Discover Financial Services (DFS) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 07, 2013


Discover Financial Services ( DFS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 07, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.2 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 23, 2013. Shareholders who purchased DFS stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 42.86% increase over the prior quarter.

The previous trading day's last sale of DFS was $45.93, representing a -0.29% decrease from the 52 week high of $46.07 and a 50.71% increase over the 52 week low of $30.48.

DFS is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as American Express Company ( AXP ) and McGraw Hill Financial, Inc. ( MHP ). DFS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4.61. Zacks Investment Research reports DFS's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 5.81%, compared to an industry average of 8.4%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the DFS Dividend History page.

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 ( PFI )
  • N/A (HBTA)
  • PowerShares Fundamental Pure Mid Core Portfolio ( PXMC )
  • PowerShares Dynamic LargeCap Value ( PWV )
  • TrimTabs Float Shrink ETF ( TTFS ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is TTFS with an increase of 16.21% over the last 100 days. PFI has the highest percent weighting of DFS at 2.67%.

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.

This article appears in: News Headlines , Stocks

Referenced Stocks: AXP , DFS , MHP , PFI , PWV , PXMC , TTFS

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