Discover Financial Services ( DFS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 06, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.2 per share is scheduled to be paid on August 22, 2013. Shareholders who purchased DFS stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 100% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $51.13, the dividend yield is 1.56%.
The previous trading day's last sale of DFS was $51.13, representing a -1.1% decrease from the 52 week high of $51.70 and a 43.5% increase over the 52 week low of $35.63.
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 $4.81. Zacks Investment Research reports DFS's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 8.87%, compared to an industry average of 13.7%.
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 LargeCap Value ( PWV ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PWV with an increase of 10.74% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of DFS at 1.47%.
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