What Discover Financial Services (DFS) Investors Need to Know Today

Shares of Large-cap finance company Discover Financial Services moved -0.3 this evening, and are now trading at $91.51 per share. On the other hand, the average analyst target price for the stock is $113.55.

Discover Financial Services, through its subsidiaries, provides digital banking products and services, and payment services in the United States.

Potential Discover Financial Services Investors Should Analyze the Following:

  • Discover Financial Services has moved -7.0% over the last year.

  • The company has a price to earnings growth (PEG) ratio of 1.04. A number between 0 and 1 could mean that the market is undervaluing Discover Financial Services's estimated growth potential

  • Its Price to Book (P/B) ratio is 1.79

  • Discover Financial Services currently returns an annual dividend yield of 2.7%.

Understanding Discover Financial Services's Operating Margins

Date Reported Total Revenue ($ k) Operating Expenses ($ k) Operating Margins (%) YoY Growth (%)
2023-02-23 13,337,000 43 -24.56
2022-02-24 12,087,000 57 338.46
2021-02-17 11,088,000 13 -60.61
2020-02-26 11,459,000 33 -2.94
2019-02-20 10,709,000 34 -5.56
2018-02-21 9,897,000 36

Over the last 6 years, Discover Financial Services's operating margins have averaged 36.0%, which is better than the 15.89% Diversified Financial industry average. We also note that the company's operating margins have a high coefficient of variability at 39.9%. The firm's margins exhibit a relatively stable growth trend of 3.0%.

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