Discover Financial Services (DFS)
Discover Financial Services is a direct banking and payment services company. It operates through its subsidiaries, Discover Bank and Discover Home Loans, Inc. The company runs its business through two segments: Direct Banking and Payment Services. The Direct Banking segment includes consumer banking and lending products, specifically Discover-branded credit cards issued to individuals and small businesses on the Discover Network and other consumer banking products and services, including private student loans, personal loans, home loans, prepaid cards and other consumer lending and deposit products. The Payment Services segment includes PULSE, Diners Club and the company's network partners business, which includes credit, debit and prepaid cards issued on the Discover Network by third parties. Discover Financial Services was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Riverwoods, IL.
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Tuesday, September 23, 2014
With reporting season now behind us, all eyes should be on recent IPOs where core investors - courtesy of having satisfied escrow arrangements - are finally allowed to sell-down their stake in the business.
With the 58 floats in the 2014 financial year progressively coming off escrow, there could potentially be $3 billion in shares coming to market in the weeks ahead.
You need to watch closely whether the market has sufficient appetite to soak up this imminent flood of shares.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
With confidence in Australia’s building industry at six-year highs, there’s never been a better time to reassess the fortunes of listed stocks significantly exposed to the much-beleaguered construction sector.
If the economic data responsible for driving the construction sector forward is any indicator, the momentum of cautious optimism looks set to continue.
Of the 23 ASX-listed stocks with varying exposure to residential property, just five achieve Skaffold’s preferred A1, A2, B1 and B2 scores for balance sheet quality and business performance. They are Leighton Holdings (LEI), Reece Australia (REH), Finbar Group (FRI), Beacon Lighting Group Ltd (BLX) and Tamawood (TWD).
Monday, March 24, 2014
If you take the 170-odd stocks that Skaffold currents rates as investment grade (A1, A2, B1 and B2) and then filter those with both a positive safety margin – trading at a discount to their intrinsic value – that are also forecast to grow their intrinsic value, we’re left with only a handful of stock to invest in. All things considered, these are the best quality companies that value investors could justifiably contemplate buying at current levels.
However, it’s important to remember that the share market is a constantly moving feast, and that companies can move in and out of investment grade status, as measured by the Skaffold Score, each reporting season due to any number of macro influences and company specific dynamics.
So with that in mind, we decided to go in search of companies that could potentially be knocking on the door of investment grade status if their fortunes continue to improve.
Friday, February 14, 2014
New opportunities were thin on the ground this week, with the majority of companies to report experiencing deteriorating Skaffold Scores. Many stocks also continue to trade at large premiums to Skaffold’s intrinsic value estimates.
After 6 years of membership in Skaffold’s premium group of companies, Domino’s Pizza Enterprises (DMP) has declined to B3.
This is a great example of Skaffold’s ability to demystify company results and present the facts of the case, so to speak.
Monday, February 03, 2014
Following four years of achieving Skaffold’s second highest score for balance sheet quality and business performance, debt purchase and collection business Credit Corp (CCP) has declined to A3.
50 companies updated in the United States instance of Skaffold Global over the weekend, including Google (GOOG), Amazon.com (AMZN), QUALCOMM (QCOM), 3M co (MMM), Mastercard (MA), Colgate-Palmolive, Time Warner Cable (TWC), Harley-Davidson (HOG), Under Armour (UA), Whirlpool Corporation (WHR), Citrix Systems (CYXS) and McCormick & Company (MKC).
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Reports for around 300 global stocks flowed through Skaffold during January, including Apple, Microsoft, Procter and Gamble, AT&T, Facebook, Intel, The Boeing Company, eBay, Nike, Caterpillar, Starbucks, Kimberly Clark, Yahoo!, Motorola, Xerox, Oshkosh, The Bank of Nova Scotia, Metro Inc, Prada, Singapore Exchange, PZ Cussons and SGS Societe Generale de Surveillance.
Exclusively for Skaffold members, we’ve put together a list of companies whose latest financial results are now available in Skaffold, including updated Skaffold Scores and Safety Margins.
Monday, December 16, 2013
Investors who expected the recent avalanche of floats to offer up the best chance of a sequel to the 17.4% return the market delivered to 30 June and 21% year-on-year, have received a crude reminder. For a myriad reasons, none the least being overpriced and over spruiked companies wired to uninspiring sectors, most IPOs are best left alone.
The number of lack-lustre floats this year is a reminder that all IPOs need to be pressure-tested to ensure they’re both investment worthy and attractively priced. That’s especially true where listings are owned by private equity firms queuing up to exit and hedge funds that are also circling for a piece of the action.
Our four IPO tips will help you identify true quality and value within the mixed bag of floats coming up in 2014.
Monday, October 28, 2013
While Nine’s IPO offer documents are yet to be lodged, the market expects Nine’s float to proceed mid December. If the success of recent floats, including insurance broker Steadfast Group (SDF) and fertility clinic operator Virtus Health (VRT) are anything to go by, the timing of Nine’s float looks about as good as it gets.
Nine’s metropolitan free-to-air TV advertising market rose just above 9% in July which, due largely to election advertising, delivered the best monthly performance in three years. Nine’s share of the market rose 11.6% in July from a year ago to 37.7%, in part due to the Ashes cricket series, which helped it win market share from (number three-ranked) rival Ten Network.
Due to its prominence as a household brand, the Nine float will capture broad investors interest. Due to its sheer size some fund managers will be unable to ignore it.
If you’re serious about participating in the Nine IPO, we’ve put together a checklist of the float details need to pay specific attention to.
Friday, August 09, 2013
Over the last month more than 825 companies in Skaffold Global have updated to reflect their latest interim or full year financial results. Of those 825 stocks, 344 have seen their Skaffold Scores change.
Microsoft (MSFT) and biopharmaceutical manufacturer Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY) have joined the US A1 club, alongside Boeing Company (BA), Mastercard (MA) and Eli Lilly (LLY). In Europe Hugo Boss (BOSS) fell from A1 to A2 whilst London-listed gambling company William Hill jumped from B2 (2011 full year to A1.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Today when you login to Skaffold you’ll notice two key changes. You can now save multiple filters and switch between them to see different stocks that meet your criteria in seconds. We’ve also added access to ASX announcements. In one click you’ll be able to read the latest announcements from your favourite companies.