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Discover: 3Q Earnings Snapshot

RIVERWOODS, Ill. (AP) _ Discover Financial Services (DFS) on Tuesday reported third-quarter net income of $770 million.

The Riverwoods, Illinois-based company said it had net income of $2.36 per share.

The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.29 per share.

The credit card issuer and lender posted revenue of $3.54 billion in the period. Its adjusted revenue was $2.9 billion, which also beat Street forecasts. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $2.88 billion.

Discover shares have increased 38% since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index has risen 20%. In the final minutes of trading on Tuesday, shares hit $81.24, a climb of slightly more than 9% in the last 12 months.

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