Discover Financial Services (DFS) Receives Daily News Impact Rating of 0.13

Media headlines about Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Discover Financial Services earned a coverage optimism score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.147955100411 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Shares of Discover Financial Services (NYSE DFS) traded down $0.14 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $65.50. The stock had a trading volume of 2,026,200 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,645,418. The firm has a market cap of $23,800.00, a P/E ratio of 11.28, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.74 and a beta of 1.51. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.52, a current ratio of 1.55 and a quick ratio of 1.55. Discover Financial Services has a 12 month low of $57.50 and a 12 month high of $74.33.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 7th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 22nd will be paid a $0.35 dividend. This represents a $1.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.14%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, November 21st. Discover Financial Services’s dividend payout ratio is 24.10%.

DFS has been the topic of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Discover Financial Services from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 29th. Morgan Stanley reduced their price objective on Discover Financial Services from $71.00 to $70.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, September 8th. BMO Capital Markets cut their target price on Discover Financial Services from $69.00 to $67.00 and set a “market perform” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. Bank of America Corporation lifted their target price on Discover Financial Services from $67.00 to $69.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $86.00 target price on shares of Discover Financial Services in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and fifteen have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $74.45.

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In other news, COO Roger C. Hochschild sold 15,258 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $59.64, for a total value of $909,987.12. Following the transaction, the chief operating officer now directly owns 799,741 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $47,696,553.24. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, CEO David W. Nelms sold 30,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $59.10, for a total value of $1,773,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 1,529,912 shares in the company, valued at $90,417,799.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 172,277 shares of company stock worth $11,020,650 over the last three months. 0.96% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Discover Financial Services Company Profile

Discover Financial Services (DFS) is a direct banking and payment services company. The Company is a bank holding company, as well as a financial holding company. The Company operates through two segments: Direct Banking and Payment Services. It provides direct banking products and services, and payment services through its subsidiaries.

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