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March 13, 2013
10:27 EDTDFSDiscover Financial climbs following FBR Capital upgrade
Shares of Discover Financial (DFS), a credit card network, are rising after FBR Capital analyst Scott Valentin upgraded his rating on the stock to Outperform from Market Perform in a note to investors earlier today. After attending Discover's Analyst Day yesterday, Valentin believes that the company's trends are exceeding expectations. Specifically, the company is benefiting from higher credit card usage, more favorable interest trends and lower credit costs, wrote Valentin, who raised his target on the shares to $48 from $42. In a financial community briefing yesterday, Discover predicted that its net interest margin for fiscal 2013 would be above normal levels. The company added that its delinquency rate for February inched down to 1.8% from 1.81% in January, although net charge-offs increased to 2.6% from 1.95%. In mid-morning trading, Discover Financial advanced 85c, or 2%, to $43.
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August 30, 2014
09:25 EDTDFSDiscover still looks attractive, Barron's says
Discover shares have climbed 20% since November and should continue higher with an increase in interest rates, Barron's contends in a follow up article. The stock could provide a double-digit return over the next year, especially if rates rise in 2015, the paper adds. Reference Link

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