Should You Buy Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) Right Now? Here’s How to Decide

Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) shares traded higher over the last trading session, gaining 2.13% on 03/10/21. The shares fell to a low of $97.89 before closing at $99.61. Intraday shares traded counted 2.17 million, which was 18.41% higher than its 30-day average trading volume of 2.66M. DFS’s previous close was $97.53 while the outstanding shares total 307.00M. The firm has a beta of 1.79, a 12-month trailing P/E ratio of 27.79, and a growth ratio of 4.43. The stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is 60.83, with weekly volatility at 4.27% and ATR at 3.55. The DFS stock’s 52-week price range has touched low of $23.25 and a $100.96 high.

Investors have identified the Credit Services company Discover Financial Services as an interesting stock but before investments are made there, an in-depth look at its trading activities will have to be conducted. The share is trading with a market value of around $29.73 billion, the company now has both obstacles and catalysts that affect them and they came from their mode of operations. With the company affected by events currently, it is a perfect time to analyze the numbers behind the firm in order to come up with a rather realistic picture of what this stock is.

Having a look at the company’s valuation, the company is expected to record 10.21 total earnings per share during the next fiscal year. It is very important though to remember that the importance of trend far outweighs that of outlook. This analysis has been great and getting further updates on DFS sounds very interesting.

Is the stock of DFS attractive?

In related news, SVP, Controller and CAO, Kolsky Shifra sold 900 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that recorded on Feb 26. The sale was performed at an average price of 93.77, for a total value of 84,393. As the sale deal closes, the EVP, Chief Risk Officer, Hughes Brian now sold 10,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at 939,144. Also, EVP, Pres – Cr Ops & Dec Mgmt, Capozzi Daniel Peter sold 5,947 shares of the company’s stock in a deal that was recorded on Feb 05. The shares were price at an average price of 93.23 per share, with a total market value of 554,439. Following this completion of acquisition, the EVP, Pres. – Consumer Banking, Minetti Carlos now holds 19,260 shares of the company’s stock, valued at 1,694,880. In the last 6 months, insiders have changed their ownership in shares of company stock by 0.50%.

12 out of 23 analysts covering the stock have rated it a Buy, while 10 have maintained a Hold recommendation on Discover Financial Services. 0 analysts has assigned a Sell rating on the DFS stock. The 12-month mean consensus price target for the company’s shares has been set at $107.56.

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