Discover Financial Services (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 05, 2014. A cash
dividend payment of $0.24 per share is scheduled to be paid on
August 21, 2014. Shareholders who purchased DFS stock prior to the
ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This
represents an 20% increase over the same period a year ago. At the
current stock price of $60.12, the dividend yield is 1.6%.
The previous trading day's last sale of DFS was $60.12,
representing a -6.7% decrease from the 52 week high of $64.44 and a
28.11% increase over the 52 week low of $46.93.
DFS is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies
such as American Express Company (
) and McGraw Hill Financial, Inc. (
). DFS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $5.09. Zacks Investment Research reports DFS's
forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 7.04%, compared to an
industry average of 1.2%.
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Interested in gaining exposure to DFS through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have DFS as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares DWA Financial Momentum Portfolio (
The top-performing ETF of this group is PFI with an decrease of
-4% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent
weighting of DFS at 3.38%.