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Discover Financial Services (DFS) [hlAlert]

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Buy DFS
up 576.27 %

Discover Financial Services (DFS) rated Buy with price target $11 by Jefferies & Co

Posted on: Tuesday,  Apr 28, 2009  8:25 AM ET by Jefferies & Co

Jefferies & Co rated Buy Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) on 04/28/2009, when the stock price was $8.05.
Since then, Discover Financial Services has gained 576.27% as of 01/28/2016's recent price of $54.44.
If you would have followed this Jefferies & Co's recommendation on DFS, you would have gained 576.27% of your investment in 2466 days.

Discover Financial Services (DFS) is a credit card issuer and electronic payment services company. DFS is also engaged in payments processing. Its business segments include U.S. Card and Third-Party Payments. U.S. Card segment includes Discover Card-branded credit cards issued over Discover?s card network (the Discover Network), and consumer lending and deposit products offered through its subsidiary, Discover Bank. Third-Party Payments segment includes PULSE Network (PULSE), an automated teller machine (ATM), debit and electronic funds transfer network; Diners Club International (Diners Club), and its third-party business. On March 31, 2008, DFS sold its United Kingdom credit card business (Goldfish) to Barclays Bank PLC. On June 30, 2008, the Company acquired Diners Club International. In July 2008, DFS announced the opening of a new subsidiary, Discover Information Technology (Shanghai) Ltd., in the People?s Republic of China, to support its data analysis and modeling operations.

Our focus on growing and mid-sized companies enables us to identify unique investment ideas, which can make the difference in a tough market. Jefferies' research effort covers U.S. & International equity, high yield, convertibles, investment grade fixed income and post-reorganization securities, as well as special situations and quantitative research. The more than 120-person team of research professionals covers over 1,200 companies in more than 40 industries worldwide. Our analysts focus on identifying emerging industry themes and dig deeper to provide in-depth, thought provoking, objective research. Our analysts use a variety of quantitative and qualitative tools, integrating field analysis, proprietary channel checks and ongoing dialogue with the managements of the companies they cover. We utilize the latest technologies to deliver a research product that is timely, differentiated, and tailored to each customer's needs. Regular client access to companies and their management teams is provided through a wide variety of Jefferies hosted industry conferences, company management meetings and on-site tours.
Stock Market Advice
Date/Time (ET)SymbolRatingTermPrice (*)Target
4/28/2009 8:25 AM Buy
None
8.05 11.00
as of 12/31/2009
1 Week up  37.10 %
1 Month up  32.40 %
3 Months up  26.12 %
1 YTD up  154.28 %

(*) Stock Price at the time of the recommendation.
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