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  • Carolyn_Novice Carolyn_Novice Mar 18, 2012 12:50 PM Flag

    I want to buy some of this company

    Date ------- Volume ------- High ------- Low ------- close ------- Change
    13-Feb ------- 46,392 ------- 30.01 ------- 28.27 ------- 29.54 ------- 1.36
    21-Feb ------- 40,770 ------- 30.27 ------- 29.47 ------- 30.19 ------- 0.65
    27-Feb ------- 39,332 ------- 30.85 ------- 29.72 ------- 30.53 ------- 0.34
    5-Mar ------- 35,593 ------- 31.05 ------- 29.62 ------- 30.61 ------- 0.08
    12-Mar ------- 60,610 ------- 32.68 ------- 30.21 ------- 32.05 ------- 1.44

    Stock is up 5 weeks in row, and the volume is respectable.
    There is no way to guide if the existing price is already discounting the earning. A disappointment of future cautious guideline needs to be considered.

    S&P 500 (NYSE:SPY) component Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) will unveil its latest earnings on Wednesday, March 21, 2012. Discover Financial Services is a credit card issuer in the United States and an electronic payment services company.

    Discover Financial Services Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet
    Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average estimate of analysts is for profit of 88 cents per share, a rise of 4.8% from the company’s actual earnings for the same quarter a year ago. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved up from 85 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved up. It has risen from 87 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 16% compared to last year’s $3.41.

    Past Earnings Performance: The company has beaten estimates the last four quarters and is coming off a quarter where it topped forecasts by 4 cents, reporting net income of 95 cents per share against a mean estimate of profit of 91 cents per share.

    MSFT has better earning than previous year for the last decade. But stock's PE went down.

    Discover has lot of competition and one has to commit no more than 5% of its investment, just in case something unknown has not been taken into account. If interest rates move higher and gasoline price keep the trend, it could affect DFS also.


    Carolyn Novice

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