There’s No Need To Panic Or Freeze When It Comes To Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS)

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The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. The stock was recently discussed on Yahoo Finance as it revealed that Discover Financial Services Announces First Quarter 2024 Earnings Release On April 17, 2024, and Conference Call on April 18, 2024.

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Stocks Info

The company is listed on the NYSE and operates within the Credit Services industry segment. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $129.38 and fluctuated between $131.64 as its day high and $128.79 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Discover Financial Services is $32.42B. A total of 1.28 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 2.49M shares.

In the most recent transaction, Greene John sold 35,191 shares of DFS for 106.51 per share on Jan 26 ’24. After the transaction, the EVP, Chief Financial Officer now owns 18,592 company shares.


The dividend paying company demonstrates a positive outlook for investors and helps them generate immediate cash. Discover Financial Services pays an annual dividend of $2.80, resulting in a dividend yield of 2.16%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 11.50. DFS’s most recent ex-dividend date was 2/21/2024 when it declared a $0.70 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 3/7/2024. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 12/7/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 11/21/2023. The DFS stock dividend was $0.70 per share in cash.

It has been observed that price targets are rarely accurate, but they can exert some influence from time to time, and are often accepted as valuable in the market. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, DFS has a high of $131.65 and a low of $79.04.

As of this writing, DFS has an earnings estimate of $3.05 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 17 estimates, with a high estimate of $3.85 per share and a lower estimate of $2.36. The company reported an EPS of $2.59 in the last quarter, which was -18.80% lower than expectations of $3.19.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

An equity investor’s investment can be viewed on a balance sheet by looking at what assets and liabilities the company has. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. Its Book Value Per Share was $55.07, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $13.41B.

Analysts Opinion

There may be slightly higher risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading than during regular market hours. Due to the fact that issuers often announce critical financial information outside of regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for DFS is Buy with a score of 3.68.

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