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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) hit a new 52-week high Monday as it is currently trading at $36.61, above its previous 52-week high of $36.60 with 140,381 shares traded as of 9:45 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 4.8 million shares over the past 30 days. Discover Financial Services has a market cap of $18.16 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 48.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Discover Financial Services, a bank holding company, offers direct banking and payment services in the United States. It operates in two segments, Direct Banking and Payment Services. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.2, equal to the average financial services industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.