Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF) shares gapped up prior to trading 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 traded.

Several research firms have recently weighed in on COF. Sterne Agee CRT downgraded shares of Capital One Financial Corp. from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating and set a $67.50 target price on the stock. in a research report on Wednesday, June 8th. Wells Fargo & Co. reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Capital One Financial Corp. in a research report on Saturday, July 9th. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $108.00 target price on shares of Capital One Financial Corp. in a research report on Tuesday, July 5th. Vetr downgraded shares of Capital One Financial Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $71.67 target price on the stock. in a research report on Wednesday, April 20th. Finally, Guggenheim raised shares of Capital One Financial Corp. from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $67.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Monday, May 9th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and thirteen have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $79.15.

The firm has a 50 day moving average of $65.38 and a 200-day moving average of $67.78. The stock has a market cap of $34.85 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.61.

Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF) last released its earnings results on Thursday, July 21st. The financial services provider reported $1.69 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.86 by $0.17. The company had revenue of $6.30 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $6.28 billion. On average, equities research analysts expect that Capital One Financial Corp. will post $7.16 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, August 18th. Investors of record on Monday, August 8th will be paid a $0.40 dividend. 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 institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. BlackRock Advisors LLC boosted its position in Capital One Financial Corp. by 1.5% in the fourth quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC now owns 2,406,582 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $173,707,000 after buying an additional 36,220 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position 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 in the last quarter. Jennison Associates LLC boosted its position in Capital One Financial Corp. by 2.7% in the fourth quarter. Jennison Associates LLC now owns 1,647,789 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $118,937,000 after buying an additional 43,536 shares in the last quarter. I.G. Investment Management LTD. boosted its position in Capital One Financial Corp. by 4.4% in the fourth quarter. I.G. Investment Management LTD. now owns 1,139,788 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $82,270,000 after buying an additional 47,956 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Westbourne Investment Advisors Inc. boosted 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.

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