferred funds into it, you'll be able to search and select shares to buy and sell. You can use Stockopedia’s share research software to help you find the the kinds of shares that suit your investment strategy and objectives.

What is the market cap of Discover Financial Services?

Shares in Discover Financial Services are currently trading at $94.07, giving the company a market capitalisation of £20.71bn.

Where are Discover Financial Services shares listed? Where are Discover Financial Services shares listed?

Here are the trading details for Discover Financial Services:

Country of listing: United States
Exchange: NYQ
Ticker Symbol: DFS
What kind of share is Discover Financial Services?

Based on an overall assessment of its quality, value and momentum, Discover Financial Services is currently classified as a Super Stock. The classification is based on a composite score that examines a wide range of fundamental and technical measures. Stock are classified on the the following spectrum: Super Stocks, High Flyers, Contrarians, Turnarounds, Neutral, Value Traps, Momentum Traps, Falling Stars, and Sucker Stocks. For more information, learn about our StockRank Styles.

Is there a Discover Financial Services share price forecast 2021?

Shares in Discover Financial Services are currently priced at $94.07. At that level they are trading at 22.12% premium to the analyst consensus target price of 0.00.

Analysts covering Discover Financial Services currently have a consensus Earnings Per Share (EPS) forecast of 7.124 for the next financial year.

How can I tell whether the Discover Financial Services share price will go up?

An important predictor of whether a stock price will go up is its track record of momentum. Price trends tend to persist, so it's worth looking at them when it comes to a share like Discover Financial Services. Over the past six months, the relative strength of its shares against the market has been 58.5%. At the current price of $94.07, shares in Discover Financial Services are trading at 40.98% against their 200 day moving average. You can read more about the power of momentum in assessing share price movements on Stockopedia.

What is the Discover Financial Services PE Ratio?

The Discover Financial Services PE ratio based on its reported earnings over the past 12 months is 5.52. The shares are currently trading at $94.07.

The PE ratio (or price-to-earnings ratio) is the one of the most popular valuation measures used by stock market investors. It is calculated by dividing a company's price per share by its earnings per share.

The PE ratio can be seen as being expressed in years, in the sense that it shows the number of years of earnings which would be required to pay back the purchase price, ignoring inflation. So in general terms, the higher the PE, the more expensive the stock is.

Who are the key directors of Discover Financial Services?

Discover Financial Services's management team is headed by:

Jeffrey Aronin - IND
Mary Bush - IND
David Nelms - EVP
Lawrence Weinbach - NEC
Roger Hochschild - PRE
Kathryn Corley - EVP
Carlos Minetti - EVP
Gregory Case - IND
Glenn Schneider - EVP
Brian Hughes - EVP
Daniel Capozzi - EVP
R. Andrew Eichfeld - CHO
John Greene - CFO
Wanjiku Juanita Walcott - EVP
David Rawlinson - DRC
Who are the major shareholders of Discover Financial Services?

Here are the top five shareholders of Discover Financial Services based on the size of their shareholding:

The Vanguard Group, Inc. Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 10.91% (33.5m shares)
Fidelity Management & Research Company LLC Investment Advisor
Percentage owned: 5.78% (17.7m shares)
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, N.A. Investment Advisor
Percentage owned: 4.55% (13.9m shares)
State Street Global Advisors (US) Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 4.17% (12.8m shares)
Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund Mutual Fund
Percentage owned: 2.82% (8.64m shares)
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