Shares of Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF) gapped up prior to trading on Friday . The stock had previously closed at $61.31, but opened at $61.89. Capital One Financial Corp. shares last traded at $64.63, with a volume of 2,533,449 shares.

COF has been the subject of a number of research reports. Sandler O’Neill upped their price objective on shares of Capital One Financial Corp. from $66.00 to $76.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 15th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised shares of Capital One Financial Corp. from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating and upped their price objective for the stock from $73.00 to $83.00 in a research note on Friday, April 1st. Vetr raised shares of Capital One Financial Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $74.33 price objective for the company in a research note on Monday, April 4th. Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. lowered shares of Capital One Financial Corp. from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating and set a $58.00 price objective for the company. in a research note on Tuesday, April 5th. Finally, Guggenheim lowered shares of Capital One Financial Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $62.00 price objective for the company. in a research note on Wednesday, April 6th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $79.28.

The firm has a market cap of $33.88 billion and a PE ratio of 9.38. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $67.17 and its 200 day moving average price is $67.97.

Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, April 26th. The financial services provider reported $1.84 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.91 by $0.07. During the same period last year, the firm posted $2.00 EPS. The company earned $6.20 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $6.15 billion. The firm’s revenue was up 10.1% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts expect that Capital One Financial Corp. will post $7.47 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of large investors have bought and sold shares of COF. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its stake in Capital One Financial Corp. by 1.5% in the fourth quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 29,928,319 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $2,160,226,000 after buying an additional 431,957 shares during the last quarter. Boston Partners boosted its stake in Capital One Financial Corp. by 1.0% in the fourth quarter. Boston Partners now owns 16,447,655 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $1,187,192,000 after buying an additional 167,066 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in Capital One Financial Corp. by 0.6% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 4,282,506 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $309,144,000 after buying an additional 26,057 shares during the last quarter. Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc. boosted its stake in Capital One Financial Corp. by 3.7% in the fourth quarter. Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc. now owns 3,884,185 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $280,360,000 after buying an additional 139,578 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its stake in Capital One Financial Corp. by 4.7% in the fourth quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 3,056,701 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $220,633,000 after buying an additional 137,969 shares during the last quarter.

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