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Discover Financial Services: Assessing Analysts’ Ratings

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Discover Financial Services (DFS) is tracked by 27 analysts in April 2018, of which seven analysts suggested a “hold,” and one analyst gave a “sell” rating on its stock. Ten analysts recommended a “buy,” and the remaining nine analysts gave “strong buy” ratings on DFS.

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Discover Financial Services Declares Quarterly Dividend for Common Stock

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The Board of Directors of Discover Financial Services declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.35 per share of common stock payable on June 7, 2018, to holders of record at the close of business on May 24, 2018. Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) is a direct banking and payment services company with one of the most recognized brands in U.S. financial services. Since its inception in 1986, the company has become one of the largest card issuers in the United States. The company issues the Discover card, America's cash rewards pioneer, and offers private student loans, personal loans, home equity loans, checking and savings accounts and certificates of deposit through its direct banking business. The amount and timing of any future dividends are subject to the discretion of the company’s board of directors and will depend upon the company’s results of operations, financial condition, cash requirements, future prospects, market conditions, capital requirements, applicable law and regulations (including federal securities laws and federal banking regulations) and other factors, and may be subject to regulatory approval or conditions.

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A Look at Discover’s Discounted Valuations

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Discover Financial Services (DFS) has a price-to-earnings ratio on an NTM (next-12-months) basis of ~8.9x, which highlights its lower valuations. The average price-to-earnings ratio of Discover’s peers is ~14.0x.

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Oppenheimer Analysts Give Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) a $82.00 Price Target

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Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) has been given a $82.00 target price by research analysts at Oppenheimer in a research note issued on Thursday, April 12th. Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Discover Financial Services and related companies with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating, seventeen have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. In other Discover Financial Services news, SVP Daniel Peter Capozzi sold 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, January 26th.

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Ally Financial (NYSE:ALLY) Now Covered by Analysts at UBS – Macon Daily

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'UBS started coverage on shares of Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) in a research note issued on Tuesday, March 27th, www.benzinga.com reports.', "Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Discover Financial Services and related companies with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.", 'Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating, seventeen have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock.', 'In other Discover Financial Services news, SVP Edward W. Mcgrogan sold 2,435 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, January 29th.'

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Diamond Hill Capital Management INC Has Increased Discover Financial Services (DFS) Stake by $16.93 Million

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The hedge fund run by Ric Dillon held 7.26M shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $558.27M, up from 7.04M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) has risen 5.15% since April 19, 2017 and is uptrending. Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc, which manages about $12.19 billion and $19.96 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) by 370,600 shares to 747,633 shares, valued at $69.54 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. Among 24 analysts covering Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS), 14 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 58% are positive.

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Discover Financial: Tax Cuts and Payment Services Division

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In late 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was passed, in which corporate taxes were reduced substantially. Discover Financial Services (DFS) has its operations mainly in the US, allowing the company to pay a lower tax rate, which could benefit its long-term growth. Discover expects to pay lower taxes, which would result in higher cash flows that the company could deploy in its business activities.

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What Does Discover Financial Have in Mind for 2018?

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In 2017, Discover Financial Services (DFS) exceeded analysts’ estimates on its earnings per share (or EPS) in 3Q17. The company missed its EPS estimates in the other three quarters of 2017. However, its competitors (XLF) American Express (AXP) and Mastercard (MA) have exceeded analysts’ expectations throughout 2017.

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What’s Expected from Discover Financial in 1Q18?

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Discover Financial Services (DFS) saw favorable momentum in its business in fiscal 2017 and in 4Q17. According to the company’s management, the momentum would also be visible in 2018, which could help the company in terms of return on equity (or ROE) as well as growth. Wall Street analysts gave a high estimate of $2.02 and a low estimate of $1.65 on Discover’s earnings per share (or EPS) for 1Q18.

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Discover Financial Services Announces 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders

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'Discover Financial Services (DFS) plans to host its 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders at its headquarters in Riverwoods on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. Central time.', 'Live audio of the meeting will be available on Discover’s corporate website at https://investorrelations.discover.com.', 'A replay of the meeting will be available after 2 p.m. Central time on May 2, 2018.', 'Discover Financial Services (DFS) is a direct banking and payment services company with one of the most recognized brands in U.S. financial services. Since its inception in 1986, the company has become one of the largest card issuers in the United States.'

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