Shares of Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF) rose 1.1% on Wednesday . The company traded as high as $71.13 and last traded at $71.11, with a volume of 2,777,689 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $70.33.

COF has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. BMO Capital Markets restated 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. JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated a “buy” rating on shares of Capital One Financial Corp. in a research report on Thursday, June 30th. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Capital One Financial Corp. in a research note on Friday, June 17th. 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. Finally, Morgan Stanley reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $83.00 price target on shares of Capital One Financial Corp. in a research note on Wednesday, August 17th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and thirteen have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $79.35.

The stock has a market capitalization of $36.37 billion and a P/E ratio of 10.03. The company’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 released its quarterly earnings data 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 business earned $6.30 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $6.28 billion. On average, equities analysts forecast that Capital One Financial Corp. will post $7.18 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, August 18th. Stockholders 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 dividend yield of 2.25%.

Other hedge funds and institutional investors recently made changes to their positions in the company. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. increased 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 increased 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 in the last quarter. Finally, US Bancorp DE increased 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 in the last quarter.

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