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Discover Financial Services Earnings Advance In Q3

Discover Financial Services (DFS) announced a profit for its third quarter that increased from last year.

The company's bottom line totaled $751 million, or $2.45 per share. This compares with $749 million, or $2.36 per share, in last year's third quarter.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $1.53 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company's revenue for the quarter fell 6.6% to $2.71 billion from $2.90 billion last year.

Discover Financial Services earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q3): $751 Mln. vs. $749 Mln. last year.
-EPS (Q3): $2.45 vs. $2.36 last year.
-Analysts Estimate: $1.53
-Revenue (Q3): $2.71 Bln vs. $2.90 Bln last year.

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