Why Discover Financial Services [DFS] Stock Will Fly to $107.00 Over the Next 12 Months

Discover Financial Services [DFS] shares are down more than -3.34% this year and recently decreased -0.01% or -$0.85 to settle at $80.84. Analysts expect DFS to grow earnings at a 0.70% annual rate over the next 5 years. DFS has a short ratio of 2.65. This implies that the market is currently less bearish on the outlook for DFS.

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Analyst Birdseye View:

The most recent analyst activity for Discover Financial Services [NYSE:DFS] stock was on July 31, 2020, when it was Initiated with an Outperform rating from Wolfe Research. Before that, on November 30, 2020, Morgan Stanley Recapitulated an Equal-weight rating and elevated its amount target to $107. On June 22, 2020, UBS Upgrade a Buy rating and boosted its price target on this stock from $36 to $72. On May 15, 2020, BMO Capital Markets Upgrade an Outperform rating and decreased its price target from $55 to $52. On March 20, 2020, Nomura Upgrade a Buy rating and decreased its price target to $59. On January 24, 2020, Piper Sandler Downgrade a Neutral rating and boosted its amount target on this stock to $86. On January 24, 2020, Evercore ISI Downgrade an Underperform rating and boosted its target amount on this stock to $75. Nomura elevated its amount target by recapitulating a higher weight for this stock.

In the past 52 weeks of trading, this stock has oscillated between a low of $23.25 and a peak of $87.43. Right now, according to Wall Street analyst the average 12-month amount target is $79.79. At the most recent market close, shares of Discover Financial Services [NYSE:DFS] were valued at $80.84. According to the average price forecast, investors can expect a potential return of -2.6%.

FUNDAMENTAL ANALYSIS

Discover Financial Services [NYSE:DFS] most recently reported quarterly sales of 2.68 billion, which represented growth of -11.80%. This publicly-traded organization’s revenue is $813,372 per employee, while its income is $170,872 per employee. Continuing to look at profitability, this corporation’s Return on Assets, Equity, Whole Principal & invested Principal is sitting at 2.62, 25.57, 10.36 and 9.16 respectively.

The Principal structure of this organization shows its whole liability to whole principal at 68.43 and the whole liability to whole assets at 22.47. It shows enduring liability to the whole principal at 54.46 and enduring liability to assets at 0.18 while looking for an extended time period.

Readers are usually of view to make a close observation to the indicators that support and make resistance before moving to any particular stock. As of now, the company’s stock is sitting at 79.72 points at 1st support level, the second support level is making up to 78.61. But as of 1st resistance point, this stock is sitting at 82.29 and at 83.75 for 2nd resistance point.

Discover Financial Services [DFS] reported its earnings at $2.45 per share in the fiscal quarter closing of 9/29/2020. The Analysts for Wall Street were expecting to report its earnings at $1.56/share signifying the difference of 0.89 and 57.10% surprise value. Comparing the previous quarter ending of 6/29/2020, the stated earnings were -$1.2 calling estimates for -$0.28/share with the difference of -0.92 depicting the surprise of -328.60%.

Now if looking for a valuation of this stock’s amount to sales ratio it’s 1.94, it’s amount to book ratio is 2.33 and showing 24.78 of P/E (TTM) ratio.

Insider Stories

The most recent insider trade was by Eichfeld Robert Andrew, EVP – Chief HR & Admin Officer, and it was the sale of 1519.0 shares on Nov 06. BUSH MARY K, the Director, completed a sale of 1920.0 shares on Jul 31. On May 06, Eichfeld Robert Andrew, EVP – Chief HR & Admin Officer, completed a purchase of 12650.0 shares.