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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.
News For DFS From The Last 14 Days
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December 17, 2014
16:32 EDTDFSDiscover initiated with a Buy at Jefferies
Target $75.
13:21 EDTDFSDiscover assumed with an Overweight at Morgan Stanley (pre-open)
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December 15, 2014
08:15 EDTDFSDiscover reports November net charge-offs 1.87% vs. 1.53% last month
Reports November delinquency rate 1.52% vs. 1.53% last month.
December 10, 2014
08:24 EDTDFSDiscover sees efficiency ratio modestly above target next year
08:23 EDTDFSDiscover says performance against 2014 priorities good except in mortgages
Discover Financial CEO David Nelms says performance year-to-date against its 2014 priorities has been generally good, with the exception of its goal to expand in mortgages. Aside from mortgages, its efforts to expand direct consumer banking products has been good, the executive indicated.
08:13 EDTDFSDiscover sees over $35M in extra 2015 costs for EMV card issuance
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