Traders sold shares of Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF) on strength during trading hours on Monday. $17.59 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $30.59 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $13.00 million out of the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Capital One Financial Corp. had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. Capital One Financial Corp. traded up $0.12 for the day and closed at $68.68

A number of analysts have recently commented on COF shares. Guggenheim upgraded Capital One Financial Corp. from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $67.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Monday, May 9th. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Capital One Financial Corp. in a research note on Friday, August 12th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Capital One Financial Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 28th. Credit Suisse Group AG reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Capital One Financial Corp. in a research note on Tuesday, July 5th. Finally, DA Davidson raised Capital One Financial Corp. from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $76.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Friday, July 8th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. 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 currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $79.31.

The company’s 50-day moving average price is $67.08 and its 200-day moving average price is $68.31. The firm has a market cap of $35.14 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.69.

Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 21st. The financial services provider reported $1.69 earnings per share (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. Analysts forecast that Capital One Financial Corp. will post $7.18 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, August 18th. Investors of record on Monday, August 8th were issued a $0.40 dividend. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.33%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, August 4th.

A number of hedge funds and institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of COF. Victory Capital Management Inc. boosted its position in shares of 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 worth $1,134,000 after buying an additional 7,368 shares during the last quarter. US Bancorp DE boosted its position in shares of 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 worth $25,311,000 after buying an additional 1,804 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in shares of 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 worth $309,144,000 after buying an additional 26,057 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its position in shares of Capital One Financial Corp. by 2.7% in the fourth quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 1,485,761 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $107,243,000 after buying an additional 39,327 shares during the last quarter.

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