Discover Financial Services (
) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 31, 2012 and a cash
dividend payment of $0.14 per share scheduled for January 17, 2013.
Shareholders who purchased DFS stock prior to the ex-dividend date
are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 40%
increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of
$38.34, the dividend yield is 1.46%.
The previous trading day's last sale of DFS was $38.34,
representing a -8.89% decrease from the 52 week high of $42.08 and
a 61.43% increase over the 52 week low of $23.75.
DFS is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies
such as American Express Company (
) and Moody's Corporation (
). DFS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $4.46. Zacks Investment Research reports DFS's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -2.08%, compared to an
industry average of 15%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment
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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 Dynamic Financial (
- Russell 1000 High Beta ETF (HBTA)
- PowerShares Fundamental Pure Mid Core Portfolio (
- PowerShares Dynamic LargeCap Value (
The top-performing ETF of this group is HBTA with an increase of
15.46% over the last 100 days. PFI has the highest percent
weighting of DFS at 2.58%.