What are Discover Financial Services’s [DFS] earnings going to look like?

Earnings from Discover Financial Services [DFS] are scheduled on April 21, 2021, after the market closes. It is expected that the company will report strong earnings for the quarter ending Mar 2021.

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DFS Stock Earnings Outlook For The Current Quarter

The consensus estimates for the quarter suggest that the company would earn $2.82 per share on revenue of $2.77B. Taking a look at the future, the company is projected to report revenue of $2.82B at an earnings per share of $2.78 for the Jun 2021 quarter. The estimates represent year-over-year improvements of 5.90% in revenue and 8.11% in earnings per share for the company.

DFS Stock Earnings Forecast For The Current Year

For the full financial year, Discover Financial Services [NYSE:DFS] is forecasted to generate revenue of $11.45B. The figure is about $360.0 million above what the company actually reported for the fiscal year 2020. In terms of EPS, it is estimated to be $9.91 in 2021, which is $6.31 higher than the figure in FY20. Based on current estimates, earnings are expected to grow 175.30% this year, 7.80% next year, and 6.27% annually over the next five years. With regard to sales, forecasts suggest an incline of 3.20% in current fiscal year and 5.90% over following year.

DFS Stock Price Performance

At recent check today, Discover Financial Services [NYSE:DFS] finished up 0.51% at $97.29. The stock’s day high price was $100.22, and its lowest was $96.04. Its price fall -3.00% in the last five days. Since the beginning of the year, Discover Financial Services’s shares are up nearly 6.93%. However, the share price is -6.89% below its one year high. The top price reached by the shares of the company was $104.49 on 03/12/21, while the 52-week low came on 02/01/21, when the shares were $81.27. In the past year, shares of the company have risen 174.84%. At 50 days, the moving average achieved is $96.94 while at 200 days, the moving average is $75.63. There were 0.55 million shares traded in the last session, down from 1.71 million in the previous session.

Discover Financial Services [NYSE:DFS] Stock Valuation Metrics

With a prevailing 12-month PE ratio of 27.00, Discover Financial Services [DFS] does not qualify as a good candidate for the list of underestimated low-priced stocks that should be purchased sooner rather than later. By this measure, the company’s stock is trading at a premium to the industry average of 15.47 times trailing earnings. Investors may find it helpful to look at historical price-sales ratios, and in the case of this stock, 2.67 PS value ratio is reported for the last one year of reported earnings. This is below the average return 3.08 for the industry, which means DFS offers an attractive investment opportunity than its competitors do.

DFS Share Price Support And Resistance Levels

Based on the daily chart, the immediate backing lies around the 97.49 level, and the violation of this level will cause a further drop to 95.15 level. At the upper end, 103.51 remains a key resistance. As the stock increases, it may find resistance at 101.87. In the 14-day chart, the Relative Strength Index standing at 47.31 suggests a technical neutral stance while the MACD standing at -1.08 indicates price will decrease in the next trading period. Stochastic %K at 43.14% suggests holding the stock while Percent R indicator at 62.71% suggests low price movement.

How much is the short interest in Discover Financial Services?

There have been a drop in short interest in the Discover Financial Services Financial stock, with short interest up by 1.73 million shares to 4.42 million shares on Feb 25, 2021. According to data provided by Yahoo Finance, the short interest on Mar 30, 2021 stood at 6.15 million shares. This -39.14% decrease suggests some bullish sentiment was experienced by the stock. Shorted shares accounted for just 2.26% of the overall float in the stock, while the stock’s days to cover moved to 2.3.

How do analysts view Discover Financial Services?

In regard to the share price forecast for Discover Financial Services stock, the analysts, as surveyed by FactSet, forecast the price to reach $111.00 in the next twelve months, representing almost an 12.35% growth from its recent price of $97.29. Among Discover Financial Services stock projections, $124.00 is the highest analyst target for the stock, while $101.00 is the lowest. Despite this, 22 analysts who share their consensus rating for DFS in 2021 agree that the stock is an Overweight. The latest rating change took place on 4/19/21, when BMO Capital Ratings downgraded the stock from “Outperform” to “Market Perform.”


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