Shares of Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF) have received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the nineteen brokerages that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have given a hold recommendation and eleven have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price objective among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $105.31.

Several equities analysts recently issued reports on COF shares. Morgan Stanley dropped their price target on Capital One Financial from $107.00 to $100.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, January 8th. Barclays dropped their price target on Capital One Financial from $125.00 to $114.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, January 2nd. Credit Suisse Group dropped their price target on Capital One Financial from $109.00 to $102.00 and set a “positive” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, January 23rd. Wedbush cut Capital One Financial to a “sell” rating and set a $80.00 price target on the stock. in a research report on Thursday, December 20th. Finally, CIBC restated a “market perform” rating on shares of Capital One Financial in a research report on Wednesday, January 23rd.

Shares of COF traded up $0.01 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $87.92. 2,231,200 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,661,763. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.13, a quick ratio of 1.01 and a current ratio of 1.02. Capital One Financial has a twelve month low of $69.90 and a twelve month high of $101.26. The stock has a market capitalization of $41.20 billion, a P/E ratio of 8.08, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.87 and a beta of 1.26.

Capital One Financial (NYSE:COF) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, January 22nd. The financial services provider reported $1.87 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.41 by ($0.54). Capital One Financial had a return on equity of 11.05% and a net margin of 18.58%. The firm had revenue of $7.01 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $7.07 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $1.59 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up .2% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Capital One Financial will post 11.07 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, insider Kleber Santos sold 3,570 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $82.49, for a total value of $294,489.30. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 19,454 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,604,760.46. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Insiders own 1.43% of the company’s stock.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in COF. Martingale Asset Management L P boosted its holdings in Capital One Financial by 53.1% in the 3rd quarter. Martingale Asset Management L P now owns 151,101 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $14,345,000 after purchasing an additional 52,411 shares in the last quarter. Mirae Asset Global Investments Co. Ltd. boosted its stake in shares of Capital One Financial by 462.3% during the 3rd quarter. Mirae Asset Global Investments Co. Ltd. now owns 14,356 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $1,364,000 after acquiring an additional 11,803 shares in the last quarter. Loomis Sayles & Co. L P boosted its stake in shares of Capital One Financial by 35.4% during the 3rd quarter. Loomis Sayles & Co. L P now owns 3,223 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $306,000 after acquiring an additional 842 shares in the last quarter. LPL Financial LLC boosted its stake in shares of Capital One Financial by 10.1% during the 3rd quarter. LPL Financial LLC now owns 18,653 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $1,771,000 after acquiring an additional 1,712 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Capital International Investors purchased a new stake in shares of Capital One Financial during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $259,357,000. 89.40% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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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