Investors sold shares of Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF) on strength during trading hours on Wednesday. $5.21 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $9.68 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $4.47 million out of the stock. Of all equities tracked, Capital One Financial Corporation had the 17th highest net out-flow for the day. Capital One Financial Corporation traded up $0.69 for the day and closed at $79.35

A number of equities analysts recently commented on the stock. Wedbush cut shares of Capital One Financial Corporation from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating and decreased their target price for the stock from $94.00 to $80.00 in a research report on Wednesday, July 5th. Compass Point assumed coverage on shares of Capital One Financial Corporation in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $90.00 target price on the stock. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. set a $82.00 target price on shares of Capital One Financial Corporation and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 11th. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $103.00 target price on shares of Capital One Financial Corporation in a research report on Tuesday, June 20th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $106.00 target price on shares of Capital One Financial Corporation in a research report on Friday, June 16th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating, eleven have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. Capital One Financial Corporation has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $92.86.

The firm has a market cap of $38.46 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.59 and a beta of 1.22. The company has a 50 day moving average of $83.14 and a 200-day moving average of $83.62.

Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 20th. The financial services provider reported $1.96 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.90 by $0.06. Capital One Financial Corporation had a net margin of 13.32% and a return on equity of 7.92%. The business had revenue of $6.70 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $6.68 billion. During the same period last year, the business earned $1.76 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 7.2% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts expect that Capital One Financial Corporation will post $7.54 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, August 17th. Stockholders of record on Monday, August 7th were issued a $0.40 dividend. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.01%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, August 3rd. Capital One Financial Corporation’s dividend payout ratio is currently 23.43%.

Capital One Financial Corporation announced that its board has authorized a share repurchase plan on Wednesday, June 28th that permits the company to repurchase $1.85 billion in outstanding shares. This repurchase authorization permits the financial services provider to purchase up to 4.6% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are generally a sign that the company’s board believes its shares are undervalued.

In other news, CEO Richard D. Fairbank sold 367,419 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, July 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $87.02, for a total value of $31,972,801.38. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. 1.73% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Capital World Investors boosted its holdings in shares of Capital One Financial Corporation by 2.3% in the 2nd quarter. Capital World Investors now owns 38,396,005 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $3,172,278,000 after buying an additional 849,047 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Capital One Financial Corporation by 1.1% in the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 31,789,748 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $2,626,469,000 after buying an additional 335,574 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Capital One Financial Corporation by 3,066.1% in the 1st quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 31,294,690 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $2,711,996,000 after buying an additional 30,306,250 shares in the last quarter. State Street Corp boosted its holdings in shares of Capital One Financial Corporation by 0.7% in the 1st quarter. State Street Corp now owns 21,864,090 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $1,894,742,000 after buying an additional 157,141 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Franklin Resources Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Capital One Financial Corporation by 2.4% in the 2nd quarter. Franklin Resources Inc. now owns 13,739,126 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $1,135,064,000 after buying an additional 322,243 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 88.05% of the company’s stock.

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Capital One Financial Corporation Company Profile

Capital One Financial Corporation is a diversified financial services holding company. The Company, along with its subsidiaries, offers a range of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients through branches, the Internet and other distribution channels. The Company’s segments include Credit Card, Consumer Banking, Commercial Banking and Other.

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