A Look at Discover Financial Services (DFS) Shares in the Recent Past Indicates Growth

With 0.69 million shares changed hands, the volume of the stock remained lighter than its average volume of 1.31 million shares. During the session, the Credit Services company that operates in wider Financial sector, reached to the highest price of $130.12 whereas the lowest price it dropped to was $128.28. The 52-week range on DFS shows that it touched its highest point at $133.78 and its lowest point at $79.04 during that stretch. It currently has a 1-year price target of $139.85. With its current market cap of 32.38 billion, DFS has annualized dividend of $2.80 while the current yield stands at 2.17%. Beta for the stock currently stands at 1.43.

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Price Performance and Earnings:

Stock performance is one of the indicators that investors use to determine whether they will profit from a stock. The price performance of DFS was down-trending over the past week, with a drop of -3.25%, but this was up by 3.44% over a month. Three-month performance surged to 3.08% while six-month performance rose 14.50%. The stock gained 9.04% in the past year, while it has gained 14.95% so far this year. A look at the trailing 12-month EPS for DFS yields 8.76 with Next year EPS estimates of 12.93. For the next quarter, that number is 3.59. This implies an EPS growth rate of -4.86% for this year and 20.80% for next year. EPS is expected to decline by -7.29% annually over the next five years; however, over the past five years, the company experienced an annual growth rate of 7.63%.

Float and Shares Shorts:

At present, 250.10 million DFS shares are outstanding with a float of 249.30 million shares on hand for trading. On 2024-06-14, short shares totaled 2.31 million, which was 92.0 higher than short shares on 1715731200. In addition to Mr. J. Michael Shepherd as the firm’s Interim CEO, President & Director, Mr. John Thomas Greene serves as its Executive VP & CFO.

Institutional Ownership:

Through their ownership of 0.86182 of DFS’s outstanding shares, institutional investors have minority control over the company.

Analysts Ratings:

Reading analyst opinions is an effective way to decide where to invest, and there are several opinions available for DFS since 0 analysts follow the stock currently. In the same way, a target price assigned to a stock can also reveal much about its potential.