Synovus Financial Corp lifted its stake in shares of Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF) by 4.7% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 53,976 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,401 shares during the quarter. Synovus Financial Corp’s holdings in Capital One Financial were worth $4,094,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Advisors Asset Management Inc. raised its position in Capital One Financial by 4,033.3% in the fourth quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 496 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $37,000 after acquiring an additional 484 shares in the last quarter. Lavaca Capital LLC acquired a new stake in Capital One Financial in the fourth quarter valued at $40,000. Cornerstone Advisors Inc. grew its holdings in Capital One Financial by 192.0% in the third quarter. Cornerstone Advisors Inc. now owns 587 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $56,000 after purchasing an additional 386 shares during the last quarter. Legacy Financial Advisors Inc. grew its holdings in Capital One Financial by 159.5% in the fourth quarter. Legacy Financial Advisors Inc. now owns 680 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $51,000 after purchasing an additional 418 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Essex Savings Bank acquired a new stake in Capital One Financial in the fourth quarter valued at $53,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 87.88% of the company’s stock.

NYSE:COF traded up $0.32 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $82.52. 453,040 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 3,208,790. Capital One Financial Corp. has a twelve month low of $69.90 and a twelve month high of $101.67. The firm has a market capitalization of $38.64 billion, a P/E ratio of 7.58, a P/E/G ratio of 0.89 and a beta of 1.26. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.13, a current ratio of 1.02 and a quick ratio of 1.01.

Capital One Financial (NYSE:COF) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, January 22nd. The financial services provider reported $1.87 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $2.41 by ($0.54). The business had revenue of $7.01 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $7.07 billion. Capital One Financial had a net margin of 18.58% and a return on equity of 11.05%. The firm’s revenue was up .2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $1.59 EPS. Research analysts anticipate that Capital One Financial Corp. will post 11.11 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, February 22nd. Stockholders of record on Monday, February 11th will be given a dividend of $0.40 per share. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.94%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, February 8th. Capital One Financial’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 14.71%.

COF has been the topic of several research reports. Morgan Stanley lowered their target price on Capital One Financial from $107.00 to $100.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, January 8th. BMO Capital Markets upped their target price on Capital One Financial from $135.00 to $146.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 24th. Barclays lowered their target price on Capital One Financial from $125.00 to $114.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, January 2nd. Sandler O’Neill upped their target price on Capital One Financial from $113.00 to $115.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 24th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group lowered their target price on Capital One Financial from $109.00 to $102.00 and set a “positive” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, January 23rd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Capital One Financial presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $104.31.

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Capital One Financial Company Profile

Capital One Financial Corporation operates as the bank holding company for the Capital One Bank (USA), National Association; and Capital One, National Association, which provides various financial products and services in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. It operates through three segments: Credit Card, Consumer Banking, and Commercial Banking.

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