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Authorized Capital Actions, Prestigious Accolades for Community Enhancements, and Stock Price Updates - Research Report on Visa,



Authorized Capital Actions, Prestigious Accolades for Community Enhancements,
   and Stock Price Updates - Research Report on Visa, MasterCard, American
                      Express, Capital One, and Discover

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PR Newswire

New York, December 13, 2013

New York, December 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting Visa, Inc.
(NYSE: V), MasterCard Incorporated (NYSE: MA), American Express Company (NYSE:
AXP), Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE: COF) and Discover Financial Services
(NYSE: DFS). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge -
including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the
links below.

Visa, Inc. Research Report

On December 10, 2013, Visa, Inc.'s stock declined 1.07%, ending the day at
$199.43. Over the previous three trading sessions, shares of Visa declined
1.13% compared to the Dow Jones Industrial Average which increased 0.96%
during the same period. The Full Research Report on Visa, Inc. - including
full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:

http://www.AnalystsCorner.com/r/full_research_report/a563_V

MasterCard Incorporated Research Report

On December 10, 2013, MasterCard Incorporated (MasterCard) announced that its
Board of Directors has authorized the following capital actions: A 10-for-1
stock split of the Company's common stock to be effected via a stock dividend;
an 83% increase in the Company's quarterly cash dividend to $1.10 per share
($0.11 per share after the stock split); and a new share repurchase program
authorizing the Company to buy back up to $3.5 billion of its Class A common
stock. Ajay Banga, President and CEO, MasterCard, commented, "Today's actions
reflect our ongoing commitment to deliver shareholder value as well as our
confidence in the long-term growth and financial performance of our Company."
MasterCard informed that the record date for the 10-for-1 stock split is the
close of business on January 9, 2014, with share distribution slated for
January 21, 2014. Further, the higher quarterly dividend of $1.10 per share on
a pre-split basis, up from $0.60 per share, shall be paid on February 10, 2014
to shareholders of record as of January 9, 2014. Lastly, the Company informed
that the new share repurchase program takes effect at the completion of the
Company's formerly declared $2 billion share repurchase program. The Full
Research Report on MasterCard Incorporated - including full detailed
breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free
of charge at:

http://www.AnalystsCorner.com/r/full_research_report/5205_MA

American Express Company Research Report

On December 10, 2013, American Express Company's (American Express) stock
declined 0.54%, ending the day at $85.29. Over the previous three trading
sessions, shares of American Express increased 0.89% compared to the Dow Jones
Industrial Average which also increased 0.96% during the same period. The Full
Research Report on American Express Company - including full detailed
breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free
of charge at:

http://www.AnalystsCorner.com/r/full_research_report/13d0_AXP

Capital One Financial Corp. Research Report

On December 6, 2013, Capital One Financial Corp. (Capital One) reported that
for the second consecutive year, the Company was recognized as one of the top
50 community-minded companies in America on the Civic 50 survey. Commenting on
this recognition, Carolyn Berkowitz, Vice President, Community Affairs,
Capital One, and President, the Capital One Foundation said, "Capital One is
proud to be recognized as one of the top community-minded companies in
America. Wherever we do business, we're deeply committed to helping our
communities succeed by partnering with local nonprofits to change lives and
neighborhoods for the better. Every day, our associates bring the same
collaborative and innovative spirit that drives our business to our local
partnerships and our work in the community. This honor is a testament to their
dedication and to the efforts of the talented nonprofit leaders we work with
every day." According to Capital One, the Company  was cited as a leader in
several dimensions on this year's Civic 50 ranking, including: No.2 - Best in
"Organizational Commitment", No.4 - Best in "Business Integration", No.3 -
Best in "Measuring Impact", No.2 - Best in "Financials industry", and, No.2 -
Best in "Large Market Cap". The Full Research Report on Capital One Financial
Corp. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets -
is available to download free of charge at:

http://www.AnalystsCorner.com/r/full_research_report/13b5_COF

Discover Financial Services Research Report

On December 5, 2013, Discover Financial Services (Discover) announced that it
was recognized as one of America's most community-minded companies in The
Civic 50, a yearly initiative that indentifies and recognizes companies for
their commitment to enhancing the quality of life in the communities in which
they do business. David Nelms, Chairman and CEO of Discover, commented, "It is
an honor to be recognized as part of The Civic 50 and we are pleased that our
company's commitment to good corporate citizenship is embraced by the
thousands of Discover employees across the country who are making a difference
in their communities through service." Further, Michael Weiser, Chairman of
the Board, National Conference on Citizenship and Neil Bush, Chairman of the
Board, Points of Light, in a joint statement said, "The results of this year's
Civic 50 survey show that even the most civically engaged companies are doing
more to make community engagement a top priority and a permanent aspect of
their business strategy. These 50 companies are showing others in the private
sector how to boost the bottom line and make the world a better place." The
Full Research Report on Discover Financial Services - including full detailed
breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free
of charge at:

http://www.AnalystsCorner.com/r/full_research_report/6cb3_DFS

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