Traders bought shares of Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF) on weakness during trading on Friday. $91.46 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $56.36 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $35.10 million into the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Capital One Financial Corp. had the 18th highest net in-flow for the day. Capital One Financial Corp. traded down ($0.52) for the day and closed at $71.08

A number of research analysts recently commented on COF shares. Sterne Agee CRT downgraded Capital One Financial Corp. from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating and set a $67.50 price objective for the company. in a research note on Wednesday, June 8th. Wells Fargo & Co. restated a “hold” rating on shares of Capital One Financial Corp. in a research note on Saturday, July 9th. BMO Capital Markets restated a “buy” rating and set a $108.00 price objective on shares of Capital One Financial Corp. in a research note on Tuesday, July 5th. Morgan Stanley restated a “buy” rating and set a $83.00 price objective on shares of Capital One Financial Corp. in a research note on Wednesday, August 17th. Finally, 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 note on Monday, May 9th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and thirteen have assigned a buy rating to the company. Capital One Financial Corp. currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $79.35.

The stock has a market cap of $36.66 billion and a P/E ratio of 10.11. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $68.27 and a 200 day moving average of $68.69.

Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF) last released its earnings results on Thursday, July 21st. The financial services provider reported $1.69 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.86 by $0.17. The firm earned $6.30 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $6.28 billion. On average, equities research analysts anticipate 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. Stockholders of record on Monday, August 8th were paid 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 and institutional investors recently bought and sold shares of COF. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its position 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 valued at $107,243,000 after buying an additional 39,327 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised 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. Finally, US Bancorp DE raised its position 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 valued at $25,311,000 after buying an additional 1,804 shares in the last quarter.

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