Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF) Given Average Recommendation of “Hold” by Analysts

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Shares of Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF) have earned an average rating of “Hold” from the nineteen analysts that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eight have issued a hold recommendation and nine have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $104.93.

A number of brokerages have issued reports on COF. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Capital One Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 1st. Piper Jaffray Companies reduced their price objective on shares of Capital One Financial from $111.00 to $107.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, September 11th. Citigroup reduced their price objective on shares of Capital One Financial from $105.00 to $100.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, October 9th. Morgan Stanley upped their price objective on shares of Capital One Financial from $104.00 to $105.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Monday. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Capital One Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $101.00 price objective for the company. in a research report on Wednesday, October 30th.

NYSE:COF opened at $96.51 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.85, a current ratio of 1.02 and a quick ratio of 1.01. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $92.56 and a 200-day moving average of $90.70. The company has a market cap of $45.35 billion, a PE ratio of 8.87, a PEG ratio of 1.17 and a beta of 1.27. Capital One Financial has a one year low of $69.90 and a one year high of $99.62.

Capital One Financial (NYSE:COF) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, October 24th. The financial services provider reported $3.32 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $2.87 by $0.45. The company had revenue of $6.96 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $7.19 billion. Capital One Financial had a net margin of 16.84% and a return on equity of 10.40%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up .0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $3.12 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts expect that Capital One Financial will post 11.9 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 22nd. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, November 12th will be paid a $0.40 dividend. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.66%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 8th. Capital One Financial’s payout ratio is 14.71%.

In other Capital One Financial news, insider John G. Finneran, Jr. sold 10,818 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $98.23, for a total value of $1,062,652.14. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 102,612 shares in the company, valued at $10,079,576.76. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, insider Timothy P. Golden sold 2,216 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, October 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $94.50, for a total transaction of $209,412.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders sold 88,033 shares of company stock worth $8,539,792. Corporate insiders own 1.43% of the company’s stock.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in COF. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan lifted its stake in shares of Capital One Financial by 0.5% during the 3rd quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan now owns 23,880 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $2,173,000 after buying an additional 110 shares in the last quarter. Smithfield Trust Co. lifted its stake in shares of Capital One Financial by 7.9% during the 3rd quarter. Smithfield Trust Co. now owns 1,580 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $144,000 after buying an additional 116 shares in the last quarter. Zeke Capital Advisors LLC lifted its stake in shares of Capital One Financial by 0.9% during the 3rd quarter. Zeke Capital Advisors LLC now owns 14,684 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $1,336,000 after buying an additional 137 shares in the last quarter. Cornell Pochily Investment Advisors Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Capital One Financial by 4.1% during the 2nd quarter. Cornell Pochily Investment Advisors Inc. now owns 3,615 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $328,000 after buying an additional 141 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Atria Investments LLC lifted its stake in shares of Capital One Financial by 2.2% during the 2nd quarter. Atria Investments LLC now owns 6,685 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $568,000 after buying an additional 142 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 89.91% of the company’s stock.

Capital One Financial Company Profile

Capital One Financial Corporation operates as the bank holding company for the Capital One Bank (USA), National Association; and Capital One, National Association, which provides various financial products and services in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. It operates through three segments: Credit Card, Consumer Banking, and Commercial Banking.

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