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May 23, 2023

Discover Financial Services (DFS): Upcoming Dividend Payout Analysis

As the global financial markets continue their usual hustle and bustle, investors and stakeholders of Discover Financial Services (DFS) have an important date to note: June 8, 2023. On this day, DFS is expected to pay out its dividends to shareholders, amounting to $0.7 per share. This payout, notable for its size, follows a previously paid dividend of $0.6 per share on March 9, 2023.

The structure of dividends and their associated dates can often be confusing to newcomers in the world of finance. To clear the air, let's delve into the specifics. There are two critical dates in any dividend payout: the record date and the ex-dividend date.

The record date for this payout has been set as June 8, 2023. This means that only shareholders on record as of this date will receive the dividend. In other words, if you are listed as a shareholder in the company’s books by this date, you will receive the dividend.

Conversely, the ex-dividend date for DFS is set as May 24, 2023, roughly two weeks prior to the record date. If a stock is purchased on its ex-dividend date or after, the next dividend payment will not be received. Instead, the dividends are repossessed by the seller. If the stocks are purchased before the ex-dividend date, the buyer will receive the dividends.

The upcoming dividend, amounting to $0.7 per share, marks a 16.7% increase from the last dividend payout. Such an increment could be reflective of DFS's strong financial performance and its stable cash position. An increase in dividend payment often sends a positive signal to the market, demonstrating a company's confidence in its profitability and future earnings potential.

It's important for investors to factor in these upcoming dividends when making decisions about buying or selling DFS stocks. Understanding the timeline and calculations behind dividends can often lead to more informed investment decisions.

Moreover, such a notable increase in dividend payout could potentially make DFS a more attractive option for income investors who prioritize regular dividend income. But as always, investors should analyze the full financial health of the company, including revenue, earnings, cash flow, and debt levels, in addition to dividend payouts.

 With DFS expected to pay dividends on June 8, 2023, shareholders have the opportunity to capitalize on their investments. However, it's crucial for potential investors to make their moves before the ex-dividend date of May 24, 2023, to qualify for this payout. This robust dividend increase may signal strong performance and an optimistic outlook for DFS, although a comprehensive analysis should always be conducted for investment decisions.

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DFS in downward trend: 10-day moving average moved below 50-day moving average on May 13, 2024

The 10-day moving average for DFS crossed bearishly below the 50-day moving average on May 13, 2024. This indicates that the trend has shifted lower and could be considered a sell signal. In of 19 past instances when the 10-day crossed below the 50-day, the stock continued to move higher over the following month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .

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Technical Analysis (Indicators)

Bearish Trend Analysis

The Moving Average Convergence Divergence Histogram (MACD) for DFS turned negative on May 01, 2024. This could be a sign that the stock is set to turn lower in the coming weeks. Traders may want to sell the stock or buy put options. Tickeron's A.I.dvisor looked at 45 similar instances when the indicator turned negative. In of the 45 cases the stock turned lower in the days that followed. This puts the odds of success at .

DFS moved below its 50-day moving average on May 23, 2024 date and that indicates a change from an upward trend to a downward trend.

Following a 3-day decline, the stock is projected to fall further. Considering past instances where DFS declined for three days, the price rose further in of 62 cases within the following month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .

Bullish Trend Analysis

The Stochastic Oscillator suggests the stock price trend may be in a reversal from a downward trend to an upward trend. of 50 cases where DFS's Stochastic Oscillator exited the oversold zone resulted in an increase in price. Tickeron's analysis proposes that the odds of a continued upward trend are .

The Momentum Indicator moved above the 0 level on May 24, 2024. You may want to consider a long position or call options on DFS as a result. In of 93 past instances where the momentum indicator moved above 0, the stock continued to climb. The odds of a continued upward trend are .

Following a 3-day Advance, the price is estimated to grow further. Considering data from situations where DFS advanced for three days, in of 333 cases, the price rose further within the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are .

Fundamental Analysis (Ratings)

Fear & Greed

The Tickeron SMR rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating very strong sales and a profitable business model. SMR (Sales, Margin, Return on Equity) rating is based on comparative analysis of weighted Sales, Income Margin and Return on Equity values compared against S&P 500 index constituents. The weighted SMR value is a proprietary formula developed by Tickeron and represents an overall profitability measure for a stock.

The Tickeron PE Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), pointing to outstanding earnings growth. The PE Growth rating is based on a comparative analysis of stock PE ratio increase over the last 12 months compared against S&P 500 index constituents.

The Tickeron Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating well-balanced risk and returns. The average Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for the industry is 77, placing this stock slightly better than average.

The Tickeron Price Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating steady price growth. DFS’s price grows at a higher rate over the last 12 months as compared to S&P 500 index constituents.

The Tickeron Seasonality Score of (best 1 - 100 worst) indicates that the company is significantly overvalued in the industry. The Tickeron Seasonality score describes the variance of predictable price changes around the same period every calendar year. These changes can be tied to a specific month, quarter, holiday or vacation period, as well as a meteorological or growing season.

The Tickeron Valuation Rating of (best 1 - 100 worst) indicates that the company is significantly overvalued in the industry. This rating compares market capitalization estimated by our proprietary formula with the current market capitalization. This rating is based on the following metrics, as compared to industry averages: P/B Ratio (2.354) is normal, around the industry mean (4.672). P/E Ratio (11.490) is within average values for comparable stocks, (53.143). Projected Growth (PEG Ratio) (3.168) is also within normal values, averaging (3.039). Dividend Yield (0.022) settles around the average of (0.042) among similar stocks. P/S Ratio (2.072) is also within normal values, averaging (4.549).

Notable companies

The most notable companies in this group are VISA (NYSE:V), Mastercard (NYSE:MA), American Express Company (NYSE:AXP), PayPal Holdings (NASDAQ:PYPL), Capital One Financial (NYSE:COF), United Rentals (NYSE:URI), Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS), Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF), SLM Corp (NASDAQ:SLM), Bread Financial Holdings (NYSE:BFH).

Industry description

A leasing company (e.g. United Rentals, Inc. ) is typically the legal owner of the asset for the duration of the lease, while the lessee has operating control over the asset while also having some share of the economic risks and returns from the change in the valuation of the underlying asset. Per capita disposable income and corporate earnings or cash flow could be some of the critical metrics for this business – the higher the values of these metrics, the potentially greater ability of consumers/businesses to afford apartments/office spaces for rent. Other finance companies include credit/debit card payment processing companies (e.g. Visa Inc. and Mastercard), private label credit cards providers (e.g. Synchrony Financial) and automobile finance companies (e.g. Credit Acceptance Corporation).

Market Cap

The average market capitalization across the Finance/Rental/Leasing Industry is 11.41B. The market cap for tickers in the group ranges from 2.17K to 573.25B. V holds the highest valuation in this group at 573.25B. The lowest valued company is AZNVF at 2.17K.

High and low price notable news

The average weekly price growth across all stocks in the Finance/Rental/Leasing Industry was 2%. For the same Industry, the average monthly price growth was 4%, and the average quarterly price growth was 25%. XTCYF experienced the highest price growth at 275%, while IMPM experienced the biggest fall at -30%.

Volume

The average weekly volume growth across all stocks in the Finance/Rental/Leasing Industry was 94%. For the same stocks of the Industry, the average monthly volume growth was 62% and the average quarterly volume growth was 355%

Fundamental Analysis Ratings

The average fundamental analysis ratings, where 1 is best and 100 is worst, are as follows

Valuation Rating: 52
P/E Growth Rating: 53
Price Growth Rating: 55
SMR Rating: 62
Profit Risk Rating: 76
Seasonality Score: 31 (-100 ... +100)
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