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Dominating the Market Today: Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS)

With a market cap of 23.36 B, Discover Financial Services has a large market cap size. Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 6/14/2007. Discover Financial Services is in the Credit Services industry and Financial sector. Average volume for Discover Financial Services, is 3392.29, and so far today it has a volume of 1430735. Performance year to date since the 6/14/2007 is -15.19%.

To help you determine whether Discover Financial Services is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 10.46 and forward P/E is 9.15. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Discover Financial Services has a value for PEG of 1.19. P/S ratio is 2.65 and the P/B ratio is 2.2. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is *TBA and 5.7 respectively.

At the current price Discover Financial Services is trading at, 61.36 (0.36% today), Discover Financial Services has a dividend yield of 1.96%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 20.10%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 5.84, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 11.20% after growing 12.30% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 5.90%, and 9.30% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 382.12, and the number of shares float is 376.72. The senior management bring insider ownership to 1.00%, and institutional ownership is at 87.70%. The float short is 1.14%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.27. Management has seen a return on assets of 2.60%, and also a return on investment of 11.30%.

The ability for Discover Financial Services, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is *TBA, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is 2.51 and total debt/equity is 2.51. In terms of margins, Discover Financial Services has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at 60.60%, and Discover Financial Services has a profit margin of 26.40%.

The 52 week high is -17.45%, with 13.82% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 0.46% and the 200 day simple moving average is -5.40%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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