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Discover Financial Services (DFS) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 06, 2013

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%.

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


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

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