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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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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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