Discover Financial Services (DFS) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 05, 2014

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Discover Financial Services ( DFS ) 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 ( AXP ) and McGraw Hill Financial, Inc. ( MHFI ). 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%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the DFS Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

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 ( PFI ).

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%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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Referenced Stocks: DFS , AXP , MHFI , PFI

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