Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF) saw unusually-high trading volume on Thursday . Approximately 3,063,419 shares changed hands during 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.

COF has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Robert W. Baird reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of Capital One Financial Corp. in a research report on Thursday, August 4th. Credit Suisse Group AG reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Capital One Financial Corp. in a research report on Tuesday, July 5th. Rafferty Capital Markets downgraded Capital One Financial Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, July 25th. Jefferies Group reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $69.00 target price on shares of Capital One Financial Corp. in a research report on Monday, July 25th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG decreased their target price on Capital One Financial Corp. from $78.00 to $73.00 and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, July 7th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and thirteen have given a buy rating to the stock. Capital One Financial Corp. currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $79.35.

The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $68.27 and its 200-day moving average price is $68.69. The company has a market capitalization of $36.66 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.11.

Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF) last released its quarterly earnings data 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 firm earned $6.30 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $6.28 billion. Equities research analysts expect that Capital One Financial Corp. will post $7.18 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, August 18th. Stockholders of record on Monday, August 8th were given a $0.40 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, August 4th. This represents a $1.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.23%.

Several hedge funds have modified their holdings of COF. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its stake in 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. 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 last quarter. 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 last quarter.

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