Discover Financial Services (DFS) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 06, 2014

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Discover Financial Services ( DFS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 06, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.24 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 22, 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 prior quarter. At the current stock price of $56.49, the dividend yield is 1.7%.

The previous trading day's last sale of DFS was $56.49, representing a -5.85% decrease from the 52 week high of $60 and a 25.67% increase over the 52 week low of $44.95.

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 $4.94. Zacks Investment Research reports DFS's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 5.82%, compared to an industry average of 10.7%.

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 -2.99% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of DFS at 3.24%.



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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