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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Discover Financial Services, DFS

Discover Financial Services, DFS is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Credit Services in the sector of Financial. Based in USA, Discover Financial Services, DFS  has a market cap of 24031.2. Since its IPO date on the 6/14/2007, Discover Financial Services, DFS performance year to date is 13.75%. Today Discover Financial Services, DFS has gained 0.59%, with a current price of 60.

Ownership of the company is 1.00% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 88.70%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 21.40%. Return of assets are at 2.60%, with return on investment at 10.90%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Discover Financial Services, DFS is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 2.28. While Total debt/equity is 2.28. With a profit margin of 27.30%, this is combined with a gross margin of *TBA, and operating margin of 63.90%. Discover Financial Services ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of *TBA, while the quick ratio is *TBA.

For the last year Discover Financial Services, DFS has seen a EPS growth of 4.60%. A performance for the year of 19.37%. The 52-week high is 0.54%, and the 52-week low is 41.44%. The average volume for Discover Financial Services, DFS is 3068700.

With a target price of 64.23, can Discover Financial Services, DFS reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Discover Financial Services, DFS. Discover Financial Services has a P/E of 11.26 and a forward P/E of 9.87. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.37. Discover Financial Services also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.92 and 2.27 respectively. For P/cash, Discover Financial Services has a value of 2.06, while it is 6.26 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 60, Discover Financial Services has a dividend yield of 2.00%. We see a return on equity of 20.90%.

Looking more long-term Discover Financial Services, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 8.23%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 6.28% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 4.60% for this year and for the last five years a 4.80% growth has been seen.

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