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DFS
up 44.56 %

Discover Financial Services (DFS) downgraded to Mkt Perform by William Blair

Posted on: Tuesday,  Oct 18, 2011  1:25 PM ET by William Blair

William Blair rated Mkt Perform Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) on 10/18/2011. Previously William Blair rated Outperform Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS)
on 09/25/2009., when the stock price was $15.82. Since then, Discover Financial Services has gained 44.56% as of 10/18/2011's recent price of $22.87.
If you would have followed the previous William Blair's recommendation on DFS, you would have gained 44.56% of your investment in 753 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.

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Stock Market Advice
Date/Time (ET)SymbolRatingTermPrice (*)Target
10/18/2011 1:25 PM Hold
None
22.87
as of 12/30/2011
1 Week   
1 Month   
3 Months down  -0.30 %
1 YTD up  23.42 %
Previous Recommendations
Date/Time (ET)SymbolRatingTermPrice (*)Target
9/25/2009 8:25 AM Buy
None
15.82

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