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Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) went up by 2.90% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $135.69. The company’s stock price has collected 3.16% of gains in the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported on 09/22/21 that Nearly 1 in 3 Parents Have Never Talked to Their Child About the FAFSA

Is It Worth Investing in Discover Financial Services (NYSE :DFS) Right Now?

Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 8.20 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for DFS is at 1.83. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 12 analysts out of 24 who provided ratings for Discover Financial Services declared the stock was a “buy,” while 1 rated the stock as “overweight,” 10 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”


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The average price from analysts is $136.22, which is $7.71 above the current price. DFS currently public float of 297.85M and currently shorts hold a 2.09% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of DFS was 1.65M shares.

DFS’s Market Performance

DFS stocks went up by 3.16% for the week, with a monthly drop of -0.84% and a quarterly performance of 6.30%, while its annual performance rate touched 140.90%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 2.48% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 2.69% for Discover Financial Services. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 3.18% for DFS stocks with a simple moving average of 18.29% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of DFS

Citigroup, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see DFS reach a price target of $150, previously predicting the price at $101. The rating they have provided for DFS stocks is “Buy” according to the report published on July 09th, 2021.

BofA Securities gave a rating of “Buy” to DFS, setting the target price at $120 in the report published on April 26th of the current year.

DFS Trading at 1.94% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought DFS to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -5.50% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.69%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.48%, as shares sank -2.70% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +4.31% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, DFS rose by +3.16%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +55.52% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $124.10. In addition, Discover Financial Services saw 41.64% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at DFS starting from Kolsky Shifra, who sale 800 shares at the price of $127.11 back on Aug 04. After this action, Kolsky Shifra now owns 3,610 shares of Discover Financial Services, valued at $101,687 using the latest closing price.

Walcott Wanjiku Juanita, the EVP, Chief Legal Officer & GC of Discover Financial Services, sale 15,000 shares at $127.00 during a trade that took place back on Aug 04, which means that Walcott Wanjiku Juanita is holding 60,977 shares at $1,905,000 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for DFS

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +12.28 for the present operating margin

The net margin for Discover Financial Services stands at +8.76. The total capital return value is set at 4.56, while invested capital returns managed to touch 3.77. Equity return is now at value 45.30, with 4.10 for asset returns.

Based on Discover Financial Services (DFS), the company’s capital structure generated 195.16 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 66.12. Total debt to assets is 18.75, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 173.22. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 52.99.

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When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 3.78, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.43. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.03.

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