Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF)’s share price gapped up before the market opened on Friday . The stock had previously closed at $65.75, but opened at $66.20. Capital One Financial Corp. shares last traded at $68.19, with a volume of 1,792,510 shares changing hands.

COF has been the subject of several analyst reports. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “hold” rating and set a $78.00 price target (down previously from $79.00) on shares of Capital One Financial Corp. in a research report on Friday, April 8th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. dropped their price target on shares of Capital One Financial Corp. from $80.00 to $79.00 in a research report on Tuesday, April 12th. Vetr cut shares of Capital One Financial Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $71.67 price target for the company. in a research report on Wednesday, April 13th. Credit Suisse Group AG reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Capital One Financial Corp. in a research report on Sunday, April 17th. Finally, Bank of America Corp. cut shares of Capital One Financial Corp. from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating and set a $69.00 price target for the company. in a research report on Wednesday, April 27th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the stock. Capital One Financial Corp. currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $79.15.

The firm has a market capitalization of $34.85 billion and a P/E ratio of 9.61. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $65.38 and its 200 day moving average is $67.78.

Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 21st. The financial services provider reported $1.69 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.86 by $0.17. The firm earned $6.30 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $6.28 billion. Equities research analysts predict that Capital One Financial Corp. will post $7.16 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, August 18th. Stockholders of record on Monday, August 8th will be issued a dividend of $0.40 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 4th. This represents a $1.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.35%.

Other hedge funds and institutional investors recently bought and sold shares of the company. Parsons Capital Management Inc. RI raised its position in Capital One Financial Corp. by 5.1% in the fourth quarter. Parsons Capital Management Inc. RI now owns 18,548 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $1,339,000 after buying an additional 895 shares in the last quarter. US Bancorp DE raised its position in Capital One Financial Corp. by 0.5% in the fourth quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 350,682 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $25,311,000 after buying an additional 1,804 shares in the last quarter. Westbourne Investment Advisors Inc. raised its position in Capital One Financial Corp. by 7.4% in the fourth quarter. Westbourne Investment Advisors Inc. now owns 28,535 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $2,060,000 after buying an additional 1,975 shares in the last quarter. Eaton Vance Management raised its position in Capital One Financial Corp. by 2.1% in the fourth quarter. Eaton Vance Management now owns 133,147 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $9,611,000 after buying an additional 2,690 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Victory Capital Management Inc. raised its position in Capital One Financial Corp. by 88.3% in the fourth quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 15,716 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $1,134,000 after buying an additional 7,368 shares in the last quarter.

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