Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF) saw an uptick in trading volume on Thursday . 3,063,419 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 15% from the previous session’s volume of 2,657,372 shares.The stock last traded at $71.43 and had previously closed at $71.60.

A number of research firms recently issued reports on COF. Wells Fargo & Co. reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Capital One Financial Corp. in a report on Saturday, July 9th. Nomura reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Capital One Financial Corp. in a report on Saturday, July 9th. Rafferty Capital Markets lowered Capital One Financial Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, July 25th. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Capital One Financial Corp. in a report on Wednesday, June 15th. Finally, Evercore ISI reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $74.00 target price on shares of Capital One Financial Corp. in a report on Wednesday, June 15th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $79.35.

The company has a market cap of $36.37 billion and a PE ratio of 10.03. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $68.19 and its 200-day moving average price is $68.67.

Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, July 21st. The financial services provider reported $1.69 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.86 by $0.17. The business had revenue of $6.30 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $6.28 billion. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Capital One Financial Corp. will post $7.18 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, August 18th. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 8th were issued a $0.40 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, August 4th. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.25%.

A number of institutional investors have modified their holdings of COF. 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 in 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 worth $309,144,000 after buying an additional 26,057 shares during the period. Finally, US Bancorp DE boosted its stake 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 worth $25,311,000 after buying an additional 1,804 shares during the period.

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